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Dr Richard Noakes

Public engagement

I have worked extensively with the Porthcurno Telegraph Museum on its collections: see http://www.porthcurno.org.uk/

I discussed some of my latest research on telecommunications history for the August 2011 issue of BBC History Magazine.  This is based on a podcast interview that can be dowloaded at http://www.historyextra.com/podcasts?page=6

I also talked about telephones and inventors on the BBC2's Genius of Invention, episode 3, 7 February 2013.  For further details see http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01qb0p5

My earlier media engagements include two television programmes exploring Victorian spiritualism:

'Science and the Seance', first broadcast by BBC2,  31 August 2005 (for further details see http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4185356.stm)

'Was Anybody There?', a programme for the Open University, Introduction to Humanities first broadcast on 29 January 1998

Contribution to discipline

2013 - Member, Senior Advisory Board, Making Waves: Oliver Lodge and the Cultures of Science, 1874-1940 (see http://www.oliverlodge.org/)

2012- Treasurer and Council Member, British Society for the History of Science (see http://www.bshs.org.uk/)

2010- Member of the Peer Review College of the Economic and Social Research Council

2008- Advisor, The John Tyndall Correspondence Project (see http://www.yorku.ca/tyndall/)

2007-2012, Member, Editorial Board of Notes and Records of the Royal Society (see http://rsnr.royalsocietypublishing.org/)

 

 

Media

Participant, Genius of Invention, episode 3, first broadcast by BBC2 television, 7 February 2013

Interviewee, BBC History Magazine, vol. 12 (August 2011), pp. 84-85, and accompanying podcast at http://www.historyextra.com/podcast-page

Historical consultant for the Battle for Britain's Soul, Series 2, historical documentary, first broadcast by BBC 2 television, 3-24 October 2005

Principal consultant for and contributor to Science and the Séance, historical documentary, first broadcast by BBC 2 television, 31 August 2005

Contributor to The Long Search, a historical documentary, first broadcast by BBC Radio 4 on 14 December 2003

Principal consultant for and contributor to, Was Anybody There?, historical documentary, first broadcast by BBC 2 television as TV 17, A103, An Introduction to the Humanities, Open University, 29 January 1998