Oral history of British science

Flowers, Brian (5 of 7). National Life Stories: Leaders of National Life

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    Senate House, London

  • Interviewees

    Flowers, Brian, 1924-2010 (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Thompson, Paul (speaker, male)

  • Abstract

    Part 5: Talks about his contributions whilst Chairman of Science Research Council [SRC]: improved engineering departments at Universities. Became Rector of Imperial College: details. Improvement of biology and environmental studies at Imperial; dispute with Lord Annan; reorganisation of medical studies. Arrival of Randolph Quirk as Vice-Chancellor. BF became Vice Chancellor in 1985. Compares differences in Universities in 1960s and 1990s; comments on Robbins Report; BF's career aims.

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    Life story interview with physicist Lord Brian Flowers.

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    Lord Brian Flowers interviewed by Paul Thompson: 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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