Elite science and the BBC: a 1950s contest of ownership.

  title={Elite science and the BBC: a 1950s contest of ownership.},
  author={Aaron Jones},
  journal={British journal for the history of science},
  volume={47 175 Pt 4},
In the late 1950s and early 1960s, the elite world of institutional British science attempted to take control of the BBC's management of science broadcasting. Delegations of scientists met BBC managers to propose an increased role for scientists in planning science broadcasts to a degree that threatened to compromise the BBC's authority and autonomy. The culmination was a set of proposals to the Pilkington Committee in 1960, principally from the Royal Society and the British Association for the… CONTINUE READING

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