News | Published:

The Co-Ordination of Research

Nature volume 100, pages 261262 (06 December 1917) | Download Citation

Subjects

Abstract

IT is often said in political circles that the way to shelve a subject is to appoint a Royal Commission, upon it. The Commissioners collect a large amount of evidence and present a report, but usually the matter ends with the publication of the Blue Book, and nothing is done to carry the recommendations into effect. The Royal Commission on Scientific Instruction appointed in 1870 is an example of this kind. The whole of the scientific instruction given in the United Kingdom from the elementary schools to the universities, and including the museums and scientific work recognised by Government, is surveyed in the report of this Commission, issued in ten parts from 1871 to 1895; and the nation has suffered incalculable loss by not giving heed to its recommendations.

About this article

Publication history

Published

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1038/100261a0

Authors

    Comments

    By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.

    Newsletter Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing