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Interviews with distinguished British scientists, 1969-1971

Identifier: EUA CA16/2

Scope and Contents

Interviews with:

  1. Sir William Lawrence Bragg ( 1890-1971), physicist (1 CD)
  2. Sir Harold Brewer Hartley ( 1878-1972 ), physical chemist (23 CDs)
  3. Sir Alfred Charles Bernard Lovell ( b1913), radio astronomer, pioneer of radar and radio telescopes (3 CDs)
  4. Lord John Boyd Orr ( 1880-1971), nutritional physiologist (1 CD)
  5. Sir Frederick Stratten Russell ( 1897-1984), marine biologist (6 CDs)
  6. Sir Geoffrey Ingram Taylor ( 1886-1975, physicist, mathematician & engineer (8 CDs)
  7. Sir Maurice Yonge ( 1899-1986), marine biologist (6 CDs)

Interviews were conducted by Margaret Deacon, except that with Bragg, which was conducted by D.O. Edge. Dr. W.I. Jenkins, Loughborough University, took part in the interview with Russell and Yonge.


  • Creation: 1969-1971


Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

Due to the nature and differing formats of this collection, advance notice will need to be provided before access can be granted. Please contact the Archives Manager in the first instance.

Some restrictions may apply.

Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical / Historical

The interviews with staff of the Institute of Animal Genetics took place from 1969-1971 and were conducted by staff from the Science Studies Unit at the University of Edinburgh as part of a pilot project.


21 CD ROMs

Custodial History

Original tapes were held in Audio Visual Room, Edinburgh University Library, prior to transfer to Edinburgh University Archives. They had been deposited with the Library, 05 June 1972.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession Acc. 97/041.

Existence and Location of Originals

These CDs were reproduced from the original tapes which are now placed in the School of Scottish Studies.

Existence and Location of Copies

Copies of these CDs are in the National Sound Archive, British Library

Related Materials

See EUA IN1/ACU/S1/1, Interviews with staff of the Institute of Animal Genetics.

Archivist's Note

Catalogue record created by Andrew Thomson 20 February 2002.

Updated by Grant Buttars 07 August 2007

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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