LECTURES, PUBLICATIONS, BROADCASTS NCUACS 5/4/88/C.12-C.65 1947-1955
'Science in relation to religion', lecture given at Exhall Training College, Coventry, 15 January 1947. Manuscript draft, correspondence, arrangements for a second visit by Hardy to answer questions arising from his lecture. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.12 1947
'The faith of a scientist', address at Priestley Hall Leeds, December 1948. Copy of address, comments from colleagues on draft and on published version (Lindsey Press). NCUACS 5/4/88/C.13 1948
'Zoology outside the laboratory', Presidential Address to Section D of British Association, 1949. Copy of lecture, press comment, biographical notes prepared by Hardy. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.14 1949
Correspondence 1949 re talk on telepathy given by Hardy to Royal Society Club. Correspondence and programme for Society of Experimental Biology meeting January 1950 at which Hardy chaired a symposium on paranormal phenomena. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.15 1949-1950
'Science and Christianity - VIII', Hardy's contribution to a series broadcast in BBC European Service August 1955. Transcript of broadcast, photocopy of version published in The Friend. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.16 1955
'Religion in a scientific age', draft for lecture at The Hague NCUACS 5/4/88/C.17 1964
The Gifford Lectures NCUACS 5/4/88/C18 - C27 1962-1965
The lectures 'on natural theology without reference to creeds', were given by Hardy in the University of Aberdeen. They constitute a major statement, occupying two sessions, each of ten lectures, in the academic years 1963-64 and 1964-65. The published versions, in two volumes, indicate by their sub-titles the somewhat different emphases of the series; the first, The living stream: a restatement of evolution theory and its relation to the spirit of man (1965) and the second, The divine flame: an essay towards a natural history of religion (1966). The books reached a wide public, The living stream being awarded the Lecomte de Noüy Prize (see C.23) and Hardy made over the royalties from these and his other books on religion to establish his Religious Experience Research Unit.
Invitation NCUACS 5/4/88/C.18 1962
Correspondence, information on Gifford bequest etc.
The living stream NCUACS 5/4/88/C.19 n.d
Miscellaneous notes and drafts by Hardy.
Correspondence with colleagues for information or comments during preparation of lectures NCUACS 5/4/88/C.20 1963-65
Hardy's errata lists for published volume and of complimentary copies; correspondence from scientific colleagues, friends and members of public arising from publication, some with detailed replies from Hardy. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.21 n.d
Reviews of The living stream. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.22 n.d
Award of Lecomte du Noüy Prize 1968, and correspondence NCUACS 5/4/88/C.23 1968-71
Hardy's original black and white line drawings. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.24 n.d
The divine flame NCUACS 5/4/88/C.25 n.d
Hardy's list of complimentary copies, correspondence from colleagues preceding or following publication, and from readers, some with drafts of Hardy's replies.
Hardy's lists of acknowledgments and permissions to quote, correspondence with publishing house; syllabus and abstracts of lectures. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.26 n.d
Reviews of The divine flame. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.27 n.d
'Behaviour as a selective agent - a new look at evolution theory', lecture to Section D, British Association, September 1967. Manuscript drafts, summary report. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.28 1967
'Theology in the university: an outsider's view', lecture at Conference for teachers of theology in UK Universities, Leeds, December 1967. Manuscript draft. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.29 1967
'Marett, anthropology and religion', the Marett Memorial Lecture, Oxford, 9 May 1968. Manuscript draft. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.30 1968
'Science and the transcendental', lecture at Manchester College Oxford, 22 May 1968, and to Guild of Pastoral Psychology Conference, Oxford, September 1968. Manuscript draft. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.31 1968
'Science and an experimental faith', lecture on work of newly-established RERU, n.d. [1968-69]. Notes, 'abridged version'. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.32 1968-1969
'A scientist looks at religion', Friday Evening Discourse at Royal Institution, 7 November 1969. Manuscript draft, correspondence. Similar material to C.32. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.33 1969
'Is there a future for religious belief?', talk on BBC Third Programme, 17 March 1970. Hardy's draft, transcript, shorter version published in The Listener, correspondence. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.34 1970
Correspondence (only) re Hardy's 'Lunch-hour Dialogue' at St. Mary-le-Bow London, 29 September, and Advent Lectures on 'The Spiritual Development of Man' at Sion College London, 7 and 14 December 1970. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.35 1970
'Does God make a difference?', talk on BBC Overseas Service November 1971. Hardy's manuscript draft, transcript. Correspondence (only) re BBC TV 'Horizon' programme on religious experience 1972-73. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.36 1971-1973
'An experimental faith', draft for second of two short articles, published in The Times 18 August 1973. The first article (no draft survives) had appeared on 11 August. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.37 1973
Sermon preached at Christ Church Cathedral Oxford 18 November 1973 and at Oundle School 8 May 1975. Manuscript notes, incomplete. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.38 1973-1975
'Evolution and the human spirit', lecture at Sussex University NCUACS 5/4/88/C.39 22 November 1973
The challenge of chance. Experiments and speculations NCUACS 5/4/88/C.40 1973
A collaborative publication on coincidence, telepathy and randomness, with R. Harvie and A. Koestler, published by Hutchinson and in USA by Random House, Inc.
