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Material relating to societies and organisations, 1946-1976

Identifier: Coll-41/6

Scope and Contents

Waddington was a member of numerous societies throughout his life, many of which were science-related. However, he was also involved with organisations and 'think tanks' with a wide-ranging environmental, societal, political or ethical scope, including the Club of Rome or the Council for Science and Society. Waddington's involvement with other organisations was on a more informal basis, and he also delivered lectures to various societies.

The societies covered within this series include:

  1. the American Academy of Arts and Sciences;
  2. the American Association for Cancer Research;
  3. British Environment Institute;
  4. Centre for Environmental Studies;
  5. Club of Rome;
  6. Council for Science and Society;
  7. Delos;
  8. Ecological Foundation;
  9. Eugenics Society;
  10. European Molecular Biology Organisation;
  11. Genetical Society;
  12. Institution of Environmental Sciences;
  13. International Biological Programme;
  14. International Cell Research Organisation;
  15. International Council of Scientific Unions;
  16. International Society for Cell Biology;
  17. International Society of Developmental Biologists;
  18. International Studium of Molecular Biology;
  19. International Union of Biological Sciences;
  20. International Union for the Scientific Study of Population;
  21. Pugwash International Conference on Science and World Affairs;
  22. Royal Society - International Biological Programme;
  23. Royal Society;
  24. Society for Develpmental Biology;
  25. S.E.A.S and Fellowship of Reconciliation;
  26. Society for Experimental Biology;
  27. Stazione Zoologica, Naples;
  28. UNESCO;
  29. World Academy of Art and Science;
  30. World Health Organisation.

The material includes: correspondence, board papers, reports, invitations and other material.

Most of the files contain original letters from correspondents, as well as manuscript or carbon copies of Waddington's responses.


  • Creation: 1946-1976


Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

Open, subject to the researcher completing a Data Protection undertaking form wherever noted. A small amount of the material has been redacted, pending a future review.


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The material was arranged alphabetically by society and chronologically within sequence. This order has been maintained, with the exception of the 'Miscellaneous Societies' folder, which has been moved from the beginning to the end of the sequence.

Physical Location


Archivist's Note

Catalogued by Clare Button July 2012

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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