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The Cardiff Meeting of the British Association


IT is twenty-nine years since the Association met in Cardiff. It is safe to say that any members who may have been present on that occasion will not now be able to recognise the city, for there can scarcely be any other town in the country which has not merely grown, but also altered, so much in that period. In 1891 there was on the north side of what is now one of the main streets a large tract of finely timbered ground called Cathays Park, adjacent to Cardiff Castle and its park, and also the property of the Marquess of Bute. In Cathays Park now stand a number of large and handsome public buildings, including the City Hall, Law Courts, University College, Technical College, and the National Museum of Wales. These are the buildings in which the meetings of the Association will take place, and not one of them was in existence at the time of the former meeting.

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The Cardiff Meeting of the British Association. Nature 105, 780–781 (1920).

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