This oral history and photography project, directed by the University's Centre for Life History, Life Writing Research and the Centre for Community Engagement, captures the personal memories and reflections of 50 staff and students across the five decades since the University's opening in 1961. The oral histories tell the individual stories behind the institution's history and provide a fascinating account of people's relationship with the University and what Sussex meant - and means - to them. This online exhibition provides a snapshot of the rich material gathered in the project, which will be archived in Special Collections.

Select from the faces on the left to listen to their stories.

The University owns full copyright on these interviews and photographs. For consent to use, please contact Special Collections:

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