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Evans, Ulick Richardson, 1889-1980 (scientist)



  • Existence: 1889 - 1980


Ulick Evans (1889-1980) was internationally known as the 'Father of the modern science of corrosion and protection of metals'; he went from Marlborough to King's College, Cambridge, in 1907, remaining there until 1911 and returning after army service in the First World War. He spent the rest of his life in Cambridge, researching and writing prolifically on corrosion and oxidation of metals. Evans's intellectual vigour and spirit of enquiry remained undiminished to the end of his very long life, as can be seen from several surviving letters written after he was ninety. He was fully conscious of his continuing achievements in extreme old age, and nurtured them by a regime of outdoor exercise, careful diet and self-imposed limits on social activities. Evans died in Cambridge, unmarried, at the age of ninety-one.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:


Ulick R. Evans: Correspondence and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8352
Scope and Contents

The papers and correspondence consist of a small amount of biographical and personal material, some materials related to and documenting Evans's research, a small selection of non-scientific writing, and correspondence.

Dates: 1900 (20th century)
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