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The South-West Essex Technical College and School of Art

Nature volume 143, pages 568569 (01 April 1939) | Download Citation



WHEN the historian of the future makes a survey of the development of education in Great Britain, he will undoubtedly consider the rapid advance in all forms of technical education as the characteristic feature of the present period. We who live in the period may perhaps be too near the gradual evolution to appreciate fully its magnitude and far-reaching effects. Yet, when one county, and that not a large nor highly industrial one, can, within a few years, erect two large technical colleges, only a few miles apart, each costing more than £200,000 and accommodating 6,000 evening and 1,100 day students, there can be no doubt that this mechanized age has forced the pace of technical education very considerably.

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