Peter Worthington has had an amazing life. And his obituary, which he wrote himself, certainly has an arresting opening line.
http://www.freewebs.com/weloveshorthand/Home.htm contains lots of material for speeds from 50 upwards. (You might have to save the files before you can listen).
Jenny will be reading some exam passages in next Wednesday's lesson, so perhaps those of you who have run out of practice material can use this site.