2 episodes

A series of podcasts from Oxford University's 'Their Finest Hour' project. Led by the Faculty of English, this project aims to collect stories, objects, and memories around British involvement in the Second World War using Oxford's Community Collection Model (OCCM). The podcasts will cover what the project is about, how it works, what it is trying to achieve, but also will take deeper looks at material that is submitted and the range of research going on in the field at Oxford.

This project is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Their Finest Hour Oxford University

    • Education

A series of podcasts from Oxford University's 'Their Finest Hour' project. Led by the Faculty of English, this project aims to collect stories, objects, and memories around British involvement in the Second World War using Oxford's Community Collection Model (OCCM). The podcasts will cover what the project is about, how it works, what it is trying to achieve, but also will take deeper looks at material that is submitted and the range of research going on in the field at Oxford.

This project is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

    A Postcard from Hitler

    A Postcard from Hitler

    The Project Lead, Dr Stuart Lee, discusses his most memorable finds on previous crowdsourcing projects In this short episode, presented by Stuart Lee (the project lead), he shares his most memorable finds and moments on 'Lest We Forget' and 'Europeana 1914-18' - the precursor crowdsourcing projects to 'Their Finest Hour'. Stuart provides us with a 'Top 5' breakdown of the most unforgettable discoveries and personal encounters while coordinating Digital Collection Day events in the UK, Ireland and Germany... including being handed a postcard written and signed by Adolf Hitler.

    • 16 min
    Introducing 'Their Finest Hour'

    Introducing 'Their Finest Hour'

    A brief introduction by the project team to 'Their Finest Hour' Introduced by Joseph Quinn from the project, this podcast features Stuart Lee (the project lead) and Matthew Kidd (the project manager) discussing 'Their Finest Hour'. What the project aims to do, its history, how it will work. The project is crowd-sourcing material held by the public related to the Second World War to go into a freely available online archive. It will also train people on how to run their own collection days around the UK.

    • 21 min

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