Access to Archives

Part of the UK archives network

Catalogue of the papers and correspondence of Sir Alec (Alexander Walter) Merrison, FRS (1924-1989)


The entire contents of this catalogue are shown below. Browse the hierarchical structure instead

Reference MERRISON
Former reference MERRISON 122/8/03
Covering dates 1931-2001
Held by National Cataloguing Unit for the Archives of Contemporary Scientists
Extent 38 boxes
Conditions of access Not all the material in the collection may yet be available for consultation. Please consult the University of Bristol for further information.
Creators Merrison, Sir Alec (Alexander Walter), 1924-1989, physicist

Administrative history:
Alexander Walter Merrison was born in Wood Green, London on 20 March 1924. He attended Tottenham Grammar School and then Enfield Grammar School, before going on to King's College London (which had been evacuated to Bristol during the Second World War) where he graduated B.Sc. with First Class Honours in 1944. Merrison's first appointment was as an Experimental Officer working on radar at the Signal Research and Development Establishment, Christchurch, Hampshire 1944-1946. In 1946 Merrison joined the Atomic Energy Research Establishment, Harwell, as Senior Scientific Officer where he began research in nuclear physics and developed some of the earliest neutron spectrometers. He remained at Harwell to 1951, when he moved to the University of Liverpool as Leverhulme Fellow and Lecturer (Ph.D. 1957). Here he changed the direction of his research and began work on elementary particle physics, a discipline beginning to flourish with the development of proton synchrotron machines. He continued this line of research for the next ten years at Liverpool and CERN, where he was Senior Physicist 1957-1960. Merrison returned to Liverpool in 1960 to take up the Chair in Experimental Physics, holding this post to 1969. In 1962 Merrison was also appointed the first Director of the new Daresbury Nuclear Physics Laboratory, where he was responsible for the construction of the 5 GeV electron synchrotron 'NINA'. The Laboratory was officially opened in 1967.
In 1969 Merrison left Liverpool to become Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bristol. Although he initially intended to serve for ten years, he held the post to 1984. During his term of office, he presided over many changes in University structure and funding and oversaw a considerable expansion in size, although towards the end of his tenure he was faced with the need to make controversial reductions in some departments as the government reduced its funding of higher education. Merrison combined his Vice-Chancellorship with a number of other responsibilities. These included service on government committees. In 1970 Merrison was appointed Chairman of the Committee of Inquiry into the design and creation of steel box girder bridges (reporting in 1973). In 1973 he was made Chairman of the Committee of Inquiry into the Regulation of the Medical Profession. This reported in 1975 and its recommendations were very largely incorporated in the 1978 Medical Practitioners Act. In 1978 Merrison was appointed a member of the Severn Barrage Committee established by the Department of Energy under the chairmanship of H. Bondi to assess the advantages and disadvantages of a 'scheme for harnessing the tidal energy of the Severn Estuary' and advise the Government on whether to proceed. The Committee reported favourably on the project in 1981. In 1976 Merrison was appointed Chairman of the Royal Commission into the National Health Service. It reported in 1979 and although some of its key recommendations were resisted at the time, a number were adopted in later NHS reforms. Other responsibilities of Merrison included the Chairmanship of the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals 1979-1981, a post he took on at a particularly difficult time for the higher education sector, and the Chairmanship of the Advisory Board for the Research Councils 1978-1983, succeeding Sir Frederick Stewart. Internationally, his association with CERN resulted in his being made President of the CERN Council in 1982. He served to 1985 and his presidency saw Spain rejoining the project and he campaigned to retain UK membership of CERN.
As an eminent figure in Bristol life, Merrison also took on a number of local responsibilities. He served as a Governor of the Bristol Old Vic theatre and other city involvements included the Bristol Evening Post and Bristol Waterworks Company.
On retirement from the Vice-Chancellorship of Bristol, Merrison's career took another direction when he became a Director of Lloyd's Bank and Chairman of its Western Regional Board. He was also Chairman of the Western Provident Association. Merrison received the Institute of Physics' Charles Vernon Boys Prize for 1961 for his work on the measurement of electron decay. He was elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society in 1969 and knighted in 1976. He received honorary degrees from a number of universities including Bristol, Bath and Liverpool and was appointed High Sheriff of Avon for 1986-1987. Merrison died on 19 February 1989. He was survived by his second wife, Maureen, Lady Merrison, with whom he had a son and a daughter, and two sons from his first marriage. His first wife Beryl died in 1968.
For further information on the life and work of Merrison see E. Gabathuler, 'Sir Alexander [Alec] Walter Merrison, D.L. 20 March 1924-19 February 1989', Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, vol. 48 (2002).

Contents:
LIST OF CONTENTS
SECTION A BIOGRAPHICAL A.1-A.174
SECTION B UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL B.1-B.38
SECTION C PUBLICATIONS C.1-C.67
SECTION D LECTURES AND BROADCASTS D.1-D.83
SECTION E SOCIETIES AND ORGANISATIONS E.1-E.518
SECTION F CORRESPONDENCE F.1-F.32
INDEX OF CORRESPONDENTS
PROVENANCE
The papers were received from Lady Merrison in 2001.
DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION
The material is presented in the order given in the List of Contents. It covers the period 1931-2002 but principally covers his career from the late 1960s.
Section A, Biographical, includes extensive biographical material, including obituaries and tributes and articles composed in his lifetime. Documentation of his career, honours ands awards includes the Institute of Physics' C.V. Boys Prize, Merrison's election to the Fellowship of the Royal Society and various honorary degrees and fellowships, chiefly from the 1980s. There are diaries for the year 1969 and much of the 1980s, which complement his engagement diaries in section B. Other material includes the letters of condolence received by Lady Merrison from friends and colleagues after his death and newspaper cuttings and photocopies of articles about Merrison.
Section B, University of Bristol, is short. It includes material relating to his appointment at and retirement from Bristol and some of the functions he attended. Most significant is the complete run of his engagement diaries as Vice-Chancellor covering the period 1971-1984.
Section C, Publications, includes a short sequence of drafts 1969-1979, mostly relating to particle physics, and a longer sequence of off-prints covering the period 1950-1988. The subjects covered include early work on neutron detectors, research on electron decay and particle physics, and the design of synchrotrons, as well as later publications on issues such as university research and science and government. This sequence is of particular note as Merrison often kept related correspondence and papers with his filed off-prints. The section concludes with a short sequence of editorial correspondence, reviews and letters to the press.
Section D, Lectures and broadcasts, covers the period 1965-1988. It includes lectures, orations and talks given as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bristol and speeches to national and local associations and societies as chairman of a government committee or in another official capacity. There are few lectures on purely scientific topics. Subjects typically include the funding and administration of universities, the relationship between science and government and funding of medical care. Most of the material is typescript notes for the lecture and not all have either a title or indication of the occasion.
Section E, Societies and organisations, is the largest in the collection. It includes documentation of Merrison's connection with 29 Bristol, national and international organisations. The largest component of this section relates to his service for the Department of Energy on the Severn Barrage Committee, the documentation providing comprehensive coverage of the work of the Committee in assessing the potential advantages and difficulties involved. Although material relating to some of Merrison's other significant associations, such as his chairmanship of the Royal Commission on the National Health Service, is sparse, there is documentation of Merrison's connection with scientific bodies such as CERN, with papers covering his Presidency of the Council 1982-1985, and the Institute of Physics (President 1984-1986). There is extensive material relating to his Chairmanship of the Universities Superannuation Scheme as a member of the Management Committee, director and later Chairman. The section includes some coverage of Merrison's support for local causes such as the Avon Riding Group for the Disabled. There is also documentation of his post-retirement work as a director of Lloyd's Bank and the Western Provident Association.
Section F, Correspondence, is slight. It dates from 1969 to 1988 and chiefly relates to Merrison's official engagements and responsibilities as Vice-Chancellor, chairman of the Advisory Board of the Research Councils, chairman of the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals, and other offices and posts. There are also sequences of postcards and other informal greetings, invitations to functions and occasions including funeral and memorial services, and references and recommendations.
There is also an index of correspondents.



BIOGRAPHICAL  MERRISON/A  1931-2001

Former reference: A.1-A.174

174 folders

Contents:
A.1-A.67 OBITUARIES AND MEMORIALS
A.68-A.80 AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL
A.117 CAREER, HONOURS AND AWARDS
A.118-A.125A DIARIES
A.126-A.146 FAMILY AND PERSONAL
A.147-A.170 PRESS CUTTINGS
A.171-A.173 PHOTOGRAPHS
A.174 MISCELLANEOUS

OBITUARIES AND MEMORIALS  MERRISON/A/1  1989-2001

Former reference: A.1-A.67

67 folders

Obituaries.  MERRISON/A/1/A.1-A.5  1989

Former reference: A.1-A.5

5 folders

Contents:
Newspaper cuttings and notices from various newsletters, reports and bulletins. At A.1 is the Royal Society biographical memoir of Merrison by E. Gabathuler.

'Memorials AWM in Memoriam'. Content of folder so inscribed.  MERRISON/A/1/A.6-A.13  1989-1992

Former reference: A.6-A.13

8 folders

Order of service for the thanksgiving service for the life of Merrison, St Mary Redcliff, Bristol, 23 February 1989.  MERRISON/A/1/A.6-A.13/A.6  1989

Former reference: A.6

1 folder

Memorial Service, Bristol Cathedral, 8 June 1989.  MERRISON/A/1/A.6-A.13/A.7-A.12  1989

Former reference: A.7-A.12

5 folders

Correspondence.  MERRISON/A/1/A.6-A.13/A.7-A.12/A.7, A.8  1989

Former reference: A.7, A.8

2 folders

Contents:
Correspondence and copy of the address by Lord Flowers.

Order of service.  MERRISON/A/1/A.6-A.13/A.7-A.12/A.9  1989

Former reference: A.9

1 folder

Printed brochure of Lord Flowers' address at Merrison's Memorial service.  MERRISON/A/1/A.6-A.13/A.7-A.12/A.10  1989

Former reference: A.10

1 folder

Draft list of those attending.  MERRISON/A/1/A.6-A.13/A.7-A.12/A.11  1989

Former reference: A.11

1 folder

Bound list of those attendings with signatures.  MERRISON/A/1/A.6-A.13/A.7-A.12/A.12  1989

Former reference: A.12

1 book

Service of Thanksgiving, St Mary's, Capel-Y-Ffin, Powys, 19 May 1992.  MERRISON/A/1/A.6-A.13/A.13  1992

Former reference: A.13

1 folder

Administrative history:
This service was to mark the church restoration and the unveiling of a memorial window to Merrison. The Merrisons had a cottage at Maes-Y-Ffin.

Contents:
2 letters and order of service.

Tributes and biographical articles.  MERRISON/A/1/A.14, A.15  1989

Former reference: A.14, A.15

2 folders

Contents:
Includes correspondence, copies of tributes, etc.

Donations, commemorations and memorials.  MERRISON/A/1/A.16-A.26  1989-2001

Former reference: A.16-A.26

11 folders

Contents:
Correspondence re the opening of the Merrison Lecture Theatre at Daresbury Laboratory, donation of a medieval manuscript to CERN and tree planting at Bristol University. Also includes a photograph.

Letters of condolence.  MERRISON/A/1/A.27-A.67  1989-1990

Former reference: A.27-A.67

41 folders

Contents:
Arranged by Lady Merrison in sections A to I by institutions and in alphabetical order. Not indexed.

Index of correspondents.  MERRISON/A/1/A.27-A.67/A.27, A.28  n.d.

Former reference: A.27, A.28

2 folders

Section A.  MERRISON/A/1/A.27-A.67/A.29-A.43  1989-1990

Former reference: A.29-A.43

15 folders

Contents:
Alphabetical sequence of names.

Section B.  MERRISON/A/1/A.27-A.67/A.44-A.48  1989

Former reference: A.44-A.48

5 folders

Contents:
University of Bristol.

Section C.  MERRISON/A/1/A.27-A.67/A.49-A.51  1989

Former reference: A.49-A.51

3 folders

Contents:
Various universities.

Section D.  MERRISON/A/1/A.27-A.67/A.52-A.56  1989

Former reference: A.52-A.56

5 folders

Contents:
Organisations.

Section E.  MERRISON/A/1/A.27-A.67/A.57, A.58  1989

Former reference: A.57, A.58

2 folders

Contents:
HTV West.

Section F.  MERRISON/A/1/A.27-A.67/A.59  1989

Former reference: A.59

1 folder

Contents:
Judges.

Section G.  MERRISON/A/1/A.27-A.67/A.60  1989

Former reference: A.60

1 folder

Contents:
Western Provident Association.

Section H.  MERRISON/A/1/A.27-A.67/A.61  1989

Former reference: A.61

1 folder

Contents:
Schools.

Section I.  MERRISON/A/1/A.27-A.67/A.62  1989

Former reference: A.62

1 folder

Contents:
Royal Commission on the NHS.

'Replied but need not be listed.' Contents of folder so inscribed.  MERRISON/A/1/A.27-A.67/A.63  1989

Former reference: A.63

1 folder

'Replies to my letters.' Contents of folder so inscribed.  MERRISON/A/1/A.27-A.67/A.64  1989

Former reference: A.64

1 folder

'Apologies for memorial service.' Contents of folder so inscribed.  MERRISON/A/1/A.27-A.67/A.65  1989

Former reference: A.65

1 folder

'Letters about memorial service.' Contents of folder so inscribed.  MERRISON/A/1/A.27-A.67/A.66  1989

Former reference: A.66

1 folder

'Letters written after service.' Contents of folder so inscribed.  MERRISON/A/1/A.27-A.67/A.67  1989

Former reference: A.67

1 folder

AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL  MERRISON/A/2  1960-1994

Former reference: A.68-A.80

13 folders

Curriculum Vitae and personal data.  MERRISON/A/2/A.68  1989, n.d.

