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UK Organisations, 1965-1968, n.d.

MS. Eng. c. 2539
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Council for Scientific Policy (CSP).

Working group on molecular biology.

Official papers.

Folder J.33. Minutes and notes of working group meetings, 26 April 1966 - 16 January 1968.

Folder J.34. Working group papers CSP(MB)(66)1 - CSP(MB)(68)2. Includes drafts for report, with comments and amendments by Kendrew and working group members, n.d.

General correspondence and papers.

Folder J.35. Preliminary correspondence on setting up and membership of working group, December 1965 - March 1966.

Folder J.36. May-August 1966. Arrangements for literature search, lists of papers published and reports of research in progress in molecular biology at various UK universities and institutions (Sheffield, Leicester, King's College London, Chester Beatty Research Institute, University College London, University Chemical Laboratory Cambridge).

Folder J.37. Definition of "molecular biology"; developmental biology; applied biology, June-November 1966.

Folder J.38. Drafts, comments and notes on the problems of defining "centres of excellence" (later called "focal centres") and their possible staff, February-November 1967.

Folder J.39. February 1967 - January 1968. Includes correspondence and papers from H. Himsworth.

Folder J.40. February 1967 - May 1968. Early drafts and comments for report, revisons, arrangements for publication (includes Kendrew's corrected proof of HMSO report).

Folder J.41. Press comments and correspondence arising. Includes note from J.D. Bernal ("Sage") objecting on historical grounds to use of term "biology at the molecular level" instead of "molecular biology", n.d.


  • 1965-1968, n.d.


9 folders

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Eng. c. 2539

Former reference:

NCUACS 11/4/89/J.33-41

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