Listening Project

Conversation between friends, Liz and Catherine, about their religious family backgrounds.

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  • Is part of (Collection)

    The Listening Project

  • Recording locations

    BBC Broadcasting House, London

  • Interviewees

    Bruchet, Liz, 1977- (female, oral historian and curator), Nixey, Catherine, 1980- (female, journalist)

  • Producers

    BBC Radio 4

  • Recordist

    Hall, Sara

  • Abstract

    Liz and Catherine discuss their parents' backgrounds. Liz's father was in a catholic seminary and Catherine's parents were originally a nun and a monk respectively who left Holy orders after Vatican II. They met and after two years got married. Catherine talks about discovering her unusual parents and how it has affected her feelings about the Catholic church and religion in general.

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    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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