While scanning, conserving and rehousing archival material is crucial to its survival for future generations, we were also fortunate to have a group of volunteers in 2014-15 that were passionate about engagement with archival material and the history of the Society. Together they created the Society’s Access Archive Afternoon programme which introduced a lunchtime lecture and archive viewing each month. Though the original group of volunteers have all moved onto further studies, we are glad to continue the Access Archive Afternoon programme which gives volunteers at the Society an opportunity to present their research and visitors the chance to interact with some of our most fascinating archival records.