Brown, Cynthia (28 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
Brown, Cynthia (speaker, female)
Wilkinson, Robert (speaker, male)
Part 28: Joanna Bornat had been doing the Current British Work for some years before Cynthia. Has a much better impression of what is going on by editing this section.. Gives examples of a couple of recent projects often funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. AHRC seem to be funding more oral history projects. Discussion about how much is bottom up these days. Some organisations are becoming heritage partners with bigger projects. Anniversary type project around centenaries etc. Need to be proactive especially where there is nothing from a region or even more so a country. Plunders the annual report when it comes out for information. [21:10] Training for the Society. Demand has increased phenomenally. Mentions a couple of training events including Girl Guiding UK and Bangladeshi young mens project in Birmingham. Does about three a year at the British Library. Trainers annual meeting. Need for time to explore equipment in the courses. Issues around quality of recorders people bring sometimes. Challenges with certain participants. Individuals can find it difficult as they are not focussed on a subject or project.
Life story interview with Cynthia Brown, museum oral historian and former Project Manager of the East Midlands Oral History Archive