|Alternative reference number||HWT.C.250-C.290|
|Title||International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU)|
|Description||Thompson's long association with ICSU is a further reflection of his great enthusiasm for international scientific cooperation. He attended its meetings frequently and at the Vienna meeting in 1963 was elected President providing distinguished service to the organisation for three years. Thompson was a member of the Committee on Future Structure 1962-1963 - he chaired its second meeting - and chairman of the Committee on Admissions and Organisation from 1966.|
Much of the surviving material relates to discussions about the reorganisation of ICSU to cope with its greatly increasing activities. There is also material relating to Thompson's 1964 visit to Spain as President and in the mid 1970s material relating to the political problems associated with South Africa and Taiwan.
See also Royal Society British National Committee for ICSU.
|Format||Manuscript, typescript and printed documents, carbon copies and photocopies|