Oral history of British science

Woodworth, Philip (Part 9 of 9) An Oral History of British Science

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:22:53

  • Shelf mark

    C1379/44

  • Subjects

    Oceanography

  • Recording date

    2012-12-04

  • Recording locations

    British Library studio, London and Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory, Liverpool

  • Interviewees

    Woodworth, Philip 1949- (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Merchant, Paul (speaker, male)

  • Abstract

    Part 9: [22:53] Brief comments on feeling of having ‘missed out’ on marriage/family life. Comments on pastimes, including reading. [3:35] Mentions project with DP involving measurement of SL in Falklands Islands. Story/discussion of project with DP involving measurement of tides of Loch Ness [LN], Scotland. [12:22] Description of process of installing bottom pressure sensors on LN. Comments on tides in bodies of water, however small. Discussion of suitability of LN for study of tides. [19:13] Comments on current work including co-authored book; plans for continuation of oceanographic and other work in retirement, including writing based on father’s diary of WW2 service. [22:36] Comments on experience of being interviewed for National Life Stories.

  • Description

    Interview with oceanographer Philip Woodworth

  • Related links

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

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