Wednesday 17 April 2019

Talking Oral History in Belfast and Glasgow

The ‘On behalf of the People’ project has had a panel accepted for the 2019 Oral History Society Conference in Swansea. We were very excited to learn the theme of this ...

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Tuesday 02 April 2019

Attending the ‘Working Environments and the Body’ conference, Shanghai, China, April 2018

In April 2018 two members of the project team – Professor Keith Gildart and Dr Ben Curtis – travelled to Shanghai to participate in a conference entitled ...

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Friday 08 March 2019

Women Working in Coalfield Communities

In 1957, Glenys Hunt was 22 and working as a tracer within the planning department in Bestwood Colliery, Nottingham. She took a further education course in mining to learn more ...

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Tuesday 19 February 2019

Dusty Digging: The National Union of Mineworkers Archive

The National Union of Mineworkers headquarters sits on a busy intersection opposite a series of training cafes in a plate glass Barnsley College building. The Yorkshire ...

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Monday 09 July 2018

On Behalf of the People: Work, Community and Class in the British Coal Industry, 1947-1994

On 1 January 1947 the British coal industry was formally brought under state control with signs at collieries erected declaring that they were now managed by the National Coal ...

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