University Events


    BIRMINGHAM.—At a special meeting of the Court of Governors held on November 18 the pro-chancellor (Mr. Walter Barrow) presiding, the resignation of the vice-chancellor (Sir Charles Grant Robertson) was accepted, the resignation to take effect on September 30, 1938. The appointment of the vice-chancellor has hitherto been made by the Crown and no age limit was attached, but by an alteration of the statutes (in 1927), future appointments were to be made by the Court and an age limit of sixty-five years was fixed. The pro-chancellor explained that, on approaching this age, Sir Charles voluntarily placed the continuance of his appointment in the hands of the Council, who expressed the wish that he should remain in office until the completion of the new Central Hospital and Medical School, which owed so much to his vision and patient work. As it is expected that both buildings will be finished by next summer, Sir Charles desired that he should retire on September 30 next, when he would have reached the age of sixty-nine years.

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    University Events. Nature 140, 942 (1937).

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