MARTIN, Sir Laurence (Woodward) (b 1928)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Papers relating to [Parliamentary] Arms Control and Disarmament Advisory Panel, 1966-1967, mainly concerning the study group set up to consider the problems of a comprehensive nuclear test ban, notably including Martin's paper 'Considerations affecting an extension of the test ban', 1966; typescript texts on the test ban by other members of the study group, namely Professor Rudolf Ernst Peierls, and Sir John (Douglas) Cockcroft, 1966; typescript 'Comments on criticisms of the proposal (22 December 1965) for 'Regional arms limitation in Europe'', by R Adm Anthony Wass Buzzard, 1966; 'Safeguards on plutonium', typescript text by Leonard Beaton, 1966.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born in 1928; educated at St Austell Grammar School, Christ's College, Cambridge and Yale University; Flying Officer, RAF, 1948-1950; Instructor, Yale University, 1955-1956; Assistant Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1956-1961; Rockefeller Fellow for Advanced Study, 1958-1959; Associate Professor, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, 1961-1964; Wilson Professor of International Politics, University of Wales, 1964-1968; headed study group set up by the [Parliamentary] Arms Control and Disarmament Advisory Panel to consider the problems of a comprehensive nuclear test ban, 1966; Professor of War Studies, King's College London, 1968-1977; Vice-Chancellor, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 1978-1990; appointed Emeritus Professor, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 1991; appointed Director of Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1991.

Arrangement

1 file

Conditions Governing Access

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

Acquisition Information

Passed to the Centre by the Department of War Studies, King's College London in 1994.

Other Finding Aids

Summary guide entry on-line at http://www.kcl.ac.uk/iss/archives/cats/, and detailed catalogue available in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.