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Association of Teachers in Technical Institutions: Annual Conference at Leeds

Nature volume 141, page 1109 (18 June 1938) | Download Citation



THE twenty-ninth annual conference of the Association of Teachers in Technical Institutions was held in Leeds on June 4–7. A civic welcome was accorded to the delegates by the Deputy Lord Mayor of Leeds, who was supported by the Director of Education. The president for 1938–39, Mr. A. C. R. Ritchie (Gravesend), was inducted by the retiring president, Mr. W. E. Park (Luton). In his presidential address, Mr. Ritchie reiterated the Association's belief in the principle of collective security and said that in spite of the rapid deterioration in standards of international integrity, “we believe that it is not too late for the nations to get together in a sane and orderly atmosphere, so that they may work together for the common good of their people, and that the wonders of scientific discovery and inventive genius may at last be directed towards increasing human happiness instead of being prostituted to the destruction of modern civilization. After all,”he asked, “what has civilization done for us if we cannot live peaceably one with another?”

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