Recording the Past – making oral histories in the North West- 16 May, Lancaster

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Recording the Past – making oral histories in the North West

Date: 16 May 2015 Time: 09.30 – 16.30

Venue: Fylde College Lecture Theatre 1, Lancaster University

This study day brings together some of the leading academics and researchers on the oral history of North West England.


9.30 a.m. Assemble Fylde College, Lecture Theatre 1 (tea/coffee is not served at beginning of the daybut is available to purchase on campus)

9.45 – 10.10 PLEASE NOTE EARLY START TIME Introduction to the day, including comments on the origins and development of Oral History –Dr Sam Riches, Regional Heritage Centre

10.10 – 11.00 For Their Own Good: the Transformation of English Working-Class Health Culture, 1880-1970 – Professor Lucinda McCray, Appalachian State University

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee/tea & biscuits

11.30 – 11.50 We’re all different: challenges and opportunities in oral history for people with disabilities –Veronica Whymant, Independent Researcher

11.50 -12.40 Telling it Like it Was – recording memories in Dent, Sedbergh and Garsdale – Anthea Boulton, Dent and Sedbergh Oral History Society

12.40- 1.40 Lunch

1.40- 2.30 Making Ends Meet in the early twentieth century – Dr Elizabeth Roberts, Lancaster University

2.30 – 3.00 Tea/coffee & biscuits

3.00- 3.50 Aspects of Childhood in South Lakeland in the Early Twentieth Century – Dr Jean Turnbull, Kendal Oral History Group

3.50 – 4.30 Reflections on the day – Professor Lucinda McCray

4.30pm Close of Study Day

Fee for this event: £25 (£23 for Friends and Patrons of the Centre) (fee includes coffee/tea & biscuits)

Lunch: *Sandwiches/coffee/tea can be bought on the University campus (either at SPAR supermarket or Gregg’s). Hot and cold snacks and drinks are also available at Cafe Republic – or you are welcome to bring your own lunch.

Parking: On Saturdays free parking is available on campus.

Booking: Please book this event on the University’s online store here.