File: Institution of Mechanical Engineers Conference

Scope and Content

Papers relating to Bowden's address on "The teaching of mechanical engineering design in academic and industrial environments" at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers' conference, "The practice of and education for engineering design", London, 16-17 October 1963. The file includes correspondence relating to the event, draft copies of Bowden's speech, and briefing notes supplied by MCST staff (Professors Koenigsberger, Morton, Harper, Begg and Johnson). There is also correspondence between Bowden and Sir Keith Murray of the University Grants Committee, concerning the Fielden report on Engineering Design, published in the summer of 1963 under the auspices of the Department for Scientific and Industrial Research, which formed the backdrop to the conference.