Through The Lens: Oxfordshire and the First World War

“Oxford Images of World War One invites volunteers age 16-25 to turn the clock back 100 years and imagine what life was like for young people in the city and county during the Great War.  The outcome will lead to a major outdoor photographic exhibition at the Oxford Castle Quarter in May 2016. Under the guidance of heritage professionals, our volunteers are exploring local archives, museums and online collections and considering traditional and innovative research methods. Our volunteers’ mission is to interpret the story of young people living in the time of the Great War through photography and text. Mentoring sessions with professionals will help guide their work. In 2016 we will run training sessions on stills photography and exhibitions to arm ourselves with tools to publicly present our work to a professional standard. The project seeks to introduce a new generation to this aspect of wartime history, and to keep the legacy, memory and significance of the Great War alive for the younger generation.” Ameneh Enayat – Project Leader.