As well as being a leading centre for research, OCLW aims to bring its work into the community wherever possible. Most of our events, talks and podcasts are free, and we work with disadvantaged social groups, schools and with children with learning difficulties to use life-writing to aid communication, tell stories, educate and build confidence. We believe research and creativity should be available to everyone, whatever their social background. The Centre is entirely reliant on the support of its friends and donors to enable its work, and we are hugely grateful to the network of supporters who help it to continue.
You can support the work we do by becoming a Friend of OCLW. As thanks for your kind generosity, you will be invited to exclusive events, lectures, and receptions, as well as as our termly Friends of OCLW Book Club. Membership starts from £10/month, and can be made monthly, annually, or as a one-off donation.