Former reference: A.68

1 folder

'Career in physics', by Merrison.  MERRISON/A/2/A.69  n.d.

Former reference: A.69

1 folder

Contents:
12 pp manuscript .

Correspondence re Merrison's war time family placement.  MERRISON/A/2/A.70  1971

Former reference: A.70

1 folder

Interview about Merrison with Mrs V. Clarke (Auntie Freda).  MERRISON/A/2/A.71  1989

Former reference: A.71

1 folder

Transcript of Merrison's interview of Sir James Chadwick.  MERRISON/A/2/A.72  1968

Former reference: A.72

1 folder

Article for the 'Physics Bulletin' based on an interview of Merrison.  MERRISON/A/2/A.73  1978

Former reference: A.73

1 folder

'Who's Who' and other directories.  MERRISON/A/2/A.74-A.78  1985-1994

Former reference: A.74-A.78

5 folders

'Dictionary of National Biography.'  MERRISON/A/2/A.74-A.78/A.74  1993-1994

Former reference: A.74

1 folder

Contents:
Includes correspondence.

'Who's Who in the City.'  MERRISON/A/2/A.74-A.78/A.75  1988-1989

Former reference: A.75

1 folder

'Who's Who' corrected entries.  MERRISON/A/2/A.74-A.78/A.76  1985-1988

Former reference: A.76

1 folder

'International Who's Who.'  MERRISON/A/2/A.74-A.78/A.77  1986

Former reference: A.77

1 folder

'Directory of Directors.'  MERRISON/A/2/A.74-A.78/A.78  1987-1989

Former reference: A.78

1 folder

Choice of a portrait painter.  MERRISON/A/2/A.79  1983-1994

Former reference: A.79

1 folder

Contents:
Correspondence and an article on Merrison's portrait in the University of Bristol newsletter.

Passports.  MERRISON/A/2/A.80  c.1960-1989

Former reference: A.80

4 booklets

Contents:
Three passports of Merrison and one of his first wife.

CAREER, HONOURS AND AWARDS  MERRISON/A/3  1961-1989

Former reference: A.81-A.117

37 folders

Professional Honours and Awards.  MERRISON/A/3/A.81-A.100  1961-1984

Former reference: A.81-A.103

7 folders, 6 medals, 5 containers.

Charles Vernon Boys Prize, The Insitute of Physics and the Physical Society, London, 7 March 1961.  MERRISON/A/3/A.81-A.100/A.81  1961

Former reference: A.81

1 container.

Fellowship of the Institute of Physics, The Institute of Physics and the Physical Society, 4 July 1961.  MERRISON/A/3/A.81-A.100/A.82  1961

Former reference: A.82

1 folder

Contents:
Also contains one letter accompanying the certificate.

Medal of the Abo Akademi c.1968.  MERRISON/A/3/A.81-A.100/A.83  c.1968

Former reference: A.83

1 medal.

Administrative history:
Abo Akademi is the Swedish University of Finland.

Fellowship of the Royal Society, London 20 March 1969.  MERRISON/A/3/A.81-A.100/A.84, A.85  1969

Former reference: A.84, A.85

1 folder, 1 container.

Contents:
Certificate, correspondence and documents relating to new Fellows.

John Snow Medal, Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland, 1975.  MERRISON/A/3/A.81-A.100/A.86  1975

Former reference: A.86

1 medal.

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science, New University of Ulster, 9 July 1976.  MERRISON/A/3/A.81-A.100/A.87-A.88  1976

Former reference: A.87-A.88

1 folder

Contents:
Congregation programme and certificate.

Honorary Fellowship, Faculty of Community Medecine of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom, 26 June 1980.  MERRISON/A/3/A.81-A.100/A.89  1980

Former reference: A.89

1 item

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science, University of Southampton, 10 July 1980.  MERRISON/A/3/A.81-A.100/A.90  1980

Former reference: A.90

1 folder

Contents:
Certificate, congregation programme and dinner menu.

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science, University of Leeds, 19 May 1981.  MERRISON/A/3/A.81-A.100/A.91  1981

Former reference: A.91

1 folder

Contents:
Certificate, correspondence and copy of the presentation address.

Studiosa Erga Consilia Internationalia Voluntas, Genavae, Switzerland, 1982.  MERRISON/A/3/A.81-A.100/A.92  1982

Former reference: A.92

1 medal.

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science, University of Liverpool, 6 September 1982.  MERRISON/A/3/A.81-A.100/A.93, A.94  1982

Former reference: A.93, A.94

1 folder, 1 container.

Contents:
Correspondence, order of proceedings and transcript of the orations, certificate.

13th Commonwealth Universities Congress Medal, 1983, presented by the University of Birmingham.  MERRISON/A/3/A.81-A.100/A.95  1983

Former reference: A.95

1medal.

Administrative history:
Merrison received the medal as President and Chairman of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

Honorary Fellowship, Royal College of Psychiatrists, 1983.  MERRISON/A/3/A.81-A.100/A.96  1983

Former reference: A.96

1container.

Contents:
Certificate.

Honorary Fellowship, Institution of Structural Engineers, London, 8 December 1983.  MERRISON/A/3/A.81-A.100/A.97  1983

Former reference: A.97

1container.

Honorary Fellowship, University of Bristol, 1984.  MERRISON/A/3/A.81-A.100/A.98  1984

Former reference: A.98

1 folder

Contents:
1 letter only.

Medal of the University of Jyvaskylan (Finland), undated.  MERRISON/A/3/A.81-A.100/A.99  n.d.

Former reference: A.99

1 medal.

Medal of the University of Helsinki (Finland), undated.  MERRISON/A/3/A.81-A.100/A.100  n.d.

Former reference: A.100

1 medal.

Civil Honours and Celebrations.  MERRISON/A/3/A.101-A.117  1971-1989

Former reference: A.101-A.117

17 folders, 1 certificate.

Deputy-Lieutenant of the County of Avon.  MERRISON/A/3/A.101-A.117/A.101  1974

Former reference: A.101

1 folder

Contents:
Correspondence and certificate.

Knighthood.  MERRISON/A/3/A.101-A.117/A.102  1976

Former reference: A.102

1 folder

Contents:
Correspondence.

Honorary Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers.  MERRISON/A/3/A.101-A.117/A.103-A.106  1971, 1985

Former reference: A.103-A.106

4 folders

Administrative history:
Merrison was admited to the Freedom of the Company in 1981.

Correspondence.  MERRISON/A/3/A.101-A.117/A.103-A.106/A.103  1980-1982

Former reference: A.103

1 folder

Certificate.  MERRISON/A/3/A.101-A.117/A.103-A.106/A.104  1982

Former reference: A.104

1 certificate.

Membership lists.  MERRISON/A/3/A.101-A.117/A.103-A.106/A.105  1982, 1985

Former reference: A.105

1 folder

Copy of 'A Short Description of the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers', H. Prevett, 1971.  MERRISON/A/3/A.101-A.117/A.103-A.106/A.106  1971

Former reference: A.106

1 folder

60th birthday party, March 1984.  MERRISON/A/3/A.101-A.117/A.107, 108  1984

Former reference: A.107, 108

1 folder

Contents:
Correspondence.

Dinner at the Mansion House, Bristol, in Honour of Sir Alec Merrison, 6 September 1984.  MERRISON/A/3/A.101-A.117/A.109  1984

Former reference: A.109

1 folder

Joint birthday celebrations.  MERRISON/A/3/A.101-A.117/A.110, A.111  1986

Former reference: A.110, A.111

2 folders

Administrative history:
Lady Merrison organised a party to celebrate Merrison's, his daughter's and Maurice Jacob's birthdays (President of the Société Francaise de Physique).

Contents:
Correspondence, menu and guest list.

High Sheriff of the County of Avon.  MERRISON/A/3/A.101-A.117/A.112-A.117  1983-1989

Former reference: A.112-A.117

7 folders

Administrative history:
Merrison served as High Sheriff 1986-1987.

Correspondence re appointment.  MERRISON/A/3/A.101-A.117/A.112-A.117/A.112-A.114  1983-1989

Former reference: A.112-A.114

3 folders

Official Opening of the Research Institute for the Care of the Elderly, Bath, 16 April 1986.  MERRISON/A/3/A.101-A.117/A.112-A.117/A.115  1986

Former reference: A.115

1 folder

Contents:
Programme of the visit.

Services of worship attended by Merrison as High Sheriff.  MERRISON/A/3/A.101-A.117/A.112-A.117/A.116  1986

Former reference: A.116

1 folder

Dinners attended as High Sheriff.  MERRISON/A/3/A.101-A.117/A.112-A.117/A.117  1984-1988

Former reference: A.117

1 folder

DIARIES  MERRISON/A/4  1969-1988

Former reference: A.118-A.125 A

8 diaries, 1 folder.

Contents:
Working diaries for the years 1969, 1980, 1981, 1985-1988.

1969  MERRISON/A/4/A.118  1969

Former reference: A.118

1diary.

1980  MERRISON/A/4/A.119  1980

Former reference: A.119

1diary

1981  MERRISON/A/4/A.120  1981

Former reference: A.120

1diary.

1985  MERRISON/A/4/A.121  1985

Former reference: A.121

1diary.

1986  MERRISON/A/4/A.122  1986

Former reference: A.122

1diary.

1986  MERRISON/A/4/A.123  1986

Former reference: A.123

1diary.

Contents:
Committee meetings dates only.

1987  MERRISON/A/4/A.124  1987

Former reference: A.124

1diary.

1988  MERRISON/A/4/A.125  1988

Former reference: A.125

1diary.

Travel diary.  MERRISON/A/4/A.125 A  1970

Former reference: A.125 A

1 folder

Contents:
12 pp manuscript travel diary.

FAMILY AND PERSONAL  MERRISON/A/5  1931-1994

Former reference: A.126-A.146

21 folders

Merrison's personal correspondence.  MERRISON/A/5/A.126-A.128  1969-1987

Former reference: A.126-A.128

3 folders

Miscellaneous official documents.  MERRISON/A/5/A.129  1931-1989

Former reference: A.129

1 folder

Contents:
Driving licence, marriage and death certificates; birth certificate of Merrison's first wife.

Lady Merrison  MERRISON/A/5/A.130-A.134  1970-1994

Former reference: A.130-A.134

5 folders

Interviews of Lady Merrison for the 'University of Bristol Newsletter'.  MERRISON/A/5/A.130-A.134/A.130  1970

Former reference: A.130

1 folder

Lady Merrisons'correspondence.  MERRISON/A/5/A.130-A.134/A.131-A.133  1971-1994

Former reference: A.131-A.133

3 folders

Contents:
Mainly letters of thanks for social invitations.

Greetings and postcards from friends and family.  MERRISON/A/5/A.130-A.134/A.134  1976-1984

Former reference: A.134

1 folder

Leisure and interests.  MERRISON/A/5/A.135-A.140  1979-1989

Former reference: A.135-A.140

6 folders

Brochure of beekeeping equipment.  MERRISON/A/5/A.135-A.140/A.135  1981

Former reference: A.135

1 folder

Administrative history:
A note on one of the brochure explains that Merrison was interested in beekeeping since he was a child.

Ephemeral Book Society.  MERRISON/A/5/A.135-A.140/A.136-A.138  1979-1989

Former reference: A.136-A.138

3 folders

Administrative history:
Merrison was a member of the Ephemeral Book Society from 1979 to 1989.

Contents:
Correspondence.

Rotary Club.  MERRISON/A/5/A.135-A.140/A.139  1980-1982

Former reference: A.139

1 folder

Administrative history:
Merrison was an honorary member of the club.

Contents:
Correspondence.

Social Book Club.  MERRISON/A/5/A.135-A.140/A.140  1979-1984

Former reference: A.140

1 folder

Administrative history:
Merrison was a member from 1979 to possibly 1984.

Contents:
Correspondence and minute of meetings.

Charities and societies.  MERRISON/A/5/A.141-A.146  1982-1989

Former reference: A.141-A.146

5 folders

Administrative history:
Merrison kept records of the charities and societies he donated to.

The Anchor Society.  MERRISON/A/5/A.141-A.146/A.141  1986-1988

Former reference: A.141

1 folder

Contents:
Correspondence and brochure.

Dolphin Society.  MERRISON/A/5/A.141-A.146/A.142  1982-1988

Former reference: A.142

1 folder

Contents:
Correspondence.

Grateful Society.  MERRISON/A/5/A.141-A.146/A.143  1988

Former reference: A.143

1 folder

Contents:
Correspondence and newsletter.

The National Trust.  MERRISON/A/5/A.141-A.146/A.144  1983

Former reference: A.144

1 folder

Contents:
Deed of covenant.

The Royal Society for the Encouragment of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.  MERRISON/A/5/A.141-A.146/A.145  1987-1988

Former reference: A.145

1 folder

Administrative history:
Merrison was a Fellow of the society.

Contents:
Correspondence.

