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The 2010 East Midlands Oral History Day on the theme of 'Work' was held on Monday 7th June at Southwell Workhouse

This event was a partnership between The East Midlands Oral History Archive, Southwell Workhouse, and MLA Renaissance East Midlands.


10.00  Coffee.

10.30  Introductions from Rachel Harrison of the Workhouse & Colin Hyde of EMOHA.

10.45  Cynthia Brown - National Life Stories and the Oral History Society.

Oral history Society website - http://www.oralhistory.org.uk/

National Life Stories website - http://www.bl.uk/reshelp/findhelprestype/sound/ohist/ohnls/nationallifestories.html

11.00  Val Wood - Women and Work in Nottingham in the post war period  1945-1955.

11.35  Abigail Hunt - Making their Voices Heard: Using Oral History to uncover the stories of Women Working in Agriculture in twentieth century Lincolnshire.

12.10  Colin Hyde - Writing the company history of TH Wathes in Leicester. Click here to see .pdf of presentation

12.45  Q&A for the above.

1.00    Lunch.

1.45    Walk round the Workhouse.

2.30    Katherine Onion - Oral history at the Workhouse.

3.00    Break.

3.10    Glassball Arts - Investigating working lives with young people.

Glassball Arts website - http://www.glassball.org.uk/

3.45    Asking about work - your opportunity to contribute to an Oral History Society resource on working lives.

Click here for a list of questions about work (Word document)

4.15    Final comments.

4.30    Finish.


For further information about the event contact: Colin Hyde at emoha@le.ac.uk or 0116 2525065

Details of the Workhouse can be found on the National Trust website at:



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Last updated: 27/07/2010
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