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Oral History Project - List of interviews

British Antarctic Oral History Project (BAOHP) - Recordings received by BAS Archives Service by 31 August 2011

Individual interviews - arranged by surname

Name Date interviewed Format Archive reference Clip
Raymond Adie, FIDS/BAS 1946–1950, 1956–1984, geologist and deputy director, interviewed for a film about the last BAS dog sledging trip from Rothera. 1993.02.04 Sound recording AD6/24/3/19  
Neil Aitkenhead, FIDS/BAS geologist 1959–65. 2009.10.21 Sound recording AD6/24/1/55  
Doug Allan BAS 1976–84. Signy, Halley. Diving officer, base commander. Wildlife cameraman. 2011.06.19 Sound recording AD6/24/1/128  
Dennis Allsopp, visiting scientist at Signy Station, 1980–81 austral summer. 2007.09.15 Sound recording & Content notes AD6/24/1/26  
James Andrew, FIDS 1945–1947, medical officer, interviewed for a film about the last BAS dog sledging trip from Rothera. 1993.02.01 Sound recording AD6/24/3/14  
James Andrew, medical officer at Hope Bay and Deception Island 1945–47. 2003.07.08 Sound recording & Content notes
AD6/24/1/15  
Vicky Auld BAS 1997–2008. Halley, King Edward Point, Bird Island, Rothera. Physicist and base commander. 2010.10.31 Sound recording &Transcript AD6/24/1/104

As one of the first women scientists to winter in the Antarctic

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Christopher Andrews, BAS 1972–1976, medical officer, interviewed for a film about the last BAS dog sledging trip from Rothera. 1993.02.10 Sound recording AD6/24/3/28  
Eric H. Back, Operation Tabarin 1943–46. Port Lockroy and Hope Bay. Medical officer. 1986.10.08 Sound recording & Transcript AD6/24/1/4  
Kenn Back BAS 1963–78 Adelaide Island, Signy, Halley, Faraday, Rothera. Meteorological observer and base commander. Subsequently worked at the South Georgia Museum, 1995–98, and for UKAHT Port Lockroy, 1998–2000. 2011.08.01 Sound recording AD6/24/1/130  
Nigel Bacon, BAS 1964–1967, cook, interviewed for a film about the last BAS dog sledging trip from Rothera. 1993.02.15 Sound recording AD6/24/3/35  
Roy ‘Bill’ Bailey, ionosphericist with the Department of Science and Industrial Research, visited Port Lockroy 1947–48. 2009.07.04 Sound recording AD6/24/1/40

How the ionospherics instrument ‘the beastie’ got its name

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Tony Baker, BAS 1964–67. Halley. Carpenter. 2010.06.11 Sound recording & Transcript AD6/24/1/74  
John Baker, biologist with BAS 1965–71. 2007.09.15 Sound recording & Content notes AD6/24/1/27  
John Bawden retirement presentation. 1990.03.08 Sound recording & Transcript AD6/24/2/4  
Nicholas Beer, ship’s master and Captain of the RRS James Clark Ross. BAS 1972–94. 2009.02.15 Sound recording & Content notes AD6/24/1/34  
Andrew Bellars, BAS 1967/68. Summer season veterinary surgeon. 2010.10.30 Sound recording AD6/24/1/100  
Ian Biggs, FIDS 1948–52. Admiralty Bay and South Georgia. Handyman. 2010.09.27 Sound recording AD6/24/1/88  
Edward ‘Ted’ Bingham, FIDS 1946–47. Stonington Island and London. Field commander and medical officer. 1985.05.24 Sound recording & Transcript AD6/24/1/1  
David Blair, pilot 1962–64. 2006.02.12 Sound recording & Content notes AD6/24/1/22  
William ‘Bill’ Block, terrestrial zoologist 1976–97. 2007.09.16 Sound recording & Content notes AD6/24/1/32  
Peter Robert ‘Bob’ Bond, RAF pilot seconded to BAS 1960–63. 2005.12.29 Sound recording & Transcript AD6/24/1/23

Transporting a dog team in a Single Otter aircraft

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Forced landing in white-out conditions

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Jennifer Bonner, widow of Nigel Bonner (FIDS 1953–56, FIG 1956–62, BAS 1974–88. South Georgia. Zoologist and deputy director, BAS.) Talking of Nigel’s life and work and her time on South Georgia as a young mother. 2011.03.24 Sound recording AD6/24/1/113  
Nigel Bonner retirement presentation. 1988.05.06 Sound recording & Transcript AD6/24/2/2  
Robert ‘Bob’ Bostelmann, BAS 1972–73. Stonington Island. Veterinary surgeon. 2010.09.09 Sound recording AD6/24/1/68  
Gordon Bowra, BAS 1963–64. Halley. Medical officer and physiologist. 2010.09.21 Sound recording AD6/24/1/87  
Julian Brett, BAS 1964–66. Deception Island. Pilot. 2010.07.06 Sound recording AD6/24/1/83  
James Broadway, BAS 1983–1986, medical officer, interviewed for a film about the last BAS dog sledging trip from Rothera. 1993.02.06 Sound recording AD6/24/3/22  
Mike Burgin, physiology/medical technician with BAS 1965–68. 2007.09.15 Sound recording & Content notes AD6/24/1/28  
Dave Burkitt, field general assistant, boatman and base commander BAS 1972–99. South Georgia, Stonington Island, Halley, Rothera, Port Lockroy. Continuing role as heritage specialist with the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust. 2010.05.06 Sound recording AD6/24/1/67  
Mike Burns BAS 1969–70. Stonington Island. Field geophysicist. 2011.04.13 Sound recording AD6/24/1/119  
Raymon Cannon, BAS 1981–1986, terrestrial zoologist, interviewed for a film about the last BAS dog sledging trip from Rothera. 1993.02.02 Sound recording AD6/24/3/17  
Alan Carroll, ionosphericist, general assistant and Base Leader at Port Lockroy 1954–57. 1998.11. Sound recording & Transcript AD6/24/1/11  
Edward Christopher ‘Ted’ Clapp, telegraphist/office manager 1957–77. 2005.01.11 Sound recording & Content notes
AD6/24/1/19  
Derek Clarke FIDS 1953–61. Argentine Islands, Hope Bay and Signy Island. Deisel mechanic. 2010.10.28 Sound recording
AD6/24/1/92

The Whale Patting Club

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Peter Clarkson, BAS 1968–89. Halley and BAS Cambridge. Geologist. Subsequently Executive secretary of SCAR. 2010.10.13 Sound recording & Transcript AD6/24/1/89

Changing a fan belt at Belgrano Station

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John Cole, BAS 1969–72, 1974–95. Ship’s officer and captain. 2010.05.07 Film & Content notes AD6/24/1/72  
Paul Coslett BAS 1967–68. Halley. Glaciologist. 2011.06.17 Sound recording AD6/24/1/122  
John Croxall BAS 1976–2006. Bird Island. Bird biologist and Head of Birds and Mammals Section. 2011.02.10 &2011.03.15 Sound recording AD6/24/1/110

Description of Bird Island

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Save the albatross research

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John Dagless, FIDS 1956–1960, meteorologist/base leader, interviewed for a film about the last BAS dog sledging trip from Rothera. 1993.02.16 Sound recording AD6/24/3/36  
David Dalgliesh, FIDS 1948–50 and Royal Society 1955–1958, medical officer, interviewed for a film about the last BAS dog sledging trip from Rothera. 1993.02.11 Sound recording AD6/24/3/29  
Owen Darling, BAS 1968–1972, general assistant, interviewed for a film about the last BAS dog sledging trip from Rothera. 1993.02.01 Sound recording AD6/24/3/15  
Gwion Davies, Operation Tabarin 1943–46. Port Lockroy and Hope Bay. Stores offficer. 1986.09.19 Sound recording & Transcript AD6/24/1/3  
Gwion Davies, stores officer during Operation Tabarin, 1943–46. 2003.07.18 Film AD6/24/1/13 Describing how a ship in a bottle (now at Port Lockroy museum) was made (video)
Robert Dodson, Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition, 1947–1948, geologist.
2000.02 Sound recording AD6/24/3/8  
Noel Downham FIDS/BAS 1960–64. Admiralty Bay, Hope Bay, Stonington Island. Meteorologist, General Assistant and Base Commander.
2010.10.29 Sound recording AD6/24/1/97  
David Drewry BAS 1987–94. Director.
2010.11.17 &2011.01.06 Sound recording AD6/24/1/107

