Oral history of British science

Williams, Carol (Part 8 of 9). An Oral History of British Science.

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:36:24

  • Shelf mark

    C1379/67

  • Subjects

    Geophysics

  • Recording date

    2012-04-26

  • Recording locations

    The British Library, London

  • Interviewees

    Williams, Carol, 1939- (speaker, female)

  • Interviewers

    Merchant, Paul (speaker, male)

  • Abstract

    Part 8: Long, detailed Story of 1967 ‘Discovery’ cruise to Indian Ocean, in relation to and commenting on contents of own diary written during this cruise. [4:29] Continued story of cruise, from diary entry for 6th February. [8:43] Continued story of cruise, from diary entry for 10th February, including experience of Massawa, Eritrea. [14:41] Continued story of cruise, from diary entry for 19th February, including geophysical survey of Gulf of Aden. [19:12] Continued story of cruise, from diary entry for 21st February. [21:09] Continued story of cruise, from diary entry for 1st March. [24:30] Continued story of cruise, from diary entry for 8th March, including viewing of Jacques Cousteau’s boat, discussion of role of depth of Atlantic water in detecting magnetic anomalies. [28:30] Continued story of cruise, from diary entry for 28th March, including experience of the Seychelles. [32:26] Continued story of cruise, from diary entry for 10th April, including experience of ships assumed to be Russian spy ships. [Closed between 33:23 – 33:54] [34:43] Comments on relatively few mentions of CK in diary; CK’s experience of the cruise.

  • Description

    Interview with geophysicist Dr Carol Williams

  • Related transcripts

    Dr Carol Williams interviewed by Dr Paul Merchant: full transcript of the interview

  • Related links

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

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