Seventy Years Ago


    NATURE, VOL I, March 3, 1870 Natural Science at Cambridge THE Rev. T. G. Bonney, the geologist, concluding an article on this subject, writes: "I may venture to express my conviction, that the coldness and even dislike with which the study of Natural Science was once regarded here is rapidly passing away, that the number of earnest students in the various branches is annually increasing, and that the University is fully alive to the wants of the age; so that, while she can never neglect or forget those old paths of Classics and Mathematics in which many of her sons have won an almost world-wide reputation, she will heartily welcome, and will regard with no less pride, all who are among the followers of sciences of a more recent date."

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    Seventy Years Ago. Nature 145, 360 (1940).

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