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Author Street, Robert, 1920-2013, interviewee.
Title Interview with Robert Street in June 1987 / interviewed by Anne Reid.
Published/Produced 1987.

 Online  OH4131    AVAILABLE  


Call Number OH4131
Physical description 1 online resource (2 audio files (50 min., 13 sec.)) : digital, WAV
Series University of Western Australia Archives oral history project
University of Western Australia Archives oral history project
Notes Title devised by cataloguer.
This sound recording has been preserved and made available by the University of Western Australia.
Access advisory Access open.
Date/time and place of an event Informal interview by Anne Reid with Professor Robert Street took place at his office in the Physics Building on UWA campus on Tuesday, 16 June 1987.
Summary Prof Robert Street talks about activities during his tenure as a Vice-Chancellor of University of Western Australia such as Federal cutbacks on funds, budget strategy, new courses, load increase of the academic staff and the challenges of managing the University of Western Australia. He applauds new ideas and developments but he also believe you have to weed out problems with the old ways before introducing the new ideas. He sets up special purpose funds to channel savings to funds new developments. He also shares his thoughts about the first FM radio station, 6UWA later 6 UVS FM and sharing it with Murdoch University. He talks about the community activities during his time at UWA such as, Indian Ocean Festival, York Winter Music Festival and the Art Gallery.
Additional formats Audio cassette tape also available at the University of Western Australia Archives.
Original version Original version: 1 audio cassette University of Western Australia Archives OH65.
Rights advisory Copyright or other restrictions may apply. For public use, contact the State Library of Western Australia.
Biography/history Professor Robert Street was born in 1920 in Wakefield in Yorkshire, United Kingdom. His life in physics has indeed been a magnetic one. In 1941 Professor Street received a BSc (special) from the University of London. He began his career during WWII working at the Air Defence Research and Development Establishment researching ‘absolute measurement of power’. In 1944 and 1948 respectively, he received an MSc researching wave mechanics and a PhD on absolute measurement of power from the University of London. After the end of WWII, Professor Street was appointed as an Assistant Lecturer in Physics at the University of Nottingham. In 1954 he became a senior lecturer at Sheffield University. In 1960 Professor Street moved to Australia to become the foundation Professor of Physics at Monash University. In 1966 he earned a DSc from the University of London. In 1974 he was appointed as Director of the Research School of Physical Sciences at the Australian National University. Professor Robert Street was the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Western Australia from 1978-1985. (Taken from the Australian Academy of Science website, viewed on 22 May 2015)
Subjects Street, Robert, 1920-2013, -- Interviews.
University of Western Australia. Office of the Vice-Chancellor -- Interviews.
College presidents -- Western Australia -- Interviews.
University and colleges -- Western Australia -- Planning.
Related names Reid, Anne, interviewer.