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WILKINS, Maurice Hugh Frederick (1916-2004)

K/PP178/9/1-3: Papers, 1901-2004, relating to the social impact of the biosciences course for undergraduate life sciences students, started by Wilkins in 1972

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K/PP178/9/1/1-34: collected reference material, 1901-2004, for the social impact of the biosciences course, begun in 1972


K/PP178/9/1/1

1901-1975

Papers of M H F Wilkins: reference material on science and philosophy

Photocopy articles relating to science and philosophy, including: extracts from Evolution and ethics, and other essays, by Thomas Huxley (Macmillan, London, 1901); printed lecture by Karl Popper, ‘Science: conjectures and refutations’, 1953; printed lecture by J W S Pringle, ‘The two biologies’, 1963.  Also typescript texts of talks and articles by David Bohm: ‘Science as perception-communication’, 1969; ‘Fragmentation and wholeness’, 1972; ‘An inquiry into the function of language and thought’, 1971; ‘On the subjectivity and objectivity of knowledge’, 1973; ‘On the intuitive understanding of non-locality as implied by quantum theory’, by David Bohm and B Hiley, (subsequently published in Foundations of Physics, 1975)

1 file


K/PP178/9/1/2

1959-1997

Papers of M H F Wilkins: reference material on science, ethics and social responsibility

Draft and published articles on science, ethics and social responsibility, including: Lawrence Cranberg, ‘Ethical problems of scientists’, offprint from The Educational Record, 1965; Jerry Ravetz, ‘Ideological crisis in science’ published in New Scientist, 1971; printed lecture by Lord Jackson of Burnley, ‘The future nationally and internationally’, 1968; Sir Ernst Chain, ‘Social responsibility and the scientist’, published in New Scientist, 1970; Daniel Greenberg, ‘The accountability of physicians and other scientists to society’, published in Federation Proceedings, 1972; printed lecture by J W S Pringle, ‘A vision of man’, 1972; draft text by Thomas Rose, ‘Biology cannot give us certainty that we are doing the ‘right’ things’, 1985

1 file


K/PP178/9/1/3

1962-1984

Papers of M H F Wilkins: reference material relating to religious belief

Background reference material on religious belief : booklet, ‘Human reproduction: a study of some emergent problems and questions in light of the Christian faith’ (British Council of Churches, 1962); issue of Anticipation magazine, published by the World Council of Churches, Nov 1982; typescript text, ‘Engines of Empire, energies of extinction: reflections on the crisis of faith’ by James Moore, 1984

1 file


K/PP178/9/1/4

1966-1970

Papers of M H F Wilkins: published articles by Joshua Lederberg on the ethics of molecular biology

Photocopy press articles by molecular biologist Joshua Lederberg, chiefly from The Washington Post, on the ethical issues involved in molecular biology research.  Offprint articles by Lederberg, ‘Experimental genetics and human evolution’, from Bulletin of the atomic scientists, Oct 1966, and ‘Health in the world of tomorrow’, a Pan American Health Organization lecture, 1968.  Also letter from Wilkins to Lederberg, Feb 1970, asking Lederberg’s opinion of the ethical issues involved in molecular biology research, and Lederberg’s detailed response, Feb 1970

1 file


K/PP178/9/1/5

1968-1981

Papers of M H F Wilkins: reference material on the history of science

Published articles on the history of science, including: article by Thomas Kuhn, ‘The history of science’, published in International encyclopedia of social science 1968; copy extracts from Joseph Needham, Clerks and craftsmen in China and the West: lectures and addresses on the history of science and technology (Cambridge University Press, 1970);booklet, ‘The roots of present-day science’ by Jerry Ravetz (Open University, 1971); P M Rattansi, ‘Voltaire and the Enlightenment: image of Newton’, published in History and imagination: essays in honour of Hugh Trevor-Roper (Duckworth, London, 1981)

1 file


K/PP178/9/1/6

1968-1997

Papers of M H F Wilkins: reference material on chemical and biological weapons

Draft and published articles, press cuttings and related correspondence on chemical and biological weapons, including: draft text, ‘A new perspective on war: chemical and biological warfare: a study with special reference to Vietnam’, by John Cookson and Judith Nottingham, 1968; article by Matthew Meselson, ‘Chemical and biological weapons’, published in Scientific American, 1970; briefing notes issues by the Russell Committee against chemical weapons, ‘Oppose a new arms race’, 1981; article by Barbara Hatch Rosenberg, ‘Updating the biological weapons ban’, published in Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 1987

