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The Papers of Audrey Glauert

Reference Code: GBR/0014/GLRT

Scope and Contents

The collection mainly consists of publications, correspondence, pocket diaries and lab books. There are also some lantern slides from Glauert's research.


  • Creation: 1942 - 2013


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is closed until catalogued.

Conditions Governing Use

Once the collection is open, researchers wishing to publish excerpts from the papers must obtain prior permission from the copyright holders and should seek advice from Archives Centre staff.

Biographical / Historical

Audrey Glauert was born on 21 December 1925, the daughter of Herman Glauert and Muriel Glauert (née Barker). Glauert attended Perse School for Girls and Bedford College (University of London) where she obtained her BSc in 1946 and MSc in 1947. She married David Franks in 1959 (divorced 1979). From 1947-1950 Glauert was an Assistant Lecturer in Physics at Royal Holloway University, following this she was appointed the Sir Halley Stewart Research Fellow at Strangeways Lab, Cambridge, she worked at Strangeways from 1950-1989. During this time (1966-1993) Glauert also held a fellowship at Clare Hall, Cambridge.

Glauert was the first woman to be elected President of the Royal Microscopic Society, a post she held from 1970-1971. Glauert published seminal text books on Electron Microscopy: 'Practical Methods in Electron Microscopy 1972-1999' and 'Biological Specimen Preparation for Transmission Electron Microscopy'.

Audrey Glauert died on 29 July 2014.


2 banker's box(es) (2 bankers boxes)

15 archive box(es)

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Other Finding Aids

Copies of this finding aid are available for consultation at Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge, the National Register of Archives, London, and on the Janus website

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was deposited at Churchill Archives Centre in October 2016.


This collection level description was prepared by Natasha Swainston at Churchill Archives Centre, September 2017. Biographical information was obtained from Glauert's 'Who Was Who' entry.


Glauert, Audrey Marion, 1925-2014, electron microscopy scientist

2017-09-27 15:25:36.820000+00:00
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Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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