image british_national_committee_igy_rs14008
Image number: RS.14008
Credit: ©The Royal Society

British National Committee for the International Geophysical Year

Date

mid 20th century

Sitter

Dr James Martin Stagg (1900-1975, British), Meteorologist
Harold Spencer Jones (1890-1960, British), Astronomer
Sir James Wordie (1889-1962, British), Explorer
David Brunt (1886-1965), Meteorologist
William John Granville Beynon (1914-1996, British), Physicist
Oliver Graham Sutton (1903-1977), Mathematician
Harry Elliot (1920-2009, British)
Dr Mervyn Archdall Ellison (1909-1963, Irish), Astronomer
George Edward Raven Deacon (1906-1984), Oceanographer
James Paton (1903-1973, British), Meteorologist
Dr A F Moore (British)
Robert d'Escourt Atkinson (1898-1982, British), Astronomer
Dr Reginald Leslie Smith-Rose (1894-1980, British), Physicist
Sir David Christie Martin (1914-1976, British), Scientific administrator

Creator

Unknown, Photographer

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Dimensions

height (print): 186mm
width (print): 247mm

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Description

Formal full-length group portrait of the British National Committee for the International Geophysical year.

Inscribed ‘A group of members of the British National Committee for the International Geophysical Year, outside the Royal Society’s apartments after their meeting on 1 May 1957. Their special fields of interest are indicated in the following list: seated, left to right, Dr J. M. Stagg, C.B., O.B.E. (Geomagnetism); Sir Harold Spencer Jones, K.B.E. (C.S.A.G.I. General Editor); Sir James Wordie, C.B.E (Chairman); Sir David Brunt (Secretary, Royal Society); Dr. W. J. G. Beynon 9Ionosphere); standing, left to right, Sir Graham Sutton, C.B.E. (Meteorology); Dr H. Elliot (Cosmic Rays); Dr M. A. Ellison (Solar Activity); Dr G. E. R. Deacon, C.B.E. (Oceanography); Mr J. Paton (Aurora and Airglow); Dr. A. F. Moore (Administrative Assistant, Royal Society); Dr R. d’E, Atkinson (Longitudes and Latitudes); Dr R. L. Smith-Rose, C.B.E. (World Days); Dr D. C. Martin (Assistant Secretary, Royal Society).

Dr James Martin Stagg (1900-1975) British Royal Air Force meteorologist.

Sir Harold Spencer Jones (1890-1960) British astronomer, elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1930.

Sir James Wordie (1889-1962) British polar explorer and geologist.

Sir David Brunt (1886-1965) British meteorologist, elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1939 and served on the Council between 1948 and 1957.

Dr. William John Granville Beynon (1914-1996) British physicist, elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1973.

Sir (Oliver) Graham Sutton (1903-1977) British mathematician and meteorologist, elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1949.

Dr Harry Elliot (1920-2009) British space scientist, elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1973 and served on the Council from 1978-1979.

Dr Mervyn Archdall Ellison (1909-1963) Irish astronomer.

Dr George Edward Raven Deacon (1906-1984) British oceanographer, elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1944.

Mr James Paton (1903-1973) British meteorologist.

Dr. A. F. Moore Administrative Assistant, Royal Society.

Dr Robert d’Escourt Atkinson (1898-1982) British astronomer.

Dr Reginald Leslie Smith-Rose (1894-1980) British physicist.

Sir David Christie Martin (1914-1976), was a British scientific administrator, he was Executive Secretary of the Royal Society from 1947-1976.

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