Introduction to Oral History (online course)

Course Structure

This online training course is delivered over Zoom video call. Each course is run over two consecutive morning sessions, 9.30am – 1.15pm, with half hour breaks mid-morning. The programme for the course is as follows (please note this is a sample structure and may differ on the day).

Please note:

  • There will be no refunds for cancelled places.
  • Due to high demand and in order to ensure that each course has attendees with a variety of interests and backgrounds, a maximum of two people from any one institution may attend each course.
  • There are two methods of payment. You can pay online via PayPal, debit or credit card or you can make an offline payment where an invoice will be sent to your organisation. Please select the appropriate option in the booking form.

Hourly Schedule

First day

9.30 - 9.45
Welcome and Introductions
9.45 - 11.00
What is Oral History?
Understanding memory
11.00 - 11.30
11.30 - 12.45
Getting started
Aims and objectives, who to interview, question approaches
12.45 - 13.15
An introduction to recording equipment

Day 2

9.30 - 10.30
The Interviews: dos and don'ts
10.30 - 11.00
Practice interview
11.00 - 11.30
11.30 - 12.00
Evaluation of practice interview
12.00 - 13.15
Summarising, transcription, copyright, archiving


25 - 26 Mar 2021


9:30 am - 1:15 pm


Zoom call Time zone: London, United Kingdom GB


Camille Johnston

Oral History Training Administrator

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