BBC RemArc Goes Live


Dr. Barbara Sharp

Following a successful pilot scheme launched last year, which Dr. Barbara Sharp, who works with Alzheimer Scotland and the Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice within our school contributed  to,  the BBC have now confirmed it will make the resources developed permanent and easier to navigate, giving viewers a “natural way” to stimulate conversation and reminiscences with anyone who has memory difficulties. RemMarc is a permanent archive of pictures, audio and video clips as part of a project to help people with dementia, their family and carers. The footage includes many ordinary scenes from each decade from the 1950s onwards, including children playing, football matches and familiar journeys by train and tube.

The BBC RemArc website is designed to be intuitive to use and has been redesigned following feedback over the last ten months.

It was created by the BBC’s Archive Development team in conjunction with Dundee University, the University of St Andrews and the Alzheimer’s Society.

Containing around 1,500 items from the BBC Archives, it showcases around 250 video clips, 250 audio clips and more than 1,000 images from the 1930s to the 2000s.