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Nuclear energy

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 27 Collections and/or Records:

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 Series

Atomic energy, 1945 - 1967

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CKFT 18
Scope and Contents

This series includes printed literature, reports and correspondence in relation to nuclear energy and disarmament.

Dates: 1945 - 1967
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Sub-Series

Atomic Energy, 1957 - 1995

Reference Code: GBR/0014/PLDN 5/1
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The Plowden Papers include: engagement diaries (1947-93); a wide range of political and personal correspondence (1946-94); copies of speeches (1960-90); working papers and correspondence on Plowden's autobiography "An Industrialist in the Treasury"; a large amount of papers relating to public commitments such as atomic energy, Plowden's various committees, political groups and business interests, enquiries into the police, the review board on top salaries etc (1957-95); press cuttings and...
Dates: 1957 - 1995
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 File

"Bombs at Bikini", 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0014/NBLE 2/5
Scope and Contents

The official report of Operation Crossroads, prepared under the direction of the Commander of Joint Task Force One.

Dates: 1947
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: With the exception of one audio-visual item (NBLE 2/6) for which there is currently no access copy, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 File

Cinema films of the atomic weapons trials at Bikini, 1946-10

Reference Code: GBR/0014/NBLE 2/6
Scope and Contents

Also includes notes and a corrected copy of the commentary for film strips of "Operation Crossroads".

Dates: 1946-10
Conditions Governing Access: An access copy of this film would need to be made before access could be provided to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre. Please ask staff for details.
 File

Colour photographs, Atomic Energy Authority, 1990-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/PLDN 6/2/10
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The Plowden Papers include: engagement diaries (1947-93); a wide range of political and personal correspondence (1946-94); copies of speeches (1960-90); working papers and correspondence on Plowden's autobiography "An Industrialist in the Treasury"; a large amount of papers relating to public commitments such as atomic energy, Plowden's various committees, political groups and business interests, enquiries into the police, the review board on top salaries etc (1957-95); press cuttings and...
Dates: 1990-08
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 File

Copies of lectures, 1952 - 1969

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WLSN 1-5
Scope and Contents Comprising: "Ventilation and Heating Problems in Atomic Energy Establishments", given at a Summer General Meeting in Torquay, 17 June 1952; "The Design and Construction of a Handling and Treatment System for Liquid Radioactive Wastes", given at a Public Health Engineering Division Meeting, 12 October 1954; "The Control, Conveyance, Treatment and Disposal of Radioactive Effluents from the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment, Aldermaston", given at a Public Health Division Meeting, 12 April...
Dates: 1952 - 1969
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Copy minutes and papers of the Atomic Scientists Association, 1956 - 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SCHO 16
Scope and Contents

With correspondence.

Dates: 1956 - 1959
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 File

Correspondence with Margaret Thatcher, 1986-01 - 1986-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 1/1/6
Scope and Contents Subjects include: the number of Labour peers in the House of Lords; South Africa; spending on the National Health Service; supplementary benefits; the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in the Soviet Union; nuclear testing and arms control; pensions; the possible purchase of British Leyland by the trades unions; the funding of Sadler’s Wells theatre; crime prevention; the Westland affair [share dealing irregularities involving Westland Helicopter Company]. Other correspondents include Nigel...
Dates: 1986-01 - 1986-11
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Council of Europe: Euratom and OEEC, 1956-06 - 1956-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 1/3/26
Scope and Contents

Includes: report from the Intergovernmental committee set up by the Messina Conference [Italy], Apr 1956, on the Common Market and Euratom (nuclear development); Organisation for European Economic Co-operation (OEEC) information sheets on economic issues and nuclear energy.

Dates: 1956-06 - 1956-07
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge, though the constituency papers and some of the correspondence and political papers remain closed.
 File

Diary, 1946-01-22 - 1946-11-21

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ACAD 1/17
Scope and Contents Diary. Subjects covered include: Cadogan's appointment as Permanent Representative of the UK Government to the United Nations; relationships with United Nations delegates and the Foreign Office; United Nations resolutions; Security Council negotiations on subjects including uses of the veto and withdrawal of troops from Syria, Lebanon, and Iran; discussions relating to the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission and reaction to proposals of Bernard Baruch; and comments on leisure activities,...
Dates: 1946-01-22 - 1946-11-21
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Diary, 1946-11-21 - 1947-12-31

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ACAD 1/18
Scope and Contents Diary. Subjects covered include: relationships with United Nations committees, the British Delegation, and the Foreign Office; notes on the development of United Nations procedures and elections; the admission of new member states Yemen and Pakistan; discussions relating to United Nations Security Council resolutions and the Partition Plan for Palestine; Cadogan's attendance at working committee meetings regarding atomic energy and the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission; comments on...
Dates: 1946-11-21 - 1947-12-31
Conditions Governing Access: Issue microfilm copy only
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Diary, 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ACAD 1/19
Scope and Contents Diary. Subjects covered include: relations with United Nations committees, the British Delegation, and the Foreign Office; notes on the development of United Nations procedures and the admission of new member states; discussions relating to United Nations Security council resolutions on Palestine and the India-Pakistan conflict over Kashmir; ongoing discussions surrounding Eastern Europe; the Berlin Blockade; the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission; notes regarding visits to London,...
Dates: 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Issue microfilm copy only
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Diary, 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ACAD 1/20
Scope and Contents Diary. Subjects covered include: relations with United Nations committees, the British Delegation, especially with Barbara Castle, and the Foreign Office; Cadogan's inspection of building plans and models for the new United Nations Council Chamber; notes on progress with the United Nations Atomic Energy commission, the Commission for India and Pakistan, and the Commission for Conventional Armaments; discussions relating to United Nations Security Council resolutions on Indonesia, Palestine,...
Dates: 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Issue microfilm copy only
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Notebook "BNFL meeting", 1987-08 - 1989-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 19/2/72
Scope and Contents

Notes of meetings (mainly in shorthand), including a meeting with or on British Nuclear Fuels plc.

