File: Department of Radio-Astronomy Committee of Inquiry

Scope and Content

The contents of the file relate primarily to the committee on inquiry into the Jodrell Bank radio-telescope set up the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research amidst concerns about spiralling costs of the project. The file contains a substantial amount of documentation about agreements between the DSIR, the University and Husband & Co, who built the telescope. Includes copies of documents submitted by DSIR, transcripts of inquiry proceedings, copies of the committee report (2). Most material in the file appears to have been compiled by William Mansfield Cooper, who was a member of the committee and vice-chancellor elect at the time.

Former reference: 224

Related Material

See also files VCA/7/735-739, and the JBA archive.