About our Projects

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... was launched on International Human Rights Day 2013. It is a website devoted to publishing the stories that are revealed by the private papers of David Maxwell Fyfe, Earl Kilmuir. 

In 2009, the papers were given by his daughters to the Churchill Archive Centre in Cambridge where they are available for all to view and research. The copyright is retained by the family. 

You can view transcripts of the letters exchanged between Maxwell Fyfe and Sylvia, his wife, on this website In His Own Words.


Several of Sue Casson's song settings of Rupert Brooke were performed by a specially formed Freedom Choir with narration of Maxwell Fyfe's words, at the launch of Kilmuir Papers. This song cycle was extended and premiered as Dreams of Peace & Freedom at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014.

Since then, the live performance has grown to a multi-media presentation which has notably played above the Courtroom in Nuremberg where the Trials took place and at the Palace of Westminster. 

Dreams of Peace and Freedom is at the heart of The Human's in the Telling. 

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The name The Human's in the Telling is inspired by a quote from Helena Kennedy QC on her BBC Radio 4 programme Are Human Rights really Universal? when she concluded 'the human is in the asking.' We believe

the human is in the telling and re-telling of story of David Maxwell Fyfe's journey from Nuremberg to Strasbourg. 


On this site you'll find all our tellings which form educational

wrap-around materials for the show to immerse audiences in this forgotten history.