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OUTTERIDGE, Kenneth Dudley (1923-1989)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA K/PP34
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: OUTTERIDGE, Kenneth Dudley (1923-1989)
Date(s): Created 1950-[1988]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 24 boxes or 0.24m3
Name of creator(s): Outteridge | Kenneth Dudley | 1923-1989 | lecturer in physics


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 1923; educated Oxford University; Atomic Energy Research Establishment, Harwell, Oxfordshire, to 1954; Demonstrator, 1954-1956, Senior Demonstrator, 1956-1963, and Lecturer in Physics, King's College London, 1963-1982; College Radiological Protection Officer, 1957-1981; retired 1981; died 1989.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers relating to Outteridge's teaching work at King's College London, 1950-1982, notably teaching and tutorial notes on subjects mainly relating to radiation physics and radiation protection, 1965-1972; texts of lectures on radiation physics written for the Borough Polytechnic, London, 1954-1957 and 1960-[1967]; copies of exam papers for physics and electronics subjects at King's College London, 1969-1982; papers concerning research grants and students, [1970-1980], including a PhD thesis by B L Diffey on 'The spectral distribution of X rays and gamma radiation resulting from multiple Compton scattering', Jun 1973; notes on various computer programmes, and work undertaken with them, [1978]; copies of articles and lectures by Outteridge and others, notably 'A print-out system for scaling units using neon indicators' with K C Lightowlers, 'Photon fluences resulting from multiple Compton scattering' with B L Diffey of Kent and Canterbury Hospital, and articles, 1950-1957, on the conductivity and electron counting properties of diamonds, mainly by Frank Clive Champion, Wheatstone Physics Laboratory; minutes and agendas of the Faculty of Natural Science, 1970-1981, and the Non-Professional Staff Committee, 1975-1978. Papers, 1952-1954, relating to Outteridge's work at the Atomic Energy Research Establishment, Harwell, notably press cuttings relating to work done there, 1952-1953, a teaching manual written by Outteridge on 'The Isotope School Experimental Course in Radioisotope Techniques', 1954, and a set of articles written by Outteridge whilst at Harwell. Papers relating to Outteridge's work as Radiation Protection Officer for King's College, [1971-1988], including information files regarding his duties, 1984-1985; working papers, [1971]-1982; reports from the British Radiation Protection Association, the British Radiological Protection Association and the Institute of Radiological Protection, [1971-1986]; papers and reports, 1962-[1988], of the Association of University Radiation Protection Officers (AURPO), including rules, constitution, AGM papers and newsletters.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The original ordering in named files has been retained, with the exception of files 56-60 which were received as a single pile of loose papers and divided into files using as a guide the position of the card dividers originally used to back the papers in lever arch files.

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be provided for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services, King's College London.

Finding aids:

Detailed handlist available in hard copy in the College Archive reading room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented by the family, 1989.

Allied Materials

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Date(s) of descriptions:
Feb 2000

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