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Meet Cambridge lockdown videos selected for university’s ‘Collecting Covid-19’ archive

Meet Cambridge announced its ‘Life In Lockdown’ videos have been selected for Cambridge University’s ‘Collecting Covid-19’ archive.

The videos aim to support its portfolio of venues during lockdown by checking in on staff and exploring new ways to re-start business operations post Covid-19.

The videos include short interviews with managers who reveal how they are coping with the lockdown, what their new working day looks like and the challenges they have faced.

The videos selected for the archive will include staff from Newnham College, Gonville & Caius College, The Hilton Cambridge City Centre, The Møller Institute, Newmarket Racecourses and Corpus Christi College.

Judith Sloane, manage, Meet Cambridge, said: “In these difficult times, we wanted to engage with our colleagues in our venues in a positive way and to offer a human perspective on what we are all going through. Not only have we received great feedback on these videos, but they will now go into historical records in this official ‘Collecting Covd-19’ archive; it’s fantastic news and we hope people down the years will find them interesting.”

Jacky Cox, keeper of University Archives, added: “In launching this initiative we are keen to document the experience of the Collegiate University and city. How are we all adjusting to new patterns of work, social activity and leisure? Tracing the impact on Cambridge as an international magnet for visitors of all kinds, from College conference operations to occupancy of local hotels, is vital in building the big picture.”