Reference numberHWT/25/10
Alternative reference numberHWT.B.415-B.421
TitleCorrespondence and papers regarding visit of Royal Society delegation to China
DateMarch 1964
DescriptionThompson was the leader of the delegation and was accompanied by Sir Charles Goodeve, Sir William Hawthorne, Sir John Kendrew and Sir George Porter. Members of the delegation visited research institutes, universities, factories and a commune according to their particular interests. Thompson, for example, visited the Chemical Institute Peking where he lectured on recent applications of infrared spectroscopy to chemical problems, he also gave a seminar on photoelectron spectroscopy. On the form of proposal which Thompson returned with his acceptance of the invitation he requested opportunities for discussion with the Chinese authorities on international scientific organisation such as IUPAC and ICSU, the work of the Great Britain/China Committee and football matters.
Extent7 folders
FormatManuscript, typescript and printed documents, carbon copies and photocopies
Access statusOpen
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