‘Documenting the Understanding of Human Intelligence: cataloguing the papers of Professor Sir Godfrey Thomson (1881-1955)’ was generously funded by the Wellcome Trust’s Research Resources in Medical History Grants Scheme.


The project ran from May 2013- May 2014, with the key aims of cataloguing and conserving Thomson’s papers.  Project Archivist Emma Anthony catalogued the records of Sir Godfrey Thomson, as well as several related collections, with the help and technical knowledge of Researcher, Caroline Brett.  The resulting catalogues are now available online.  We also held a seminar exploring Thomson’s life and work, with speakers from several disciplines.

The next phase of the project will involve digitising Thomson’s papers.  This will largely be undertaken by our digital imaging intern, and our archives intern, Neasa Roughan.  Neasa will also catalogue the papers of Thomson’s friend and colleague, A C Aitken.


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