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NASH, Professor John Kevin Tyrie Llewellyn (1922-1981)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA K/PP37
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: NASH, Professor John Kevin Tyrie Llewellyn (1922-1981)
Date(s): Created 1961-1976, 1985
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 2 boxes or 0.02m3
Name of creator(s): Nash | John Kevin Tyrie Llewellyn | 1922-1981 | Professor of Civil Engineering


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 1922; educated Newtown School, Waterford, and Trinity College, Dublin; Demonstrator in Civil Engineering, Trinity College, Dublin; Assistant Engineer with K.D.C Group on Phoenix Caissons for Mulberry Harbour, 1943-1944; Factory Engineer, Messrs Johnson Brothers, Ireland, 1944; Junior Science Officer, Soil Mechanics Division, Road Research Laboratory, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, 1944-1946; Lecturer, 1946-1951, Reader, 1951-1961 and Professor of Civil Engineering, 1961-1981, King's College London; Head of Civil Engineering Department, King's College London, 1971-[1981]; Assistant Principal, King's College London, 1973-1977; Consultant to Nigerian Government on engineering education in Nigeria, 1963; Soil Mechanics Consultant on Kainji Dam, Nigeria, and various earth and rock-fill dams in Nigeria, Jordan, Israel, Cyprus, Portugal, Greece, Sudan, Britain and Ireland, 1961-1969; expert witness for National Coal Board at Aberfan Tribunal, 1966-1967, and for British Petroleum (BP) at the Sea Gem Enquiry, 1967; Consultant for foundations of London Bridge and Humber Bridge; Chairman, British Geotechnical Society, 1959-1961; Member of the Council, Institution of Civil Engineers, 1959-1968; Secretary-General, International Society for Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, 1967-1981; Chairman, Editorial Panel of Geotechnique, 1960-1966; Fellow of King's College London, 1972; Governor, Leighton Park School, Reading, 1974; died 1981.

Publications: Civil engineering (Robert Hale, London, 1957); The elements of soil mechanics in theory and practice (Constable and Co, London, 1951).


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers and consultancy reports, 1961-1976, mainly relating to dams and disasters, including reports on the Tannur dam, Jordan, the Roxo dam, Portugal, and the proposed dam at Scammonden, Yorkshire; report on the Clarkston disaster, Glasgow, of 21 October 1971; numerous photographs of the Aberfan disaster, Glamorgan, 1966. Obituary of Nash in Quaker Work, 1985.

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

1 box of documents, 1 box of photographs

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:

Collection level description.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred by the Department of Civil Engineering, King's College London, 1985.

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Date(s) of descriptions:
Feb 2000

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