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British Broadcasting Corporation

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Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence on clocks, 1925 - 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/29
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning clocks, time and the 24-hour time system, including the following material:(1) Non-Observatory clocksMemorandum on the history of 'Joseph Knibb', 17th-century London clockmakers, 1925.Correspondence between Ethel M. Knocker, British Columbia, and Sir Frank Dyson regarding the history of Joseph Knibb, 1925.(2) Non-Observatory chronographs and transitsCorrespondence between Sir Harold Spencer Jones and the Mercantile Marine...
Dates: 1925 - 1946
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 International Geophysical Year, 1956 - 1960

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/566
Scope and Contents (1) General correspondence regarding International Geophysical Year, including committee and sub-committee papers, minutes of meetings, I.G.Y. programmes, observations, and correspondence with British and international institutions and observatories. The papers include the following items:Correspondence with Dr J.M. Stagg concerning geomagnetic data, 1957-1960Correspondence with Dr W. Markowitz, H.M. Smith and J.D. Balfe concerning the Lunar Camera Programme, May...
Dates: 1956 - 1960
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 lectures and talks, 1946 - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/646
Scope and Contents Correspondence of Robert Atkinson regarding lectures and talks, including the following items:Correspondence with J.T. Kendall, Secretary of the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society and the High Master of Manchester Grammar School, with a copy of Atkinson's 1946 lecture to the Literary and Philosophical Society on 'Naked-Eye Astronomy'. Letter and receipt from the B.B.C. concerning a script on Sir James Dean by Atkinson for broadcast on the B.B.C. European Service,...
Dates: 1946 - 1950
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 television and radio, 1958 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/545
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding various television and radio programmes for the B.B.C., Granada Television and Southern Television, including correspondence with the Admiralty, Dr A. Hunter, the Malayan Mathematical Society and the British Council.
Dates: 1958 - 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 Isaac Newton Telescope, 1967-01-11 - 1973-09-05

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/558
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the Isaac Newton Telescope opening ceremony and publicity with, among others, 'Physics Today'; Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; the Directorate General of Works, Ministry of Public Building and Works; the Science Research Council; Central Press Photos Ltd; Bodo-José F. Weber of Du Pont de Nemours International S.A., Geneva, regarding Du Pont neoprene seals used in the Isaac Newton Telescope dome; the Central Office of Information; the B.B.C.;...
Dates: 1967-01-11 - 1973-09-05
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 Royal Astronomical Society, 1937 - 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/28
Scope and Contents Correspondence and related papers concerning the Royal Astronomical Society, including the following material:(1) General correspondenceCorrespondence between Sir Harold Spencer Jones and Miss Garratt, Royal Astronomical Society, regarding the Padbury chronometer, 1949.Correspondence regarding the R.A.S. Finance Committee, 1949.Correspondence between H. Spencer Jones and Dr G. Merton regarding reductions of the Stanley Williams variable star observations,...
Dates: 1937 - 1949
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 time signals, 1955 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/627
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding time signals, including duration, frequency, times, coordination of signals, equipment adjustments, replies to queries regarding radio time signals, clocks and the publication of lists of signals, the discontinuation of vernier radio time signals, reception reports and maintenance. The papers include the following items:Royal Greenwich Observatory circulars on solar activity, time signal adjustments and international time signals,...
Dates: 1955 - 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 with the B.B.C., 1948 - 1957

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/540
Scope and Contents Correspondence with or concerning the British Broadcasting Corporation, including the following items:Correspondence with the B.B.C. concerning talks and interviews by the Astronomer Royal for radio and television, 1948-1957.Correspondence with the Admiralty regarding Dr Porter's broadcasts for the B.B.C., 1956.Correspondence between Dr A. Hunter and various individuals concerning a lunar crater, 1952.Correspondence with the B.B.C. concerning photographs of...
Dates: 1948 - 1957
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 the B.B.C., 1964 - 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/783
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the B.B.C. regarding radio and television science programmes, filming at the Royal Greenwich Observatory and the provision of broadcasting material.
Dates: 1964 - 1968
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 the B.B.C., 1948 - 1962

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 45/81
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the B.B.C. and related papers regarding all aspects of radio talks and schools programmes, including the following subjects: a radio script on Galileo and the use of a Latin version of the Lord's Prayer, and rehearsal arrangements; a list of scripts for the series 'Great Discoveries about the Earth' and 'The Earth and its Neighbours'; Foucault's Pendulum as proof of the rotation of the earth; 1949 scripts entitled 'Other Worlds' being used for 'The Earth and its Neighbours';...
Dates: 1948 - 1962
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 the press, 1958 - 1962

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/544
Scope and Contents Correspondence with various newspapers and magazines concerning articles, interviews and reviews of books, including the following items:Request from the Soviet Press for Richard Woolley's comments on the space flight, 1962.Correspondence with Field Enterprises, the Educational Corporation and 'The Guardian', 1962.Correspondence with the 'Yorkshire Post', the National Society for Clean Air and the Associated Press on the move to Herstmonceux and scientific progress,...
Dates: 1958 - 1962
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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General correspondence 'B', 1964-09 - 1965-10

