Homework for “Interviews and Oral History” Workshop

Interview with former Prime Minister, Theresa May, 2018

This is a transcription exercise for homework in ProfJoeCain’s “Interviews and Oral History” workshop for doctoral students. Professor Joe Cain teaches this module at UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS) for UCL Doctoral School.

Instructions for Homework

  1. Listen to this 30-second audio clip (link to SoundCloud).
  2. Make a transcription. If it helps save a bit of typing, the words as spoken are provided below.
  3. Print your transcription, and please bring your transcription to the workshop ready to discuss, together with any notes you’ve made.

Words as spoken

“but I want to say one thing to the American people I want you to listen to me I’m going to say this again I did not have sexual relations with that woman Miss Lewinski I never told anybody to lie not a single time never these allegations are false and I need to go back to work for the American people thank you” (Clinton 1998)

Oral History Reader (not Homework, but for later)

I’ll suggest this book in class:

Robert Perks and Alistair Thomson (eds.) 2015. The Oral History Reader, 3rd (Taylor and Francis). Print ISBN: 9780415707329. eBook ISBN: 9781315671833. Adobe ISBN: 9781317371328. (UCL Library catalogue; UCL students can download)