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LevelFile
Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)US116/2/6
TitleAutobiography 'Worthy in Learning and Character'
Extent1 file
Date2009
DescriptionTyped autobiography divided into short chapters followed by copies of photographs of Barker and of research colleagues, and a detailed timeline giving significant dates in the lives of Barker's parents and siblings, as well as events in Barker's own life. There is also a photocopy of Barker's inaugural lecture, and details of some of the consultancies he held. The autobiography and timeline are both divided into sections relating to different phases in Barker's life, from his childhood in Lozells, Birmingham and school days at Handsworth Grammar School, including experiences during the Second World War when his school was evacuated, his time as an undergraduate at the University of Birmingham from 1944 to 1947, his postgraduate research and travels in the USA, his role as leader of the Carbohydrate Research group at Birmingham, his various consultancies, and his activities in his retirement. Career achievements are interspersed with details about his personal and family life.
Access StatusOpen