Collection: SC MS Stoner: Edmund Clifton Stoner

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Title: Edmund Clifton Stoner

Level: Collection 

Classmark: SC MS Stoner

Creator(s): Stoner, Edmund Clifton (1899-1968)

Date: 1909-1969

Size and medium: 31 boxes

Persistent link: https://explore.library.leeds.ac.uk/special-collections-explore/167064 

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Description

Comprises of two accessions MS 333, MS 696. Material organised by Stoner to write his biography and additional lecture notes.

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Edmund Clifton Stoner (1899-1968) was born in East Molesey, Surrey. He was educated at Bolton Grammar School, 1910-1918, and Emmanuel College, Cambridge, 1918-1921 where he read for the Natural Sciences Tripos specialising in Physics. In 1919 he developed diabetes which entailed a restricted diet and varying periods of hospitalisation before a regular insulin regime became possible in 1927. He worked with Rutherford as a graduate student at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge from 1921-1924 when he was appointed Lecturer in Physics at Leeds University. He remained at Leeds for the rest of his life, as Reader in Physics, 1927-1939 and Professor of Theoretical Physics, 1939-1951. In 1951 he succeeded Richard Whiddington as Cavendish Professor of Physics and remained in post until 1963. From 1928-1931 he also held a research fellowship at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. In 1937 Stoner was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society and in 1938 received an Sc. D. from Cambridge. Over his lifetime Stoner held many different positions of responsibility including being a Member of the Board of Visitors at the Royal Observatory from 1952-1956; a Dept. of Scientific and Industrial Research (D.S.I.R.) Visitor for the Wool Industries Research Association, 1955-1958; Chairman of the Physics Sub-Committee of the D.S.I.R Postgraduate Training Awards Committee 1957-1962 and a member of the University Grants Commission Panel of Equipment Assessors for Physics, 1958-1964. Stoner married Heather Crawford in 1951. For most of his life Stoner was solely responsible for his mother and this, together with his diabetes, restricted much of his activity to Leeds. His research interests were in magnetism and low temperatures.

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