Oxfordshire Family History Fair

Getting started with your family history research or looking to add further to your tree? Then why not come along to the Oxfordshire Family History Society’s Family History Fair on Saturday 4th October at The Marlborough School, Woodstock, OX20 1LP … Continue reading

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Reading Roadshow

On Sunday 10 August, members of the public were invited to Reading Museum to share their family stories and memorabilia from the First World War. Subject experts were on hand to help identify the objects brought in and record the … Continue reading

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Again, grit and humour exhibited

Alun Edwards writes about three events he has recently attended as a representative for the RunCoCo and Education Enhancement teams. The anniversaries of the centenary of the First World War race towards us, and so do the new exhibitions and … Continue reading

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Letter to an Unknown Soldier: A Unique, Contemporary Form of Community Collection

If you had the chance to write to a soldier serving in World War One, what would you say, considering all your own experience of life and death post 1914 to hand?  As more and more events and exhibitions are being … Continue reading

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Children of The Great War

Over the last few months we have had the great privilege of working with Age Exchange on their Children of The Great War project. In this London-wide project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Age Exchange lead reminiscence sessions in … Continue reading

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Unlocking Sources – The First World War online & Europeana Conference

(cross-posted Education Enhancement Team blog) Academics, curators, project staff and the RunCoCo team gathered at the Unlocking Sources – The First World War online & Europeana Conference  in Berlin at the end of January. Some 200 participants were treated to … Continue reading

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La Grande Collecte – 70 First World War roadshows in France

In the week including Armistice Day 2013, French libraries, archives and museums are rallying their troops to help the general public share their memories and objects from the First World War. In over 70 locations, heritage professionals will record stories … Continue reading

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Meeting people

The RunCoCo team have recently presented our work at a couple of events arranged by local history-related organisations. We are very happy to get this chance to talk about what we do, not least when we can engage with an … Continue reading

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AHRC Digital Transformations MOOT

RunCoCo is attending the AHRC MOOT on November 19. The theme of the meeting is ‘digital transformations’ and the event website describes it as:  ” The Digital Transformations Moot aims to bring together the Arts and Humanities community with other disciplines to … Continue reading

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Culture 2.0

RunCoCo attended the Culture 2.0 festival in Warsaw to give a seminar in the Community Archives strand. This year, the Festival theme was ‘Citizen 2.0′ and an aim was to look at citizenship in culture, explore social aspect of culture … Continue reading

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