File: Department of Mechanical Engineering

Scope and Content

Correspondence and papers relating to the administration of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, which was part of the Faculty of Science. Most of the correspondence is with the head of department in this period, Professor Jack Diamond. There are several interesting papers relating to the development of a capability in nuclear engineering, including the nuclear reactor at Risley, a joint venture with the University of Liverpool. These include a memorandum (1957) submitted to the Institute for Research in Nuclear Science outlining the potential research uses of the reactor.

Former reference: 330

Related Material

See also VCA/7/203 and VCA/7/752.