Vox Pops offers oral history training to groups and individuals throughout the UK. Founded more than ten years ago, the organisation has advised and supported more than twenty projects. Each training course is tailored to the needs of the particular project and its participants and will take you through the key steps in preparing your oral history project, including research, interview techniques, ethics, equipment and transcribing.
Many of our previous projects have been funded through the Heritage Lottery Fund and we have detailed knowledge of how to apply for this funding as well as finding other oral history grants.
Vox Pops is run by Stephen Kelly and Judith Jones. Stephen is the North West Organiser for the Oral History Society and a former journalist. He has published over twenty books, many of them focussing on oral history including The Kop, a history of Liverpool FC’s famous Spion Kop, You’ve Never Had It So Good: Recollections of Life in the 1950s and the memories of British soldiers who served in Korean War British Soldiers of the Korean War: In Their Own Words.
Stephen and Judith both worked at Granada television and collaborated in an oral history of the company’s most iconic programme Forty Years of Coronation Street. Their most recent personal project has been an oral history of Granada TV entitled Granadaland.