Close Up: Lilian Lawson

Watch Lilian Lawson's moving interview about her life and career

Chat show. Close Up is the BSL Zone's four-part series of in-depth interviews with well-known Deaf people. In this episode, Tessa Padden interviews Lilian Lawson about her early memories of school and her career, including working for the BDARNID and the Scottish Council on Deafness. She also discusses researching BSL, her campaigning work, life with Jock Young and how she felt when she was awarded the OBE. Produced by Bob Duncan and Dawn Marshall at Becoming Visible.

Watch other episodes of Close Up and other chat shows by clicking here.

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  • Lilian is a truly outstanding and inspirating role model to the Deaf community. 
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  • Fascinating contrast in the ways interviewees discuss issues. Whereas Alker and Smith are content to talk about the 'business' side of things, Lawson is more within the emotional intimacy of the topic. Fascinating people nonetheless.
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  • I didn't know about Lilian but her fantastic story as a deaf Scottish woman and developed the sign language. Of course she is a stronger and independent woman. Hat off to her and a big respect to her,
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