Mary Almond: vacation work among the boys at Jodrell Bank Observatory, 1947
Mary Almond tells story of joining team of undergraduate volunteers at the University of Manchester's Jodrell Bank Observatory in 1947.
And the boys were there?
Mm, digging, mixing concrete and digging trenches [laughs].
Any other girls aside from you and your friend there, sandpapering?
No, no. No other girls at Jodrell Bank? No. There were another couple in the first year physics, I think, two or three, but, no, they didn’t do things like that [laughs].
- Interviewee: Mary Almond
- Duration: 00:01:09
- Copyright: British Library Board
- Interviewer: Paul Merchant
- Date of interview: 1/12/2011
- Shelfmark: C1379/38
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