1 file


K/PP178/9/1/7

1968-1998

Papers of M H F Wilkins: reference material on genetic research

Published articles, press cuttings and related correspondence on genetics, including: article by Nicholas Wade, ‘Genetic manipulation: temporary embargo proposed on research’, published in Science, 1974; article by Richard Roblin, ‘Ethical and social aspects of experimental gene manipulation’, published in Federation Proceedings, 1975; booklet, ‘Recombinant DNA – what’s it all about?’, by Bernard Dixon, published by the Biochemical Society, 1987; draft article by Alison Stewart, ‘The human genome: any questions?’, 1990; published Royal Society statement, ‘Genetically modified plants for food use’, 1998

1 file


K/PP178/9/1/8

1969

Papers of M H F Wilkins: reference material on the arts

Press cuttings and related material on the arts, on topics including aesthetic education, the poetry of John Donne, and Russian clown Slava Polunin

1 file


K/PP178/9/1/9

1969-1973

Papers of M H F Wilkins: articles and press cuttings relating to Jacques Monod

Draft articles and press cuttings chiefly of book reviews, relating to the writings of biologist and philosopher Jacques Monod, including a typescript draft article, ‘On values in the age of science’, by Monod, 1969, and a draft article, ‘Interpreting molecular biology’ by Robin Monro, 1973

1 file


K/PP178/9/1/10

1969-1987

Papers of M H F Wilkins: articles by Steven and Hilary Rose

Published and draft articles by biologist Steven Rose and sociologist Hilary Rose.  Articles by Steven Rose include: published article, ‘The real significance of CBW’, 1969; chapter, ‘Biological reductionism: its roots and social functions’, published in More than the parts: biology and politics (Pluto Press, 1984); typescript text, ‘European Parliament: Committee of Enquiry into the rise of Fascism and racism: text of statement by Professor Steven Rose’, 1984; draft text, ‘Genetic engineering: the military implications’, 1986.  Articles jointly by Steven and Hilary Rose include: typescript draft article, ‘The radicalisation of science’, 1972; published article, ‘Can science be neutral?’, 1973; typescript draft chapter, ‘Ideology of/in the natural sciences’ 1976; article, ‘Radical science and its enemies’, published in The Socialist Register, 1979; draft article, ‘The metaphor goes into orbit: science is not all social relations’, nd.  File also includes typescript draft text by Hilary Rose, ‘Nothing less than half the labs: an argument for getting women and their values into science and engineering’, 1984, and a typescript draft review of Marginal notes on science and the neocapitalist society  by Steven and Hilary Rose (Penguin, London, 1969)

1 file


K/PP178/9/1/11

1969-2002

Papers of M H F Wilkins: general reference material for the social impact of the biosciences course

Copy published articles, single issues of magazines and press cuttings collected as reference material for the social impact of the biosciences course, on topics including: animal experimentation, bioelectrochemistry, biotechnology, computing, euthanasia, humanism, neurobiology, nuclear power, paranormal communication, and socio-biology

12 files


K/PP178/1/12

1969-1978

Papers of M H F Wilkins: reference material on human intelligence

Photocopy articles on the genetic basis for human intelligence, including: ‘How much can we boost IQ and scholastic achievement?’ by Arthur Jensen, from Harvard Educational Review, 1969; ‘Intelligence and race’ by Walter Bodmer and Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza, published in Scientific American, 1970; ‘Educability and group differences’ by J M Thoday, published in Nature, 1972;  ‘Race and IQ: the limits of probability’ by Jack Tizard, from New Behaviour, 1975.  Also photocopy booklet produced by the National Union of Teachers, ‘Race, education and intelligence: a teacher’s guide to the facts and the issues’, 1978

1 file


K/PP178/9/1/13

1970-1972

Papers of M H F Wilkins: issues of Biologist magazine

Issues of Biologist magazine for Aug 1970, May 1972 and May 1973

3 items


K/PP178/9/1/14

1970-1993

Papers of M H F Wilkins: reference material on food and world hunger

Photocopy articles on food and world hunger, including: T R E Southwood, ‘the optimum population for Britain’, 1970; ‘Prospects for eliminating global hunger in a finite ecosystem’, published in Bulletin of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1973; J V S Jones, ‘Strategic aspects of technology and science policy in Africa’, published in Science and Public Policy, 1985; typescript draft article by J V S Jones, ‘Towards sustainable food security in developing countries at national, local community and household levels: the role of the chemist’, 1991; ‘1993 Science summit on world population: a joint statement by 57 of the world’s scientific academies’, published as a supplement to Royal Society News, 1993

1 file


K/PP178/9/1/15

1971

Papers of M H F Wilkins: text of speech by Wilkins on the social implications of science

Copies of the text of a speech by Wilkins on the social implications of science, given at a conference, ‘De la physique théorique a la biologie’, held by the Institut de la Vie, Versailles, France, 1971, with correspondence relating to Wilkins’ attendance and the preparation of his text for subsequent publication

1 file


K/PP178/9/1/16

1971

Papers of M H F Wilkins: speeches on the future of science by Lord Zuckerman

Speeches by scientific advisor to the UK government Solly Zuckerman, Baron Zuckerman of Burnham Thorpe, published in The Times Literary Supplement, 1971, on ‘Scientific expectations and disappointments’, ‘Government needs and expectations’, and ‘Public knowledge, hopes and fears’

1 file


K/PP178/9/1/17

1971-1992

Papers of M H F Wilkins: reference material on medicine

Copy articles on medical issues, including: Michael Michaelson, ‘Sickle cell anemia: an “interesting pathology”’, published in Ramparts, 1971; H V Wyatt, ‘Is polio a model for consumer research?’, published in Nature, 1973; Arno Motulsky, ‘Brave new world?  Current approaches to prevention, treatment and research of genetic diseases raise ethical issues’, published in Science, 1974; Victor Sidel and Ruth Sidel, ‘the delivery of medical care in China’, published in Scientific American, 1974; typescript text by M P M Richards, ‘Innovation in medical practice, with special reference to the induction and acceleration of labour’, 1975; Donald Konold, ‘History of the codes of medical ethics’, 1978; typescript text of report on incidences of childhood leukaemia in Cumbria, 1983; Steven Rose, ‘DNA in medicine: human perfectibility’, offprint from The Lancet, 1984

1 file


K/PP178/9/1/18

1971-1998

Papers of M H F Wilkins: reference material on environmental issues

Publications and copy articles relating to the environment, including: published report, Royal Commission on environmental pollution: first report (HMSO, 1971); article by T R E Southwood, ‘The environmental complaint: its cause, prognosis and treatment’, published in Biologist, 1972; article by Philip Handler and Alexander Zucker, ‘Between complacency and panic’, published in Federation Proceedings, 1973; article by John Steele, ‘Factors controlling marine ecosystems’, 1973; article by H Rothman and R D Medford, ‘Human resource and development problems’, published in Science and Public Policy, 1980; article, ‘Recycling sewage sludge as a food for farm animals: some ecological and strategic implications for Great Britain’, by S M Smith and H Rothman, published in Agricultural Wastes, 1981; article by D O Hall, ‘Biomass: fuel versus food.  A world problem?’, 1984; typescript report, ‘An investigation into some environmental problems of the travellers’ site at the Glen Road – Green Briar Lane area’ by Geoff Sirockin, Queen’s University, Belfast, 1985; issue of Development International, 1987; issues of Gaia Circular: newsletter of the Society for research and education in earth system science, autumn and winter 1998

1 file


K/PP178/9/1/19

1971-2002

Papers of M H F Wilkins: issues of New Internationalist

Issues of New Internationalist magazine for Nov 1971, May-Jun 1972, May 1988, Feb 1989, Sep 1990, May 1994 and Nov 2002

7 items


K/PP178/9/1/20

1971-1972

Papers of M H F Wilkins: articles by Robert Young

Draft and published articles by historian of science Robert Maxwell Young, including: typescript text, ‘The historiographic and ideological contexts of the nineteenth century debate on man’s place in nature’; text of a BBC Radio 3 broadcast by Young, ‘The anthropology of science’; ‘Darwin’s metaphor: does nature select?’, published in The Monist, 1971.  Also covering letter from Young to Wilkins, Feb 1972, referring to a forthcoming talk to Wilkins’ students by Young

