Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies (HALS) holds the archives for the county of Hertfordshire. The archives are held at County Hall, Pegs Lane, Hertford, and run by Hertfordshire County Council. For more information visit the website.
Margot Hillel, OAM, is Head of the School of Arts and Sciences, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne.
She has been President of the Children's Book Council of Australia and President of the Australasian Children's Literature Association for Research.
Judge of many literary awards, joint editor of three collections of short stories and joint compiler of a retrospective anthology celebrating fifty years of the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards, she has co-written several books about using literature with children, regularly publishes scholarly articles and reviews children's books in journals and on radio.
After careers in the Royal Navy and in industry, Fabian Hiscock added local history to his long-standing interest in the history of the waterways, completing his MA by Research in History at the University of Hertfordshire in 2016. He is also involved with the heritage education charity Rickmansworth Waterways Trust.
Rowland Hughes is a Principal Lecturer in English Literature and American Studies at the University of Hertfordshire. He has previously published work on American Literature, and on British and American film.