Album of press cuttings relating to the British Association for the Advancement of Science visit to Australia, 1914

Scope and Content

Album of press cuttings relating to the visit of the British Association for the Advancement of Science to Australia, 1914. Extracts from Australian newspapers including profiles of delegates, reports of visits, lectures, meetings and associated events 29 July 1914-4 September 1914 collated by the Australian Press Cuttings Agency Reg., Molesworth Chambers, 450 Little Collins Street, Melbourne.

Administrative / Biographical History

The British Association for the Advancement of Science was founding in 1831 . By 2003, the Association was known as the BA and had a world wide membership dedicated to the communication and appreciation of science. The Association embraces all areas of science, forging links between them and working with them to communicate, discuss and promote all aspects of science and its influence on peoples' lives. In 1914 , the Association undertook a trip to Australia, lead by Sir Edward and Lady Shafer. Sir Oliver Lodge who gave a number of talks and lectures during the visit also accompanied them.


The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Gift : Frederick Orpen Bower : 1916 : ACCN 2535

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Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents. Applications for permission to quote should be sent to Archives and Special Collections, please email:

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 247 procedures

Custodial History

Held by Fredrick Orpen Bower, Professor of Botany, University of Glasgow, 1885-1925. Originally accessioned as G121-1916


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