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Recollecting Oxford Medicine: Oral Histories

The Recollecting Oxford Medicine oral history project originated when Peggy Frith, as President of Oxford Medical Alumni, recognised the potential of recorded interviews to capture stories, memories and voices from the Oxford Medical school and Oxford Hospitals. The interviewees were selected to cover, from an Oxford perspective over almost a century, the many changes in the practice of medicine and medical teaching, of both local and national importance. The material would supplement the Bodleian Libraries' extensive archives related to notable Oxford medical researchers. Between 2011 and 2021 Derek Hockaday, Oxford physician since the 1960s, along with Frith and others, interviewed 50 current or former professors, directors, researchers, clinicians and technicians who span from the Second World War until the present day. This podcast series comprises the publicly accessible recordings from the oral history project.

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# Episode Title Description People Date
1 John Spalding John Oxbury interviews John Spalding, former consultant and research neurologist for Oxford United Hospitals, 26 July 2011. John Spalding, John Oxbury 15 Sep 2020
2 George Alberti Derek Hockaday interviews George Alberti, research endocrinologist and former President of the Royal College of Physicians, 24 May 2013. George Alberti, Derek Hockaday 15 Sep 2020
3 Richard Boyd Derek Hockaday interviews Richard Boyd, emeritus professor, lecturer in Medicine and fellow of Brasenose College, 30 August 2013. Richard Boyd, Derek Hockaday 15 Sep 2020
4 Hywel Jones (part 1) Derek Hockaday interviews Hywel Jones, consultant geriatrician, 20 May 2014. Hywel Jones, Derek Hockaday 16 Sep 2020
5 Hywel Jones (part 2) Part 2 of Derek Hockaday's interview with Hywel Jones, consultant geriatrician, 20 May 2014. Hywel Jones, Derek Hockaday 16 Sep 2020
6 Chris Adams (part 1) Derek Hockaday interviews Chris Adams, senior neurosurgeon, 26 August 2014. Chris Adams, Derek Hockaday 16 Sep 2020
7 Chris Adams (part 2) Derek Hockaday continues his interview of Chris Adams, senior neurosurgeon, 26 August 2014. Chris Adams, Derek Hockaday 16 Sep 2020
8 Chris Adams (part 3) The final part of Derek Hockaday's interview with Chris Adams, senior neurosurgeon, 26 August 2014. Chris Adams, Derek Hockaday 16 Sep 2020
9 Keith Hawton Derek Hockaday interviews Keith Hawton, consultant psychiatrist and professor of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, 19 September 2014. Keith Hawton, Derek Hockaday 16 Sep 2020
10 Michael Tunbridge Derek Hockaday interviews Michael Tunbridge, former Director of Postgraduate Medical Education and Training, University of Oxford, 31 January 2014. Michael Tunbridge, Derek Hockaday 16 Sep 2020
11 Recollecting Oxford Medicine oral history interview with Chris Winearls (part 1) Derek Hockaday interviews Chris Winearls, consultant nephrologist and associate professor of medicine, 4 March 2015. Chris Winearls, Derek Hockaday 16 Sep 2020
12 Recollecting Oxford Medicine oral history interview with Chris Winearls (part 2) Derek Hockaday continues his interview with Chris Winearls, consultant nephrologist and associate professor of medicine, 4 March 2013. Chris Winearls, Derek Hockaday 16 Sep 2020
13 Recollecting Oxford Medicine oral history interview with Joan Trowell Derek Hockaday interviews Joan Trowell, consultant physician and former deputy Director of Clinical studies, 5 March 2015 Joan Trowell, Derek Hockaday 16 Sep 2020
14 Recollecting Oxford Medicine oral history interview with Susan Burge (part 1) Derek Hockaday interviews Susan Burge, consultant dermatologist and former Director of Clinical Studies, 22 July 2015. Susan Burge, Derek Hockaday 16 Sep 2020
15 Recollecting Oxford Medicine oral history interview with Susan Burge (part 2) Part 2 of Derek Hockaday's interview of Susan Burge, consultant dermatologist and former Director of Clinical Studies, 22 July 2015. Susan Burge, Derek Hockaday 16 Sep 2020
16 Recollecting Oxford Medicine oral history interview with Susan Burge (part 3) Part 3 of Derek Hockaday's interview of Susan Burge, consultant dermatologist and former Director of Clinical Studies, 22 July 2015 Susan Burge, Derek Hockaday 16 Sep 2020
17 Recollecting Oxford Medicine oral history interview with Susan Burge (part 4) Part 4 of Derek Hockaday's interview with Susan Burge, consultant dermatologist and former Director of Clinical Studies, 22 July 2015. Susan Burge, Derek Hockaday 16 Sep 2020
18 Recollecting Oxford Medicine oral history interview with John Ledingham Peggy Frith interviews John Ledingham, professor of Clinical Medicine and former Director of Clinical Studies, 23 April 2012. Peggy Frith, John Ledingham, Rosie Fitzherbert Jones 05 Nov 2020
19 Recollecting Oxford Medicine oral history interview with Grant de Jersey Lee Derek Hockaday interviews Grant de Jersey Lee, physician and cardiologist, 13 June 2013. Grant de Jersey Lee, Derek Hockaday 08 Sep 2021
20 Recollecting Oxford Medicine oral history interview with Jim Holt Peggy Frith interviews Jim Holt, former Director of Clinical studies for Oxford Medical School, 1 June 2012. Jim Holt, Peggy Frith 08 Sep 2021
21 Recollecting Oxford Medicine oral history interview with Brian Longworth Derek Hockaday interviews Brian Longworth, former mechanical technician and engineer at the Radcliffe Infirmary, 31 July 2015. Derek Hockaday, Brian Longworth 09 Sep 2021
22 Recollecting Oxford Medicine oral history interview with John Oxbury Derek Hockaday interviews John Oxbury, neurologist, 20 November 2013. John Oxbury, Derek Hockaday 14 Sep 2021
23 Recollecting Oxford Medicine oral history interview with Neil Mortensen Derek Hockaday interviews Neil Mortensen, consultant colorectal surgeon, 10 November 2014. Neil Mortensen, Derek Hockaday 10 Sep 2021
24 Recollecting Oxford Medicine oral history interview with Richard Moxon Derek Hockaday interviews Richard Moxon, Emeritus Professor of Paediatrics and former Chairman of Paediatrics, 21 July 2016. Richard Moxon, Derek Hockaday 10 Sep 2021
25 Recollecting Oxford Medicine oral history interview with Christopher Paine Peggy Frith interviews Sir Christopher Paine, consultant clinical oncologist and former Director of Clinical Studies, 25 Jul 2012. Christopher Paine, Peggy Frith 14 Sep 2021
26 Recollecting Oxford Medicine oral history interview with David Tibbs Derek Hockaday interviews David Tibbs, vascular surgeon, 7 February 2011. David Tibbs, Derek Hockaday 04 Oct 2021
27 Recollecting Oxford Medicine oral history interview with John Ledingham Derek Hockaday interviews John Ledingham, professor of Clinical Medicine and former Director of Clinical Studies, 2013. John Ledingham, Derek Hockaday 07 Sep 2021
28 Recollecting Oxford Medicine oral history interview with Donald Lane Derek Hockaday interviews consultant chest physician Donald Lane, 31 Oct 2013. Donald Lane, Derek Hockaday 06 Sep 2021
29 Recollecting Oxford Medicine oral history interview with Robert Twycross Derek Hockaday interviews Robert Twycross, physician and pioneer of palliative care and medicine, 7 August 2018. Robert Twycross, Derek Hockaday 24 Sep 2021
30 Recollecting Oxford Medicine oral history interview with Terence Ryan Susan Burge interviews Terence Ryan, consultant dermatologist and emeritus professor of dermatology, 18 November 2020. Terence Ryan, Susan Burge 30 Sep 2021
31 Recollecting Oxford Medicine oral history interview with Derek Jewell Derek Hockaday interviews Derek Jewell, Emeritus Professor of Gastroenterology, 14 Feb 2013. Derek Jewell, Derek Hockaday 06 Sep 2021
