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Oral histories of Brighton and Sussex University Hospital needed

Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage is coordinating the collection of oral histories with people who’ve worked at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust to explore the history of the buildings and the people in them.

We are seeking new oral histories for this project and would like to interview new people about roles in the history of the hospital. We would come to either your home or a secluded spot at work and interview you with each interview taking around an hour.

Our purpose is to record memories of the Royal Sussex County Hospital, the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital, the Sussex Eye Hospital, Hurstwood Park Neurological Centre and the Princess Royal Hospital, Hayward Heath.

This project is being directed by Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage through NIMBUS, in partnership with the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust.

We will create an archive that can be used for publications, websites, exhibitions, teaching and community events. Our plan is to recruit fifty respondents for interview and we are keen to record as wide a historical perspective of hospital life as possible.

These interviews will take place between August 2019 and March 2020 and will be conducted by trained volunteer oral historians from Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage.

If that’s something you would like to participate in, we’d be so pleased! Your interviews will form part of an exhibition at Jubilee Library in September as well as forming part of an archive into the future.

If you are interested, we can send one of our oral history interviewers to do this.

Participants will receive a copy of the oral history recording and the accompanying summary.

Also see our website here: https://strikealight.org/projects/current-projects/brighton-hospital-3ts-oral-history-project/

Please email Project Manager Nicola Benge – strikealight@rocketmail.com to arrange an interview.

We hope to hear from you soon!

Oral histories of Brighton and Sussex University Hospital wanted!

Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage is coordinating the collection of oral histories with people who’ve worked at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust to explore the history of the buildings and the people in them.

We are seeking new oral histories for this project and would like to interview new people about roles in the history of the hospital. We would come to either your home or a secluded spot at work and interview you with each interview taking around an hour.

Our purpose is to record memories of the Royal Sussex County Hospital, the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital, the Sussex Eye Hospital, Hurstwood Park Neurological Centre and the Princess Royal Hospital, Hayward Heath.

This project is being directed by Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage through NIMBUS, in partnership with the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust.

We will create an archive that can be used for publications, websites, exhibitions, teaching and community events. Our plan is to recruit fifty respondents for interview and we are keen to record as wide a historical perspective of hospital life as possible.

These interviews will take place between August 2019 and March 2020 and will be conducted by trained volunteer oral historians from Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage.

If that’s something you would like to participate in, we’d be so pleased! Your interviews will form part of an exhibition at Jubilee Library in September as well as forming part of an archive into the future.

If you are interested, we can send one of our oral history interviewers to do this.

Participants will receive a copy of the oral history recording and the accompanying summary.

Also see our website here: https://strikealight.org/projects/current-projects/brighton-hospital-3ts-oral-history-project/

Please email Project Manager Nicola Benge – strikealight@rocketmail.com to arrange an interview.

We hope to hear from you soon!

Voices of volunteering – an oral history

The social care charity Royal Voluntary Service (previously WRVS) I used to work for has just created this interesting oral history project through their own archive. You can see more about the project here.

downloadVoices of Volunteering: 75 Years of Citizenship and Service is an Oral History project run by the Royal Voluntary Service and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. We are collecting Oral Histories from past and present volunteers helping to preserve their unique take on their service with the charity. These recordings will be made available to all through Royal Voluntary Service’s on-line catalogue, as well as forming the core of a new suite of educational resources for secondary school students.  These resources will focus on the contribution of volunteers to British society and help promote the ideals of citizenship.

Founded by Lady Reading in 1938, Royal Voluntary Service is the largest voluntary organisation in British history, which today helps older people stay active, independent and part of their communities. The collection of up to 80 oral histories will give a fantastic new insight into the work of WVS/WRVS volunteers and their impact on British history through unique and differing perspectives.

You can find out more about the project on our website http://www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk/about-us/our-history/voices-of-volunteering.

The Royal Voluntary Service Archive & Heritage Collection recently added fourteen Oral Histories, from the project, to its online http://catalogue.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk/calmview/ search Voices of Volunteering.

We are also looking for volunteers to assist the Project Archivist as Heritage Champions, with collecting these fascinating stories; learning new skills and providing a continuing legacy for the project after its official end.

If you would like more information please email oralhistory@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk.