chapter  12
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Invitation to Cambridge

The first I heard about a possible vacancy in the Cavendish Chair seems to have been when I was in Paris in January 1950, and my mother passed on to me a report which she probably heard from friends in the university world, that Bragg might be leaving Cambridge. A letter to my mother says '…Very interesting rumour about Bragg and the Caven-dish … If so, I wonder whom they will appoint.