Oral history of British science
Flowers, Brian (1 of 7). National Life Stories: Leaders of National Life
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Flowers, Brian, 1924-2010 (speaker, male)
Thompson, Paul (speaker, male)
Part 1: Brian Flowers (BF), born in 1924. Grandparents and parents: father was a parson; mother was a maths teacher. Siblings. Describes childhood homes in Rugby and Swansea. Help in the house; live-in maid and nanny. BF’s parents style of parenting; discipline. Family leisure; holidays; music. Parents’ involvement in local community. Father was a pacifist in the First World War; mother became a pacifist after meeting BF’s father; involvement in the Peace Pledge Union. Mother remained a pacifist through World War Two (WW2), whilst father supported the war. The politics of BF’s maternal grandfather. Father resigned his position after WW2. BF’s childhood and adolescent attitude to religion.
Life story interview with physicist Lord Brian Flowers.