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WILKINS, Maurice Hugh Frederick (1916-2004)

K/PP178/11: Papers relating to Wilkins’ political activism, 1965-2004


From the late 1960s onwards Wilkins was closely involved with many national and international pressure groups and non-governmental organisations on subjects including the moral responsibilities of scientists, nuclear disarmament, world hunger and human rights.  He was the founding President of the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science (BSSRS), 1969-1991, and President, Food and Disarmament International (FDI), 1984-2004


K/PP178/11/1/1-37 Papers relating to the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science (BSSRS)


1965-2000


K/PP178/11/1/1

1965-1975

Papers of M H F Wilkins: articles on science collected as background information for the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science

Published and typescript articles collected as background information for the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science (BSSRS), including: E M Jope, ‘Man’s use of natural resources’, offprint from Advancement of Science, Dec 1965; newsletters of the Society for Social Responsibility in Science, US, 1969 and 1972;  David Bohm, typescript article, ‘Fragmentation in science and society’, originally published in Impact of science on society, 1970; copy article, ‘The brain of Pooh: an essay on the limits of mind’, by Robert Sinsheimer, Jan 1970; copy article by Richard Wilson, ‘Politics of nuclear power in the United States’, published in Nature, Oct 1971; typescript papers by Robert Young, ‘Evolutionary biology and ideology: then and now’ and ‘Evolutionary biology and ideology’, 1971; typescript paper by S Lal, ‘Science and social crisis’, subsequently published in Bulletin of peace proposals, 1971; draft article by John Law, ‘The direction of scientific growth: a study of protein x-ray crystallography’, Apr 1971, with covering letter to Wilkins commenting on Wilkins’ introduction to The social impact of modern biology, edited by Watson Fuller (Routledge and Keegan Paul, London, 1971); typescript notes by Peter Harper on the ‘New Science Group’, University of Michigan, 1971; typescript notes by Michael Buchanan, ‘Passenger power on spaceship earth’, Mar 1973; copy notes, ‘Report on meetings with Soviet Academicians and discussions on the subject of chemical and biological warfare’, undated; copy article, ‘Ethology and stress diseases’ by Nikolaad Tinbergen, published in Science, Jul 1974; photocopy article, ‘Discovery of pulsars: a graduate student’s story’, published in Science, Aug 1975

1 file


K/PP178/11/1/ 2

1969

Papers of M H F Wilkins: correspondence relating to the founding of the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science

Correspondence relating to the founding of the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science (BSSRS), including: a letter of support from Prof. Meredith Thring, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Queen Mary College, Feb 1969, enclosing a typescript lecture text, ‘The engineer’s contribution towards the creative society’: letter from Christopher Butler, Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster, Feb 1969, suggesting possible cooperation between BSSRS and the Social Morality Council; exchange of letters, Jun 1969, between Wilkins and Anthony Wedgwood Benn, Minister of Technology, on the relationship between science and society. Also list of scientists contacted by Wilkins and other founder members, Feb 1969, list of letters of support received, Apr 1969, and press cuttings on BSSRS, 1969

1 file


K/PP178/11/1/3

1969

Papers of M H F Wilkins: constitution, manifesto and other papers relating to the founding of the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science

Papers relating to the founding of the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science (BSSRS), including draft aims, constitution and manifesto, press statement, and membership form

1 file


K/PP178/11/1/4

1969-1970

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers for the first meetings of the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science

Agendas, minutes and notes relating to meetings of the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science (BSSRS), Apr 1969 – Jul 1970. Also a typescript draft paper on a foundation science course for the Open University, for a BSSRS Education working group meeting, Oct 1969, and minutes of the Nov 1969 meeting of the BSSRS Science Advisory Board, with a covering note, Jan 1970, requesting the provision of precise references in future scientific debates

1 file


K/PP178/11/1/5

1969-1989

Papers of M H F Wilkins: British Society for Social Responsibility in Science newsletters

Newsletters for members of the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science (BSSRS): ‘Information sheet no. 1, April 1969’; ‘BSSRS Newsheet’, issues 6-17 (incomplete), 1970-1972; ‘BSSRS Bulletin’, issues 3-62 (incomplete), 1976-1989

2 files


K/PP178/11/1/6

1969

Papers of M H F Wilkins: Wilkins’ correspondence as President of the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science

Wilkins’ routine correspondence as President, British Society for Social Responsibility in Science (BSSRS), chiefly relating to requests for information and invitations to give talks and lectures on behalf of BSSRS

1 file


K/PP178/11/1/7

1969-1971

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to the Himsworth Committee enquiry into CS gas

Papers relating to the UK government enquiry into the medical and toxicological aspects of the deployment of CS gas (tear gas, or 2-Chlorobenzalmalononitrile, used in riot control), chaired by Sir Harold Himsworth, including: draft letters from Wilkins to Himsworth relating to the contribution of the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science (BSSRS) to the enquiry; letter from Maj L Snowden, Home Office, to Wilkins, concerning Wilkins’ invitation to give evidence to the Himsworth Committee enquiry into the medical and toxicological aspects of CS gas, 1970; reply from Wilkins’ secretary; memorandum concerning the effects of CS gas, by Steven Rose, Professor of Biology, Open University, submitted to the Himsworth Committee on behalf of BSSRS

1 file


K/PP178/11/1/8

1969-1976, 1986

Papers of M H F Wilkins: notes and draft texts of talks by Wilkins, on behalf of the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science

Draft texts and notes for talks, addresses and lectures by Wilkins, chiefly at events relating to the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science (BSSRS), including: manuscript notes prepared for the inaugural BSSRS meeting, Apr 1969; notes for a campaign against museum charges, Dec 1970; notes for a paper at a conference, ‘From theoretical physics to biology’, Versailles, France, 1971; typescript text on BSSRS’ attitude to science in universities, Jun 1972; text of lecture, ‘Science and morality’, given at the Chemical Society, Reading University, Jan 1972; notes on ‘Medicine and society’, Nov 1974; notes on ‘Science and society’, 1976. Also offprint of Wilkins’ article, ‘Social implications of biology’, published in Proceedings of the third international conference from theoretical physics to biology (Karger, Basel, 1973), and typescript notes by Tom Cavalier-Smith (undated), concerning an unidentified article by Wilkins on the social responsibility of the scientist. Also transcript of a BBC Science Magazine radio broadcast, recorded May 1986, on ‘Is science above politics?’, including a contribution from Wilkins

1 file


K/PP178/11/1/9

1969-1981

Papers of M H F Wilkins: correspondence with Steven Rose

Correspondence with Prof Steven Peter Russell Rose, including: Rose’s CV and personal reference by Wilkins; a critical article on the Brain Research Group at the Open University, under Rose, submitted for publication to the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science (BSSRS) magazine, Science for People, Rose’s response, and related correspondence, 1977; copy cutting from The Times, ‘Is there a Marxist bias at the Open University?’, 1976. File includes confidential and personal data CLOSED during Rose’s lifetime, or until 2057

1 file


K/PP178/11/1/10

1970-1972

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to the Science and Art Group, British Society for Social Responsibility in Science

Meeting papers and correspondence, 1970-1972, relating to the Science and Art Group, British Society for Social Responsibility in Science (BSSRS). File also includes brief manuscript notes by Wilkins, 1973, chiefly on science and music. Related background information, 1965-1973, including: photocopy chapter, ‘Duality and synthesis in the music of Bela Bartok’, by Erno Lendvai, published in Module, proportion, symmetry, rhythm, edited by Gyorgy Kepes (George Braziller, New York, 1966); article by Donald Pavey, ‘Junior explorers in art and science’, offprint from Athene, Journal of the Society for Education through Art, 1968 and 1969; Computer Arts Society newsletter, 1969; Architectural Association booklet, ‘Education at the AA: range and diversity’, c 1973; typescript article by Leo Rogers, ‘Mathematical art’, 1976; photocopy article, ‘Art forms in nature’, by Raoul Zingg, undated.  Typescript article, ‘Mysticism’, possibly by Wilkins, undated

3 files


K/PP178/11/1/11

1970

Papers of M H F Wilkins: meeting papers for the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science

Minutes and agendas for meetings of the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science (BSSRS). Also a draft statement of BSSRS’ ‘Policy on the environment’, outlining proposed measures on wealth re-distribution, reforms to agriculture and environmental planning, world development and social structure

1 file


K/PP178/11/1/12

1970-1987

Papers of M H F Wilkins: British Society for Social Responsibility in Science publications

Booklets, leaflets and publicity fliers produced by the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science (BSSRS) and associated organisations for internal readership and general sale, including: newsletters produced by Cambridge Society for Social Responsibility in Science, Jul 1970 and Jan 1972; Journal of the Edinburgh Society for Social Responsibility in Science, Oct 1971; booklet, ‘The environment: a radical agenda. BSSRS paper no. 1’, c 1972; BSSRS London newsletter, Apr 1973; booklet, ‘Science at the crossroads: looking back on 50 years of radical science’, c 1982, including an article by Wilkins, ‘Recollections of the 1930s’; Worker’s Health International Newsletter, 1986; booklet, ‘Death at work’, produced by the Work Hazards Group, 1987; leaflet, ‘Glass fibres: a safe substitute?’, published by Sheffield Science for People 

1 file


K/PP178/11/1/13

1970

Papers of M H F Wilkins: Wilkins’ correspondence as President of the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science

Wilkins’ routine correspondence as President, British Society for Social Responsibility in Science (BSSRS), chiefly relating to requests for information and invitations to give talks and lectures on behalf of BSSRS

1 file


K/PP178/11/1/14

1970-1971

Papers of M H F Wilkins: invitations to the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science conference, ‘The social impact of modern biology’, and related papers

Copy typescript letters from Maurice Wilkins to potential speakers for the conference,  ‘The social impact of modern biology’, held by the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science (BSSRS), 26-28 Nov 1970, including letters to Francis Crick, Linus Pauling, James Watson, Joseph Rotblat, Sir Harold Himsworth, Jacques Monod, Max Perutz, Anthony Wedgwood Benn and Lionel Penrose. Also correspondence relating to arrangements for the conference, including the involvement of the British Pugwash Group, and the Council for Biology in Human Affairs

