Series ORA - Oral History

Andrew Johnson Gavin Griffiths Stephen Lushington Rod Beavon, 2013-06-24 Martin Boulton Lord Julian Hunt John Corsellis Hugh Bedford John Corsellis Michael Garnett and Will Stevens
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Identity area

Reference code

GB 2014 WS-02-ORA


Oral History


  • 2010- (Creation)

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Extent and medium

59 digital recordings

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

Archival history

The experiences of former pupils, staff and other individuals connected with Westminster School form a key element of our history and provide important context to our other historic collections. Since 2010, the Archive has run an Oral History Programme which aims to select interviewees and produce an audio recording of their reminiscences.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Interviews are organised into files arranged chronologically according to the date of the interview and titled with the interviewee(s) name(s). In some cases more than one recording has been made with an individual, sometimes on different dates.

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

MP3s of oral history interviews are made available online for research purposes. If a recording is not available it may be possible to obtain a digital version by contacting the Archivist, or to arrange a visit to listen to the recording in person.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies are supplied in accordance with Westminster School's Policy on Archive and Heritage Collections, and under provisions of any relevant copyright legislation. Permission to reproduce items in the custody of Westminster School must be sought from its Governing Body.

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

The original audio files are recorded in WAV format. The digital surrogates made available via this catalogue are converted into the compressed MP3 format.

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Institution identifier

GB 2014

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Level of detail



  • English


  • Latin


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