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By exploring past experiences, On the Record helps reimagine what’s possible in the present and future. Our projects unite people from different generations and walks of life; working together, we learn from each other, connecting ‘what has happened’ with ‘what could be’. 

We’re a not-for-profit organisation guided by co-operative principles, co-founded by Rosa Schling and Laura Mitchison in 2012. Together with hundreds of people, we’ve co-produced numerous innovative projects capturing the capital’s untold stories. 

If you like what we do and you’d like to help secure our future, please consider supporting our work. 

Make a one-off donation                

Become a Friend of On the Record 

By giving us a one-off donation, or by donating £5+ a month as a Friend of On the Record, your generosity could help us become financially self-sufficient and sustainable. We would be able to continue: 

  • offering support to community groups who wish to record their stories;
  • organising new events around our films (Fighting Sus, Hospital in the Mind, The Texture of Air) and other productions.
  • providing free opportunities for people from underrepresented backgrounds to engage with creative heritage and gain skills;
  • giving free advice to community groups;
  • maintaining and preserving a decade’s worth of our work, by assuring the continuity of our online archives and appropriate storage of our audio recordings, books, exhibitions and artworks; 
  • sharing our insights and the lived experiences of our oral history narrators with health, care and public policy professionals to help shape current and future healthcare and public services.