1 file


K/PP178/11/1/15

1970

Papers of M H F Wilkins: correspondence concerning the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science conference, ‘The social impact of modern biology’, and related papers

Correspondence relating to the conference, ‘The social impact of modern biology’, held by the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science (BSSRS), 26-28 Nov 1970, including a letter from Isaac Asimov, science fiction writer, Jul 1970, explaining his dislike of travel and of flying in particular, and a letter from Anthony Wedgwood Benn, Minister of Technology, Oct 1970, enclosing the text of his lecture, ‘Technology and the quality of life’. Also notes on the intended aims of the conference, draft text, ‘Is science a good thing?’, and provisional attendance lists

2 files


K/PP178/11/1/16

1970 Nov 26-28

Papers of M H F Wilkins: programme for the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science conference, ‘The social impact of modern biology’

Copies of the printed programme for the conference, ‘The social impact of modern biology’, held by the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science (BSSRS), 26-28 Nov 1970, including abstracts for the conference papers. Also poster for the conference, listing the speakers

1 file


K/PP178/11/1/17

1970-1971

Papers of M H F Wilkins: press cuttings on the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science conference, ‘The social impact of modern biology

Cuttings from The Times, 26 and 28 Nov 1970, reporting on the conference, ‘The social impact of modern biology’, held by the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science (BSSRS), 26-28 Nov 1970. Also review of Watson Fuller (editor), The social impact of modern biology (Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1971), published in The Times Literary Supplement, Aug 1971

1 file


K/PP178/11/1/18

1971

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to Watson Fuller’s book, The social impact of modern biology

Typescript text and published copy of The social impact of modern biology, edited by Watson Fuller (Routledge and Keegan Paul, London, 1971), based on papers and discussions from the conference, ‘The social impact of modern biology’, held by the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science (BSSRS), 26-28 Nov 1970.

1 file, 1 vol


K/PP178/11/1/19

1971-1978

Papers of M H F Wilkins: Wilkins’ correspondence as President of the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science

Wilkins’ routine correspondence as President, British Society for Social Responsibility in Science (BSSRS), chiefly relating to requests for information and invitations to give talks and lectures on behalf of BSSRS

1 file


K/PP178/11/1/20

1971

Papers of M H F Wilkins: correspondence relating to a request to the Home Secretary for a BSSRS investigation of the treatment of internees, Northern Ireland

Correspondence relating to a request that permission should be granted for representatives of the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science (BSSRS) to examine internees allegedly treated harshly during interrogation, Northern Ireland.  File includes: copy letter from Wilkins to Home Secretary Reginald Maudling, 10 Dec 1971; reply from the Home Office, 16 Dec 1971, refusing the request, letter to Wilkins from Prof Richard Doll, 15 Dec 1971, suggesting alternative members of the BSSRS investigation; reply from Wilkins to Doll, 17 Dec 1971, on the moral obligation upon BSSRS to act

1 file


K/PP178/11/1/21

1972

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to meetings of the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science

Agendas, minutes and related papers for meetings of the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science (BSSRS)

1 file


K/PP178/11/1/22

1972

Papers of M H F Wilkins: BSSRS, ‘The social obligations of the scientist’

Typescript report ‘The social obligations of the scientist’ produced by a British Society for Social Responsibility in Science (BSSRS) working party on science and ethics, with related correspondence between Wilkins and John Maddox, editor of Science. Original file title ‘Maddox’

1 file


K/PP178/11/1/23

1972-1989

Papers of M H F Wilkins: Science for People, journal of the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science

Published copies of Science for People, the journal of the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science (BSSRS), issues 19-70 (incomplete)

2 files


K/PP178/11/1/24

1972

Papers of M H F Wilkins: draft BSSRS response to a UK government discussion paper on research and development

Typescript draft text, ‘Comments on the Green Paper “A framework for Government research and development”’, produced by the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science (BSSRS), as a critical response to a recent UK Government discussion paper (two copies). One copy has additional manuscript notes

1 file


K/PP178/11/1/25

1972-1989

Papers of M H F Wilkins: correspondence chiefly relating to the policy and administration of the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science

Correspondence and notes chiefly relating to the policy and administration of the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science (BSSRS), including response to criticism of BSSRS publications from Trevor Jepson, Secretary of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (which contributed to BSSRS funds), and from John Maddox, editor of Nature, 1972; further criticism from the Rowntree Trust and from solicitors acting for Associated British Foods Limited, concerning an article critical of the baking industry, 1978; correspondence, 1981-1982, with the Rowntree Trust concerning an extension to BSSRS’s tenancy of 9 Poland St, London W1; a note on BSSRS’s financial problems, 1989. Also letters of resignation from BSSRS members, including Prof Hans Kornberg and Sir Hans Krebs, the latter enclosing an offprint article, ‘Some facts of life – biology and politics’, published in Proceedings of the Royal Institution, 1971. Press cuttings relating to BSSRS interests, including Wilkins’ letter to The Times, Jul 1981, on the recent use of CS gas in Liverpool

1 file


K/PP178/11/1/26

1973

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to meetings of the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science

Agendas, minutes, reports and related papers for meetings of the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science (BSSRS)

1 file


K/PP178/11/1/27

1974

Papers of M H F Wilkins: draft text, ‘Socialist charter conference document: dialectical materialism’ by Chris Knight

Draft typescript text, ‘Socialist charter conference document: dialectical materialism’ by Chris Knight, chiefly relating to anthropological writings on the structures of human societies, possibly retained by Wilkins as background information for the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science (BSSRS)

1 file


K/PP178/11/1/28

1974

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to meetings of the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science

Agendas, minutes and notes for meetings of the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science (BSSRS)

1 file


K/PP178/11/1/29

1975-1979

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to meetings of the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science

Agendas, minutes, reports and related papers concerning meetings of the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science (BSSRS)

1 file


K/PP178/11/1/30

1976, 1978-1993

Papers of M H F Wilkins: Hazard Bulletin, British Society for Social Responsibility in Science magazine on health and safety in the workplace

Issues of Hazard Bulletin (from 1984, Hazard), a magazine on health and safety in the workplace produced by the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science (BSSRS), incomplete

2 files


K/PP178/11/1/31

1976-1978

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to the BSSRS sociobiology group

Typescript notes, copy press cuttings, articles and book extracts relating to the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science (BSSRS) sociobiology group, including extracts from E O Wilson’s Sociobiology: the new synthesis (Harvard University Press, 1975). Also issue 5 of Men’s news, produced by Dalston Men’s Group, 1977

1 file


K/PP178/11/1/32

1977

Papers of M H F Wilkins: draft text, ‘Reply by BSSRS to statement on “Science technology and the struggle for socialism”’

Typescript draft text, ‘Reply by BSSRS to statement on “Science technology and the struggle for socialism”’, produced by the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science (BSSRS) in reply to an article by the Science and Technology sub-committee of the Communist Party, published in Science Bulletin, 1976. Also a photocopy letter from Richard Clarke, Science Bulletin editor, 1977, requesting the BSSRS article, and brief typescript notes on a proposed BSSRS ‘Labour Process Group’

1 file


K/PP178/11/1/33

1978, 1984

Papers of M H F Wilkins: background information on university teaching on science and society

Photocopy notes and reading lists relating to Manchester University Department of Liberal Studies in Science, with a covering note to Wilkins from Prof Michael Gibbons, Oct 1978. Photocopy reading list for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology course ‘American science since the 1930s’, 1984. Also photocopy reading list on ‘form’ in science, art and mathematics. Possibly collected as background information for the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science (BSSRS)

1 file


K/PP178/11/1/34

1979, 1996-2000

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to the Science and Society Trust

Meeting papers and correspondence relating to the Science and Society Trust, the charity section of the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science (BSSRS). Original file title ‘Science and Society Trust’

1 file


K/PP178/11/1/35

1980-1988

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to meetings of the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science

Agendas, minutes, notes and reports relating to meetings of the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science. Also manuscript draft text by Wilkins, ‘My work as a radical scientist’, prepared for the BSSRS summer conference, Jun 1985

1 file


K/PP178/11/1/36

1981-1984

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to the BSSRS ‘Campaign against plastic bullets’

Press releases, correspondence, press cuttings and publicity postcards relating to a ‘Campaign against plastic bullets’ organised by the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science (BSSRS), 1982-1984, including cuttings from the New Statesman, 1981, ‘The technology of riot control’ and ‘The harmless bullet that kills’

1 file


K/PP178/11/1/37

1983-1984

Papers of M H F Wilkins: correspondence relating to disciplinary hearings against a University of Belfast lecturer

Photocopy correspondence, 1983-1984, relating to disciplinary hearings against a lecturer in microbiology at the University of Belfast, possibly compiled as background information for comment (not present) from the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science (BSSRS). CLOSED for review 2064

1 file


K/PP178/11/2/1-10 Papers relating to the non-governmental organisation World Federation of Scientific Workers (WFSW)


1967-1993


K/PP178/11/2/1

1967-1977

Papers of M H F Wilkins: correspondence with Eric Burhop, with related World Federation of Scientific Workers papers

Correspondence, with related papers, between Wilkins and Eric Henry Stoneley Burhop (1911-1980), physicist, fellow founding-member of the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science (BSSRS), 1969, and President, 1971-1980, of the World Federation of Scientific Workers (WFSW). File relates chiefly to WFSW, and includes: invitations to social events, discussions and WFSW meetings, 1967-1976; draft text by Burhop, ‘Neutrality of science’, 1970; a Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) leaflet written by Burhop, ‘The neutron bomb’, c 1970; an appeal for funds for scientific laboratories in Vietnam, 1971; copy text of a lecture by Burhop, ‘Science in contemporary society: is there a crisis?’, 1971; a draft open letter from the academics of Europe to American academics campaigning for an end to the Vietnam war, 1972; a draft rebuttal by Burhop to an article by John Ziman, ‘The problem of Soviet scientists’, published in Nature, 1973; critical comment on BSSRS by Burhop, 1975; text of lecture by Burhop, ‘The social future of science’, 1975; criticism of Farooq Hussain, Joseph Hanlon and other UK attendees at a WFSW symposium, Moscow, Jul 1975, CLOSED for review 2055; timetable and briefing papers for a 30th Anniversary meeting of WFSW, London, 1976

