On the Record can offer advice and training, work for you on your project or work alongside you as a partner to create and manage a successful project.

Below you can see the services we provide and the expertise that we possess as an organisation.

Advice and training

On the Record provides advice and consultancy to all kinds of organizations. We can support you at any stage in a project’s life cycle; from fundraising to sharing oral histories. We are available as advisers, coordinators or workshop leaders. We are able to deliver any aspect of your project. We offer a service that is flexible, friendly and competitive. Contact us to find out more.

Our expertise covers:

  • Project and volunteer coordination
  • Oral history training (from practice through to ethics) for staff and volunteers
  • Historical research
  • Digital storytelling workshops and short courses
  • Audio recording and editing
  • Reminiscence techniques and facilitation
  • Transcription, cataloguing and archiving
  • Data analysis and interpretation
  • Comprehensive strategies for sharing oral histories with different audiences
  • Exhibition design, planning and delivery
  • Publication design, writing and editing
  • Audio walks and trails. See Brixton Munch and The Way Home; A Walk Around Hackney’s Housing History
  • Film and radio production
  • Developing educational resources


The project – entirely devised by On the Record – was imaginative, inspired and deeply educational with a firm rigour underpinning it. It demanded much of students, with high expectations of them and a structure that enabled those expectations to be met. We would love to work with On the Record again and on this basis recommend them highly to other schools or groups of young people.

Martin Spafford Head of History, George Mitchell School

I have worked with On the Record designing programmes of learning and putting together funding bids. I found On the Record to be professional and possessed of an in depth understanding of working with disengaged young people and creating platforms of assessable educational heritage opportunities.

Kemi Akinola Youth Project Coordinator for Coram

Bishopsgate Institute was the heritage partner on the Heritage Lottery funded ‘Sounds from the Park’ oral history project delivered by On the Record in 2012-13. Throughout ‘Sounds from the Park’, Laura and Rosa were professional, competent and clear in their communications. They made every effort to ensure the project was delivered as a collective undertaking and their unwavering dedication to the community and heritage aims of a busy programme was truly inspiring. The high quality of the project outputs bore testimony to their hard work and conscientious approach as well as providing evidence of their considerable research, interpretation and copy-writing skills and experience. On a personal level, I was impressed by their patience, humility, generosity of spirit – and quiet determination to get things done! In short, it was a pleasure working with On the Record and I’m delighted that we are again partnering Laura and Rosa as they embark upon a new heritage project in 2015.

Michelle Johansen Interpretation Officer Bishopsgate Institute