Today I will be writing a MASS OBSERVATION 12th May Diary
2020 the Mass Observation Archive will be repeating its annual call for
day diaries, capturing the everyday lives of people across the UK. The
written diaries will be stored in the Archive at The Keep and be used by
a wide range of people for research, teaching and learning. This is the
10th Anniversary of the 12th May Diary project.
In 1937 Mass Observation called for people from all parts of the UK
to record everything they did from when they woke up in the morning to
when they went to sleep at night on 12th May. This was the day of George
VI’s Coronation. The resulting diaries provide a wonderful glimpse into
the everyday lives of people across Britain and have become an
invaluable resource for those researching countless aspects of the era.
As we post this call, the UK is in lockdown because of the COVID-19 pandemic. We don’t know how life will be on the 12th
May, but we would like your help to document it. Please tell your
family and friends. It will be valuable to have a collection from people
of all ages across the UK."
You just need to include this below and then email your diary to them
“I donate my 12th May diary to the Mass Observation Archive. I
consent to it being made publicly available as part of the Archive and
assign my copyright in the diary to the Mass Observation Archive
Trustees so that it can be reproduced in full or in part on websites, in
publications and in broadcasts as approved by the Mass Observation
Trustees. I agree to the Mass Observation Archive assuming the role of
Data Controller and the Archive will be responsible for the collection
and processing of personal data and ensuring that such data complies
with the DPA.”
Mass Observation were also asking for lock-down diaries for however long it takes and I started to do a daily diary of thoughts and observations but I kept forgetting to write so gave up! Hopeless! -just like I am at writing letters nowadays, how the heck I manage to ramble here everyday heavens knows.
Thank you to everybody for all the lovely comments yesterday.