Oral History Society ‘Introduction to Oral History’ Course in Worcester

I am running an OHS Introduction course at the University of Worcester’s City Campus on Thursday July 3rd 2017. There are still places available. This self-contained day course, organised jointly by the National Life Stories at the British Library and the Oral History Society, aims to be an informal and practical introduction to oral history interviewing with an opportunity to handle recording equipment and discuss some of the issues around oral history, life stories and memory. Places are limited to twelve per day course. No previous experience of oral history is required. Find out more and book onto the day’s course.

Witleys Oral History Group – CD in production

I have just finished editing a narrated CD containing extracts from oral history interviews carried out by volunteers in the Witleys Oral History Group (in Great and Little Witley, West Worcesershire). I have loved listening to the stories they’ve collected about the area, and have grouped the CD into 5 main themes, farming, WW2, school days, businesses and the Redmarley Hill Climb. The Witley project (funded by the HLF) culminates with a celebration event in mid June 2017 and the CDs will be available shortly.

Oral History in Schools – Sharing Experience Day

Are you a primary or secondary school teacher who has run an oral history project in your school? On Wednesday 27th September 2017 the Oral History Society is holding a sharing experience day at the British Library. This is a chance for educators and oral history practitioners to get together and share their experiences of oral history in schools. The event is by invitation only but we are actively looking for teachers with experience in this field to join us. If this is you, drop me a line on