Science Research Council
Found in 91 Collections and/or Records:
Copies of minutes of meetings of the Science Research Council Whitley Council, including the Informal Whitley Committee and the General Purposes Committee, and official briefing notes for members of the Official Side.
Correspondence and papers regarding meetings of the Directors of the Science Research Council:
Papers for the Directors' meetings of 8 May 1972 and 3 January 1973.
Correspondence regarding job appraisal reviews and fixed term appointments, May 1973, continuing discussions begun at the Directors' meeting.
Correspondence and papers for the Directors' meeting of 14 September 1973.
Correspondence and papers regarding the control of expenditure at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, 1965-1968, with a second bundle of papers, 1966-1968, concerning payments made by the Science Research Council for various goods and services and inter-departmental charges and accounts from the Ministry of Public Building and Works.
A letter from a member of the Royal Greenwich Observatory staff to B.H. Flowers, Science Research Council, regarding work carried out on image tubes at the R.G.O., with a report attached.
Correspondence and papers regarding non-industrial staff recruitment to the Royal Greenwich Observatory. The early papers relate to Civil Service practice; the later material concerns the Science Research Council. There are papers concerning graduate entry, competitions (both open and closed) and general local recruitment. The letters include correspondence with the local press regarding advertisements.
Correspondence and papers regarding tenancies for various cottages at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including copies of agreements and some correspondence on the transfer of the R.G.O. from the Admiralty to the Science Research Council.
Papers relating to meetings of the Director of the Science Research Council, including minutes of meetings; a list of Japanese Government Research Establishments; a note on fees for the Science Research Council staff teaching in universities; a note on the 'Fulton Committee: Organisation and Structure of the Civil Service'; a note on journals; a note on promotion procedure; and a note by R.St.J. Walker on patents and inventions.
Correspondence and papers regarding the introduction of a productivity agreement into the Science Research Council establishments. The early material concerns a pilot study of the work of the Daresbury Nuclear Physics Laboratory carried out by P.A. Consultants Ltd and by the S.R.C. London Office. There are also minutes of meetings between official and trade union sides.
Correspondence, memoranda and other papers providing details of staff employed at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, together with copies of memoranda given to staff when the R.G.O. became a part of the Science Research Council on 1 April 1965.
Letters and memoranda from the Science Research Council, High Holborn, regarding staffing matters, including proceedings to be carried out with regard to staff, rules for the payment of expenses, salary scales, disciplinary procedure and other matters.
Correspondence and other papers regarding the recruitment of staff to the Royal Greenwich Observatory from other government establishments, including requests made to the Science Research Council to provide notification of available posts. A large part of the papers deal with the recruitment of a leading draughtsman in 1966.
Correspondence and circulars regarding the Royal Greenwich Observatory Cash Account, relating mainly to the Science Research Council Finance Division.
Correspondence and papers concerning the Official Secrets Acts with regard to how they affect the staff of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, including Civil Service transfers to the Science Research Council. There is correspondence on the supply of classified documents and their storage, material on the classification and clearance of staff, and advice to staff travelling to Iron Curtain countries.
Correspondence and papers regarding the press, including articles in newspapers and magazines, cuttings from the press, statements on personnel and the Royal Greenwich Observatory, and press statements on the formation of the Science Research Council and the takeover of the establishments. There is also a large set of press cuttings concerning the R.G.O. and Unidentified Flying Objects.
Miscellaneous papers relating to the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, including correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley, A.D. Thackeray and others regarding the position of staff and their security of employment when the Science Research Council took over responsibility for the Royal Greenwich Observatory. There is also an annual report for the year ending March 1968, and correspondence on symposia which Radcliffe employees wish to attend.
Correspondence and papers regarding the operation, supply and financing of the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, including material on travel funds, papers on the allocation of telescope time, a list of published papers, items on the purchase of houses for the observers, a press notice on the Science Research Council assuming control, and details of delegated financial authority for the Radcliffe Observer.
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