The origins and early years of the National Physical Laboratory: A chapter in the pre-history of British science policy

  title={The origins and early years of the National Physical Laboratory: A chapter in the pre-history of British science policy},
  author={Russell Moseley},
Medical Technology in Use: A History of Clinical Thermometry in Modern Britain and Japan
  • Akinobu Takabayashi
  • Medicine
    East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal
  • 2019
It is argued that clinical thermometry was used for consumers’ own sakes, for example, performing a gender role and dreading influenza, and also framed by such external factors as war and pandemics.
Beyond Private and Public Research: The Legal and Organizational Reality Behind Industrial Research Institutes in Interwar France
The initiatives attempting to forge links between the academia and the industry flourished in France after World War I. The so-called “industrial institutes” shared a common goal: to reinvigorate the
University physicists and the origins of the National Physical Laboratory, 1830–1900
  • L. Macdonald
  • Physics, Education
    History of science; an annual review of literature, research and teaching
  • 2018
It is argued that the rise of the university physicists – together with the desire of some of these physicists for a national institution that tested electrical standards – can only partially explain the origins of the NPL, and that Kew was in some ways a national physical laboratory before there were many physics teaching posts in British universities.
Introduction: Physics, Technology, and Technics during the Interwar Period
While one can never be fully ready for novelties, the contributors to this issue show that developments in interwar physics did prepare participants for their cold war interactions with industry and government.
Envisioning a national infrastructure for science – academic entrepreneurship in 1890s–1950s Norway
Abstract This paper investigates the importance of entrepreneurship in the establishment of institutions for scientific research in Norway from the late nineteenth century until the mid-twentieth
Commercializing science: nineteenth- and twentieth-century academic scientists as consultants, patentees, and entrepreneurs
Abstract The collection of essays introduced in this article contributes to the debate on the commercialization of academic science by shifting the focus from institutional developments meant to
Why New Hybrid Organizations are Formed: Historical Perspectives on Epistemic and Academic Drift
This study focuses on Swedish cases but it is argued that since Sweden strove consistently to implement existing international policy trends during the periods in question, the observations may be generalized to apply to other national and transnational contexts.