Ashby, Eric (1904-1992)

Also known as
Ashby, Eric, (Baron) (1904-1992)
Ashby, Eric, (FRS) (1904-1992)
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Botanist
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Eric Ashby was Professor of Botany at the University of Sydney 1938-1946. He was the first Director of the Scientific Liaison Bureau 1943, and Chief Scientific Liaison Officer, Medical Equipment Control Committee during World War II.

Born at Leytonstone, Essex. 24 August 1904. Died 22 October 1992. Educated Royal College of Science (Imperial College) (BSc). Demonstrator, Imperial College, 1926-29; Commonwealth Fellowship, University of Chicago, 1929-31; Lecturer, Imperial College, 1931-35; Lecturer and Reader, University of Bristol, 1935-38; Professor of Botany, University of Sydney, 1938-46; Scientific Counsellor, Moscow, 1944-45; Professor of Botany, Manchester University, 1947-50; President and Vice-Chancellor, Queen's University, Belfast, 1950-59; Master, Clare College, Cambridge, 1959-67 and Vice-Chancellor 1967-75.

Knight Bachelor 1956, Order of St John 1958, Life Peer as Baron Ashby of Brandon in Suffolk 1973. Secretary, Society for Experimental Biology, 1935-38, President of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1962-63, President and Chancellor, Queen's University, Belfast, 1973. Centenary Medal, Royal Society of Tasmania, 1968. Twenty-five honorary degrees from universities in four continents.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Ashby, Eric
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Victor Martin Trikojus, 1902-1985
    Legge, J. W. and Gibson, F.
    Published: 1987
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 6, 4, 519-531

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  1. My life with foxes / Eric Ashby
    Ashby, Eric, 1904-1992
    [ Book : 2000 ]
    My life with foxes / Eric Ashby
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  2. Reflections on doom / by Lord Ashby
    Ashby, Eric, 1904-1992
    [ Book : 1974 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  3. Pollution and the public conscience
    Ashby, Eric, 1904-1992
    [ Book : 1972 ]
    At 2 libraries
    Pollution and the public conscience
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  4. Scientists in Russia
    Ashby, Eric, 1904-1992
    [ Book : 1947 ]
    At LaTrobe Uni Melb
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  5. The enlistment of scientific resources in the war effort : report to the Rt. Hon. the Prime Minister / by E. Ashby and J. Vernon
    Ashby, Eric, 1904-1992
    [ Book : 1942 ]
    At 5 libraries
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  6. Die Zukunft der Universitätsidee des 19. Jahrhunderts in Grossbritannien und in Deutschland. : Vortrag
    Ashby, Eric, 1904-1992
    [ Book : 1967 ]
    Languages: German
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  7. The academic profession
    Ashby, Eric, 1904-1992
    [ Book : 1969 ]
    At ADFA Library
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  8. The structure of higher education : a world view
    Ashby, Eric, 1904-1992
    [ Book : 1973 ]
    At 3 libraries
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  9. Adapting universities to a technological society
    Ashby, Eric, 1904-1992
    [ Book : 1974 ]
    Read online at Open Library/Internet Archive
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    At 18 libraries
    Adapting universities to a technological society
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  10. Address to graduands at the winter graduation ceremony, December 16, 1954, the Queen's University of Belfast
    Ashby, Eric, 1904-1992
    [ Book : 1954 ]
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  1. Volume 084: Angus & Robertson correspondence files for Armstrong, Dorothy M. - Ashe, John, 1940-1970
    [ Unpublished : 1940-1970 ]
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    At State Library of NSW
    Volume 084: Angus & Robertson correspondence files for Armstrong, Dorothy M. - Ashe, John, 1940-1970
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  2. Maurice John Ashby - papers, 1915-1941, together with the related papers of Mabel Ashby, ca. 1917-1997
    Ashby, Maurice John
    [ Photograph : 1915-1997 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  3. World Education Fellowship. N.S.W. Section - records, 1925-1993, together with the records of the Australian Council, 1959-1970
    World Education Fellowship. N.S.W. Section
    [ Sound, Video : 1925-1993 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  1. Australian Association of Scientific Workers (1939-1949)
    ... Ashby, Eric (1904 - 1992) ... Burhop, Eric Henry Stoneley (1911 - 1980) ...
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  1. Top post to Eric Ashby
    Victor Harbour Times (SA : 1932 - 1986) Wednesday 15 December 1982 p 19 Article Illustrated
    ... Top post to Eric Ashby Victor Harbor : Primary Industry Minister Mr. Peter Nixon has announced the ... appointment of Mr. Eric Ashby, of Inman Valley, - to the board of the - Australian Meat and I Livestock ... 125 words
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  2. Victor Harbor Mayoralty Eric Ashby
    Times (Victor Harbor, SA : 1987 - 1999) Wednesday 29 April 1987 p 11 Article Illustrated
    ... Victor Harbor Mayoralty Erie Mb} Sitting Mayor Eric Ashby, 58, is again seeking the position ... Ashby is a former chairman — for two years — and chairman of finance of the South Coast District ... 304 words
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  3. Eric Ashby in promotion mission
    Victor Harbour Times (SA : 1932 - 1986) Wednesday 11 May 1983 p 11 Article Illustrated
    ... Eric Ashby in promotion mission Producer member of the board of the Australian Meat and Livestock ... Corporation, Mr. Eric Ashby, left on Saturday in a promotion mission to Central and South America. Mr. Ashby ... 151 words
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  1. RE will and one codicil of ALBERT VICTOR ASHBY SHORTER, late of Auckland, New Zealand, company manager,
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 23 August 1957 [Issue No.98] p 2752

