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Gold Medal of the International Faculty of Sciences

    Naturevolume 139page241 (1937) | Download Citation



    AT the dinner following the annual conference of the International Faculty of Sciences applied to Human Progress, held in London on January 30, the Faculty's Gold Medal was presented to Mr. John Logie Baird, inventor of the Televisor, and managing director of Baird Television, Ltd. The chairman, Dr. Joseph S. Bridges, said the presentation was made in recognition of Mr. Baird's outstanding contributions to the science of television. In acknowledging the presentation, Mr. Baird indicated the progress that had been made since he first, in 1925, secured a television image with distinct definition. While the high cost of the apparatus at present is a drawback to its wide use among amateurs, he looked forward to a substantial reduction in the near future. Great Britain, he said, definitely leads in the science of television and is the only country in the world which has a television service. Among other speakers, Dr. L. E. C. Hughes commented on the necessity of scientific workers in all branches co-operating more closely to ensure that the achievements are properly applied to the requirements of human progress, and indicated the value of the International Faculty of Sciences in bringing into close touch such workers in all the countries of the world. Prof. B. W. Holman, replying on behalf of “The World's Scientific Workers”, stressed the necessity for the social sciences being developed to keep pace with other sciences, so that the achievements of the research workers could be applied in accordance with the objectives of the Faculty, namely, human progress.

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