Planning the Land of Britain


APPARENTLY for the first time in the course of its hundred and six years of existence, no fewer than seven sections of the British Association united in a joint discussion on the last evening of the recent Nottingham meeting. The subject was "Planning the Land of Britain" and the chairman was Lord Trent. Symposium would be a more apt description than discussion, for there was no time for any discussion after the seven sectional representatives had each delivered his contribution. The result, however, was instructive ; it became very clear that each of the sciences has a definite contribution to make to the general problem, but that there is a considerable divergence both in point of view and objective—differences which point the need for further discussion.

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S., L. Planning the Land of Britain. Nature 140, 791–792 (1937).

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