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The British Association at Nottingham

Nature volume 140, pages 453454 (11 September 1937) | Download Citation



British Association opened at Nottingham on Wednesday, September 1, at a time when local residents feared that a pleasant spell of very fine weather was to be rudely broken ; but after a severe storm had passed over, the Association settled down to enjoy days of bright sunshine. The attendance of more than two thousand members is regarded as quite satisfactory, and there is no doubt that those visiting the city for the first time were definitely impressed by the delightful setting of the University College and the accommodation it provided. The opening presidential address on the history of evolutionary thought was well supported, and Prof. W. W. Watts, in moving a vote of thanks, suggested that the fact that Sir Edward Poulton had a son who was president of a Section provided a proof of natural selection.

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