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Papers of the Cambridge Energy Research Group, 1972 - 1999

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/CAV 22

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The records relate chiefly to the erection and administration of the laboratory buildings and their contents. Indeed, the earliest records are vouchers for equipment purchased by James Clerk Maxwell, first Professor, in 1876-9. There are also smaller quantities of records relating to laboratory clubs, 1902-72, the celebration of the Clerk Maxwell centenary, 1931, research programmes, 1960-92, including the Cambridge Energy Research Group, and applications to work and study at the laboratory, 1944-78. Much of the administrative correspondence, 1930s, is written by J.D. Cockcroft (1897-1967), then departmental lecturer.


  • 1972 - 1999

Conditions Governing Access

The archives are unrestricted, except for 80 years closure period imposed on personal files, catalogued as CAV 10, 14-15 under data protection legislation.

Biographical / Historical

The group was founded in 1972 as an inter-disciplinary research group within the Cavendish Laboratory. Its founders were Dr Richard Eden and Dr Kenneth Riley, both of whom were previously researching in High Energy Physics. Its objectives were to contribute to education, research and public affairs in energy and environmental studies. Its work came to an end in 1992.


7 linear metre(s) (7 metres)

Language of Materials



The archives were arranged and described by Dr R. Eden prior to transfer to the University Archives.


Cambridge Energy Research Group

Finding aid date

2006-06-02 16:18:23+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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Cambridge CB3 9DR United Kingdom

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