Many of our diarists, old and new, are chronicling the times we find ourselves in.

Their contributions to The Great Diary Project range from shopping lists  and bog roll to health concerns and Whitehall response. Their contributions are multidimensional and active.

The diaries and dated notes we have received recently are incredibly important social, and in years to come, historical documents (as, indeed, are all our diaries, whatever conditions they were written under).

We have reflection from diarists on what the virus, and its fall-out, means at all levels of human experience: including the personal, the interpersonal, the social, the national, the global and the ecological.

If you feel moved to contribute  – as a one-off or as part of your greater diary-writing enterprise – please  do not hesitate to email me at pollynorth(@)