Lectures and broadcasts

Scope and Content

Lectures cover Pontecorvo's two main interests: genetics and alpine plants. He gave lectures in the UK for for university departments and society meetings, as well as notable lectures such as the Leeuwenhoek Lecture in 1962, the first Leslie Clarence Dunn Lecture in 1976, and the Weigle Lecture in 1984. He also gave lectures on his research trips abroad to Italy, India and the United States. Titles of Pontecorvo's bundles of lectures have been replicated in the different lecture series as follows:

  • Lectures and broadcasts, 1940s-1950s;
  • Lectures and broadcasts, 1950s-1960s;
  • Leeuwenhoek Lecture material, 1962-1963;
  • Various lectures given in the UK and on research trips abroad between 1970-1978;
  • Lectures on somatic cell genetics and others, 1970s;
  • Weigle Lecture material, 1984;
  • Lecture for University of Leicester Silver Jubilee Symposium, 1990;
  • Lectures on apline plants and ecology, 1970s-1980s.


This material was kept in the original order. Pontecorvo had arranged related lecture notes together in separate files and this arrangement has been maintained. These are arranged chronologically by record series.

Related Material

Different versions of lecture notes for some of the lectures described in this series can also be found in the series of Pontercorvo's publications at GB 248 UGC 198/7.