Spoken History

The Inner Temple Archive has embarked on an exciting project, to build an oral history of the Inn. It is anticipated that the archive will continue to build and will include in the future, past and present staff and others with Inner Temple connections as well as benchers and members of Hall.

The first tranch of interviews recorded, edited and compiled by the late Daire Brehan, Master of the Bench, was completed on 27 June 2011.

Spoken History Vol. 1 - 2011

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Recording includes interviews with:

Masters of the Bench:

  • E.F. Monier–Williams
  • Roy Beldam
  • Godfray Le Quesne
  • Elizabeth Butler Sloss


  • Residents – Henry von Blumenthal, Jane Lloyd, Cynthia Langdon-Davies
  • Students – Zoe Ford, Samantha Gould, Adam Fellows, Gareth Davies, Vejay Goswami

Interviews with actuality:

  • Pre-Restoration Organ – James Vivian, Director of Music
  • The Silver Count – Master Deby, Richard Parsons, William Gallagher

Her Excellency Dame Rosalyn Higgins GBE KC JSD FBA interview with Rebecca Wright on 28 October 2016

Lady Broughton interviewed by His Honour David Paget KC