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British Association for the Advancement of Science

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Found in 29 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence on institutions, 1949 - 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/507
Scope and Contents Correspondence and other papers regarding various institutions, including the following items:General correspondence with the British Association for the Advancement of Science, reports on meetings and invitations to H. Spencer Jones to attend meetings, give talks, etc., 1949-1954.Correspondence with 'The Liverpool Daily Post and Echo' and the Liverpool Astronomical Society, 1953.Correspondence with 'Discovery', 'The Magazine of Scientific Progress' and the British...
Dates: 1949 - 1954
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on scientific institutes, 1852 - 1854

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/405
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning various scientific institutes, giving notification of rules, meetings, reports, agendas and other matters. The correspondents include E.W. Brayley, M. Faraday, Lord Rosse, E. Sabine, W. Whewell, Lord Wrottesley and J. Yates. The papers also includes minutes of the council of the British Association and a copy of the lecture given by Airy at the Royal Institution 'On the results of recent calculations on the Eclipse of Thales and other eclipses connected with it'.
Dates: 1852 - 1854
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on the British Association, 1861 - 1862

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/409
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning the British Association, with related papers. The material includes notices, agendas, summonses and council minutes; announcement of a meeting in 'The London Review'; pamphlets on the membership and programme for the Manchester Convention (1861); a plan of the Manchester Trade Hall; and preparations for Airy's lecture on eclipses. The correspondents include W. Fairbairn, J.V. Lamont, H.E. Roscoe, M. Faraday, J. Phillips, W. De La Rue, J.R. Hind, R. Fitzroy and T.P....
Dates: 1861 - 1862
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on the British Association, 1964-05-14 - 1967-03-08

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/593
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the British Association for the Advancement of Science, including correspondence with R.A. Stevens, Assistant Secretary of the British Association, regarding the setting up of an area committee based in Brighton; C. Mares of the Brighton College of Technology, Honorary Secretary of the Sussex Area Committee of the British Association; and N.H. Pratt, Vice-Principal of Brighton Technical College and Chairman of the South Sussex Sixth Form Students' Science Society.
Dates: 1964-05-14 - 1967-03-08
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on the British Association, 1954 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/514
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers relating to the British Association for the Advancement of Science, including the following items:Agenda and minutes of meetings of the British Association on 9 September 1959, 6 January 1961, 5 January 1962 and 4 January 1963.Reports, agenda and minutes of the meeting of the British Horological Institute on 4 July 1963.General correspondence with the British Association and Richard Woolley, 1956-1963.Correspondence with various people,...
Dates: 1954 - 1963
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on the British Association, 1874 - 1921

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/112
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the British Association for the Advancement of Science, including several circulars from the Association.
Dates: 1874 - 1921
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on the British Association visit to South Africa, 1901

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/189
Scope and Contents Volume I of a series of correspondence regarding the visit of the British Association to South Africa in 1905. This volume contains correspondence with various organisations and individuals in England. It begins with a letter from D. Griffin, Secretary of the British Association, asking if it is possible to meet in Cape Town, with a reply from Gill stating that this is not possible due to Boer unrest. Subsequent items include Gill's letter of 6 August 1902 making a formal invitation to the...
Dates: 1901
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on the British Association visit to South Africa, 1902

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/190
Scope and Contents Volume II of a series of correspondence regarding the visit of the British Association to South Africa in 1905, comprised of correspondence with various organisations and officials in Cape Town concerning aspects of the visit, including meetings, travel and excursions.
Dates: 1902
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on the British Association visit to South Africa, 1902 - 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/191
Scope and Contents Volume III of a series of correspondence regarding the visit of the British Association to South Africa in 1905. These letters relate largely to the section of the visit which involved the Transvaal. They include correspondence between David Gill and the High Commissioner's Office, the South African Association for the Advancement of Science, the Colonial Secretary's Office, the British Association and the British Association Reception Committee in Johannesburg. There are also minutes of...
Dates: 1902 - 1906
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on the British Association visit to South Africa, 1902 - 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/192
Scope and Contents Volume IV of a series of correspondence regarding the visit of the British Association to South Africa in 1905, divided into the following sections:1. Correspondence with Natal, 8 August 1902 - 8 March 1906, including correspondence between David Gill, the Natal Governor, the Secretary of the British Association and the South African Association for the Advancement of Science; details of the timetable at Natal; press cuttings, May 1905; and details of various arrangements for the...
Dates: 1902 - 1906
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on the Greenwich Dip Instrument, 1862 - 1867

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/680
Scope and Contents Correspondence with G.G. Stokes, J.P. Gassiot and others on the Greenwich Dip Instrument. The papers include printed correspondence between Kew Observatory and Airy; a report of the Kew Commission of the British Association for the Advancement of Science; and readings from Airy's Dip Instrument, 1863-1864.
Dates: 1862 - 1867
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence with Dr Griffiths, 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 16/332/8
Scope and Contents A letter from Dr E. Griffiths, National Physical Laboratory, to D.H. Sadler, Nautical Almanac Office, 5 August 1947, and Sadler's reply of 11 August, regarding Sadler's possible attendance at a British Association meeting in Dundee. There is also a note on a computing symposium to be held at the meeting.
Dates: 1947
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence with Nautical Almanac Office, 1827 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/203
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Nautical Almanac Office, primarily with W.S. Stratford over the 'Nautical Almanac', and including topics such as the minor planets, Jupiter's satellites, Halley's and Encke's Comets, and errors in the 'Nautical Almanac' and Greenwich observations. There is further correspondence with the British Association for the Advancement of Science on the subject of producing a comprehensive star catalogue and reductions. The correspondents include Sir J. Barrow, Sir J. South, E....
Dates: 1827 - 1848
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence with scientific bodies, 1836 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/401
Scope and Contents Correspondence with various local scientific societies, the Italian and French institutes and the British Association for the Advancement of Science, with related papers. The material includes rules, grants of money, and meetings and lists of members of the British Association, with reports from 'Le Constitutionnel' and the 'Journal of Commerce' on the Association's Congress at Oxford. There is also a map of York (1844) and papers on the Historical Society of Science, the Institution of Civil...
Dates: 1836 - 1848
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence with scientific societies, 1855 - 1856

