The Oral History Society

The Oral History Society

Charity information

The Oral History Society

The Oral History Society promotes the collection, preservation and use of recorded memories and plays a key role in facilitating and developing the use of oral history.

Founded 1973

  • Mission statement

    The Society is dedicated to the collection and preservation of oral history, and to making this accessible to everyone.

  • Aims

    The Oral History Society aims to:

    • Offering practical advice, support and training about all aspects of collecting, preserving and using oral histories.
    • Encouraging people of all ages to record their own and other people's life stories.
    • Facilitating individuals to share ideas, experience and good practice including organising meetings of members through interesting and engaging events.
    • Supporting over forty experienced oral historians as locally-based Regional Networkers - a point of contact for anyone interested in oral history.
    • Holding conferences and seminars, bringing together individuals and groups to share ideas, experience and good practice and publishing a twice-yearly journal.
  • Overview

    Established: June 1973

    Registered Charity Number: 288805

    Board members: 23

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 20

    Phone number: 07791092850

    Address: c/o Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham Hill, Egham TW20 0EX

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