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University committees and societies, 1957-1974

MS. Coulson 167

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Folders H.6.1-H.6.4: Committee for the Computing Laboratory. Committee papers, annual reports, correspondence, and comments by Coulson.
  1. H.6.1: 1963
  2. H.6.2: 1964
  3. H.6.3: 1965
  4. H.6.4: 1966
Folder H.6.5: Correspondence and papers regarding a proposal to allow individual university departments to acquire their own computers in addition to having access to the central University computing facilities, 1963. Coulson was a member of the committee which the University established to advise on the merits of the proposal. Many of the letters are replies either to Coulson or to his colleagues on the committee who had written to heads of departments in other universities for views and recommendations.

Folders H.6.6-H.6.7: Oxford Union Society, 1957-1974. Coulson acted as science adviser to the Library Committee of the Oxford Union. Correspondence with the Librarian of the Union regarding purchase of books, with colleagues for their opinion on books outside Coulson's field. Lists of books recommended for purchase.

Folder H.6.8: Oxford Mathematical and Physical Society, 1970-1973. Coulson was President 1969-1973. Correspondence regarding arrangements for meetings and speakers. The folder includes much correspondence arising from Coulson's efforts to trace the first minute book of the Society. When his efforts proved to be unsuccessful, he deposited in the Bodleian Library in 1973 the second minute book, which covered the period 1925-1954. (Bodleian Reference: MS. Top. Oxon. d. 655). The current minute book in in the Mathematical Institute.


  • 1957-1974


8 folders

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Coulson 167

Former reference:

CSAC 60/4/78/H.6/1-8

Repository Details

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