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Royal Aeronautical Society

Nature volume 143, pages 632633 (15 April 1939) | Download Citation



THE Royal Aeronautical Society has now moved into new headquarters at 4 Hamilton Place, London, W.I This is the first time during its seventy-three years of existence that the Society has had its own building. The Society's new home is a four-story building which will allow for expanding activities for some years to come. The library will be one of the finest and best equipped aeronautical libraries in the world. There will be, in addition, a reading and other rooms for members and special committee rooms for the use of the many aeronautical committees which are now sitting. It is hoped to make the building the centre of aeronautical engineering and scientific activity in Great Britain. Dr. A. H. R. Fedden, president of the Society, announced at the recent annual general meeting that to meet the increasing work of the Society and the upkeep of its new premises a fund of £100,000 is being aimed at, to which more than £60,000 has already been promised. In July 1940 the Society will hold an International Aeronautical Conference at Stratford-on-Avon. The active support of the Air Ministry and the Society of British Aircraft Constructors in Great Britain and of the leading authorities in the United States, France, Germany and Italy has been promised.

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