Having undertaken training through the Oral History Society, I have experience of working on a range of oral history projects. These include:

  • Supporting a project on the history of Holloway Prison with Islington Museum - 2018

  • Managed a HLF funded oral history project with Kingston Centre for Independent Living - 2016-18

  • Supported the collecting of interviews for Thames Festival Trust's 'Life Afloat', 'Boatyards' and ‘World’s Oldest Boat Race’ projects - 2016-18

  • Conducting new interviews with punks for the Museum of London's Punk London programme - 2016

  • Managing the digitisation of London Transport Museum's oral history collection - 2015-16

  • Contemporary interviews with London-based tattoo artists for the Museum of London - 2015

  • Conducting interviews with former manual telephone exchange operators for the Information Age gallery at the Science Museum - 2013-14

I am available for bespoke oral history training, having delivered workshops for a range of museums and organisations including:

  • Staff and volunteers at the Science Museum, London Transport Museum and Islington Museum

  • Community volunteers at the British Museum, Museum of London, Thames Festival Trust and Tamil Information Centre

  • External practitioners who are undertaking independent oral history projects

Feedback includes:

"Thank you so much for the Oral History Training on Friday, everyone said how great the training was. One volunteer mentioned that it was so good to have someone who not only has a wealth of experience but made the training really easy to follow and enjoyable." - Curator, London Transport Museum

“Thanks again for the training. It really was a great starting point for our interviews. I definitely feel a lot more confident with how to approach the interviews and may practice on some of my relatives!” - Volunteer, Tamil Information Centre

Delivering oral history training for Thames Festival Trust © Hydar Dewachi

Delivering oral history training for Thames Festival Trust © Hydar Dewachi

I also have experience of using film to document stories, for both exhibitions and online. This includes a series of short films in collaboration with the Friends of London Transport Museum for a project entitled Depot Discoveries