Zuckerman Archive: The Ditchley Foundation

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 1187 SZ/DF
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      2 boxes; nine files; 1.5 linear feet

Scope and Content

The second sub-file of correspondence (SZ/DF/2/2) was formerly among SZ's personal files as CSA to HM Government (old file reference M/60). The correspondence is largely given over to arrangements for the Ditchley Conferences, which SZ attended from time to time.

The Ditchley Papers (File SZ/DF/7) are published pamphlets on a wide range of subjects.

The conferences (File SZ/DF/9) were broad in scope. Those represented in this series addressed: the problem of the nuclear deterrent in the context of British-American relations (1963); technological changes and the consequences for national economies (1967); environmental control (1970); the Arctic Ocean (1971); and the regulation of technological advance, a series, of which the first was on public health (1976). Sub-file SZ/DF/9/3 is also originally from Solly Zuckerman's Cabinet Office[ CSA] personal files (old file reference M/44).

Administrative / Biographical History

The Ditchley Foundation was founded in 1958 with the object of establishing a permanent centre for discussions and meetings to further the cause of Anglo-American understanding in all fields - academic, scientific, economic and political - using as this centre a large English country house, Ditchley Park in Oxfordshire [brochure, The Ditchley Project, 1958?]. The house was given to the Foundation by H.D.W. Wills, together with a substantial endowment. There was a complementary American Ditchley Foundation. Solly Zuckerman was a governor of the Foundation.


  • SZ/DF/1 Ditchley Foundation - Memorandum and Articles of Association, 1958
  • SZ/DF/2 Correspondence, 1958-1982, 1989, 1991 [in two sub-files]
  • SZ/DF/3 Director's Annual Review, 1973-74
  • SZ/DF/4 The Council's Annual Report and Accounts, 1965-68, 1972-73, 1981-85
  • SZ/DF/5 The Ditchley Journal, 1974-1981
  • SZ/DF/6 The Ditchley Newsletter, 1982-85
  • SZ/DF/7 Ditchley Papers, 1963, 1967-1973
  • SZ/DF/8 Ditchley Foundation Lectures, 1965-1970, 1983
  • SZ/DF/9 Conferences, 1964, 1967, 1970-71, 1973 [in seven sub-files]

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