HEYWOOD, Professor Harold (1905-1971)

Scope and Content

Papers of Professor Harold Heywood, 1925-1973, comprising biographical papers; notebooks and papers, 1925-1957, covering Heywood's undergraduate career at Imperial College, work concerning dusts and sedimentation, sieving, particle size and pulverisation, including records of work undertaken during World War Two and after for the Ministry of Supply concerning the problems caused by dust during military operations in desert warfare, travel diaries; working papers on particles and pulverisation, 1929-1971; working papers on solar energy, 1946-1970, begun at Imperial College but mainly carried on at Woolwich and Loughborough, including notes and observations, travel diaries, correspondence and other papers relating to conferences and consultancies relating to solar energy; lectures and papers, 1924-1971; correspondence, 1933-1958; reports and publications, 1937-1948.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born Manchester, 1905; educated at the Alleyn's School, Dulwich, 1910-1919; engineering apprentice with Robey & Son, Lincoln, 1920-1925; Whitworth scholarship for undergraduate studies, City and Guilds College, Imperial College, London, 1925-1928; Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Regent Street Polytechnic, 1931-1936; Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College, 1936; promoted to Reader, 1940; adviser to the governments of Egypt and Malta on solar energy; Principal of Woolwich Polytechnic, 1957-1967; on retirement continued his research at Loughborough University of Technology, as Professor; principal research interests were particle characterisation and solar energy; died, 1971.

Publications: Report on the utilization of solar energy ([Valletta], 1957)

Access Information

Researchers wishing to consult the Archives should first contact the College Archivist, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ, for an appointment.

Acquisition Information

Transferred from the National Cataloguing Unit for the Archives of Contemporary Scientists, University of Bath, to the College Archives in 1976.

Other Finding Aids

A catalogue is available in the reading room of the College Archives (CSAC catalogue no 46/10/76).

Conditions Governing Use

A photocopying service is available at the discretion of the Archivist. Photocopies are supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Archivist.

Custodial History

The papers were received by the National Cataloguing Unit for the Archives of Contemporary Scientists, University of Bath, from Dr Frances Heywood, widow, in 1976.

Related Material

Records of the Department of Mechanical Engineering (KEM), held at Imperial College.