1 file


K/PP178/9/1/21

1972-1973

Papers of M H F Wilkins: reference material on ethology

Published articles, ‘Functional ethology and the human sciences’ by N Tinbergen, published in Proceedings of the Royal Society, 1972, and ‘The study of motivation’ by Robert Hinde and Joan Stevenson-Hinde, published in Animal and Human Ethology, 1973

1 file


K/PP178/9/1/22

1972-1980

Papers of M H F Wilkins: publications of the Hastings Center on science and ethics

Study papers and reprinted articles produced by the Hastings Center Institute of Society, Ethics and the Life Sciences, Hastings-on-Hudson, USA, as teaching aids on topics including the treatment of terminal illness, genetic research and informed consent

6 files


K/PP178/9/1/23

1974-1981

Papers of M H F Wilkins: reference material on population growth and control

Published articles and extracts from texts on population growth and control, including an issue of The UNESCO Courier, May 1974, on population growth, and an article by Elaine Murphy, ‘World population: toward the next century’, from a booklet published by the Population Reference Bureau, 1981

1 file


K/PP178/9/1/24

1976

Papers of M H F Wilkins: draft catalogue of the reference works collection for the social impact of the biosciences course

Typescript draft catalogue and lists of the reference collection of books and pamphlets for the social impact of the biosciences course, with additional notes by Marilyn Wasserstein, a former student on the course

1 file


K/PP178/9/1/25

1977

Papers of M H F Wilkins: issues of Sunworld

Issues of Sunworld, produced by the International Solar Energy Society, for Feb 1977 (2 copies) and May 1977

3 items


K/PP178/9/1/26

1977-1979

Papers of M H F Wilkins: issues of Solar Energy

Issues of Solar Energy: the journal of solar energy science and technology, vol 19, numbers 2, 3 and 4, vol 21, number 5, and vol 22, number 3

5 items


K/PP178/9/1/27

1980, 1985

Papers of M H F Wilkins: reference material on Chinese approaches to science

Published article, ‘Two academic traditions in comparison: Western and Chinese’, by Shigeru Nakayama, offprint from Historia Scientiarum, 1980.  Also issue of Chinese magazine, Science, 1985 (in Chinese)

2 items


K/PP178/9/1/28

1980-1987

Papers of M H F Wilkins: reference material on Russian writers

Press cuttings and photocopied extracts from articles on Russian novelists, poets and philosophers

1 file


K/PP178/9/1/29

1981-1987

Papers of M H F Wilkins: articles by Mary Midgley

Published and draft articles by philosopher Mary Midgley, including ‘Why knowledge matters’, 1981, ‘The flight from blame’, published in Philosophy, 1987, and an undated draft article, ‘The professions’, with a covering letter to Wilkins on science and morality

1 file


K/PP178/9/1/30

1988

Papers of M H F Wilkins: issues of Multinational Monitor

Issues of Multinational Monitor, Mar and Nov 1988

2 items


K/PP178/9/1/31

1990, 1996

Papers of M H F Wilkins: issues of The Food Magazine

Issues of The Food Magazine, published by The Food Commission, Oct/Dec 1990, Oct/Dec 1996 and Jul/Sep 1996

3 items


K/PP178/9/1/32

1992-1996

Papers of M H F Wilkins: issues of Science and Public Affairs

Issues of Science and Public Affairs, produced by the British Association for the Advancement of Science

7 items


K/PP178/9/1/33

1995

Papers of M H F Wilkins: article by Frank Heller, ‘Extending the scope of socio-technology’

Typescript draft article by Frank Heller, ‘Extending the scope of socio-technology’

1 file


K/PP178/9/1/34

2004

Papers of M H F Wilkins: article by Tetsuo Ninomiya, ‘Design of the cybernetic machine of the ‘brain community’ system’

Typescript draft article by Tetsuo Ninomiya, ‘Design of the cybernetic machine of the ‘brain community’ system’

1 file


K/PP178/9/2/1-24:


Papers, 1971-2003, relating to the teaching of the social impact of the biosciences course, including lecture notes, notes on discussions, course handouts and student essays


K/PP178/9/2/1

1971-1973

Papers of M H F Wilkins: notes on social impact of the biosciences course discussions

Manuscript notes by Wilkins on topics discussed during social impact of the biosciences teaching sessions, with related background photocopy articles and reading lists

1 file


K/PP178/9/2/2

1971-1984

Papers of M H F Wilkins: students’ handouts for the social impact of the biosciences course

