Listening Project

Conversation between colleagues, Sharon and Jonathan, about working together at the British Library.

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:42:28

  • Shelf mark

    C1500/0845

  • Recording date

    2015-10-05

  • Is part of (Collection)

    The Listening Project

  • Recording locations

    Listening Project Booth: The British Library, Boston Spa

  • Interviewees

    Wylie, Sharon, 1957- (female, civil servant), Meeson, Jonathan, 1992- (male, civil servant)

  • Producers

    BBC Radio Humberside - Listening Project Booth

  • Recordist

    Reeves, David

  • Abstract

    Sharon looks back on her 42 year career working at the British Library and the changes that have happened over that time, at the same time as listening to and offering advice to Jonathan, the newest member of her team in the finance department and only two years into his new career. Sharon shares stories about working at the British Library in the past and they talk about the merits of apprenticeships over a university degree and how young people view the world of work today.

  • Description

    The Listening Project conversations collectively form a picture of our lives and relationships today. Recordings were made by BBC producers of people sharing an intimate conversation, lasting up to an hour and on a topic of the speakers' choice.

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    Photograph of participants

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