Papers relating to the University of Nottingham's Defence Studies Dining Club,1971-1981

Scope and Content

The files in this collection primarily concern correspondence about the arrangement of DefenceStudies Dining Club meetings at the University concerning the arrangement of meetings. Thecorrespondence includes invitations to speak, membership matters, catering arrangements etc.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Defence Studies Dining Club was started in about 1965 by G.J. Eltringham, The University ofNottingham's Deputy Registrar. The intention was to bring together academics and serving members ofthe armed forces to discuss topics of common interest. Generally between 40 and 100 members of theclub met once a month for an evening meal followed by a defence-related talk and discussion.After-dinner talks were given by eminent representatives of the armed forces. The venue for theseevents was the University's Portland building. The club was still in existence in 1997.


No archival arrangement has been necessary.

Access Information

ACCESS: Pending full cataloguing, access is availableonly to registered readers by advance notice and agreement.


Other Finding Aids

This description is the only finding aid available for the collection. Copyright in thedescription belongs to The University of Nottingham.

Conditions Governing Use

REPROGRAPHIC: Reprographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposesonly, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

COPYRIGHT: Permission to make published use of any material from this collection must be soughtin advance in writing from the Keeper of the Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections(email The Department will try to assist in identifying copyright owners but the responsibility for copyright clearance before publication ultimately rests with the reader.

Custodial History

The collection was transferred to The University of Nottingham's Department of Manuscripts andSpecial Collections in October 1997.