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Research at King's College, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Nature volume 142, page 608 (01 October 1938) | Download Citation



FOLLOWING on the reconstitution of the University of Durham, involving, as it did, the amalgamation in King's College of the former Armstrong College and the College of Medicine, the Standing Committee for Research established in 1923 in Armstrong College with an endowment of £12,000 has been reconstructed so as to include representatives from the Medical School. The Standing Committee's report for 1936-37, which gives particulars of twenty-four grants, amounting in the aggregate to £900, made during that session, announces the provision of a senior research followship tenable during 1938-39, to enable a member of the staff of King's College to undertake research upon a specific problem necessitating complete absence from teaching duties. The report shows no signs of diminution of research activities in any department of the College. Conspicuous among them have been the Siwa Oasis Expedition, in respect of which Mr. J. Omer-Cooper received a grant from the Committee, Mr. R. F. Peel's investigations of sand formations and the movement of dunes in the Libyan desert, and botanical and zoological researches in the Hebrides.

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