Preface to the Paperback Edition

In June 1995, some ten years after I started to write this autobiography, Taylor & Francis proposed to issue the book in paperback, asked for a new photograph and responded to my suggestion of a few additional pages to bring it up to date.

I have continued to live in Aspley Guise and to spend a few days most weeks in Cambridge. Honorary degrees and other honours have continued to come my way, the latest being the DSc (Honoris Causa) from Cambridge in 1994. The university did not give honorary degrees to its own graduates, it being assumed, I suppose, that they would take a degree in the normal way by submitting a thesis. I had never done that, and most graciously the university changed its policy in 1993, so in 1994 I benefited, joining the Chancellor of the German Federal Republic, the Speaker of the House of Commons and others as doctors of Cambridge University.

As regards public honours, on 17 June 1995 I found my name among those listed as recipients of the Queen's birthday honours, elected to be a Companion of Honour (CH) 'for services to science'. For this honour the Prime Minister advises the Queen, and it was the President of the Royal Society who advised the Prime Minister. It so happens that the President was also the Master of Trinity College and had recently been celebrating the highly successful 25 years of Trinity Science Park, and had expressed his appreciation of my influence in changing the attitude of the university to the development of science-based industry in the city.

As regards my work in the Cavendish during the last seven years, by far the most important has been to frame a theory of the newly developed high-temperature superconductors discovered by Bednorz and Muller in Switzerland in 1986. Superconductors for which the electrical resistance disappears have been known since the early days of this century, and theoretical understanding depending on quantum mechanics was given in 1957, earning a Nobel prize. In fact, most metals have this property, showing it at some temperature below 20 K.

The new materials are not metals at all but oxides which are made to conduct by the inclusion of small quantities of metal. I had never worked

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • Preface to the Paperback Edition ix
  • Chapter One - Parentage and Childhood 1
  • Chapter Two - School 5
  • Chapter Three - Cambridge 1924-27 9
  • Chapter Four - First Research 19
  • Chapter Five - Copenhagen 1928 24
  • Chapter Six - Cambridge and Göttingen 1929 30
  • Chapter Seven - Manchester 1929-30 35
  • Chapter Eight - Cambridge 1930-33 39
  • Chapter Nine - Bristol 1933-39 46
  • Chapter Ten - The War 1939-45 58
  • Chapter Eleven - Bristol 1945-54 70
  • Chapter Twelve - Invitation to Cambridge 98
  • Chapter Thirteen - Cavendish Professor 1954-71 102
  • Chapter Fourteen - Some Research Up to 1960 116
  • Chapter Fifteen - Master of Caius 1959-66 121
  • Chapter Sixteen - Non-Crystalline Semiconductors 130
  • Chapter Seventeen - The Nobel Prize for Physics 1977 136
  • Chapter Eighteen - Honorary Degrees 142
  • Chapter Nineteen - Taylor & Francis 146
  • Chapter Twenty - Talented Children 148
  • Chapter Twenty One - Anti-Concorde 150
  • Chapter Twenty Two - Religion 152
  • Chapter Twenty Three - Looking Back 160
  • Appendix 1 164
  • Appendix 2 172
  • Appendix 3 176
  • Appendix 4 187
  • References 194
  • Index 195
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