- Trustee of National Life Stories
Professor Jon Agar
Professor Agar is Senior Lecturer and Professor, Science and Technology Studies at University College London (UCL), formerly Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of History of Science at Harvard University. He is a member of the British Academy/Royal Society Working Party on Data Governance (2016- ) and the Royal Society Science Policy Advisory Group (2016- ). In 2017 he was the winner of the Royal Society Bernal-Wilkins-Medawar Medal. Jon was Editor of the British Journal for the History of Science, 2009-2014. His publications include: Science in the 20th Century, and Beyond, (Polity, 2012), Technology, Environment and Modern Britain, (UCL Press, 2017; with Jacob Ward), and Constant Touch: a Global History of the Mobile Phone, (Icon, third revised edition, 2013). He has been a National Life Stories Trustee since 2017, having previously served as an advisor to NLS’s ‘Oral History of British Science’ programme, and is currently Chair of the NLS Advisory Committee for ‘An Oral History of Farming, Land Management and Conservation in Post-War Britain’.
This award of £5,000 allows the Goodison Fellow a period of sustained engagement with the oral history collections in order to share the results in public domain.