John Douglas Cockcroft, 1897-1967

  title={John Douglas Cockcroft, 1897-1967},
  author={M. Oliphant and W. Penney},
  journal={Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society},
  pages={139 - 188}
The Cockcroft family settled in Todmorden, on the borders of Lancashire and Yorkshire, not later than the fifteenth century as peasant farmers on the higher ground. In the days of subsistence agriculture, such farmers produced and spun their own wool, and wove their own coarse cloth. By the sixteenth century, some of the inhabitants of the area had become primarily weavers with hand looms, using fibres largely imported from other parts of England and from Ireland. Their light, cheap and gaily… Expand
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Appendix C, Bibliography
  • R. V. Jones, R. V. Jones
  • Computer Science
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. A. Mathematical and Physical Sciences
  • 1975
The following bibliograhy is a personal collection, from which there are regretted omissions such as some highly relevant lectures by Lord Bowden, Sir Robert Cockburn and others.


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