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Societies and organisations: Royal Society, 1977-1984

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MS. Eng. c. 2628

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Royal Society: Industrial Activities Committee (later Engineering, Technology and Industries Committee).

The remit of the committee was to advise the Council of the Royal Society on any matters concerned with engineering, technology and applied sciences in industry. Richards was a member of the committee as chairman of the Hooke Committee.

Folder E.85. Correspondence and committee papers, 1977, 1981-1984.

Royal Society/Fellowship of Engineering Joint Committee.

The committee was formed in 1982 to enhance communication and cooperation between the two bodies. Richards was invited to serve on the committee as chairman of the Hooke Committee.

Folder E.86. Invitation to serve, note on cooperation between Royal Society and Fellowship of Engineering by R.W.J. Keay, Executive Secretary Royal Society and M.W. Leonard, Secretary Fellowship of Engineering, 1982.

Folders E.87-E.93: Royal Society - Ad hoc Committee on Engineering Research and Development.

In 1981 the House of Lords' Select Committee on Science and Technology set up a Sub-Committee, under Lord Gregson, to 'consider R&D and product development in, and in support of, the engineering industries'. Richards was invited by the Council of the Royal Society 'to chair a small committee to prepare a submission that would eventually be submitted by Council to the Lords' Sub-Committee'.

The material is a chronological sequence of committee papers and correspondence. It includes the invitation to serve, the standard letter to committee members and selected Fellows inviting comments with copies of their replies, and ms. and typescript drafts of Committee's report.

Folder E.87. Royal Society - Ad hoc Committee on Engineering Research and Development, 1981, November, December.

Folder E.88. Royal Society - Ad hoc Committee on Engineering Research and Development, 1982 January (1).

Folder E.89. Royal Society - Ad hoc Committee on Engineering Research and Development, 1982 January (2).

Folder E.90. Royal Society - Ad hoc Committee on Engineering Research and Development, 1982 January (3).

Folder E.91. Royal Society - Ad hoc Committee on Engineering Research and Development, 1982 February (1).

Folder E.92. Royal Society - Ad hoc Committee on Engineering Research and Development, 1982 February (2).

Folder E.93. Royal Society - Ad hoc Committee on Engineering Research and Development, 1982 March, April.

Dates

  • 1977-1984

Extent

9 folders

Shelfmark

MS. Eng. c. 2628

Former reference:

NCUACS 12/5/89/E.85-E.93

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