About Us2018-11-02T14:31:40+00:00

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.