Collecting Health Histories
The John Rylands Research Institute and Library and NHS Voices of COVID-19 have teamed up to welcome people of all ages to explore oral histories – and create their own! Discover personal stories about the National Health Service over the last seven decades.
A day of drop in activities include a Collections Encounter with curators and researchers around healthcare experiences through time and a film screening of 'A Moment in Time', created by the Voices of COVID-19 project, which captures the personal reflections and memories of NHS staff, patients, charities, and the public who experienced Covid-19. Supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and National Heritage Lottery Fund, 2000 oral testimonies have been collected so far. These voices form a unique archive that has informed policy and practice and can influence social change.
Between 1.00pm – 2.00pm Book your free place to take part in a creative oral history delivered by the lead historians of the NHS at 70 and Voices of COVID-19 project and discover how to create oral histories for your own family history projects. Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/collecting-health-histories-oral-history-workshop-tickets-397814583127
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The John Rylands Library Deansgate