Unlocking our sound heritage

A sound heritage team member working with audio at a computer

A UK-wide project that will help preserve and provide access to as much as possible of the nation's rare and unique sound recordings before they become unreadable and are effectively lost. This will open up the nation's sounds to everyone.

The project is part of the Save our Sounds programme a partnership project led by the British Library, with funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. There are ten regional hubs across the UK. The Midlands Hub is based at the University of Leicester and covers Birmingham, Derbyshire, Herefordshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.

The team

  • Colin Hyde is the Hub Project Manager. 
  • Mandeep Kaur-Lakhan is the Hub Rights Officer. 
  • Richard Wheelband is the Hub Audio Preservation Engineer.
  • Megan Allan, Ruth Maguire and Sarah Wood are the Hub Cataloguers.

Contact the team at uosh@le.ac.uk 


Keep up to date

Read our blog posts to keep up to date with what is happening in the Midlands Hub.

Volunteering opportunities

There are a range of volunteering opportunities to get involved with the Unlocking our Sound Heritage project.