Documenting 75 years of scientific innovation

Posted by ap507 at Nov 29, 2013 12:18 PM |
New British Library 'Voices of Science' website to record the lives of British scientists in full for the first time

Dr Sally Horrocks (pictured) from the School of History has been involved in a major oral history project to gather the life stories of British scientists.

The collaborative work has culminated in the launch by the British Library of a new website, ‘Voices of Science’, that showcases the results of this project.

The website features interviews with over 100 leading UK scientists and engineers, telling the stories of some of the most remarkable scientific and engineering discoveries of the past century as well as the personal stories of each individual.

Over 1000 hours of unedited interviews, each lasting 10-15 hours, are being made available in full on the British Library’s Sounds website, while the ‘Voices of Science’ site offers curated access to audio and video highlights from the interviews, as well as photographs, biographies and other contextual information.