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Minutes of speaker meetings of the Cambridge University Chemical Society, signed, 1960 - 1971

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/SOC.97

Scope and Contents

The minutes give detailed accounts of lectures and are frequently accompanied by diagrams. The speaker meetings were often held as joint meetings with the Chemical Society (London) or the Royal Institute of Chemistry.


  • Creation: 1960 - 1971


Conditions Governing Access

From the Management Group:

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Biographical / Historical

The society was founded circa 1940 to raise the profile of Chemistry both within the University and beyond. It runs a programme of guest academic and industrial speakers, together with debates, workshops, visits to establishments of chemical interest and social events. Further information about the society's activities is on its website:


7 volume(s) : paper

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Immediate Source of Acquisition

The records were transferred to the University Archives from the Manuscripts Department on 8 May 2008. They had been presented by Cambridge University Chemical Society to the Manuscripts Department on 6 October 1976 and had been given the classmark Ms.Add.8086.

Related Materials

Minutes of meetings of the similarly named but earlier Cambridge University Chemical Club are listed at CHEM 6/1/1-2. Further printed records of the Cambridge University Chemical Society are in the Rare Books Department, Cambridge University Library (classmark: Cambridge Papers J 2763).

Related Materials

Items relating to lectures given to the society are to be found in the personal papers of: the biochemist Ernest Hubert Francis Baldwin held at the Manuscripts Room, University College London (reference: NCUACS 67.5.97/C.149); the molecular biologist John Cowdery Kendrew held in the Special Collections of the Bodleian Library, Oxford (reference: NCUACS 11.4.89/L.146); the biophysicist David Chilton Phillips also in the Bodliean (reference: NCUACS 45.1.94/G.166); and the Chemist George Porter held at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, London (reference: NCUACS 100.5.01/D.351).


The online catalogue entry was completed in May 2008.


Cambridge University Chemical Society

Finding aid date

2008-05-05 11:39:26+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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