Winnie O'Brien

Interviewee: Winnie O’Brien
Born: 1958, Birmingham, England
Interviewer: Pupils from Year Five, Court Farm Schoo
Date of interview: 14th February 2013 

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Growing up in Kingstanding; attending Christ the King School 

0.45
Becoming a graphic designer; family background, 37 first cousins 

3.50 
Moving to Ireland; doing a range of jobs; reflections on school 

4.58 
Friend’s father worked at Oscott College as the gravedigger 

6.20
Childhood views of Oscott College, thinking it might be Ireland; later on aged fifteen, helping Maria the cook at Oscott to make sandwiches for the seminarians 

7.29
Life in rural Ireland, on the side of a mountain, looking out to sea 

9.13
What it was like to win an Emmy Award for TV work 

10.40
Travelling around the world and learning about different cultures 

13.18
America, open society, a land of opportunity 

15.07
Favourite artists 

16.26
Learning about Pugin by designing the book cover for ‘Palace of Pugin’ 

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