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ASH, Sir Eric, (b 1928)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0098 B/ASH
Held at: Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine
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Full title: ASH, Sir Eric, (b 1928)
Date(s): Created 1986-1990
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 2 files
Name of creator(s): Ash | Sir | Eric Albert | b 1928 | Knight | electrical engineer


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1928; educated at University College School, Imperial College; Research Fellow, Stamford University, California, 1952-1954; Queen Mary College, London, 1954-1955; Research Engineer, Standard Telecommunication Laboratories Ltd, 1955-1963; Senior Lecturer, 1963-1965, Reader, 1965-1967, Professor, 1967-1985, Pender Professor and Head of Department, 1980-1985, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University College London; Rector, Imperial College, 1985-1993; Faraday medal, Institution of Electrical Engineers, 1980; Royal medal, Royal Society, 1986; Director, BT, 1987-1993; President, Institution of Electrical Engineers, 1987-1988; Chairman, BBC Science Advisory Committee, 1987-; Trustee, Science Museum, 1987-; Secretary, 1984-1988, Vice-Chairman and Chairman of Council, 1995-, Royal Institution.
Publications: include: Towards the 21st century a prospectus for UK universities (London, CVCP, 1991); Sir Frederick Sykes and the air revolution, 1912-1918 (London, Frank Cass, 1999); papers on physical electronics in scientific journals.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Sir Eric Ash, 1986-1990, comprising addresses and speeches, 1986-1990, notably President's inaugural lecture, Institution of Electrical Engineers, 1980; lunchtime lectures, 1986, 1990; biographical press cuttings, 1989-1990.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

2 files

Conditions governing access:

Researchers wishing to consult the Archives should first contact the College Archivist, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ, for an appointment.

Conditions governing reproduction:

A photocopying service is available at the discretion of the Archivist. Photocopies are supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Archivist.

Finding aids:

A catalogue is available at the College Archives.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Accumulated by Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine during the course of business.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Allied Materials

Related material:

Records of the Governing Body (GB), held at Imperial College.

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: Who's Who (A & C Black, 1997); British Library On-Line Public Access Catalogue 97. Compiled by Julie Tancell as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

Rules or conventions:
General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
December 2000

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