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Animal Justice Project is an international pressure group that campaigns against vivisection, International Business Times, 19 April 2015.
The Animal Liberation Front (ALF) is an international, leaderless resistance that engages in direct action in pursuit of animal rights; often called a terrorist organization.
Anthrax is an infection caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis.
Vaccines against the livestock and human disease anthrax—caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis—have had a prominent place in the history of medicine, from Pasteur’s pioneering 19th-century work with cattle (the first effective bacterial vaccine and the second effective vaccine ever) to the controversial late 20th century use of a modern product to protect American troops against the use of anthrax in biological warfare.
The following events occurred in August 1962.
The Avonmouth Docks are part of the Port of Bristol, in England.
£sd (pronounced /ɛlɛsˈdiː/ ell-ess-dee and occasionally written Lsd) is the popular name for the pre-decimal currencies once common throughout Europe, especially in the British Isles and hence in several countries of the British Empire and subsequently the Commonwealth.
Barry Horne (17 March 1952 – 5 November 2001) was an English animal rights activist.
Bernard Mouat Jones (27 November 1882 – 11 September 1953) was a British chemist, notable for identifying the chemical in mustard gas and the first scientist to be Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leeds.
Professor Bill Harris (17 November 1944 – 2 June 2014) was a genetic scientist who specialised in antibody research.
Billion Dollar Brain is a 1967 British Technicolor espionage film directed by Ken Russell and based on the novel of the same name by Len Deighton.
Biological warfare (BW)—also known as germ warfare—is the use of biological toxins or infectious agents such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi with the intent to kill or incapacitate humans, animals or plants as an act of war.
A biosafety level is a set of biocontainment precautions required to isolate dangerous biological agents in an enclosed laboratory facility.
Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson (born 19 June 1964), best known as Boris Johnson, is a British politician, popular historian and journalist serving as Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs since 2016 and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Uxbridge and South Ruislip since 2015.
Canada has not officially maintained and possessed weapons of mass destruction since 1984 and, as of 1998, has signed treaties repudiating possession of them.
Carfentanil or carfentanyl is an analog of the synthetic opioid analgesic fentanyl.
Chalk heath is a rare habitat, in the temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands biome, formed of a paradoxical mixture of shallow-rooted calcifuge ("calcium-hating") and deeper-rooted calcicole ("calcium-loving") plants, growing on a thin layer of acidic soil over an alkaline substrate.
Baron Charles George Maurice de Worms (1903–1979) was an English chemist and lepidopterist.
Chemical warfare (CW) involves using the toxic properties of chemical substances as weapons.
Chemical weapons were widely used by the United Kingdom in World War I, and while the use of chemical weapons was suggested by Churchill and others postwar in Mesopotamia and in World War II, it appears that they were not actually used, although some historians disagree.
Dr Colin Leslie Hewett FRSE FRIC (1909–1976) was a British biochemist and co-discoverer of an artificial equivalent of both oestrogen and testosterone.
In Britain, the Common Cold Unit (CCU), also known as the Common Cold Research Unit (CCRU), was set up by the civilian Medical Research Council (MRC) in 1946 on the site of a former military hospital, the Harvard Hospital, at Harnham Down near Salisbury in Wiltshire.
CR gas or dibenzoxazepine (also referred to as DBO), or its chemical name dibenzoxazepine, is an incapacitating agent and a lachrymatory agent.
Crossed is a Dystopian-horror comic book written by Garth Ennis and drawn by Jacen Burrows for the first ten issues, and published by Avatar Press.
The compound 2-chlorobenzalmalononitrile (also called o-chlorobenzylidene malononitrile; chemical formula: C10H5ClN2), a cyanocarbon, is the defining component of a tear gas commonly referred to as CS gas, which is used as a riot control agent.
The Dark Harvest Commando of the Scottish Citizen Army was a militant group which in 1981 demanded that the British government decontaminate Gruinard Island, a site which had been used for anthrax weapon testing during World War II, by distributing potentially anthrax-laden soil on the mainland.
