Reference number
  • FOR
  • 1973-2003
  • Collection
  • This collection contains: FOR accounts, 1998-2003, minutes of Extraordinary General Meeting, June 2003; documents establishing the society in 1973; questionnaires completed by members in 2003.
  • 3 boxes
Admin history
  • The Fellowship for Operational Research was established in 1973 for former 'A' category members of the Operational Research Society. A majority of the society's then members voted for it to become an open, non-professional body. The Fellowship was formed so that practictioners could have a recognisable professional qualification. Members were either Fellows or Associates, subject to the fulfillment of specific criteria, the chief of which was to have been responsible for the carrying out of major OR projects. The Fellowship was wound up in 2003 when the Society established a professional register of Fellows and Associates, and agreed that Fellows of the FOR could be transferred into the Society's register.

    Reference: deposit correspondence.
  • This collection has been weeded for duplicates.
Finding aids
  • An authority record exists for Fellowship for Operational Research (GB 0152 AAR 2775).
Access status
  • Open
Related Material
  • The Centre holds the following other collections relating to the history, development and practice of operational research and to pioneers and practitioners in this field (collectively known as the Operational Research Archive): British European Airways: Operational Research Branch (MSS.335/AI/1); British Overseas Airways Corporation: Operational Research Branch (MSS.335/AI/2); British Steel Operational Research papers and Memoranda (MSS.335/BS); the Papers of Professor Stephen Cook (MSS.335/CK); the Community Operational Research Unit (MSS.335/COR); the East Midlands Operational Research Group (MSS.335/EMORG); Papers of the Fellowship for Operational Research (MSS.335/FOR); papers for British Gas Operational Research (MSS.335/GA); British Gas North West Operational Research Reports (MSS.335/GA/NW); GKN Operational Research Reports (MSS.335/GKN); International Federation of Operational Research Societies (MSS.335/IFORS);Interviews with Operational Research Pioneers and Related Papers (MSS.335/INT); the Institute for Operational Research (MSS.335/IOR); the Local Government Operational Research Unit (MSS.335/LG); Miscellaneous and Fragmentary Operational Research Papers (MSS.335/MIS); Operational Analysis Branch, NATO (MSS.335/OAB); Draft Obituaries of Operational Research Practitioners (MSS.335/OBIT); the Papers of Jack Plymen (MSS.335/PLY); the Papers of Professor K. Brian Haley relating to Operational Research Quarterly (MSS.335/SO/H); the Papers of Rolphe C. Tomlinson (MSS.335/TOM); and the Papers of Dr Edward D. van Rest (MSS.335/VR).
  • Operations research