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Between December 2006 and April 2007, Sir Derek was interviewed several times by Lesley Dingle, at his home in Hills Road, Cambridge, to record reminiscences of his career and nearly sixty years of his association with the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge.

These interviews were taped and what is presented below are edited transcripts of these conversations arranged chronologically under headings that highlight Sir Derek’s career. Lady Bowett participated in the interviews and her comments are included: