Along with many oral history enthusiasts from the East Midlands and beyond, I attended the East Midlands Oral History Archive’s (EMOHA) Oral History Day on Wednesday 6th July 2011. It was a great day, with many interesting presentations and a good exchange of ideas for, and experiences of, the world of oral history. Towards the end […]
The BBC have revamped some of their oral history guidance. The older stuff had been languishing in their website since 2005. The new stuff, filed under their Hands on History brand, now includes a video, entitled “How to undertake your own oral history interview”. There are some basic but shiny new PDF guidance sheets too. […]
I listened to a really interesting programme on BBC Radio 4 this morning, The Reunion, which reunited Nick Leeson, the man who broke Barings Bank, with his colleagues and former boss, Peter Norris. Nick Leeson was the trader whose fraud caused the UK’s oldest investment bank to collapse in 1995 with £830 million of debt. The […]
Just a small post today to point out the piece in the Financial Times about oral history at the British Library and the work of National Life Stories. The article “History in the Speaking” was published last Friday and you can read it here. With thanks to Craig Fees for circulating this.