New Heritage Officer for Jodrell Bank

Elizabeth Bruton
Photo John Cairns Photography

We’re delighted to announce that Dr Liz Bruton has joined Jodrell Bank as its Heritage Officer. Liz will be working on the exciting new ‘First Light at Jodrell Bank’ project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and will be helping us all develop new approaches to conserving and celebrating the heritage of this important site.

Liz joins us from the University of Oxford’s Museum of the History of Science, where she recently curated the ‘Dear Harry: Henry Moseley, a scientist lost to war’ exhibition, which focused on the scientist Henry Moseley, who lost his life in the First World War. She has a first degree in Computer Engineering from Trinity College, Dublin; an MSc in History of Science: Instruments, Museums, Science, Technology from the University of Oxford; and a PhD in History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Leeds.

Liz said ‘It’s a real privilege to be able to join Jodrell Bank at such an important point in its story. The site has a unique place in the history and heritage of the emergence of Radio Astronomy and is important not only in the UK, but also worldwide. I’m looking forward to making a significant contribution to bringing this to public awareness’.

Teresa Anderson, Director of the Discovery Centre says ‘Liz is hugely well-qualified and experienced and we’re very happy that she has started work with us. We have some big challenges ahead, including the ‘First Light at Jodrell Bank’ project and the progression of our case for UNESCO World Heritage Site status. It’s great to have such a strong colleague join us in this work’