32 Recollecting Oxford Medicine oral history interview with Trevor Hughes Interview with Trevor Hughes, neuropathologist and fellow of Green Templeton College, conducted by Derek Hockaday, 2015. Trevor Hughes, Derek Hockaday 25 Aug 2021
33 Recollecting Oxford Medicine oral history interview with Tony Hope Derek Hockaday interviews Tony Hope, Professor of Medical ethics and honorary consultant psychiatrist, 6 May 2014. Tony Hope, Derek Hockaday 24 Aug 2021
34 Recollecting Oxford Medicine oral history interview with Hung Cheng Derek Hockaday interviews Hung Cheng, consultant ophthalmological surgeon, 11 February 2015. Hung Cheng, Derek Hockaday 10 Aug 2021
35 Recollecting Oxford Medicine oral history interview with Joe Smith Derek Hockaday interviews Joe Smith, consultant urologist, 18 November 2013. Joe Smith, Derek Hockaday 23 Sep 2021
36 Recollecting Oxford Medicine oral history interview with Nick Dudley Derek Hockaday interviews Nick Dudley, consultant surgeon and founder member of the British Association of Endocrine Surgeons, 26 March 2014. Nicholas Dudley, Derek Hockaday 10 Aug 2021
37 Recollecting Oxford Medicine oral history interview with Peter Sleight Derek Hockaday interviews Peter Sleight, research cardiologist and consultant physician, 22 September 2013. Peter Sleight, Derek Hockaday 15 Sep 2021
38 Recollecting Oxford Medicine oral history interview with David Warrell Derek Hockaday interviews David Warrell, honorary consultant physician and Emeritus Professor of Tropical Medicine, 24 March 2014. David Warrell, Derek Hockaday 27 Sep 2021
39 Recollecting Oxford Medicine oral history interview with David Paterson Derek Hockaday interviews David Paterson, physiologist and Professor of Cardiovascular Physiology, 8 January 2019. David Paterson, Derek Hockaday 10 Aug 2021
40 Recollecting Oxford Medicine oral history interview with Chris Redman Derek Hockaday interviews Chris Redman, obstetric consultant and clinical professor, 13 November 2016. Chris Redman, Derek Hockaday 14 Sep 2021
41 Recollecting Oxford Medicine oral history interview with David Weatherall Peggy Frith interviews David Weatherall David Weatherall, Peggy Frith, Rosie Fitzherbert Jones 04 Oct 2021
42 Recollecting Oxford Medicine oral history interview with Peggy Frith Interview with Peggy Frith, deputy Director of Clinical Studies for Oxford University Medical School and consultant ophthalmologist, conducted by Derek Hockaday, 15 Sep 2015. Peggy Frith, Derek Hockaday 24 Aug 2021
43 Recollecting Oxford Medicine oral history interview with Derek Hockaday Peggy Frith interviews Derek Hockaday, 24 Sep 2020 Derek Hockaday, Peggy Frith 23 Aug 2021
44 Recollecting Oxford Medicine oral history interview with Peter Burge Derek Hockaday interviews Peter Burge, hand surgeon and consultant, 8 August 2014. Peter Burge, Derek Hockaday 10 Aug 2021
45 Recollecting Oxford Medicine oral history interview with Michael Gillmer Derek Hockaday interviews Michael Gillmer, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, 27 February 2014. Michael Gillmer, Derek Hockaday 27 Sep 2021
46 Recollecting Oxford Medicine oral history interview with Godfrey Fowler Derek Hockaday interviews Godfrey Fowler, general practitioner and medical scientist, 7 Mar 2014 Godfrey Fowler, Derek Hockaday 23 Aug 2021
47 Recollecting Oxford Medicine oral history interview with Andrew Freeland Derek Hockaday interviews Andrew Freeland, ENT consultant and surgeon, 22 May 2014 Andrew Freeland, Derek Hockaday 23 Aug 2021
48 Recollecting Oxford Medicine oral history interview with Pierre Foex Derek Hockaday interviews Pierre Foex, Emeritus Nuffield Professor of Anaesthetics, 21 November 2018. Pierre Foex, Derek Hockaday 23 Aug 2021
49 Recollecting Oxford Medicine oral history interview with Julian Britton Derek Hockaday interviews Julian Britton, surgeon and former Director of Clinical Studies for Oxford Medical School, 23 Jan 2019. Julian Britton, Derek Hockaday 23 Aug 2021