Terry’s Commonwealth connections go back to 1980 when, with a freshly minted postgraduate diploma in librarianship and a first degree in history, she took a job with the Royal Commonwealth Society Library.
She thought it would be an interesting job for a year and then she would move on to something with better remuneration. That decision shaped her career and she has been involved with all things Commonwealth ever since.
She worked with the RCS library collections first in RCS headquarters in Northumberland Avenue, through the upheavals of the early 1990s and the move to Cambridge University Library, and then for seven years on the staff of CUL.
Since 2000 she has worked as an independent scholar, bibliographer, editor and reviewer (her book reviewing ‘empire’ extends over several journals). She has published articles on the British Colonial Service and on the literature of the modern missionary movement and world Christianity, and on the Victorian novelist Charlotte M. Yonge. From 1998 to 2015 she compiled the annual Africa Bibliography published in print and online by Cambridge University Press for the International African Institute. She currently edits Africa Bibliography, Research and Documentation.
She joined The Round Table in 2000, as Book Reviews Editor and has been Assistant Editor since 2009, taking editorial responsibility for several special issues.