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/2
Scope and Contents General correspondence with, among others, the British Horological Institute; the Minister of State for Education and Science; Blackie and Son Ltd, publishers; Magdalene College, Cambridge; the University of Sussex; and the British Astronomical Association. The letters include correspondence with the B.B.C. regarding broadcasts on or by Sir Richard Woolley and the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
Dates: 1964-09 - 1965-10
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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General correspondence 'B', 1965-11 - 1967-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/11
Scope and Contents General correspondence with, among others, the British Horological Institute; the London Planetarium; the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh; Brasenose College, Oxford; the B.B.C.; and Blackie and Son, publishers. The subjects include Sir Richard Woolley's book 'A Key to the Stars'.
Dates: 1965-11 - 1967-06
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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General correspondence 'B', 1967-07 - 1969-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/16
Scope and Contents General correspondence with, among others, the British Horological Institute; Professor Blackett of Imperial College; the B.B.C.; and Allhallows School, near Lyme Regis. The subjects include the Isaac Newton Telescope.
Dates: 1967-07 - 1969-07
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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General correspondence 'L', 1965-10 - 1968-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/25
Scope and Contents General correspondence with the Inner London Education Authority, the University of Leicester and others. The correspondence includes letters regarding Lewes Golf Club, with two copies of Sir Richard Woolley's address for the club's opening. There is also correspondence with Patrick Moore concerning the B.B.C.'s 'The Sky at Night'.
Dates: 1965-10 - 1968-07
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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General correspondence 'M', 1965-10 - 1968-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/26
Scope and Contents General correspondence with, among others, the B.B.C.; the Imperial College of Science and Technology, London; and Sir Harry Melville of Queen Mary College, London. The letters include correspondence with Patrick Moore regarding the B.B.C.'s 'The Sky at Night'.
Dates: 1965-10 - 1968-07
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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Home Service radio script, 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 74/6/10
Scope and Contents The script of the B.B.C. Home Service radio broadcast 'Scrapbook for 1927: "Between the Wars"' by Leslie Baily, 27 pages, which included a contribution by P.J. Melotte.
Dates: 1948
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 correspondence, 1959-07-17 - 1967-01-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/554
Scope and Contents Correspondence on miscellaneous matters, including correspondence with the National Institute of Oceanography; Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; the Department of Geodesy and Geophysics, University of Cambridge; the Economic League; the Hydrographic Department of the Admiralty, concerning applications from the B.B.C. and the 'Yorkshire Post' to give publicity to the Isaac Newton Telescope mirror; Professor C. Fehrenbach of the Observatoire de Marseille; Dr T. Dunham,...
Dates: 1959-07-17 - 1967-01-04
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 correspondence 'B', 1969-07 - 1972

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/48
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence with, among others, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia; the British Horological Institute; Air Vice-Marshal Sir Geoffrey Bromet; the B.B.C.; Bedford College, London; Bart J. Bok; H.A. Brück of the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh; the British Astronomical Association; and Mrs E.M. Burbidge of the University of California, San Diego. The subjects include an interview by Sir Richard Woolley for the B.B.C.; a lecture to Bedford...
Dates: 1969-07 - 1972
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 and publications, 1913 - 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/660
Scope and Contents Papers and publications by H. Spencer Jones, including the following items:Undated manuscript notes on the origins of solar systems.Undated manuscript notes on astronomy for a publication of 50,000 words.Undated bibliographical references concerning observations of the magnitude of old novae, the origin and ancient records of novae and miscellaneous references.Typed dictionary entries on astronomers and astronomy, with manuscript corrections and additional...
Dates: 1913 - 1958
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 planetary, lunar and radio astronomy, 1893 - 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/87
Scope and Contents Papers regarding planetary, lunar and radio astronomy, including the following material:Planetary and lunar tables, errors in the tables and papers on Drayton's theory of the Earth's processional rotation, 1893-1894.Lunar tables and errors in them and material on lunar tides and motions of the moon, 1924-1925, with correspondence with F.R. Field and proofs and newscuttings of his articles on the history of the Earth, earthquakes, the effects of the Sun and the planets on the...
Dates: 1893 - 1940
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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Personal correspondence, 1945 - 1952

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/526
Scope and Contents Personal correspondence of H. Spencer Jones concerning visits, awards, lectures, manuscripts, articles and book reviews, with related papers, including the following items:Correspondence with the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 1948-1949.Correspondence with the National Physical Laboratory, the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories, the B.B.C., the Royal Society, Sir David Brunt and Dr Bart Bok, 1949-1952.Correspondence with F. Hoyle, Dr R.A. Lyttleton, Professor...
Dates: 1945 - 1952
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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Personal correspondence, A-H, 1963 - 1964

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/914
Scope and Contents Personal correspondence of Sir Richard Woolley regarding invitations, awards, lectures, committees, dinners and other subjects. There is correspondence with magazines and publishers concerning books and articles; with tradesmen, banks and insurance companies; with various societies, universities, schools, observatories and other institutions; and with various individuals. The correspondents include Dr Atkinson; Professor Blaauw, Groningen; E.M. Burbidge; O.J. Eggen, Palomar; Dr Farrukh, Beirut;...
Dates: 1963 - 1964
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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