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Listen To Older Voices : Simon Alsop – Part 1

Rob Greaves
Rob Greaves
I have been with the Toorak Times since April 2012. I worked as Senior Editor of the Toorak Times for 10 years before retiring in 2012. I continue now as an occasional feature writer. I've been in the Australian music scene as a musician since 1964, and have worked in radio and TV and newspapers (when they were paper ), serious experience in audio editing, and a lot of video editing experience. I retired from paid radio work in 2022 and took up a position in the Education Centre at Puffing Billy
Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced 
by Rob Greaves for Uniting Melba and podcast through the 
Toorak Times and Tagg.
 Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principle of the program is to promote the concept of positive ageing, reinforcing the principle that older people have & continue to make a valuable contribution to both their local & wider community.
This is part 1 of a 3-part program featuring the story of 70-year-old Simon Alsop. It is true that everyone has a story but from time to time we come across someone whose story not only should be told, but can for many people, be quite uplifting.


Simon has not just survived a stroke in the later part of his life but he has put an extraordinary amount of effort and determination to regain as much of his pre-stroke life as possible, as we will hear. In part 1 we learn about Simon’s early life including the terrible bullying he experienced from primary school through to secondary school. This is a topic that is quite relevant in today’s world and it reminds us this terrible activity has been with us for a long time.

Simon gains an Engineering degree at Melbourne University but finds himself working in very early computer programming for the Ford Motor Company. His stories are informative while being very entertaining.

Listen To Older Voices : Simon Alsop – Part 1
Simon Alsop


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[Listen To Older Voices receives funding from the Commonwealth Government through the Commonwealth Home Support Program Program]



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