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article imageThe British Library's ‘Voices of Science’ archive

By Alexander Baron     Jan 21, 2014 in Science
This month, the British Library launched its 'Voices of Science' archive which contains interviews with 100 leading UK scientists.
The announcement was made in the January 2014 issue of the Reader Bulletin. The archive can be found at this url. The British contribution to science has been unparalleled from before Sir Isaac Newton down to the present day. You've probably heard of Tim Berners-Lee, but did you know his mother is also a time-serving mathematician? Although now very elderly, both Sir Tim's parents are alive and well; in this database, the former Mary Lee Woods can be heard discussing among other things, equal pay for women programmers.
The project has been over four years in the making, and gives a unique insight into the lives and work of some of the men and women who made British science what it was from the latter part of the 20th Century. You might like to check out too the related Oral History of British Science which is part of the Library's enormous and growing on-line sound archives.
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