Edinburgh Collection Day

  On Saturday 25th November, Edinburgh University student and staff volunteers ran a successful digital archive event on Saturday as part of the University of Oxford’s Their Finest Hour project.  Over 100 members of the public came to the event, and volunteers recorded over 50 interviews and took thousands of photographs of items including a […]

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Press Release

Public event aims to preserve Second World War memories  The University of Edinburgh is inviting people to bring stories and objects relating to the Second World War to a Digital Collection Day at Rainy Hall, New College on 25th November 2023, from 10am to 4pm.      The University of Edinburgh is excited to partner with […]

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Starting the “Their Finest Hour” Internship

In July 2022, the University of Oxford launched a digital preservation project; to collate as many World War Two stories and objects as possible across the UK. The scheme, called Their Finest Hour, trains individuals to organise ‘Digital Collection Days’ in their local communities, where members of the public can bring war-related memories, photographs, diaries and any […]

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