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.
MARTIN, Sir Laurence (Woodward) (b 1928)
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- Dates of Creation1966-1967
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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.
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