Blog Posts

This page links to the project's blog posts on the Special Collections blog page.

Blog Post #1 Starting the project.

Thoughts on putting together the project.

Blog Post #2 Holiday Memories

Our volunteers are creating short clips for use in reminiscence work.

Blog Post #3 Digging Out the Past - the legacy of Alan McWhirr

Our first fully preserved collection is a tribute to the work of the archaeologist Alan McWhirr.

Blog Post #4 Volunteering with UOSH

A volunteer gives her perspective on volunteering with UOSH.

Blog Post #5 Catalogues, Websites and Digital Tables

More stories from our volunteers about the work they have been doing.

Blog Post #6 Audiovisual Heritage at the University of Leicester

Our project is the latest in a number of audiovisual heritage projects at the University of Leicester.

Blog Post #7 Images of BBC Radio Leicester

Slides that show the faces behind the recordings we have preserved.

Blog Post #8 The Platform recordings – trains, planes, automobiles and volunteers.

Information about the BBC Radio Leicester Platform recordings, with reflections from a volunteer who worked on the collection.

Blog Post #9 Looking though the Record Office boxes

Recordings from the Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland, unheard for decades, are being digitised by a UOSH volunteer.

Blog Post #10 What We Do During Lockdown

Our cataloguer, Sarah Wood, takes a look at the work we are doing during the Covid-19 lockdown.


If you would like to volunteer or would like more information, please contact the team at or 0116 2297359


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