In July 2020 Oral Testimony Works’ director, Siobhan Warrington was appointed as Senior Research Associate at Newcastle University’s Oral History Unit and Collective where she will be working on the Living Deltas Hub.  You can follow Siobhan on twitter https://twitter.com/OralTestimony

Oral Testimony Works CIC continues but is currently not embarking on any new projects or partnerships.  We continue to work on organising the 1300 oral testimonies and related materials that represent twenty years (1993-2013) of the Panos London Oral Testimony Programme, in preparation for transferring them to secure public archives as soon as possible.   We will update this website as capacity allows.

Oral Testimony Works is a Community Interest Company set up in 2013 to build on the legacy of Panos London’s (www.panos.org.uk) two decades of pioneering oral testimony activities.

We support people to communicate their first-hand experiences of issues affecting their lives – for example poverty, HIV, displacement, environmental change and conflict.  Our approach develops research and communication skills and demonstrates the value of listening to those whose voices are least likely to be heard. The resulting in-depth, personal accounts can increase understanding of the complexity of social and economic development and provide the basis for powerful advocacy work.