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Vanessa is currently Events Coordinator for the Institute of Voluntary Action Research (IVAR) which helps organisations which are campaigning for social change. Prior to this she managed BBC community engagement campaigns, such as WW2 People’s War– an oral history project which became an online archive of World War Two experience,The Big Read to find the UK’s best loved books and Breathing Places to create more spaces for nature. Recently she coordinated Reading Oasis, a literacy campaign for the charity United Way UK which places library resources into primary schools.

Vanessa is offering both her event management skills and experience of working on oral history projects to help NHST continue to tell these invaluable stories.


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