Dr. Polly North Director
Polly North met the project’s founder, Dr Irving Finkel, when researching a BBC Radio 4 programme on almanacs in 2007. A fitting start as almanacs were one of the early ancestors of the diary form. She kick started the project with Irving Finkel.
Dr. Irving Finkel Founder
Irving Finkel studied Assyriology at the University of Birmingham. He is the Assistant Keeper of Ancient Mesopotamian script, languages and cultures at the British Museum. His huge interest in diaries was kindled by the chance purchase of the long run of diaries of Godfrey Williams.
Stefan Dickers Library and Archives Manager
Stefan Dickers is the Library and Archives Manager at Bishopsgate Institute and looks after the diaries in the Great Diary Project on a day-to-day basis, along with the Library’s numerous other collections.