"Five Wiltshire Jamaican Women Remember: Private Memories of Racism and Public Memories of Bowyer's Sausage Factory"
The very good news that Barbara Gibson - a member of our Advisory, Training and Assessment Group for the "Therapeutic Living With Other People's Children" project - has been awarded her MA in Public History by Royal Holloway, University of London, in some style. Founder of the Spoken Histories training and consultancy, based in Wiltshire, Barbara's thesis "Five Wiltshire Jamaican Women Remember" was awarded a clear Distinction, which means it will now go into the Royal Holloway's library, to be available to the public.
PETT's Dr. Craig Fees read the thesis in an early version and is looking forward to articles based on the project appearing in the Oral History Society journal. "Barbara is breaking new ground," he said, "which means her work contains a number of surprises, which means in turn that it is important to share her adventure and discoveries as widely as possible. It will also be very interesting to see where she goes with her work now - her own personal story is immensely interesting, but her varied involvements as an oral historian, and her drive and creativity really make for exciting possibilities."
Congratulations from all at PETT!