Colin Renfrew (born 1937) retired from the Disney Chair of Archaeology at Cambridge University in 2004. After joining the Department of Archaeology at Sheffield University as a lecturer in 1965, he became successively Professor of Archaeology at Southampton and then, in 1981, Cambridge, where he was also Master of Jesus College from 1986 to 1997. He was appointed a member of the House of Lords (Upper House) in the British Parliament in 1991, to serve as a ‘working peer’ on the Conservative side, taking the title Baron Renfrew of Kaimsthorn.
The interview was conducted in London on 15 October 2008 by Professor Anthony Harding, the President of the European Association of Archaeologists.
These are the unedited original recordings of the interview, published with permission of the European Association of Archaeologists, Professor Anthony Harding and Professor Colin Renfrew.
The transcription of the interview was published in revised form as follows:
Anthony Harding (2008) A Conversation With Colin Renfrew (Professor Lord Renfrew of Kaimsthorn). European Journal of Archaeology 11(2/3): 143-170. (available online )
The recordings are being made available with support by Archaeology and Heritage Studies at Linnaeus University, Kalmar, Sweden.