|Description||Blackett's Presidential Address to the British Association at its meeting in Dublin, 1957.|
This was one of Blackett's most influential addresses, in which he developed his theme of the 'gap' between developed and under-developed countries, and the necesity for financial and technological support. The various drafts for the address (H.62-66) show Blackett's care in the preparation of the written and spoken versiosn of the address, and the folders of correspondence contain comments on the draft material (H.57-61), and also on the reception of the final product (H.67-68). The many requests for reprints, and the press-cuttings testify to the wide interest aroused by the address.
For other writings on these topics, see Sections F and G.
See Bernard Lovell, 'P.M.S. Blackett: A Biographical Memoir', Royal Society: 1976, pp97-98