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(Morris) And what are your memories of Ireland?

Well yes I grew up there well I ... we had a ... it was lovely really growing up in... Read more.

(Riaz) And Deputy Mayor, yes. How did you see your role, as ... as somebody coming from ... a big family in Pakistan and being mayor?

As I said, I think from day one my outlook and approach was ... international ... and multinational rather than... Read more.

(Riaz) Which university did you study in, in Britain when you came in?

To do accountancy you didn't have to go to university. I used to go to Reading University Library regularly because... Read more.

(Riaz) What about your secondary ... and your university life?

Our teachers were so devoted and wonderful teachers that I think it will be unfair if I don't pay tribute... Read more.

(Riaz) What in particular do you remember about your schooldays and your early childhood?

Well I remember that I was beaten up by my dad because once I think I got ninety-four percent or... Read more.

(Riaz) Why was it important for you ... to get permission from your father. Couldn't you just have gone?

Well in those days people used to have some values. And I'll tell you something that if my parents hadn't... Read more.

(Riaz) Two brothers?

And it was important. As a matter of fact let me tell you here something. I had admission here because... Read more.

(Riaz) And what about your father?

When he used to come home he was a loving father and he still is. He will be ninety-three next... Read more.

(Collyer) And where did you come to?

So I went to Girton College Cambridge. I think they, I came early because they were running a summer school... Read more.

(Collyer) So when did you finish secondary school, the boarding school?

That was six years of that, so, 1976.... Read more.

(Collyer) And were all the students were they black ... Ugandans?

Yes almost, almost entirely. Yeah. And most of the non Ugandans would leave. So up to the top of primary... Read more.

(Collyer) And how did you feel going, and how far away was this from ... ?

Not too far maybe about fifteen miles.... Read more.

(Collyer) And how did you, what happened in schooling then as a teenager?

So after primary school finished in year seven, then the options for school were, for secondary school were, the best... Read more.

(Collyer) And what did you, was this a mixed school?

Yeah mixed boys and girls.... Read more.

(Collyer) Is that the system is it typi ... you have to pay for education do you?

Yes, yes - now you don't now it's free up to the age of eleven or twelve. And then you... Read more.

(Collyer) And then you went onto primary school?

Yes, went onto primary school and that was paid but it was subsidised by the government so, you pay, you... Read more.

(Collyer) So, after nursery, was this a paid nursery school, did you have to pay to go there?

[speaking at same time] Yes, yes it was paid.... Read more.

(Collyer) What, what language were you speaking at the time?

English at the nursery school ... yes all the education was in English. At that school, it wasn't the case... Read more.

(Collyer) How old were you when you went to nursery ... was it nursery school?

Nursery school it was like kindergarten. Yes I must have been, maybe three, it was very soon, when we moved... Read more.

(Collyer) And coming back to your childhood, what's your next sort of memory that you recollect as a child?

... Next memory is going to a nursery school ... called Aunty Claire's nursery and they would give us books... Read more.

(Collyer) [speaking at the same time] So this was your grandfather who was murdered, so what was that about?

He believed in ... he used to, he himself wasn't educated, so he couldn't, he could barely read or write,... Read more.

(Jones) This was the plantation school?

No it was a church school.... Read more.

(Jones) So how long, when did what age were you when you started school there then?

I started school ... I started school in Barbados at five years old. So I startedschool in 1938.... Read more.

(Jones) What did you do at school?

What did I do at school? I just learned ... the best thing I was at at school in those... Read more.

(Malhotra) How do your own daughters ... see their culture, having been brought up here?

It's ... again, as I said before I never insisted on a very strict ... upbringing. I knew they are... Read more.

(Malhotra) You said you then came to England shortly after you were married. Why?

When my husband wanted to study here, though he was a lecturer in India, he did his MSc. Then he... Read more.

(Malhotra) How did you meet your husband?

Well it was arranged marriage. I never met him before and he was a lecturer in Bihar University and I... Read more.

(Malhotra) What was the language you were using?

It is Hindi, Hindi our national language. And I studied, my PhD was in Hindi. I used to write books... Read more.

