This year's AIP conference in Staffordshire, UK, is a joint effort together with the conference of the Society for Clay Pipe Research. More about the joint conference can be read in our latest newsletter
The Society for Clay Pipe Research was founded in 1983 and is based in England but with a worldwide membership. One of the principal aims of the Society is to bring together pipe collectors, researchers and other interested individuals so that they can exchange ideas and information and further their common research interests. This exchange of news and information between researchers is principally done through the Newsletter, an A5 booklet of around 60 pages in length that the Society publishes twice a year. The Newsletter is packed full of notes and articles on pipes and related topics from around the World as well as news and information, lists of pipe makers, queries, requests for information and details of meetings and publications. The Society also circulates a list of members to facilitate contact between individuals and it holds an annual two-day conference, which is held in a different part of the United Kingdom each year.