Reference number
  • BCO
  • 1947-2006
  • Collection
  • Records relating to operational research in the National Coal Board and the British Coal Corporation and to George Mitchell's involvement in the Operational Research Society and in operational research generally.
  • 32 boxes
Admin history
  • George Mitchell was Director of Operational Research at the National Coal Board (later the British Coal Corporation) from 1977 to 1989 and Head of Information Technology and Operational Research from 1989 to 1992. He was also a leading member of the Operational Research Society, serving as its president in 1979-1980 and chairing its education and research committee and its commission for the future practice of operational research . He was also an external examiner for university operational research courses.
Access Conditions
  • Permission both to study unpublished records in this deposit and to publish any information from them must be sought from Mr Mitchell (e-mail: This does not apply to the records relating to the Operational Research Society which, like the main ORS archive, are open immediately if they are more than 20 years old. Certain records containing information about individuals are closed under the Data Protection Act.
Access status
  • Open