NCT’s archive has moved to the Wellcome Library!

We’re pleased and excited to announce that NCT’s oral archive was moved to the Wellcome Library in July, ensuring that our history will be preserved for future generations.

Our shared history: (l to r) NCT's Chief Executive Nick Wilkie with Nina Smith

The oral history archive consists of in depth interviews with 32 key individuals in NCT’s history, including Founder Prunella Briance, social anthropologist Sheila Kitzinger, and founding member Gwen Rankin, amongst many others.

The Wellcome Library, based in Euston in London, considers it a really valuable piece of women’s history. And, once catalogued, it will become publicly available for research purposes.

Nina Smith conducted most of the interviews for our archive and painstakingly transcribed them all.

I learnt so much about what’s made the organisation tick and gained more insight into its huge impact.

She first got involved with NCT when she had her own family, before training as an antenatal teacher, then as an assessor and later as a tutor.

Nina says: ‘Recording and transcribing the interviews was a privilege, sharing lively and thought-provoking conversations with amazing people from NCT’s past. All had a story to tell.’

Thanks to Nina, the NCT’s oral history is safely with the Wellcome Library to be preserved for the future.

If you’re interested in seeing the archive, and for information about the Wellcome Library, click here