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.  MERRISON/A/5/A.141-A.146/A.146  1989

Former reference: A.146

1 folder

Contents:
Correspondence.

PRESS CUTTINGS  MERRISON/A/6  1969-2000

Former reference: A.147-A.170

24 folders

Merrison  MERRISON/A/6/A.147-A.152  1969-1984

Former reference: A.147-A.152

6 folders

Contents:
Press cuttings and photocopies of articles on Merrison.

'People Associated with Merrison' Contents of folder so inscribed.  MERRISON/A/6/A.153-A.170  1982-2000

Former reference: A.153-A.170

18 folders

Contents:
Articles and obituaries of colleagues of Merrison, arranged in alphabetical order.

PHOTOGRAPHS  MERRISON/A/7  c.1975, 1988, n.d.

Former reference: A.171-A.173

3 folders

Contents:
Photographic portraits of Merrison and photographs with colleagues.

Portrait.  MERRISON/A/7/A.171  c. 1975

Former reference: A.171

1 folder

Merrison and colleagues in Rome, September 1988.  MERRISON/A/7/A.172  1988

Former reference: A.172

1 folder

Portraits at various dates.  MERRISON/A/7/A.173  n.d.

Former reference: A.173

1 folder

MISCELLANEOUS  MERRISON/A/8  1979, n.d.

Former reference: A.174

1 folder

Contents:
Details of a visit to India, humorous texts and calculations of Merrison's daughter growth as a baby.

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL  MERRISON/B  1968-1987

Former reference: B.1-B.38

38 folders

APPOINTMENT AND SERVICE AS VICE-CHANCELLOR  MERRISON/B/B.1-B.30  1968-1983

Former reference: B.1-B.30

30 folders

Correspondence re Merrison's appointment and details of the position.  MERRISON/B/B.1-B.30/B.1  1968-1969

Former reference: B.1

1 folder

Copy of the 'University of Bristol Gazette' announcing the appointment of Merrison as Vice-Chancellor.  MERRISON/B/B.1-B.30/B.2  1969

Former reference: B.2

1 folder

'Sir Alec His Pavan for Piano Solo, Raymond Warren'.  MERRISON/B/B.1-B.30/B.3  1976

Former reference: B.3

1 folder

Contents:
4 pp of musical notation written in honour of Merrison by the Head of the Music Department at the University of Bristol.

Correspondence re salary.  MERRISON/B/B.1-B.30/B.4  1970-1983

Former reference: B.4

1 folder

Copies of the Vice-Chancellor's engagements diaries with manuscript annotations on A4 sheets.  MERRISON/B/B.1-B.30/B.5-B.29  1971-1984

Former reference: B.5-B.29

25 folders

18 January - 3 July 1971.  MERRISON/B/B.1-B.30/B.5-B.29/B.5  1971

Former reference: B.5

1 folder

5 July - 25 December 1971.  MERRISON/B/B.1-B.30/B.5-B.29/B.6  1971

Former reference: B.6

1 folder

10 January - 1 July 1972.  MERRISON/B/B.1-B.30/B.5-B.29/B.7  1972

Former reference: B.7

1 folder

3 July 1972 - 23 December 1973.  MERRISON/B/B.1-B.30/B.5-B.29/B.8  1973

Former reference: B.8

1 folder

7 January - 22 June 1974.  MERRISON/B/B.1-B.30/B.5-B.29/B.9  1974

Former reference: B.9

1 folder

9 September - 22 December 1974  MERRISON/B/B.1-B.30/B.5-B.29/B.10  1974

Former reference: B.10

1 folder

13 January - 5 July 1975.  MERRISON/B/B.1-B.30/B.5-B.29/B.11  1975

Former reference: B.11

1 folder

7 July - 20 December 1975.  MERRISON/B/B.1-B.30/B.5-B.29/B.12  1975

Former reference: B.12

1 folder

12 January - 26 June 1976.  MERRISON/B/B.1-B.30/B.5-B.29/B.13  1976

Former reference: B.13

1 folder

5 July - 24 December 1976.  MERRISON/B/B.1-B.30/B.5-B.29/B.14  1976

Former reference: B.14

1 folder

10 January - 2 July 1977.  MERRISON/B/B.1-B.30/B.5-B.29/B.15  1977

Former reference: B.15

1 folder

4 July - 24 December 1977.  MERRISON/B/B.1-B.30/B.5-B.29/B.16  1977

Former reference: B.16

1 folder

9 January - 1 July 1978.  MERRISON/B/B.1-B.30/B.5-B.29/B.17  1978

Former reference: B.17

1 folder

3 July - 23 December 1978.  MERRISON/B/B.1-B.30/B.5-B.29/B.18  1978

Former reference: B.18

1 folder

15 January - 30 June 1979.  MERRISON/B/B.1-B.30/B.5-B.29/B.19  1979

Former reference: B.19

1 folder

2 July - 23 November 1979.  MERRISON/B/B.1-B.30/B.5-B.29/B.20  1979

Former reference: B.20

1 folder

7 January - 5 July 1980.  MERRISON/B/B.1-B.30/B.5-B.29/B.21  1980

Former reference: B.21

1 folder

7 July - 21 December 1980.  MERRISON/B/B.1-B.30/B.5-B.29/B.22  1980

Former reference: B.22

1 folder

12 January - 4 July 1981.  MERRISON/B/B.1-B.30/B.5-B.29/B.23  1981

Former reference: B.23

1 folder

6 July - 19 December 1981.  MERRISON/B/B.1-B.30/B.5-B.29/B.24  1981

Former reference: B.24

1 folder

25 January - 3 July 1982.  MERRISON/B/B.1-B.30/B.5-B.29/B.25  1982

Former reference: B.25

1 folder

5 July - 25 December 1982.  MERRISON/B/B.1-B.30/B.5-B.29/B.26  1982

Former reference: B.26

1 folder

17 January - 2 July 1983.  MERRISON/B/B.1-B.30/B.5-B.29/B.27  1983

Former reference: B.27

1 folder

4 July - 24 December 1983.  MERRISON/B/B.1-B.30/B.5-B.29/B.28  1983

Former reference: B.28

1 folder

16 January - 14 July 1984.  MERRISON/B/B.1-B.30/B.5-B.29/B.29  1984

Former reference: B.29

1 folder

Lists of University committees annotated by Merrison.  MERRISON/B/B.1-B.30/B.30  n.d.

Former reference: B.30

1 folder

RETIREMENT AS VICE-CHANCELLOR  MERRISON/B/B.31-B.34  1982-1984

Former reference: B.31-B.34

4 folders

Correspondence.  MERRISON/B/B.31-B.34/B.31  1982-1983

Former reference: B.31

1 folder

Contents:
Colleagues responding to Merrison's retirement.

Copy of the University of Bristol's Report of the Senate to the Council announcing Merrison's retirement.  MERRISON/B/B.31-B.34/B.32  1984

Former reference: B.32

1 folder

Copies of the University of Bristol Newsletter announcing Merrison's retirement.  MERRISON/B/B.31-B.34/B.33  1982, 1984

Former reference: B.33

1 folder

List of contributors to a presentation made by the Chancellor of the University to Merrison on the occasion of his retirement.  MERRISON/B/B.31-B.34/B.34  1984

Former reference: B.34

1 folder

CELEBRATIONS AND EVENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL  MERRISON/B/B.35-B.38  c.1970-1987

Former reference: B.35-B.38

4 folders

Colour photographs of an award of Honorary Degree to the US Ambassador to the UK.  MERRISON/B/B.35-B.38/B.35  c.1970

Former reference: B.35

1 folder

University of Bristol Centenary Celebrations.  MERRISON/B/B.35-B.38/B.36  1976

Former reference: B.36

1 folder

Contents:
Copy of souvenir programme and programme of the centenary open day.

International Conference to Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Discovery of the Pi Meson, Bristol 22-24 July 1987.  MERRISON/B/B.35-B.38/B.37, B.38  1986-1987

Former reference: B.37, B.38

2 folders

Contents:
Correspondence and list of attendees. Also includes bulletins and conference programme.

PUBLICATIONS  MERRISON/C  1949-1988

Former reference: C.1-C.67

67 folders

Contents:
C.1-C.13 DRAFTS C.14-C.52 OFF PRINTS C.53-C.67 LETTERS, REVIEWS AND EDITORIAL CORRESPONDENCE

DRAFTS  MERRISON/C/C.1-C.13  1969-1979

Former reference: C.1-C.13

13 folders

'The Design and Use of Large Electron Synchrotrons', in 'Evolution of Particle Physics', Academic Press (c. 1969).  MERRISON/C/C.1-C.13/C.1-C.3  c. 1969

Former reference: C.1-C.3

3 folders

Contents:
Includes correspondence, drafts and background material.

'Particle Physics', in 'Growth Points in Science', Department of Education and Science, c. 1972.  MERRISON/C/C.1-C.13/C.4, C.5  c.1972

Former reference: C.4 C.5

2 folders

Contents:
Correspondence, draft and background material.

'Science, Scientists and Government', in 'Physics Bulletin', Vol. 24 (1973).  MERRISON/C/C.1-C.13/C.6, C.7  1973

Former reference: C.6, C.7

2 folders

Contents:
Correspondence, off print and background material.

'Particle Accelerators' in 'The Twentieth Century Encyclopaedia', Il Istituto Della Enciclopedia Italiana (1974).  MERRISON/C/C.1-C.13/C.8-C.11  1970-1974

Former reference: C.8-C.11

4 folders

Contents:
Correspondence and drafts.

'The Future of Research in the Universities', in'The Guardian' (15 November 1979).  MERRISON/C/C.1-C.13/C.12, C.13  1979

Former reference: C.12, C.13

2 folders

Contents:
Correspondence, draft and off print.

OFF PRINTS  MERRISON/C/C.14-C.52  1950-1988

Former reference: C.14-C.52

39 folders

Contents:
In some cases Merrison kept correspondence and papers relating to an article with the published off print.

'A High-Efficiency Neutron Detector', with J. C. Duckworth and A. Whittaker, in 'Nature', Vol. 165 (14 Jan. 1950).  MERRISON/C/C.14-C.52/C.14  1950

Former reference: C.14

1 folder

'The Harwell Time-of-Flight Neutron Spectrometer', with E.R. Wiblin, in 'Nature', Vol. 167 (3 March 1951).  MERRISON/C/C.14-C.52/C.15  1951

Former reference: C.15

1 folder

'The Total Neutron Cross-sections of Cobalt, Silver, Iodine, Aluminium, Nickel and Gallium Between 1eV and 5 ke V', with E. R. Wiblin, in 'Proceedings of the Royal Society', A.215, 278 (1952).  MERRISON/C/C.14-C.52/C.16  1952

Former reference: C.16

1 folder

'The Development of a Neutron Spectrometer for the Intermediate Energies', Merrison et al, in 'Proceedings of the Institution of Electrical Engineers', 101, Part II, 248 (1954).  MERRISON/C/C.14-C.52/C.17  1954

Former reference: C.17

1 folder

'A Fast Multiple Coincidence Circuit', With B. Collinge and D. Eccleshall, in 'Journal of Scientific Instruments', 33, 72 (1956).  MERRISON/C/C.14-C.52/C.18  1956

Former reference: C.18

1 folder

'Measurement of the Panofsky Ratio with a High-Energy Pair Spectometer', with J.A. Kuehner and S. Tornabene, in 'Proceedings of the CERN Symposium on High Energy Accelerators and Pion Physics, Geneva, 11-23 June 1956', pp. 241-242, (1956).  MERRISON/C/C.14-C.52/C.19  1956

Former reference: C.19

1 folder

'The Production of Mesons in Nucleon-Nucleon Collisions', in 'Proceedings of the CERN Symposium on High Energy Accelerators and Pion Physics, Geneva 11-23 June 1956', pp. 329-333.  MERRISON/C/C.14-C.52/C.20  1956

Former reference: C.20

1 folder

'The Capture of Negative Pions in Hydrogen and Deuterium-I: Hydrogen', with J.A. Kuehner and S.Tornabene in 'Proceedings of the Physical Society, Vol. 73, p. 545 (1959).  MERRISON/C/C.14-C.52/C.21  1959

Former reference: C.21

1 folder

'The Capture of Negative Pions in Hydrogen and Deuterium-II:Deuterium', with J.A. Kuehner and S.Tornabene in 'Proceedings of the Physical Society, Vol. 73, pp. 551 (1959).  MERRISON/C/C.14-C.52/C.22  1959

Former reference: C.22

1 folder

'Energy Dependence of Positron Asymetry from Polarized Muon Decay in Emulsion', with C. Casagnoli and A. Manfredini, in 'Il Nuovo Cimento', Serie 10, Vol. 9, pp. 186-187 (1958).  MERRISON/C/C.14-C.52/C.23  1958

Former reference: C.23

1 folder

'Electron Decay of the Pion', Merrison et al, in 'Physical Review Letters', Vol. 1, no. 7, (1958).  MERRISON/C/C.14-C.52/C.24  1958

Former reference: C.24

1 folder

'The Electron Decay Mode of the Pion', Merrison et al, in 'Il Nuovo Cimento', Serie 10, Vol. 13, pp. 1240-1262, (1959).  MERRISON/C/C.14-C.52/C.25  1959

Former reference: C.25

1 folder

'Search for the Decay (...) and Observation of the Decay (...)', Merrison et al, in 'Il Nuovo Cimento', Serie 10, Vol. 14, pp. 1266-1281, (1959).  MERRISON/C/C.14-C.52/C.26  1959

Former reference: C.26

1 folder

'A New Measurement of the Mean Life of the Positive Pion', Merrison et al., in 'Il Nuovo Cimento', Serie 10, Vol. 16, pp. 490-504, (1960).  MERRISON/C/C.14-C.52/C.27  1960

Former reference: C.27

1 folder

'Mass Analysis of the Secondary Particles Produced by the 25-Gev Proton Beam of the CERN Proton Synchrotron', Merrison et al., in 'Physical Review Letters', Vol. 5, no. 1, (1960).  MERRISON/C/C.14-C.52/C.28  1960

Former reference: C.28

1 folder

'A Redetermination of the Panofsky Ratio', Merrison et al., in 'Il Nuovo Cimento', Serie 10, Vol. 22, pp. 494-518, (1961).  MERRISON/C/C.14-C.52/C.29  1961

Former reference: C.29

1 folder

'Counter Techniques in High Energy Nuclear Physics: Rare Decays of pi and mu Mesons', C.V. Boys Lecture, in 'Proceedings of the Physical Society', Vol. 78, 1116, (1961).  MERRISON/C/C.14-C.52/C.30  1961

Former reference: C.30

1 folder

'Recent Advances in Pion and Muon Physics', in 'Philosophical Magazine Supplement', Vol. 41, p.1, (1962).  MERRISON/C/C.14-C.52/C.31  1962

Former reference: C.31

1 folder

'Framework for Binary Consummation', Merrison et al., in 'Universities Quarterly', Spring, (1973).  MERRISON/C/C.14-C.52/C.32  1973

Former reference: C.32

1 folder

Contents:
Transcript of a discussion between C. Crouch, B. Ford, A. H. Halsey, A.W. Merrison, J.E. Skinner and G. Tolley. Also includes correspondence.

