The Royal Society of Arts


    FOR his inaugural address delivered on November 4 to the Royal Society of Arts, Sir Henry McMahon, chairman of the Society, took as his subject “One Hundred and Eighty Years of Pioneer Work by the Royal Society of Arts”. The Society was founded in 1754 “for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce” at a time when there were no departments of Government, societies or institutions to deal with such matters as Colonies, agriculture, forestry, fine arts, health, trade or industry.

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    The Royal Society of Arts. Nature 138, 834 (1936).

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