Building the runway at Rothera - objection by Greenpeace

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Frank Elliott, base leader, Base D, Hope Bay, 1946–47, and Secretary of FIDS 1946–58. 1997.10.07 Sound recording & Transcript AD6/24/1/10  
Mike Elliott BAS 1968–69. Adelaide Island and Fossil Bluff. Geologist. 2010.10.29 Sound recording AD6/24/1/96  
William Alan ‘Dad’ Etchells, engineer/driver 1963–89. 2009.06.15 Sound recording AD6/24/1/35  
Joe Farman retirement presentation. 1990.08.31 Sound recording & Transcript AD6/24/2/3  
Joseph Farman FIDS/BAS 1956–1990. Physicist. Interviewed by the British Library for their National Life Stories of British Scientists Project. 2010 Sound recording & Transcript & Film BL shelf mark C1379/07  
J.E.B.F. ‘Fram’ Farrington, Operation Tabarin 1943–46. Port Lockroy and Deception Island. Wireless operator. 1986.12.01 = 1986.12.02 Sound recording & Transcript AD6/24/1/5  
Jim Fellows 2001.10.10 Sound recording & Content notes AD6/24/3/9.1 = AD6/24/3/9.2  
James ‘Jim’ Fellows, FIDS meteorologist 1955–58. 2009.11.06 Sound recording AD6/24/1/57  
Mike Fleet, FIDS/BAS geologist 1961–67. 2009.10.20 Sound recording AD6/24/1/52  
Sir Vivian Fuchs. Broadcast ‘Of ice and men’. 1984.07.10 = 1984.12.01 Sound recording AD6/24/3/2  
Alex Gaffikin BAS 1999–2000. Halley. Meteorlogist/physicist. 2011.06.18 Sound recording AD6/24/1/126  
John ‘Golly’ Gallsworthy BAS 1968–76. Halley, South Georgia, various. Carpenter/builder. 2011.06.17 Sound recording AD6/24/1/123  
Peter Gibbs FIDS 1957–59. Horseshoe Island, Stonington Island. Surveyor and base leader. 2011.06.19 Sound recording AD6/24/1/127  
Ken Gibson, FIDS 1958–60. Deception Island and Admiralty Bay. Meterological observer. 2010.06.12 Sound recording AD6/24/1/77  
Derek Gipps, senior logistics officer 1960–74. 1997.07.30 Sound recording & Transcript AD6/24/1/9  
Denis Goldring, FIDS 1957–58. Detaille Island. Geologist. 2010.05.23 Sound recording AD6/24/1/70  
Alan Green, BAS 1963–1966, builder, interviewed for a film about the last BAS dog sledging trip from Rothera. 1993.02.14 Sound recording AD6/24/3/33  
Mark Green BAS 2009–10. Halley. Plumber and mechanical technician. 2011.03.27 Sound recording AD6/24/1/112  
Ian Hampton, FIDS physiologist 1958–61. 2009.10.21 Sound recording AD6/24/1/56  
Rolf Hansen, BAS 1991–1993, ship’s launchman, interviewed for a film about the last BAS dog sledging trip from Rothera.[Never received] 1993.02.08 Sound recording AD6/24/3/26  
Richard Harbour, FIDS/BAS 1959–1962, 1966–1967, surveyor, interviewed for a film about the last BAS dog sledging trip from Rothera. 1993.02.03 Sound recording AD6/24/3/18  
George Hemmen FIDS 1953–54. Admiralty Bay and Deception Island. Meteorologist and base leader. Association with Royal Society Halley Bay Base 1956–59. 2010.11.08 Sound recording &Transcript AD6/24/1/106  
Wally Herbert, FIDS 1955–1959, assistant surveyor, interviewed for a film about the last BAS dog sledging trip from Rothera. 1993.02.12 Sound recording AD6/24/3/31  
Barry Heywood, marine biologist 1961–88, deputy director 1988–94, and director of BAS, 1994–97. 2009.09.04 Sound recording & Transcript AD6/24/1/47

Lobbying for increased funding for BAS following South Atlantic Conflict 1982

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David Hill, BAS 1966–1972, 1974–1981, logistics officer, interviewed for a film about the last BAS dog sledging trip from Rothera. 1993.02.05 Sound recording AD6/24/3/21  
John ‘Jack’ Hill, FIDS/BAS 1955–1957, 1961–1963, radio operator, interviewed for a film about the last BAS dog sledging trip from Rothera. 1993.02.02 Sound recording AD6/24/3/16  
Ken Hill, FIDS 1955–57. Hope Bay. Radio operator. 2010.09.02 Sound recording AD6/24/1/85  
Ben Hodges, general assistant 1960–66 and 1990–96. 2009.08.01 Sound recording & Transcript AD6/24/1/44  
Godfrey ‘Dog’ Holden BAS 1974–78. Stonington Island, Adelaide Island, Rothera, Halley. General assistant and base commander. 2010.10.29 & 2010.10.31 Sound recording AD6/24/1/99  
Stephen Holdich, BAS 1979–1983, tractor mechanic, interviewed for a film about the last BAS dog sledging trip from Rothera. 1993.02.08 Sound recording AD6/24/3/25  
Peter Hooper, FIDS 1954–59. Geologist and base leader. Hope Bay and Anvers Island. 2009.07.04 Sound recording & Transcript AD6/24/1/39  
Gordon Howkins, meteorologist at Base B, Deception Island, 1944–45 during Operation Tabarin and subsequently at Stanley, Falkland Islands. 2003.09.14 Sound recording & Content notes
AD6/24/1/16  
John Huckle, FIDS 1946–50. General assistant and base leader. Deception Island and Stonington Island, with later service in Stanley. 2009.06.22 Sound recording & Transcript AD6/24/1/36  
John Huckle, 1956–62, experiences within FIDASE and as a helicopter pilot spotting whales. 2010.10.25 Sound recording AD6/24/1/90

Helicopter crash during Falkland Islands Dependencies Aerial Survey Expedition

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Brian Hunt, FIDS 1950–52. Stanley and Hope Bay. Meteorologist. 2010.06.12 Sound recording AD6/24/1/78  
George James, wireless operator, HMS William Scoresby 1943–46, while the ship was supporting Operation Tabarin. 2003.07.07 Sound recording & Transcript AD6/24/1/14  
Frederick ‘Fred’ Johnson, FIDS 1951–54. Signy Island and Argentine Islands. Meteorologist. 2010.02.03 Sound recording AD6/24/1/65  
Lewis Juckes, BAS 1964–65. Halley. Geologist. 2010.05.22 Sound recording & Transcript AD6/24/1/69  
Peter Kennett, FIDS and BAS 1960–65. Stonington Island and ship-based. Geophysicist. 2010.06.11 Sound recording AD6/24/1/73  
John Killingbeck, general assistant/base leader 1960–62; last dog sledge journey from Rothera station 1993–94. 2004.11.17 Film AD6/24/1/21

Dog sledging (video)

Aircraft landing at Deception Island (video)

John Kirwan BAS 1961–63. Argentine Islands. Physicist. 17.06.11 Sound recording AD6/24/1/124  
George Kistruck, BAS glaciologist 1968–71. 2001.11.16 Sound recording & Content notes AD6/24/3/11  
George Kistruck, BAS glaciologist 1968–71. 2009.11.06 Sound recording AD6/24/1/58

