Cai Parry-Jones


Lindley Library, RHS,
80 Vincent Sq,

020 7821 3683

Current professional role: Digital Collections Manager

Institution: Royal Horticultural Society

Current projects:

I am responsible for managing, interpreting and preserving the RHS Lindley Library’s born-digital and digitised special collections, which includes oral histories and audiovisual material. I am also engaged in research relating to oral histories of British Jewry and I volunteer as an interviewer for the History of Parliament’s ongoing Oral History project.

Previous projects:

Curator of Oral History, British Library (2016-2017)

‘Connecting Stories: Our British Asian Heritage’ Exhibition, British Library and the Library of Birmingham (2017)

‘Artists’ Lives: Speaking of the Kasmin Gallery’ Exhibition, British Library, National Life Stories and Tate Britain (2016)

‘The History of the Jewish Diaspora in Wales’, Oral History Interviews, AHRC-funded PhD, Bangor University (2010-2014)

‘Hineni—Life Portraits of a Jewish Community’, HLF-funded Oral History Exhibition Project, Cardiff Reform Synagogue and Butetown History & Arts Centre (2010-2012)


Oral History of Jewish experience and migration.

Archiving and curating Oral History collections.

Developing and implementing archival digitisation projects and preservation policies.

I am able to offer Welsh-language services to OHS members and enquirers.


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