St Mary, Stafford
         John Geib case of 1790

BIOS is a registered charity (No. 283936), governed by a Council elected at the Annual General Meeting, usually held in March/April.

The Council currently has subcommittees dealing with Publications and with the Historic Organ Listing Scheme. Council also has members participating in Joint Committees with the University of Birmingham (for the British Organ Archive) and with The Royal College of Organists (for the National Pipe Organ Register).

BIOS Council

Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Secretary, Meetings Officer, Casework Officer, and Publications Officer, all as shown to the right, plus Gordon Curtis, Christopher Gray, Colin Menzies OBE, Dr David Shuker, Mark Venning, Dr Jeffrey West and Jeffrey Williams

AGM 2022

For agenda and reports CLICK HERE

For the mnutes of the AGM meeting CLICK HERE

Honorary President

The Revd Canon Dr Nicholas Thistlethwaite

Past Chairmen
Michael Gillingham  MA  LLB  FSA
Donald Wright  BSc  PhD
Peter le Huray  MA  MusB  PhD
Canon Nicholas Thistlethwaite  MA  PhD
Professor Peter Williams  MA  MusB  PhD  LittD  Hon FRCO  Hon FRSA
John Norman  BSc  FISOB  Hon FIMIT

For the full constitution, CLICK HERE


BIOS has established three restricted accounts, one a dedicated fund supporting the Archive, a second dedicated to the HOSA project, and the other an Endowment Fund, the income from which can in appropriate circumstances be made available for special projects and purchases to further the Institute's activities, though we do not have funds to directly finance restoration work on organs.

Charitable Giving
Individuals or organisations who might be considering supporting the aims and activities of BIOS in general, or in relation to particular tasks, by making a grant or donation of any kind as a single or by regular payment, or as a bequest in a Will, are welcome to contact the Hon.Treasurer to discuss opportunities.

Data privacy and General Data protection Regulation (GDPR)
A copy of the BIOS GDPR statement can be downloaded.  CLICK HERE



Significant Publications