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Scope and method

The Voices of the University oral history project was run by the Institute of Advanced Study at the University of Warwick. The project was managed by IAS Research Fellows Dr April Gallwey (2013), Dr Richard Wallace (2013-14), and Dr Grace Huxford (2014-15). A small team of undergraduate, postgraduate and post-doctoral researchers carried out interviews with participants.

The majority of interviews follow a broad ‘life history’ approach, discussing how interviewees came to arrive at Warwick and their varied experiences here. Some participants have been at Warwick since it opened in 1965, whilst other interviewees have been here just a few months. Interviewees include students and academic staff, but also administrative and support staff from across the campus. Overall, the project aims to represent a wide cross-section of the university community over time.

Interviews are stored at the Modern Records Centre and on the university library’s online database. Every participant was required to fill out a Recording Agreement, specifying access requirements.

Unless otherwise agreed, material is made publically avialable via the Warwick Digital Collections under a Creative Commons Non-Commerical Licence. If you have further questions on access, please email


Find out more about oral history techniques and training from Warwick's Oral History Network.