Project outputs

The Oral History of British Science team have published a number of articles for books, journals and reports, and given papers at conferences in the UK and overseas.  Many of these outputs are available online.

Project reports

An Oral History of British Science: A new National Life Stories interview programme, programme proposal (2009).

Oral History of science collections and projects (list compiled 2007).

Paul Merchant, 'Inspiring Scientists: Diversity in British Science', final report on the National Life Stories and Royal Society Diversity Programme project, June 2014.

 

Publications available online

Tilly Blyth, 'Introducing An Oral History of British Science'National Life Stories Review and Accounts 2009/10, pp 20-24.

Thomas Lean, ‘“But of course your little box can’t see what I’m doing, can it?”: Video interviewing’, National Life Stories Review and Accounts 2010/11, pp 12-13.

Thomas Lean, ‘Last Words – Maurice Wilkes (1913-2010)’, National Life Stories Review and Accounts 2010/11, p 25.

Paul Merchant, ‘Gendered cultures of science’, National Life Stories Review and Accounts 2010/2011, pp 16-19.

Thomas Lean, ‘The voices of science past’, Viewpoint: Newsletter of the British Society for the History of Science, no 95, 2011, pp 1-3.

Thomas Lean, with Dame Stephanie Shirley, '“I was there. This is what I remember” - Interview Reflections’, National Life Stories Review and Accounts 2011/12, pp 16-17.

Paul Merchant, ‘Climate change in holes’, National Life Stories Review and Accounts 2011/2012, pp 20-21.

Paul Merchant, ‘Last words - David Stuart Jenkinson (1928-2011)’, National Life Stories Review and Accounts 2011/2012, NLS, 2012, p 26.

Thomas Lean, ‘Last words – Dennis Higton (1921-2012)’, National Life Stories Review and Accounts 2012/13, p 25.

Paul Merchant, ‘Scientists’ childhoods’, Oral History, vol 41 no 1 (Spring 2013), pp 63-72. Further information about Oral History can be found at http://ohs.org.uk/journal.php.

Paul Merchant, ‘Recording diverse lives in science’, The Royal Society blog, 1 October 2013.

 

Seminars and conference presentations available online

Thomas Lean and Paul Merchant: "You don't want to be talking to the likes of me”: An Oral History of British Science, UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS) seminar, 21 February 2011.

Paul Merchant: 'Oral history and the scientific self'Science Voices: Scientists speak about science and themselves, The Royal Society, London, 13 May 2011.