Sub-series MS 323/5/1 - 1977 Dundee University North East Greenland Expedition

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MS 323/5/1

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1977 Dundee University North East Greenland Expedition

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  • c 1977-1979 (Creation)

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3 items

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Roger Allen obtained PhD in Physical Chemistry from Leeds University and in 1957 he started work at Queen's College, Dundee, as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. In 1964 he was appointed a lecturer and held the post until his retirement in 1986. He died in an accident in Norway in July 1992, aged 54. Roger Allen's main academic fields of interest were chemistry and biochemistry, he was also a keen climber and mountaineer. He led a few research expeditions to Greenland including one in 1968, and was a member of those organized by other researchers. The aim of the expeditions was to examine chemical characteristics of glaciers, waters, lakes and the surface of Greenland and Allen's research resulted in the publication of articles and reports on this subject as well as talks given to members of various societies.

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Contains draft report on the 1977 Expedition, letter to Roger Allen relating to the food report and The Scottish Arctic Club Constitution

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Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.

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Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.

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MS 323/5/1

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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997

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  • English

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