British Association for the Advancement of Science: Tayside and Fife Branch
- 1959-2019 (Creation)
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1.75 linear metres
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The British Association for the Advancement of Science was founded in 1831. The Tayside Area Committee was set up in 1960 for the purpose of organising a lecture service for schools in the area. In 1974 following a general re-organisation of the Association and introduction of a new constitution, the Tayside and Fife branch was formed and the Area Committee reconstituted as a Branch Committee. The objects of the Branch, under the terms of its constitution drawn up in 1974, are 'to provide on behalf of the council of the British Association within the Tayside and Fife Regions an inter-disciplinary forum for scientists and technologists; to promote a wider understanding of the problems and achievements of science and technology and their consequences for the nation; especially to encourage young people to take an interest in science by supporting BAYS [British Association Young Scientists]; and to develop the activity of the constituent organs of the British Association towards these ends'. However, after a change in the constitution of the Association, the Branch could no longer function effectively and it wound up in 2019.
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Minutes 1968 1974, financial records, 1960 1983, correspondence and miscellaneous papers, 1959 1984, annual reports, 1967/68 1984/85, programmes, handbooks, lecture lists and publicity material relating to BA branch meetings, excursions 1966 1985, British Association of Young Scientists, schools lecture service, science fairs and symposia 1960 1986.
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Usually chronological within series.
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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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The records are on paper.
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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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