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CHERT – The CHE Research Trust

c/o London Friend, 86 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DN             Our 2022 Annual Report is now available as a PDF.

About us

The founding Trustees of the CIO are as follows (following a resolution at the Conference in October 2022, they also ex-officio comprise the Executive Committee of CHE), Note: Mark Delacour was a Trustee until April 2023:

Dr Peter Burman, MBE, FSA (Chair)

Arts and Heritage Consultant, living in Falkland, Fife.

Cambridge MA (History of Art). Council for the Care of Churches/Cathedrals for 22 years, ending as General Secretary; then Director, Centre for Conservation Studies, University of York; Director of Conservation and Property Services, National Trust for Scotland; Professor of Cultural Heritage Management, Brandenburg Technical University.

Founder-chair, Building Limes Forum and York Art Workers Association. Currently Community Councillor, Chair of the Falkland Society and the Scottish Association of Country House Archivists. Trustee of John Ruskin’s Guild of St George. (founded 1871).

CHE Executive Committee member since 2019, Secretary and Chair of the Transition Team 2020–2022.
Peter Burman

Ross Burgess, MA, FBCS, CEng (Secretary)

Part-time editor and book designer, former IT consultant, living in Falkland, Fife, with his husband, Peter Burman.

Degrees from Oxford (PPE) and Open University (Maths). Secretary of the Falkland Society and editor of a book about Falkland.

Founded the Tunbridge Wells CHE Group in 1972, and took part in the first CHE Conference in 1973. Many years on the committee of Croydon Area Gay Society (formerly CHE London Group 8). Trustee of the Consortium, 2008–2011. Regular editor on Wikipedia and the UK LGBT Archive.

CHE Executive Committee member since 2009, and Treasurer 2010–2022. Editor and typographer for Amiable Warriors Volume One. Maintains the CHE, CHERT and Amiable Warriors websites.
Ross Burgess

Simon Ives, BA (Hons), MA, FRSA

Retired academic, living in Brighton.

Now working part-time for the Higher Education Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) managing and chairing reviews of universities in the UK and internationally. Used to working with and managing teams and making judgements based on national criteria. Long experience of the sound management of departmental and faculty budgets.

Joined CHE in 1971 aged 16 and got immersed in its campaigning and social activity in the Youth Group and the Monday Group. Involved for several years in the management of CHELIC and in working on the Sheffield Conference. Briefly an EC member.
Simon Ives

Emeritus Professor Glenys Parry, PhD, FBPsS, CPsychol

Health services researcher, chartered clinical psychologist and accredited cognitive analytic psychotherapist, living in Derbyshire.

Her career has spanned research, teaching, clinical practice, health services policy making and NHS senior management. Wide experience of qualitative and quantitative research methods in health services, psychology and social science. Skills in management and management consultancy, and finance management in a social enterprise.

Gay activist and Chair of CHE in the 1970s. Took part in CHE’s historic public meeting in Burnley, 1971.
Glenys Parry

Professor Rainer Schulze, PhD

Emeritus Professor of Modern European History and Human Rights, University of Essex, living in Lambeth.

Previously taught at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Birkbeck College London, and Roehampton University. Project leader for the re-development of the permanent exhibition at the Gedenkstätte Bergen-Belsen.

Programmer, curator and presenter of the LGBTQ+ film programme Tales from the Margins. Freelance consultancy work for museums and film projects, chiefly on Holocaust-related topics, most recently on a film project Pride at 50. Member of the Academic Advisory Panel (History) for OUTing The Past – The Festival of LGBT History.
Rainer Schultze

But we're still looking for a small number of further people, with varied skills and experience, and better reflecting the diversity of the LGBT+ community, to become Trustees once the CIO is established.

If interested, please download the application form (PDF)  and then return it to us at

The roles and duties of our Trustees are summarised on our Roles and Duties page.