Handouts for students on the social impact of the biosciences courses, with related notes and timetables, outlining the rationale for the course and its intended coverage

1 file


K/PP178/9/2/3

1972

Papers of M H F Wilkins: background information on medical education

Notes, published articles and magazines relating to medical education, including: typescript notes, ‘Real medicine: a proposal for medical education’, relating to medicine at Cambridge University; notes, ‘Change in science education: a report by a “Science in Society” study group’; article, ‘Chronobiology’, by Franz Halberg, offprint from Annual Review of Physiology, 1969; article, ‘Circadian chronopharmacology’ by Alain Reinberg and Franz Halberg, offprint from Annual Review of Pharmacology, 1971; issue of The Pennsylvania State University Bulletin, 1971-1972: College of Medicine; issues of magazine World Medicine, Feb and Apr 1972 

1 file


K/PP178/9/2/4

1972-1973

Papers of M H F Wilkins: course proposals, lecture texts and related papers

Copies of the course proposal form for the social impact of the biosciences as a half course unit for a BSc in the Faculty of Science.  Texts for talks by Tom Cavalier-Smith, Colin McClare on human evolution and behaviour, and by Wilkins, on social responsibility in science

1 file


K/PP178/9/2/5

1972-1975

Papers of M H F Wilkins: background information on interdisciplinary university science courses

Notes, correspondence, published articles and booklets relating to interdisciplinary university sciences courses, in the UK and elsewhere, including: typescript text, ‘Science, technology and society’ by Alan Smith and Dorothy Griffiths, Imperial College, Jan 1972; newsletter of the Nuffield Foundation Group on Research and Innovation in Higher Education, Feb 1973; prospectuses for science courses at Manchester University, 1973; Imperial College exam paper, ‘Science and technology in modern society’, 1973; notes and reports on the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of Human Conditions, University of Göteborg, Sweden, 1973-1974;  Science in a Social Context teaching booklets, 1974, on ‘Darwin to double helix: the biological theme in science fiction’, ‘Galileo and Copernican astronomy’ and ‘Sociology of science’; article, ‘University education in futures studies’, by H Wentworth Eldredge, offprint from Futures, Feb 1975; typescript lecture text, ‘Universities as nerve centers of society’, by John Platt, given at a symposium, ‘the future as an academic discipline’, Feb 1975

1 file


K/PP178/9/2/6

1972-2003

Papers of M H F Wilkins: notes and background information for the social impact of the biosciences course

Teaching notes, students’ handouts and copy articles relating to the social impact of the biosciences course, including: copy article, ‘MOD funding at Bristol Veterinary School’ by Sue Mayer, published in the SANA newsletter, 1989; manuscript notes by Wilkins on ‘Food, starvation and science’, 1996-1997; typescript notes by Gwyn Jordan, Colin McClare and Wilkins on Karl Popper, with related copy press cuttings; typescript text by Lewis Wolpert, ‘Science and anti-science’

2 files


K/PP178/9/2/7

1973

Papers of M H F Wilkins: teaching notes for the social impact of the biosciences course

Manuscript and typescript teaching notes and lecture texts for the social impact of the biosciences course, by Robin Monro, Colin McClare and Wilkins, on topics including: the philosophy of science; ecology; evolution and intelligence; molecular biology

1 file


K/PP178/9/2/8

1973-1989

Papers of M H F Wilkins: notes on social impact of the biosciences discussions

Volume of manuscript notes kept by Wilkins on the topics and progress of the formal discussion groups that were part of the Social impact of the biosciences course, with occasional doodles by Wilkins.  Volume contains personal data on named students, CLOSED for review 2069

1 vol


K/PP178/9/2/9

1973-1990

Papers of M H F Wilkins: exam questions and course handouts for the social impact of the biosciences course

Draft and printed exam questions for the social impact of the biosciences course.  Also course handouts for students, and a timetable, 1987-1988

1 file


K/PP178/9/2/10

1973-1994

Papers of M H F Wilkins: handouts, exam questions and related papers

Students’ coursework handouts and exam questions for the social impact of the biosciences course.  Also notes on students’ marks and attendance, CLOSED for review 2074

1 file


K/PP178/9/2/11

1973-2003

Papers of M H F Wilkins: correspondence with students

Correspondence with and about current and past students from the social impact of the biosciences course, including reference requests, CVs and social correspondence.  Files contain personal data and are CLOSED for review 2079

