Oral Histories

The Centre for Financial History is delighted to work with the Worshipful Company of International Bankers to present these oral histories of the Secondary Banking Crisis 1973-75 (the ‘Lifeboat’) and Old City, New City (1979-86).  The interviews with key participants were conducted by John Thirlwell and Gerald Ashley.  You may need to be logged into a Google account to access the recordings.

Secondary Banking Crisis, 1973-75 (‘the Lifeboat’) 

Transcript of interview with Roger Barnes (Secretary, Lifeboat Committee)

First audio interview with Roger Barnes

Second audio interview with Roger Barnes

Transcript of interview with Christopher Fildes (journalist)

Transcript of interview with Alex Rottenburg (Union Discount)

Audio interview with Alex Rottenburg

Transcript of interview with Dick Lloyd (CEO, Williams and Glyn’s)

Audio interview with Dick Lloyd

Transcript of interviews with Bob Wickham (Bank of Scotland)

Audio interview with Bob Wickham

Old City, New City: the run-up to Big Bang (1979-86)

Transcript of interview with Christopher Fildes

Audio interview with Christopher Fildes

Transcript of interview with David Buik

Audio interview with David Buik

Transcript of interview with Tom Newman

Audio interview with Tom Newman

Transcript of interview with William de Gelsey

Transcript of interview with David Kynaston (historian)

Audio interview with David Kynaston

Transcript of interview with Sir Roger Gifford (Warburg and SEB)

Audio interview with Sir Roger Gifford

Transcript of interview with Brian Winterflood (jobber)

Audio interview with Brian Winterflood

Transcript of interview with Rupert Hambro (banker)

Audio interview with Rupert Hambro

Transcript of interview with David Potter (banker)

Audio interview with David Potter

Transcript of interview with Sir Willie Purves (banker, HSBC)

Audio interview with Sir Willie Purves

Transcripts of the interviews of Oscar Lewisohn, revised by Oscar Lewisohn

Transcript of first interview with Oscar Lewisohn

Audio interview with Oscar Lewisohn (1)

Transcript of second interview with Oscar Lewisohn

Audio interview with Oscar Lewisohn (2)

The views and opinions expressed are those of the interviewees alone and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Centre for Financial History or the Worshipful Company of International Bankers.