A forum for the discussion of biography in the 21st century.

Following on from Adrian’s report of the Nottingham Symposium, here are streamable and downloadable podcasts from the day. Ideally, these will provoke further discussion here on the site – feel free to add your comments!

Andrew Lycett – The Business of Biography

Miranda Seymour: Reflections of a Freelance Biographer

Prof. John Charmley: “You’ll never get a Chair if you continue to write
biographies.” The challenges of biography for an academic

Dr Lawrence Goldman (Oxford): Biography in the digital era

Prof. Ray Monk: Is there still a place for biography within the academy?

The symposium speakers: panel discussion

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