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Priaulx Library Council


**For information only: Applications closed**. 


The Priaulx Library ( has been collecting, cataloguing and preserving records, artefacts and books that document Guernsey’s history since 1889. The Library aims to make its important collection as accessible as possible to individuals, schools and other institutions.

The Library is governed by a Council, of which two are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor and two are appointed by the States of Guernsey.

The Council is looking to recruit a member of the public to recommend as one of the States’ appointees. The initial term will be two years but this can be renewed.

Skills required:

Ideally, the Council would like someone with an accountancy/governance background who will be a Council member and also part of the Finance and General Purposes Sub-Committee which is chaired by Sandra Platts.

Committee experience would be helpful but more important is the love of books, heritage and the history of Guernsey life, as this underpins the work of the Library.

Time commitment:

You will prepare for and attend Council meetings and Sub-Committee meetings – a total of 7 meetings each year. Meetings are held on weekday afternoons at 4.15pm at the Library.

Application process:

To apply, email or call the Library’s Chief Executive, David Harry, at or 07781 124390 before close of business on 22nd December 2020.


Guernsey’s iconic women of the future?

Thank you for nominating a young woman or girl for our future iconic Guernsey women campaign to celebrate International Women’s Day!

Nominations close on Sunday 6 March at 17.00.

Please fill in the details below.


Miriam Makeba - South Africa

Nominated by: Christine James

Zenzile Miriam Makeba (1932 to 2008), nicknamed Mama Africa, was a South African singer, songwriter, actress, United Nations goodwill ambassador, and civil rights activist. Associated with musical genres including Afropop, jazz, and world music, she was an advocate against apartheid and white-minority government in South Africa. In 2020 she was named one of Time magazine’s 100 women of the century. 

South Africa is ranked 12th in the world for percentage of women in national parliament: 45.8% (source: 

Are you from South Africa? Please email if there is a social or cultural group for people from South Africa in Guernsey.

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The original image “The Hague Jazz 2008 – Miriam Makeba” by Haags Uitburo is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. 


Jacinda Ardern - New Zealand

Nominated by: Martin Lock

Jacinda Ardern (born 1980) has served as prime minister of New Zealand and leader of the Labour Party since 2017. In 2019, she led the country through the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings, rapidly introducing strict gun laws in response, and throughout 2020 she directed the country’s widely praised response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ardern was the world’s second elected head of government to give birth in office when her daughter was born in 2018. ‘An inspiring Prime Minister who brought a nation together with true leadership, empathy and compassion.’

New Zealand is ranked 4th in the world for percentage of women in national parliament: 48.3% (source: 

Other iconic women: Dame Whina Cooper, nominated by Claire Fisher, and Kate Sheppard, nominated by Anna Cooper.

Are you from New Zealand? You may be interested in joining the ANZACs in Guernsey Facebook group

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