Blog readers and historians of science may be interested to know that the interviews with Dame Josephine Barnes and Sir Joseph Rotblat are now accessible as streamed audio to researchers worldwide (and no longer only accessible to those in UK Higher Education). You will also see that we have changed the layout of the 'Oral history of British Science' package on the ASR website so that interviews are displayed in a list alphabetically - I think it looks nicer and certainly less messy.
Dame Josephine Barnes was recorded in 1990 for the National Life Stories 'Leaders of National Life' collection (C408). In the interview, which is just under 4 hours in length, Josephine discusses her early life, her time at Oxford in the 1930s, and reflects on becoming the first female consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at Charing Cross Hospital in 1954.
Joseph Rotblat was recorded for the National Life Stories 'General' collection (C464) in 1999, in a long life story interview nearly 20 hours in length. In this extract Jo discusses the moral dilema he faced over his work on the atomic bomb. This extract is from tape 2 side B ('part 4' on the ASR website).