David Christopher Kelly (14 May 1944 – 17 July 2003) was a Welsh scientist and authority on biological warfare, employed by the British Ministry of Defence, and formerly a weapons inspector with the United Nations Special Commission in Iraq.
David Arthur John Tyrrell (1925–2005) was a British virologist.
David Willis Wilson Henderson CB FRS (23 July 1903 – 16 August 1968) was a Scottish-born microbiologist; a former President of the Society for General Microbiology and recipient of the US Medal of Freedom.
Dead Eyes is a story in 2000 AD which started in March 2008.
The Defence Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Centre (the Defence CBRN Centre or DCBRNC for short) is a United Kingdom military facility at Winterbourne Gunner in Wiltshire, south of Porton Down and about northeast of Salisbury.
The Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (normally known as DERA) was a part of the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) between 1995 and 2 July 2001.
The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is an executive agency of the Ministry of Defence of the United Kingdom.
Don Webb is a playwright and script writer based in the UK.
The Dorset Biological Warfare Experiments were a series of experiments conducted between 1953 and 1975 to determine the extent to which a single ship or aircraft could dispense biological warfare agents over the United Kingdom.
Ebola virus disease in the United Kingdom, includes an aid worker returning from treating victims of the Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa who contracted the disease.
Erich Traub (27 June 1906 – 18 May 1985) was a German veterinarian, scientist and virologist who specialized in foot-and-mouth disease, Rinderpest and Newcastle disease.
The European Collection of Authenticated Cell Cultures houses and supplies cell lines.
Fort Detrick is a United States Army Medical Command installation located in Frederick, Maryland.
Frank Pasquill FRS (8 September 1914 – 15 October 1994) was an English meteorologist at the Meteorological Office who worked throughout his career in the field of atmospheric diffusion and micrometeorology.
Sir Frederick Charles Frank, OBE, FRS (6 March 1911 – 5 April 1998), known as Sir Charles Frank, was a British theoretical physicist.
Prof George Ian Scott FRSE PRCSE (1907–1989) was a 20th century Scottish physician and ophthalmic surgeon.
Georgi Ivanov Markov (Георги Иванов Марков; 1 March 1929 – 11 September 1978) was a Bulgarian dissident writer.
Sir Oliver Graham Sutton CBE FRS (4 February 1903 – 26 May 1977) was a Welsh mathematician and meteorologist.
Grimbledon Down was a comic strip by British cartoonist Bill Tidy, which ran in New Scientist magazine from 26 March 1970 until 26 March 1994.
Gruinard Island ('Eilean Ghruinneard') is a small, oval-shaped Scottish island approximately long by wide, located in Gruinard Bay, about halfway between Gairloch and Ullapool.
The syphilis experiments in Guatemala were United States-led human experiments conducted in Guatemala from 1946 to 1948.
Herbert John Gough CB, MBE, FRS (26 April 1890 – 1965) was a British engineer, and research director.
Hants & Dorset Motor Services was a stage carriage bus service operator in southern England, between 1920 and 1983.
Harlow is a former Mark One New Town and local government district in the west of Essex, England.
Sir Harry Work Melville, (27 April 1908 – 14 June 2000) was a British chemist, academic, and academic administrator, who specialised in polymer research.
Harry Smith (7 August 1921 – 10 December 2011) was a British microbiologist, and Professor of Microbiology, at the University of Birmingham.
Harry Sullivan is a fictional character from the British science-fiction television series Doctor Who and is a companion of the Fourth Doctor.
Harvey Boulter (born 7 November 1969 in Angmering, West Sussex, England) is an entrepreneur, the Chairman and Chief Executive of Porton Group, a venture capital group.
The Health Protection Agency (HPA) was a non-departmental public body in the United Kingdom.
Various types of biological warfare (BW) have been practiced repeatedly throughout history.
The military funding of science has had a powerful transformative effect on the practice and products of scientific research since the early 20th century.
Lieutenant General Sir Horace Clement Hugh Robertson, (29 October 1894 – 28 April 1960) was a senior officer in the Australian Army who served in the First World War, the Second World War and the Korean War.
Hugh Brock (1914 - 1985) was a lifelong British pacifist, editor of Peace News between 1955 and 1964, a promoter of nonviolent direct action and a founder of the Direct Action Committee, a forerunner of the Committee of 100.
Idmiston is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England.
The term incapacitating agent is defined by the U.S. Department of Defense as: Lethal agents are primarily intended to kill, but incapacitating agents can also kill if administered in a potent enough dose, or in certain scenarios.
Sir John Henry Gaddum (31 March 1900 – 30 June 1965) was an English pharmacologist who discovered Substance P, a neuropeptide in 1931 along with Ulf von Euler.
John Raymond Postgate (24 June 1922 – 22 October 2014), FRS was an English microbiologist and writer, latterly Professor Emeritus of Microbiology at the University of Sussex.
Sir Joseph Barcroft, CBE, FRS (26 July 1872 – 21 March 1947) was a British physiologist best known for his studies of the oxygenation of blood.
Keen as Mustard is a documentary film researched and directed by Bridget Goodwin detailing secret experiments conducted during World War II on Australian servicemen volunteers to investigate the effects of, and precautions against, mustard gas when used as a weapon in the tropics.
Kolokol-1 (Колокол meaning "bell") is a synthetic opioid developed for use as an aerosolizable incapacitating agent.
Lancelot Lionel Ware OBE (5 June 191515 August 2000) was an English barrister and biochemist.
Down is used in the name of geographical features or locations that are downland or close to downland, including.
Thousands of individuals have suffered from Ebola virus disease (EVD), with some individuals notable as index cases or for having been doctors who treated other patients before becoming ill.Ebola was discovered in 1976, with periodic outbreaks and cases noted since then.
As of November 2014, Ministry of Defence Police locations and units include.
There have been many Units with various tasks in the Royal Air Force and they are listed here.
The following is a list of Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) in Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom.
This is a list of the largest Sites of Special Scientific Interest in England in decreasing order of size.
This page contains a list of scientific research institutes in the United Kingdom that are owned by the government.
Michael Joseph Crumpton CBE, FRS (b.7 June 1929) was Director of Research (Laboratories) for the Imperial Cancer Research Fund Laboratories based in London (now part of Cancer Research UK).
The Ministry of Defence (MoD or MOD) is the British government department responsible for implementing the defence policy set by Her Majesty's Government and is the headquarters of the British Armed Forces.
The Moscow theater hostage crisis (also known as the 2002 Nord-Ost siege) was the seizure of a crowded Dubrovka Theater by 40 to 50 armed Chechens on 23 October 2002 that involved 850 hostages and ended with the death of at least 170 people.
Munster, also called Munster (Örtze), is a small town in the district of Heidekreis, in Lower Saxony, Germany almost equidistant from Hamburg and Hanover.
The National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC) is a global leader in the field of biological standardisation.
The National Poisons Information Service is an information service commissioned by Public Health England on behalf of the UK health departments.
The National Smelting Company was a nationalised zinc smelting company in Avonmouth, United Kingdom.
Nerve agents, sometimes also called nerve gases, are a class of organic chemicals that disrupt the mechanisms by which nerves transfer messages to organs.
Thomas Nigel Kneale (18 April 1922 – 29 October 2006) was a British screenwriter.
Northampton School for Boys (NSB) is a secondary school in Northampton, England.
Old Sarum Airfield is located north northeast of Salisbury, Wiltshire, England.
Oliver Gatty (5 November 1907 - 5 June 1940) was a British chemist and psychical researcher.
Operation Anthropoid was the code name for the assassination during World War II of Schutzstaffel (SS)-Obergruppenführer and General der Polizei Reinhard Heydrich, head of the Reichssicherheitshauptamt (Reich Main Security Office, RSHA), the combined security services of Nazi Germany, and acting Reichsprotektor of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia.
In July 1999 the UK Wiltshire Constabulary opened an investigation into allegations of malfeasance at Porton Down Chemical and Biological Research Establishment.
Operation Cauldron was a series of secret biological warfare trials undertaken by the British government in 1952.
Operation Gandhi was a pacifist group in Britain that carried out the country’s first nonviolent direct action protests in 1952.
Operation Thunder Child is a 1999 book by British civil servant Nick Pope.
Professor Percival Albert "Peter" Sheppard CBE FRS (12 May 1907 – 22 December 1977) was a Meteorologist at Imperial College, London from 1952 to 1974 and thereafter emeritus professor.
Sir Paul Gordon Fildes (10 February 1882 – 5 February 1971) was a British pathologist and microbiologist who worked on the development of chemical-biological weaponry at Porton Down during the Second World War.
Paul Norman (October 1951 – 27 June 2004) was Chief Scientist for Detection and Protection at the Ministry of Defence’s laboratory at Porton Down, Wiltshire and member of the Royal Society.
Percival Albert Frederick White OBE (16 July 1916 – 8 January 2013) was a British chemist, metallurgist and nuclear scientist who was involved in the creation and testing of Britain's first nuclear weapon during Operation Hurricane in 1952.
pH7 is an album by Peter Hammill, originally released on Charisma Records in September 1979.
Sergei Skripal is a former Russian military officer and British spy who acted as a double agent for the UK's intelligence services during the 1990s and early 2000s, until his arrest in December 2004.
Porton is a village in the Bourne valley, Wiltshire, England, about northeast of Salisbury.
Project 112 was a biological and chemical weapon experimentation project conducted by the United States Department of Defense from 1962 to 1973.
Quatermass II is a British science-fiction serial, originally broadcast by BBC Television in the autumn of 1955.
The Rawalpindi experiments were experiments involving use of mustard gas carried out by scientists from Porton Down of the British military on hundreds of Indian soldiers.
Lieutenant-General Sir Richard Phillip Bradshaw, KBE (1 August 1920 – 12 October 1999) was a senior British Army officer and doctor.
Prof Robert Walker Hay FRSE FRCS (1934–1991) was a British chemist.
Leading Aircraftman Ronald George Maddison (23 January 1933 – 6 May 1953) was a twenty-year-old Royal Air Force engineer who died as the result of exposure to nerve agents while acting as a voluntary test subject at Porton Down, in Wiltshire, England.
Sir Gordon Roy Cameron FRCP FRCPath FRS (30 June 1899 – 7 October 1966) was an Australian pathologist.
Remote Radar Head Portreath or RRH Portreath is an air defence radar station operated by the Royal Air Force.
Sir Rudolph Albert Peters MC MID FRS HFRSE FRCP LLD (13 April 1889 – 29 January 1982) was a British biochemist.
The S6 NBC Respirator was a protective gas mask issued to the British Armed Forces.
Salisbury Plain is a chalk plateau in the south western part of central southern England covering.
Sarin, or NATO designation GB (G-series, 'B'), is a highly toxic synthetic organophosphorus compound.
Shamrock Farm was Britain's only non-human primate importation and quarantine centre, located in Small Dole, near Brighton in West Sussex.
Sky News is a 24-hour international multimedia news organisation based in the UK that started as a 24-hour television news channel.
Smallpox vaccine, the first successful vaccine to be developed, was introduced by Edward Jenner in 1796.
South West England is one of nine official regions of England.
Stanford Training Area (STANTA), originally known as Stanford Battle Area, is a British Army training area situated in the English county of Norfolk.
At the end of the Cold War in 1989 the British Armed Forces structure was as follows.
