Charles 'Chuck' Taylor is a Canadian philosopher and was a key figure in the origins of the British New Left. He was born in Montreal in 1931 and in 1952 came as a Rhodes Scholar to Balliol College, Oxford. He was - with Stuart Hall, Raphael Samuel and Gabriel Pearson - a founding editor of the Universities & Left Review.
This interview on Zoom with Chuck Taylor in Montreal was conducted in February 2021. It's part of an oral history of the British New Left which I (Andrew Whitehead) am conducting. It covers the inception of the New Left from 1956, memories of Stuart Hall and Raphael Samuel, the formation of Universities & Left Review, activity in CND, the creation of New Left Review and tensions within the New Left.
It is posted here with Chuck Taylor's explicit permission.