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Societies and organisations, 1957-1984

MS. Eng. c. 2624
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Folder E.24. Cranfield Institute of Technology. Richards's appointment as member of the Institute's Court, 1982-1983.

Folders E.25-E.26. European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL).

In 1974 Richards accepted an invitation from the EMBL Project Leader J.C. Kendrew to join a working group to advise the Laboratory on Nuclear Magnetic Resonance.

Folder E.25. Invitation; report by A Klug on 'development of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance at EMBL', 1974.

E.26. Correspondence and papers re meeting of working group, Heidelberg, 17 September 1975.

Folder includes annotated agenda, ms. summary report of working group (in hand of R. Freeman) and 'Technical report of the EMBL working group for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance' (10pp typescript).

Folders E.27-E.29: Home Office

For a number of years Richards was one of the scientists who advised the civil defence organisation. In 1957 he was offered the honorary appointment of Regional Scientific Training Officer and in 1962 the post of Scientific Adviser for Civil Defence in the Southern Civil Defence Region. When he was appointed Dr Lee's Professor of Chemistry at Oxford from 1964 he decided to reduce outside commitments and resigned from his civil defence post.

Folder E.27 (= Closed). Correspondence regarding appointments, civil defence exercise, resignation.

Folder E.28 (= Closed). Lectures by Richards and D.F. Shaw on civil defence topics, (duplicated typescript, ms. notes and drafts).

Richards lectured on 'General properties of thermal and nuclear radiation' and 'Effects of thermal radiation'.

Folder E.29 (= Closed). Information on fallout from atomic explosions.

Folder E.30: Maritime Trust. Brief correspondence with Director regarding possible Royal Society support for restoration of RRS Discovery, July, September 1981.

Background information.

Folders E.31-E.37: Medical Research Council

Folder E.31. Correspondence regarding Chemical Element Laboratory, Sutton, June 1971.

Folder E.32 (= Closed). Grant applications and appointment, 1975-1976.

Folders E.33-E.35. Correspondence and papers for ad hoc meeting on NMR Imaging, London, 17 December 1976.

E.R. Andrew sent Richards, 8 November 1976, a copy of the lectures on zeumatography which he gave at the Ampere International Summer School in Pula in September.

Folder E.36 (= Closed). Grant applications, 1977-1978.

Folder E.37. Correspondence and papers regarding ad hoc meeting on NMR facilities, London, 15 May 1979.

Folder includes Richards's 'notes about the future of n.m.r. in biological and medical research, with some comments on its use in Oxford'. 4pp typescript.

Folder E.38: Museum of Modern Art Oxford. Richards was a member of the Museum's Council.

Correspondence and committee papers, 1982-1983.

Folder E.39: National Heritage Memorial Fund. Richards was a trustee of the Fund.

Correspondence and committee papers, 1983-1984.


  • 1957-1984


16 folders

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Eng. c. 2624

Former reference:

NUCACS 12/5/89/E.24-E.39

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