Contemplation of the infinite

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Colin Kynaston, BAS 1970–1973, meteorologist, interviewed for a film about the last BAS dog sledging trip from Rothera. 1993.02.14 Sound recording AD6/24/3/34  
Stuart Lawrence, ships’ master, BAS 1970–2003. 2009.12.05 Film & Content notes
AD6/24/1/64 Strain aboard ship during invasion of Falkland Islands 1982 (video)
Richard Laws’ retirement presentation. 1987.04.30 Sound recording & Transcript AD6/24/2/1  
Richard Laws, zoologist with FIDS and BAS 1947–53, Signy Island and South Georgia, and Head of Life Sciences 1969–73; Director of BAS 1973–87. 2009.10.05 = 2009.10.06 Sound recording & Transcript AD6/24/1/63  
Colleen Leavey nee Rowlands, FIDS 1950s, Headquarters Stanley. Administrative assistant. 2010.10.30 Sound recording AD6/24/1/101  
Dr Claire Lehman BAS 2009–11. Rothera. Medical officer. 2011.06.10 Sound recording AD6/24/1/121  
Ron Lewis-Smith BAS 1965–2002. Signy, South Georgia, summer visits to other national operators stations. Botanist and head of plant biology and environment section. 2011.04.10 Sound recording AD6/24/1/114  
Jeremy Light, freshwater biologist with BAS 1968–75. 2007.09.15 Sound recording & Content notes AD6/24/1/29  
David Limbert, FIDS/BAS 1958–1960, 1970–1987, meteorologist, interviewed for a film about the last BAS dog sledging trip from Rothera. 1993.02.04 Sound recording AD6/24/3/20  
David Limbert, meteorologist with BAS 1958–60 and 1970–87. 2004.03.01 = 2004.03.02 Sound recording & Transcript
AD6/24/1/17  
Rev. Alan McArthur FIDS 1951–52. South Georgia and Argentine Islands. Meteorlogist. 2011.04.12 Sound recording
AD6/24/1/116  
James ‘Jim’ Maddell, FIDS surveyor 1955–58. 2009.10.20 Sound recording AD6/24/1/53  
Victor Marchesi, Operation Tabarin 1943–46. Captain HMS William Scoresby. 1986.08.13 Sound recording & Transcript AD6/24/1/2  
Victor Marchesi, captain of HMS William Scoresby, the support vessel for Operation Tabarin, 1943–46. 2003.06.26 Film AD6/24/1/12  
Arthur Martin, FIDS 1952–1957, meteorologist, interviewed for a film about the last BAS dog sledging trip from Rothera. 1993.02.09 Sound recording AD6/24/3/27  
Arthur Martin, FIDS 1953–54. Port Lockroy. Meteorologist and ionospheric assistant. 2010.06.28 Sound recording AD6/24/1/82  
David Matthews, BAS 1964–1968, geologist, interviewed for a film about the last BAS dog sledging trip from Rothera. 1993.02.13 Sound recording AD6/24/3/32  
Jeffery McDermott, BAS 1963–1966, air mechanic, interviewed for a film about the last BAS dog sledging trip from Rothera. 1993.02.06 Sound recording AD6/24/3/23  
Ray McGowan FIDS 1957–58. Danco Island, Hoseshoe Island. Radio operator. 2010.10.31 Sound recording AD6/24/1/105  
Alan ‘Big Mac’ McManus, BAS 1970–83. South Georgia, Faraday, Adelaide Island, Rothera. Cook. 2009.11.07 Sound recording & Transcript AD6/24/1/61  
William ‘Bill’ Meehan, FIDS 1952–53. Admiralty Bay. Wireless operator, mechanic and base leader. 2010.06.13 Sound recording AD6/24/1/80  
Thomas Miller, FIDS, 1947–1948, ship’s officer MV John Biscoe, interviewed for a film about the last BAS dog sledging trip from Rothera. 1993.02.11 Sound recording AD6/24/3/30  
Thomas Miller, second officer on the John Biscoe, 1947–48. 2004.03.02 Sound recording & Content notes
AD6/24/1/18  
David Moore, FIDS 1955–57. Detaille Island. Radio operator. 2010.10.25 Sound recording
AD6/24/1/91  
Ash Morton BAS 1981–2011. Rothera, South Georgia. 30 years service mostly as a field general assistant. With input from his wife, Dia Morton. 2011.08.05 Sound recording
AD6/24/1/131  
John Newman BAS 1969–2002. Adelaide Island, Stonington Island, Cambridge. Diesel electric mechanic and head of mechanical services section. 2011.04.11 Sound recording
AD6/24/1/115  
Neil Orr, FIDS medical officer/base leader 1958–62. 2009.10.20 Sound recording AD6/24/1/54  
Fergus O’Gorman FIDS 1957–59. South Georgia, Signy Island and Montevideo. Zoologist. 2010.10.30 Sound recording AD6/24/1/102  
Tony Palmer University of Cambridge. Veterinary consultant to FIDS/BAS 1957–74. 2010.11.23 Sound recording AD6/24/1/108  
Clifford Pearce, FIDS and BAS, 1959–62. Meteorologist. Fossil Bluff and Deception Island. 2010.11.23 Sound recording & Transcript
AD6/24/1/38  
Barry Peters, FIDS/BAS 1960–63, 1969–98. Halley and BAS Cambridge. Ionosphericist and logistics officer. 2010.09.01 Sound recording & Transcript AD6/24/1/86

