Claire Langhamer

Professor Claire Langhamer

Claire Langhamer

Colin MacDonald

The Archive of Social and Market Research (AMSR) has appointed Claire Langhamer and Colin McDonald to the Board of Trustees.

Claire Langhamer is Director of the Institute of Historical Research and Professor of Modern History at the University of London; she is also a trustee of the Mass Observation Archive. She is a social and cultural historian of modern Britain with research interests in feeling, experience and everyday life.  She has published on children’s writing, courtship, happiness, home, emotional politics and women’s leisure. She is currently writing a book called Feelings at Work in Modern Britain for the Oxford University Press.

Colin McDonald spent over 40 years in the research industry, first with Reckitt & Sons, then in agencies BMRB and as Chairman of Communication Research Ltd. He has been a full member of the Market Research Society since 1967, holds the Society’s Gold Medal and was elected a Fellow of the Society in 1998. He has had many papers and articles published and three books, including, with Stephen King, “Sampling the Universe”, commissioned to celebrate the Market Research Society’s 50th anniversary in 1995.

Claire Langhamer says, “I am delighted to be joining the AMSR Board of Trustees. The Archive is an absolute treasure trove for researchers interested in the practices of everyday life and I am particularly keen to promote its use amongst historians of modern Britain.”

Colin McDonald says “I joined the AMSR volunteer team early on, and I have been closely involved with the website which holds our digital archive. Like others, I deeply believe in the importance of preserving this unique material from being lost and of making it freely available to all: academics, practitioners, new researchers, everyone.”

Patrick Barwise AMSR Chairman says, “We are excited to welcome two such distinguished and experienced trustees, and I look forward to working with them to steer the charity as we broaden our user base and continue to collect materials that preserve the heritage of our industry.”


From the AMSR press release
Date posted: 1st October 2023

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