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Brown, Cynthia (5 of 31).  Oral History of Oral History

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    2014-01-20, 2014-02-26, 2014-04-02, 2014-05-22, 2014-06-03, 2014-09-16, 2014-10-28, 2014-11-26, 2015-01-07, 2015-02-17

  • Interviewees

    Brown, Cynthia (speaker, female)

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    Wilkinson, Robert (speaker, male)

  • Abstract

    Part 5: Parent manager/school governor role at local school. Was Chair for 10 years. Worked with four head teachers. Talks about Local Management of Schools (LMS). Learnt a number of transferrable skills. Role of Chair and interviewing for staff. Stepped down after going through redundancy process of a member of staff. [24:03] Decided to do something outside childcare when son was a baby. Went to Alderman Newtons Evening Institute, then Vaughan College. Describes courses she attended there over three years up to 1983 mainly social history. Learnt about history from below including womens history. Lists modules on the courses. Residential weekend at Ruskin College caused a stir locally. [37:00] Course made her think about political affiliations. Had been a Labour voter. She became interested in liberalism.

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    Life story interview with Cynthia Brown, museum oral historian and former Project Manager of the East Midlands Oral History Archive

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