LevelItem
Ref NoOHP/60
TitleGeoffrey Moorhouse
Date22 January 2002
Extent1 minidisc, 1 cd, 1 file, 3 AIFF files (692.1 MB)
Creator NameMoorhouse; Geoffrey (1931-2009); journalist and writer
DescriptionInterview with Geoffrey Moorhouse, features writer for the Guardian. Conducted by Caroline Boucher on 22 January 2002. Also includes notes written by Martin Wainwright after the interview.

Summary contents of interview (with rough timings):

Disc 1:
Track 1
00.00 Joined the Guardian as sub-editor in 1958, became chief features writer in 1970
00.55 Desire to write for the Guardian from childhood
06.10 How he came to write for the paper

10.10 Working as a sub-editor
15.00 Office politics. Remembers Brian Redhead, John Anderson and John Rosselli

20.20 Paddy Monkhouse's dejection at Manchester being dropped from title
25.00 Oxford graduates working for the paper
26.00 Advancement of his career

30.48 Trip to Algeria in search of Eldridge Cleaver
33.15 First investigative journalism story about Exeter and Worcester
35.10 Willy Hoskins acquiring documents
37.40 Remembers Alastair Hetherington

45.50 The Scott Trustees
46.20 John Rosselli leaving
49.00 Comments on today's Guardian and working for it again

Track 2
Test

Track 3
02.01 Mary Stott and the beginning of the modern women's' page
07.45 Is the Guardian only a stepping stone for journalists today?
08.28 Why he left the Guardian

10.40 Writing today
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsAccess to recording via GNM Digital Repository
FormatElectronic record
CD recording
Printed document
Minidisc recording
CopyrightGuardian News & Media Ltd and Geoffrey Moorhouse

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