An Oral History of the Environmental Movement in the UK: 1970 – 2020
Our core objective is to create an accessible and high-quality national archive of oral history recordings with environmental activists over the last fifty years. By so doing we seek to create a valuable resource for the future, documenting the history and lived experience of environmental campaigns through the words of those most intimately involved, including those whose contributions have been overlooked. The project seeks to contribute to greater understanding and wider public awareness of the variety of modes of engagement with environmental issues. By creating a new, freely accessible national archive of oral histories, we aim to provide a lasting resource for new thinking and new forms of action to address some of the pressing challenges of our time. This three-year project is funded by the AHRC and we will be working in close collaboration with the British Library, the Royal Geographical Society, Friends of the Earth and individuals, groups and organisations from across the environmental sector.