The Royal College of Science


    THE relation between the University of London and the proposed new Royal College of Science has been the subject of some discussion since the publication of the report of the departmental committee on the college, described in our issue of February 8 (p. 344). It is devoutly to be hoped, however, that the consideration of this matter will not divert attention from the essential point of the committee's report, namely, “that it is desirable that the new institution should be established immediately, and that its organisation should proceed without delay.” Divergent views may be held as to the nature of the connection between the University and the new College, but there can be no two opinions as to the folly of delaying the establishment of the institute, as recommended by the committee, while questions of control are being decided.

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