Accessibility statement

Laura Yeoman



I am Access and Digital Engagement Archivist here at the Borthwick, which means I take the lead on our access responsibilities and find meaningful ways to bring our audiences and our collections together, both onsite and online. In addition, I have special responsibility for our medieval collections.

I have previously worked at the Borthwick, as I was Archives Trainee 2005-2006. I qualified as an Archivist in 2007 and went on to be Archivist at The Royal Bank of Scotland Group (now NatWest Group) in Edinburgh until 2014. That year I moved back to York, to become Archivist (Access and Engagement) at City of York Council, then Explore York Libraries and Archives Mutual Ltd following the spin-out of the service. Initially my role was to create the public service at York Explore as part of the then HLF-funded York: A Gateway to History project, before taking full responsibility for the community collections, Local History collection and Special Collections.

I’ve been involved in partnership work across York over the last few years, and have experience of managing externally funded projects (including digitisation, cataloguing and engagement work). I also have experience of teaching college and university students on a variety of courses.


MA Archives and Records Management University College Dublin
MA (Hons) History University of Edinburgh


Selected publications

‘RBS Archive Taster Weeks: a project providing early career experience in a corporate archive’ in Business Archives, volume 106 (May 2013).

External activities


  • Registered Member of the Archives and Records Association
  • Treasurer, Archives for Learning and Education Section, Archives and Records Association (UK and Ireland)
  • Assessor, Archives and Records Association (UK and Ireland) Continuing Professional Development Scheme
  • Trustee of the British Association for Local History (co-opted November 2022)