Experts and volunteers needed for WW1 reminiscence event at Museum of the History of Science, Oxford, Saturday 26 September

Saturday 26 September, 1-4pm: Remembering the Great War

A reminiscence day inviting the public to share family memories, papers and objects from World War One.

Description: Do you have memorabilia from World War One? Bring your World War One letters, photographs, diaries, objects, and diaries to the Museum of the History of Science on Saturday 26 September to share your ancestors’ memorabilia and memories of the war. We want to save this material and share it on the internet so everyone has a better understand of what the war meant to ordinary people especially those in Oxfordshire.

Bring your objects to the Museum of the History of Science on Saturday 26 September. We will photograph and scan your pictures, objects and documents and put them online on Oxford at War and Europeana 1914-1918.

‘Children of the Great War’ film screening and Q & A

IT Services and Age Exchange are pleased to invite you to a screening of the film installation ‘Children of the Great War’.

Thursday 23rd April, 5- 6:30 pm at IT Services, 13 Banbury Road.

The film is based on memories and experiences of children and grandchildren of those who lived through the First World War. The material was collected and collated by the reminiscence arts charity Age Exchange as part of their project ‘Children of the Great War’. The screening will be preceded by a short presentation about the project and followed by a Q & A with the artists involved. Wine and nibbles will be provided.

The event is free, but places are limited. For catering purposes, we would be most grateful if you could kindly confirm whether you can attend by booking online at or by calling: 01865 273253; or by emailing Sarah Wilkin at IT Services directly.

You can find out more about the Children of the Great War project here.

The focus of the 18 month project has been on memories and experiences of the Great War passed down through families and across communities. The project, funded by the Lottery Heritage Fund, has included a range of activities such as reminiscence projects, intergenerational workshops, filming and recording of group and individual interviews sharing personal heritage. A series of open days have also been held where the public have been invited to contribute family history, images and text to the Europeana 1914-18 International archive. The Education Enhancement team, University of Oxford, has had the pleasure to provide training and support to project staff and be involved in some of the collection events.