A House divided against itself


MOST of your readers have doubtless heard of a question relating to the site of the Natural History Museum at South Kensington, and to a site for a new Science Museum. For the latter it is proposed to utilise the waste land behind the Natural History Museum, together with a portion of the site assigned to the Natural History Museum. The supporters of this scheme state that there is plenty of land for both museums, and have presented a memorial to the Government to this effect. Biologists learnt of this memorial largely owing to a Question and Answer in the House of Commons. They considered that such a proposal seriously imperils the future of the Natural History Museum. A second equally influentially signed memorial expressing these views is sent to the Prime Minister.

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GARDINER, J. A House divided against itself. Nature 86, 483 (1911). https://doi.org/10.1038/086483a0

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