SECTION A BIOGRAPHICAL NCUACS98.3.01/A.1-NCUACS98.3.01/A.59
SECTION B RESEARCH NCUACS98.3.01/B.1-NCUACS98.3.01/B.29
SECTION C PUBLICATIONS NCUACS98.3.01/C.1-NCUACS98.3.01/C.41
SECTION D LECTURES AND SPEECHES NCUACS98.3.01/D.1-NCUACS98.3.01/D.75
SECTION E VISITS AND CONFERENCE NCUACS98.3.01/E.1-NCUACS98.3.01/E.157
SECTION F SOCIETIES AND ORGANISATIONS NCUACS98.3.01/F.1-NCUACS98.3.01/F.77
SECTION G CORRESPONDENCE NCUACS98.3.01/G.1-NCUACS98.3.01/G.23
The material is presented in the order given in the contents list. It covers the period from 1932 to 1996.
Section A, Biographical, contains a small amount of material relating to various aspects of Rotherham's career, It includes correspondence and papers concerning Rotherham's appointments at Brown-Firth, the UKAEA and the CEGB, and his membership of professional societies and organisations. It also contains documentation, in photographic form, relating to his career between 1957 and 1967.
Section B, Research, comprises a number of notebooks documenting Rotherham's scientific interests and study as an undergraduate and postgraduate at University College, London. The section also contains correspondence relating to the British Fast Reactor Project, a government initiative with which Rotherham became involved between 1975 and 1976. Rotherham's report on fast reactors, prepared in collaboration with C. Hinton, for the Cabinet Office is included in this section.
Section C, Publications, is composed of off-prints of Rotherham's contributions to various journals. Rotherham's collaborative work with his colleagues at the Brown-Firth Laboratories, the Royal Aircraft Establishment, the UK Atomic Energy Authority and the Central Electricity Generating Board is reflected in the number of jointly authored papers in this section. The section includes a small amount of correspondence with publishers.
Section D, Lectures and speeches, presents a good record of lectures, speeches and talks given by Rotherham throughout his later career. Drafts and final versions of most Rotherham's lectures between 1951 and 1966 have been preserved. The sequence includes material relating to informal talks given by Rotherham to colleagues and members of staff within his own organisation. It also contains documentation of lectures he gave to a variety of professional audiences as a representative of the UKAEA and the CEGB and as President of the Institution of Metallurgists and the Institute of Metals. Rotherham delivered the 13th Hatfield Memorial Lecture in November 1960 and the 10th Coal Science Lecture in October 1961.
Section E, Visits and conferences, is composed of correspondence and papers relating to conferences and meetings attended by Rotherham between 1956 and 1969. Rotherham frequently contributed a talk or discussion paper to these conferences, most of which took place in the UK. The section includes material concerning two Royal Society Discussion Meetings, on heavy section steel structures and advanced methods of energy conversion chaired and organised by Rotherham in 1964 and 1965.
Section F, Societies and organisations, contains material relating to the various societies and organisations with which Rotherham was connected in an academic, professional or personal capacity. It includes a series of minutes and papers of the Central Advisory Council for Science and Technology of which Rotherham was a member between 1968 and 1970 and papers concerning the University Grants Committee Technology Sub-Committee on which Rotherham served for ten years from 1961.
Section, G, Correspondence, contains a small amount of miscellaneous correspondence relating to a variety of topics including Institution of Metallurgists business, Windscale Nuclear Power Station, Rotherham's appointment to the Central Electricity Generating Board and the setting up of a Ministry of Defence Study Group.