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History of science

Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:


Letter from J. R. Partington of Cambridge, about spontaneous combustion and Joseph Needham's notes of Partington's views on Greek Fire, 1955-05-13 - 1955-05-14

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC2/141/2/13
Scope and Contents From the Series:

The file contains an alphabetised list of subjects to be covered relating to incediaries in 'Science and Civilisation in China, Volume 5, Part 7' (See SCC2/141/1/1). The subfiles and documents within them are often marked with letters corresponding to that list.

Dates: 1955-05-13 - 1955-05-14

Minutes and papers of the History of Science Committee, from among the departmental papers of Professor Fox, 1949 - 1952

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Min.VII.170
Scope and Contents

Include minutes, March 1949-June 1952; reports, 1951-2, memorandum on staff, 1951.

Dates: 1949 - 1952
Conditions Governing Access: From the Sub-Management Group: The minutes of some Committees are closed to scholars for periods of years; see each catalogue entry for further detail.
 Item — DCPP/WHI/2/6

Notes written during Whitby's 1956 Commonwealth Tour relating to his life-saving transfusion in 1918 and the development of the Transfusion Service , 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/WHI/2/6
Scope and Contents This brief overview describes how Whitby received his life-saving blood transfusion in 1918. The surgery to remove his right leg after he was severely wounded at the Somme was carried out by Gordon Gordon-Taylor, a surgeon from the Middlesex Hospital, where Lionel would later complete his medical training and forge his career as a bacteriologist. It refers to the outbreak of the Second World War, when he was 'entrusted with the creation and development of the Transfusion Service to supply...
Dates: 1956
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Some records series are subject to confidentiality restrictions with the following closure periods: 30 years from date of creation for general administration files, legal records and financial files; 50 years from date of creation for governmental records, including papers of the College Governing Body and College Council, and constituent committees; 100 years from date of creation for personal and personnel records, including tutorial files, staff and fellows files and appointment records, personal finance and pension records. In addition sensitive correspondence and papers concerning College affairs such as disputes and disciplinary matters are closed for 100 years. Restrictions apply on some personal and private papers.

Papers of the History and Philosophy of Science Committee, 1959 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Min.V.221
Scope and Contents Contents include: extracts from Cambridge University Reporter; reports of examiners, with statistics; notices of lectures; committee agenda, minutes and reports; copy letter of Registrary relating to the Reckitt Fund; letter to Heads of Departments on new developments for 1960-1; joint notice from History and Philosophy of Science Committee and Committee of Management for History and Philosophy of Science in the Natural Sciences Tripos; General Board circular concerning possible changes,...
Dates: 1959 - 1963
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts, Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR. Restrictions on access are imposed on certain categories of sensitive record: financial, governmental and personal, by order of the originating body or under data protection legislation. Access information, including opening hours and how to obtain a reader's ticket, appears as part of the Library's web site (