Category Archives: People

Michael Gibson Memoirs: First Books and War Work

Children’s author Michael Gibson remembers his early interest in aircraft, writing his first book while still a schoolboy, and his war work in Gloucestershire as a technical artist and in bomb disposal.

The Spirit of Resistance: Helen Lowe, 1944-2011

2014. This short piece draws on Helen Lowe’s own words to give a background to her involvement with the feminist organisation Women Against Fundamentalism. Chapter in Women Against Fundamentalism: stories of dissent and solidarity, eds. Sukhwant Dhaliwal and Nira Yuval-Davis.

Lilian Wolfe – Lifetime Resistance

1972. ‘I think I was born an anarchist, and events in my life just enabled me to realize that that was what I was.’ Interview with 96-year-old Lilian Wolfe, lifelong anarchist, pacifist and war resister, by Sandy Martin, Stratford Women’s Liberation Group.

From the Wilderness to the Beloved City: Elizabeth Gibson Cheyne

2012. ‘Gautama of India, Jesus of Nazareth, Emerson of Concord, Abdu’l-Bahá of Persia … one God, though called by innumerable beautiful names’, wrote Elizabeth Gibson Cheyne after meeting Abdu’l-Bahá. Talk given at the Commemorative Day celebrating the centenary of Abdu’l-Bahá’s visit to Oxford.

Wilfrid Gibson: Poetry, Family, History

2012.
Discusses Gibson (my grandfather) as poet in the family and poet of family, raising questions about the relationship between poetry and autobiography.
Article from Dymock Poets and Friends, No.11.