(Malhotra) So what did you, what did you do your PhD in?

My PhD is a cultural study of a period of poetry in India. So it's a fourteenth fifteenth century poets,... Read more.

(Malhotra) Were you still living at home then?

Yeah. And well I didn't leave home till I get married [laughs] because in India it's not common for girls... Read more.

(Malhotra) You achieved your PhD at twenty-three.

I did my PhD from Lucknow University. By that time we were in Lucknow living in Lucknow. And Lucknow is... Read more.

(Malhotra) What what was your father's job? Why, what did he do?

He was a bank manager. So because of his job, he was the manager so their jobs were transferable, every... Read more.

(Malhotra) Can you tell me, thinking back to when you were a very young child, what's the earliest thing you can remember?

Oh I have a very good memory of my childhood. I remember my teachers in the first school where I... Read more.

(RBrowne) So, when you came to England after that long journey what was it like leaving the hot South American country? What was the experience like for you?

What here? Well there were good times and bad times but the first thing I learnt when I get off... Read more.

(RBrowne) How old were you then?

I was only fourteen. Course my father he was doing plumbing then. He was a contractor on the estate. So... Read more.

(RBrowne) Lashes, you mean to give you the strap, the belt?

Yeah and hold you down on the table. But he made a mistake with me because when they approached me,... Read more.

(RBrowne) So what made you decide you want to be a plumber. What part of when you were a child did you decided that this is what you wanted to do?

Well, in a way because when I was at school I can remember that there was a headmaster, we had... Read more.

(RBrowne) So what was school like? You said you did plumbing, you went to work in plumbing, so did you do plumbing as a trade at school?

That was here. I came over here. I was working as a plumber here, 'cos I was doing it back... Read more.

(Chigumira) So what's your plans for the future?

Well my plans for the future are political, can I be a Mayor of Reading one day, I think so.... Read more.

(Chigumira) How old were you at that time?

I was twenty years by then, when I applied for the job to go in to the Minister of Foreign... Read more.

(Chigumira) Can you tell me where and when you were born?

I was born in Zimbabwe, but then it was called Rhodesia in a township called Mpopoma in Bulawayo on the... Read more.

(Tamang) When you first moved here or, in the early years?

Yeah when we first, in the early years. And obviously I can remember the amount of work, that my father... Read more.

(Tamang) You worked in the restaurant as well?

And then because of the time schedule and so on Chris and Elaine changed it to the afternoon to come... Read more.

(Tamang) How did he get that job?

It was advertised in the paper that whoever passed their SLC which is 'school leavers certificate' which is similar to... Read more.

(Tamang) So, you got married in your village and what happened next?

At that time, my husband was working seven until ten he went toschool, in the morning and then he worked... Read more.

(Tamang) So your parents arranged this marriage with his parents. What was his name?

Yeah the two parents had to arrange it.... Read more.

(Tamang) OK so when you were seventeen you said that you got married, how did that happen? Where did you meet your husband?

My husband was from a village two hours away walking distance but he'd moved to Kathmandu to study, learn, read,... Read more.

(Tamang) And thinking back as a young child, what sort of thing, can you remember?

At that time we women weren't taught, there were no schools in the area. The boys did go to school,... Read more.

(Pollek) Did you do your secondary education in Rome

I studied in Rome till I was fifteen, and then I came, when I came home, I finished my education... Read more.

(Pollek) How did it teach you how to lie?

Well because, for instance, if I, I was always upset about Judas. I don't mean to upset anyone's beliefs but... Read more.

(Pollek) You've related about your primary education, what about your secondary education?

I went to school, I remember one morning, and there was paper on the desk and a new pencil, and... Read more.

(Pollek) You said that you couldn't speak English, what language did you speak-

We spoke nothing but Ukrainian at home. I remember when I was I think nine, again I was quite shocked... Read more.

(SSheikh) Tell me about the rest of your family

Well we stayed there in Athi River there was no schools nothing. There were three sisters and three brothers, the... Read more.