Colonel Stuart William Hughes Rawlins, (11 May 1880 – 16 December 1927) was a British Army officer who led interwar experiments in chemical warfare at Porton Down.
Tam Dalyell (born Thomas Dalyell Loch;; 9 August 1932 – 26 January 2017) was a Scottish Labour Party politician who was a member of the House of Commons from 1962 to 2005.
The Bletchley Circle is a television mystery drama miniseries, set in 1952–53, about four women who used to work as codebreakers at Bletchley Park.
"The Hounds of Baskerville" is the second episode of the second series of the BBC crime drama series Sherlock, which follows the modern-day adventures of Sherlock Holmes, and was first broadcast by BBC One on 8 January 2012.
The Satan Bug is a first-person narrative thriller novel written by Scottish author Alistair MacLean.
Thomas Harrington & Sons Ltd was a coachbuilder in the county of Sussex from 1897 until 1966, initially at Brighton but from 1930 until the end in a purpose built Art Deco factory (an image of which was used on the builder's transfers) at Old Shoreham Road, Hove.
Timothy Hampton (1962–2009) was a specialist in weapons of mass destruction and an employee of the preparatory commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) in Vienna, Austria since 1998.
Tooele Army Depot (TEAD) is a United States Army post located in Tooele County, Utah.
UFO conspiracy theories argue that various governments, and politicians globally, most notably the officials of Washington, D.C., are suppressing evidence of extraterrestrial unidentified flying objects and alien visitors.
Unethical human experimentation is human experimentation that violates the principles of medical ethics, such as the Nuremberg Code and the Declaration of Helsinki.
was a covert biological and chemical warfare research and development unit of the Imperial Japanese Army that undertook lethal human experimentation during the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937–1945) of World War II.
The United Kingdom possesses, or has possessed, a variety of weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons.
The University of Essex is a public research university in Essex, England.
VG (IUPAC name: O,O-diethyl S- phosphorothioate) (also called Amiton or Tetram) is a "V-series" nerve agent chemically similar to the better-known VX nerve agent.
, literally Day of Resurrection is a 1964 post-apocalyptic science fiction novel written by Sakyo Komatsu.
Vladimir Artemovich Pasechnik (12 October 1937 Stalingrad, USSR – 21 November 2001, Wiltshire, England) was a senior Soviet biologist and bioweaponeer who defected to the United Kingdom in 1989, alerting Western intelligence to the vast scope of Moscow's clandestine biological warfare (BW) program, known as Biopreparat.
VX is an extremely toxic synthetic chemical compound in the organophosphorus class, specifically, a thiophosphonate.
Walter Somerville CBE was an Irish cardiologist who played a leading role in heart surgery at London's Middlesex and Harefield hospitals.
William Walters Sargant (24 April 1907 – 27 August 1988) was a British psychiatrist who is remembered for the evangelical zeal with which he promoted treatments such as psychosurgery, deep sleep treatment, electroconvulsive therapy and insulin shock therapy.
Wilts & Dorset Wilts & Dorset Bus Company Limited is a bus operator providing services in East Dorset, South Wiltshire and West Hampshire.
Witton Isolation Hospital was a facility for the treatment and quarantine of smallpox victims and their contacts in Birmingham, England.
The Wood Green ricin plot was a 2002 alleged bioterrorism plot to attack the London Underground with ricin poison.
The Queen's Birthday Honours 1955 were appointments in many of the Commonwealth realms of Queen Elizabeth II to various orders and honours to reward and highlight good works by citizens of those countries.
The Queen's Birthday Honours 1965 were appointments in many of the Commonwealth realms of Queen Elizabeth II to various orders and honours to reward and highlight good works by citizens of those countries.
The Queen's Birthday Honours 1966 were appointments in many of the Commonwealth realms of Queen Elizabeth II to various orders and honours to reward and highlight good works by citizens of those countries.
Events from 2018 in England.
Events from the year 2018 in the United Kingdom.
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