1 file


K/PP178/11/2/2

1970-1993

Papers of M H F Wilkins: issues of Scientific World, the World Federation of Scientific Workers journal

Issues of Scientific World, the journal of the World Federation of Scientific Workers (WFSW), 170-1993 (incomplete)

2 files


K/PP178/11/2/3

1976, 1983

Papers of M H F Wilkins: notes by Wilkins for meetings of the World Federation of Scientific Workers

Notes by Wilkins made in preparation for World Federation of Scientific Workers meetings, including: ‘Human implications of scientific advance’, 1976; notes on the need to end the arms race (in French), titled ‘Paris television Jan 15 1983’; draft text, ‘Message to the Berlin Roundtable of the World Federation of Scientific Workers’, Apr 1983. Also letters, notes and programme for the WFSW conference, Berlin, Germany

1 file


K/PP178/11/2/4

1980-1981

Papers of M H F Wilkins: obituaries for Eric Burhop, President of the World Federation of Scientific Workers

Photocopy published obituaries for Eric Henry Stoneley Burhop (1911-1980), President, 1971-1980, of the World Federation of Scientific Workers (WFSW). Also copy biographical notes on Burhop, and his Royal Society biographical memoir, 1981, by Sir Harrie Massey and D H Davis

1 file


K/PP178/11/2/5

1984-1985

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers chiefly relating to a World Federation of Scientific Workers conference on the international arms race, Prague, 1985

Notes and background information relating to a World Federation of Scientific Workers (WFSW) conference on the international arms race, Prague, Czechoslovakia, 1985, including: notes and draft text by Wilkins, ‘Role of scientists in preventing an arms race in outer space’; draft text, ‘“Star Wars” and the social responsibility of scientists’ by Jose Altshuler, Academy of Sciences of Cuba; copy briefing paper, ‘Directed energy missile defense in space’ by Ashton Carter, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1 file


K/PP178/11/2/6

1985-1986

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to the World Federation of Scientific Workers conference, ‘Science, technology and peace’, Moscow, 1986

Correspondence, programme, notes and briefing papers relating to the World Federation of Scientific Workers (WFSW) conference, ‘Science, technology and peace’, Moscow, 1986, including: article, ‘The noise of the Bomb’, by Jeremy Leggett, published in New Scientist, Nov 1985; booklet on the history and work of WFSW, 1986; manuscript notes by Wilkins, ‘Weapons research and the intrinsic morality of science’, Jul 1986; draft text, ‘Modern technology and moral opposition to war’ by Duane Cady, Professor of Philosophy, Hamline University, USA; draft text by Felix Pirani, Professor of Mathematics, King’s College London, ‘After zero-zero what would be left?’

1 file


K/PP178/11/2/7

1986-1992

Papers of M H F Wilkins: meeting papers, World Federation of Scientific Workers

Invitations, agendas, minutes, participant lists and reports relating to meetings of the World Federation of Scientific Workers (WFSW)

1 file


K/PP178/11/2/8

1986-1992

Papers of M H F Wilkins: World Federation of Scientific Workers bulletins

Issues of the ‘Bulletin of the World Federation of Scientific Workers’ (WFSW), 1986-1992 (incomplete)

1 file


K/PP178/11/2/9

1986-1991

Papers of M H F Wilkins: correspondence with the World Federation of Scientific Workers

Correspondence between Wilkins and personnel of the World Federation of Scientific Workers (WFSW), chiefly concerning Wilkins’ possible attendance at WFSW events

1 file


K/PP178/11/2/10

1988-1989

Papers of M H F Wilkins: Wilkins’ speech for the World Federation of Scientific Workers conference, Athens, 1989

Drafts and printed copies of a speech by Wilkins, ‘New ways of thinking about science’, given Oct 1989, at a conference of the World Federation of Scientific Workers (WFSW), Athens, Greece. Also correspondence relating to Wilkins’ travel arrangements

1 file


K/PP178/11/3/1-2 Papers relating to the life and work of John Desmond (‘J D’) Bernal (1901-1971), x-ray crystallographer and peace campaigner


1967-1992


K/PP178/11/3/1

1967, 1969, 1980-1992

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to the life and work of J D Bernal

Correspondence, notes and published articles relating to the lasting impact of the writings of John Desmond (‘J D’) Bernal, including: brief correspondence, 1967 and 1969, between Wilkins and staff of the J D Bernal Peace Library; copies of critical reviews of Maurice Goldsmith’s biography, Sage: a life of J D Bernal (Hutchinson, London, 1980); article by Dorothy Hodgkin, ‘Microcosm: the world as seen by John Desmond Bernal’, offprint from Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, Vol 81 No 3, 1981; edition of Spectrum (journal of the German Science Academy), Nov 1988, including articles on Bernal; correspondence between Wilkins and Roy Johnston, 1992, including comment on the significance of Bernal’s Irish upbringing, and enclosing a draft text by Ann Synge, ‘J D Bernal, FRS: family/school and university’, c 1992

1 file


K/PP178/11/3/ 2

1987-1988

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to article by Wilkins, ‘An extension of Bernal’s thinking to meet our needs today’

Preliminary notes, correspondence and proofs relating to Wilkins’ article, ‘An extension of Bernal’s thinking to meet our needs today’, subsequently published in J D Bernal’s The social function of science, 1939-1989, edited by Helmut Steiner (Akademie Verlag, 1989)

2 files


K/PP178/11/4/1-7 Papers relating to peace and reconstruction projects around the world


1967-1999


K/PP178/11/4/1

1967-1968

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to the British Council for Peace in Vietnam

Leaflets, brochure and standard letters relating to the campaigning work of the British Council for Peace in Vietnam (BCPV), including: draft text for an advertisement to be placed in The Times condemning the USA bombing of North Vietnam, Mar 1967; an issue of the BCPV ‘Bulletin’, Jun 1968; notes on the US deployment of chemical agents, Vietnam

1 file


K/PP178/11/4/ 2

1974-1977

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating chiefly to the possible involvement of UNESCO in sanctions against Israel

Copy correspondence (in French and English), conference reports and background information relating to the possible involvement of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in sanctions against the state of Israel, over the health conditions in Israeli-occupied Arab territories. File includes: a UNESCO paper, ‘Recommendation on the status of scientific researchers’, 1974; text of a UNESCO report, ‘Role of international non-governmental organisations in the context of UNESCO’s programme on the human implications of scientific advance, including misuse of science’, Dec 1974; letter from Wilkins to the Director General, World Health Organisation (WHO), Mar 1975, urging WHO and UNESCO to remain impartial; draft report, ‘Health assistance to refugees and displaced persons in the Middle East’, by Organisation Mondiale de la Sante, 1976

1 file


K/PP178/11/4/3

1974-1977

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to The British Hospital for Vietnam Committee

Meeting papers and newsletters relating to the British Hospital for Vietnam Committee, created to raise funds to build and equip a pre-fabricated hospital at Ky Anh, Vietnam (now the British Friendship Hospital), for the treatment of patients from both North and South Vietnam

1 file


K/PP178/11/4/4

1981-1984

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to a planned peace gate, Jerusalem

Letter and background information relating to a planned new gate for Jerusalem, Israel, including: illustrated article, ‘A new gate for Jerusalem, by Paul Atterbury, published in The Connoisseur, Apr 1981; a letter from Wilkins to sculptor Gyora Novak, Oct 1981, on the symbolic significance of a spiral design; notes on the project from The Jerusalem Gate Foundation, New York, 1984

1 file


K/PP178/11/4/5

1982-1983

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to the Union Mondiale des Villes Martyres, Villes de la Paix

Correspondence, background information, notes and draft reports (in English and French) relating chiefly to a 1982 meeting of the Union Mondiale des Villes Martyres, Villes de la Paix (also known as World Union of Martyred Towns, Peace Towns), on the international promotion of peace studies. File includes a message of support from Takeshi Araki, Mayor of Hiroshima, Japan, and manuscript notes by Wilkins on the structure and purpose of peace studies in schools

1 file


K/PP178/11/4/6

1997-1999

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to the international response to civil conflict in Algeria

Letters and published articles relating to international efforts to end violent civil conflict in Algeria, including: articles published in Amnesty International Journal, 1998-1999; copy letter from David Morris, MEP, to members of Amnesty International, Apr 1998, summarising the European Parliament’s reaction to events in Algeria; copy letter from Robin Cook, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Aug 1998, on the UK’s attitude to Algeria; letters to Wilkins from Yacov Claudé, head of humanitarian organisation Messageries de la Paix, Dec 1998, concerning the situation in Algeria; edition of Messageries de la Paix newsletter, 1998, with a call for peace signed by Nobel Prize winners, including Wilkins

1 file


K/PP178/11/4/7

1999

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to opposition to NATO intervention in Kosovo

Copy letters and press cuttings relating to opposition to NATO intervention in the civil war in Kosovo, former Yugoslavia, including a letter to Wilkins from Yacov Claudé, head of humanitarian organisation Messageries de la Paix, Apr 1999, enclosing the text of a demand for NATO withdrawal

1 file


K/PP178/11/5/1-14


1968-2003

Papers relating to Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, an international scientific discussion group concerned to promote global peace, named after the site of the inaugural 1957 conference, Pugwash, Nova Scotia, Canada


K/PP178/11/ 5/1

1968, 1982-2003

Papers of M H F Wilkins: issues of the Pugwash Newsletter

Issues of the Pugwash Newsletter, produced by the Continuing Committee of the Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs

2 file


K/PP178/11/ 5/2

1969

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to 19th Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs

Programme, topic list and invitation for the 19th Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs, with annotations by Wilkins. 

1 file


K/PP178/11/ 5/3

1978, 1984

Papers of M H F Wilkins: booklet, ‘The Pugwash movement at twenty one’

Published booklet, ‘The Pugwash movement at twenty one’, produced by Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs outlining the work of the organisation, with manuscript annotations by Wilkins. Also copies of a 1984 edition of the booklet, with updated text

1 file


K/PP178/11/ 5/4

1982

Papers of M H F Wilkins: reprinted ‘Proceedings of the first Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs’

Reprinted ‘Proceedings of the first Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs, Pugwash, Nova Scotia, Canada, 7-10 July 1957’, published as a 25th anniversary commemoration, edited by Sir Joseph Rotblat

1 vol


K/PP178/11/5/5

1982

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to the 32nd Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs

Draft texts, notes, attendance list and correspondence relating to the 32nd Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs, held in Warsaw, Poland, Aug 1982. File includes: draft report, ‘Contemporary issues in European security’; formal statement by the Pugwash Council, ‘The significance of the Russell-Einstein manifesto today’; copies of Wilkins’ talk, ‘What is the relevance today of the Russell Einstein manifesto?’

1 file


K/PP178/11/5/6

1982-1985

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to British Pugwash study groups and meetings

Notes, memoranda and discussion papers relating to British Pugwash study groups and meetings, including text of talk ‘Some thoughts on British attitudes to NATO’ by Gwyn Prins, Nov 1984, and an untitled text by Lawrence Freedman on present world security, Jan 1985. Also notes on ‘Britain and European security’, 1985

1 file


K/PP178/11/5/7

1983-1985

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to Pugwash symposia

Notes, talks, press releases and related papers concerning Pugwash symposia, including: statement by Russian scientists, ‘Appeal to all scientists of the world’, on US anti-ballistic missiles, Apr 1983; text of speech by Lawrence Freedman, ‘Negotiations on nuclear forces in Europe’, given at the 1983 Pugwash Conference; Canadian Student Pugwash newsletters, Dec 1983 and Feb 1984; statement of the Pugwash Executive Committee, ‘Strategic defences: technological aspects, political and military implications’, Dec 1985; poster, ‘Pugwash declaration on the dangers of nuclear war’, undated

1 file


K/PP178/11/5/8

1984

Papers of M H F Wilkins: draft talk by Wilkins, ‘Human failure in nuclear deterrence’, prepared for the student Pugwash Group, Bochum

Manuscript draft text by Wilkins, ‘Human failure in nuclear deterrence’, with related correspondence between Wilkins and Wolff von Heinegg, founder of a student Pugwash group, Ruhr Universität Bochum, West Germany

1 file


K/PP178/11/5/9

1985-1989

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to the running of Pugwash Limited

Agendas, notes and financial statements relating to the running of Pugwash Limited, a registered company responsible for handling the financial affairs of the British Pugwash Group. File includes administrative data CLOSED for review 2019

1 file


K/PP178/11/5/10

1987-1990

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to Pugwash symposia

Correspondence, notes, background information and participant list relating to Pugwash symposia, including text by Hugh de Witt, ‘Moral issues faced by scientists in nuclear weapons work’, Sep 1990

1 file


K/PP178/11/5/11

1993

Papers of M H F Wilkins: Pugwash conference papers by John Avery

Two copy texts by John Avery, ‘Towards a sustainable global society’, Mar 1993, and ‘Tribalism, nationalism and federalism’, Apr 1993, prepared for Pugwash conferences, with covering note to Wilkins, Apr 1993

1 file


K/PP178/11/5/12

1995

Papers of M H F Wilkins: Pugwash report, ‘Does Britain need nuclear weapons?’

Published report, ‘Does Britain need nuclear weapons?’, written by Christopher Hill, Rendel (‘Bas’) Pease, Sir Rudolf Peierls and Sir Joseph Rotblat, and published by the British Pugwash Group

1 file


K/PP178/11/5/13

1997-2003

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to meetings of the British Pugwash Group

Agendas, minutes and related papers for meetings of the British Pugwash Group

1 file


K/PP178/11/5/14

2002

Papers of M H F Wilkins: Pugwash report, ‘An end to UK nuclear weapons’

Published report, ‘An end to UK nuclear weapons’, by Sir Hugh Beach, John Finney, Tom Milne, Sebastian Pease and Sir Joseph Rotblat, published by the British Pugwash Group

1 item


K/PP178/11/6/1-6 Papers relating to biological and chemical warfare


1968-1991


K/PP178/11/6/1

1968 Jan-Jun

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to a conference on chemical and biological warfare

Timetable, list of participants, correspondence, conference papers and subsequent report relating to a conference, ‘Chemical and Biological Warfare’, organised by the J D Bernal Peace Library, London, Feb 1968. File includes texts: ‘Research and policy on CBW in the United Kingdom’, by Robin Clarke and Julian Robinson; ‘A brief note on napalm’ and ‘Biological warfare and medical ethics’, by Victor Sidel; ‘Starvation as a weapon: the effects of defoliants’, by Jean Mayer. Also offprint from New Scientist, 1959, ‘On bacteriological and chemical warfare’, by Alexander Haddow

1 file


K/PP178/11/6/2

1968 Jun-Jul

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to a campaign to end secrecy at Porton Down

Correspondence, press cuttings and notes relating to Wilkins’ campaign to have the work of the Microbiological Research Establishment (MRE), Porton Down, Wiltshire, unclassified. File includes: text of Wilkins’ letter to Prime Minister Harold Wilson, Jun 1968, requesting that control of the MRE be transferred from the Ministry of Defence to the Ministry of Health; Wilkins’ letter to fellow UK scientists; responses supporting his proposal from correspondents including Sir James Grey, Dorothy Hodgkin and Hans Kornberg; responses refusing support, from scientists including Sir Lawrence Bragg, Honor Fell and Sir Alexander Haddow; letter from the office of the Prime Minister to Wilkins, Jul 1968, setting out the reasons for the work of the MRE to remain classified

1 file


K/PP178/11/6/3

1968 Oct

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to organised Royal Society visits to Porton Down

Correspondence, attendance lists, map, plan and brochures relating to organised group visits for Fellows of the Royal Society to the Microbiological Research Establishment (MRE), Porton Down, Wiltshire, Oct 1968. Brochures detail the demonstrations to be held in different laboratories, and emphasise the defensive aspect of the biological warfare research undertaken

1 file


K/PP178/11/6/4

1981 Jan-Sep

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to a Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation campaign against chemical weapons

Letters, briefing papers and press releases relating to a Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation campaign against chemical weapon development, following a USA announcement, 1980, of increased spending on nerve gas research

1 file


K/PP178/11/6/5

1981-1990

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers chiefly relating to chemical and biological warfare

Papers relating chiefly to chemical and biological warfare (CBW), including: text of draft letter by Wilkins to The Times on chemical weapons proliferation, Sep 1981 (apparently unpublished); manuscript notes on discussions of CBW; invitation from the USA Embassy, London, to a seminar by Sterling Seagreave, on his book Yellow rain: a journey through the terror of chemical warfare (M Evans, New York, 1981), with related copy press cuttings and press releases; copies of Wilkins’ letter published in The Times, May 1986, on NATO’s attitude to nerve gas deployment; copy articles by Steven Rose, ‘the real significance of CBW’, originally published in Instant Research on Peace and Violence, 1972, and ‘Biotechnology at war’, published in New Scientist, 1987. Also: brief photocopy correspondence, 1982, relating to a petition for an instant ceasefire in the Falkland Islands conflict between the UK and Argentina (Wilkins was one of the signatories); UK government publication on transferring government research establishments to agency status, Progress in the Next Steps initiative (HMSO, London, 1990), with a covering letter to Wilkins from Prof Ron Burge, Department of Physics, King’s College London, commenting on the implications for defence research, Dec 1990

1 file


K/PP178/11/6/6

1988-1991

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating chiefly to the use of chemical weapons in Iraq

Correspondence, conference papers, notes, press releases and background information relating chiefly to the use of chemical weapons in Iraq, including: publicity leaflets, programme and participant list for a Chemical Weapons Convention conference, Sep 1988; draft letter from Wilkins to the Ambassador of Iraq, Nov 1988, requesting permission to formally present a letter from the Second International Scientists’ Congress; letter from Mohamed Al Mashat, Iraqi Ambassador, Dec 1988, denying reports of the use of poison gas by Iraq against its Kurdish population; copy typescript texts by Al Mashat, ‘The cause of peace impaired by Israeli interests: Iraq rebuts hostile campaign’, and ‘Poison gas: how falsehood thrives’, 1988; bulletin of The Council for Arms Control, Aug 1988; Faraday Discussion Paper No 12, ‘Verifying a ban on chemical-warfare weapons’, by Julian Perry Robinson (Council for Arms Control, 1988); briefing notes, ‘Medical effects of chemical warfare agents’, produced by the Working Party on Chemical and Biological Warfare, 1991

1 file


K/PP178/11/7/1-5 Papers relating to human rights campaigning


1969-2002


K/PP178/11/7/

1969

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to the state oppression of scientists, USSR and Brazil

Draft text, ‘Discussion in the West on the memorandum by academician A D Sakharov’, by Vladimir Poremsky, with covering letter from Poremsky to Wilkins, May 1969, requesting Wilkins’ comments. Also draft letter by N R Pollock to Nature magazine [1969], concerning the forced resignations of scientists from their university posts in Brazil

1 file


K/PP178/11/7/2

1973-2002

Papers of M H F Wilkins: leaflets relating to human rights campaigning

Leaflets and pamphlets relating to international human rights, including: a newsletter of the Committee for Solidarity with People of Chile, 1973; newsletter of the Right Livelihood Award Foundation, 1998; promotional literature from Amnesty International, 2002

1 file


K/PP178/11/7/3

1974-1975

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to John Ziman’s campaigning work in human rights

Correspondence between Wilkins and Prof John Ziman, Bristol University, concerning Ziman’s writings on international science and human rights, with related papers, including a draft article, ‘Science development at the grass roots’, by Michael Moravcsik and Ziman, subsequently published as ‘Paradisia and Dominatia: science and the developing world’ in Foreign Affairs, Jul 1975. Also photocopy chapter by Ziman, ‘Basic principles’, published in Scientists, the arms race and disarmament, edited by Joseph Rotblat (Taylor & Francis, London, 1982)

1 file


K/PP178/11/7/4

1988-1989

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to the international campaign for the release from prison of Mordechai Vanunu

