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Scientific lectures, 1949-1972

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Folder B.6.1 (1960-1961): 'Science and human values'.

Collection of notes (MS. and typescript) and printed material on this topic, perhaps assembled for a lecture.

Includes a copy of J. Bronowski's 1957 Carnegie LecturesScience and Human Values sent to Coulson by the author.

Folders B.6.2-B.6.4: 'Quantum biology', 1964-1967.

Course of 6 post-graduate seminars by Coulson, Oxford.

Programme for 1964 course 'Applications of Quantum Theory in Biology' and for 1967 course 'Some Problems in Biochemistry' are included in folder B.6.2. (These were fundamentally the same course, but the seminars were slightly revised for the 1967 series.) Folders B.6.4. and B.6.5. are folders of material on similar topics kept by Coulson with his papers for this seminar series.

Folder B.6.2: 22 pp. ms. draft for first 5 seminars.

Folder B.6.3: Miscellaneous MS. notes by Coulson in preparing course, with bibliographical references.

Folder B.6.4 (1949, 1972): 'Some quantum theory considerations in biological problems'.

8 pp. MS. notes for a lecture delivered in 1949 at University College, London, with offprint of Coulson's inaugural lecture at King's College, London.

Miscellaneous later notes added by CAC when updating lecture for 1972 delivery at York University.

Folder B.6.5 (1968): 'M.O. Theory and biology'.

1 p. MS. notes for seminar at Allen and Hanburys (pharmaceutical firm).

Letter and photocopies of articles on the use of molecular orbital calculations in the drug research field.

Folder B.6.6: Numerous offprints (many are association copies) and other printed material assembled by CAC when preparing the course.


  • 1949-1972


6 folders

Language of Materials

  • English


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Former reference:

CSAC 60/4/78/B.6/1-6

Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom