A Brief History

The Society was established in 1946 (then known as the The Nyasaland Society) with membership open to all. The aims of the Society are to:

  • Promote interest in literary, historical and scientific matters
  • Discover and record facts and information about Malawi which might otherwise be lost
  • Acquire books on Africa generally but especially books relating to Malawi, to serve as a reference library to be maintained for the use of members and visitors
  • Support the museums of Malawi

The Society organises regular talks on a wide range of topics and publishes an excellent journal twice yearly. It also has an excellent library and archive located at Mandala House, Mandala, Blantyre. Open to both the public and Society members, the library offers a unique collection of books, documents and photographs of interest to browsers and researchers alike.

Journal

David Stuart-Mogg –  Editor
Professor Colin Baker – Emeritus editor

Committee

  • Carl Bruessow  – Chairman
  • Tawanda Madovi – Vice Chairman
  • Mike Bamford  – Secretary and Treasurer
  • Dora Wimbush – Librarian
  • Sandy Dudley – Talks Organiser
  • Prof. Cornell DudleyLibrary Database Systems
  • Dr. Amelia Taylor – Website, IT and Media
  • Comfort Mthotha – Museum of Malawi Representative

Assistant Librarian

Mr. Charles Banda

Trustees

  • Denis Lewis
  • Austin Mkandawire
  • Merry Palmer
  • Prof. Silas Ncozana
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