Papers of M H F Wilkins: correspondence with Eric Burhop, with related World Federation of Scientific Workers papers

  • Wilkins, Maurice, 1916-2004 Burhop, Eric, 1911-1980 Gunn, J.C. Ziman, J. M. Ingman, J. A.
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Wilkins, Maurice Hugh Frederick (1916-2004)
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Correspondence, with related papers, between Wilkins and Eric Henry Stoneley Burhop (1911-1980), physicist, fellow founding-member of the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science (BSSRS), 1969, and President, 1971-1980, of the World Federation of Scientific Workers (WFSW). File relates chiefly to WFSW, and includes: invitations to social events, discussions and WFSW meetings, 1967-1976; draft text by Burhop, ‘Neutrality of science’, 1970; a Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) leaflet written by Burhop, ‘The neutron bomb’, c 1970; an appeal for funds for scientific laboratories in Vietnam, 1971; copy text of a lecture by Burhop, ‘Science in contemporary society: is there a crisis?’, 1971; a draft open letter from the academics of Europe to American academics campaigning for an end to the Vietnam war, 1972; a draft rebuttal by Burhop to an article by John Ziman, ‘The problem of Soviet scientists’, published in Nature, 1973; critical comment on BSSRS by Burhop, 1975; text of lecture by Burhop, ‘The social future of science’, 1975; criticism of Farooq Hussain, Joseph Hanlon and other UK attendees at a WFSW symposium, Moscow, Jul 1975; timetable and briefing papers for a 30th Anniversary meeting of WFSW, London, 1976. Closed for review in 2055.



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Copyright note

Wilkins, Maurice; British Society for Social Responsibility in Science (BSSRS); Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament; World Federation of Scientific Workers (WFSW); Ziman, J. M.; Nature

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Closed at King's College London, Archives and Special Collections, under the Data Protection Act. Closed until 1 January 2059.

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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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