Ref NoOHP/22
TitleLiz Forgan
Date12 November 2001
Extent1 minidisc, 1 cd, 1 file, 1 AIFF file (620.3 MB)
Creator NameForgan; Dame; Elizabeth Anne Lucy (1944-); writer and broadcaster
DescriptionInterview with Liz Forgan, women's editor for the Guardian. Conducted by Libby Brooks on 12 November 2001. Also includes a data sheet containing biographical details about the subject and information about the recording. Also includes notes made during the interview.

Summary contents of interview (with rough timings):

Disc 1:
Track 1
17.30 A typical day at the Guardian - 'columnists look after themselves and a few freelancers ate up my time'

20.00 A changing time on the woman's page
25.00 Hella [Pick], diplomatic correspondent, begged to write recipe column
27.50 Women's thoughts at the end of the twentieth century. Survey showed non-women readers
29.00 Debate about the existence of a women's page

33.10 Young women smokers
35.00 Thought it was disgraceful that the Guardian doesn't have a creche. Why is this a women's issue?

41.00 It was a page that gave credence to those which others treated as secondary - women and children
49.00 Social life and her dislike of the pubs near the office

51.00 Guardian worst organisers of parties, now much more classy
53.00 Important for Guardian to be counter-cultural. Belief that it will always have liberal, northern roots
55.00 Offered a job as head of news and current affairs at Channel 4
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsAccess to recording via GNM Digital Repository


FormatElectronic record
CD recording
Minidisc recording
Printed document
CopyrightGuardian News & Media Ltd and Liz Forgan

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