Authorised form of nameDainton; Frederick Sydney (1914 - 1997); Baron Dainton of Hallam Moors
Dates1914 - 1997
Date of birth11/11/1914
Date of death05/12/1997
Central Secondary School for Boys, Sheffield; Goldsmiths' Company Exhibition to St John's College, Oxford (1933-1937) BA (1937) First Class Honours in Chemistry; Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (1937-1940) Goldsmiths' Company Senior Student (1939) PhD (1940)
Demonstrator in Chemistry, University of Cambridge (1944); Fellow, St Catherine's College, Cambridge and Lecturer, Physicial Chemistry (1945); Professor of Physical Chemistry, Leeds University (1950-1965); Vice-Chancellor, Nottingham University (1965-1969); member of the Council for Scientific Policy (1965-1972); member of Working Group on Manpower Parameters for scientific growth (1965-1968); Chairman of the National Libraries Committee (1967-1969); member of Central Advisory Council for Science and Technology (1967-1970); Honorary Director of the Cookridge Radiation Research Centre, Leeds; Dr Lees' Professor of Chemistry, Oxford (1969-1972); Chairman of Council for Scientific Policy and it successor body the Advisory Board for the Research Councils (1969-1973); Chairman, University Grants Committee (1973-1978); National Radiological Protection Board (1977-1985), Chairman (1978-1985); Chairman of British Library Board (1978-1985); Chancellor of University of Sheffield (1978-1997); Chairman of the Royal Postgraduate Medical School (1980-1989), President (1989-1997); member of the Court of Governors, London School of Economics (1980-1997), Chairman of Library Panel (1986-); Goldsmiths' Company Court of Assistants (1973), Prime Warden (1982-1983), Chairman of Education Committee; served on House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology, chairing the Adacemic Research Careers Sub-Committee, the Systematic Biology Research Sub-Committee and the Forensic Science Sub-Committee; awarded 25 honorary degrees from universities worldwide; awarded Faraday Medal (1974)
Foreign Member, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Academy of Sciences Gottingen, American Philosophical Society; Honorary Fellow of St Catharine's College Cambridge, St John's College Oxford, Goldsmiths' College London, Queen Mary and Westfield College London, the London School of Economics, Birkbeck College London and the Royal Postgraduate Medical School
Kt 1971; Baron 1986
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election21/03/1957
Age at election42
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
Council: 1964-1966
Medals and prizes:
Davy Medal 1969
RelationshipsSon of George and Mary Dainton; married (1942) Barbara Hazlitt
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 2000 vol 46 pp 85-124, plate, by P Gray and K J Ivin
NCUACS 112/11/02 Papers deposited at University of Sheffield Library
N Calver and M Parker ' The logic of scientific Unity? Medawar, the Royal Society and the Rothschild controversy 1971-2.' In Notes and Records, Vol 70, Issue 1, March 2016 pp 83-100
Royal Society codeNA3639
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
HWT/36/2/9Working Party on Scientific InterchangeAugust-October 1971
HWT/36/2/5Working Party on Scientific InterchangeJuly-August 1970
PB/1/20Correspondence re Blackett's membership of official government committees1964-1970
IM/001033Dainton, Frederick Sydney, Baron Dainton of Hallam Moorsnd
WF/918Grant application from the University of Hull to the Wolfson Foundation1978-1988
WF/779Grant applications from University of East Anglia to the Wolfson Foundation1974-1978
WF/534Grant applications from the The National Art Collections Fund to the Wolfson Foundation1977-1983
WF/407Grant application from University College, Oxford to the Wolfson Foundation1972-1981
WF/78AGrant application from Imperial College London to the Wolfson Foundation1958-2011
HWT/12European Institute of Science and Technology1968
HWT/40/24Correspondence and papers regarding ICSU Executive Committee meeting, Helsinki1972
PB/7/1/3/1Correspondence with Atma Ram1971-1972
WF/512Grant application from the University of East Anglia to the Wolfson Foundation16 February 1977
WF/584Grant application from the Southwell Minster Appeal to the Wolfson Foundation29 June 1978
RR/67/95Second referee's report by Edmund John Bowen, on three papers 'A study of sensitized explosions. Parts V, VI and VII' by Frederick Sydney Dainton and Ronald George Wreyford NorrishJuly 1940
IM/GA/Russell/5208Dainton, Frederick Sydney, Baron Dainton of Hallam Moorsnd
IM/005691Dainton, Frederick Sydney, Baron Dainton of Hallam Moorsnd
WF/385Grant applications from the Royal College of General Practitioners to the Wolfson Foundation1971-1985
WF/650Grant application from The University of Nottingham to the Wolfson Foundation1 January 1976
RR/67/94Referee's report by Edmund John Bowen, on three papers 'A study of sensitized explosions. Parts V, VI and VII' by Frederick Sydney Dainton and Ronald George Wreyford NorrishJune 1940
EC/1957/06Dainton, Frederick Sydney, Baron Dainton of Hallam Moors: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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