Papers of Sir George Sayers Bain, Professor of Industrial Relations, and colleagues

Scope and Content

This collection includes papers relating to arbitration between employers and employees and to research about trade unions and industrial relations.

Administrative / Biographical History

George Bain held the following posts: research Fellow in industrial relations, Nuffield College Oxford, 1966-9; Professor of industrial relations, UMIST, 1969-70; deputy director and director, SSRC Industrial Relations Research Unit, University of Warwick, 1974-81; Professor of industrial relations, University of Warwick, 1979-89; Principal, London Business School, 1989-97; Vice-Chancellor, Queen's University Belfast, 1998-2004.

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See

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Custodial History

Items with references beginning MSS.65 were deposited in the Centre from 1974 to 1991 and in 2011 (MSS.65/352). Items with references beginning 957 were jointly deposited by Sir George and Jeremy Waddington in 2013.

Related Material

Sir George's papers from his term as vice-chancellor of Queen's University, Belfast, are in the University Archives. He also deposited the records of the Conference of University Management Schools, of which he served as chairman.