Refugee Stories Project

The Refugee Stories Project was funded by Heritage Lottery Fund and City Parochial Foundation (now Trust for London). It followed on from the award winning Refugee Communities History Project which ran in partnership with Evelyn Oldfield Unit, Museum of London, London Metropolitan University and 15 Refugee Community Organisations and was funded by Trust for London and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

In the initial project, each RCO hosted and supported a fieldworker employed to work with their community. The project collected over 150 in depth oral history interviews with refugees from the 15 communities it worked with. The resulting collection of interviews, archived at the Museum of London, constitute an extraordinary and unrivalled collection of testimony based material on the subject of refugees in the UK. In addition, the project has produced a variety of resources based upon the material collected including a website: (, a learning resource for teachers designed for KS3 Citizenship, History, Geography and English subjects, (available to download via the website) a short film collection and a mobile exhibition.

EOU has a limited number of Refugee Stories project resources to offer to schools, charities and public libraries, including “Refugee Stories” films on DVD and the multimedia learning resource childhood landscapes.