Centre for Life Writing and Oral History (CLiOH)

The Centre for Life Writing and Oral History (CLiOH) is an exciting new initiative exploring the many ways in which people are documenting and narrating their lives.

The Centre for Life Writing and Oral History gives London Met an opportunity to develop its significant expertise in these areas and to welcome a wide range of local people into the University, deepening our links with the community and demonstrating how our research can serve them.

CLiOH is organised by Professor John Gabriel (School of Social Professions), Professor Jenny Harding (School of Computing and Digital Media) and Professor Anne Karpf (School of Art, Architecture and Design).

What we do

CLiOH will run a range of meetings, seminars and screenings open to scholars, students and the public, all of them building on London Met’s commitment to social justice, widening participating and diversity.

CLiOH launched on 10 March 2020 with an event entitled 'Writing Black Lives'. Future events include 'A Bite of the Apple' in April 2020, an interview with Virago’s Lennie Goodings on her publishing memoir. This will be followed in October 2020 with a screening of The Lucas Plan, a documentary on the workers’ plan to replace military products with socially useful, sustainable ones.

Events are free and open to all. Details of future events coming soon. Please register in advance via CLiOH's Eventbrite page.