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Godfrey Harry Stafford CBE, FRS (15 April 1920 – 30 July 2013), [1] [2] was a British physicist and directed the Rutherford Appleton Laboratories from 1969 to 1981. He went on to be a master at St Cross College, Oxford and president of the Institute of Physics. In 1950 Dr. Stafford married Helen Goldthorp Clark, an Australian biologist. He has a son and twin daughters and lived near Oxford. [3]

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Later work and titles

Stafford was the second master of St Cross College, Oxford from 1979 to 1987. [1] He headed the European Physical Society in 1984 was made president of the Institute of Physics in 1986. He received a CBE for his services to science and was made a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1979.

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  1. 1 2 "Birthday's today". The Telegraph. 15 April 2011. Retrieved 14 April 2014. Dr G.H. Stafford, Master of St Cross College, Oxford, 1979–87, 91
  2. "Dr Godfrey H Stafford CBE FRS | St Cross College". Stx.ox.ac.uk. Retrieved 2013-08-02.
  3. http://www.chilton-computing.org.uk/acl/associates/politics/stafford.htm
  4. John Bertram Adams. Biogr. Mems Fell. R. Soc. by G. H. Stafford, doi : 10.1098/rsbm.1986.0001