Video Video

The Testimony Archive

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7274.1476/a (Published 09 December 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1476
  1. Raj Persaud, consultant psychiatrist
  1. Maudsley Hospital, London

    National Life Story Collection, British Library National Sound Archive, London NW1 2DB

    24 minute video also available from Mental Health Media


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    When we think of history, we tend to think about books, documents, and museums, but the National Life Story Collection at the British Library National Sound Archive proposes that history is all around us. It is in our own families and communities, particularly in the living memories and experiences of older people.

    Established in 1987 to record first hand experiences of as wide a cross section of present day society as possible, the National Life Story Collection has now added …

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