(Sheikh) Where was your wife?

She was in Birmingham. She stayed, and that is the only person whom I still consider as a very, very... Read more.

(Sheikh) So do you know how much that was?

I think the primary education used to be five shillings a month. A hell of a lot of money in... Read more.

(Sheikh) You said you had to pay for the schooling.

Yes.... Read more.

(Sheikh) Who were the teachers there?

Mixed. The higher you went the more mixed you became, but in primary basically there were the Asians because they... Read more.

(Sheikh) So tell me about you going to school. What was that like?

It was basically three hours, reading writing arithmetic, geography and all that, you know there was no calculators. We were... Read more.

(Ling) Now you have two children, so one is at school and you have a two-year old boy. How does your daughter find going to school?

She is happy there. She is, she is very happy. Because I was educated, you know, very strict, very pushy.... Read more.

(Ling) And why is it, why is the school there? What is, it teaching the children Mandarin? Is it because they are not speaking it at home?

Like me, I want my child to learn Chinese because that is my cultural and also because China is more... Read more.

(Ling) Highdown, Highdown school. Are there many children who attend?

Yes. Because Chinese ... is Mandarin and Cantonese. They all say Chinese, but it is different dialect. Chinese and Mandarin,... Read more.

(Ling) Where does that take place?

Caversham. Hill down School?... Read more.

(Ling) So now you are in Reading. Is there a similar support group or friendship group that you are involved with?

Here, there is Chinese Christian Fellowship. There is a Chinese community here. And I am involved with teaching Chinese, which... Read more.

(Ling) What did you study?

In education. Master in Organisational Planning and Management in Education.... Read more.

(Ling) So when did you come to Reading?

Two year, Two and half years ago. I lived in Newbury for four years. After my husband graduated, he got... Read more.

(Ling) So you will have to be, have quite a bit of money for your child to go there, would you?

Yes, you have to pay, pay a lot. But you know, as I said before, Chinese parents will do everything... Read more.

(Ling) So there is state education, and then there are private schools and colleges?

Yes, that was the first, I think was the first one in Nanjing. Yes.... Read more.

(Ling) OK, what age do you leave school, the secondary school?

Secondary school, about 18 years old. Because of my, my grade wasn't high enough, or I am not good enough... Read more.

(Ling) So, regarding your family then, did you, tell me what the typical day would be like at home or when you come back from school, what would you do?

In school, there was lots of homeworks, that one thing I should mentioned before. Lots of homeworks. With heavy bags,... Read more.

(Ling) So he was able to afford to send you to this particular school. What was the school life like there?

It is like a water, I mean, doesn't have so many flavour, but you have to go through that,... Read more.

(Ling) How much was that in Chinese currency, do you know, then?

Then it's about 500 Yuan. 500 Yuan for a year. That was still a lot of money. Well, my dad... Read more.

(Ling) Ok, so how you did afford this? You said you have to pay. How much did you have to pay, for that education? Was that because you wanted to go to that particular school?

Yes. It is difficult for me to put it into dollars, into pounds because ... that was twenty years ago.... Read more.

(Ling) Is it free to go to your own, if you went to the school in your own area? Is it free or do people still have to pay for this?

It says free. In China, we have Nine Years compulsory education, but you still need to pay ... other fees.... Read more.

(Ling) So you went to primary school and then you went back to take your exam for the secondary school. And you then came back to the secondary school in the city. What was that like?

I had to pay a lot of money [laughing]. Because, in China we call it Jie Du Fei. That means... Read more.

(Ling) And your language is Mandarin?

Mandarin, Yes.... Read more.

(Ling) Do all the children learn English in school in China?

Yes. Nowadays, they even start from the kindergarten, nursery, which I don't like. I think for the children, I am... Read more.

(Ling) Tell me about what school life is like in the city there when you met your friend the first time?

The schools ... I think the teachers are very strict, compared to, you know, the children here ... We had... Read more.

(Ling) You met her in the primary school?

Ye. I met her in the school. She was brought up in the country, in the rural area, but because... Read more.

(Ling) As one of these graduates?

