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Creator: The University of York


Date(s): 2012 - 2013


To mark the 50th anniversary of the University of York, the oral history project has been recording the recollections of people who have been involved with the University during the past half-century and more – from some of those present at its inception to alumni and current members of staff.


The audio files and transcripts from these interviews have been archived with the University Archive within the Borthwick Institute where they are being preserved for the long term.


For further information, please see the Borthwick's pages about the Oral History project


Rights Holder: The University of York


License: Online Only
Made available online by the University of York, by permission of the rights holder. Please contact the rights holder for any further permissions. Please refer to the University of York Digital Library Rights Policy for further information.





The Interviews


Jocelyn Abbey


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Interview with Jocelyn Abbey (Languages student)
Interviewed by Gregory Neale for the Oral History project, 2/13/2012



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Sam Asfahani


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Interview with Sam Asfahani (Economics student)
Interviewed by Gregory Neale for the Oral History project, 6/21/2012



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Dame Janet Baker


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Interview with Dame Janet Baker (Chancellor of the University)
Interviewed by Gregory Neale for the Oral History project, 7/17/2012



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Janet Barnes


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Interview with Janet Barnes (Chief executive of York Museums Trust)
Interviewed by Gregory Neale for the Oral History project, 8/16/2012



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Sir Donald Barron


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Interview with Sir Donald Barron (Chairman of University Council)
Interviewed by Gregory Neale for the Oral History project, 7/2/2012



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Professor Judith Bennett


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Interview with Professor Judith Bennett (Professor of Education and Education student)
Interviewed by Gregory Neale for the Oral History project, 3/6/2012



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Professor Jonathan Bradshaw


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Interview with Professor Jonathan Bradshaw (Professor of Social Policy)
Interviewed by Gregory Neale for the Oral History project, 7/13/2012



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Dr Robert Brech


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Interview with Dr Robert Brech (Member of Council, chair of York Science Park)
Interviewed by Gregory Neale for the Oral History project, 7/3/2012



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Elizabeth Carr (née Sawtell)


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Interview with Elizabeth Carr (English student)
Interviewed by Gregory Neale for the Oral History project, 9/26/2012



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Professor Sir Ron Cooke


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Interview with Professor Sir Ron Cooke (Vice Chancellor)
Interviewed by Gregory Neale for the Oral History project, 4/18/2012



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Professor Claire Cross


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Interview with Professor Claire Cross (Professor of History)
Interviewed by Gregory Neale for the Oral History project, 8/17/2012



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Dr Giles Davidson


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Interview with Dr Giles Davidson (Head of Administration, Hull York Medical School)
Interviewed by Gregory Neale for the Oral History project, 9/24/2012



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Sir Andrew Derbyshire (1)


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Interview with Sir Andrew Derbyshire (First architect)
Interviewed by Gregory Neale for the Oral History project, 4/12/2012



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Sir Andrew Derbyshire (2)


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Interview with Sir Andrew Derbyshire (First architect)
Interviewed by Gregory Neale for the Oral History project, 07/12/2012



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Professor Barrie Dobson


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Interview with Professor Barrie Dobson (Professor of History)
Interviewed by Gregory Neale for the Oral History project, 6/25/2012



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Greg Dyke


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Interview with Greg Dyke (Chancellor of the University and Politics student)
Interviewed by Gregory Neale for the Oral History project, 7/11/2012



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Kel Fidler


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Interview with Kel Fidler (Deputy Vice Chancellor and Professor of Electronics)
Interviewed by Gregory Neale for the Oral History project, 8/24/2012



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Dr David Foster


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Interview with Dr David Foster (Registrar)
Interviewed by Gregory Neale for the Oral History project, 4/4/2012



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Steve Galloway


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Interview with Steve Galloway (City of York Council Leader)
Interviewed by Gregory Neale for the Oral History project, 7/19/2012



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Peter Glanville


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Interview with Peter Glanville (Head of Sports Centre)
Interviewed by Gregory Neale for the Oral History project, 2/22/2012



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Professor Christine Godfrey


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Interview with Professor Christine Godfrey (Professor of Health Sciences)
Interviewed by Gregory Neale for the Oral History project, 7/3/2012



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Dr Jane Grenville (1)


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Interview with Dr Jane Grenville (Pro-Vice Chancellor and Archaeology lecturer)
Interviewed by Gregory Neale for the Oral History project, 8/20/2012



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Dr Jane Grenville (2)


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Interview with Dr Jane Grenville (Pro-Vice Chancellor and Archaeology lecturer)
Interviewed by Gregory Neale for the Oral History project, 8/20/2012



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Phil Harding


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Interview with Phil Harding (Sociology student)
Interviewed by Gregory Neale for the Oral History project, 6/22/2012



