Talking newspapers for blind and visually impaired people in Oxford & district

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February 11, 2014

Technical Officers

OXTALK volunteer technical officers record an hour long digital talking newspaper on a Tuesday evening.

The weekly recording takes place at the Radio Cherwell Recording Studios, based on the Churchill Hospital site, Headington, from 6.30pm.

A technical officer’s commitment of 2 to 3 hours is on one Tuesday evening every 5 to 6 weeks.

It is not essential to be experienced in audio technology, but it will help if you have an interest. Training is given by other experienced Technical Officers, with the trainee Technical Officer receiving support until confident to ‘go solo’!

Contact Margaret Simpson at mail@oxtalk.org.uk to arrange a visit to the recording studio to see what is involved, talk to the Technical Officer on duty and find out more.


On Tuesday evenings the selected news items are read and recorded to produce the weekly Talking Newspaper – Oxtalk. Readers work in teams of three, recording once every 8 weeks in the studios of Radio Cherwell, on the Churchill Hospital site. Readers arrive for 6.45pm and the recording finishes at approximately 8.30pm.

Contact Margaret Simpson at mail@oxtalk.org.uk to arrange a convenient time to visit.

MAS February 2014

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