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Authorised form of namePenney; William George (1909 - 1991); Baron Penney of East Hendred
SurnamePenney
ForenamesWilliam George
Dates1909 - 1991
Dates and placesBirth:
24 June 1909
Death:
03 March 1991
ActivityCareer:
Member of Governing Body, Winchester College (1959-1967)
Honours:
OBE 1946; KBE 1952; Baron 1967; OM 1969
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
21/03/1946
Medals/Prizes:
Rumford Medal 1966
Council:
Treas 1956-1960; VP 1957-1960
SourcesObituaries:
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1994 vol 39 pp 281-302, plate, by Lord Sherfield
Papers deposited in the following locations; correspondence and papers 1967-1991, including correspondecne with Lord Jackson, 1967-1970, at Imperial College London Archives; correspondence with Sir James Chadwick, 1947-1966, and Sir Edward Bullard, 1950-1966, at Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge University; correspondence with Lord Hinton at Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
Royal Society codeNA2058
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1946/14Penney, William George, Baron Penney of East Hendred: certificate of election to the Royal Society
PB/1/18/5Short notes and correspondence re Blackett's service at Imperial College1970-1974
IM/003499Penney, William George, Baron Penney of East Hendredcirca 1945/6
PB/1/23Correspondence re cataloguing and permanent deposit of Blackett's personal papers1972
PB/1/18/4Short notes and correspondence re Blackett's service at Imperial College1965-1968
IM/003502Penney, William George, Baron Penney of East Hendrednd
IM/003500Penney, William George, Baron Penney of East Hendrednd
WF/492Grant application from Imperial College London to the Wolfson Foundation1972-1977
RR/54/82Referee's report by Ralph Howard Fowler, on a paper 'The theory of the stability of the benzene ring and related compounds' by William George PenneyApril 1934
RR/62/37Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'On the assignment of the fundamental vibration frequencies in O3, F2O, Cl2O, NO, and N3-' by Gordon Brims Black McIvor Sutherland and William George Penney[May 1936]
RR/68/101Referee's report by Edward George Bowen, on a paper 'On the heat of sublimation of carbon and on some absorption bands of three mesomeric hydrocarbons' by G J Kynch and William George Penney[1941]
RR/72/75Letter from William George Penney, on a paper 'The effect of diffusion of the main reactants on flame speeds in gases' by J Corner to D C Martin, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society6 April 1949
RR/68/271Referee's report by William George Penney, Baron Penney of East Hendred, on a paper 'The occurrence and properties of molecular vibrations with V(x) = ax4' by Ronald Percy Bell[1943]
RR/68/468Referee's report by Owen Willans Richardson, on a paper 'The dissociation energies of CO, N2, NO and CN' by Alfred Gordon Gaydon and William George Penney[1944]
RR/71/157Referee's report by William George Penney, Baron Penney of East Hendred, on a paper 'On the bond lengths and interatomic distances in certain molecules and crystals' by William Hume-Rothery[1948]
RR/71/168Referee's report by William George Penney, Baron Penney of East Hendred, on a paper 'Splashes from underwater explosions' by H Kolsky, J P Lewis, M T Sampson, A C Shearman and C I Snow[1948]
RR/71/47Referee's report by William George Penney, Baron Penney of East Hendred, on a paper 'The structure of the reaction zone in a flame' by Samuel Francis Boys and J Corner17 October 1948
RR/71/179Referee's report by William George Penney, Baron Penney of East Hendred, on a paper 'The diffraction of blast. I' by Michael James Lighthill[1948]
RR/72/76Referee's report by William George Penney, on a paper 'The effect of diffusion of the main reactants on flame speeds in gases' by J Corner1949
RR/72/202Referee's report by William George Penney, on a paper 'The electron pairing theory of the structure of conjugated hydrocarbons' by W Moffitt18 July 1949
RR/72/233Referee's report by William George Penney, on a paper 'The dispersion of a pressure pulse in the atmosphere' by R S Scorer16 October 1949
RR/72/260Referee's report by William George Penney, on a paper 'The supersonic flow of compressible fluid through axially symmetric tubes of uniform and varying section' by R K Tempest29 August 1949
RR/72/259Letter from William George Penney, on a paper 'The supersonic flow of compressible fluid through axially symmetric tubes of uniform and varying section' by R K Tempest to D C Martin, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society6 October 1949
IM/003503Penney, William George, Baron Penney of East Hendrednd
IM/003501Penney, William George, Baron Penney of East Hendrednd
IM/GA/CCM/8815Penney, William George, Baron Penney of East Hendrednd
RR/60/41Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'On the relation between the form, force constants, and vibration frequencies of triatomic systems' by William George Penney and Gordon Brims Black Mcivor SutherlandMay 1936
RR/72/42Referee's report by William George Penney, on two papers 'Electronic wave functions - I. A general method of calculation for the stationary states of any molecular system' and 'Electronic wave functions II. A calculation for the ground state of the beryllium atom' by Samuel Francis Boys30 October 1949
RR/50/83Referee's report by Charles Galton Darwin, on a paper 'The theory of the structure of ethylene and a note on the structure of ethane' by William George PenneyNovember 1933
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