Emmeline Ledgerwood

Emmeline Ledgerwood British Library

Emmeline’s AHRC collaborative PhD with the British Library and the University of Leicester looks at how privatisation policies of the 1980s and 1990s affected government research establishments and the scientists who worked in them.

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I never really thought I’d do a PhD … but this particular collaborative arrangement was too good to miss!

Key points

  • Emmeline’s research is drawing on the rich oral history collections in the British Library sound archive
  • She will be adding to this collection over the course of the project by carrying out her own life history interviews with former scientists and civil servants
  • The PhD has provided unique opportunities for knowledge exchange and policy engagement, including an RCUK policy internship with the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology in the autumn of 2017

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Oral history

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