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Visits and conferences, 1963-1984

MS. Eng. c. 2631
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Folders F.1-F.3: Visit to USSR, 29 April - 17 May 1963.

Richards visited the Soviet Union as a Royal Society lecturer on various aspects of nuclear magnetic resonance at the invitation of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR.

Folder F.1. Invitation from Royal Society; correspondence with Oxford University Registry and British Council regarding arrangements.

Folder F.2. Richards's ms. notes of discussions with Professor Zubov, physics department Moscow University, regarding methods of selection and of teaching; letter from Richards to Royal Society regarding his visit to Russia; report by Richards on his Russian visit (printed).

Folder F.3. Correspondence arising with Soviet colleagues, 1963-1967.

Folders F.4-F.5. Seventh Experimental NMR Conference, Mellon Institute, Pittsburgh, 24-26 February 1966. Richards spoke on 'Advantages and Limitation of Nuclear Electron Double Resonance for Signal Enhancement'.

Programme with Richards's ms. notes; abstracts.

Folder F.6. Visits to USA, March-April 1968.

Richards appears to have visited USA in early March for meetings at Pittsburgh (Experimental NMR Conference) and Cleveland, and returned to USA late April to visit Harvard (R.V. Pound) and Yale.

Correspondence with American colleagues, Yale University Press, Clarendon Press Oxford, and Oxford Instruments (M.F. Wood).

Folder F.7. Third International Conference on Magnetic Resonance in Biological Systems, Warrenton, VA, 16-18 October 1968.

Invitation (declined), preliminary programme.

Folder F.8. EMBO course on NMR spectroscopy of proteins, Emmanuel College Cambridge, 31 March - 7 April 1971. Richards lectured on 'Relaxation Theory'.

Invitation, programmes, correspondence re arrangements.

Folder F.9. Invitation to visit Indiana University, Bloomington (declined). Richards was visiting the USA for the Experimental NMR Conference, Colorado, April 1973.

Letter from V. Dimitrov enclosing circular [not found] for 'VI Bulgarian National Conference on spectroscopy' to be held September 1974.

Folder F.10. One-day conference on Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Studies of intact biological systems, Wolfson College Oxford, 13 April 1976. Richards introduced the conference. Programme only.

Visit to Yale, April 1978. Richards gave the Woodward Lecture on 'Phosphorus Magnetic Resonance of Intact Biological Tissues'. Lecture poster only.

Folder F.11. Joint ISMAR-AMPÈRE Conference on Magnetic Resonance, Delft, 25-29 August 1980. Richards spoke on 'NMR in Whole Biological Tissue'.

Invitation, correspondence, abstract, proofs of Richards's contribution for publication in Bulletin of Magnetic Resonance, etc.

Folder F.12. Oxford/Smithsonian Seminar, Worcester College Oxford, 12-26 September 1981. Richards was 'President' of the seminar. Letter of thanks from the organiser (acknowledged).

Colloquium on Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Louven, 25 January 1982. The title of Richards's contribution was 'What can we learn from NMR measurements on animals and human beings?'. Poster only.

Folder F.13. Visit to USA and Canada, August-October 1982. Richards visited a number of laboratories (General Electric, Schenectady and IBM, Danbury) and attended a conference at Stanford before travelling to the University of British Columbia to advise and lecture on Nuclear Magnetic Resonance as a Cecil H. and Ida Green Visiting Professor. He then returned to the USA to visit Galveston for further discussions and lectures on NMR.

Correspondence regarding arrangements, itineraries, notes on expenses, lecture poster.

Folder F.14. National Conference on Biological Imaging. II Clinical Aspect, National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC, 16-18 October 1983. Richards spoke on 'Technical Development of NMR Imaging'.

Correspondence with organisers, programme, list of participants, Richards's contribution (11pp typescript), etc.

Folder F.15. 50th Anniversary Meeting of the Israel Chemical Society, Jerusalem, 10-12 April 1984. Richards accepted an invitation to speak on 'Spin Imaging of Human Beings by NMR', but later withdrew.

Correspondence with organiser.

Fondation pour 1'étude du système nerveux central et peripherique study group on brain metabolism and imaging, ?Geneva, 1984. Richards spoke on 'Physico-Chemical Aspects of NMR Imaging'.

Letters of thanks, correspondence regarding publication of Richards's abstract, drafts of abstract with ms. corrections.


  • 1963-1984


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Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Eng. c. 2631

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NCUACS 12/5/89/F.1-15

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