Papers of the Blair Bell Research Society

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Printed handbook containing a list of members of the Blair Bell Research Society in 1979, including a brief history of the society and a list of officers from 1962.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Blair Bell Research Society was established in 1962 by Carl Wood, Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in London, and his colleague, Professor Jack Pinkerton. The aim of the society was to provide a meeting place for those interested in the science of animal and human reproduction, where current research could be discussed. It was hoped that such work would be presented while it was still in progress, so that the final result would be improved by informal discussion.

The first meeting of the Society was held on 16 April 1962, with President of the RCOG, Sir Arthur Bell, in the Chair. It was agreed to name the society after Professor William Blair-Bell in honour of his work in the field of reproduction.

Four meetings were held at the premises of the RCOG each year, with an annual all-day meeting held at an out of town centre, together with symposia on special subjects held in conjunction with other biological societies.

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers by appointment, Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm. mailto: archives@rcog.org.uk

Archivist's Note

Catalogued by Penny Hutchins, Archivist, in June 2013

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is held by the Blair-Bell Research Society.

Reproductions are available at the discretion of the College Archivist.

Custodial History

Transferred to the Archive by the Library from old stock; there is no record of original source of provenance