Interviews Conducted by Michael Ignatieff for His Biography of Berlin


The recordings of most interviews are linked to from their number. The original recordings were made on analogue cassette tapes. Where both sides of a cassette were used, and separately digitised, the digitised files are identified as A and B. The quality of the recordings is variable and sometimes very poor. Imperfect transcripts are here.




A. Interviews with Berlin

1 | 20 October 1988
2 | 20 October 1988
3 | 27 September 1988
4A | 4B | 27 October 1988
5A | 5B | 18 March 1989
6A | 6B | 30 November 1988
7A | 7B | 8 February 1994
8 | 14 December 1988
9 | 23 December 1994
10A | 10B | 13 December 1988

See also 20 for more on Oxford in the 1930s

11A | 11B | 18 June 1989
12B | 12B | 12 March 1988
13 | 7 May 1991
14A | 14B | 4 January 1989
15A | 15B | 7 March 1990
16 | 23 March 1989
17 | 10 January 1997

Not an interview: an explanatory monologue for MI

18A | 18B | 5 April 1989
19 | 5 July 1988
20A | 20B | 3 January 1989
21A | 21B | undated
22A | 22B | 11? October 1989
23 | 29 April 1989
24A | 24B | 5 June 1994
25 | 21 Febrruary 1989
26 | 29 November 1989
27A | 27B | 18 May 1989
28A | 28B | 13 April 1989
29 | 8 November 1989
30 | 8 June 1989
31 | 21 July 1989
32 | 1 November 1990
33 | 29 April 1991



B. Interviews with others

Interviewee Date
B1 Aline Berlin 20 November 1989 [The recording is available to researchers on application]
B2 Mary Bennett 20 November 1989
B3 Shiela Grant Duff 20 November 1989 [Currently under review]
B4 Stuart Hampshire 20 November 1989
B5A | B5B Jenifer and Herbert Hart (part1) 7 November 1989 [It is hoped to post the recording of B5B soon]
B6A | B6B Jenifer and Herbert Hart (part 2) 7 November 1989
B7A | B7B William Hayter 7 April 1994
B8 A Stephen Spender (side A) 16 October 1989
B8 B Stephen Spender (side B) 16 October 1989
B9 A Bernard Williams (part 1, side A) 21 November 1990
B9 B Bernard Williams (part 1, side B) 21 November 1990
B10 Bernard Williams (part 2) 21 November 1990