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Meetings, correspondence and papers, 1966-1976

MS. Eng. c. 2436
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Folders F.198-204. Sites Subcommittee.

At its meeting at The Hague in September 1970 the EMBO Council appointed a sites subcommittee of the Laboratory Committee with O. Maaløe as Chairman; the members were H.E. Huxley, K.C. Holmes and C. Weissmann, with D.C. Phillips, A. Tissières and H. Zachau as consultants and M. Delauche as secretary. The subcommittee met and visited possible sites at Munich (October), CERN (November) and additional sites at Heidelberg, Karlsruhe and Hamburg (January - February 1971). Its "Report on a Selection of Sites in Germany", dated 22 February 1971, considered "that the case for the Heidelberg site is by far the strongest". Meanwhile the official Sites Committee of EMBC, set up by the Conference in November 1970, conducted its own programme of visits January - July 1971, and in its report of July 1971 also recommended the Heidelberg site.

Also included is correspondence on various other possible sites for the laboratory which had been mooted, often for a considerable time. In particular, the idea of a site near Geneva like that of CERN had been an early favourite and was not easily abandoned. No records survive here of offers made by Italy and Austria, nor of a possible French site at Nice.

Folder F.198. Sites subcommittee: appointment, membership, correspondence, arrangements for meetings, notes and memoranda on sites visited, report, September 1970 - March 1971.

Folders F.199-204. Other possible sites for laboratory.

Greece, 1966-1970, 1976.

Offer made in 1966 and renewed in 1970 of accommodation in part of the "Greek Institute of Basic Biological Research - Alexander Fleming" founded by Amalia Fleming. Includes correspondence with members of EMBO Council, Greek colleagues and Lady Fleming (also a later letter 1976).

Folder F.199. 1966.

Folder F.200. 1970, 1976.

Folder F.201. Cambridge, 1967-1968. Correspondence and memoranda.

Folder F.202. Geneva/CERN, 1969-1970. Correspondence and memoranda.

Folder F.203. Edinburgh, 1970.

Folder F.204. Culham, 1970-1971.

Folders F.205-207. "Second Konstanz meeting", 4-7 November 1972.

This was another meeting to discuss the scientific programme of the Laboratory; it was held at the Hotel Haarlass, Heidelberg, but was generally referred to as "Second Konstanz" because of the very successful first meeting. The meeting was financed from $15,000 remaining from the Volkswagen Foundation grant. It was larger than the previous meeting, and like it included invited guests as well as EMBO members.

Folder F.205. Correspondence, circulars, suggestions for participants, draft and final lists, December 1971 - November 1972.

Folder F.206. Programme, circulars, correspondence with speakers, Kendrew's notes on scientific sessions (18pp. ms.), manuscript notes on meeting in unidentified hand.

Folder F.207. Arrangements, travel claims, accounts for meeting.

Folder F.208. Membership of Laboratory Committee. Miscellaneous brief correspondence, lists of members etc., 1967-1973.


  • 1966-1976


11 folders

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Eng. c. 2436

Former reference:

NCUACS 11/4/89/F.198-208

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