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Suggested Science Museum for Cambridge

Nature volume 142, page 713 (15 October 1938) | Download Citation



A LARGE exhibition of historic scientific instruments and specimens was arranged under the auspices of the Cambridge Philosophical Society for the meeting of the British Association last August. It was most gratifying to see the long series of instruments associated with the great masters of the Cavendish Laboratory-with Wollaston, Clerk Maxwell, J. J. Thomson, Rayleigh and Rutherford-but the older periods were also well illustrated by loans from the colleges. At the final meeting of the General Committee in Cambridge, it was resolved “that an expression of hope that the scheme for a permanent exhibition of historic scientific instruments in Cambridge would be brought to fruition, should be communicated to the University authorities”, and this has been done.

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