(1915-2000) Electro-chemist. Admitted Gonville and Caius College Cambridge, 1933. BA, 1936; MA, 1945; PhD, 1948. Barker worked on the development of electronic detection systems, working during the war on the radar programme at Swanage and at the Telecommunications Research establishment at Great Malvern; and afterwards at the Atomic Energy Research Establishment at Harwell.
(For further biographical information see Barker's obituary in The Times)
The papers consist of published material and offprints; reports of the Atomic Research group at Harwell; files of research notes, papers and correspondence; laboratory notes, photographs and recordings; and slides and glass negatives.
Accepted by the College as one of the beneficiaries of the estate of Dr Barker, from Pryce Collard Chamberlain solicitors, 2001. Additional accession received, April 2002.