[Bell Historians] learned journal

Ron Johnston R.Johnston at b...
Mon Dec 9 16:42:38 GMT 2002

But the history porject books are entirely separate from the RW: they
are produced by the CC Publications Ctte.

I see no problem in the RW being the publisher of an 'occasional' 
supplement - would probably be easier to sell it that way - if the 
Board is interested. But I guess the editorial work would have to be 
separate from that for producing a weekly paper.

On Mon, 9 Dec 2002 15:10:46 -0000 john ketteringham 
<john.ketteringham at n...> wrote:

> With respect I cannot agree with Professor Ron. I would much rather see
> an occasional supplement to the Ringing World devoted to such articles.
> Bound volumes of the RW are readily available and it might be possible to
> obtain grants towards the cost of the publication of a specialist
> supplement. I suggest the publication of the Indices compiled by Cyril
> Wratten and others in a volume which could be updated annually.
> The sales of a separate publication I suspect would be very small indeed and
> I wonder what research has been done with regard to the cost effectiveness.
> I am sure that the proposed publication would continue enthusiastically for
> a few years but I would be very surprised if this continued. I have much
> greater confidence in the future of the RW.
> We have a precedent in Change Ringing - The History of an English art. This
> was to have been a 'chronological series on the various aspects of the
> progress of change ringing' and I cannot believe that the series has
> finished with volume 3 which was published in 1994.

Ron Johnston
School of Geographical Sciences,
University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1SS
0117 928 9116 (FAX 0117 928 7878)
r.johnston at b...

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