Most of SZ/FSP/2 consists of papers and correspondence of Solly Zuckerman and various members of the Tots and Quots dining club (the subject of Series SZ/TQ): P.M.S. Blackett, C.H. Waddington, and J.G. Crowther, with contributions from Mark Oliphant and Frank Yates. The subject was the post-war organisation of science, the essence of which was discussed with Herbert Morrison and subsequently encapsulated in a memorandum, dated 19 November 1945, on the composition and function of a science secretariat, and a further paper Machinery for central direction of scientific effort, 8 December 1945, which Morrison proposed putting before the Barlow Committee. The remaining correspondence is with M.T. Flett, Secretary to the Barlow Committee. The file also contains a copy of the Report of the Committee on Education and Research in Aeronautics, HMSO, 1920, Cmd 554.
The numbered papers deal with: higher education, especially in the sciences; the demand for and supply of scientists; the Haldane report of 1918 on the departmental machinery for science; scientific relations with other countries; scientists in government departments; and the drafting of the Committee's reports on scientific manpower and central government machinery for science.