British Library Voices of Science

An Oral History of British Science, a National Life Stories project, captures in-depth personal stories about some of the remarkable most remarkable scientific and engineering discoveries of the past century.  On the Voices of Science website you can watch and listen to the scientists, engineers and technicians talking about their day-to-day working lives, their motivations, frustrations, triumphs, colleagues, families and childhoods.

The voice of Mary Almond, who worked at Jodrell Bank on meteor observations in the late 1940s, is featured in our exhibition, in the Early Days of Jodrell Bank chapter.

Listen to Mary Almond interviewed by Paul Merchant, 2011, An Oral History of British Science C1379/38 © The British Library Board

Or search Jodrell Bank to find other interesting stories in the Voices of Science catalogue here.

Other archives and collections

Watch The Inquisitive Giant (1957), held by BFI Player

Bernard Lovell's diaries and interviews, held by The Imperial War Museum

William Young’s photos of Jodrell Bank, 1958-1961