Dr Richard Noakes

Senior Lecturer

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My research centres on the history of the physical sciences in the period roughly 1750-1930, the relationship between the sciences and occult, and the history of telecommunications since 1800.  I have also worked on the ways in which the Victorian mass media engaged with scientific, medical and technological issues and on the social and cultural history of mathematical physics.  I am currently finishing a monograph on the relationship between physics and psychical research in Britain in the decades around 1900 and developing a more recent interest in the history of research and development in cable and wireless businesses from 1850 to the 1930s.