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Oxford and Present Needs in Science

Nature volume 139, pages 303304 (20 February 1937) | Download Citation



FOR some time, the University of Oxford has been faced with the task of finding £500,000 for pressing needs, largely connected with the extension of Bodley's library and prospective science and other buildings. It recently launched an appeal for help to its friends in Great Britain, in the Dominions and in the United States. The sum it is hoped to collect is about £1,000,000. Great trouble has been taken privately to make the need known to those capable of helping, and there is good hope that industry (now flourishing as rarely before), the surtax-payer, and the ordinary individual, between them, will find this large amount.

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