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UK Organisations, 1965-1966, 1972-1976

MS. Eng. c. 2534
Held at the Weston Library

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Apart from a little earlier correspondence about lectures, most of the material relates to 1972-1974 when Kendrew was most deeply involved with the BAAS. In March 1972 he accepted the invitation of the then President (Sir Vivian Fuchs) to allow his name to go forward as President-Elect in 1972-1973 and President in 1973-1974. He was installed at the Annual Meeting in 1973 at Canterbury and gave the Presidential Address at the 1974 Annual Meeting at Stirling. He was also invited, but declined, to accept the Presidency of Section X (General) in 1972-1973.

The principal officials of the BAAS during Kendrew's period of office, with whom much of the correspondence is exchanged, were M. Pyke (Secretary and Chairman of Council), A.M. Hughes, R.P. Saville (Assistant Secretaries).

Folder J.2. Correspondence regarding Kendrew's lectures for BAAS in Northern Ireland (first Hans Sloane Memorial Lecture) and Harrogate, 1965-1966.

Folder J.3. Nomination as President-Elect, election to Council, British Association Publications Committee, 1972.

Folder J.4. Miscellaneous requests to lecture, join Study Groups; arrangements for Annual Meeting at Canterbury and interview for Southern Television, January-August 1973.

Folder J.5. Appointments, staffing, funding, organisation, September-December 1973.

Folder J.6. General correspondence on affairs of BAAS, formation of British Association Student Section (BASS) etc., September-December 1973.

Folder J.7. Appointments, organisation, funding, BAAS film and television awards, proposed BAAS working parties on nutritional relief, energy crisis, science policy research, January-July 1974.

Folders J.8-J.11. 136th Annual Meeting at Stirling, 2-7 September 1974.

Folder J.8. Organisation and arrangements December 1972 - October 1974. Includes preliminary meetings and discussions with BAAS and with University, visit and "Launching Meeting" at Stirling January 1973, later planning visit to Stirling November 1973, draft programmes, budget etc.

Printed programme of meeting, schedule of President's and officers' engagements.

Folder J.9. Arrangements for Inaugural Meeting and conferment of honorary doctorates on President and others.

Folder J.10. Invitations to speak, open sessions etc. during Stirling meeting.

Folder J.11. Kendrew's Presidential Address: "Science and the Challenge of the Time". 16pp. manuscript draft; 16pp. typescript version; miscellaneous manuscript notes, some with dates in July, August 1974.

Folder J.12. Appointments, requests to lecture, 1974-1976.


  • 1965-1966, 1972-1976


11 folders

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Eng. c. 2534

Former reference:

NCUACS 11/4/89/J.2-12

Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom