Oral history of British science

Evans, Stan (Part 12 of 12). An Oral History of British Science.

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    Geophysics; Physics

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    Interviewee's home, Suffolk

  • Interviewees

    Evans, Stanley, 1929- (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Merchant, Paul (speaker, male)

  • Abstract

    Part 12: Comments on effect of flawed memory on content of foregoing recording. [1:08] Comments on BL’s ‘The Story of Jodrell Bank’; lack of published account of BSAE; Joe MacDowall’s book ‘On Floating Ice’, concerning latter part of IGY at Halley Bay; likelihood that negative aspects of own experience of RSAE have been forgotten. [5:02] Mentions positive working environment of SPRI; close friendship with TA. Comments on contributors to RES work, including research students, not mentioned in recording. Mentions article on GR [Children of the ‘Golden Age’ in Polar Record 2003 39 (208)]. [6:47] Comments on DE. [7:36] Comments on common techniques involved in research at JB, SPRI and DE. [8:39] Positive comments on experience of teaching in JC. Mentions recent appointment of own former student as Master of JC; admission of female students to JC. [11:03] Detailed description of technical similarities between work at JB, SPRI and DE. [23:47] Comments on introduction of female students to JC.

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    Life story interview with Physicist Dr Stan Evans.

  • Related transcripts

    Dr Stan Evans interviewed by Dr 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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