Clare Jenkins

Telephone: 07901-917920


Role within OHS: Regional networker  (Yorkshire)


Current Professional Role:

BBC radio programme maker via my independent production company Pennine Productions –

Joint course leader for BA Journalism at Sheffield Hallam University

Freelance oral historian


Institution: Sheffield Hallam University


Current Projects: A BBC Radio 4 programme about clearing out the family home; another on the social history of the sigh…


Previous Projects:

I co-ran a number of projects, in both London and the north of England, with the oral history training company Vox Pops – These included projects involving young people at both The Citadel theatre in St Helen’s, Lancashire, and at the Royal Festival Hall in London; volunteers at Manchester YMCA; Huddersfield Giants and Swinton Rugby League Club; a group of retired volunteers recording the history of disappearing communities on the Jet Coast at Whitby. I also ran a project on the Two-Minute Silence at the University of Huddersfield (later forming the basis of a radio programme), and set up another project, on Asian Voices. In 2000, I was a producer on The Century Speaks, the major oral history collaboration between the BBC and the British Library.

As a radio broadcaster and producer, I have interviewed people from all walks of life, in all kinds of situations, all kinds of locations. I have also written a number of books of personal testimony, about bereavement, women’s relationships with Roman Catholic priests, and the cutlery craftsmen and women of Sheffield.

Email/phone:; 07901-917920


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