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Visits and Conferences, 1974-1982

MS. Eng. c. 2599
Held at the Weston Library

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Folder N.42. Visit to China, 14-29 March 1974, as member of Royal Society delegation. Invitation and arrangements, schedule for Peking, abstracts of Kendrew's lectures, Kendrew's contribution to report and comments or revisions of drafts by others, a little later (1976) correspondence. A copy of the report on the visit is included.

Folder N.43. Visit to Moscow for celebration of National Academy of Sciences 250th Anniversary, October 1975. Programme, invitation.

Folder N.44. "Rencontre 75: Méthodes physico-chimiques appliquées à la biologie", Paris, 13-14 November 1975. Kendrew spoke on EMBL. Correspondence, programme.

Folder N.45. Symposium for 60th birthday of E. Katzir, Israel, 13-16 May 1976. Kendrew gave an address on "Scientists and defense". Invitation, correspondence, programme, two transcripts (slightly different versions) of Kendrew's lecture.

Folder N.46. Biophysics Colloquium, Giessen, June 1976. Kendrew spoke on "EMBL and its scientific program". Correspondence only.

Folder N.47. National Academy of Sciences Forum on "Research with Recombinant DNA", Washington D.C., 7-9 March 1977. Kendrew was a "Principal Speaker" on "Research with Recombinant DNA in Europe" and referred to the EMBO Committee as well as other European initiatives. Invitation, correspondence, programme, summary of Kendrew's talk, with several manuscript additions.

Folder N.48. International Symposium on "Dynamics and Regulation of Evolving Systems", Bavaria, 10-16 May 1977. Kendrew chaired the session on "Biochemical Evolution". Correspondence, programme (annotated).

Folder N.49. Visit to Centre de Biophysique Moléculaire, Orléans, 18 May 1977. Kendrew lectured on EMBL. Correspondence, Kendrew's notes on his visit.

Folder N.50. Second International Colloquium on "Physical and Chemical Information Transfer", Varna, Bulgaria, 2-8 October 1977. Kendrew was a "Guest of Honour". Correspondence, March 1976 - April 1978, programme, Kendrew's Introduction for the published Proceedings.

Folder N.51. Visit to Halle for 325th Anniversary celebrations of Leopoldina Academy, 13-16 October. Kendrew was Royal Society representative for the principal ceremony on 13th. Programme, list of participants, brief correspondence.

Folder N.52. Lipmann Symposium on "Concepts of Medical Recognition in Biology", Grignon, 18-20 July 1978. Kendrew chaired a session. Programme, list of participants, correspondence.

Folders N.53-N.55. "Hearing" on rDNA research and biohazards, organised by German Ministry for Research and Technology, Bonn, 19-21 September 1979.

Folder N.53. Correspondence, schedule of sessions, list of participants.

Folder N.54. Remarks by Minister at Press Conference, and ensuing correspondence with W. Szybalski and others who were not in agreement. Also included are heavily-corrected transcript of Kendrew's contribution to the "Hearing" and corrected version sent for publication.

Folder N.55. Rosenstiel Retreat on "Inventing the future: innovation in science and communication", Greenwich, Connecticut, 9-11 May 1980. Kendrew spoke on "The first protein structure". Programme, list of participants, correspondence with organiser (C. Cohen) who had difficulty in persuading Kendrew to contribute to a discussion on "innovation" or "creativity" in science. Also included here is earlier (1977) correspondence with Cohen on Kendrew's views on the history of contemporary science and his reluctance to write or talk on his own scientific work.

Folder N.56. EMBO Workshop on Stereochemical Systems, Cambridge, 10-15 August 1980. Kendrew chaired a session.

Folder N.57. Second International Congress on Cell Biology, West Berlin, 31 August - 5 September 1980. Kendrew was a member of the Scientific Advisory Board. Brief correspondence only.

Folder N.58. Symposium on "Relationships between structure and function in biochemical systems" in honour of A. Rossi Fanelli, Rome, 28-30 September 1981. Kendrew gave a plenary lecture on "Perspectives in molecular biology". Correspondence, programme (annotated).

Folder N.59. Anglo-Chinese Biochemical Society Symposium on "Structure and function of proteins and nucleic acids", Oxford, 14-16 July 1982. Kendrew chaired a session. Correspondence, schedule of meeting.

Folder N.60. 400th Anniversary celebrations, University of Würzburg, 22-23 October 1982. Kendrew lectured on "Structural analysis of biomolecules by X-rays". Correspondence, programme.


  • 1974-1982


19 folders

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Eng. c. 2599

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NCUACS 11/4/89/N.42-60

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