We’ve entered the final six months of the Social Change and English, 1945-1965 project now and are busy writing our book Remaking English for the Post-war World which it is good to see advertised on Palgrave Macmillan’s website, despite it being about a year away from publication!
We are also holding a series of end-of-project events over the next couple of months. Next week we are presenting findings to an invited audience of historians and educationalists together with some of the project informants at a one-day seminar. On 6 March 2012 John Hardcastle and Georgina Brewis will be discussing the methods and approaches employed for the study at a lunchtime seminar at the Institute of Education. This event is open to all and you can find more information here. In July, John Hardcastle will be talking at the annual conference of the National Association for the Teaching of English.
We are also preparing the oral history interviews for transfer to the British Library’s Sound Archive, including seeking new permissions from informants and checking transcripts. We are really pleased that the interviews will be preserved for the long term in the national centre for oral history in Britain alongside other relevant education collections, including interviews conducted as part of the History in Education project at the Institute of Historical Research.