Collected Voices

Collected Voices features oral histories with the depositors behind our Special Collections and Archives. These recordings give a privileged insight into creators, collectors, and significant figures with close links to the personal and professional activities, borne out through these unique research resources.

Peter Bennet

Peter Bennet was born in Staffordshire in 1942. He went as a scholarship boy to King's School Macclesfield, and then to Manchester College of Art and Design, where he was influenced by Norman Adams and his wife, the poet Anna Adams.

Sean O'Brien Archive

Sean O'Brien was born on 19 December 1952 in London, and is a British poet, critic and playwright.

Michael Chaplin on the Chaplin (Michael) Archive

Michael Chaplin was born in 1951 in County Durham to Rene Chaplin and Sid Chaplin; a writer based in North East England.

Peter Lewis and Margaret Lewis on the Flambard Archive

Flambard was a North East-based independent press which published a range of poetry and fiction.

Peter Mortimer on the IRON Press Archive

IRON Press is a North East-based independent press which publishes poetry, fiction and drama from the region and elsewhere.

Michael Chaplin on the Chaplin (Sid) Archive

Sid Chaplin worked at the Dean and Chapter Colliery in Ferryhill until 1948 when he was offered a post as a writer on the National Coal Board's publication Coal.