File: Private work on electronics and computers

Scope and Content

Papers relating to Bowden's interests in areas of electronic and computers. Most of the material relates to discussions of solid state physics in U.K. by the Electronics Research Council (of which Bowden was chair, and which reported to the Ministry of Aviation) in response to A H Cottrell's paper on "Technological progress on materials in the United Kingdom" (1960) [Cottrell b.1919 was professor of metallurgy, University of Cambridge, and later Government chief scientific adviser ]. There are miscellaneous papers relating to computing in the UK, including a number of briefing notes and reports by Computer Consultants Ltd.

Related Material

See BVB/1/19 for Bowden's chairmanship of the Electronics Research Council.