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Nature volume 140, pages 756758 (30 October 1937) | Download Citation



I MUST begin by expressing two things that are upmost in my mind at this moment: the thanks we all owe to Mr. Radford Mather, the generous founder of these lectures, and the honour I feel at having been asked by the Council of the British Association to deliver the first of them. Mr. Radford Mather has been impressed by the importance of the work of the scientist in the ordinary everyday life of our people, especially at this moment ; and, after a long life enlivened by scientific and social interest, he feels keenly that a recognition of that work is not only owing to the scientific worker himself, but also will be helpful in inducing the public to use the advantages which the scientist has put at its disposal.

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