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January 2014

Free Oral History Training Day

Saturday 25 January, 10.00am-1.00pm

Learn research techniques, how to develop the right questions, and how to use recording equipment and sound editing software.

At the Rothley Centre, 12 Mountsorrel Lane, Rothley, Leicestershire, LE7 7PR (find on Googlemaps)

There is a large car park for those traveling by car. For those without cars, there is a regular 15-minute interval bus service (Arriva 126/127) between Leicester and Loughborough, stop within 100 yards.

To book a place please contact Jess on or call (0116) 252 5946.

December 2013

And we're off...

Our first activities began in the winter of 2013, with oral history projects about working lives and about Charnwood’s experience of war. We have also set up a fieldwalking group and have started training for a more extensive archaeological fieldwork study next autumn. These are both relatively short-term activities lasting for just a few months in the autumn/winter.

Archival research will start in 2014 and the first theme will be 'working lives'. This first section of the archival research will last about a year. The first of the community digs will take place in Anstey next summer.

Oral History Training Day

This three-hour session was held on Friday 13 December in Quorn Village Hall. Local people learned research techniques, how to develop the right questions, and how to use recording equipment and sound editing software.

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Forthcoming events

Our second free Oral History Training Day will be held in Rothley on 25 January 2014. Find out more.

Get involved

We are currently looking for Oral History Interviewers and Fieldwalkers. Find out more.


Dr Julie Attard
Project Manager
(Charnwood Roots)

0116 252 5946

Marc Fitch Historical Institute
University of Leicester
5 Salisbury Road

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