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"This programme consists of two interviews. The first is with Sir Harold Hartley, a distinguished chemist and author of the biography "Humphry Davy" which is a set book for this The second interview is with Sir George Porter, Director of the Royal Institution. The programme looks at Humphry Davy from the point of view of 20th Century scientists, Sir Harold talks about Davy's attitude towards his work and the long-term significance of his discoveries. Sir George discusses Davy's role as a scientific communicator and his contribution towards the standing of the Royal Institution. The interviewer is Dr. Colin Russell who also introduces the programme."
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Module code and title: A202, The age of revolutions
Item code: A202; 20
Recording date: 1972-04-05
First transmission date: 05-06-1972
Published: 1972
Rights Statement: Rights owned or controlled by The Open University
Restrictions on use: This material can be used in accordance with The Open University conditions of use. A link to the conditions can be found at the bottom of all OUDA web pages.
Duration: 00:17:13
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Producer: Mary Hoskins
Contributors: Colin Russell; Harold Hartley; George Porter
Publisher: BBC Open University
Keyword(s): 20th Century Scientists
Master spool number: TLN14FM175J
Production number: TLN14FM175J
Available to public: no