Minutes of the Meeting held on 18 December 1968 at Cardiff

minutesA Meeting was held on December 18th 1968 at University College Cardiff to discuss the formation of ‘An ESR Group of the Chemical Society’. The discussion was led by Professor A.G. Evans and a motion to form an ESR group of the Chemical Society was supported by 35 Fellows and 60 Non-Fellows.

It was resolved to seek permission from the Chemical Society to form the Group. The meeting elected the following Caretaker Committee:

Professor W.A.Waters, Chairman
Professor A.G.Evans, Vice Chairman
Professor R.O.C.Norman
Dr N.Atherton
Professor A. Carrington
Professor E.de Boer
Dr A. Horsfield
Dr J.C.Evans, Secretary/Treasurer

It was resolved that the next ESR Group meeting should be had at SOUTHAMPTON UNIVERSITY in SEPTEMBER 1969 with the AUTUMN MEETING of the Chemical Society subject to the group obtaining official Status from the Chemical Society.

Permission to form the Group was obtained from the Chemical Society in February 1969. From that date the Group became official with the following title:

E.S.R. Group of the Chemical Society