'The University's Role in Industry', in'The Evening Post's 1974 Review of West Country Industry and Commerce', (1974).  MERRISON/C/C.14-C.52/C.33, C.34  1974

Former reference: C.33, C.34

2 folders

Contents:
Also includes correspondence and background material.

'Predicting the Future', in 'Physics Bulletin', (June 1974).  MERRISON/C/C.14-C.52/C.35  1974

Former reference: C.35

1 folder

Contents:
Also includes correspondence.

'Report on the 5th General Assembly of the Standing Conference of Rectors and Vice-Chancellors of European Universities (CRE)', 1-7-September 1974, 'Nature', (1974).  MERRISON/C/C.14-C.52/C.36  1974

Former reference: C.36

1 folder

Contents:
Also includes correspondence.

'Is Usefulness a Useful Concept?', in 'Physics Bulletin', November 1974.  MERRISON/C/C.14-C.52/C.37  1974

Former reference: C.37

1 folder


Related information: See also D.24.

Contents:
Also includes correspondence. See also C.44, D.25, D.26.

'Is the Quinquennial System Dead?' in 'Physics Bulletin', February 1975.  MERRISON/C/C.14-C.52/C.38  1975

Former reference: C.38

1 folder

Contents:
Also includes correspondence.

'Don's Diary', in 'The Times Higher Education Supplement', c. July 1975.  MERRISON/C/C.14-C.52/C.39  1975

Former reference: C.39

1 folder

Contents:
Also includes correspondence.

'What must we do about the Education of Physicists?', in 'Physics Bulletin', August 1975.  MERRISON/C/C.14-C.52/C.40  1975

Former reference: C.40

1 folder

'The Education of Ministers of State', in 'Universities Quarterly', Winter 1975.  MERRISON/C/C.14-C.52/C.41  1975

Former reference: C.41

1 folder

Contents:
Also includes correspondence.

'Pure and Applied', in 'Physics Bulletin', January 1976.  MERRISON/C/C.14-C.52/C.42  1976

Former reference: C.42

1 folder

Contents:
Also includes correspondence.

'Dentists and Doctors: The Concept of the Professional Man', in 'British Dental Journal', 7 September 1976.  MERRISON/C/C.14-C.52/C.43  1976

Former reference: C.43

1 folder

Contents:
Also includes correspondence.

'The Concept of Usefulness', 'Nature', Vol. 268, no. 5615, (1977).  MERRISON/C/C.14-C.52/C.44  1977

Former reference: C.44

1 folder

Contents:
See also C.37 and D.25, D.26.

'The Early Years of NINA', in 'NINA Scrapbook, A Collection of Talks Given at the 10th Birthday Celebrations of NINA on 22 December 1976 and at the Closing Ceremony on 1 April 1977', Science Research Council, Daresbury Laboratory, (1977).  MERRISON/C/C.14-C.52/C.45  1977

Former reference: C.45

1 folder

Untitled article published in 'Pulse', January 1978.  MERRISON/C/C.14-C.52/C.46  1978

Former reference: C.46

1 folder

Contents:
Two drafts starting with 'The problem with writing about oneself is that one can't then blame the reporter for getting it wrong.'

Untitled article published in 'Pulse', c. 1978.  MERRISON/C/C.14-C.52/C.47  c.1978

Former reference: C.47

1 folder

Contents:
Also includes correspondence. Written on the occasion of the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the NHS.

'Universities as Evolving Institutions?', in 'New Universities Quarterly', Summer 1980.  MERRISON/C/C.14-C.52/C.48  1980

Former reference: C.48

1 folder

Contents:
Transcript of discussion between A. Merrison, M. Preston and B. Ford.

'Patients, not Underpants', in 'British Medical Association News Review', April 1984.  MERRISON/C/C.14-C.52/C.49  1984

Former reference: C.49

1 folder

Contents:
Also includes correspondence.

'Tomorrow and Tomorrow's Physicist', in 'Physics Bulletin', Vol. 36, (1985).  MERRISON/C/C.14-C.52/C.50  1985

Former reference: C.50

1 folder

Administrative history:
This paper was the Presidential Address to the Institute of Physics delivered on 8 May 1985.

'The Defensive Cook', with Adriana and Benedict Merrison, in 'But the Crackling is Superb, An Anthology on Food and Drink by Fellows and Foreign Members of the Royal Society', ed. Nicholas and Giana Kurti, pp. 96-99, (1988).  MERRISON/C/C.14-C.52/C.51, C.52  1988

Former reference: C.51, C.52

1 folder, 1 book.

Contents:
Includes correspondence and a copy of the book.

LETTERS, REVIEWS AND EDITORIAL CORRESPONDENCE  MERRISON/C/C.53-C.67  1949-1997

Former reference: C.53-C.67

15 folders

Contents:
Material relating to Oxford University Press is at E.357-E.366.

General editorial correspondence.  MERRISON/C/C.53-C.67/C.53, C.54  1968-1997

Former reference: C.53, C.54

2 folders

Contents:
Correspondence re request for a regular leader article in the 'Physics Bulletin' and other requests for reviews and articles.

Aphabetical Sequence.  MERRISON/C/C.53-C.67/C.55-C.67  1949-1987

Former reference: C.55-C.67

13 folders

'Guardian', Obituary of Lord Flowers prepared in advance.  MERRISON/C/C.53-C.67/C.55-C.67/C.55  1986

Former reference: C.55

1 folder

Contents:
Drafts and correspondence.

'Institute of Physics Journal.'  MERRISON/C/C.53-C.67/C.55-C.67/C.56  1968

Former reference: C.56

1 folder

Contents:
'Sources of Physics Teaching, Part I and II' (4 December 1968). Also includes correspondence.

'Nature', 4 June 1949.  MERRISON/C/C.53-C.67/C.55-C.67/C.57  1949

Former reference: C.57

1 folder

Contents:
Reply (with J. C. Duckworth) to J. D. Cockcroft's article 'High Energy Electron Accelerators as Pulsed Neutron Sources' published in 'Nature' no 4153, Vol. 163 (4 June 1949.)

'Nature', c. May 1969.  MERRISON/C/C.53-C.67/C.55-C.67/C.58  1969

Former reference: C.58

1 folder

Contents:
Review of Robert Jungk 'The Big Machine'.

'Nuovo Cimento.'  MERRISON/C/C.53-C.67/C.55-C.67/C.59  1970

Former reference: C.59

1 folder

Contents:
Refereeing.

'Physics Education.'  MERRISON/C/C.53-C.67/C.55-C.67/C.60  1970

Former reference: C.60

1 folder

Contents:
Refereeing.

'The Times Higher Education Supplement.'  MERRISON/C/C.53-C.67/C.55-C.67/C.61  1974

Former reference: C.61

1 folder

Contents:
Comment on Sir Keith Joseph's article 'The Pursuit of Truth or Relevance', November 1974.

'The Times', 31 October 1986.  MERRISON/C/C.53-C.67/C.55-C.67/C.62  1986

Former reference: C.62

1 folder

Contents:
Reply to 'Science and Society' published in 'The Times', 31 October 1986.

'The Times', November 1986, letter to the Editor.  MERRISON/C/C.53-C.67/C.55-C.67/C.63  1986

Former reference: C.63

1 folder

'The Times', 13 October 1987, letter to the Editor.  MERRISON/C/C.53-C.67/C.55-C.67/C.64  1987

Former reference: C.64

1 folder

'University Quarterly', April 1972.  MERRISON/C/C.53-C.67/C.55-C.67/C.65  1972

Former reference: C.65

1 folder

Contents:
Review of Leonard Greenbaum's book 'A Special Interest', with correspondence.

'University Quarterly', Summer 1975.  MERRISON/C/C.53-C.67/C.55-C.67/C.66  1975

Former reference: C.66

1 folder

Contents:
Review of G. C. Moodie and R. Eustace's 'Power and Authority in British Universities.'

Review of John Strutt's 'Life of John William Strutt Third Baron Rayleigh.'  MERRISON/C/C.53-C.67/C.55-C.67/C.67  1969

Former reference: C.67

1 folder

Contents:
No mention is made of the publication title.

LECTURES AND BROADCASTS  MERRISON/D  1965-1988

Former reference: D.1-D.83

77 folders, slides and audio cassettes.

LECTURES  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71  1967-1986

Former reference: D.1-D.71

71 folders

General correspondence.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.1  1981

Former reference: D.1

1 folder

Untitled speech at the inauguration of the electron synchrotron NINA, Daresbury Laboratory, 1967.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.2  1967

Former reference: D.2

1 folder

Administrative history:
Prime Minister Harold Wilson presided at the opening.

Contents:
Typescript draft.

'Big Science', address to the British Association for the Advancement of Science, Exeter, 4 September 1969.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.3  1969

Former reference: D.3

1 folder

Contents:
Typed draft with manuscript corrections.

'Research, Scholarship and Contemplation', occasion unknown, c. 1970.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.4  c.1970

Former reference: D.4

1 folder

Contents:
Typescript draft.

Untitled talk beginning "Cannon [sic] Liddon tells us that Bishop Strong told him that", occasion unknown, c. 1970.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.5  c.1970

Former reference: D.5

1 folder

Contents:
Typescript draft.

'Talk to International Conference on Steel Box Girder Bridges', c. 1972.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.6  c.1972

Former reference: D.6

1 folder

Contents:
Typescript draft.

Untitled talk to Bristol Structural Engineers, Bristol, 9 March 1973.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.7  1973

Former reference: D.7

1 folder

Contents:
Typescript draft with manuscript corrections.

'How is Academic Shape of University Determined?', talk to academic staff, University of Bristol, 24 October 1973.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.8  1973

Former reference: D.8

1 folder

Contents:
Typescript draft.

'Vice-Chancellor's Address to Degree Congregation', University of Bristol, January 1974.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.9  1974

Former reference: D.9

1 folder

Contents:
Typescript draft.

'Personal Views, West of England Headmasters and Head Mistresses meeting', 26 January 1974.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.10  1974

Former reference: D.10

1 folder

Contents:
Manuscript draft.

'Incorporated Society of Musicians', occasion unknown, 20 April 1974.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.11  1974

Former reference: D.11

1 folder

Contents:
Typescript draft.

'How does Government get Scientific Advice?-Rothschild Episode', December 1974.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.12  1974

Former reference: D.12

1 folder

Contents:
Two different typescript drafts.

'Crookshank Lecture',The Royal College of Radiologists, London, 16 May 1975.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.13  1975

Former reference: D.13

1 folder

Contents:
Typescript draft with manuscript corrections.

'Electricity Demand and Predicting the Future', 6 June 1975.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.14  1975

Former reference: D.14

1 folder

Contents:
Typescript draft.

'Doctor and Patient - The Regulation of a Profession', John Snow Memorial Lecture, Royal College of Physicians, London, 19 September 1975.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.15  1975

Former reference: D.15

1 folder

Contents:
Typescript draft with manuscript corrections.

Untitled lecture for the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science, 26 November 1975.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.16  1975

Former reference: D.16

1 folder

Contents:
Typescript draft.

'Predicting the Future-Nuclear Energy', c. 1975.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.17  c.1975

Former reference: D.17

1 folder

Contents:
Typescript draft with manuscript notes.

'Doctor and Patient - a Contract', Yeovil, 26 January 1976.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.18  1976

Former reference: D.18

1 folder

Contents:
Typescript draft.

'Science Policy for a Mature Society', lecture at the 142nd American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting on Science and our Education', Boston, Massachusetts, 18-24 February 1976.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.19, D.20  1976

Former reference: D.19, D.20

1 folder

Contents:
Two typescript drafts with travel and presentation details. See also D.79 for audio cassette tape recordings of Merrison's lecture and presentations of other scientists.

