Chris Birch
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Chris studied at Bristol University. After graduating, he became a Medical Representative from 1951- 1955, selling drugs to GPs, chemists and pharmacists in London.
He left this job to go to Warsaw for the 1955 World Federation of Democratic Youth. On returning to Britain he worked as an sub- editor at the Iron & Steel Institute and later became editor of Municipal Engineering. From 1981, he was a freelance journalist and became involved, in 1986, with work around HIV/ AIDS.

He was a member of the NUJ and describes being a member of an NUJ chapel that met in Holborn. He was also involved at national level and was connected with the NUJ's battle with Rupert Murdoch's news International at Wapping.

In his clip he describes working as a volunteer at Lighthouse residential unit which cared for people with HIV/ AIDS .

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Title Birch, Chris
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Production Date 2011
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Holding Institution TUC Library Collections, London Metropolitan University
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