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Oral History
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Oral History

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Voices of history
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Voices of history

Hear historic voices from the British Library Sound Archive

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Julia Slingo - the Met Office of the early 1970s
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Julia Slingo - the Met Office of the early 1970s

Audio extract - Julia Slingo describes the Met Office of the early 1970s, including its intimidating Directors' corridor.

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Bob Parkinson
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Robert Parkinson (1941-), rocket science and space engineer, was one of the creators of HOTOL

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Janet Thomson - British Antarctic Survey open days
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Janet Thomson - British Antarctic Survey open days

Audio extract - Janet Thomson recalls her participation in British Antarctic Survey open days in the late 1970s and 1980s

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Oral histories of ethnicity and post-colonialism
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Oral histories of ethnicity and post-colonialism

The British Library has oral history interviews that explore ethnicity and post-colonial experience in the UK.

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Norman Smith
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Norman Smith

Norman Smith (1924-2013), technician in oceanography, worked initially as a technician in the Admiralty Research Laboratory, Teddington

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Tom Jackson
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Tom Jackson

Tom Jackson (1921-), electronics engineer, began his scientific career when he was recruited to the RAF as a radar operator during the Second World War

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Richard West - in the field with farmers and tractor drivers
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Richard West - in the field with farmers and tractor drivers

Audio extract - Richard West comments on positive relations with farmers and tractor drivers during recent fieldwork in Norfolk

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Julia Slingo - the personal rewards of socially useful meteorology
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Julia Slingo - the personal rewards of socially useful meteorology

Audio extract - Julia Slingo comments on the satisfactions of using science to help others, in the case of weather forecasting.

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