Oral history of British science

King-Hele, Desmond (Part 17 of 21). An Oral History of British Science.

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    Atmospheric Science

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    Farnham, Surrey

  • Interviewees

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

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    Merchant, Paul (speaker, male)

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    Part 17: Story of 1999 commission from CUP to produce from published and manuscript sources the first uncensored version of Charles Darwin’s biography of ED. [2:52] Detailed story of 2002 celebrations of 200th anniversary of death of ED, involving six days of lectures, meetings and events. [10:57] Story of 2002 Presidency of Birmingham and Midland Institute[BMI] , including lecture published in BMI ‘Insight’, the second half of which was delivered in role as a Martian. Comments on reaction of audience to this lecture.

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    Life story interview with physicist Dr Desmond King-Hele

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

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

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