The importance of tea breaks, cafeteria, and Friday nights down the pub should not be underestimated in the history of Science and Technology.
When I joined Hewlett-Packard in the nineteen seventies it was still very much an innovative scientific instruments company. The founders were still involved and encouraged their staff to get together for cross-fertilization of ideas at regular tea and coffee breaks in plush, heavily subsidised cafeteria, as well as around the strategically-placed free coffee, tea, posh biscuits and doughnuts. There was even a subsidized bar in the office and regular beer-busts were provided.
It’s not a new concept. The tea room in the Physics Department at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge inspired Max Perutz to persuade the MRC to build a canteen open to everyone when the MRC unit moved to the ‘old’ LMB building in 1962. As the LMB’s chairman, he was keen to create a space where people from different disciplines and career stages could get together. Perutz’s son Robin, a Professor at the University of York, says: “He persuaded a large proportion of the lab to take the time out to do this, and not to put on the coffee makers in their rooms and do things over their sandwiches but go up and relax and talk science.”
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Perutz Cafeteria: http://goo.gl/M5sfj
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