Reminiscence

REMEMBERING RURAL PAST THROUGH THE MERL COLLECTIONS

We regularly run reminiscence sessions inspired by our collections. Reminiscence sessions use objects, photos and other prompts to provoke memories in a person.

Our collaboration with the Royal Berkshire Hospital’s Elderly Care Ward uses The MERL’s collections to inspire discussion and reminiscence. An annual programme has been jointly devised with the overarching theme: A Year on the Farm. Reminiscence sessions run fortnightly, each session focusing on a different topic appropriate to the time of year, drawing on our fascinating archives.

For more information on this programme including the possibility of running reminiscence activities in community settings, please contact Phillippa Heath, Audience Development Project ManagerĀ at p.heath2@reading.ac.uk.