8 files


K/PP178/9/2/12

1973-2000

Papers of M H F Wilkins: students’ handouts for the social impact of the biosciences course

Typescript handouts for students on the social impact of the biosciences course, on topics including social responsibility in science, world hunger, science education and genetics

10 files


K/PP178/9/2/13

1973-2000

Papers of M H F Wilkins: undergraduate essays for the social impact of the biosciences course

Undergraduate essays, some with tutor’s comments, for the social impact of the biosciences course, on topics including world hunger, ecology, agriculture, contraception, nuclear power, genetic engineering and science education.  Files contain personal data and are CLOSED for review 2053-2080

54 files


K/PP178/9/2/14

1979-1991

Papers of M H F Wilkins: notes and background information on Albert Einstein

Manuscript notes by Wilkins with published and unpublished articles on Albert Einstein, including article by Joe Schwartz, ‘Albert – the other Einstein, published in Science for People, 1979; typescript text, ‘Einstein: scientist and humanist’ by A Poliakov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1983; photocopy article, ‘Relativity and eclipses: the British eclipse expeditions of 1919 and their predecessors’ by John Earman and Clark Glymour, 1980; printouts from microfilm copies of The Times for 1919 on Einstein and his theories

1 file


K/PP178/9/2/15

1980-1982

Papers of M H F Wilkins: notes on social responsibility in science

Manuscript notes by Wilkins on social responsibility in science, for the social impact of the biosciences course

1 file


K/PP178/9/2/16

1981-1999

Papers of M H F Wilkins: notes and background information on human experimentation

Brief manuscript notes by Wilkins on human experimentation, with copy press cuttings chiefly relating to World War Two Japanese germ warfare experiments on human subjects

1 file


K/PP178/9/2/17

1983-1997

Papers of M H F Wilkins: notes and background information on world hunger

Manuscript notes by Wilkins on ‘Food, starvation and science’ and ‘Food in the Third World’ for the social impact of the biosciences course, 1996-1994, with related copy press cuttings and articles

1 file


K/PP178/9/2/18

1985-1986

Papers of M H F Wilkins: notes on science and ethics

Manuscript notes by Wilkins on topics including ‘Science and values’, ‘The human element in science’, ‘Knowledge and wisdom’, ‘Science and ideals’ and ‘Physics today’

1 file


K/PP178/9/2/19

1985-1988

Papers of M H F Wilkins: notes for lectures by Wilkins

Manuscript and typescript notes for lecture by Wilkins, including ‘The nobility and responsibility of the scientific enterprise’, 1985; H G Wells and his influence of his literature on science; ‘Social implications of biological science’; the discovery of the structure of DNA

1 file


K/PP178/9/2/20

1985-1992

Papers of M H F Wilkins: notes on Karl Popper and Thomas Kuhn and their contrasting views of science

Manuscript and typescript notes on philosophers Karl Popper and Thomas Kuhn and their contrasting views of science, with photocopied extracts from  The Faber Book of Science (Faber & Faber, London, 1995)

1 file


K/PP178/9/2/21

1987-1995

Papers of M H F Wilkins: draft article, ‘Where science has gone wrong’, by Wilkins, with related papers

Typescript draft article by Wilkins, ‘Where science has gone wrong’, with related correspondence, 1987-1988, notes on ‘Religion and science’, 1991, possibly prepared as a course handout, and background information on science and ethics, 1989-1995

1 file


K/PP178/9/2/22

1990-1998

Papers of M H F Wilkins: photographs of members of the social impact of the biosciences course

Individual photographs of staff and students on the social impact of the biosciences course, with names

1 file


K/PP178/9/2/23

1994 Feb

Papers of M H F Wilkins: notes on the ageing population

Brief manuscript notes for a talk by Wilkins on the positive aspects of an ageing population

1 file


K/PP178/9/2/24

1994-1999

Papers of M H F Wilkins: notes for talks on the social impact of the biosciences course, with related papers

Manuscript notes for talks on the social impact of the biosciences course, including a lecture on the social responsibility of the scientist drawing upon Wilkins’ draft autobiography.  Also typescript draft course handouts and related correspondence

1 file


K/PP178/9/3/1-8:


Papers, 1975-1980, relating to a planned book on the social impact of biology, provisionally entitled at various times ‘The social impact of biology’, ‘Society, biology and choice’ ‘Social responsibility in the biosciences’ and ‘The biosciences and society’


