The session today -December 2, 2019), was in a cold Penlee Coach house. Keeping warm by hugging a cup of tea, it amazed me at the progress that some Citizen Curators had made in investigating their project. After several sessions thumbing through copies of Zodiac magazines without finding out much about what I was interestedContinue reading “Meeting at Penlee Coach House”
At the end of the citizen curator programme, I have to present something in as a video. So whatever I decide on will need to be something to present visually. It could be me giving a short talk or, preferably, narrating a series of photographs. I’m browsing through Zodiac but I’m puzzled about how toContinue reading “Getting confused about what to concentrate on.”
I continued looking through the 1950s Cable and Wireless magazine: There is usually a women’s page: extolling the virtues of making the small meat ration last for several days, or how to be more glamorous. Most issues of Zodiac advertise the value of biscuits. However, my quest this week was to explore medical records. IContinue reading “Searching for medical information”
I walked through bitterly cold winds and rain to find out more about searching for a subject to research during the Citizen Curators course. Duncan suggested I go to the shelves full of Zodiac magazines from the early 1900s until the college closed. The college reopened in Porthcurno in July 1950 so I started lookingContinue reading “Finding out”
The second session of the Citizen Curators programme was about discovering resources for research and how to use them. We met in the grand Council chamber in Falmouth. Tehmina Goskar reminded us about using open questions when researching our chosen topic. We discussed how biased some information we discover might be, even though people trustContinue reading “Research and resources”
Today was the first study day to take part in the Citizen Curator Course.