Oral history of British science

King-Hele, Desmond (Part 11 of 21). An Oral History of British Science.

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:07:41

  • Shelf mark

    C1379/13

  • Subjects

    Atmospheric Science

  • Recording date

    2010.06.08

  • Recording locations

    Farnham, Surrey

  • Interviewees

    King-Hele, Desmond, 1927- (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Merchant, Paul (speaker, male)

  • Abstract

    Part 11: DKH reads poems from ‘Animal Spirits’ (1983): ‘Life’s a trio’, ‘Royal Shoot’, ‘Casanova thinks it over’, ‘Green miracle’, ‘Fruits of Earth’. Mentions reading ‘Fruits of Earth’ in the HJ Lecture of the Royal Astronomical Society, 1971. [4:32] Comments on audience’s probable lack of awareness of DKH’s published poetry; relations in early 1980s between political threats to the RAE and resulting keenness to work on book ‘Erasmus Darwin and the Romantic Poets’ [EDRP] (1986); own appraisal of content and influence of EDRP. [6:02] Comments on expansion and publication by Macmillan Publishers of ‘RAE Table of Satellites’, from 1981. [7:07] Comments on ‘Satellite Orbits in an Atmosphere’ (1987).

  • Description

    Life story interview with physicist Dr Desmond King-Hele

  • Related transcripts

    Desmond King-Hele interviewed by Paul Merchant: full transcript of the interview

  • Related links

    Visit this interviewee's page on the 'Voices of Science' web resource

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