COVID Diaries


Back in April we asked you to keep a diary of these strange times, in order to help researchers in the future understand what living through this pandemic was like. Thank-you to everyone who got in touch to tell us that you were doing just that: through art, photos, audio recordings, and old fashioned pen & paper.


We still need to you to record your day-to-day experiences, thoughts and feelings through Lockdown II, and ideally until at least Christmas. And it's not too late to get started! If you want any advice, or simply want to tell us that you are keeping a COVID Diary, get in touch at


To get you inspired, here are pages from a few different diaries: Private J.T. Darbyshire of the 1st Bucks Battalion, Ox & Bucks Light Infantry, describing his life in Ypres during WW1; and a COVID Diary submitted to us over the summer; and a Headteacher's Log from Hedergerly National Schools, 1876.Diary of JT Darbyshire

Hedgerley School Log Book 1876

COVID Diary Apr 2020

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