British Association at Newcastle-on-Tyne in 1838


    ON Saturday, August 18, 1838, a meeting of the General Committee of the British Association was held at Newcastle-upon-Tyne preliminary to the formal proceedings of the Association, which began the following Monday and lasted the whole week. Eighty members of the committee were present, and owing to the Earl of Burlington being absent on the Continent the chair was taken by Prof. Whewell. Among other matters it was recommended that collectors should be appointed in places where the meetings of the Association were in future held, and that they should be allowed a percentage of the subscriptions they received.

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    British Association at Newcastle-on-Tyne in 1838. Nature 142, 305 (1938).

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