About us

The Archibald Knox Forum(AKForum) was set up by Chris and Mary Hobdell in January 2017.

It is a Manx charity and relies on donations and membership fees for its existence.

It has one clear objective – “the advancement of the education of the public, both in the Isle of Man and world-wide, in relation to the work and legacy of Archibald Knox, namely the Manx artist/designer of that name born in the Isle of Man in 1864 and who died there in 1933.”

A free, quarterly newsletter is produced and these can be seen on the website. Subsequent newsletters will be added to the website each quarter.

Most months there are either a drop–in centre event at Braddan Church Hall on the Isle of Man, or a group visit to sites of Knox interest – details of such events can be seen under the relevant sections of this website. Write ups and notes are normally made for each event and these are supplied free to attendees.

Talks are also given to groups who request them and these are reported upon in the newsletters. The talks are free but if people wish to make a donation to the AKForum that is greatly appreciated.