Research students and community heritage volunteers attended an informal and practical introduction to carrying out oral history work led by Julia Letts at the Hive.
Julia Letts played a selection of recorded extracts collected during local oral history projects and led discussion about some of the issues around collecting oral history, life stories and memory.
During the workshop, participants learned how to handle recording equipment and practiced recording each other.
Julia Letts is a freelance consultant specialising in oral history and audio production who lives and works in Worcestershire. She has been working as an oral history producer and trainer for over a decade and has personally recorded more than 600 oral history interviews and managed dozens of oral history and recording projects. Julia is an accredited trainer and West Midlands representative for the Oral History Society.