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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!

Oral history interviewers wanted!

Royal Sussex County Hospital: A People’s History from the 19th to the 21st CenturyBrighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust Oral History Project

Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage is pleased to be delivering the heritage and oral history provision of the final phase of this BSUH heritage project through Nimbus in Brighton until March 2020.

Oral History Volunteers wanted!

Would you like to learn how to record memories of the Royal Sussex County Hospital (BSUH)?

Want to contribute them to the final phase of a heritage project?

The historic Royal Sussex County Hospital is undergoing a massive redevelopment to provide top of the range, 21st century healthcare facilities for the people of Brighton & Hove and Sussex. For this to happen, many of the old buildings need to be replaced.

This project will collect memories and stories about the hospital, to capture its heritage and share the role it has played in the lives of Brighton & Hove residents, including staff, patients and the wider community.

We are seeking enthusiastic volunteers to get involved, who would like to record oral histories with hospital staff, patients, and visitors between until March 2020. We will provide training and support with experienced facilitators and project manager.

The oral history training takes place on 30-31st July in Brighton.

These oral histories will feed into an exhibition taking place in September 2019 at Jubilee Library and also feed into a new archive to share these memories and experiences in March 2020.

There will also be opportunities for further free training and activities over the next seven months with reminiscence training and object handling training in 2019.

If you’d like to get involved, please email us at: strikealight@rocketmail.com