Interviews in both collections follow the life stories of participants, delving into their early lives, school and university days, clinical training, research and medical careers. They reflect on the changes they have experienced in their medical lives from both a clinical and social point of view. The MSVA includes particularly rich content on anaesthesia, epidemiology, immunology, medical genetics, pharmacology and respiratory medicine, while the Voices project has a specific focus on medical education and the workplace changes experienced by physicians in the National Health Service. On this website you can listen to audio extracts on some of these topics as well as accessing the full interviews through the links below.
We are very grateful to all those that have agreed to record their stories. Special thanks also to Julia Barnes, Eric Beck, Lynda Finn, Mike Gibson, Mark Rake, Michael de Swiet, John Turner, David Young and Val Wood who have provided invaluable ongoing support, and to all the volunteers who have helped to document and catalogue the recordings.