John Randal Baker, FRS, 1900-1984, was an English biologist. Oxford educated, he was first a Demonstrator in Zoology (1923-1955) and then Reader in Cytology (1955-1967) at Oxford University. He conducted research in cytological techniques and the practical possibilities of different types of microscopy. In his later career he conducted research on the physical differences between races, culminating in the book Races.
He was the co-founder of the Society for Freedom in Science, and served as Honorary Secretary and Treasurer throughout its existence (1940-1962).
The material in this collection includes notebooks on laboratory research, notes (both typed and handwritten) for lectures and practical classes, and a series of cytology notebooks.
The papers were received from Dr. Baker in 1977 when he moved from his house in Oxford to smaller premises.
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