Commonwealth Oral History Project

This project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council between 2012 and 2015, produced a unique digital research resource on the oral history of the Commonwealth since 1965. Over the course of the project, over 70 major interviews with leading figures in the recent history of the Commonwealth were conducted. These have been made available digitally on a dedicated project website

The project is an essential research tool for anyone investigating the history of the Commonwealth - much of which has been characterised as informal and 'off-the-record' - and will serve to promote interest in and understanding of the organisation. These interviews contain the views of a wide range of Commonwealth actors – politicians, diplomats and civil servants – on the evolution of the Commonwealth and its activities since the creation of the Commonwealth Secretariat in 1965.

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