Lockdown 2020 crowd-sourcing project

Social distancing poster from lockdown

The events of 2020 are unprecedented in living memory and the impact on daily life at Oxford University of the CoVid19 pandemic is profound. We wish to capture the daily life of staff and students, what has changed, and what are their experiences. This project, run by IT Services and the Faculty of English, is working with the City of Oxford Museum's 'City Stories' initiative and continues the University's long-standing involvement in crowd-sourcing stories, objects, and memories. 'Lockdown2020' is looking for contributions from any member of staff or student at the University of Oxford to record everyday life during the lockdown. 

Tell us about the lockdown by sharing (one or more of the following):

  • A description of your typical day/or plan for your day 
  • Pictures from your 'new normal' life (anything that represents your daily life in lockdown, or what is happening in your neighbourhood)
  • A message to the future  a short time capsule message for future staff, students, and historians of the University describing the current times (audio, video, or text)

Find out more about the project and submit your contributions >>