The Sussex Group usually meet three times a year. The spring and summer  gatherings  tend to be more social and at our winter meeting we have lunch followed by more formal discussions and presentations on index-related matters. All Society members are welcome, and we usually get a cross-section at meetings, from very experienced indexers to absolute beginners. If you live locally and would like to meet some other indexers, why not come and join us at our next meeting?

The Sussex Group runs a discussion forum that is open to all members of the Society.

Further information

For further information, please contact the Sussex group coordinator, Tanya Izzard:

Forthcoming meetings

Wednesday 3 June 2020 at 10.30 a.m. – virtual meeting via Zoom

Contact Tanya Izzard if you haven’t received the link to join the meeting.

Information about face-to-face meetings will be posted here in due course once the lockdown restrictions have been lifted. In the meantime, keep in touch with other indexers via SIdeline and the group forums. Don’t forget you can participate in discussions on any of the local group forums.

Previous meetings

Thursday 12 March 2020 at 10 a.m. at The Keep, Woollards Way, Brighton BN1 9BP POSTPONED

The visit to The Keep  for a tour was postponed due to the Covid-19 situation.  The Keep houses the Brighton and East Sussex local records and also the Mass Observation Archives. Luch afterwards, probably in Lewes. The Keep is at Falmer, about halfway between Brighton and Lewes just off the A27. There is parking on site and it’s a short walk from Falmer station.

Thursday 14 November 2019 at 11 a.m. – Café Rouge, 33 The Broadway, Haywards Heath RH16 3AS

Peer review session, followed by lunch.

Thursday 6 June 2019 at 9.30 a.m. – visit to Wileys, Bognor Regis PO22 9NQ

Friday 8 March 2019 at 12.30 p.m. – The Connaught Pub and Kitchen, 48 Hove Street, Hove BN3 2DH

Informal lunchtime meeting.

Thursday 1 November 2018 – Cafe Rouge, Horsham

Dilemmas session and general discussion about indexing matters, followed by lunch.

7 June 2018 – Black Jug, Horsham

An informal lunchtime meeting.

Thursday 16 November 2017 – Hector’s Shed, 36 East Street, Shoreham

An informal lunchtime meeting.

Tuesday 31 January 2017 – Pelham Arms, Lewes

An informal lunch and catch-up. The food, surroundings and, naturally, the company can be recommended.