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Thompson, Paul (14 of 22).  Oral History of Oral History

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  • Recording date

    2012-11-22, 2013-03-11, 2013-05-23, 2013-07-12, 2013-08-13, 2013-09-18, 2014-09-01, 2014-12-02, 2015-04-28, 2016-03-31

  • Recording locations

    British Library, London (Tracks 1-20) Poplar (Tracks 21-22)

  • Interviewees

    Thompson, Paul, 1935- (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Wilkinson, Robert (speaker, male)

  • Abstract

    Part 14: Conferences – and committee members in 1981. Discussions about a project on Hessle Road Hull, dockers and the lack of conferences that included women’s’ issues. Contributions by Raphael Samuel and John Saville. Agreement that the conference should concentrate on ‘the road to 1945’. Paul asked to look for local groups to be involved including three in Liverpool, and the Tottenham History Workshop organised by Jerry White, a Grimsby group, a Lewisham project organised by Alison Mantle, the Popular Memory Group in Birmingham and the history of car workers. John Saville queried whether the Society had too narrow a view on labour history. Joanna Bornat wanted to expand into business and politics. Paul mentioned Anthony Seldon who was then working at the LSE. [12:20] Wider discussion about what was important to cover at conferences. Middle classes conference to be held in 1984. Elites conference proposed by Anthony Seldon – he resigned so was abandoned. Mentions Angela Hewins.

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    Life story interview with Paul Thompson, co-founder of National Life Stories.

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