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Annual General Meeting

This year's AGM was held at 2pm on Thursday 17th April in the Bloomsbury Suite, rooms 7,8,9 at the Friends' Meeting House, 173-177 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ.

View of members at the meeting

Our guest speakers this year were Joy Moore the recently appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the BBC Pension Scheme, and Professor Jean Seaton the well known broadcaster and commentator on BBC matters.

Jean spoke about the 'BBC crises past and present and the dangers to the BBC now'. Her new book - 'Pinkoes and Traitors': The BBC and the remaking of the nation 1974-87. Vol VI of the official history of the BBC will come out 8th January 2015, published by Profile Books.

Jean Seaton with David Allen, promoting her new book

Jean Seaton with David Allen, promoting her new book at the AGM

If you were unable to attend this year's AGM, we have made an audio recording of the proceedings that you can now listen to. Visit the AGM Recordings page in Members area.


ADAPT Project

Professor John Ellis and Dr Nick HallDuring our AGM, Professor John Ellis and Dr Nick Hall in the audience made an appeal to those present to help them with a five-year (2013-2018) research project, funded by the European Research Council and based at Royal Holloway University of London. The aim of the project is to research and document the history of British broadcast television technology between 1960 and the near-present. Read more...

Photo: Professor John Ellis (left) and Dr Nick Hall

Radio Times

Some confusion has arisen recently over the discount that members of the BBC Pensioners' Association can obtain on Radio Times and other BBC magazine titles.

Immediate Media the new owners of BBC Magazines have now clarified the situation. Members of the Association who take out a direct debit will be charged £26 for 26 editions of RT posted to their home address. This represents a substantial saving on the shop price and more than covers the annual subscription to the Association. Those members who already receive Radio Times will continue on the old tariff until further notice.

To take advantage of the discount you will need to quote a code which is contained in the most recent copy of the Newsletter or can be obtained by emailing the Membership Secretary membership@bbcpa.org.uk

In memoriam

In our Members area, we have started to include names of exBBC Staff that have passed away. This information comes from the list which the BBC sends us three times a year and from the letters sent direct to the Association. If you spot a name missing from the list please let us know. It is not always possible to identify a BBCPA member from the information provided by the BBC.



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What's New

More pictures added to Gallery pages (Members). (May 2014)

The AGM Recordings page (Members) now includes this year's meeting. (May 2014)

Richard Broke's obituary added to the 'Members' In Memoriam section. (April 2014)

John Shepherd's detailed career history added to 'Members Recollections' pages. (April 2014)

Pension Increase 2014 - News page updated. (March 2014)

Photograph of Bush House News Information Dept. in the late 1970s added to the Members Gallery page. (March 2014)

Regional meeting dates and Towns agreed. (March 2014)

Committee page updated with new members biogs. (Dec 2013)

List of ex Staff names that have passed away this year added to the Members area 'In Memoriam'. (Dec 2013)

The virtual tour of TVC created by the Google cameras added to Links 'Sites of Interest' page. (Dec 2013)

Links to BECTU History Project and National Federation of Occupational Pensioners added to Web Links page. Picture taken at the meeting held at BBC South on 24th October added to Regional Meeting page. (Oct 2013)

This site was redesigned on 29th January 2010.

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Annual Membership is only £15 and runs from 1st May to 30th April. Read more about Membership.

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BBCPA Key Objectives

  • act as an early-warning system and a watchdog on behalf of all BBC retired staff
  • monitor the management and health of the fund and its administration
  • maintain a dialogue with BBC Management and BBC Pensions Trust Ltd and to ensure that they and the trustees are aware of pensioners' interests and take appropriate action to recognise these interests.
  • To maintain active contact with other similar organisations. To monitor legislation and other matters relating to occupational pensions