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International Foundry Congress

Nature volume 143, page 636 (15 April 1939) | Download Citation



ARRANGEMENTS for the 1939 International Foundry Congress, to be held in London during June 12–17, are now almost complete. The official opening of the Congress by the Lord Mayor of London, Sir Frank Bowater, will take place on the morning of June 13, and afterwards Prof. W. L. Bragg will deliver the fourth Edward Williams Lecture entitled “The Atomic Pattern of Metals”. Some forty papers will be presented to the Congress, and a joint meeting with the Iron and Steel Institute will be held on June 16. In addition to these technical sessions, at which all phases of ferrous and non-ferrous foundry practice and metallurgy will be discussed, eleven companies in London and the home counties have consented to open their works to Congress delegates, and the director of the National Physical Laboratory has offered to show a party round the metallurgical section of the Laboratory. The Government will give a reception on June 13, and other social functions include the annual banquet on June 14 and the reception to be given by Mr. W. B. Lake, president of the Congress, and Mrs. Lake on June 15. A tour of the principal foundry centres of Great Britain has been arranged to follow the Congress, and is divided into two sections: June 18–24 and June 25–30. Delegates may participate in either the first or both weeks of the tour, during which they will be able to inspect twenty-six of Britain's leading foundries.Further particulars concerning the Congress and the tour are obtainable from the organizers, the Institute of British Foundrymen, St. John Street Chambers, Deansgate, Manchester, 3.

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