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British Association for the Advancement of Science


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Founders of the British Association for the Advancement of Science (act. 1830-1836)

ALLEN, George (Vance) (1894 - 1970), Secretary, British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1954–63

Scale and the Geographies of Civic Science: Practice and Experience in the Meetings of the British Association for the Advancement of Science in Britain and in Ireland, c. 1845–1900

Lister, Joseph (1827 - 1912), President of Royal Society, 1895–1900; President of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1896

KIKUCHI, Dairoku (1855 - 1917), Hon. Professor of Imperial Universities of Tokyo and Kyoto; corresponding member of British Association for the Advancement of Science

Harcourt, William Venables Vernon (1789-1871), founder of the British Association for the Advancement of Science

DOWLING, Patrick Joseph (born 1939), Chairman, British Science Association (formerly British Association for the Advancement of Science), 2005–09; Vice President, Community Foundation for Surrey, since 2015 (Founder Chairman, 2005–14)

Gordon, Dudley Gladstone (1883 - 1972), President: Hadfields Ltd (Chairman 1945–62, Director 1943); Allied Circle; Engineering Section British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1953; Institute of Refrigeration; The Bach Choir

HEY, Donald Holroyde (1904 - 1987), Daniell Professor of Chemistry, University of London, 1950–71, now Emeritus Professor; President, Section B, British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1965

KENDALL, James (1889 - 1978), Professor of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh, 1928–59, now Emeritus (Dean of the Faculty of Science, 1953–54 and 1957–59); Vice-President, British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1951

ROSS, John (1838 - 1931), JEIS; retired from business as a solicitor and bank agent; Hon. Sheriff-Substitute of the County of Fife: a Vice-Chairman of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1921

MILLER, A(rthur) Austin (1900 - 1968), Emeritus Professor of Geography in the University of Reading (Professor of Geography, 1943–65); Council, British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1961–65

ROBINSON, Robert (1886 - 1975), Hon. Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, since 1956; Hon. Fellow of Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel; Director: Shell Chemical Co. Ltd since 1955, Shell Research Ltd, since 1967; President, British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1955; President, Society of Chemical Industry, 1958–59; Hon. or Foreign Member of many academies and scientific societies

 

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This peripatetic body, founded in 1831, has been important in promoting public awareness of science. The Royal Society was London‐based and like a gentleman's club; the Royal Institution fashionable and expensive. Provincial pride and fear of scientific decline were important factors in the British Association's establishment; the first meeting was in York, then came Oxford and Cambridge, and then commercial and industrial cities.

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