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Eleanor Dodson, 5-16 Jul 2018

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MS. 15797 digital 8

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(item 1) born digital audio of interview with Eleanor Dodson, methods developer for Protein Crystallography, conducted by Georgina Ferry, 5 Jul 2018. Running time 00:54:42, topics include:
  1. (00:00:57) childhood interest in numbers, school education
  2. (00:02:09) Australian undergraduate degree structure, time at the University of Melbourne
  3. (00:02:59) tutoring maths
  4. (00:03:23) leaving Australia and coming to Oxford, working as a research technician for Dorothy Hodgkin, Dorothy Hodgkin's work up to 1961, joining the insulin team in 1961
  5. (00:05:29) applying maths to the work of monitoring molecular replacement methods development
  6. (00:08:30) working with Oxford Computing Service, use of the service by crystallographic groups, programming
  7. (00:10:04) moving from manually punching tapes to automated tape punching, programming techniques advancing during time at the Oxford Computing Service
  8. (00:12:39) facilities and locations of the Oxford Computing Service
  9. (00:14:20) crystallography theory, using computers for insulin structure calculations
  10. (00:16:14) shift to 1906 computer; collaborating with David Phillips
  11. (00:17:33) family life, 1963-1970s
  12. (00:20:30) writing refinement programmes, working with Keith Wilson to handle multiple measurements of data
  13. (00:22:59) using graph plotters in crystallography
  14. (00:24:30) changes in printing and graphics
  15. (00:25:25) using the 1906 computer at Oxford
  16. (00:27:36) working to set up software library for crystallographers
  17. (00:28:38) collaborative work, the Collaborative Computing Project no. 4, 1979
  18. (00:34:01) interactions with computing service staff
  19. (00:34:46) women in computing at Oxford
  20. (00:35:31) John Rollett
  21. (00:37:03) leaving Oxford and working in University of York, the computing system at York
  22. (00:42:32) modifying work for Ted Baker
  23. (00:44:00) methodology development in crystallography
  24. (00:45:47) the Collaborative Computing Project no. 4 bulletin board
  25. (00:48:25) treatment as a woman in crystallography
  26. (00:49:40) being made professor at York
  27. (00:54:00) elected fellow of the Royal Society.
(item 2) born digital transcript of oral history interview with Eleanor Dodson, transcribed 16 Jul 2018

Dates

  • 5-16 Jul 2018

Extent

2 items

Conditions Governing Access

Closed.

Shelfmark

MS. 15797 digital 8

Existence and Location of Copies

Access copy of audio available at University of Oxford podcasts.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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Weston Library
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