JONES, Gwyn Owain (1917-2006)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Box 1

Advanced, occasional post-graduate and non physics lecture notes. Lecture notes, religion, scientific attitudes to life 1959 and physics and philosophy and religion 1955. Correspondence and lecture notes and very occasional lectures, physical society 1969-1971, post-graduate lectures lattice dynamics c1960-1970s. Lecture at University of London Council 1970. Miscellaneous lectures speeches 1963-1974, social responsibility of science 1958-1960, occasional physics 1961-1966, science for arts students 1963-1968, advanced thermo dynamics and classical statistics mechanics c1967, theory of solids. Physics at Queen Mary College 40 Years On c2002.

Box 2

Notes for obituary J.Rotblat 2004, reprints of articles by G.O.Jones c1950.

Administrative / Biographical History

Gwyn Owain Jones (1917-2006) CBE, joined Queen Mary College in 1949. Professor and Head of the Department of Physics, 1953-1968. Resigned in 1968 to become Director of the National Museum of Wales. Fellow of Queen Mary College 1969.


2 boxes as set out in Scope and Content

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Acquisition Information

donated to archives in 2010

Other Finding Aids

No additional finding aids.

Archivist's Note

Complied by Nicola Wood June 2015

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