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New Physics Building at the National Physical Laboratory

Nature volume 128, pages 311313 (22 August 1931) | Download Citation



BUSHY House at Teddington, which was erected about 1715 by the first Earl of Halifax, a president of the Royal Society and a pupil of Newton, played a not inconsiderable part in the life of the Royal Family of Great Britain. It was, however, destined to fill, after two centuries, an even larger rôle in the life of the nation. In 1900, after many preliminaries, Bushy House was selected as the future homo of the National Physical Laboratory, and in 1902 the Laboratory was formally opened by the present King (then Prince of Wales).

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