IN his presidential address to the Institute of Metals on March 15, the new president, Dr. W. T. Griffiths, devoted much of his attention to the wide-felt need for a greatly increased number of trained metallurgists in industry. Apart from stressing the demands to be made on institutions of university standing, he mentioned the probability that, in conjunction with other metallurgical bodies and the Board of Education, there is the probability of the immediate institution of National Certificates in Metallurgy similar to those already existing for engineering. This movement received both his own welcome and that of the Council of the Institute. The demand for the greater recognition of the profession of the metallurgist is under consideration by all three metallurgical institutions, and the probability was mentioned that some qualifying board, independent of, but working in co-operation with those bodies, would soon be set up. The desirability of co-operation between the Institute of Metals and the Iron and Steel Institute, already close, becoming still more intimate, a development to be welcomed on many grounds, was stressed, and the announcement that Mr. Headlam-Morley, the secretary of the Iron and Steel Institute, is to act, for the time being, as secretary of the Institute of Metals in succession to Mr. Shaw-Scott, is a clear indication of such an increasing unity of purpose.
Rights and permissions
About this article
Cite this article
Institute of Metals. Nature 153, 553 (1944). https://doi.org/10.1038/153553c0