Photocopy correspondence and petitions relating to the international campaign to secure the release of Mordechai Vanunu, an Israeli nuclear physicist imprisoned in Israel, 1988, for passing details of the nuclear installation at Dimona, Israel, to The Sunday Times

1 file


K/PP178/11/7/5

1989-1995

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to the human rights of the world’s children

Photocopy proof of Voice of the children: an endangered species (Theo Knippenberg & Greet van der Woude, Amsterdam, 1989), including photographs of Wilkins, with correspondence, 1989-1995, between Wilkins and Knippenberg, Director of ChildRight Worldwide, related notes and draft text

1 file


K/PP178/11/8/1-27


1971-1991

Papers relating to Food and Disarmament International (FDI).  An international non-governmental organisation, FDI was founded in 1981 to combat hunger in the developing world and promote peace.  Maurice Wilkins was a co-signatory of its founding manifesto, and served as honorary President, 1983-2004


K/PP/178/11/8/1

1971-1979

Papers of M H F Wilkins: published articles on nutrition and world food supply

Offprints and photocopied published articles on nutrition and world food supply collected as background information, including: conference paper by Leonard Joy, Philip Payne and P V Sukhatme, ‘Three papers on food and nutrition: the problem and the means of its solution’, published by the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, 1971; Leonard Joy, ‘Food and nutrition planning’, offprint from The Journal of Agricultural Economics, 1973; critical articles on the UK bread industry by Harry Rothman and David Radford, New Scientist, 1974; report, ‘Food and nutrition planning’, published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 1975; J C Waterlow and Philip Payne, ‘The protein gap’, offprint from Nature, 1975; draft text by Philip Payne, ‘Proteins in human nutrition: nutritional requirements and social needs’ [1976]; photocopy articles from Nature on nutrition and world food production, 1976-1979

1 file


K/PP178/11/8/2

1980-1984

Papers of M H F Wilkins: articles on world food supply by Susan George, with related correspondence

Conference papers by US political scientist Susan George, ‘The hunger problematique and a critique of research’, 1980, and ‘The influence of international and bilateral organisations on food and nutrition’, 1983. Also copies of notes by George, 1981-1982, on discussions of the North South Food Roundtable, and brief correspondence, 1983-1984, between Wilkins and George, including Wilkins’ views on the most urgent priorities for Food and Disarmament International (FDI)

1 file


K/PP178/11/8/3

1980

Papers of M H F Wilkins: copies of UNICEF report, ‘The state of the world’s children’

Three copies of a report, ‘The state of the world’s children’, by James P Grant, Executive Director, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), kept by Wilkins as background information for Food and Disarmament International (FDI)

1 file


K/PP178/11/8/4

1981

Papers of M H F Wilkins: speeches and related papers concerning a manifesto against world hunger and the launch of Food and Disarmament International

Speech texts by Wilkins and others, with related correspondence and notes, concerning a statement signed by 53 Nobel Prize winners (including Wilkins) on the urgent need for governments to work together to prevent starvation around the world, and the subsequent endorsement of the statement by the European Parliament. File includes: statements issued by the new international pressure group, Food and Disarmament International (FDI), draft speeches by Wilkins (undated), statement by Wilkins for the European Parliament, Strasbourg, Nov 1981; speech by Bradford Morse, United Nations Development Programme, to the European Parliament, Oct 1981; speech by Edouard Saouma, Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation, United Nations, Oct 1981; speech by Willy Brandt, Chairman, Independent Commission on International Development Issues, Oct 1981

1 file


K/PP178/11/8/5

1981-1984

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to the Belgian Parliament’s ratification of the manifesto on world hunger

Copy correspondence and background information relating to the Belgian Parliament’s ratification of the manifesto on world hunger, including text of the legal bill (in Flemish and French), and a draft letter from Wilkins to Leo Tindemans, Belgian Minister for External Relations

1 file


K/PP178/11/8/6

1982 Sep

Papers of M H F Wilkins: copy European Commission document, ‘Europe and development: memorandum on the development policy’

Photocopy of a European Commission official publication, ‘Europe and development: memorandum on the development policy’, annotated by Wilkins as having been sent by Jean Fabre, General Secretary, Food and Development International (FDI), Nov 1982

1 file


K/PP178/11/8/7

1982-1987

Papers of M H F Wilkins: letters from Food and Disarmament International’s General Secretary

Letters to Wilkins from Jean Fabre, General Secretary, Food and Disarmament International (FDI), 1982-1984, including detailed accounts of progress to date, and general circular letters, with related manuscript notes by Wilkins. Also letters from Emma Bonino, General Secretary, FDI, 1987, including copies of letters relating to FDI business received by Bonino. In English and French

1 file


K/PP178/11/8/8

1982-1991

Papers of M H F Wilkins: letters received by Wilkins relating to the work of Food and Disarmament International

Letters received by Wilkins relating to the work of Food and Disarmament International (FDI), including: letter from Frances D’Souza, Director, International Disaster Institute, Jun 1982, with background information on the Institute; letters from members of famine relief pressure group The Hunger Project Ltd, 1982-1983

1 file


K/PP178/11/8/9

1982-1988

Papers of M H F Wilkins: Food and Disarmament International publications, and related material

Booklets and leaflets produced by Food and Disarmament International (FDI) on its campaigning work against world hunger. Also issues of Survie magazine, 1984 and 1986, produced by the related international non-governmental organisation Survie (‘survival’), founded in 1984 to combat hunger and corruption in the developing world

1 file


K/PP178/11/8/10

1982-1985

Papers of M H F Wilkins: press cuttings relating to world hunger and famine relief

Cuttings from UK newspapers relating to world hunger and famine relief

1 file


K/PP178/11/8/11

1982-1983

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to the department of Human Nutrition, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Invitation to a famine relief workshop from Peter Cutler, department of Human Nutrition, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Jun 1982. Letter to Wilkins from Philip Payne, department of Human Nutrition, Jun 1983, enclosing information on the proposed merger of the department with the department of Food Science and Nutrition, Queen Elizabeth College. Also student’s handbook for the Human Nutrition course

1 file


K/PP178/11/8/12

1982-1983

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to Food and Disarmament International and the European Parliament, Brussels, Mar 1982

Draft speeches, correspondence, memoranda, notes and background briefing information relating chiefly to discussions, Brussels, Mar 1982, about the European Parliament’s formal adoption of the 1981 Nobel Prize winners manifesto against world hunger. Copy lecture, Oct 1983, given by Bradford Morse, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme, ‘Hunger in the world: an outline of a strategy’.

1 file


K/PP178/11/8/13

1983-1991

Papers of M H F Wilkins: correspondence relating to acquiring further signatories to the Nobel Prize winners’ manifesto against world hunger

Draft and copy letters by Wilkins as President, Food and Disarmament International (FDI), to recent Nobel Prize winners, inviting them to join the signatories to the 1981 manifesto against world hunger, with brief copy replies including letters of agreement from: Jaroslav Seifert, 1985; Michael Bishop, 1989; Johann Diesenhofer, 1989; the Dalai Lama, 1989 and 1991; Mairead Corrigan, 1990; Octavio Paz, 1991

1 file


K/PP178/11/8/14

1983-1988

Papers of M H F Wilkins: background information on disarmament and development

Draft and published articles, booklets and press cuttings relating to international disarmament and development, including: draft article by Abdus Salam, ‘International Commons: sharing of international resources’, Apr 1983; issue of Peace News for Nonviolent Revolution, May 1985; May 1986 issue of Sanity magazine, produced by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND); United Nations Information Paper, ‘The relationship between disarmament and development: questions and answers’, Jun 1987 (2 copies); pamphlet by Susan George, ‘Food strategies for tomorrow’, published by The Hunger Project, Dec 1987; United Nations report, ‘Africa: one year later’, 1987; text of speech by Salam, ‘Science, technology and development’, given at a conference of Nobel Laureates, Jan 1988; draft article by Salam, ‘Nuclear security, disarmament and development’, undated. Also manuscript notes by Wilkins on related books and articles

1 file


K/PP178/11/8/15

1983-1990

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to meetings of the Board of Directors of Food and Disarmament International

Minutes, reports and correspondence relating to meetings of the Board of Directors of Food and Disarmament International, including reference to the organisation’s financial difficulties, 1990. File includes administrative papers CLOSED for review 2020

1 file


K/PP178/11/8/16

1983-1985

Papers of M H F Wilkins: articles on malnutrition and international aid

Draft and published texts on alleviating starvation and the best deployment of international aid, including: draft discussion paper by Philip Payne, ‘Food and Disarmament International: problems of the implementation of additional aid’, with covering note to Wilkins, Jun 1983; typescript ‘Memo for Food and Disarmament International’ by Susan George, Mar 1984, in reply to Payne’s article; a typescript draft statement on behalf of Food and Disarmament International (FDI) by Payne, ‘Additional aid for the relief of hunger: ensuring effective strategies for implementation’, Jul 1984; article, ‘Measuring malnutrition: technical problems and ideological perspectives’, by Payne and Peter Cutler, offprint from Economic and Political Weekly, Aug 1984; incomplete typescript draft by Peter Cutler, ‘Solutions?  Aid and intervention in less-developed countries’, undated

1 file


K/PP178/11/8/17

1984-1989

Papers of M H F Wilkins: draft speeches by Wilkins as President, Food and Disarmament International

Manuscript and typescript drafts for speeches by Wilkins as President, Food and Disarmament International (FDI), including: an unused and revised draft speech given at Mouscron, Belgium, Oct 1984; drafts for speeches given in Brussels, 1986, some by Jean Fabre, with amendments and annotations by Wilkins; draft speech, Paris, 1987, with additional notes on other speakers; notes on a meeting of the Radical Party Congress, Budapest, May 1989; undated typescript draft addressed to the mayors of France, in French

1 file


K/PP178/11/8/18

1984 Feb

Papers of M H F Wilkins: draft legislation for the Italian Parliament on the creation of a High Commissioner for world hunger relief

Copies of draft legislation for the Italian Parliament on the creation of a post of High Commissioner for world hunger relief, one copy annotated by Wilkins. Also covering letter to Wilkins from Emma Bonino, member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies, Feb 1984, and a manuscript draft speech by Wilkins

1 file


K/PP178/11/8/19

1984

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to an international conference on famine relief, Turin

Draft speeches, notes, correspondence and press cuttings relating to an international conference on famine relief, Turin, Italy, Mar 1984, attended by Wilkins as President, Food and Disarmament International (FDI)

1 file


K/PP178/11/8/20

1984

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to a ‘Meeting against extermination by hunger and underdevelopment’

Draft speeches, correspondence, notes and schedules relating to a ‘Meeting against extermination by hunger and underdevelopment’ held by Parliamentarians for World Order and Food and Disarmament International (FDI), Rome, Italy, Apr 1984

1 file


K/PP178/11/8/21

1985

Papers of M H F Wilkins: editions of ‘World Development Forum’ newsletter

Editions of ‘World Development Forum’ newsletter, Jan-May 1985, produced by The Hunger Project, San Francisco, USA

1 file


K/PP178/11/8/22

1985

Papers of M H F Wilkins: draft article on world disarmament

Copies of an untitled draft article by Italian Radical Party MPs Emma Bonino and Roberto Cicciomessere on the necessity for world disarmament, with a copy letter from Wilkins to Bonino, Oct 1985, including detailed comments on the draft 

1 file


K/PP178/11/8/23

1985

Papers of M H F Wilkins: correspondence with conscientious objector Bruno Bougassa

Correspondence between Wilkins, as President, Food and Disarmament International (FDI), and Bruno Bougassa, a conscientious objector to compulsory military service in France

1 file


K/PP178/11/8/24

1986

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to a Feb 1986 meeting of Food and Disarmament International

Timetable, attendance list and speeches relating to a meeting of Food and Disarmament International (FDI), Rome, Feb 1986, including text of speech given by Wilkins, as FDI President, at an audience of FDI members with Pope John Paul II, and a manuscript draft of Wilkins’ closing speech

1 file


K/PP178/11/8/25

1986

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to a seminar on conflict prevention

Correspondence, notes, and published papers (in Spanish) relating to a Spanish Red Cross seminar on conflict prevention, Madrid, Nov 1986, with a manuscript draft speech by Wilkins on the aims of Food and Disarmament International (FDI)

1 file


K/PP178/11/8/26

1988 Mar

Papers of M H F Wilkins: text of talk on ‘The relation of war and starvation’

Manuscript draft text, ‘The relation of war and starvation’, given by Wilkins at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 9 Mar 1988

1 file


K/PP178/11/8/27

1990

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to a meeting of Survie, Lisbon, May 1990

Draft speeches, notes, correspondence and press cuttings (some in Portuguese) relating to a May 1990 meeting of the international non-governmental organisation Survie (‘survival’), founded in 1984 to combat hunger and corruption in  the developing world. File includes two draft talks by Wilkins, one annotated as ‘not given’

1 file


K/PP178/11/9

1971-1976

Papers of M H F Wilkins: newsletters produced by the National Anti-Fluoridation Campaign

Newsletters produced by Patrick Clavell Blount, Chairman, National Anti-Fluoridation Campaign, on opposition to UK government plans to add fluoride to drinking water as a measure to counter tooth decay

1 file


K/PP178/11/10/1-3 Papers relating to the defence industry and university research funding


1972-1992


K/PP178/11/10/1

1972-1992

Papers of M H F Wilkins: background information on defence industry funding of university research

Notes and published articles relating to the defence industry’s funding of research projects in British universities, including: typescript notes on the definition of academic freedom, 1972; article by Stanton Glantz and Norm Albers, ‘Department of Defense R & D in the university’, published in Science, 1974; Zoe Fairbairns, ‘Study war no more: military involvement in British universities and colleges’, pamphlet published by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), 1974); article by Fairbairns, ‘University liaison, the army for the use of’, published in The Times Higher Education Supplement, 1975; brief manuscript notes on research projects at King’s College London linked to defence institutions, 1970-1974, with covering note from Felix Pirani, Professor of Mathematics, to Wilkins, 1975; article by Fairbairns, ‘No official secrets at Southampton?’, published in New Scientist, 1975; copy list of UK university research projects that received Ministry of Defence funding during 1980, with copy covering letter from Geoffrey Pattie, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Defence Procurement, to MP Frank Allaun, 1982; article, ‘The MRC and the armed services’, published in MRC News, 1988; issue 2 of newsletter Defence Employment Briefing, 1992. Personal data in the file is CLOSED for review 2072

1 file


K/PP178/11/10/2

1975

Papers of M H F Wilkins: draft text for talk, ‘Should universities accept defence funds?’

Manuscript notes and typescript draft texts for a talk by Wilkins, ‘Should universities accept defence funds?’, one copy annotated ‘Lasker Award, American Public Health Association’

1 file


K/PP178/11/10/3

1988

Papers of M H F Wilkins: copy papers relating to opposition at Bristol University to the acceptance of Ministry of Defence funding for research

Photocopy papers relating to objections made by some staff of the School of Veterinary Science, Bristol University, to the acceptance of Ministry of Defence funding for aerobiology research with potential relevance for biological warfare. File includes a letter to the Vice Chancellor, signed by academic and technical staff, and detailed notes, ‘The inappropriateness to the University of Bristol of the proposed MoD-funded aerobiology project in the Department of Animal Husbandry’.  Administrative data, CLOSED for review 2018

1 file


K/PP178/11/11/1-5 Papers relating to Christian attitudes to defence


1972-1987


K/PP178/11/11/1

1972, 1977-1981

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers chiefly relating to conferences of the World Council of Churches, 1977 and 1981

Correspondence, briefing notes and conference papers relating to the World Council of Churches conferences ‘The ideological and theological debate about science’, Cambridge, Jun 1977 (attended by Wilkins), and ‘Nuclear weapons and disarmament’, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Nov 1981. Also an invitation to Wilkins from Bishop Basil Christopher Butler, Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster and President of the Social Morality Council, inviting Wilkins to become a sponsor of the Moral Education Project, Jun 1972, with related background information. Issue of Anticipation magazine, produced by the World Council of Churches, May 1980

1 file


K/PP178/11/11/2

1979-1980

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to Roman Catholic and Anglican attitudes to nuclear disarmament

Correspondence, copy articles and draft discussion papers, including: letter from Wilkins to Father Roger Ruston, Roman Catholic theologian, Dec 1980, requesting background information for the planned meeting of Nobel Prize winners and Pope John Paul II, Dec 1980; reply from Ruston enclosing papers prepared for the International Justice and Peace Commission of the Bishops of England and Wales; draft papers by Ruston, ‘The morality of nuclear weapons’ and ‘Nuclear deterrent policies and the individual Christian conscience’; copy extracts from Faith and science in an unjust world (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1979); photocopy text of speech by Robert Alexander Kennedy Runcie, Archbishop of Canterbury, on nuclear disarmament, Nov 1980, and letter to Wilkins from Gen Sir John Winthrop  Hackett (former Principal, King’s College London), Jul 1980, detailing his justification for a nuclear deterrent. Original file title ‘Ruston and Runcie’

1 file


K/PP178/11/11/3

1980-1987

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to a meeting of Nobel Prize winners and Pope John Paul II

Correspondence, draft speeches, notes and press cuttings relating to a meeting of Nobel Prize winners and Pope John Paul II, Rome, Dec 1980, organised by international humanitarian organisation Nova Spes, including: correspondence between Wilkins and Cardinal Franz Konig, founder of Nova Spes; attendance list, with biographical notes (in Italian); text of John Paul II’s speech, ‘Need for scientists and theologians to develop a constructive dialogue’; text of the resolution of the Nobel Prize winners; typescript drafts of Wilkins’ speech, ‘The problem of nuclear weapons’; text of speech by Hans Krebs, ‘Biological and medical aspects of juvenile delinquency’; press cuttings (in English and Italian). Original file title ‘Nova spes’

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K/PP178/11/11/4

1980-1981

Papers of M H F Wilkins: correspondence with the Apostolic Delegation to Great Britain

Correspondence between Wilkins and Monsignor Mario Oliveri, head of the Apostolic Delegation to Great Britain, including discussion of the possibility of inviting Pope John Paul II to visit the Department of Biophysics, King’s College London, during a planned visit to the UK. Also copy texts by John Paul II, sent by Oliveri, ‘An image of our generation’, ‘What modern man is afraid of’, ‘Progress or threat’, and his World Peace Day messages, 1979 and 1980

1 file


K/PP178/11/11/5

1981

Papers of M H F Wilkins: speech by Wilkins in support of Pope John Paul II’s visit to Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Draft texts of a speech made by Wilkins, Tavistock Square, London, Feb 1981, on nuclear disarmament and the forthcoming visit by Pope John Paul II to Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. Also draft text of speech by Bishop Basil Christopher Butler, Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster, on Christian opposition to nuclear arms, and the Oct 1978 issue of Environmental Book Center’s Report: an overview from Japan.  Original file title ‘Tavistock Square’

1 file


K/PP178/11/12/1-4 Papers relating to Nobel Laureates and political activism


1973, 1983-1989


K/PP178/11/12/1

1973

Papers of M H F Wilkins: invitation to a dinner hosted by Edward Heath for British Nobel Laureates

Invitation from the office of Prime Minister Edward Heath to an official dinner at 10 Downing Street for British Nobel Prize winners, with seating plan (Wilkins is seated next to Margaret Thatcher, Secretary of State for Education and Science)

1 file


K/PP178/11/12/2

1983

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to a conference of Nobel Laureates, ‘Science et paix’

Correspondence, notes and programme for a conference of Nobel Prize winners, ‘Science et paix: la réponse des Nobel’ (‘Science and peace: the response of the Nobel Laureates’), Paris, France, Oct 1983, including manuscript notes for Wilkins’ talk, ‘Can the French ‘dissuasion nucléaire’ give France national security?’. Also an invitation to Wilkins from Antonino Zichichi, Mar 1983, to a Nobel symposium on ‘Science for peace’, San Remo Italy, with manuscript draft replies by Wilkins, one marked ‘not sent’