K/PP178/8/9/3/1

1975-1980

Papers of M H F Wilkins: correspondence and other papers relating to a planned book on the social impact of biology

Correspondence, planning notes, background information and other papers relating to a planned book on the social impact of biology, including: draft outlines of the contents and structure of the book; manuscript notes by Wilkins; photocopy book reviews on science and society; brief draft texts with covering letters and additional comments; copy letter from editor and joint author Robin Monro to John Maddox, Nuffield Foundation, 1978, detailing the problems and delays with the book and potential publishers Cambridge University Press and Liverpool University Press, 1977-1978

2 files


K/PP78/9/3/2

1975-1980

Papers of M H F Wilkins: draft chapters by Robin Monro for a planned book on the social impact of biology

Typescript draft chapters by Robin Monro: ‘Reflections on alternatives to conventional medicine’; ‘Social causes of disease’; ‘Limits to test and prediction’; ‘Progress, falsification and faith in science’; ‘Positivism’; ‘Thomas Kuhn and the influence of social factors on scientific knowledge’; a draft introduction to the planned book

1 file


K/PP178/9/3/3

1975-1980

Papers of M H F Wilkins: drafts of his chapter, ‘Social responsibility in science’ for a planned book on the social impact of biology

Typescript drafts of Wilkins’ chapter, ‘Social responsibility in science’ for a planned book on the social impact of biology.  Also related manuscript notes, typescript draft text, ‘The role of science in determining man’s view of himself, of nature and of society’, 1976, and a draft review by Wilkins of Paradoxes of Progress, by Gunther Stent, 1980

2 files


K/PP178/9/3/4

1977-1978

Papers of M H F Wilkins: drafts of his chapter, ‘Origins of the modern world view’, for a planned book on the social impact of biology

Typescript drafts of Wilkins’ chapter, ‘Origins of the modern world view’, for a planned book on the social impact of biology, drawing on his Eddington memorial lecture series, given at Cambridge University, 1978, under the title ‘Science and the divine’ (see also K/PP178/10)

3 files


K/PP178/9/3/5

c 1977

Papers of M H F Wilkins: draft introduction by Wilkins for a planned book on the social impact of biology

Typescript draft text by Wilkins, ‘Introduction to the social impact of biology’

1 file


K/PP178/9/3/6

c 1977

Papers of M H F Wilkins: cartoons intended as illustrations for a planned book on the social impact of biology

Hand drawn and photocopied cartoons, some signed ‘Willie Taylor’ (none by Wilkins), intended as possible illustrations for a planned book on the social impact of biology

1 file


K/PP178/9/3/7

1977-1980

Papers of M H F Wilkins: draft chapters by various authors for a planned book on the social impact of biology

Typescript draft chapters by various authors for a planned book on the social impact of biology, some with additional comments: ‘Where does our behaviour come from?’ by Patrick Bateson; ‘On reductionism in science and in thought as a whole’ by David Bohm; ‘Self-reference and insight: a dialogue’, by David Bohm, Jerome Ravetz, Robin Monro and Tom Cavalier-Smith; ‘Medicine for patients’ by Sir Cyril Clarke; ‘Social Darwinism’ by Geoffrey Hawthorn; ‘The present relevance of biology’s past’ by Ludmilla Jordanova; ‘The contribution of doctors and the public to the health services debate’, by Mark McCarthy; ‘Karl Popper and the escape from dogma’ and ‘On the evolution of intelligence’, by Colin McClare; ‘Biology and cosmology’, by Jerome Ravetz; ‘Public health and medical practice’, by Martin Richards; ‘Race and intelligence’ by Tom Rose and Hilary Madge; ‘Genetic manipulation: a study in the making of science policy’ by Susan Wright

11 files


K/PP178/9/3/8

1978

Papers of M H F Wilkins: draft chapters by Tom Cavalier-Smith for a planned book on the social impact of biology

Typescript draft chapters by Tom Cavalier-Smith: ‘Science and the nature of biology’; ‘The logic of science and the biology of science’; Conservation, conflict and values’; ‘Some social and ecological aspects of world food problems’; ‘Population problems and attitudes’; ‘Environmental problems in evolutionary and historical perspective’; ‘The biological analysis of human culture and society’

1 file

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