Contact a Committee Member

Committee members are elected each year at our AGM (usually held at the end of September). They :

  • Attend Committee meetings (five per year, January, March, May, September, November) in a supporting advisory role.
  • Organise one or two NCA events per year (February excursion, Annual Dinner, Spring Walk, Summer Outing, Freshers’ Party, Autumn Music Event, AGM & Annual Lecture, Festive Lunch & Afternoon Tea Events):
  • Research and propose events and activities.
  • Determine costs and feasibility.
  • Check out a venue in advance, as appropriate.
  • Be present for their event to ensure its smooth running.
  • Attend NCA events, where possible (especially Annual Dinner and AGM & Annual Lecture)
  • Be visible to the Membership and supportive of them.
  • Assure a welcome for participants on arrival at each organised event (especially new members).
  • Act as a liaison between the Membership and the Committee (transmitting ideas, concerns or suggestions).

 Current Committee Members 

Dr William Telford

(Christ’s)

Ladywell Cottage
24 West Road
Ponteland
NE20 9SX

01661 825437

07568 156322

aeandwr.telford@btinternet.com

w.r.telford@dur.ac.uk

Dr Andrena Telford


Ladywell Cottage
24 West Road
Ponteland
NE20 9SX

01661 825437

07568 150551

andrena.telford@btinternet.com

aeandwr.telford@btinternet.com

Dr Ray Brown 

(Christ’s)

5 The Terrace
Eglingham
Northumberland
NE66 2UA

01665 578928

rayandsuebrown@btinternet.com

Judy Vigurs

(Girton)

109 Biddlestone Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE6 5SN

0191 2091709

judithvigurs@hotmail.com

Mr Vinny Holden

(Robinson)

9 Fernwood Avenue
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE3 5DJ

0191 2840605

07810 846680

Vincent.Holden@pbworld.com

Prof. Peter Atkins

(Downing)

8 The Grove
Durham
County Durham
DH1 4LU

0191 3842919

p.j.atkins@dur.ac.uk

Mrs Elizabeth Atkins

(Churchill)

8 The Grove
Durham
County Durham
DH1 4LU

0191 3842919

e.m.atkins@btopenworld.com

Prof. Gilbert Cockton

(St John's)

1 Osborne Gardens
Whitley Bay
NE26 3PG

0191 2533079

gilbertcockton@gmail.com

Prof. Heather Cordell

(Jesus)

46 Dene Garth
Ovingham
Prudhoe
Northumberland
NE42 6AP

01661 832788

07752 640683 

heather.cordell@ncl.ac.uk   

Mr Colin Dunnighan

(Wolfson)

 

 

 colin.dunnighan@gmail.com

Duties of Office Bearers

President

  • Chairmanship of Committee meetings, Annual Dinner & AGM.

  • Responsibility for the maintenance of the Constitution of the NCA.

  • Arranging for the appointment of Committee members.

  • Arranging the speaker for the Annual Lecture.

  • Superintending the annual programme of events & activities.

  • Liaising with the Secretary on:

    • the agenda for and business of the Committee.

    • the twice-yearly Newsletter.

    • the Spring, Summer & Autumn Mailings.

  • Liaising with the Membership Secretary on important or relevant Membership issues.

  • Liaising with the Treasurer (and Auditor) on important or relevant financial issues

Honorary Secretary

  • Liaising with the Membership on NCA matters.

  • Taking the Minutes at Committee Meetings.

  • Circulating the Agenda, Minutes and accompanying documentation for Committee meetings.

  • Handling matters arising from Committee meetings.

  • Liaising with NCA Committee members on:

  • Agenda and documentation for Committee meetings.

  • Matters arising from Committee meetings.

  • Arrangements for NCA events & activities.

  • Liaising with the President on:

    • the agenda for and business of the Committee.

    • the twice-yearly Newsletter.

    • the Spring, Summer & Autumn Mailings.

  • Liaising with the Membership Secretary on:

    • Membership List.

    • New Members.

    • Renewal of Subscriptions.

    • Other relevant Membership business.

  • Liaising with the Treasurer on relevant financial issues.

  • Liaison with Cambridge University Alumni Relations on NCA Events.

  • Managing Events.

  • Receiving details from event organisers for the flyer.

  • Drawing up the final form of the flyer.

  • Receiving booking forms, menu choices (where relevant) and payments from members for events and activities.

  • Producing a guest list for events and sharing this with the Committee and organisers.

  • Liaison with the Treasurer and passing on of cheques & receipts.

  • Sending out (post, email) the Mailings.

  • Posting of Winter (January), Spring (March/April), Summer (July) and Autumn (October) Mailings.

  • Posting (email, post) of twice-yearly Newsletters (January, July).

Membership Secretary

  • Liaising with the Membership on Membership matters.

  • Giving notice of Membership Subscription renewal.

  • Reporting to Committee on Membership matters.

  • Maintenance of the Membership List.

  • Updating of members’ address details and status.

  • Sharing of membership changes (new members, deaths, updating of address details, etc.) with Treasurer, President and Secretary.

  • Recruitment.

  • New Members.

  • Liaison with Cambridge University Alumni Relations on Membership or Recruitment matters.

Honorary Treasurer

  • Managing the financial affairs of the NCA as follows:

  • Checking, paying into and managing the NCA’s bank account.

  • Liaising with the Membership on financial matters.

  • Reporting to the Committee on financial matters.

  • Collection, accounting and tracking of Membership Subscriptions.

  • Responsibility for collections & payments in connection with NCA events & activities.

  • Production of Annual Statement of Accounts for the AGM.

  • Liaison with the President, Secretary and Auditor on financial matters.

  • Sharing changes to the Membership List with the Membership Secretary, President and Secretary.

  • Liaison with the Membership Secretary with regard to annual subscriptions.

Honorary Auditor

  • Auditing the Annual Statement of Accounts prepared by the Treasurer.

  • Annually reviewing the balance sheet, profit and loss.

  • Verifying the cash reserves to the bank statements.

  • Liaising with the Treasurer and President.

Website Manager

  • Managing the NCA websites

  • Re-registering the NCA domain annually (with Yola).

  • Renewing the NCA account annually (with Yola).

  • Updating the NCA websites with:

    • Information about the Association (minutes, events, newsletters)

    • Committee information.

    • Events and activities, with photographs.

  • Reporting to the Committee on website matters.

  • Liaising with Cambridge University Alumni Relations.