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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
OUTTERIDGE, Kenneth Dudley (1923-1989)
Created 1950-[1988]
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
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.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented by the family, 1989.

Content & structure

Scope and content

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.

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 of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

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.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

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

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Description control

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with 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.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions

Feb 2000

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  • Educational evaluation
  • Educational grants
  • Electromagnetic waves
  • Energy resources
  • Examinations
  • Magnetism
  • Newspaper press
  • Nonrenewable energy sources
  • Nuclear energy
  • Physical processes
  • Physics education
  • Press
  • Press cuttings
  • Radiation
  • Radioactivity
  • Safety education
  • Science education
  • Student evaluation
  • Students
  • University students
  • X-rays

Personal names

  • Champion, Frank Clive, 1907-1976, Professor of Experimental Physics
  • Diffey, Brian L, fl 1973-1989, Professor of Medical Physics and Photobiology
  • Lightowlers, K C, fl c 1950-1980
  • Outteridge, Kenneth Dudley, 1923-1989, Lecturer in Physics

Corporate names

  • Association of University Radiation Protection Officers
  • Atomic Energy Research Establishment, Harwell
  • Borough Polytechnic
  • British Radiation Protection Association
  • British Radiological Protection Association
  • Institute of Radiological Protection
  • King's College London College Archives
  • King's College London, Department of Physics
  • King's College London, Faculty of Natural Science

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