News | Published:

Research and Development Lectures

    Naturevolume 134pages727728 (1934) | Download Citation



    IN 1933 the British Science Guild established the. Research and Development Lectures, with the special object of directing public attention to the importance of scientific research and of the utilisation of its results in the service of mankind. The first lecture of the series was given in May 1933 by Sir Harold Carpenter, on “Metals in the Service of Human Life and Industry”. Early in 1934 the suggestion was made by Lord Melchett, president of the Guild, that the lectures should be given in the theatre of the Royal Institution, in which special equip ment and facilities exist for the experiments and demonstrations it was desired to have.- The pro posal was accepted by the managers of the Royal Institution and arrangements were made by which the British Science Guild had the use of the lecture theatre on two occasions in May.

    About this article

    Publication history

    Issue Date



    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