Peter Lloyd recently contributed to one of our monthly IDH lunchtime sessions, which enable informal discussion of participants current research in Design History. At this, he discussed the history of the Design Research Society, who are holding their next conference in Brighton in June 2016.

A run through of the history of the Society’s newsletters, a fascinating part of his IDH lunchtime talk, follows.

The first Newsletter of the Design Research Society appeared in April 1968, 2 years after the formation of the Society. Over the years the Newsletter has appeared in several forms, including the ‘Design Research Bag’ of the early 1970s, with the last paper-published Newsletter being the October-December 1999 issue. The front page of every published Newsletter can be viewed below – clicking on any image brings up a larger version so that the text can be read.

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