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Kendrew's appointments and career at EMBL, 1971-1982

MS. Eng. c. 2516
Held at the Weston Library

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Project Leader.

The appointment was authorised by EMBC on 15 October 1971 and took effect from 28 June 1972.

Folder H.359. Correspondence and papers August-December 1971; includes formal resolution, offer of post, salary and conditions etc.


The Council of EMBL decided at its session of 10-11 October 1974 to invite "the present Project Leader to assume the duties of the Director-General". After various negotiations over salary, terms of service, pension rights etc. involving EMBL Council and MRC, the contract was agreed for an appointment of three years with the possibility of a renewal for two periods of two years, with effect from 1 January 1975.

Folder H.360. Correspondence and papers, negotiations, contract, with EMBL, August 1974 - April 1975.

Folder H.361. Similar material, negotiations on secondment from MRC, July 1974 - July 1975.

Folder H.362. Diplomatic status, privileges and immunities of Director-General of EMBL, n.d.

Folder H.363. Extension of contract, 1977.

Folder H.364. Extension of contract 1979 (to January 1981) and 1981 (to March 1982), leaving settlement at EMBL, pension rights at MRC etc., October 1979 - October 1981.

Folder H.365. Papers and correspondence regarding Kendrew's retirement and the appointment of his successor (L. Philipson, with effect from 1 April 1982) Includes discussion notes and representations, report of Search Committee, possible "Konstanz" meeting on future direction of EMBL etc., December 1977 - June 1982.

Folder H.366. Earlier correspondence and papers on research plans of L. Philipson, January 1974 - January 1975.

Folder H.367. Arrangements for leaving Heidelberg, farewell parties, letters of thanks and good wishes, some with reminiscences, n.d.

Personal correspondence.

Folder H.368. Kendrew's address lists, personal correspondence at EMBL, 1974-1981.

Folder H.369. Miscellaneous shorter personal correspondence, 1976-1982.


  • Creation: 1971-1982


11 folders

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Eng. c. 2516

Former reference:

NCUACS 11/4/89/H.359-369

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