Communications during the Falkland Islands Conflict 1982

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David Petrie BAS and SPRI 1963–74. Halley, Adelaide Island, McMurdo, Stanley. Ionosphericist. 2011.06.18 Sound recording AD6/24/1/125  
Malcolm Phelps, ships’ master BAS 1964–1991. 2009.07.30 Film AD6/24/1/43  
Martin Pinder BAS 1969–70. Signy, Halley. Cook. 2011.06.21 Sound recording AD6/24/1/129  
Alan Precious FIDS 1954–61. Admiralty Bay and Halley. Meteorologist and base leader. 2010.10.29 Sound recording AD6/24/1/95  
Frank Preston, FIDS/BAS surveyor/base leader 1959–62. 2009.10.20 Sound recording AD6/24/1/51  
Chris Rapley BAS 1997–2006. Director. [Part 2 not yet received] 2011.03.15 Sound recording AD6/24/1/111  
John Douglas (Jack) Reid, meteorological officer at Admiralty Bay 1948 and at Argentine Island 1949. 2010.03.12 Sound recording AD6/24/1/66  
Alexander James ‘Jim’ Rennie, FIDS surveyor 1954–56. 2009.07.04 Sound recording AD6/24/1/41  
Murray Roberts, BAS 1968. Halley. Medical officer. 2010.06.11 Sound recording & Transcript AD6/24/1/75  
David Rowley, BAS 1969–74. Adelaide Island. Pilot. 2010.05.06 Film & Content notes AD6/24/1/71  
Petra Searle, Directorate of Overseas Surveys 1953–60 and BAS 1984–88. Map officer. 2009.11.07 Sound recording AD6/24/1/60

Women and Antarctic fieldwork in the 1950s

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Lionel James ‘Jim’ Shirtcliffe, FIDS/BAS builder and general assistant 1952–73. 2009.10.16 Sound recording AD6/24/1/49  
Hugh Simpson FIDS 1955–58. RRS John Biscoe and Hope Bay. Medical officer. 2011.04.14 Sound recording AD6/24/1/120  
Mike Skidmore, BAS 1967–69. Halley. Geologist. 2010.06.11 Sound recording AD6/24/1/76  
William Sloman talking about his work with FIDS/BAS, 1956–78. 1987 (about) Sound recording & Transcript
AD6/24/3/3  
‘Big’ Al Smith, builder and Head of BAS Building Services, 1966–69 and 1971–94. 2009.09.03 Sound recording & Transcript AD6/24/1/46  
Andrew J. Smith, physicist 1970–2005. 2007.02.15 Sound recording & Content notes
AD6/24/1/24

Explaining ‘whistler’ research in geospace studies

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James Smith - ‘Memories of a general hand at Port Lockroy and Hope Bay’. 1996.08. Sound recording & Transcript AD6/24/3/5  
John Smith and John Thorne - talking about Detaille Island, 1956–58. Meteorologists. 2010.06.13 Sound recording AD6/24/1/81  
Harold Squires - SS Eagle 1944. 1994.04. Sound recording AD6/24/3/4  
Peter Starling, FIDS 1950–51. Argentine Islands. Wireless operator and mechanic. 1988.11.24 Sound recording & Transcript AD6/24/1/7  
Alfred Stephenson, British Graham Land Expedition 1934–1937, surveyor, interviewed for a film about the last BAS dog sledging trip from Rothera. 1993.02.08 Sound recording AD6/24/3/24  
John Sweeny BAS 1991–96. Rothera. Field assistant. 2011.02.06 Sound recording AD6/24/1/109

Managing husky fights

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Charles Swithinbank Polar expeditions and SPRI 1949–71 . FIDS/BAS 1971–86. Glaciologist and Head of Earth Sciences Division. Interviewed by the British Library for their National Life Stories of British Scientists Project. 2010 Sound recording &Transcript BL shelf mark C1379/03  
John Tait, BAS 1962–1966, diesel mechanic.
2001.11.13 Sound recording & Content notes AD6/24/3/10  
Andrew Taylor, Operation Tabarin 1943–46. Port Lockroy and Hope Bay. Surveyor and expedition leader 1945–46. 1987.10.14 Sound recording & Transcript AD6/24/1/6  
Richard Taylor, meteorologist at Station Y Horseshoe Island 1954–56. 2005.02.18 Sound recording & Content notes
AD6/24/1/20

Social conflict at a small isolated base - Horseshoe Island

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The joys of sledging

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Julian Taylor, FIDS 1954–55. Hope Bay. Dog physiologist. 2010.10.29 Sound recording AD6/24/1/94  
Simon Taylor, BAS 1975–. Ship’s engineer. 2010.08.17 Film & Content notes AD6/24/1/84  
Russell Thompson, meteorologist with BAS 1958–62, and Neville Jones, zoologist/meteorologist with BAS 1958–62. 2007.09.15 Sound recording &Content notes AD6/24/1/30  
Janet Thomson BAS 1964–75, 1978–2002. Geologist and Head of Mapping and Georgraphic Information Centre. Interviewed by the British Library for their National Life Stories of British Scientists Project. 2010 Sound recording &Transcript BL shelf mark C1379/20  
William Harvey ‘Tommy’ Thomson, FIDS pilot 1946–48. 2009.10.01 Sound recording & Transcript AD6/24/1/48  
Peter Tilbrook zoologist/base leader 1961–75. 2007.09.16 Sound recording & Content notes AD6/24/1/33

Establishing Signy Station as BAS’s biology research centre 1962

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Alan Tritton, meteorologist/base leader, 1952–54. 2007.09.15 Sound recording & Content notes AD6/24/1/31  
Roger Tufft FIDS 1956–58. Admiralty Bay, Hope Bay. Meteorologist. 2011.04.12 Sound recording AD6/24/1/117  
Jim Turton, BAS 1975–85. Faraday, BAS Cambridge and Rothera. Ionosphericist. 2010.06.12 Sound recording AD6/24/1/79  
Leonard ‘Lofty’ Tyson, FIDS 1954–60. Signy Island and Stanley. Radio operator. 2009.12.08 Sound recording AD6/24/1/62  
Kevin Walton, FIDS 1946–1947, engineer 2003.07.17 Sound recording AD6/24/3/12.1  
Robert John ‘Bob’ Whittock, FIDS 1954–56. Ionosphericist. Port Lockroy. 2009.07.04 Sound recording AD6/24/1/37  
Jim Wilson FIDS/BAS 1959–1969. Admiralty Bay, Stonington Island, Deception Island. Diesel electric mechanic and builder. 2011.04.13 Sound recording AD6/24/1/118  
Roy Wood, Falklands Islands Dependencies Aerial Survey Expedition photographer, 1955–57. 2007.01.25 Sound recording & Content notes
AD6/24/1/25  
Tom Woodfield, ship’s officer and captain BAS 1955–1974. 2009.07.29 Film AD6/24/1/42  
Alan Wright FIDS/BAS 1961–62. Adelaide Island. Surveyor. 2010.10.30 Sound recording AD6/24/1/103

