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45th Annual Archaeology Forum

Date: Saturday 3 March Time: 09.55-16.30

The Annual Archaeology Forum, hosted by the Regional Heritage Centre, has been established as a key event in the archaeological calendar of the North of England for many years. We are delighted to bring together a range of Read more.


Cymry in the North: the North Britons from the sixth century to the tenth

Date: Saturday 28 April 2018 Time: 09.30-16.30

The Brittonic (or Welsh) dimension of northern England and southern Scotland has long been recognised, but has rarely been to the fore of scholarly or popular views of the area’s early medieval past. Read more.


Oral History in the North West. A special conference to launch the website of the Elizabeth Roberts Working Class Oral History Archive

Date: Saturday 19 May 2018 Time: To Be Announced

'Its significance as a pioneering oral history collection cannot be over-estimated'. (Rob Perks, Lead Curator of Oral History at the British Library)

The Elizabeth Roberts Working Class Oral History Archive is a unique resource, through which we can hear the voices of people born at the end of the nineteenth century sharing their perspectives on the timeless themes of birth, love, marriage, health, work, family and death.  Preserving this important research for the future, and digitising the transcripts to offer much broader access, has been a priority for the Centre over the past three years.

In November 2014 the Sir John Fisher Foundation offered a challenge grant of £22,500 towards the cost of retyping the fragile transcripts, digitising the collection to make it available on-line, and promoting the archive within the communities in which the original recordings were made. In March 2016 we were able to announce that we had achieved our funding goal, thanks to the support of a range of instutional and individual funders; we will be unveiling a searchable website hosting the transcripts at this event. We will also hear from artists who have been inspired to create new work as part of the project 'Walking In Others Footsteps' curated by Mirador, a charity inspired by the hidden heritage of the North West, and there will be input from a range of other oral history projects in the region.

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