Series 2 - British Society for Social Responsibility in Science

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GB 249 DAL/2


British Society for Social Responsibility in Science


  • c. 1974 - 2003 (Creation)

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6 folders

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(Established 1968)

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The British Society for Social Responsibility in Science (BSSRS) was a radical science movement most active in the 1970s. It was formed in 1968 in opposition to university research on chemical and biological weapons, and supported by 83 distinguished scientists, including William Bragg, Francis Crick, Julian Huxley and Bertrand Russell. Nobel laureate Maurice Wilkins was the founding President. The Society's main aims were to raise awareness of the social responsibilities of scientists, the political aspect of science and technology, and to create an informed public.

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Dalton was Research Fellow in Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety at the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science (BSSRS) from 1974 to 1978 and subsequently on the editorial board of Hazards magazine, the magazine on health and safety in the workplace produced by the BSSRS. This series comprises papers and correspondence originating from both these roles, including an incomplete run of Hazards magazine.

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Part of one file is restricted in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation. Otherwise no access restrictions.

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  • English

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