A reception for two British Nobel prize winners, hosted by Clement Attlee and attended by Herbert Morrison
MS Herbert Morrison arriving at a reception for the two British Nobel prize winners at the Mayfair Hotel. Greeted by Sir Frederick Bain, Chairman of Federation of British Industries.
CU Morrison with Bain and another man.
MS Clement Attlee standing on stage with Sir Edward Appleton (Nobel Prize for Physics) on left of screen and Sir Robert Robinson (Nobel Prize for Chemistry) on right of screen. Attlee speaking (for text see note below).
CU Attlee chatting to others. (2 shots)
CU Morrison chatting to Sir Edward Appleton. (2 shots)
CU Attlee chatting to other guests (out of focus on Attlee).
MS Another guest's arrival announced and being greeted by Bain.
Various offcuts of Attlee with Appleton and Robinson, preparing to make his speech.
CU and MS John Strachey arriving.
Various shots of new arrivals and their names being called out off screen.
Various CU shots of other guests arriving, probably including Sir John Anderson. (Mute)
MS Line of guests file in. (Mute)
CU Two guests chatting. (Mute)
CU Morrison in evening dress chatting to another man. (Mute)
MS Appleton, Attlee and Robinson on platform. (Mute)
Note: Text of Attlee's speech reads: "It is a great honour for this country that two British scientists in one year have been awarded Nobel prizes and that reminds us of the continued eminence of this country in the field of science".