Studs Terkel in Britain

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A look at one of the great figures of American oral history and radio

This event will now take place at the Henry Wellcome Auditorium at The Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE. 

The venue is around a 10 minute walk from the British Library and entry is via the main Entrance of the Wellcome Collection. The doors will open at 18.30, with the event running from 19.30 – 21.00.

Studs Terkel was one of the great figures of American oral history and radio, famed for such publications as the Pulitzer prize-winning The Good War and Hard Times. This special event looks at Terkel’s less familiar British recordings from the 1960s and 70s with such figures as Eleanor Bron, James Cameron, R D Laing and Jonathan Miller, and considers what they say about a changing British society.

Contributors to the event include Eleanor Bron (actress, author and friend of Studs), Alan Hall (radio producer, Falling Tree), Allison Schein Holmes (Archivist, WFMT & Studs Terkel Radio Archive) and Tony Macaluso (Chicago History Museum). Chaired by BBC Radio 4’s Alan Dein, currently presenting Don't Log Off – a radio series that features ordinary people's stories from all around the world.

In association with Studs Terkel Radio Archive

Image: Studs Terkel © Chicago History Museum, photographed by Stephen Deutch

Please note there will be no bar or other catering available at the venue.

Season of Sound supported by


Name: Studs Terkel in Britain
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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When: -
Price: Full Price: £10.00
Member: £10.00
Senior 60+: £8.00
Student: £7.00
Registered Unemployed: £7.00
Under 18: £7.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546