Correspondence between Pontecorvo and the Right Honourable Lord Rothschild concerning the Arthur Balfour Professorship at Cambridge

Scope and Content

Discussing Pontecorvo's reasons for thinking about leaving Glasgow and his problems securing adequate accommodtion and research facilities there. Lord Rothschild was determined to keep Pontecorvo in the UK and was keen for him to consider the move to Cambridge.

Administrative / Biographical History

Lord Nathaniel Mayer Victor Rothschild, 3rd Baron Rothschild, was a biologist who studied at Cambridge, and returned there after the war to work in the Zoology Department. During the war he worked with MI5 on bomb disposal, disinformation and espionage.