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/406
Scope and Contents Correspondence with various scientific societies, with related papers. The correspondents are J.P. Nichol, Lord Wrottesley, J. Phillips, B.A. Gould, O.M. Mitchel, J.L. Clark and T. Sopwith. The papers include the British Association council minutes; copies of a paper to improve the dissemination of science in Britain; papers on a committee appointed for balloon experiments; papers on the American Association for the Advancement of Science; a paper by A. Hervey on the provision of university...
Dates: 1855 - 1856
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence with scientific societies, 1857 - 1858

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/407
Scope and Contents Correspondence with various scientific societies, with related papers. The papers include notices, agendas, minutes and proceedings for the British Association and the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society; H. Lloyd's presidential address to the British Association; reports on magnetism and meteorological observatories and the Kew Committee; R. Owen's address to the British Association; Airy's lecture and demonstrations on astronomy to the Bury St Edmunds Athenaeum, with a poster and...
Dates: 1857 - 1858
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence with scientific societies, 1859 - 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/408
Scope and Contents Correspondence with various scientific societies, with related papers. There are reports of committees under the auspices of the British Association; notices, agendas and proceedings for the British Association and its meeting in Aberdeen, and for the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society, the London Institution and the Tyneside Naturalists Field Club; a report on the Tyneside Naturalists Field Club in 'The Gateshead Observer'; a plan of Aberdeen; proposals for new premises for the Bury...
Dates: 1859 - 1860
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence with scientific societies, 1860 - 1863

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/410
Scope and Contents Correspondence with various scientific societies, with related papers. There are minutes and proceedings of the British Association; papers on the work of the Balloon Committee; R. Willis' address to the 1862 conference at Cambridge; the programme and list of membership for this Cambridge conference; 'Birmingham Daily Post' and 'Daily Telegraph' reports on balloon trials; Airy's talk on strains in tubular bridges; writing by J.D. Forbes on the conduction of heat in bars; determination of...
Dates: 1860 - 1863
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence with scientific societies, 1863 - 1866

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/411
Scope and Contents Correspondence with various scientific societies, with related papers. There are notices, agendas, addresses and reports for the British Association, British Horological Institute, Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society, and Tyneside Naturalist Field Club; a report of the Kew Committee for the British Association; reports from the 'South Australian Weekly Chronicle' on the Institution of Naval Architects and the South Australian Institute; Airy's thoughts on a burst high-pressure steam...
Dates: 1863 - 1866
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Miscellaneous astronomical papers, 1847 - 1850

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/247
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers concerning astronomical matters, including letters from A. de Morgan, J.R. Hind, W. Lassell and C.P. Smyth. The subjects covered include the occultation of Jupiter, 19 May 1850; a circular from Mr Linton on astronomical discoveries by the use of mathematics; the application from the British Association to the Government for the establishment of a powerful reflecting telescope; a map of Schiehallion showing buildings with the names 'N Observatory' and 'S Observatory';...
Dates: 1847 - 1850
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Miscellaneous astronomical papers, 1851 - 1853

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/248
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers concerning astronomical matters, including letters from the Earl of Rosse, Professor J. Challis, I.K. Brunel, Sir J.F.W. Herschel, W. Lassell, A. de Morgan, W. De La Rue and Col. E. Sabine. The subjects covered include the lecture of Airy at the Royal Institution, 2 May 1851, on the total eclipse of the Sun, 28 July 1851; correspondence on the Adams Prize; printed sheets on Saturn's rings by W.C. Bond and G.P. Bond, originally from the 'Astronomical Journal', with an...
Dates: 1851 - 1853
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Miscellaneous scientific papers, 1871 - 1872

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/483
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence and works on scientific matters, including papers of the Chemical Association of the British Association; reports on the northern telegraph from the 'South Australian Register'; a government report on Post Office telegraphs; a piece by G. Forbes from 'Nature' on the observatory at Mount Vesuvius; a piece by E.C. Garbett from 'Nature' on volcanoes in Southern France; plans for a water telescope; 'the angles of incidence and reflection' by P.J. Brine; various trials...
Dates: 1871 - 1872
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Notice of the British Association A.G.M., 1966

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/781
Scope and Contents The notice of the Annual General Meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science for 1966.
Dates: 1966
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers on the British Association, 1847 - 1852

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/402
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers concerning the British Association for the Advancement of Science. The material includes information on the Association's membership, proceedings and meetings, and financial affairs; passes to events; and short articles for bulletins on subjects such as experiments in balloon ascents. There is also a supplement to 'The Scotsman' and 'The Belfast Newsletter' describing the Association meetings and business; a poster for the Royal Society; material on the possibility of...
Dates: 1847 - 1852
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers on the British Association, 1968-04-02 - 1968-05-02

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/649
Scope and Contents Papers regarding the British Association for the Advancement of Science, including correspondence and papers relating to the annual lecture and Annual General Meeting for 1968.
Dates: 1968-04-02 - 1968-05-02
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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