Brief correspondence, reviews and replies to reviews.
'Behaviour and evolution', the Boyle Lecture, Oxford, 1 February 1974. Manuscript draft. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.41 1974
'Behaviour as a selective agent in evolution', contribution to new preface for J. Huxley's Evolution: the modern synthesis, 3rd edition 1975. Manuscript drafts and notes. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.42 1975
Drafts for two chapters 'for the Farmington Trust Volume', entitled 'The world we live in', and 'Spiritual awareness in the experience of mankind', n.d., perhaps 1975. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.43 1975
The biology of God (Cape 1975) NCUACS 5/4/88/C.44 n.d
Notes, quotations etc. used for book. Draft for Chapter 9 'Dog and man: man and God' (an idea frequently used by Hardy in later writings and interviews).
Hardy's list of presentation copies, correspondence from colleagues and readers. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.45 n.d
Reviews, a few with correspondence. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.46 n.d
'The universality of religious experience', address to World Congress of Faiths, Manuscript draft. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.47 17 September 1977
BBC TV 'Everyman' programme 'It could happen to you', October 1979. Manuscript notes, brief correspondence. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.48 1979
The spiritual nature of man (Oxford 1979) NCUACS 5/4/88/C.49 n.d
Miscellaneous notes and drafts.
Comments on draft by colleagues and editor; correspondence from readers. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.50 n.d
Correspondence re possible publication of book and other projected writings by Hardy, mainly with Cape but also with Gollanoz. Hardy's letter of 1 December 1977 is of special interest in outlining his substantial writing programme including his autobiography (a duplicate is included for ease of reference at A.55). NCUACS 5/4/88/C.51 n.d
Correspondence with OUP contract, editing, publishing, publicity, paperback edition etc. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.52 1978-83
Hardy's list of complimentary copies, correspondence with writers, journalists, editors etc. re publicity. Hardy was particularly desirous of ensuring a wide and sympathetic reception for the book which described the results of the work of the RERU and was also intended to assist its future via the royalty receipts (the BBC TV 'Everyman' programme (C.48) was also intended to foster interest). Hardy's letters to Arthur Koestler and Philip Toynbee set out at some length his views on science and religion. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.53 n.d
Reviews of Spiritual nature of man. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.54 n.d
'Science and spirituality', lecture given to Centre for Spiritual and Psychological Studies, in the Jerusalem Chamber Westminster Abbey Draft. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.55 20 September 1980
'The church and science', Lenten lunch-time talk, St. Martin-in-the-Fields London, Draft. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.56 1981
'Darwinian evolution need not be materialist. .. . ', paper given at Higher Education Conference, Exeter, Manuscript notes and draft. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.57 December 1981
Correspondence (only) re possible BBC Radio 4 programme on coincidence; Border Television volume based on series of programmes on 'Revelations', for which Hardy wrote a Foreword. Correspondence 1984-85, draft of Hardy's contribution. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.58 1982-1985
Darwin and the spirit of man (Collins 1984) NCUACS 5/4/88/C59 1984
This was the last book which Hardy saw through the press, and the only one for which a complete draft survives.
Typescript and manuscript drafts and amended proofs.
Correspondence with publishers, contract, readers' and editor's comments, revisions, publicity etc. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.60 1981-84
Correspondence re biographical interview arranged as part of launch of book, published in The Standard 13 February 1984. Includes drafts of article and Hardy's emendations and comments. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.61 1982-84
Correspondence with colleagues, replies to reviewers. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.62 n.d
Reviews of book, press-cuttings on Darwin and Darwinism. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.63 n.d
'Science and Religion', article written on request for Le Figaro Magazine, but apparently not published. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.64 October 1984
Miscellaneous invitations to attend or address meetings and conferences on religious topics. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.65 n.d
RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE RESEARCH UNIT (RERU) NCUACS 5/4/88/C.66-C.90 1966-1985
(From 1984: THE ALISTER HARDY RESEARCH CENTRE)
The material is presented as follows:
C.66-C.78 Organisation and research 1966-85.
