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Items removed from 1982 diary, bulk: Bulk, 1982, 1981, 1982

MS. 12864/31
Held in our offsite storage facility

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Press cuttings and correspondence on subjects including: Mary Whitehouse; sex shops and obscenity laws; law on rape; coverage of the 1981 riots; play The Romans in Britain by Howard Brenton and private prosecution brought against director Michael Bogdanov; strikes; the National Viewers' and Listeners' Association; television programme Not the Nine O'Clock News; book A Most Dangerous Woman? by Mary Whitehouse; the Falklands War; the BBC; book The Subversive Family by Ferdinand Mount; Charles Oxley's infiltration of the Paedophile Information Exchange; video nasties; stillbirth; Council of Europe Hearing on Violence at Assisi; cable television; Channel 4; Brookside; PITCOM [The Parliamentary Information Technology Committee].

Correspondents include Margaret Thatcher, [Tim] Renton (copy of letter sent by Martin Blake), Hinson Mcauliffe, John Smyth, Brian Mawhinney, Tom Denning, Charles Hill, Robert Hardy, Robert [Runcie], José Maria de Areilza, Bill [Deedes], Silvia Curran [widow of Charles Curran], Jeremy Moore, John Boyd, Bramwell Tillsey and David Atkinson, among others.

Also includes: typescript diary entry for 27 December 1981, mostly regarding report of the Williams Committee [The Committee on Obscenity and Film Censorship]; note on religion titled 'Vision and Darkness'; Theatre Defence Fund flyer; testimonials for A Most Dangerous Woman? by Mary Whitehouse by George Thomas, John Court and Malcolm Muggeridge; invitation to a reception at Archbishop's House, Westminster in the presence of Pope John Paul II; transcript of a speech by George Thomas on the occasion of the dedication of Christian Unity House; statement and question put by Mary Whitehouse at the Council of Europe Hearing on Violence at Assisi; advertisements for A Most Dangerous Woman? by Mary Whitehouse; signed paper aeroplane from Cambridge Union Society.


  • Creation: Majority of material found in Bulk, 1982
  • Creation: 1981, 1982


1 box

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 12864/31

Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom