Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to efforts to persuade the Royal Society to debate the subject of nuclear war

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Wilkins, Maurice Hugh Frederick (1916-2004)
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Correspondence, notes and speeches relating chiefly to lobbying by Wilkins and other members of the Royal Society to persuade the Society to hold discussion meetings on the subject of nuclear war, including: letters of support to Wilkins from Lord Zuckerman, Robert Hinde and Sir Martin Ryle ; copy letters from Wilkins to Sir Andrew Huxley, President of the Royal Society, 1980-1981; text of speech by Sidney Drell, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, USA, ‘Arms control: is there still hope?’, May 1980; text of speech by the President of the Royal Society, Sir George Porter, on the role of the Royal Society, Nov 1987; text of speech by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on science in the UK, Sep 1988.



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The original material is held at King’s College London, Archives and Special Collections. This catalogue is held by the Wellcome Library as part of Codebreakers: Makers of Modern Genetics.

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