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... RE will and one codicil of ALBERT VICTOR ASHBY SHORTER, late of Auckland, New Zealand, company ... Eric John Henry Shorter and Gladys ^Eileen Mary Burleigh and double probate was granted to George ... 223 words
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  2. Index page
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  3. RESIGNATION OF MEMBER OF THE INTERIM COUNCIL.
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Thursday 16 September 1948 [Issue No.135] p 3308

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    ... Excellency the Governor-General in Council Jias accepted the resignation of Eric Ashby as a member of the ... 44 words
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  1. Correspondence with Sir Eric Ashby (Imperial College of Science and Technology, London)
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  2. Eric Ashby (Sydney University), 05 May 1946, (Item), (from Papers of Sir Maurice Yonge / Material Deposited in 1991 / Folder: FRS letters )
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  3. Box 08-10: Fry family - papers of Wilga Morgan (nee Fry), 1910 -1986
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  1. Eric Ashby: A Scientist in Russia
    Deery, Phillip; Fitzpatrick, Sheila; Rasmussen, Carolyn
    [ Article : 2008 ]
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  2. Transcript of doorstop interview: Parliament House: 17 October 2012: Slipper/Ashby case; Senator Brandis; Nicola Roxon
    Abetz, Eric
    [ Article : 2012 ]
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    Transcript of doorstop interview: Parliament House: 17 October 2012: Slipper/Ashby case; Senator Brandis; Nicola Roxon
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  3. Merino SA adds fifth Ashby life member to ranks.(RAS)
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  4. A century of ideas on evolution
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  1. The industrial revolution and the machine age ; A new look at doom
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    [ Sound : 1979 ]
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    [ Video : 2010 ]
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  3. Lawrence and the Arabs / by Robert Graves ; illustrations edited by Eric Kennington ; maps by Herry Perry
    Graves, Robert, 1895-1985
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    Languages: English;Japanese;Undetermined, [2 others]
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  4. Chopper's death leaves unanswered questions
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  1. Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution, chairman: Sir Eric Ashby. First report
    Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
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  2. Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution. Chairman: Sir Eric Ashby. Second report: three issues in industrial pollution
    Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
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  3. Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution. Chairman: Sir Eric Ashby. Third report: pollution in some British estuaries and coastal waters
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  4. African universities and western tradition
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