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Reference numberPB/8/28
LevelItem
Title'Technology and World Advancement'
Date1957
DescriptionBlackett'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
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