Reference numberWF/41
Previous numbers41
TitleGrant application from the Institute of Criminology to the Wolfson Foundation
DateJanuary 1959- July 2005
DescriptionPapers of application from the Institute of Criminology to the Wolfson Foundation for a grant towards the establishment of the Institute at the University of Cambridge. Also includes reports on the progress of the department and its new course in criminology. Also includes request for contribution towards a building for the Institute (1967), and requests for an annual contribution towards the Institute's library.

Includes correspondence from Lord Adrian, President of the Royal Society. The Home Secretary and Lord Chancellor were also involved in the discussions. Includes press cutting about the new Institute, and about the chair of the department, Dr Leon Radzinowicz (Wolfson Professor of Criminology). Includes correspondence about the opening of the new building for the Institute of Criminology, 2005, which was funded in part from the Wolfson Foundation's original grant in 1959.

The application was made to the Wolfson Foundation's 'Science and Medicine' programme area.

The application was discussed on 1 April 1959.

Grant amount requested: £150,000
Grant amount paid: £150,000
Extent1 file
Access statusClosed
Access conditionsPlease contact the Wolfson Foundation (0207 7323 5730) to request access to this file. For further information please go to
Administrative historyPart of the Wolfson Foundation archive - in archival storage at the Royal Society.
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6618Adrian; Edgar Douglas (1889 - 1977); 1st Baron Adrian of Cambridge; physiologist1889 - 1977
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