Interview with Mick Antoniw

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Arthur McIvor and Ronald Johnston in conversation with occupational injury solicitor Mick Antoniw, Cardiff, 13 May 2004.
- sound recording (49 minutes 26 seconds) and transcript
Interview C28.

Administrative / Biographical History

Ronald Johnston was born and brought up in Glasgow. He worked in various manual jobs before embarking on an academic career in social history, advancing to Reader at Glasgow Caledonian University. His main research interests lie in 19th and 20th century British history, especially the history of work and of occupational health. He is the author/co-author of three academic books and over thirty journal articles.
Johnston left academia in 2011 to concentrate on independent research and writing. His first novel, 'The red list', draws on his extensive knowledge of the West of Scotland during the period when it gained the title 'Red Clydeside'. His pen name is James Johnston.

Arthur McIvor is professor of social history at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, and a specialist in the history of work and occupational health. He is the joint author, with Ronnie Johnston, of 'Lethal work: a history of the asbestos tragedy in Scotland' (2000) and 'Miners' lung: a history of dust disease in British coal mining' (2007).

In 1973 Mick Antoniw came to Wales to study law at the Cardiff Law School, University of Wales. He trained at Thompsons Solicitors, Cardiff, from 1980 and eventually became a partner. He is a Welsh Labour & Co-operative politician, who has represented the constituency of Pontypridd since the National Assembly for Wales election of 2011.

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Ronald Johnston was born and brought up in Glasgow. He worked in various manual jobs before embarking on an academic career in social history, advancing to Reader at Glasgow Caledonian University. His main research interests lie in 19th and 20th century British history, especially the history of work and of occupational health. He is the author/co-author of three academic books and over thirty journal articles.
Johnston left academia in 2011 to concentrate on independent research and writing. His first novel, 'The red list', draws on his extensive knowledge of the West of Scotland during the period when it gained the title 'Red Clydeside'. His pen name is James Johnston.

Arthur McIvor is professor of social history at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, and a specialist in the history of work and occupational health. He is the joint author, with Ronnie Johnston, of 'Lethal work: a history of the asbestos tragedy in Scotland' (2000) and 'Miners' lung: a history of dust disease in British coal mining' (2007).

In 1973 Mick Antoniw came to Wales to study law at the Cardiff Law School, University of Wales. He trained at Thompsons Solicitors, Cardiff, from 1980 and eventually became a partner. He is a Welsh Labour & Co-operative politician, who has represented the constituency of Pontypridd since the National Assembly for Wales election of 2011.

Archivist's Note

Created by Anna-K Mayer, 27 January 2017

Name revealed in appendix of McIvor & Johnston 2007, according to which all of the interviews in that project were "archived for public access in the Scottish Oral History Centre [etc]"/akm February 2017

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