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Elizabeth Heaps


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Interview with Elizabeth Heaps (Pro-Vice Chancellor and Librarian)
Interviewed by Gregory Neale for the Oral History project, 7/6/2012



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Professor Rod Hubbard


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Interview with Professor Rod Hubbard (Professor of Chemistry)
Interviewed by Gregory Neale for the Oral History project, 7/23/2012



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David Jenkins


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Interview with David Jenkins (Economics student)
Interviewed by Gregory Neale for the Oral History project, 5/16/2012



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Dr Richard Keesing


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Interview with Dr Richard Keesing (Physics lecturer)
Interviewed by Gregory Neale for the Oral History project, 5/31/2012



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Peter Knight


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Interview with Peter Knight (Physics student)
Interviewed by Gregory Neale for the Oral History project, 7/10/2012



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Hilary Layton


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Interview with Hilary Layton (Director of Internationalisation)
Interviewed by Gregory Neale for the Oral History project, 7/16/2012



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Veronique Marot


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Interview with Veronique Marot (History student)
Interviewed by Gregory Neale for the Oral History project, 2/14/2012



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Professor Jim Matthew


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Interview with Professor Jim Matthew (Pro Vice Chancellor and Professor of Physics)
Interviewed by Gregory Neale for the Oral History project, 6/28/2012



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Professor Sue Mendus


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Interview with Professor Sue Mendus (Professor of Political Philosohpy)
Interviewed by Gregory Neale for the Oral History project, 6/25/2012



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Councillor David Merrett


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Interview with Councillor David Merrett (City of York Council Leader)
Interviewed by Gregory Neale for the Oral History project, 8/17/2012



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Ged Murray


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Interview with Ged Murray (Head of Personnel)
Interviewed by Gregory Neale for the Oral History project, 7/6/2012



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Gillian Parker


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Interview with Gillian Parker (Head of Social Policy Research Unit)
Interviewed by Gregory Neale for the Oral History project, 8/16/2012



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Margaret Prosser


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Interview with Margaret Prosser (Library secretary)
Interviewed by Gregory Neale for the Oral History project, 2/29/2012



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John Randall


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Interview with John Randall (Biology student)
Interviewed by Gregory Neale for the Oral History project, 2/9/2012



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Steve Richards


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Interview with Steve Richards (History student)
Interviewed by Gregory Neale for the Oral History project, 10/10/2012



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Dr Anne Riddell


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Interview with Dr Anne Riddell (Registrar)
Interviewed by Gregory Neale for the Oral History project, 3/16/2012



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Professor Berrick Saul


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Interview with Professor Berrick Saul (Vice Chancellor)
Interviewed by Gregory Neale for the Oral History project, 6/26/2012



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Professor Mike Savage (1)


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Interview with Professor Mike Savage (Professor of Sociology and History student)
Interviewed by Gregory Neale for the Oral History project, 6/19/2012



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Professor Mike Savage (2)


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Interview with Professor Mike Savage (Professor of Sociology and History student)
Interviewed by Gregory Neale for the Oral History project, 6/19/2012



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Professor Bill Sheils


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Interview with Professor Bill Sheils (Professor of History and History student)
Interviewed by Gregory Neale for the Oral History project, 7/19/2012



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Richard Shephard


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Interview with Richard Shephard (Director of Development at York Minster)
Interviewed by Gregory Neale for the Oral History project, 7/4/2012



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Peter Smith


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Interview with Peter Smith (Senior Academic Registrar)
Interviewed by Gregory Neale for the Oral History project, 8/21/2012



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Peter Smith


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Interview with Peter Smith (Senior Academic Registrar)
Interviewed by Gregory Neale for the Oral History project, 8/21/2012



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Professor Andy Tudor


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Interview with Professor Andy Tudor (Professor of Theatre, Film and Television)
Interviewed by Gregory Neale for the Oral History project, 8/21/2012



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Councillor Andrew Waller


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Interview with Councillor Andrew Waller (City of York Council Leader)
Interviewed by Gregory Neale for the Oral History project, 10/4/2012



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Professor Ian Wand (1)


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Interview with Professor Ian Wand (Deputy Vice Chancellor and Professor of Computer Science)
Interviewed by Gregory Neale for the Oral History project, 3/22/2012



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Professor Ian Wand (2)


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Interview with Professor Ian Wand (Deputy Vice Chancellor and Professor of Computer Science)
Interviewed by Gregory Neale for the Oral History project, 3/22/2012



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Professor Andrew Webster


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Interview with Professor Andrew Webster (Professor of Sociology and Academic Coordinator for Social Sciences)
Interviewed by Gregory Neale for the Oral History project, 8/30/2012



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Simon Willis


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Interview with Simon Willis (Head of student recruitment)
Interviewed by Gregory Neale for the Oral History project, 8/30/2012



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