Telling the story of Concorde’s critics – both those inside and outside of the state, rethinking our understanding of science and political culture in Britain and the United States during the post-war period.
The story of Britain was one of the experts, ignored by an anti-scientific political elite, while the narrative for the United States was of experts tricking naïve politicians into an overreliance on rationality and objectivity.
This paper reverses these national characterisations and by explaining how and why supersonic transport received far more criticism in Britain than in the United States.
Understanding Technology is a series of public lectures presenting leading international research and ideas in the history, philosophy, politics and sociology of technology.
In cooperation with the Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation, University of Edinburgh
Header image: Concorde G-BOAA at National Museum of Flight, East Fortune Airfield.
21 Feb 2018
Seminar Room, Learning Centre, National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF
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