Scientific Society, 1921 - 1931
Scope and Contents
Records of Classical Society, Cranworth Society, Debating Society, Doughty / Literary Society, Maitland Historical Society, Medical Society, Scientific and Danby Societies.
- 1921 - 1931
Conditions Governing Access
Some records series (such as minutes) are subject to closure periods for GDPR and confidentiality reasons.
Biographical / Historical
The Scientific Society was founded in 1915. However, notes in The Griffin of Michaelmas 1936 mention a newly formed 'Lankester Society': 'During the last few years there has been no active Scientific Society in the College. A Society was founded this term, and intends to hold meetings with discussion on topics of general scientific interest'. At a meeting on December 2nd ..it was decided to call the Society 'The Lankester Society'. Thus, following the examples of the Doughty, Cranworth Law and Maitland Historical Societies, we shall perpetuate in Downing the name of the late Sir Edwin Ray Lankester, a scientist who began a very distinguished career as a Scholar of this College.' After a lapse after the Second World War, the Society was reborn in 1959/60.
1 volume(s) : Paper
11 item(s) (11 cards)
Language of Materials
Downing College Scientific Society
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