Oral History Group

Oral history is the audio recording of memories, experiences and feelings. It preserves voices. Participants are involved in producing their own life histories and it offers opportunities for participation across a range of abilities.



Dates: 11 - 12 June 2024, 9.30am - 1.15pm


​​This course, run by the School of Allied Health Professions, Nursing and Midwifery in association with the Oral History Society and National Life Stories at the British Library, aims to be an informal and practical introduction to oral history interviewing in a palliative care context. The day provides an introduction to the interview process, question techniques, sensitive and distressing interviewing, ethics, equipment and archiving, with an opportunity to discuss some of the issues around working with oral history, life stories and memory in palliative care.

The course is suitable for applicants who are:

  • Considering developing an oral history project as a service for people with life-limiting illnesses. The course will provide awareness of what’s involved rather than equip participants to start a project as a service for patients.
  • Engaged in voluntary or employed work in a palliative care setting. In these circumstances, there is an expectation that participants are working with organisations that have undertaken appropriate safeguarding checks and can offer wellbeing support.

Places are limited to 12 per course, so apply early. No previous experience of oral history is required.


This course will be delivered online by Zoom call.


Full attendance fee: £144.00 / OHS member fee: £105.00

Further information

For further information, contact Dr Michelle Winslow

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