'Advise and Consent (Government and its Independent Advisers)', 55th Earl Grey Memorial Lecture, 26 April 1976.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.21  1976

Former reference: D.21

1 folder

Contents:
Typescript draft with manuscript corrections.

'Doctors for 1984', Bath, 2 December 1976.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.22  1976

Former reference: D.22

1 folder

Contents:
Typescript draft with manuscript corrections.

'NINA 10th Anniversary Lectures', 21 December 1976.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.23  1976

Former reference: D.23

1 folder

Contents:
Typescript notes with corrections and list of slides.

Oration for Richard Hill, University of Bristol, Degree Congregation, c. 1976.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.24  c.1976

Former reference: D.24

1 folder

Administrative history:
Richard Hill was the Chairman of the University of Bristol Council.

Contents:
Typescript draft with corrections and photographs of the ceremony.

'Government and the Funding and Usefulness of University Research - Is Usefulness a Useful Concept?', Science and Government Lecture II, 24 January 1977.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.25  1977

Former reference: D.25

1 folder


Related information: See also C.37.

Contents:
Typescript. See also C.37 and C.44.

'Research Councils and the Concept of Usefulness', 21 April 1977.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.26  1977

Former reference: D.26

1 folder

Contents:
Typescript and manuscript notes.

Untitled speech, Degree Congregation, University of Bath, 7 July 1977.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.27  1977

Former reference: D.27

1 folder

Contents:
Typescript notes.

Untitled speech on the value of scientific research, Abingdon, September 1977.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.28  1977

Former reference: D.28

1 folder

Contents:
Typescript notes with corrections.

'Decentralisation of Health Care Decision-Making', Financial Post Conference on Ailing Health Care, April 1978.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.29  1978

Former reference: D.29

1 folder

Contents:
Typescript draft with manuscript corrections.

'A Spectator's View of Medicine', Truro, 13 April 1978.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.30  1978

Former reference: D.30

1 folder

Contents:
Typescript notes.

'Science and Society', Rank Prize Fund Ceremony, September 1978.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.31  1978

Former reference: D.31

1 folder

Contents:
Typescript draft and notes of the speech.

'The Analysis of Power', Bristol Chamber of Commerce, 5 April 1979.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.32  1979

Former reference: D.32

1 folder

Administrative history:
Merrison acted as chairman.

Contents:
Programme of the day conference.

Untitled speech, ? National Pharmaceutical Association, 24 May 1979.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.33  1979

Former reference: D.33

1 folder

Contents:
Manuscript notes.

Oration for Walter Scheel, University of Bristol Degree Congregation, 10 September 1979.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.34  1979

Former reference: D.34

1 folder

Contents:
Typescript notes.

'Patient and Provider: The Idea of a National Health Service',Telford Memorial Lecture, Manchester Medical Society, 19 December 1979.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.35  1979

Former reference: D.35

1 folder

Contents:
Typescript notes.

Speech for the installation of Sir Michael Swann as Chancellor of the University of York, York, 9 May 1980.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.36  1980

Former reference: D.36

1 folder

Contents:
Typescript notes with manuscript corrections and programme of the ceremony.

'How to Pay for Health Care?', Newcastle Hospitals Foundation Lecture, Newcastle upon Tyne, 15 May 1980.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.37-D.39  1980

Former reference: D.37-D.39

3 folders

Contents:
Includes typescript notes and slides.

'A Tribute to India', occasion unknown, January 1980.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.40  1980

Former reference: D.40

1 folder

Contents:
Manuscript draft.

'What must we do about Science?', occasion unkown, c.1980.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.41  c.1980

Former reference: D.41

1 folder

Contents:
Typescript notes.

'The Place of Private Medicine', occasion unknown, c.1980.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.42  c.1980

Former reference: D.42

1 folder

Contents:
Typescript notes.

Oration for A. M. Barrett, (Honorary Doctor of Science), University of Leeds Degree Congregation, 19 May 1981.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.43  1981

Former reference: D.43

1 folder

Contents:
Copy of Merrison's speech, order of proceedings, dinner programme and guest list.

'Speech to Convocation', occasion unkown, 22 March 1982.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.44  1982

Former reference: D.44

1 folder

Contents:
Typescript notes.

'Talk to Conference of Vacuum Group', Chester, 30 March 1982.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.45  1982

Former reference: D.45

1 folder

Contents:
Manuscript draft.

'The Insoluble Problems of Health Care', Medical Society of London Annual Oration, 10 May 1982.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.46  1982

Former reference: D.46

1 folder

Administrative history:
The oration was later published in Vol. 38 of the 'Transactions of the Medical Society.'

Contents:
Typescript notes with corrections and correspondence.

'The Current State of Links Between Universities and Industry in the Field of Science and Technology and Prospects for Future Development', Address to Parliamentary and Scientific Committee, House of Commons, 25 May 1982.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.47  1982

Former reference: D.47

1 folder

Contents:
Typescript draft and notes with corrections.

Oration for Kingman Brewster, University of Bristol Degree Congregation, c.1982.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.48  c. 1982

Former reference: D.48

1 folder

Contents:
Typescript notes with corrections.

'Truth and Imagination in Science', Royal College of Psychiatrists, 6 July 1983.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.49  1983

Former reference: D.49

1 folder

Contents:
Typescript notes with manuscript corrections.

'Opening of LEP', CERN, Switzerland, 13 September 1983.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.50  1983

Former reference: D.50

1 folder

Administrative history:
LEP stands for Large Electron-Positron (Collider).

Contents:
Typescript notes.

'Fostering Excellence in Universities, the Need to Identify and Support the Most Able Individuals', The Hague Club, 16 September 1983.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.51  1983

Former reference: D.51

1 folder

Contents:
Typescript notes.

Address at opening of the Cornwall Postgraduate Centre, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Treliske, 17 October 1983.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.52  1983

Former reference: D.52

1 folder

Contents:
Programme of the ceremony only.

'A Plain Physicist's Guide to Nuclear Weapons', South West Branch Institute of Physics, 1 December 1983.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.53  1983

Former reference: D.53

1 folder

Contents:
The title is taken from the original folder containing the manuscript draft.

Speech in honour of Sir Alfred Pugsley's 80th Birthday, ? Bristol, 1983.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.54  1983

Former reference: D.54

1 folder

Contents:
Typescript notes.

'Is the National Health Service Serving us well?', Royal Institute of Public Administration, 12 January 1984.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.55  1984

Former reference: D.55

1 folder

Contents:
Typescript draft with figures.

'Talk to Southern Universities Regional Administrative Training Programme-Senior Staff Seminar', 19 January 1984.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.56  1984

Former reference: D.56

1 folder

Contents:
Typescript notes.

Speech to Degree Congregations, University of Bristol, July 1984.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.57  1984

Former reference: D.57

1 folder

Contents:
Typescript notes.

Opening and Closing speeches, CERN 30th Anniversary celebrations, CERN, Switzerland, 21 September 1984.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.58  1984

Former reference: D.58

1 folder

Contents:
Printed brochure of the speeches, programme and menu with autographs of King Juan Carlos, Queen Sophia and Princesses Cristina and Elena of Spain.

'How does Science Change Medicine?', Boehringer-Ingelheim conference, Germany, 9-11 November 1985.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.59  1985

Former reference: D.59

1 folder

Contents:
Typescript notes.

Untitled, Rutherford Laboratory, 20 September 1985.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.60  1985

Former reference: D.60

1 folder

Contents:
Manuscript notes starting: '1.Large part of science is the orderly and logical working from one position to the next.'

'Entertainment not Enlightement', occasion unknown, ? Institute of Physics, c.1985  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.61  c.1985

Former reference: D.61

1 folder

Contents:
Manuscript notes.

Address at Memorial Service for Arthur Roderick Collar, Bristol Cathedral, 13 May 1986.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.62, D.63  1986

Former reference: D.62, D.63

2 folders

Contents:
Correspondence, typescript notes, obituaries and biographical notes on Collar.

Talk on James Chadwick titled 'Notes for Cambridge', Cambridge, undated.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.64  Undated

Former reference: D.64

1 folder

Contents:
Typescript notes with manuscript corrections.

'Collaboration in Research on a National and a European Basis', occasion unknown, undated.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.65  Undated

Former reference: D.65

1 folder

Contents:
Typescript notes.

Oration for Sir Peter Kent at unidentified degree congregagtion.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.66  c.1970

Former reference: D.66

1 folder

Contents:
Typescript notes.

Untitled, undated.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.67  Undated

Former reference: D.67

1 folder

Contents:
Manuscript notes 'on physicists', starting 'The end of the 19th Century saw a great synthesis in our picture of the physical world around us.'

'Interrupt', occasion unknown, undated.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.68  Undated

Former reference: D.68

1 folder

Contents:
Manuscript notes starting: 'You are a physicist'. Also includes photocopies on Stanton Drew stone circle and transparencies.

'Myths of the NHS', occasion unknown, undated.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.69  Undated

Former reference: D.69

1 folder

Contents:
Manuscript notes.

Untitled, undated.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.70  Undated

Former reference: D.70

1 folder

Contents:
Manuscript notes starting '1.How to approach-not somewhat dry classification of observable particles nor of their constituents.' Also includes slides.

'Speech for Evan Wright, Registrar and Secretary of the University of Bristol on his retirement party, University of Bristol, Undated.  MERRISON/D/D.1-D.71/D.71  Undated

Former reference: D.71

1 folder

Contents:
Manuscript notes in notebook.

BROADCAST  MERRISON/D/D.72-D.78  1965-1983

Former reference: D.72-D.78

7 folders

'Tools of Science No 4: The Proton Synchrotron', BBC 2 Television, Bristol, 6 May 1965.  MERRISON/D/D.72-D.78/D.72  1965

Former reference: D.72

1 folder

Contents:
Printed programme of the recording with Merrison's notes.

'Overheard on a Train', BBC Radio, February 1981.  MERRISON/D/D.72-D.78/D.73  1981

Former reference: D.73

1 folder

Contents:
Typescript notes and correspondence.

'The World at One', Interview by Peter Ruff re staff reduction at Bristol University, BBC Radio 4, 7 October 1981.  MERRISON/D/D.72-D.78/D.74  1981

Former reference: D.74

1 folder

Contents:
Payment slip.

Contribution to 'Public Life', BBC West, February 1982.  MERRISON/D/D.72-D.78/D.75  1982

Former reference: D.75

1 folder

Contents:
Correspondence only.

Contribution to the programme 'Panorama', BBC Television, October 1982.  MERRISON/D/D.72-D.78/D.76  1982

Former reference: D.76

1piece of correspondence.

Contents:
1 letter only.

Contribution to the programme 'Science Now', BBC Radio 4, November 1982.  MERRISON/D/D.72-D.78/D.77  1982

Former reference: D.77

1 letter

Contents:
1 letter only.

Contribution to the programme 'Horizon' on British Science Policy, BBC Television, February 1983.  MERRISON/D/D.72-D.78/D.78  1983

Former reference: D.78

1 folder

Contents:
Correspondence.

NON-TEXTUAL MATERIAL  MERRISON/D/D.79-D.83  1976-1988

Former reference: D.79-D.83

5 items

Contents:
Audio recordings and photographic slides.

Audio cassette recording of the 142nd Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 18-24 February 1976.  MERRISON/D/D.79-D.83/D.79  1976

Former reference: D.79

2 audio cassettes

Contents:
See also D.19, D.20.

Audio cassette recording of the British Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting, University of Bristol, 1-5 September 1986.  MERRISON/D/D.79-D.83/D.80  1986

Former reference: D.80

1 audio cassette.

Audio cassette recording of the Opening and Closing Plenary Sessions of the 14th Commonwealth Universities Congress, Perth, Australia, 7-12 February 1988.  MERRISON/D/D.79-D.83/D.81  1988

Former reference: D.81

2 audio cassettes.

Box of slides used to illustrate lectures.  MERRISON/D/D.79-D.83/D.82  Undated

Former reference: D.82

1 box

Miscellaneous slides on the National Health Service and the Power Advisory Board.  MERRISON/D/D.79-D.83/D.83  Undated

Former reference: D.83

1 box

SOCIETIES AND ORGANISATIONS  MERRISON/E/  1967-2001

Former reference: E.1-E.518

518 folders

Contents:
E.1-E.5 ASSOCIATION OF COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITIES
E.6 AVON AND SOMERSET CONSTABULARY
E.7 AVON RIDING GROUP FOR THE DISABLED
E.8-E.12 BRISTOL EVENING POST
E.13-E.35 BRISTOL OLD VIC TRUST
E.36-E.39 BRISTOL WATERWORKS COMPANY
E.40-E.42 CECIL POWELL LECTURE TRUST
E.43-E.59 CERN
E.60-E.62 ST CHRISTOPHER SCHOOL (BRISTOL) LTD
E.63-E.69 CLIFTON COLLEGE/CLIFTON HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS
E.70 COUNCIL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTES (CSTI)
E.71, E.72 DARESBURY LABORATORY (SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL)
E.73, E.74 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND SCIENCE
E.75-E.215 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
E.216-E.218 DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT
E.219-E.221 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SECURITY
E.222, E.223 EUROPEAN PHYSICS SOCIETY
E.224-E.244 HARKNESS FELLOWSHIPS
E.245-E.272 INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS
E.273-E.351 INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR CHILD STUDIES (BRISTOL)
E.352-E.356 LLOYDS BANK PLC
E.357-E.366 OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
E.367-E.371 ST PETERS HOSPICE DEVELOPMENT APPEAL (BRISTOL)
E.372-E.378 PUGWASH CONFERENCES ON SCIENCE AND WORLD AFFAIRS
E.379-E.382 ROYAL COMMISSION ON THE NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE
E.383-E.385 ROYAL SOCIETY
E.386 STANFORD UNIVERSITY
E.387-E.475 UNIVERSITY SUPERANNUATION SCHEME
E.476-E.518 WESTERN PROVIDENT ASSOCIATION LIMITED

ASSOCIATION OF COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITIES  MERRISON/E/1  1984-1986

Former reference: E.1-E.5

5 folders

Conditions of access: Material in this series may not yet be available for consultation. Please consult the University of Bristol Special Collections for further information.