A chronological sequence of correspondence, reports and papers relating to all aspects of RERU (establishment, administration, funding, relations with Manchester College, appointments, research programmes).
C.87-C.90 Staff and appointments.
Organisation and research NCUACS 5/4/88/C.66 - C.78 1966-1985
[no title] NCUACS 5/4/88/C.66 1966-68
Establishment of Unit, assignment of royalties from The divine flame, agreement with Manchester College, legal arrangements.
Launch of the Unit, circular letters and reports, correspondence. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.67 1969
Reports, correspondence, extracts from college committee minutes (compiled by Hardy). Includes speech by Hardy to celebrate 25th anniversary of founding of Faith and Freedom and its editor E.S. Price. 1972. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.68 1970-75
Meetings of RERU Research Council (1st Meeting July 1976), reports, correspondence, charitable status, college committees etc. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.69 1976-78
This was a difficult year for the RERU financially and also because of uncertainty about the programme of future research proposed by the Director, E.A. Robinson. In view of the weak financial situation, Hardy dissolved the Research Council after its meetings in April in order to relieve the Trustees of any responsibility, which he took upon himself for a limited period. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.70 1979
Drafts for research projects put forward for RERU by E. A. Robinson, including 'Tradition and Experience' 1979, religious studies in education, and others, various dates 1979-81, some annotated unfavourably by Hardy, and discussed in the papers and correspondence. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.71 1979-1981
Meetings of reconstituted Research Council, research proposals, separate charitable status etc. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.72 1980
Correspondence with Director and Council members on research proposals. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.73 August-December 1980
Papers and correspondence on future of RERU, relations with college, possible re-siting etc. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.74 1981-82
Council meetings, new trust deed, proposals for new Alister Hardy Research Centre and comments. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.75 1983
Draft documents, proposals and appeal material for the Alister Hardy Research Centre, some annotated, discussed in committee meetings and correspondence and including final versions. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.76 n.d
Meetings, reports on research project, correspondence, arrangements for Press Lunch for Alister Hardy Research Centre 9 October. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.77 1984
Meetings and correspondence January-June (Hardy attended the Council meeting on 7 May and died on 22 May). NCUACS 5/4/88/C.78 1985
Funding NCUACS 5/4/88/C79-C86 1968-1985
An alphabetical sequence of correspondence and papers relating to individuals and charitable institutions including the Templeton Trust and Templeton Prize of £170,000 awarded to Hardy in 1985.
The Dulverton Trust NCUACS 5/4/88/C.79 1980, 1984
Re Mrs. Ernest, a benefactor who left a bequest to RERU in 1969. Correspondence (with daughter). NCUACS 5/4/88/C.80 1968-70, 1985
The Farmington Trust 1972 NCUACS 5/4/88/C.81 1980-85
The Moorgate Trust Fund, founded by Sir John Ellerman (Hardy's earlier patron at Hull and Oxford) in 1970. Correspondence 1980-81 with Lady Ellerman and Trustee. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.82 1970-1981
The Templeton Foundation NCUACS 5/4/88/C.83-C.85 n.d
General correspondence with J.M. Templeton and others 1973-80, 1984. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.83 1973-1984
Award of Templeton Prize to Hardy in The award was announced to Hardy on 10 February (his birthday) and the public ceremony took place at Guildhall London on 14 May. On the previous day Hardy suffered a stroke and was unable to attend or to give his address, which was read for him. He died on 22 May. Folder includes correspondence, arrangements and invitations for ceremony, copy of Hardy's speech and his manuscript commentary on the Lord's Prayer, brochure of ceremony. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.84 1985
Letters of congratulation (not indexed). NCUACS 5/4/88/C.85 n.d
Miscellaneous financial statements and estimates for RERU 1971-82. Also included is a letter from Hardy June 1983 about his difficulties and successes in fund-raising. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.86 1971-1983
Staff and collaborators NCUACS 5/4/88/C.87-C.90 1979-1984
B-H, W. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.87 n.d
Hay, J.D.L. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.88 1977-84
Knox, C. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.89 1981, 1984
Robinson, E.A. NCUACS 5/4/88/C.90 1969-70, 1975, 1979