Duke of Edinburgh Opens Merlin Reactor (1959)

Duke Opens Merlin Reactor (1959)
A.E.I. Research Station, Altermaston Court, Aldermaston, West Berkshire

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  • Dr. Middleton, many thanks for your offer to visit and we’d very much like to take you up on it. I’ll email you privately to make arrangements.

    By Chris Boott (23/08/2023)
  • Hi there. My name is Dr Glenn Middleton. My father worked at the AEI laboratory in the instrument workshop supporting the Scientists. I vividly remember many visits there as a young lad from about 1953 to its closure in 1963. I have a small archive of some research activities (including photos of the Van De Graaff generator under construction shown on your website, and a photo of HRH Duke of Edinburgh opening the Merlin Reactor) given to me by one of my father’s colleagues, which I would be happy to show you. I can recall several visits there meeting various Scientists, including Jacob Bronowski. I met the Director Dr T E Allibone several times at Christmas parties.
    Please contact me if you would like me to visit to hear more.

    By Dr Glenn Middleton (12/08/2023)

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