The History of the ISVR

The Institute of Sound and Vibration Research was founded in 1963 by Professor Elfyn Richards. We have collected a number of documents which relate the history of the ISVR, and these are listed below. We will be gradually adding more documents as they become available.


Documents available

Personal perspectives


Video clips

Social media and video interviews at the 50th anniversary symposium




Our history, facilities and achievements

Where are they now?


Our historic figures


Contact for more information

Mrs S Brindle
ISVR (50th Anniversary)
Faculty of Engineering and the Environment
University of Southampton
SO17 1 BJ

Phone: 023 8059 2291 (+44 23 8059 2291)