Glew, George, Archive

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 1103 GGW
  • Dates of Creation
      1956 - 1990
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1843 items (including approx.1000 35mm slides). All contained in boxes.

Scope and Content

Published papers and articles either authored or co-authored by George Glew along with approximately 1000 of his 35mm slides, undated but catalogued by subject, that were probably used for lecture demonstrations. Other material features work carried out by members of Leeds University and Huddersfield Polytechnic's food science and catering research teams.

Administrative / Biographical History

Accumulated by George Glew during his career.

George Glew was born on 31 July 1931. His formal education was completed at Sheffield University where he attained a BSc. and MSc. in C.Biol.

Employment began in 1953 at the National Institute for Research in Dairying, University of Reading where he remained for two years. This was followed by seven years at the UK Atomic Energy Authority, Harwell, Berkshire, as Assistant Experimental Officer.

During his seventeen years (1962-1979) at the University of Leeds in the Procter Department of Food Science he variously became Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Director of the Catering Research Unit. His last appointment, from 1979, was as Professor and Head of Department of Catering Studies at the Polytechnic, Queensgate, Huddersfield, where he also held the post of Director of the Hotel and Catering Research Centre, and from 1985 to 1986 Dean of Faculty of Science.

In 1983 he was awarded a gold medal, after international competition, for practical developments in the uses of refrigeration.

Between 1968 and 1989 he was invited to present lectures in food sciences in the U.S.A., South Africa, Australia and throughout Europe.

Whilst at Leeds University he also held Government Consultancies with the Ministry of Overseas Development in Kenya (1969 and 1972) and Mexico(1974)

Throughout his career he was heavily involved in committee work at Leeds University, Huddersfield Polytechnic and other European and U.K. institutions.

In his teaching capacity he personally supervised the researches of 2Phd.,7 M.Phil and 12 MSc students and undertook external examining for a number of U.K. academic institutions.

Fuller detail may be obtained from a C.V. found among his papers.

George Glew died in 1990.


Originally a random selection of office files that were broken down into an arrangement that featured George Glew's original work and those of other members of the Leeds University and Huddersfield Polytechnic catering research teams. All arranged in chronological order.

Access Information

No restrictions. Original available for consultation by appointment

Other Finding Aids


Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

The archive is made up of paper apart from approximately 1000 35mm slides.

Conditions Governing Use

No restrictions other than Copyright, Designs & Patents Act 1988

Appraisal Information

9 boxes worth of duplicate material destroyed.

Custodial History

Accumulated by George Glew during his career.

Acquired by internal transfer c. 2005 from the School of Applied Sciences on retirement of Professor Ann West, Head of Nutrition.


Unlikely to be any further accruals.

Related Material

Huddersfield Polytechnic archive