Session Thirteen – 19th May 2016 – The Norfolk Record Office

imageThe Change Minds group returned to the Norfolk Record Office for their third session with The Norfolk Sound Archive led by Archivist, Jonathan Draper.

The main part of todays session was an opportunity for the Change Minds group to make their own oral history recording.  We talked through and agreed upon a list of questions to help as prompts during the recording session and then split into two groups in separate recording rooms.

Although there was some initial anxieties about making a recording, the group seemed to really enjoy this opportunity to contribute their stories and opinions for historians and researchers in the future.  One participant said that ‘it was more fun than we thought it was going to be!’.

The Change Minds sound recordings will be deposited with the Norfolk Sound Archive where they will be kept for long-term preservation.  The complete recordings will only be made available 50 years after the date of the recording, at which point they will be made available as a permanent public reference resource for use in research, education and lectures.

The next Change Minds session will be our trip to Gressenhall Museum on 9th June 2016, which we are all looking forward to.