Anne de Courcy and Jane Ridley (the Club’s chairman and chairman-elect) were invited to take part in the Colloquium organised by our opposite numbers the United States, BIO, at Wolfson College, Oxford, which took place on Saturday 5 November, 2016, under the auspices of Professor Dame Hermione Lee. Our Life President, Andrew Lownie, was unfortunately ill and could not take part. Among the subjects under discussion were the borderline between history and biography, the rising popularity of memoir and national attitudes to biography. It was felt that such cross-border communication was useful to both sides; and that the Club should endeavour to set up links with biography associations in other countries.