The Remembering Olive Collective (ROC) was made up of women of different ages and backgrounds. The main aim of ROC was to create public and permanent memories of Olive Morris.

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Olive Morris’ nephew Ferron paying a surprise visit to a ROC meeting, here pictured with a cohort of ROC members.

From October 2008 when it was founded until its disbandment in October 2010, ROC met monthly at Lambeth Women’s Project in Brixton. Together we researched and documented the history of Olive Morris and her times, and we learnt about each other and about women’s histories and why it is important that we keep them alive. Meetings included talks by those who knew Olive Morris and come to share their memories of Olive but also their own histories.

During this time, ROC created the Olive Morris Collection now based at Lambeth Archives, comprising a selection of Olive Morris personal documents and photographs (donated by Liz Obi) and 30 oral histories interviews.

Archive of ROC meetings:

Please note that former ROC members are in the process of uploading the full set of meeting Minutes to the blog.

Wednesday 7 April 2010 2010 – 6.30 – 9.00 pm
Venue: Karibu Centre, 7 Gresham Road, London SW9 7PH

Wednesday 3 March 2010 – 6.30 – 9.00 pm
Venue: Karibu Centre, 7 Gresham Road, London SW9 7PH

Wednesday 3 February 2010 – 6.30 – 10.30 pm
Venue: Karibu Centre, 7 Gresham Road, London SW9 7PH
Our February meeting will be longer as we will be looking at the year ahead and deciding what do we want to concentrate on, as well as looking at improving the way in which we work collectively. If you plan to come, bring something to eat and drink as it will be a longer session than usual.

Wednesday 13 January 2010 – 6.30 – 9.00 pm
Venue: Karibu Centre, 7 Gresham Road, London SW9 7PH

Wednesday 2 December 2009 – 6.30 – 9.00 pm
Venue: Karibu Centre, 7 Gresham Road, London SW9 7PH

Wednesday 4 November 2009 – 6.30 – 9.00 pm
Venue: Karibu Centre, 7 Gresham Road, London SW9 7PH

Wednesday 7 October 2009 – 6.30 – 9.00 pm
Venue: Lambeth Women’s Project, 166 A Stockwell Road, London SW9 9TQ

Wednesday 2 September 2009 (6.30 – 9.00 pm)
Venue: Lambeth Women’s Project, 166 A Stockwell Road, London SW9 9TQ

Wednesday 5 August 2009 (6.30 – 9.00 pm)
Venue: Lambeth Women’s Project, 166 A Stockwell Road, London SW9 9TQ

Wednesday 1 July 2009
Venue: Lambeth Women’s Project, 166 A Stockwell Road, London SW9 9TQ

Wednesday 3 June 2009 – Guest visitor: Olive’s nephew Ferron Morris
Read minutes (word doc. Size: 79 KB)

Wednesday 6 May 2009
Venue: Lambeth Women’s Project, 166 A Stockwell Road, London SW9 9TQ
Read minutes (word doc. Size: 59 KB)

Monday 30 March 2009 (April meeting)
Venue: Lambeth Women’s Project, 166 A Stockwell Road, London SW9 9TQ
Read minutes (word doc. Size: 64 KB)

Tuesday 4 March 2009 – Video screening: Otolith I (a film by the Otolith Group)
Venue: Gasworks, 155 Vauxhall Street, London SE11 5RH

Wednesday 4 February 2009 – Video screening: Interview with Doris Morris (mother of Olive)
Venue: Black Cultural Archives (1 Othello Close, London, SE11 4RE)
Read minutes (word doc. Size: 52 KB)

Wed. 7 January 2009 – Guest speaker: Mia Morris (co-founder of ELBOW, and editor of Black History Month 365)
Read minutesRead minutes

Wed. 3 December 2008 – Read minutes (word doc. Size: 69 KB)
Venue: Lambeth Women’s Project, 166 A Stockwell Road, London SW9 9TQ

Wed. 5 November 2008 – Read minutes (word doc. Size: 69 KB)
Venue: Lambeth Women’s Project, 166 A Stockwell Road, London SW9 9TQ

Wed. 1 October 2008 – Guest speaker: Sandra Hurst (co-founder of Black Roof and Sabarr Bookshop)
Read minutes (word doc. Size: 37 KB)
Venue: Lambeth Women’s Project, 166 A Stockwell Road, London SW9 9TQ

Wed. 3 September 2008 – Guest speaker: Joy Gregory (artist and Trustee of Triangle Arts Trust)
Read minutes (word doc. Size: 43 KB)

Wed. 6 August 2008 – Guest speaker: Liz Obi (community activist and former Brixon Black Panther)
Read minutes (word doc. Size: 42 KB)


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