Bygone Brighton: the university’s timeline project
The University of Brighton is proud to launch its first ever timeline and oral history project. Oral history provides a personal view of historical moments and is a great way for our alumni to share their memories and get talking about events that shaped their university days.
These personal views will be complemented where possible by official documents and records and we will endeavor to put up as much information as we can source relating to any of your experiences. It may also be that you have documents at home you wish to share and in that case, please do send them in and they will be carefully copied, scanned and returned to you safely.
The memories of students are of value not just to themselves but also to posterity. Historians, sociologists, alumni and academics can all benefit from the experiences you share.
For January will we be looking at our Brighton Pioneers. There are staff members who have been forerunners, mavericks and inventors in their own subject areas and more importantly have been an inspiration to you, our alumni. If you have any memories of great staff and how they inspired you, or even some funny stories of staff who weren’t so brilliant (we all love a good laugh!) do send them in to us at the address below:
c/o Development and Alumni Office
University of Brighton
or email any of your memories to email@example.com
We will collate all responses and will add them to the website as soon as we have sufficient contributions. We will also try and source photographs to go with the stories. In addition, if you have any sound files/films that you would like to send in, please do so.
Look out for the next oral histories topic in the March/April edition of the alumni association’s ebulletin.
You can find out more about our history here and we would welcome your comments on any of the images.