This site is about Fulmer Research Institute and its sister organizations including Yarsley Technical Centre. It is part of a project aimed at recording and celebrating Fulmer’s life and achievements. The site has been set up by a few volunteers who used to work at Fulmer*.
Fulmer was the first contract research organization in the UK. It undertook many important projects and services for industry and government in materials technology, physics and chemistry from 1945 when it was founded to 1990 when it ceased to trade – a period of rapid scientific and technological progress.
The Fulmer Research Institute wikipedia article gives an outline of its history.
If you worked at Fulmer or sponsored work there or have any other association with Fulmer, we would welcome your help. We would very much value any contribution you can make of documents, pictures, newspaper articles or informal anecdotes to do with Fulmer’s work or social life. Please let us know if you are interested in taking part so that we can progress the project. You may like to be placed on our circulation list. If you are in touch with other Fulmer friends we would also like to hear from them.
Also part of our project are:
- A physical archive of documents and artefacts
- A digital archive
- A Wikipedia article https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulmer_Research_lnstitute
- A Fulmer Research Institute facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/FulmerResearch
*David Davies, Mike Dewey, Brian Knott, Ron Lewin, Andy Pye, Brian Tranter and Norman Waterman