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Interview with Bill Kirkman: Commonwealth Oral History Project

Citation: Onslow, Sue and Kirkman, Bill and Craggs, Ruth Interview with Bill Kirkman: Commonwealth Oral History Project. [Transcribed text] (Unpublished)


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Interview with Bill Kirkman, conducted 16 January 2013 as part of the Commonwealth Oral History Project. The project aims to produce a unique digital research resource on the oral history of the Commonwealth since 1965 through sixty oral history interviews with leading figures in the recent history of the organisation. It will provide an essential research tool for anyone investigating the history of the Commonwealth and will serve to promote interest in and understanding of the organisation. Kirkman, William, MBE. Journalist. Wolverhampton Express & Star. The Times, Africa Correspondent, Commonwealth Staff Correspondent, 1960s. BBC World Service, 1960s. BBC Africa Service, 1960s. BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, 1990s. The Hindu, 1994-present. Director, Press Fellowship Programme, 1982-1996. Head of University Careers Service, Cambridge, 1968-1992. Vice President, Wolfston College, Cambridge, 1980-1984. University Advisor on Public Relations, 1992-1996. Trustee, Sir Halley Stewart Trust, 1969-present.

Creators: Onslow, Sue (0000-0003-0998-3632) and Kirkman, Bill and Craggs, Ruth and
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Subjects: Human Rights & Development Studies
Keywords: West Indies, Federation, UK, Jamaica, Trinidad, Barbados, Kenya, Malawi, Zambia, Rhodesia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Uganda, apartheid, race, development, constitutional change, cold war, human rights, climate change, small states, decolonisation, Queen
Divisions: Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Collections: Commonwealth Oral History Project


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