The fundamental structure of textile fibres: six university lectures delivered at the Spenborough Technical School, Cleckheaton, January to March 1932, by W.T. Astbury, with an introduction by Sir William Bragg

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Scope and Content

The fundamental structure of textile fibres: six university extension lectures for textile students and all interested; delivered at the Spenborough Technical School, Cleckheaton, January to March 1932, by W.T. Astbury, with an introduction by Sir William Bragg

Administrative / Biographical History

William Thomas Astbury was born in 1898 in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, and educated at Longton High School. After graduating from Jesus College, Cambridge in 1921, he became a Demonstrator in Physics at University College, London, and Assistant to Sir William Bragg. In 1922 he married Frances Gould. He continued in his Assistantship until 1928, when he moved to Leeds, becoming a lecturer in Textile Physics. In 1937 he became a Reader, in 1940 he was elected to the Royal Society, and in 1945 became Professor of Biomolecular Structure in the University of Leeds until his death in 1961.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The gift of Emeritus Professor R.D. Preston, October 1980

Note

In English

Bibliography

Published as Fundamentals of fibre structure, London, 1933