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Video testimonies

At our 2001 conference, Testimonies of resistance in learning disability history, we made video recordings of conference speakers. You can watch the videos below in order to find out what our speakers had to say on the topic of 'resistance'.

Weaving a tale
Marjorie Chappell

My life in institutions
Mabel Cooper

Speaking up for Muriel
Gloria Ferris

Taking a stand against the odds
Kelley Johnson

Three generations of mothers with learning difficulties in Iceland
Rannveig Traustadottir

Resistance and resilience issues for oral history in Iceland
Gudrun Stefansdottir

Stereotyped behaviour: resistance by people with profound learning difficulties
Melanie Nind

"What they want - yes, but what we want, bugger us!" (Carlisle People First)
Rohhss Chapman

There are bigger fish to fry
Louise Townson

I used to keep my feelings to myself
Elizabeth Harkness

I'm going to turn it all around
Malcolm Eardley

I've been from pillar to post
Andy Docherty

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About the Group

If you woud like to get in touch with the Social History of Learning Disability (SHLD) Research Group, please contact:

Liz Tilley 
Chair of the Social History of Learning Disability (SHLD) Research Group
School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies
The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes

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