Dates: 1987-08 - 1989-08
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Papers relating to energy, December 1975-November 1977, 1975-12 - 1977-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/THCR 2/6/1/105
Scope and Contents Includes copy of a handwritten letter by MT to "Jubie" [Colonel Claude Granville Lancaster] relating to energy, 30 October 1975 Includes correspondence with 1st Lord ("Toby") Aldington, Tony Benn MP, Leslie Grainger (National Coal Board) Professor John Harold Horlock, Sally Oppenheim MP, John Sparrow and Sir Arnold Weinstock Also includes correspondence with Sir Brian Flowers after he forwarded a copy of a report by the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution,...
Dates: 1975-12 - 1977-11
Conditions Governing Access: Opened in November 2003 It may be possible to access a digital version of the file in PDF format at Churchill Archives Centre. Advance notice is essential so please contact us to make a request.
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Photos of conference of Commonwealth Nuclear Scientists, 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0014/PLDN 6/2/5
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The Plowden Papers include: engagement diaries (1947-93); a wide range of political and personal correspondence (1946-94); copies of speeches (1960-90); working papers and correspondence on Plowden's autobiography "An Industrialist in the Treasury"; a large amount of papers relating to public commitments such as atomic energy, Plowden's various committees, political groups and business interests, enquiries into the police, the review board on top salaries etc (1957-95); press cuttings and...
Dates: 1958
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Photos of visit of Sir Winston Churchill to Harwell [Oxfordshire], 1954-12-30

Reference Code: GBR/0014/PLDN 6/2/1
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The Plowden Papers include: engagement diaries (1947-93); a wide range of political and personal correspondence (1946-94); copies of speeches (1960-90); working papers and correspondence on Plowden's autobiography "An Industrialist in the Treasury"; a large amount of papers relating to public commitments such as atomic energy, Plowden's various committees, political groups and business interests, enquiries into the police, the review board on top salaries etc (1957-95); press cuttings and...
Dates: 1954-12-30
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Scientific Papers and Correspondence, 1953 - 1975

Reference Code: GBR/0014/TGNH 6
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Probably the most interesting items in the Haldane papers are the very detailed and informative journals Haldane kept during his tours of the power installations of Russia, Sweden and America in the nineteen thirties and of New Zealand in the nineteen fifties. The collection also contains many articles on electrical power by Haldane together with notes and drafts of talks and lectures. There is also very interesting correspondence with Sir John Cockcroft and Dr. Monty Finniston about atomic...
Dates: 1953 - 1975
Conditions Governing Access: Some files within this section are closed.
 File

The Guardian: correspondence, 1983-04 - 1987-03

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 17/3
Scope and Contents

Includes: press cuttings of articles on NK from the Guardian; correspondence with Guardian journalists, including a letter from Jack Ashley, complaining about an attack on NK, and a suggestion for a biography of NK; briefings for interviews; press releases, including a summary of Labour’s position on nuclear power; a press pack for "Labour, putting people first", part of the Freedom and Fairness campaign (1986); text of an article by NK on Nicaragua.

Dates: 1983-04 - 1987-03
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Fonds

The Papers of Alfred Maddock

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MADD
Scope and Contents

Papers relating to wartime nuclear research.

Dates: 1941 - 1957
Conditions Governing Access: A file of correspondence and papers about the design of nuclear reactors, 1945-8 (MADD 1/8), is closed. The rest of the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Fonds

The Papers of Lord Hinton of Bankside

Reference Code: GBR/0014/HINT
Scope and Contents Includes two copies of Lord Hinton's unpublished memoirs covering his life and career from 1901-70; lectures and talks, 1950s & 1960s; and planning and progress charts for the United Kingdom's atomic energy programme, 1946-54, with an interesting and informative covering letter by Hinton dated April 1982. The bulk of the material concerns Hinton's involvement with the development of nuclear energy in UK, but there are also papers and lectures relating to his report for the...
Dates: 1946 - 1990
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is mostly open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Fonds

The Papers of Sir John Cockcroft

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CKFT
Scope and Contents

Papers comprising laboratory notebooks, articles, lectures, correspondence and photographs.
Also includes records of the Kapitza Club, 1922-58 and 1966, and copy papers of the Maud Committee, 1940-1.
With offprints of papers by Ernest Rutherford, 1872-1913.

Dates: 1872 - 1985
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Fonds

The Papers of Sir Robert Cockburn

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ROCO
Scope and Contents

Papers relating to research in radar, atomic energy and guided weapons

Dates: 1928 - 1994
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Transcript of interview: David Gladstone, 2015

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 145
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.

Dates: 2015
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Material in this collection is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue.
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Transcript of interview: Martin Morland, 2006

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 100
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.

Dates: 2006
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Material in this collection is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue.
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