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Cockcroft, John Douglas, Sir, 1897 - 1967 (Knight, nuclear physicist and first Master of Churchill College)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1897 - 1967

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

 File

British Pugwash Advisory Committee, 1960-07 - 1961-05

Reference Code: GBR/0014/RTBT 5/6/9/2
Scope and Contents

Contents of original file entitled "The Pugwash Movement" relating to the British Advisory Committee and fund raising. Includes correspondence with Lord Russell [Bertrand Russell], Sir John Cockcroft and Lord Kennet [Wayland Young]. Includes draft and copies of "The Pugwash Movement" information leaflet (see also RTBT 5/9/1/3), speech given at Central Hall Westminster 17 January 1959 and printed copy of the Vienna Declaration 1958.

Dates: 1960-07 - 1961-05
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Fonds

Cockcroft Associated Material

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CKFT AS
Scope and Contents

Papers relating to Cockcroft, particularly his research work and correspondence with the Cavendish Laboratory, and lectures by and concerning him.

Dates: 1938 - 1985
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 File

Committee on the biography of Sir John Cockcroft

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ROSK 18/1
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Including papers about Churchill Archives Centre.

Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Fonds

History of Fusion

Reference Code: GBR/0014/HIFU
Scope and Contents Papers on the early days of controlled thermonuclear fusion research in the UK, 1945-60, collected by Dr J .D. Lawson, FRS. Includes the printed report "Fusion research in the UK, 1945-60" by John Hendry and John D. Lawson, published by the Authority Historian's Office, AEA Technology Harwell, Oxfordshire (box 1). The rest of the archive consists mainly of papers mentioned in the report, other historical material, letters from Peter Thonemann to Hendry and Lawson,...
Dates: 1945-08 - 1993-08
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 File

Photograph of Harwell staff

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CNDN 17
Scope and Contents

Including Sir John Cockcroft.

Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Sub-sub-class

Pugwash Associated Bodies: Society for Education in the Applications of Science (SEAS), 1962 - 1992

Reference Code: GBR/0014/RTBT 5/7/1
Scope and Contents The Society for Education in the Applications of Science (SEAS) was established as a UK charity in 1968 and wound up in 1991 when the remaining assets were transferred to the British Pugwash Trust (see RTBT 5/6/4). Its main purpose was to provide a legal entity for the receipt of charitable donations to Pugwash including those raised by an appeal to establish the Cockcroft Memorial Fund in memory of Sir John Cockcroft, first President of Pugwash, who died in 1967. The body was governed...
Dates: 1962 - 1992
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Fonds

The Papers of Edward Shire

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SHRE
Scope and Contents

The papers include: physics notebooks; lecture and teaching notes, 1927-73; papers on the invention and patenting of the proximity fuze [proximity fuse]; copy of a paper by Professor John Cockcroft, "A General Account of Army Radar"; copy of the Los Alamos lectures on nuclear physics, 1943; journals from the Home Office Scientific Adviser's branch, 1961-66 and 1973; and a Home Office civil defence data book, as well as correspondence with John Maynard Keynes, 1936-1944.

Dates: 1926 - 2009
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Fonds

The Papers of Professor William Burcham

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BCHM
Scope and Contents

The collection relates to Burcham's scientific career, especially his work in the high voltage laboratory under M L E Oliphant and P I Dee which was set up to pursue the findings of Sir John Cockcroft and E T S Walton in splitting atomic nuclei.

Dates: 1913 - 2004
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Fonds

The Papers of Sir George Paget Thomson

Reference Code: GBR/0014/TMSN
Scope and Contents

These files mainly contain routine correspondence and reports regarding the early development of the atomic bomb.

Dates: 1939 - 1942
Conditions Governing Access: TMSN 5 is CLOSED until cleared by UKAEA at Harwell.
 Fonds

The Papers of Sir John Cockcroft

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CKFT
Scope and Contents

Papers comprising laboratory notebooks, articles, lectures, correspondence and photographs.
Also includes records of the Kapitza Club, 1922-58 and 1966, and copy papers of the Maud Committee, 1940-1.
With offprints of papers by Ernest Rutherford, 1872-1913.

Dates: 1872 - 1985
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

Additional filters:

Type
Collection 6
Archival Object 4
 
Subject
Nuclear physics 6
Science 2
Nuclear bomb 1
Nuclear disarmament 1
Nuclear energy 1

The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.