University of Birmingham Staff Papers: Papers of John Heaver Fremlin

Scope and Content

Collected papers 1939-1988. Comprising papers relating to: Electronics, technical and instrumental physics, 1939-1955; nuclear physics, radioactivity: cyclotrons, 1950-1966; heavy-ion physics, 1953-1959; relativity, the solar system, general physics, 1966-1979; dental research, 1957-1980; charged particle activation analysis, 1970-1975; applied radioisotopes, 1977-1978; thermoluminescence, 1965-1975; in vivo activation analysis, 1968-1984; hazards, conservation and risk assessment, 1955-1988; general science, 1965-1986; social and educational, 1939-1985; tail piece, 1961-1988.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Heaver Fremlin b. 1913; educated at Berkhamsted School and Trinity College, Cambridge. Career: Research staff, Standard Telephones and Cables Ltd, 1937-1945; Research Fellow, Birmingham University 1945-1946; Lecturer in Physics, 1947-1958, Reader in Physics, 1958-1965 and Professor of Applied Radioactivity, 1966-1980; Scientific consultant on Nuclear Power Problems to Cumbria County Council; Honorary member of the Hospital Physicists ' Association. Publications: Applications of Nuclear Physics , 1964; Be Fruitful and Multiply: Life at the Limits of Population , 1972; Power Production - What are the Risks? 1985; various papers and articles in technical journals.

Reference: Finding aid to the Fremlin Papers

For further reading about the University of Birmingham see: Eric Ives, Diane Drummond, Leonard Schwarz The First Civic University: Birmingham 1880-1980 An Introductory History ( The University of University of Birmingham Press. 2000 ).


The collection is arranged chronologically within the series described above.

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Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited in the Centre in 1989-1990.

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Further deposits are not expected.

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