Ya. But you know, because she was brought up in the city, she found difficult to settle in the rural... Read more.

(Ling) So you were saying about her mother.

Ye, her mother went to the rural area.... Read more.

(Ling) So, what about friends?

I had one, I still keep contact with her. She is my first friend when I came back ... came... Read more.

(Ling) Tell me about what it was like in the rural area. Was it different than living in the city?

To honest, I quite like there. Although it's not, it's not ... as convenient as the city life, but ...... Read more.

(Ling) Huko?

Huko means that when we were born, we are attached to there. Although, you go anywhere, but when you ...... Read more.

(Ling) Was it just one room?

Ya, I lived with grandma, so that is only one room, and there was another, I don't really know. It's... Read more.

(Graham-Paul) How long did that training take altogether?

Eighteen months. Yes, eighteen months. And of course I wouldn't stop ... so I decided to do what we call,... Read more.

(Graham-Paul) How many children?

Three girls. Three girls. So ... that was good. And thankfully, ... I studied and passed my exams so then... Read more.

(Graham-Paul) And was this a full time training?

Yes, yes. But then it was shared ... it wasn't agreed between my husband and myself and by then my... Read more.

(Graham-Paul) Where were you doing your training?

It was a mixture of Wokingham, Taplow, Peppard ... and the Berks 'cause you seconded to different places at different... Read more.

(Graham-Paul) Can I just take you back...So Cyril was your husband?

Yes. Children's father. Anyway, got here and ... started to go to Reading Technical College ... and ... I wanted... Read more.

(Graham-Paul) You're just talking about some differences there ... culture shock differences ... what sort of thing do you mean?

What I meant is ... is the way people are sort of ... they look at you and because you... Read more.

(Graham-Paul) You were at Secondary school and you were studying there. What happened next? How long were you there and what did you do there?

We did what you called a ... what you called GC, GSE or GCC now ... was what we called... Read more.

(Graham-Paul) What age where you when you started at school Shirley?

... In the junior in the baby school I call it, we call it kindergarten, I could have been... Read more.

(Fappiano) Before you left Italy what was your impression about England?

Well the impression about England before I left Italy, some people who had been here, some, all the people who... Read more.

(Szopis) So you went to Leicester College and what did you do there?

I went to study sciences and I was accepted for science and my notion was I'm going to teach secondary... Read more.

(Szopis) Who told you you were going to England?

Well it was all arranged with the army. Don't forget we had nowhere to go back to. That our country... Read more.

(Szopis) Were these set up by Polish people?

They were set up by Polish people. So by the time I came to Lebanon I was already transferred to... Read more.

(Szopis) Where did you live there?

In Ghazir well it was the first time ever since Poland that we lived in a well normal house be... Read more.

(Cam) So you learnt music then in this country or ... ?

At home I used to be in the choir. My parents had, we had a piano at home We didn't... Read more.

(Cam) So what happened to your career after you got married then?

Yes, so I switched from ... well concurrently with nursing I decided when I retire from nursing, 'cos everybody was... Read more.

(Cam) This was in addition with your nursing work?

That's in nursing and also going to college because I wanted to learn as much as a could before I... Read more.

(Cam) So that affected your schooling?

It did. I used to go to school before ... in fact, when I was ten I left school to... Read more.

(Cam) So you said something about nursing. You came here to do nursing. So did you start your nursing in South Africa?

Yes, I did do auxiliary nursing because I really did want to do medicine. But because being orphaned in South... Read more.

(Bajric) Why was it difficult for you to get a job as a professor here, do you think?

In this country is not only for me, it's for all people. In this country they don't recognise your diploma... Read more.

(Bajric) Why were you not allowed to go?

I had travel document, blue one. They said you can visit any country except your country. And I was looking... Read more.

(Bajric) What job roughly were, what job were you looking for?

OK. I was looking usually for simple job, not much. I was looking to do to work in shops, I... Read more.

(Bajric) Which religion were you before?

I never follow it, I was free man you know. But I was born ... I was born like Bosnian... Read more.