Reference numberHWT/36
Alternative reference numberHWT.C.65-C.91
TitleCouncil for Scientific Policy
DescriptionThompson's association with the Council for Scientific Policy reflects the enthusiastic support for international cooperation in science which characterised his term as Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society. He was a member of the CSP's Working Party on International Scientific Relations. The material consists principally of committee papers, with a little correspondence and Thompson's manuscript notes. It is presented in a chronological sequence under the heading general correspondence and papers, which also includes material relating to working groups on international research facilities (1968) and the proposed laboratory for the European Molecular Biology Organisation (1969-1970).
Thompson kept as a separate sequence his papers relating to the Working Party on Scientific Interchange and this arrangement has been respected here. This working party was set up in July 1969 by the CSP's International Relations Committee 'to review the operation of the Royal Society European Programme, and to make recommendations for its future development in the light of existing arrangements for scientific exchanges in Europe'. Thompson was Chairman and its members included representatives of the Department of Education and Science, the Research Councils and the Royal Society (D C Martin). The material consists of correspondence, committee papers and Thompson's manuscript notes. For a copy of the report presented to the CSP see C.89. For a duplicated typescript with manuscript revisions see C.91.
Extent27 folders
FormatManuscript and typescript documents, carbon copies and photocopies
Access statusOpen
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