History is much more than just books in a library, it’s also people’s lives and experiences.
This is the starting point of Witness, a oral history project based in the Department of History at the University of Sheffield. The project aims to preserve the voices and stories of those who have lived there and to create an oral history archive for future historical research.
For 2011-2012, the Witness project has focused on Sheffield in the 1980s. For the next year, the project shall be expanding to look at both the 1980s in Sheffield as well as the Second World War. Please explore to discover more about Sheffield’s past and how to get involved.