Fourth Centenary of the Collèege de France


    AMONG the great educational institutions of Paris the College de France, founded by Francis I. in 1530 as the College Royal, is one of the oldest and most famous, and this week (June 18-20) is celebrating the four hundredth anniversary of its foundation. The celebrations commenced with receptions in the College itself and at the Hotel de Ville; on June 19 there was a gathering in the great amphitheatre of the Sorbonne, presided over by the President of the Republic; and on June 20 a visit is to be paid to the chateau of Francis I. at Fontaine-bleau, and a gala performance will take place at the Theatre Fran9ais. During the forenoons of June 18 and 19 there are to be conferences in the College de France, when discourses on the development of the various sciences are being delivered by MM. Sylvain Levi, H. Vincent, Paul Langevin, and Edmond Faral; while in the Bibliotheque Nationale an exhibition has been arranged recalling the work of the men who have added lustre to the name of the College.

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    Fourth Centenary of the Collèege de France. Nature 127, 929–930 (1931).

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