Administrative history:
Merrison was chairman between 1982 and 1983, though the surviving material postates this.

Correspondence re recommendation for the recipient of an award and review of the selection of Commonwealth Scholars.  MERRISON/E/1/E.1  1984-1985

Former reference: E.1

1 folder

Agenda and minutes  MERRISON/E/1/E.2  1984-1985

Former reference: E.2

1 folder

Contents:
Includes the agendas and minutes of the Special Group on Future Developments, the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission and the Panel of Advisers.

Memos, notes and brochures.  MERRISON/E/1/E.3  1984-1986

Former reference: E.3

1 folder

Accounts.  MERRISON/E/1/E.4  1984

Former reference: E.4

1 folder

Lists of scholarships awarded by the Selection Committee.  MERRISON/E/1/E.5  1985

Former reference: E.5

1 folder

AVON AND SOMERSET CONSTABULARY  MERRISON/E/2  1985

Former reference: E.6

1 folder

Administrative history:
A Civil Defence early warning system was installed in Hinton Blewett where Merrison lived as Vice-Chancellor and routine tests were conducted by the Avon and Somerset Constabulary.

Contents:
Correspondence and spiral-bound notes.

AVON RIDING GROUP FOR THE DISABLED  MERRISON/E/3  1981

Former reference: E.7

1 folder

Administrative history:
Merrison was President of the Group for the Disabled which campaigned to create a riding centre for the disabled.

Contents:
Bref correspondence re the appointment of Merrison as President, brochure.

BRISTOL EVENING POST  MERRISON/E/4  1978-1989

Former reference: E.8-E.12

5 folders

Administrative history:
Merrison was a Director between 1979 and 1989.

Correspondence re Merrison's pension details.  MERRISON/E/4/E.8  1978, 1989

Former reference: E.8

1 folder

Notes and report.  MERRISON/E/4/E.9, E.10  1982

Former reference: E.9, E.10

2 folders

1984 and 1985 Reports and Accounts.  MERRISON/E/4/E.11  1984-1985

Former reference: E.11

1 folder

1985/1986 budget.  MERRISON/E/4/E.12  1985

Former reference: E.12

1 folder

BRISTOL OLD VIC TRUST  MERRISON/E/5  1983-1986

Former reference: E.13-E.35

23 folders

Conditions of access: Material in this series may not yet be available for consultation. Please consult the University of Bristol Special Collections for further information.

Administrative history:
Merrison was Governor from 1969 to 1987 and Chairman between 1971 and 1987.

Correspondence.  MERRISON/E/5/E.13-E.21  1983-1986

Former reference: E.13-E.21

9 folders

Contents:
Correspondence re funding and accounts, appointment of staff, art development strategy and performance programme.

Agenda and Minutes.  MERRISON/E/5/E.22-E.26  1983-1985

Former reference: E.22-E.26

5 folders

Contents:
Minutes of the Governor's meetings and Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Sub-Committee arranged in chronological order.

Correspondence re the appointment of General Manager.  MERRISON/E/5/E.27-E.32  1983

Former reference: E.27-E.32

6 folders

Agreement between Bristol Old Vic and the Artistic Director Leon Rubin.  MERRISON/E/5/E.33  1986

Former reference: E.33

1 folder

Copy of 'The Theatre Royal, Bristol. Proposal for Research Amongst Existing and Potential Theatre-goers in Bristol.'  MERRISON/E/5/E.34  1984

Former reference: E.34

1 folder

Newspaper cuttings re the old Vic.  MERRISON/E/5/E.35  1983-1984

Former reference: E.35

1 folder

BRISTOL WATERWORKS COMPANY  MERRISON/E/6  1983-1989

Former reference: E.36-E.39

4 folders

Administrative history:
Merrison joined the Board of Directors in April 1984 until 1989.

Correspondence re appointment and pension.  MERRISON/E/6/E.36  1983, 1989

Former reference: E.36

1 folder

Agenda and chairman statement for the Annual General Meeting of 1985.  MERRISON/E/6/E.37  1985

Former reference: E.37

1 folder

Reports and Accounts.  MERRISON/E/6/E.38, E.39  1984-1985

Former reference: E.38, E.39

2 folders

CECIL POWELL LECTURE TRUST  MERRISON/E/7  1974, 1985

Former reference: E.40-E.42

3 folders

Administrative history:
Merrison was a trustee of the Trust.

Correspondence re the cancellation of the annual lecture in 1984 and trustee membership.  MERRISON/E/7/E.40  1984-1985

Former reference: E.40

1 folder

Trust deed and appointment of a new trustee.  MERRISON/E/7/E.41  1974, 1985

Former reference: E.41

1 folder

Accounts.  MERRISON/E/7/E.42  1985

Former reference: E.42

1 folder

CERN  MERRISON/E/8  1979-2001

Former reference: E.43-E.59

17 folders

Conditions of access: Material in this series may not yet be available for consultation. Please consult the University of Bristol Special Collections for further information.

Administrative history:
Merrison was President of the CERN Council between 1982 and 1985.

Correspondence re the appointment of a new Director General and management strategies.  MERRISON/E/8/E.43-E.45  1984

Former reference: E.43-E.45

3 folders

Committee papers.  MERRISON/E/8/E.46-E.50  1984

Former reference: E.46-E.50

6 folders

Agenda and minutes of the Committee of the Council.  MERRISON/E/8/E.46-E.50/E.46  1984

Former reference: E.46

1 folder

Agenda and minutes of the Finance Committee.  MERRISON/E/8/E.46-E.50/E.47, E.48  1984

Former reference: E.47, E.48

2 folders

Reports and notes on conversation in the President's Group.  MERRISON/E/8/E.46-E.50/E.49  1984

Former reference: E.49

1 folder

Agenda and minutes of the Sessions of the Council.  MERRISON/E/8/E.46-E.50/E.50  1984

Former reference: E.50

1 folder

Draft paper and notes for discussion.  MERRISON/E/8/E.51  1984

Former reference: E.51

1 folder

Introduction by Merrison at the memorial gathering for Sir John Adams, CERN, 27 April 1984.  MERRISON/E/8/E.52  1984

Former reference: E.52

1 folder

Miscellanous manuscript notes starting 'Longer period of D. G'.  MERRISON/E/8/E.53  n.d

Former reference: E.53

1 folder

Copies of CERN bulletins with articles on colleagues of Merrison.  MERRISON/E/8/E.54, E.55  1989-2001

Former reference: E.54, E.55

2 folders

Contents:
Also includes a photograph.

Newpaper cutting and black and white photograph.  MERRISON/E/8/E.56  1983-1984

Former reference: E.56

1 folder

Promotional printed photographic album and brochures.  MERRISON/E/8/E.57-E.59  1979, 1980, 1994

Former reference: E.57-E.59

3 folders

Contents:
Merrison is featured in this publicity material.

ST CHRISTOPHER SCHOOL (BRISTOL)  MERRISON/E/9  1981-1984

Former reference: E.60-E.62

3 folders

Administrative history:
Merrison was a member of the Council.

Correspondence re educational provision.  MERRISON/E/9/E.60  1983

Former reference: E.60

2 sheets.

Agenda, minutes and accounts.  MERRISON/E/9/E.61, E.62  1981-1984

Former reference: E.61, E.62

2 folders

CLIFTON COLLEGE/CLIFTON HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS  MERRISON/E/10  1984-1985

Former reference: E.63-E.69

7 folders

Administrative history:
Merrison was Chairman of a working party investigating the possibility of collaboration between Clifton College and Clifton High School for Girls.

Correspondence re collaboration between Clifton High School for Girls and Clifton College.  MERRISON/E/10/E.63  1984-1985

Former reference: E.63

1 folder

Agenda and minutes.  MERRISON/E/10/E.64, E.65  1984-1985

Former reference: E.64, E.65

2 folders

Reports, accounts and press release.  MERRISON/E/10/E.66-E.69  1984-1985

Former reference: E.66-E.69

4 folders

COUNCIL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTES (CSTI)  MERRISON/E/11  1985

Former reference: E.70

1 folder

Administrative history:
Merrison was Chairman of the Council.

Contents:
Correspondence.

DARESBURY LABORATORY (SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL)  MERRISON/E/12  c.1967, 1978

Former reference: E.71, E.72

1album, 1 folder.

Administrative history:
Merrison was the first Director of the Laboratory between 1962 and 1969 presiding over its construction and opening.

Large photographic album showing various stages of construction, inaugurations and celebrations.  MERRISON/E/12/E.71  c.1967

Former reference: E.71

1 album.

Brochure featuring Merrison.  MERRISON/E/12/E.72  1978

Former reference: E.72

1 brochure.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND SCIENCE  MERRISON/E/13  1981-1985

Former reference: E.73, E.74

2 folders

Administrative history:
Merrison was a member of the committee between 1984 and 1986.

Copy of 'Academic Validation in Public Sector Higher Education', The Report of the Committee of Enquiry into the Academic Validation of Degree Courses in Public Section Higher Education, April 1985'.  MERRISON/E/13/E.73  1985

Former reference: E.73

1 folder

Typescript notes by Merrison entitled 'Science and Government'.  MERRISON/E/13/E.74  1981

Former reference: E.74

1 folder

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY  MERRISON/E/14  1973-1988

Former reference: E.75-E.215

141 folders

Nuclear Power Advisory Board  MERRISON/E/14/E.75-E.79  1973-1988

Former reference: E.75-E.79

5 folders

Administrative history:
Merrison was a member of the Board between 1973 and 1976.

Correspondence re energy production strategy.  MERRISON/E/14/E.75-E.79/E.75, E.76  1973-1988

Former reference: E.75, E.76

2 folders

Notes on conversations by the Secretariat.  MERRISON/E/14/E.75-E.79/E.77  1973-1974

Former reference: E.77

1 folder

Contents:
Also contains manuscript notes.

Miscellaneous manuscript notes with copy of a paper entitled 'Energy for the next Generation.'  MERRISON/E/14/E.75-E.79/E.78  1986-1987

Former reference: E.78

1 folder

Newspaper cuttings.  MERRISON/E/14/E.75-E.79/E.79  1986-1987

Former reference: E.79

1 folder

Severn Barrage Committee  MERRISON/E/14/E.80-E.215  1979-1983

Former reference: E.80-E.215

136 folders

Administrative history:
In 1978 Merrison was appointed a member of the Severn Barrage Committee established by the Department of Energy under the chairmanship of H. Bondi to assess the advantages and disadvantages of a 'scheme for harnessing the tidal energy of the Severn Estuary' and advise the Government on whether to proceed. The Committee reported favourably on the project in 1981.

Correspondence  MERRISON/E/14/E.80-E.215/E.80-E.83  1979-1983

Former reference: E.80-E.83

4 folders

Contents:
Correspondence re visit to a Dutch barrage, the Severn tidal power, pre-feasbility studies, reports, costs and environmental impact, organisation of a symposium.

Meeting notices and minutes.  MERRISON/E/14/E.80-E.215/E.84-E.87  1979-1981

Former reference: E.84-E.87

4 folders

Draft and final reports, memoranda, committee papers and progress reports.  MERRISON/E/14/E.80-E.215/E.88-E.213  1979-1981, n.d

Former reference: E.88-E.213

126 folders

June - October 1979.  MERRISON/E/14/E.80-E.215/E.88-E.213/E.88-E.93  1979

Former reference: E.88-E.93

6 folders

October 1979 - January 1980.  MERRISON/E/14/E.80-E.215/E.88-E.213/E.94-E.98  1979-1980

Former reference: E.94-E.98

5 folders

February - June 1980.  MERRISON/E/14/E.80-E.215/E.88-E.213/E.99-E.103  1980

Former reference: E.99-E.103

5 folders

June - July 1980.  MERRISON/E/14/E.80-E.215/E.88-E.213/E.104-E.108  1980

Former reference: E.104-E.108

5 folders

July - August 1980.  MERRISON/E/14/E.80-E.215/E.88-E.213/E.109-E.113  1980

Former reference: E.109-E.113

5 folders

September 1980.  MERRISON/E/14/E.80-E.215/E.88-E.213/E.114-E.118  1980

Former reference: E.114-E.118

5 folders

September 1980.  MERRISON/E/14/E.80-E.215/E.88-E.213/E.119-E.123  1980

Former reference: E.119-E.123

5 folders

October 1980.  MERRISON/E/14/E.80-E.215/E.88-E.213/E.124-E.128  1980

Former reference: E.124-E.128

5 folders

October 1980.  MERRISON/E/14/E.80-E.215/E.88-E.213/E.129-E.133  1980

Former reference: E.129-E.133

5 folders

October 1980.  MERRISON/E/14/E.80-E.215/E.88-E.213/E.134-E.138  1980

Former reference: E.134-E.138

5 folders

November 1980.  MERRISON/E/14/E.80-E.215/E.88-E.213/E.139-E.143  1980

Former reference: E.139-E.143

5 folders

November 1980.  MERRISON/E/14/E.80-E.215/E.88-E.213/E.144-E.148  1980

Former reference: E.144-E.148

5 folders

November - December 1980.  MERRISON/E/14/E.80-E.215/E.88-E.213/E.149-E.153  1980

Former reference: E.149-E.153

5 folders

December 1980.  MERRISON/E/14/E.80-E.215/E.88-E.213/E.154-E.158  1980

Former reference: E.154-E.158

5 folders

December 1980.  MERRISON/E/14/E.80-E.215/E.88-E.213/E.159-E.163  1980

Former reference: E.159-E.163

5 folders

December 1980.  MERRISON/E/14/E.80-E.215/E.88-E.213/E.164-E.168  1980

Former reference: E.164-E.168

5 folders

December 1980.  MERRISON/E/14/E.80-E.215/E.88-E.213/E.169-E.173  1980

Former reference: E.169-E.173

5 folders

December 1980.  MERRISON/E/14/E.80-E.215/E.88-E.213/E.174-E.178  1980

Former reference: E.174-E.178

5 folders

December 1980.  MERRISON/E/14/E.80-E.215/E.88-E.213/E.179-E.183  1980

Former reference: E.179-E.183

5 folders

December 1980 - January 1981.  MERRISON/E/14/E.80-E.215/E.88-E.213/E.184-E.188  1980

Former reference: E.184-E.188

5 folders

January 1981.  MERRISON/E/14/E.80-E.215/E.88-E.213/E.189-E.193  1981

Former reference: E.189-E.193

5 folders

January 1981.  MERRISON/E/14/E.80-E.215/E.88-E.213/E.194-E.198  1981

Former reference: E.194-E.198

5 folders

January - March 1981.  MERRISON/E/14/E.80-E.215/E.88-E.213/E.199-E.203  1981

Former reference: E.199-E.203

5 folders

March - April 1981.  MERRISON/E/14/E.80-E.215/E.88-E.213/E.204-E.208  1981

Former reference: E.204-E.208

5 folders

April 1981.  MERRISON/E/14/E.80-E.215/E.88-E.213/E.209-E.213  1981

Former reference: E.209-E.213

5 folders

Typescript notes on workshop programmes.  MERRISON/E/14/E.80-E.215/E.214  1979, 1981

Former reference: E.214

1 folder

Press releases and newspaper cutting.  MERRISON/E/14/E.80-E.215/E.215  1979-1981

Former reference: E.215

1 folder

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT  MERRISON/E/15  1973

Former reference: E.216-E.218

3 folders

Administrative history:
Merrison was Chairman of the Committee of Inquiry into the Basis of Design and Method of Erection of Steel-Box Girder Bridges. This was established in 1970 and reported in 1973.

'Inquiry into the Basis of Design and Method of Erection of Steel-Box Girder Bridges', Report of the Committee, abridged version (33 pp).  MERRISON/E/15/E.216  1973

Former reference: E.216

1 folder

Report of the Committee-Appendix 1-Interim Design and Workmanship Rules, Part I-III.  MERRISON/E/15/E.217, E.218  1973

Former reference: E.217, E.218

2 pieces

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SECURITY  MERRISON/E/16  1973-1978

Former reference: E.219-E.221

3 folders

Administrative history:
Merrison was Chairman of the Committee of Inquiry into the Regulation of the Medical Profession between 1972 and 1975. The Inquiry later led to the Medical Act 1978.

Correspondence.  MERRISON/E/16/E.219  1973

Former reference: E.219

1 sheet.

'Report of the Committee of Inquiry into the Regulation of the Medical Profession.'  MERRISON/E/16/E.220  1975

Former reference: E.220

1 folder

Signed copy of the Medical Act 1978, also called the Merrison Act.  MERRISON/E/16/E.221  1978

Former reference: E.221

1 folder

EUROPEAN PHYSICS SOCIETY  MERRISON/E/17  1984-1989

Former reference: E.222, E.223

2 folders

Administrative history:
Merrison was Chairman of the Organising Committee (of the Seminar on International Research Facilities.)

Contents:
See also E.245-E.272 (Institute of Physics).

Correspondence and papers.  MERRISON/E/17/E.222  1984-1989

Former reference: E.222

1 folder

Agenda and Minutes of the Organising Committee.  MERRISON/E/17/E.223  1986

Former reference: E.223

1 folder

HARKNESS FELLOWSHIPS  MERRISON/E/18  1983-1989

Former reference: E.224-E.244

20 folders

Conditions of access: Material in this series may not yet be available for consultation. Please consult the University of Bristol Special Collections for further information.

Administrative history:
Merrison was Chairman of the UK Selection Board for Harkness Fellowships. Lady Merrison was also on the committee.

Correspondence re committee membership, candidates applications and student reports.  MERRISON/E/18/E.224-E.234  1983-1986

Former reference: E.224-E.234

10 folders

'Lady Merrison', content of folder so inscribed.  MERRISON/E/18/E.235-E.238  1986-1989

Former reference: E.235-E.238

4 folders

Correspondence.  MERRISON/E/18/E.235-E.238/E.235  1986-1989

Former reference: E.235

1 folder

Typescript report of visits to recipients of the Harkness fellowships by Lady Merrison.  MERRISON/E/18/E.235-E.238/E.236-E.238  1986

Former reference: E.236-E.238

3 folders

Records of interviews for candidate selection.  MERRISON/E/18/E.239-E.243  1985-1986

Former reference: E.239-E.243

5 folders

Biographical information on A. L. Atherton (Harkness Fellowship Director).  MERRISON/E/18/E.244  1984, 1985

Former reference: E.244

1 folder

INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS  MERRISON/E/19  1975-1985

Former reference: E.245-E.272

28 folders

Conditions of access: Material in this series may not yet be available for consultation. Please consult the University of Bristol Special Collections for further information.

Administrative history:
Merrison was President of the Institute between 1984 and 1986, Chairman of the British Physics Olympiad Committee, represented the Institute of Physics on the Science and Engineering Professional Group and was a member of the Fulmer Research Institute, a company owned by the Institute.

Contents:
See also E.222-E.223 (European Physics Society).

Correspondence.  MERRISON/E/19/E.245-E.247  1982-1985

Former reference: E.245-E.247

3 folders

Contents:
Correspondence re Merrison's appointment as President, nomination of members of the Council, the Partnership Agreement of 'Europhysics Letters', nomination for the Holweck Prize 1985, shortage of physics teachers.

Annual report of the Council.  MERRISON/E/19/E.248  1984

Former reference: E.248

1 folder

British Physics Olympiad Committee  MERRISON/E/19/E.249-E.251  1984

Former reference: E.249-E.251

3 folders

Administrative history:
Merrison was responsible for entering a UK team at the International Physics Olympiad, at which secondary school students competed in theoretical and practical tests.

Correspondence re appointment of Merrison as Chairman.  MERRISON/E/19/E.249-E.251/E.249  1984

Former reference: E.249

1 folder

Miscellaneous.  MERRISON/E/19/E.249-E.251/E.250  1984

Former reference: E.250

1 folder

Contents:
Includes a list of committee members and supporters and sponsors and notes of the International Physics Olympiad.

Copy of the test paper.  MERRISON/E/19/E.249-E.251/E.251  1984

Former reference: E.251

1 folder

Science and Engineering Professional Group.  MERRISON/E/19/E.252  1985

Former reference: E.252

1 sheet.

Contents:
Aide memoire for a meeting of the group.

Fulmer Research Institute.  MERRISON/E/19/E.253-E.256  1984-1985

Former reference: E.253-E.256

4 folders

Administrative history:
The Fulmer Research Institute, Slough, was a company owned by the Institute of Physics.

Contents:
Meeting notices, reports and accounts of the Institute and its subsiduaries.

'Resources for Physics Education', content of folder so inscribed.  MERRISON/E/19/E.257-E.266  1975, 1984

Former reference: E.257-E.266

10 folders

Administrative history:
This material relates to report on physics education requested by the Institute of Physics Council.

Correspondence.  MERRISON/E/19/E.257-E.266/E.257-E.258  1984

Former reference: E.257-E.258

2 folders

Drafts and tables of 'A Policy Statement on Resources for Physics Education.'  MERRISON/E/19/E.257-E.266/E.259-E.262  1984

Former reference: E.259-E.262

4 folders

Background material.  MERRISON/E/19/E.257-E.266/E.263-E.265  1975-1984

Former reference: E.263-E.265

3 folders

'Research and Development', newspaper cuttings and leaflet.  MERRISON/E/19/E.257-E.266/E.266  1983-1984

Former reference: E.266

1 folder

Kendrew report.  MERRISON/E/19/E.267-E.272  1985

Former reference: E.267-E.272

6 folders

Administrative history:
A report entitled 'High Energy Particle Physics in the United Kingdom' was published by the Science and Engineering Research Council to review the UK participation in the study of high energy particle physics. Members of the Council of the Institute of Physics commented on it.

Contents:
Found with the Institute of Physics files.

Correspondence.  MERRISON/E/19/E.267-E.272/E.267  1985

Former reference: E.267

1 letter

Copy of the report.  MERRISON/E/19/E.267-E.272/E.268-E.271  1985

Former reference: E.268-E.271

4 folders

Copy of 'Response to the Report of the ABRC/SERC Enquiry on High Energy Particle Physics.'  MERRISON/E/19/E.267-E.272/E.272  1985

Former reference: E.272

1 folder

Contents:
Also includes a newspaper cutting.

INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR CHILD STUDIES (BRISTOL)  MERRISON/E/20  1982-1985

Former reference: E.273-E.351

79 folders

Conditions of access: Material in this series may not yet be available for consultation. Please consult the University of Bristol Special Collections for further information.

Administrative history:
Merrison was Chairman of the Trustees.

Correspondence.  MERRISON/E/20/E.273-E.302  1982-1985

Former reference: E.273-E.302

30 folders

Contents:
Correspondence re the creation of a new International Centre for Child Studies in Bristol, staff management and appointment, fund raising. Also includes a report on the newly created centre.

Agenda and minutes of meetings.  MERRISON/E/20/E.303-E.327  1982-1985

Former reference: E.303-E.327

25 folders

List of trustees.  MERRISON/E/20/E.328  n.d

Former reference: E.328

1 folder

Report to the Trustees.  MERRISON/E/20/E.329  1983

Former reference: E.329

1 folder

Statements of income and expenditure.  MERRISON/E/20/E.330-E.332  1983-1985

Former reference: E.330-E.332

3 folders

Application for registration as a charity.  MERRISON/E/20/E.333  1983

Former reference: E.333

1 folder

Appeal and fund-raising.  MERRISON/E/20/E.334-E.342  1983

Former reference: E.334-E.342

9 folders

Appointment of Appeal Director.  MERRISON/E/20/E.334-E.342/E.334-E.336  1983

Former reference: E.334-E.336

3 folders

Fund raising management.  MERRISON/E/20/E.334-E.342/E.337-E.339  1983

Former reference: E.337-E.339

3 folders

Contents:
List of potential donors and helpers.

Draft and final of appeal brochure.  MERRISON/E/20/E.334-E.342/E.340-E.342  1983

Former reference: E.340-E.342

3 folders

Building construction documentation.  MERRISON/E/20/E.343-E.347  1983-1984

Former reference: E.343-E.347

5 folders

Contents:
Plans, budgets, maps, photographs and feasibility studies.

Notes on reports, articles and papers on children's living conditions and disabilities.  MERRISON/E/20/E.348, E.349  1984, n.d.

Former reference: E.348, E.349

2 folders

Miscellaneous.  MERRISON/E/20/E.350, E.351  1982-1984

Former reference: E.350, E.351

2 folders

Contents:
Typescript note on the management structure of the Centre, one copy of a bulletin, copy of the annual report of the Muller Homes for Children, draft of a proposal to the 1983 'Blue Peter You Can Save a Baby Appeal.'

LLOYDS BANK PLC  MERRISON/E/21  1983-1989

Former reference: E.352-E.356

5 folders

Conditions of access: Material in this series may not yet be available for consultation. Please consult the University of Bristol Special Collections for further information.

Administrative history:
Merrison was appointed a Director of Lloyd's Bank UK Management Ltd and Chairman of the Bristol Regional Board.

Correspondence re regional Board members, charity appeals and Merrison's pension.  MERRISON/E/21/E.352, E.353  1984-1989

Former reference: E.352, E.353

2 folders

'Lloyds Personal.'  MERRISON/E/21/E.354  1983-1989

Former reference: E.354

1 folder

Contents:
Correspondence re Merrison's appointment as Director and Chairman of Bristol Regional Board; 'statement of emoluments and material interests relating to Lloyds Bank plc and it subsiduaries.'

Minutes of a meeting of Directors.  MERRISON/E/21/E.355  1983

Former reference: E.355

1 folder

Minutes of Lloyds Bank UK Management Ltd.  MERRISON/E/21/E.356  1983-1985

Former reference: E.356

1 folder

Contents:
Also includes some minutes of Lloyds Bank UK Management Equipment Committee.

OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS  MERRISON/E/22  1978-1984

Former reference: E.357-E.366

10 folders

Administrative history:
Merrison was Editor of the Science and Engineering Policy Series.

Contents:
Correspondence re appointment of Merrison as Editor of the Science and Engineering Policy Series, publication proposals some with extracts.

ST PETER'S HOSPICE DEVELOPMENT APPEAL (BRISTOL)  MERRISON/E/23  1984-1985

Former reference: E.367-E.371

5 folders

Administrative history:
Merrison was Chairman of St Peter's Hospice Development Appeal.

Correspondence re the Appeal Committee.  MERRISON/E/23/E.367  1984-1985

Former reference: E.367

1 folder

Minutes of meetings.  MERRISON/E/23/E.368  1984-1985

Former reference: E.368

1 folder

Drafts for appeal brochure.  MERRISON/E/23/E.369, E.370  1984

Former reference: E.369, E.370

2 folders

Copy of the 'Financial Plan of Action.'  MERRISON/E/23/E.371  1985

Former reference: E.371

1 folder

PUGWASH CONFERENCES ON SCIENCE AND WORLD AFFAIRS  MERRISON/E/24  1977-1984

Former reference: E.372-E.378

7 folders

Administrative history:
Merrison was a member of the Executive Committee of the British Pugwash Group.

Correspondence re Merrison's membership to the Executive Committee.  MERRISON/E/24/E.372  1984

Former reference: E.372

1 folder

Minutes of meetings.  MERRISON/E/24/E.373  1984

Former reference: E.373

1 folder

Miscellaneous.  MERRISON/E/24/E.374  1984

Former reference: E.374

1 folder

Contents:
Includes list of members of the Executive Committee, notes on Proposed Activities of the British Pugwash Group, statement of the Pugwash Committee and a paper entitled 'Pugwash and the Scientific Community.'

File on the nuclear arms race kept by Merrison.  MERRISON/E/24/E.375-E.378  1977-1982

Former reference: E.375-E.378

4 folders

Contents:
Includes papers, brochures and manuscript notes on the subject of the arms race.

ROYAL COMMISSION ON THE NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE  MERRISON/E/25  1976-1984

Former reference: E.379-E.382

3 folders, 1 binded report.

Administrative history:
Merrison was Chairman of the Royal Commission on the National Health Service. This was established in 1976. It reported in 1979 (Cmnd 7615) and although some of its key recommendations were resisted at the time, a number were adopted in later NHS reforms.

Later correspondence re the work of the Commission.  MERRISON/E/25/E.379  1984

Former reference: E.379

1 folder

Reports and other documents.  MERRISON/E/25/E.380, E.381  1976, 1979

Former reference: E.380, E.381

1 folder, 1 binded report.

Contents:
Includes the final report, 'The Task of the Commission' and 'A Service for Patients, Conclusions and Recommendations of the Royal Commission Report.'

Programmes of symposia on the National Health Service which Merrison chaired.  MERRISON/E/25/E.382  1979, n.d.

Former reference: E.382

1 folder

ROYAL SOCIETY  MERRISON/E/26  1981-1987

Former reference: E.383-E.385

3 folders

Administrative history:
Merrison was elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society in 1969. He was first editor of the Journal 'Science and Public Affairs' and was Treasurer-designate in 1986 (having subsequently to decline the appointment).

Correspondence.  MERRISON/E/26/E.383  1985-1986

Former reference: E.383

1 folder

Contents:
Correspondence re appointment of Merrison as editor of 'Science and Public Affairs' and possible appointment as Treasurer of the Society.

Royal Society annual dinner.  MERRISON/E/26/E.384  1987

Former reference: E.384

1 folder

Miscellaneous.  MERRISON/E/26/E.385  1981-1985

Former reference: E.385

1 folder

Contents:
Includes copies of Royal Society reports entitled 'Shortage of Physics Teachers', 'A Study of Commissioned Research' and 'Science and Public Affairs'.

STANFORD UNIVERSITY  MERRISON/E/27  1981

Former reference: E.386

1 folder

Contents:
3 pp typescript entitled 'Notes on Stanford Visit.'

UNIVERSITY SUPERANNUATION SCHEME  MERRISON/E/28  1979-1989

Former reference: E.387-E.475

89 folders

Conditions of access: Material in this series may not yet be available for consultation. Please consult the University of Bristol Special Collections for further information.

Administrative history:
Merrison was on the Management Committee of the USS as a representative of the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals of the Universities of the United Kingdom. He later became director and then chairman. He was also a member of the Finance and General Purposes Committee.

Correspondence.  MERRISON/E/28/E.387-E.408  1979-1989

Former reference: E.387-E.408

22 folders

Contents:
Correspondence re actuarial valuations, Merrison's appointment to the Management Committee, duties of the chairman, staff appointment, pension calculations, committees membership and remuneration, management information requirements, consultants.

Financial and General Purposes Committee agenda and minutes.  MERRISON/E/28/E.409-E.422  1984-1985

Former reference: E.409-E.422

14 folders

Management Committee agenda and minutes.  MERRISON/E/28/E.423-E.447  1983-1985

Former reference: E.423-E.447

25 folders

Committee membership information.  MERRISON/E/28/E.448  1985

Former reference: E.448

1 folder

Reports, accounts and administrative handbook.  MERRISON/E/28/E.449-E.453  1982-1984

Former reference: E.449-E.453

5 folders

Estimates of administrative expenses.  MERRISON/E/28/E.454  1984

Former reference: E.454

1 folder

'Valuation'. Contents of folder so inscribed.  MERRISON/E/28/E.455-E.466  1979-1986

Former reference: E.455-E.466

12 folders

Correspondence re valuation, solvency of the USS.  MERRISON/E/28/E.455-E.466/E.455-E.457  1979-1984

Former reference: E.455-E.457

3 folders

Contents:
Also includes memorandum and typescript notes.

Statistics and cash flow summary.  MERRISON/E/28/E.455-E.466/E.458  1983, 1984

Former reference: E.458

1 folder

Copy of 'Population, Pension, Costs and Pensioner's Incomes. A Background paper for the Inquiry into Provision for Retirement.'  MERRISON/E/28/E.455-E.466/E.459  1984

Former reference: E.459

1 folder

Miscellaneous.  MERRISON/E/28/E.455-E.466/E.460-E.462  1983

Former reference: E.460-E.462

3 folders

Contents:
Inlcudes material on valuation calculation, manuscript notes on solvency and on actuarialism, demography of USS.

Notes, memorandum and reports.  MERRISON/E/28/E.455-E.466/E.463-E.466  1983-1986

Former reference: E.463-E.466

4 folders

'The Birth of a Pension Scheme-A History of the Universities Superannuation Scheme', Sir Douglas Logan, Liverpool University Press, 1985.  MERRISON/E/28/E.467-E.473  1984, 1985

Former reference: E.467-E.473

6 folders and 1 book.

Draft of 'The Birth of a Pension Scheme.'  MERRISON/E/28/E.467-E.473/E.467-E.472  1984

Former reference: E.467-E.472

6 folders

Copy of 'The Birth of a Pension Scheme'as published.  MERRISON/E/28/E.467-E.473/E.473  1985

Former reference: E.473

1 book

Miscellaneous.  MERRISON/E/28/E.474, E.475  1984-1985

Former reference: E.474, E.475

2 folders

Contents:
Includes 'Universities Superannuation Scheme, Individual Commentary 1984' and drafts and articles for the USS Newsletter.

WESTERN PROVIDENT ASSOCIATION LIMITED  MERRISON/E/29  1974-1989

Former reference: E.476-E.518

43 folders

Administrative history:
In 1983 Merrison became Director and in 1985 Chairman of the Western Provident Association.

Correspondence re Merrison's terms of appointment.  MERRISON/E/29/E.476, E.477  1983-1989

Former reference: E.476, E.477

2 folders

List of members of the Board.  MERRISON/E/29/E.478  1974-1985

Former reference: E.478

1 folder

Agenda and minutes of meetings.  MERRISON/E/29/E.479-E.501  1983-1985

Former reference: E.479-E.501

23 folders

Memorandum and reports.  MERRISON/E/29/E.502-E.504  n.d, 1984

Former reference: E.502-E.504

3 folders

Portfolio summaries.  MERRISON/E/29/E.505-E.508  1983-1985

Former reference: E.505-E.508

4 folders

Reports and accounts.  MERRISON/E/29/E.509-E.514  1981-1985

Former reference: E.509-E.514

6 folders

British Hospitals Contributory Schemes Association.  MERRISON/E/29/E.515-E.517  1981-1983

Former reference: E.515-E.517

3 folders

Copy of the 1981-1982 annual report and 'Avon Leagues of Hospital Friends a Record of Achievements, 1948-1981.  MERRISON/E/29/E.515-E.517/E.515  1981-1982

Former reference: E.515

1 folder

Newspaper cuttings and notes on the future of hospital contributory schemes in Britain.  MERRISON/E/29/E.515-E.517/E.516  1981-1983

Former reference: E.516

1 folder

Copy of 'A Study of the Development of Hospital Contributory Schemes in England and Wales, Veronica Dawkins, September 1982.  MERRISON/E/29/E.515-E.517/E.517  1982

Former reference: E.517

1 folder

Miscellaneous.  MERRISON/E/29/E.518  1983-1984

Former reference: E.518

1 folder

Contents:
Biographical notes on the new Director A.G. Wright.

CORRESPONDENCE  MERRISON/F  1969-1988

Former reference: F.1-F.32

32 folders

Contents:
F.1-F.16 GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE F.17, F.18 POSTCARDS AND GREETINGS F.19-F.25 INVITATIONS AND RELIGIOUS SERVICES F.26-F.32 REFERENCES AND RECOMMENDATIONS

GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE  MERRISON/F/F.1-F.16  1969-1988

Former reference: F.1-F.16

16 folders

Conditions of access: Material in this series may not yet be available for consultation. Please consult the University of Bristol Special Collections for further information.

Contents:
It dates from 1969 to 1988 and chiefly relates to Merrison's official engagements and responsibilities as Vice-Chancellor, chairman of the Advisory Board of the Research Councils, chairman of the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals, and other offices and posts. There are also sequences of postcards and other informal greetings, invitations to functions and occasions including funeral and memorial services, and references and recommendations.

September 1969 - August 1978.  MERRISON/F/F.1-F.16/F.1  1969-1978

Former reference: F.1

1 folder

August - September 1978.  MERRISON/F/F.1-F.16/F.2  1978

Former reference: F.2

1 folder

September - October 1978.  MERRISON/F/F.1-F.16/F.3  1978

Former reference: F.3

1 folder

October - December 1978.  MERRISON/F/F.1-F.16/F.4  1978

Former reference: F.4

1 folder

January - February 1979.  MERRISON/F/F.1-F.16/F.5  1979

Former reference: F.5

1 folder

February - July 1979.  MERRISON/F/F.1-F.16/F.6  1979

Former reference: F.6

1 folder

June - August 1979.  MERRISON/F/F.1-F.16/F.7  1979

Former reference: F.7

1 folder

August - October 1979.  MERRISON/F/F.1-F.16/F.8  1979

Former reference: F.8

1 folder

October 1979 - March 1980.  MERRISON/F/F.1-F.16/F.9  1979-1980

Former reference: F.9

1 folder

March - October 1980.  MERRISON/F/F.1-F.16/F.10  1980

Former reference: F.10

1 folder

January 1981 - June 1982.  MERRISON/F/F.1-F.16/F.11  1981-1982

Former reference: F.11

1 folder

July 1982 - March 1983.  MERRISON/F/F.1-F.16/F.12  1982-1983

Former reference: F.12

1 folder

March - May 1983.  MERRISON/F/F.1-F.16/F.13  1983

Former reference: F.13

1 folder

May 1983 - July 1984.  MERRISON/F/F.1-F.16/F.14  1983-1984

Former reference: F.14

1 folder

July 1984 - October 1986.  MERRISON/F/F.1-F.16/F.15  1984-1986

Former reference: F.15

1 folder

September - December 1988.  MERRISON/F/F.1-F.16/F.16  1988

Former reference: F.16

1 folder

POSTCARDS AND GREETINGS  MERRISON/F/F.17, F.18  1973-1988

Former reference: F.17, F.18

2 folders

INVITATIONS, PROGRAMMES AND ORDERS OF SERVICES  MERRISON/F/F.19-F.25  1972-1987

Former reference: F.19-F.25

7 folders

REFERENCES AND RECOMMENDATIONS  MERRISON/F/F.26-F.32  1980-1987

Former reference: F.26-F.32

7 folders

Conditions of access: Material in this series may not yet be available for consultation. Please consult the University of Bristol Special Collections for further information.

Contents:
Arranged in alphabetical order.

B-H  MERRISON/F/F.26-F.32/F.26, F.27  1982-1987

Former reference: F.26, F.27

2 folders

J-L  MERRISON/F/F.26-F.32/F.28, F.29  1984-1986

Former reference: F.28, F.29

2 folders

P-S  MERRISON/F/F.26-F.32/F.30-F.32  1980-1986

Former reference: F.30-F.32

3 folders

The contents of this catalogue are the copyright of National Cataloguing Unit for the Archives of Contemporary Scientists
Rights in the Access to Archives database are the property of the Crown, © 2001-2014

The records described on this page are held by National Cataloguing Unit for the Archives of Contemporary Scientists