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University Education in London

Nature volume 88, pages 312313 (04 January 1912) | Download Citation



WE published on June 15, 1911, an article giving some information as to the proceedings which led up to the appointment of the Royal Commission on University Education in London, and dealing with the second volume of evidence issued by the Commission. The third volume of evidence [Cd.5528, price 3s. 8d.], recently issued, contains the evidence presented between November io, 1910, and July 28, 1911. Much of this evidence is not of direct interest from the point of view of the promotion of science, dealing as it does with such matters as legal education, the position of individual colleges, and the relation of the University to secondary education, though the discussion of these questions is of importance as indicating the general form of organisation for the University which the Commission will propose, and which must in the future exercise a potent influence over scientific education in London and elsewhere. There are, however, two subjects of more immediate interest on which a good deal of new evidence is now published; first, the work and government of the Imperial College of Science and Technology at South Kensington, and. its future relations to the University; and, secondly, the organisation of medical education in London. Each of these questions is extraordinarily complex, and might well engage the sole attention of a Royal Commission; and it will only be possible in a short article to indicate in a rough way the character of the evidence presented.

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