1 file


K/PP178/11/12/3

1984-1989

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to conferences for Nobel Prize winners, Lindau, Germany

Speech texts, notes and correspondence relating to the annual conference for Nobel Laureates and international scientific researchers, Lindau, Germany, chiefly copies of Wilkins’ speech, ‘The nobility of the scientific enterprise’, dated 1984 and 1986. Also draft speech by Wilkins, ‘The ideals of science and medicine: the scientist and doctor as hero’, 1987

1 file


K/PP178/11/12/4

1987-1988

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to a conference of Nobel Prize winners, ‘Facing the 21st century; threats and promises’

Notes, correspondence, programme, speech text and publications relating to a conference of Nobel Laureates, ‘Facing the 21st century; threats and promises’, Paris, France, Jan 1988, organised by the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity and President François Mitterand. File includes: names and addresses of potential participants (including personal data CLOSED for review 2068); draft notes by Wilkins, ‘Disarmament and peace’, Nov 1987; texts of speeches by Elie Wiesel and François Mitterand, and a message from Nobel Peace Prize winner Lech Walesa; May 1988 issue of The Courier, journal of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), with selected conference papers; brochure summarising the conference, produced by the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity

3 files


K/PP178/11/13

1973-1975

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to conferences held by the International Cultural Foundation

Correspondence, notes and programmes relating to conferences on the relationship of science and society held by the International Cultural Foundation, including draft typescript notes by Wilkins, Oct 1974, strongly critical of the organisation and conduct of the 1973 and 1974 conferences and the Foundation’s financial backing, provided by Sun Myung Moon, founder of the Unification Church

1 file


K/PP178/11/14/1-4 Papers relating to the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND)


1975-2004


K/PP178/11/14/1

1975-2004

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to anti-nuclear speeches by Wilkins, chiefly for CND, with related material

Speech texts, notes and background information relating to speeches made by Wilkins, chiefly for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND). File includes manuscript notes, ‘Is science open-minded?’, Brighton, Mar 1976; manuscript notes, ‘CND and attitude change’, Jan 1982; manuscript text of speech made at Imperial College, Feb 1985, on the necessity of scientists pledging not to aid the nuclear arms race;  typescript text, ‘Einstein’s call for “A new manner of thinking”’, Apr 1987. Also: CND leaflet, ‘Questions and answers about space weapons’; booklet, ‘Beyond war: a new way of thinking’, 1985; ‘Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Annual Review’, 2003; CND newsletter, ‘Campaign’, 2004; 38 mounted slides of images relating to anti-nuclear campaigning, including images of a CND demonstration, 1980

1 file


K/PP178/11/14/2

1980-2003

Papers of M H F Wilkins: press cuttings relating chiefly to CND

Press cuttings relating chiefly to the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), including reports from North Western Evening Mail on a CND anti-Trident missile rally, Barrow-in-Furness, Oct 1984. Also cuttings from The Guardian relating to a mass demonstration, London, Sep 2002, against the threatened invasion of Iraq

1 file


K/PP178/11/14/3

1981-1985

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to CND Greenwich

Speech texts, notes, leaflets and background information relating to the Greenwich branch of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), including: typescript text, ‘The possible consequences of a nuclear attack on London’; typescript draft speech by Wilkins on the necessity of nuclear disarmament, Sep 1981; manuscript draft speech by Wilkins for Greenwich Peace Day, Jul 1983; manuscript notes for a speech by Wilkins on the laws of war, Mar 1985

1 file


K/PP178/11/14/4

1982-1987

Papers of M H F Wilkins: personal letters relating to CND activities

Brief personal notes from Bruce Kent, General Secretary, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), to Wilkins, concerning Wilkins’ anti-nuclear campaigning.  Also letter to Wilkins from Dorothy Hodgkin, May 1985, refusing to sign an unspecified petition, and letter to Wilkins from Sir Nevill Mott, c 1985, detailing his reasons for refusing to attend a peace conference, and his dislike of hard-line CND supporters

1 file


K/PP178/11/15

1978-1982

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to the effects of nuclear attack

Collected papers relating to the effects of nuclear attack, including: copy typescript joint Home Office and Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries memorandum, ‘Food and agriculture controls in war’ issued to local authorities in England and Wales, 1979; copy article by Kevin Lewis, ‘The prompt and delayed effects of nuclear war’, published in Scientific American, Vol 241 No 1, Jul 1979; typescript draft letter to The Times by Wilkins, May 1981 (not published), on the possibility of a starving population being driven to cannibalism following nuclear attack; article by Jonathan Schell, ‘Reflections: the fate of the earth 1: a republic of insects and grass’, published in The New Yorker, Feb 1982; undated Central Office of Information booklet, ‘Civil defence: why we need it’, with manuscript annotations. Personal data included in the file is CLOSED for review 2062. Original file title ‘Nuclear attack food etc’

1 file


K/PP178/11/16

1978-1980, 1994

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to Friends of the Earth and anti-nuclear weapons campaigning

Speeches and background information relating to the environmental group Friends of the Earth and campaigning against nuclear weapons, including: manuscript texts of speeches by Wilkins given at Friends of the Earth rallies in Trafalgar Square, London, 1978 and 1980; book by Czech Conroy, What choice Windscale? (Friends of the Earth, London, 1978); issue of Friends of the Earth magazine, Earth Matters, Spring 1994

1 file


K/PP178/11/17

1978, 1981

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to plans for the conversion of Lucas Aerospace from armaments manufacture to civilian products

Papers relating to the Lucas Aerospace Corporate plan, a worker and trade union led strategy to avoid workforce layoffs at Lucas Aerospace, Birmingham, by converting production from armaments to civilian products, 1976-1980. File includes: typescript article, ‘New technologies: whose right to chose?’ by Mike Cooley, activist in the formulation of the Lucas corporate plan; copy of newsletter ‘The right to useful work’, special supplement of Voice of the Unions, [1978]; photographs of prototype road-rail hybrid vehicle and electric power pack for cars and light vehicles sent to Maurice Wilkins. Also manuscript notes for a speech by Wilkins, 1981, with reference to the sacking of Cooley and the merits of the plans

1 file


K/PP178/11/18/1-4 Papers relating to writing and lecturing on defence by Wilkins and King’s College London colleagues


1980-1990


K/PP178/11/18/1

1980-1982

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to book, What hope in an armed world?, including chapter by Wilkins

Manuscript notes, draft and photocopy text and correspondence relating to book, What hope in an armed world? (Pickering & Inglis, Basingstoke, 1982), edited by MRAF Sir Neil Cameron, Principal, King’s College London. Files include: photocopy text of a speech by Cameron, ‘Defence in the 1990s’, 1980; photocopy extracts from The evolution of nuclear strategy by Lawrence Freedman (International Institute of Strategic Studies, London, 1981), with accompanying notes by Wilkins; notes made by Wilkins on published histories of the 1963 Cuban missile crisis; typescript drafts of Wilkins’ chapter, ‘Nuclear deterrence is irrational, disarmament rational’; letter from Cameron to Wilkins, Feb 1982, outlining the proposed chapters and contributors

3 files


K/PP178/11/18/2

1981-1985

Papers of M H F Wilkins: articles and lectures by Barrie Paskins on the ethics of warfare

Articles and lectures by Dr Barrie Paskins, Department of War Studies, King’s College London, including: ‘Prohibitions, restraints and scientists’, published in Explorations in ethics and international relations: essays in honour of Sydney D Bailey, edited by Nicholas Sims (Croom Helm, London, 1981); draft review of Shadow of Hiroshima, by Wilfred Burchett (Verso, London, 1983); texts of six lectures, chiefly on the writings of George Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and Immanuel Kant, delivered as ‘Philosophy of war’, 1985. Also typescript draft text by Carl Freidrich von Weizsäcker, ‘The dangers of European armaments in the Eighties’ and Armament and Disarmament Information Unit Report, Oct 1981, with covering letter from Paskins to Wilkins, Nov 1981

1 file


K/PP178/11/18/3

1982-1988

Papers of M H F Wilkins: text by Philip Sabin, ‘Consensus and controversy’ on British and French defence policy, with related papers

Typescript text by Dr Philip Sabin, Department of War Studies, King’s College London, ‘Consensus and controversy’, subsequently published as part of a chapter, ‘Society, state and defence’, in French and British foreign policies in transition (edited by Francoise de la Serre, Jacques Leruez and Helen Wallace, Berg, New York, 1990). Text has manuscript annotations by Wilkins. Also related notes, photocopy background information and press cuttings, 1982-1988, on French defence and nuclear policy

1 file


K/PP178/11/18/4

1983-1990

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to lectures by Wilkins on defence issues, King’s College London

Notes and correspondence relating to talks by Wilkins at King’s College London on defence, including: notes on a lecture series, Nov 1983, on ‘The new arms race or new ways of thinking?’, including talks by Wilkins and Lawrence Freedman; letter from Barrie Paskins to Wilkins, Jan 1984, requesting a talk by Wilkins in a seminar series for Contemporary Research students, Department of War Studies, and manuscript notes by Wilkins for his seminar, ‘Soviet intentions: how to judge or influence them’; brief manuscript notes by Wilkins for a talk, ‘A scientist’s experience’, on his World War Two research work, given in the War and Science course, Jan 1989; the programme of talks for the War and Science course, 1990-1991. Also newsletter and background information relating to King’s CND (Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament), 1984

1 file


K/PP178/11/19

1980-1988

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to efforts to persuade the Royal Society to debate the subject of nuclear war

Correspondence, notes and speeches relating chiefly to lobbying by Wilkins and other members of the Royal Society to persuade the Society to hold discussion meetings on the subject of nuclear war, including: letters of support to Wilkins from Lord Zuckerman, Robert Hinde and Sir Martin Ryle ; copy letters from Wilkins to Sir Andrew Huxley, President of the Royal Society, 1980-1981; text of speech by Sidney Drell, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, USA, ‘Arms control: is there still hope?’, May 1980; text of speech by the President of the Royal Society, Sir George Porter, on the role of the Royal Society, Nov 1987; text of speech by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on science in the UK, Sep 1988

