Commonwealth Oral Histories

The Commonwealth Oral Histories Project was a major three-year project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to produce a unique digitial research resource on the oral history of the Commonwealth since 1965. The website includes over 60 major interviews with leading figures in the recent history of the organisation. 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.

Find out more about the project and read the interviews on the project website.