Tom Kelsey, ESRC Policy Fellow and Researcher, has won the Samuel Eleazar and Rose Tartakow Levinson Prize from the Society for the History of Technology for his article 'Fighting the supersonic deception: the critics of Concorde in post-war Britain'.

In the article, Tom demonstrates that it was British techno-nationalism that kept the Concorde programme – "a masterpiece of engineering, but a commercial failure' – going until its true costs became more widely known. He details the resistance to the project which existed from its beginnings, and why this opposition was slow to gain traction in the face of the state's wish to be at the forefront of global high technology.