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Organisation

 


           St Mary, Stafford
         John Geib case of 1790

BIOS is a registered charity, governed by a Council elected at the Annual General Meeting, usually held in March/April.

The Council currently has subcommittees dealing with Publications and with the Historic Organ Certificate Scheme. Council also has members participating in Joint Committees with the University of Birmingham (for the British Organ Archive) and with The Royal College of Organists (for the National Pipe Organ Register).

BIOS Council

Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Secretary, Meetings Officer, Casework Officer, and Publications Officer, all as shown to the right, plus Gordon Curtis, Christopher Moore, Colin Menzies OBE, Dr John Rowntree, Dr David Shuker, Mark Venning and Dr Jeffrey West.

Past Chairmen
Michael Gillingham  MA  LLB  FSA
Donald Wright  BSc  PhD
Peter le Huray  MA  MusB  PhD
Canon Nicholas Thistlethwaite  MA  PhD
Professor Peter Williams  MA  MusB  PhD  LittD  Hon FRCO  Hon FRSA
John Norman  BSc  FISOB  Hon FIMIT

 

AGM Reports  To view council officers' reports to the 2015 AGM CLICK HERE

 

For the full constitution, CLICK HERE

Finances
BIOS has established three restricted accounts, one a dedicated fund supporting the Archive, a second dedicated to the HOSA project, and the other an Endowment Fund, the income from which can in appropriate circumstances be made available for special projects and purchases to further the Institute's activities, though we do not have funds to directly finance restoration work on organs.

Charitable Giving
Individuals or organisations who might be considering supporting the aims and activities of BIOS in general, or in relation to particular tasks, by making a grant or donation of any kind as a single or by regular payment, or as a bequest in a Will, are welcome to contact the Hon.Treasurer to discuss opportunities.

Significant Publications