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The Papers of Terence Price

Reference Code: GBR/0014/PRCE

Scope and Contents

Papers relating to Price's interest in politics and economics in the 1970s and 1980s: he was linked with the 1972 Industry Group and the Centre for Policy Studies. He worked closely with John Hoskyns, an advisor to Margaret Thatcher, especially on the "Stepping Stones" project. Hoskyns headed the Prime Minister's Policy Unit from 1979-82.


  • Creation: 1962 - 1985

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Terence Price was born in January 1921 and educated at the Crypt School, Gloucester, and Queens’ College, Cambridge. He worked in the Nuclear Physics Division at the Atomic Energy Research Establishment, Harwell, 1947-59, and as Head of Reactor Development Division, Atomic Energy Establishment, Winfrith, 1959-60. He worked at the Ministry of Defence as Chief Scientific Officer, 1960-63, Assistant Chief Scientific Adviser (Studies) 1963-65, and Director, Defence Operational Analysis Establishment, 1965-68. He was later Chief Scientific Adviser, Ministry of Transport, 1968-71, before working as Director of Planning and Development, Vickers Ltd, 1971-73. Latterly he was the Secretary-General of the Uranium Institute, 1974-86. He published "Political electricity : what future for nuclear energy?" in 1990 and his memoirs, "Political physicist" in 2004. Price died in January 2013.


6 archive box(es)

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Other Finding Aids

Copies of the catalogue are available for consultation at Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge and the National Register of Archives, London.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were presented to the Churchill Archives Centre by Price in March 2007.

Related Materials

Churchill Archives Centre also holds the papers of Sir John Hoskyns [GBR/0014/HOSK]


This collection (fonds) level description and catalogue was prepared by Andrew Riley of Churchill Archives Centre in 2014.


Price, Benjamin Terence, 1921-2013, physicist

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