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The British Science Guild

Nature volume 101, pages 333334 (27 June 1918) | Download Citation



T'HE twelfth annual meeting of the British Science I Guild was held at the Mansion House on June 19, the Lord Mayor presiding. The adoption of the annual report was moved by Prof. R. A. Gregory, and seconded by Sir Edward Brabrook. After alluding to the loss sustained by the guild in the death of Sir Alexander Pedler, for many years hon. secretary, Prof, Gregory gave a summary of the work of the various committees on education, the metric system, and the dyes industry. The last-named emphasised the strong ! financial support given to the German dye industry, aggregating more than 50,000,000L, whereas the total capital of the colour-producing firms in the United iKingdom is only about four millions. In this country the chief need is to survey the great variety of pro-j ducts under manufacture, allocating the work in such I a way as to avoid duplication of plant and effort. I Reference is made in the report to the British Scientific Products Exhibition to be held at King's College, London, for four weeks during August-September. It is hoped that the exhibition will be helpful in illustrating the need for scientific research in relation to various arts and industries, and the results already 1 achieved in this country in this direction since the I war.

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