Switchboard II

‘It gave me the chance to talk to someone I usually just talk to in my head.’

On Tuesday 21st November, Dr Sarah Jackson and Jo Dixon, encouraged unsuspecting passers-by to leave a message via the phone box adjacent to Dialling In cafe on Low Pavement. Many used the opportunity to connect with someone one they could no longer talk to, or to recall their earliest memory of the telephone, most could recite their first phone number. Listen here to a short selection of answer phone messages left by members of the public for Dr Sarah Jackson’s research on literature and telephony.