Apr 3rd 2018

South-West Beginners Oral History Community Workshop


28 April 2018, 9.30-17.00 (Mast House, Plymouth University)


History with Plymouth University invites you to develop your skills and knowledge of oral history.


What is Oral History?   One of the most important methods to explore the past, oral history involves the use of interviews to record individuals’ memories to narrate the history of families, organisations, and communities.

What is the Workshop?  this one-day workshop will take you through the process of developing an oral history project, covering such topics as:  planning your project and getting started, how to conduct interviews; what to do with your recordings.

Who is the Workshop for?  The Workshop is ideal for anybody who is interested in starting a Project but little or no knowledge of oral history.  Or, if you have already commenced a Project, the Workshop is an excellent way to refresh your best-practice skills and knowledge.

Who leads the Workshop?  The workshop is run by Plymouth University in collaboration with the Centre for Oral History and Tradition (Canada) and Cornerstone Heritage.

In a series of lectures, practical-skills seminars and discussion groups, you’ll work with leading local and international historians.  Special Guests include:

  • Dr. Carly Adams (Centre for Oral History and Tradition, University of Lethbridge, CANADA)
  • Mr. Peter Davey (Project Leader of the HLF funded, Stonehouse 100 Homes Project)
  • Dr. Alan Butler (Project Leader and founder of Plymouth’s LGBT Archive)

You’ll have a chance to develop links with other projects, too.



  • Date & time:  Saturday 28 April, 09.30-17.00
  • Venue:  Plymouth University, Mast House
  • A fee of £75/person*** – entitles you to a full day of activities, lunch and break refreshments, as well as a Workshop package of information, and follow-up consultation.


***Registration is required as space is limited to 25 participants.



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