These Terms of Use apply to all users of Connected Histories of the BBC digital platforms, including, e.g., this website, the digital catalogue, embeddable content that we may make available for use via this digital platform (individually and collectively referred to as the “Content”). By accessing the Content, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use.

The University of Sussex (the “University”) may modify, add to, or delete portions of these Terms of Use at any time by posting updated Terms of Use, and any modifications, additions, or deletions to these Terms of Use will become effective immediately upon posting. You agree that your continued use of the Content following the posting of updated Terms of Use indicates your consent to those changes.


You may only copy and print Content for your personal non-commercial, educational, research use, provided that you include all copyright and other notices contained in the Content and that you do not modify the Content in any form.

All contents and elements of this website (including, e.g. both editorial content and the code used in programming) are protected by UK and international copyright laws. Except as explicitly provided in these Terms of Use or permitted by English law, you may not reproduce, modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, prepare derivative works, perform, or use in any other way the content and elements of this website without consent of the copyright holder.

See Contact page for information about where to direct permissions requests.


Whenever possible, the University provides information that it has about copyright owners and related matters in the catalogue records that accompany collections within the Content. However, the information the University has may not be accurate or complete.

The University and its partners of the Connected Histories of the BBC project do not make any warranties as to the results that may be obtained from use of the Content or as to the accuracy and reliability of the Content or any information, service, products, opinions, or statements included in the Content.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the Content do not necessarily represent those of the UKRI, the AHRC, or BBC or the University.

Limitation of Liability

Contents of this Website

The University will not be liable for the correctness, completeness and up-to-date-ness of the Content. Use of Content will be at the sole risk of the user.

Website Availability

The University will endeavour to supply the services in a non-interrupted manner, if possible. However, notwithstanding all care taken, the possibility of downtimes cannot be excluded. The University reserves the right to alter or cease availability of all and any Content at any time.

External Links

The Content contains links to third-party websites (external links). These websites are the responsibilities of the respective operators. The University has no influence on the current and future design and contents of the linked sites. The insertion of external links does not mean that the University claims the contents relating to the reference or link are accurate or reliable.


This accessibility statement applies to the Connected Histories of the BBC website, and may differ from the accessibility statement of the BBC and University of Sussex, as the site has been created with archive materials and specific functionality related to these materials.

This website is run by the University of Sussex. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. That means everyone should be able to:

  • access most of the information found on the site.
  • zoom most pages in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen.
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard.
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software.
  • listen to, and navigate, most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver).
  • access all video content, either visually, or through accessible technology.

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

How accessible is this website?

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. The Connected Histories of the BBC is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard.

We have taken the following accessibility and usability guidelines into consideration when developing the site:

  • providing simple, consistent operable site navigation.
  • providing easy to perceive and understand content.
  • using an easy-to-read font type.
  • providing the ability to change the colour palette
  • providing text equivalents for images, where appropriate.
  • using semantic HTML to improve readability by screen readers.

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

Much of the of the website content will fall within the exemptions under the accessibility regulations.

Subtitles or captions are not available on the audio visual files, but they are available thorough the KALDI transcriptions, so it is possible to read the text of the audio and video files as they are playing.

Feedback and contact information

We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of The Connected Histories of the BBC. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on The Connected Histories of the BBC:


We try to respond to feedback within 10 business days.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 16 May 2022. It was last reviewed on 1 September 2022


A visit of the Content might result in the storing of access information (date, time, page viewed) on the University’s server. This data is anonymised and will not be regarded as part of the personal data. This data will be evaluated for statistical purposes only. It will not be made available to third parties for commercial or non-commercial purposes alike. Moreover, data can be stored on the computers of the Content users. This data is called “cookies” and its purpose is to facilitate the user’s Content access. However, the user can disable this feature from the respective web browser. In this case, the operability of our website might be impacted.

For more information regarding the University’s use of cookies, how to disable cookies and the steps taken regarding your privacy please see the University’s privacy statement.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms of Use and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation are governed by, and these Terms of Use are to be construed in accordance with, English law. The courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction to deal with any dispute which has arisen or may arise out of, or in connection with, these Terms of Use, except that a party may bring proceedings to protect its intellectual property rights in any jurisdiction.