Getting lost in a blow/ building a hut on Adelaide Island

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Graham ‘Genghis’ Wright BAS 1969–74. Halley and Stonington Island. General assistant and base commander. 2010.10.29 Sound recording &Transcript AD6/24/1/98

Difficult dog sledging journey

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Group interviews - arranged by date

Name Date interviewed Format Archive reference Clip
The dogs: 60 huskies recorded by Stanley Woolley at Adelaide Island 1963 Sound recording G15/2/1

60 huskies ‘singing’ at Adelaide Station

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Conversation in English and Norwegian between Fru Signy Sorlle, Fru Gerd Stranger, Dr Lauritz Somme and Dr David Wynn-Williams. 1980.08.21 Sound recording AD6/24/3/1  
Of ice and men. 1984.07.10 – 1984.12.01 Sound recording (of broadcast) AD6/24/3/2  
Dog talk. Conversations with Ben Hodges and John Sweeny, two dog handlers with the British Antarctic Survey 1961/3 & 1991/4. 1993 Sound recording AD6/24/3/13.1  
Cynan Ellis-Evans and David Wynn-Williams talking about historic artefacts from Signy Station. 1996.08.14 Sound recording & Transcript AD6/24/1/8  
Antarctic/Arctic - recording of conversations for ‘The Slice’ programme for BBC Radio Scotland on 2 May 1997, featuring Kate Charles, BAS 1995–1998, research physicist.
1997.05.02 Sound recording AD6/24/3/6  
Frozen in Time. 2000.02.07 – 2000.02.25 Sound recording AD6/24/3/7  
The reunion. BBC Radio 4 broadcast covering the discovery of the ozone hole in 1985. Features Joseph Farman, Brian Gardiner, Jonathan Shanklin and Linda Capper. 2007.04.29 Sound recording AD6/24/3/38  
Russell Thompson, meteorologist with BAS 1958–62, and Neville Jones, zoologist/meteorologist with BAS 1958–62. 2007.09.15 Sound recording & Content notes AD6/24/1/30  
The First Fossil Bluff Three : 1961–62. Brian ‘Tal’ Taylor, Cliff Pearce, John Smith. 2009.08.09 Sound recording AD6/24/1/45  
The Hope Bay Four 1958–61: surveyors Tony Hanson, Don McCalman, Chris Brading, Dick Harbour . 2009.10.19 Sound recording AD6/24/1/50  
The Stonington Five, Stonington base members 1968: Phil Wainwright, Ian Sykes, Ian Smith, Ken Doyle and Edward Creswell ‘Chris’ Madders. 2009.11.06 Sound recording AD6/24/1/59  
John Smith and John Thorne - talking about Detaille Island, 1956–58. Meteorologists. 2010.06.13 Sound recording AD6/24/1/81  
Julian Taylor and Alan Precious, FIDS 1954/55, Hope Bay. 2010.10.28 Sound recording AD6/24/1/93

Collecting dogs urine for dog physiology/diet research

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Plumbers and penguins. BBC Radio 4 broadcast. Features Mark Green, plumber and Dr Claire Lehman, medical officer. 2010.12.27 Sound recording AD6/24/3/37  

Last updated: 07 September 2011