The University of Birmingham


    THE University of Birmingham has settled down to war conditions more smoothly than was anticipated, thanks largely to the recruiting policy of the Government whereby some of the deplorable errors of the War of 1914–18 in the waste of ability of university students have been avoided. The number of students in some departments has actually increased, and in the department of medicine in particular the number of full-time freshmen has reached a total of forty-four more than that of last year. The Nuffield Physics Extension Block is nearly ready for occupation, but the exigencies of war-time have unfortunately interrupted the building of Prof. Oliphant's large cyclotron, which is to be the chief feature of the new block.

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    The University of Birmingham. Nature 145, 20–21 (1940).

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