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This page offers details of past events, projects & conferences:


International Conference of the European Reminiscence Network: Dublin 2nd & 3rd May 2019

For details contact Karen Meenan at or Pam Schweitzer at


Latest project: Remembering the Past - Building the Future 2015-17

“Remembering the Past-Building the Future” is an eighteen-month international project within the framework of the “Europe for Citizens” programme which aims to show how memory, despite its fragility, manages to preserve the past against the destructive work of time and brings along the hope for a better future.

This is a partnership project involving the European Reminiscence Network and the University of Greenwich. For further details about the project on the ERN please click here, or visit The Reminiscence Theatre Archive website at

2017 Conference: 'Remembering Yesterday, Caring Today':

The inspiring international project “Remembering Yesterday, Caring Today” (RYCT) celebrates its 20th year of delivering Reminiscence in Dementia Care at a Conference in Greenwich, London:

16th & 17th November 2017

For further details and to book a place, download flyer: PDF


Memory Grand Challenge: Exploring links between reminiscence in dementia care and oral history

The above seminar was held at the University of Greenwich on Thursday 13th October 2016 | Time: 3pm – 6pm

Over the last three years, key members of the Oral History Society have participated in the new Training and Apprenticeship scheme in Reminiscence in Dementia Care. They have worked with older people with dementia and their family carers revisiting the key stages in their lives using creative arts-based approaches in order to support the sense of identity and self-worth of the participants.

The results of this work have been significant for the families involved and were discussed at the seminar which is led by Pam and included several key speakers.

For further details, download the OHS flyer: PDF or Word document


Training Course and Apprenticeship Scheme in Reminiscence Arts in Dementia Care Pam Schweitzer received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the 5th National Dementia Care Awards

The awards ceremony was held on November 11th 2014 at the 2014 UK Dementia Congress at the Hilton Hotel Metropole in Brighton.

The Judges said: "Pam was chosen because of her passion for creating fun and re-igniting love and a sense of cohesiveness for couples and individuals living with dementia. Pam has been an inspirational leader through her internationally recognised reminiscence networks, publications, training & resources."

Attachment, memory loss and ageing - Conference presented by The Bowlby Centre Attachment, memory loss and ageing - Conference presented by The Bowlby Centre

The conference was held on Saturday 20th September 2014 at The Institute of Child Health, London

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