1 file


K/PP178/11/20/1-2 Papers relating to the anti-nuclear campaigning of astronomer, Nobel Laureate and anti-nuclear campaigner Sir Martin Ryle (1918-1984), and the establishment of the Martin Ryle Trust


1981-1991

 


K/PP178/11/20/1

1981, 1985, 1987

Papers of M H F Wilkins: publications by Martin Ryle

Editions of Towards the nuclear holocaust (Menard Press, London, 1981) and Martin Ryle’s letter (Menard Press, London, 1985) by Martin Ryle, both inscribed ‘For Mikhail Gorbachev’, Cambridge, Apr 1987, by Rowena Ryle, widow of Sir Martin.  Also covering letter to Mikhail Gorbachev, General Secretary of the Communist Party, USSR, from Rowena Ryle, Apr 1987, and photograph of Sir Martin Ryle

1 file


K/PP178/11/20/2

1985-1991

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to the Martin Ryle Trust

Correspondence and meeting papers relating to the establishment and running of the Martin Ryle Trust (Wilkins was a Trustee), in order to fund research and education on the ethical development of science. File includes administrative data, CLOSED for review 2021

2 files


K/PP178/11/21/1-5 Papers relating to the pressure group Scientists Against Nuclear Arms (SANA), which became Scientists for Global Responsibility (SGR) in 1992


1981-2003


K/PP178/11/21/1

1981-1990

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to Scientists Against Nuclear Arms

Meeting papers, briefing information, reports, notes and press cuttings relating to the pressure group Scientists Against Nuclear Arms (SANA), which in 1992 became Scientists for Global Responsibility (SGR). File includes booklet published by SANA, 1982, ‘Ground zero: the short-term effects of a nuclear attack on the West Midlands’, by Azam Qasrawi, Felicitas Wellhoefer and Fred Steward

1 file


K/PP178/11/21/2

1981-1990

Papers of M H F Wilkins: Scientists Against Nuclear Arms newsletters

Newsletters of Scientists Against Nuclear Arms (SANA), 1981-1990 (incomplete), renamed Scientists for Global Responsibility in 1992

1 file


K/PP178/11/21/3

1989

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to the organisation of a SANA-sponsored conference, ‘Ways out of the arms race’

Correspondence, meetings papers, notes and background information relating to the fundraising and organisation for a conference, ‘Second International Scientists’ Congress: ways out of the arms race’, held at Imperial College, London, Dec 1989, sponsored by Scientists Against Nuclear Arms (SANA)

1 file


K/PP178/11/21/4

1992-2003

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to Scientists for Global Responsibility

Standard letters, meeting papers and funding applications relating to Scientists for Global Responsibility (SGR), previously known as Scientists Against Nuclear Arms (SANA)

1 file


K/PP178/11/21/5

1993-2003

Papers of M H F Wilkins: Scientists for Global Responsibility newsletters

Newsletters of Scientists for Global Responsibility (SGR), 1993-2003 (incomplete), previously known as Scientists Against Nuclear Arms (SANA)

1 file


K/PP178/11/22

1981-1988

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to the Medical Campaign Against Nuclear Weapons (MCANW)

Correspondence, meeting papers, notes, leaflets and background information relating to the Medical Campaign Against Nuclear Weapons (MCANW), including; meeting papers, 1981; newsletters Apr 1981 and May 1984; pamphlet, ‘The medical consequences of nuclear weapons’, produced Oct 1981, by MCANW and the Medical Association for the Prevention of War

1 file


K/PP178/11/23/1-2 Papers relating to Wilkins’ lecture tour of Japan, 1982, on science, society, and the threat of nuclear war


1981-1984


K/PP178/11/23/1

1981-1984

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating chiefly to arrangements for Wilkins’ lecture tour of Japan

Correspondence, notes, background information and press cuttings (in English and Japanese) relating to Wilkins’ lecture tour of Japan, 1982, including: article, ‘The impact of science on society’ by Max Perutz, offprint from Cambridge Review, Oct 1981; programme for conference, ‘Science and man’, Tokyo, Apr 1982, organised by the Japanese national newspaper Asahi Shimbun; correspondence relating to travel arrangements. Also invitation (in French) to take part in a conference’ Les voies de la connaissance’ (‘Paths to knowledge’), to be organised by French radio channel France Culture in Tsukuba, Japan, Nov 1984, with details of the proposed agenda, and Wilkins’ refusal

1 file


K/PP178/11/23/2

1982

Papers of M H F Wilkins: texts of Wilkins’ lectures, Japan, 1982

Typescript texts of Wilkins’ lectures given during his tour of Japan, 1982, with manuscript annotations: ‘Violence in science and the problem of nuclear war’; ‘Science and the future of mankind’; ‘Social responsibility of scientists’

1 file


K/PP178/11/24

1982-1984

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers chiefly relating to the World Disarmament Campaign

Correspondence, newsletters and leaflets relating to pressure group the World Disarmament Campaign, including printed text of speech by AF Earl Mountbatten of Burma, ‘On nuclear arms and war’, originally given in 1979. Also correspondence and background information relating to the Nuclear Weapons Freeze Clearing House, including the text of a speech by former West German Chancellor Willy Brandt, ‘European nuclear missiles’, 1983

1 file


K/PP178/11/25

1982-1983

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to travel arrangements for Wilkins’ visit to Moscow, 1983

Correspondence, notes and background information relating to a visit by Wilkins to Moscow, USSR, at the invitation of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR

1 file


K/PP178/11/26

1982-1984

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to the organisation Teachers for Peace

Notes, background information and publications relating to the organisation Teachers for Peace, including: notes on the aims of Teachers for Peace, Oct 1982; report on a Peace Education workshop at the annual conference of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), Nov 1982; textbooks intended for 16-19 year olds, Nuclear issues and Great Britain, Deterrence and defence in nuclear war, The nuclear arms race I: the weapons and The nuclear arms race II: proliferation and disarmament, in a series, Nuclear weapons and warfare (Longman, London, 1982); copy letter from Wilkins to Hilary [Lipkin], Feb 1984, on a recent negative article in the Daily Mail on Teachers for Peace 

1 file


K/PP178/11/27

1983-1984

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to an anti-nuclear arms conference, Dortmund

Correspondence, notes and background information relating to an anti-nuclear arms conference organised by the Krefeld Initiative, Dortmund, Germany, Sep 1984. File includes manuscript and typescript drafts of Wilkins’ speech, ‘Science, peace and fear’. Original file title, ‘Dortmund’

1 file


K/PP178/11/28

1983-1984

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to the Panhellenic Congress of Scientists, Writers and Artists for Peace and Culture, Athens, Dec 1983

Correspondence, notes and programme relating to the Panhellenic Congress of Scientists, Writers and Artists for Peace and Culture, Athens, Greece, Dec 1983, including text of Wilkins’ speech on the necessity of working for peace

1 file


K/PP178/11/29

1985-1988

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to the Nuclear Warfare Tribunal

Correspondence, notes, leaflets and background information relating to a conference, ‘Nuclear Warfare Tribunal: the legality of nuclear weapons’, organised by Lawyers for Nuclear Disarmament, London Jan 1985 (Wilkins was one of the ‘Judges’), and subsequent work to publish a book based on the proceedings

1 file


K/PP178/11/30

1985-1988

Papers of M H F Wilkins: invitations to meetings of the Weltkongress Alternativen und Umvelt

Correspondence and notes relating to invitations to Wilkins to attend meetings of the Weltkongress Alternativen und Umvelt (also known as the World Congress Alternatives and Environment), 1985-1988, including brief notes by Wilkins on nuclear disarmament

1 file


K/PP178/11/31

1986-1987

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to the International Scientists’ Peace Congress on a nuclear test ban, Moscow, 1987

Notes, briefing papers and correspondence concerning travel arrangements for Wilkins’ attendance at the International Scientists’ Peace Congress on a nuclear test ban, Moscow, USSR, 1987. File includes text of conference paper, ‘Nuclear security, disarmament and development’ by Abdus Salam, President, Third World Academy of Sciences

1 file


K/PP178/11/32

1987, 1992

Papers of M H F Wilkins: draft speech by Wilkins, ‘The importance of long term science investment for the future of Britain’

Manuscript draft speech by Wilkins, ‘The importance of long term science investment for the future of Britain’, one copy annotated ‘Labour Party press conference on “Manifesto in science”’. Also Labour Party press release, ‘Labour launches manifesto for science’, May 1987. Draft typescript letter from Wilkins to The Guardian newspaper, Apr 1992, criticising the Labour Party’s policy on science funding, annotated ‘not published’

1 file


K/PP178/11/33

1989

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to a Greenpeace campaign against additional reliance on nuclear power to reduce the world’s carbon dioxide

Correspondence and published reports relating to a campaign by environmental group Greenpeace against additional reliance on nuclear power to reduce the world’s carbon dioxide. File includes: an exchange of letters between Wilkins and the Clerk to the House of Commons Select Committee on Energy, 1989, on Wilkins’ support for the Greenpeace campaign; a Greenpeace published booklet, ‘Combating the greenhouse effect: no role for nuclear power’, by Jeremy Leggett and Mick Kelly; the three-volume sixth report of the House of Commons Energy Committee, Energy policy implications of the greenhouse effect (HMSO, London, 1989)

1 file


K/PP178/11/34

1993-1994

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to campaigning against right-wing extremism

Fund raising appeal letters and pamphlets relating to the Anti-Nazi League, Lecturers Against the Nazis, and Scientists Against the Nazis

1 file


K/PP178/11/35

1999-2001

Papers of M H F Wilkins: literature relating to campaigning against genetically modified food

Literature relating to campaigning against genetically modified (GM) food: fund-raising letter, with pre-printed postcards to be sent to MPs, from environmental pressure group Friends of the Earth, c 1999; issue of The Biochemist, Oct 1999, entirely devoted to the subject of genetically modified food; newsletter of the Institute of Science in Society, Feb 2001, chiefly relating to the campaign against genetic modification; press release by the Institute of Science in Society, ‘Special safety concerns of transgenic agriculture and related issues’, c 2001

1 file

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