Mass Observation – a unique survey of everyday life in Britain – was set up on the cusp of the Second World War. Today it is archived at the University of Sussex. Much of the material takes the form of daily personal diaries such as Nella Last's War, made into a TV drama as Housewife 49 starring Victoria Wood. Find out more about these diaries with Professor Dorothy Sheridan (Wartime Women: A Mass Observation Anthology) and Fiona Courage (Special Collections, University of Sussex Library).
Thu 16 April, Jubilee Library, 6.30pm–7.45pm (Free)
Tickets from Jubilee Library Booklover Store (01273) 294071
Official Website: http://www.citylibraries.info/cityreads/events_default.asp
Added by jnicho02 on April 2, 2009