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CodeNA8830
Person NameWoodward; Foster Neville; Dr, scientific consultant
SurnameWoodward
ForenamesFoster Neville
EpithetDr, scientific consultant
ActivityDr Foster Neville Woodward, fl 1919-1985, scientific consultant, was educated at Belle Vue Boys' School, Bradford, Bradford Technical College, 1923-1927, and University College, London, 1928-1930, and gained his PhD from University College, London, 1941. He was involved with the Morcambe Hockey Club, 1933-1936. He worked as a scientific civil servant, 1930-1947, at the Chemical Defence Research Establishment, Sutton Oak, 1937-1943, on chemical warfare and in particular on mustard gas, at the Ministry of Supply, Leamington Spa, 1943-1944, on camouflage research, and at the Ministry of Production, 1944-1947, where his work included research into DDT. Dr Woodward was Director of the Scottish Seaweed Research Institute/Institute of Seaweed Research, 1946-1956, and to its successor at Inveresk Gate, Musselburgh, the Arthur D Little Research Institute, later Inveresk Research International, from which he retired as Director in 1970. He was a member of the Scottish Peat Committee, 1949-1962. Dr Woodward worked on technology and research and development and was a member of the Scottish Council for Development and Industry, 1973-1982, and the Council for Applied Science in Scotland, 1975-1985. He also had a parallel career in what he termed 'scientific diplomacy'. He was seconded to the British Commonwealth Scientific Office in Washington DC, 1947-1948, to the OEEC/OECD, Paris, 1956-1967, and undertook many assignments for the United Nations and other international organisations, 1967-1984. His publications include: 'Memoirs of a Peripatetic Technologist: The Technical Autobiography of Foster Neville Woodward', 1985.
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