The Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture in War-Time


ONCE established, the continuity of British institutions tends to be maintained no matter what the impact of external circumstances may be. In the gloomiest periods of the years 1940–42 it was a feature of life in Britain that bodies concerned with matters of cultural interest Were not merely kept in being but in some instances even acquired a new vitality. The publication of the report of the Governing Body of the Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture, Trinidad, for the year 1943, serves to remind us of yet another instance of this continuity of the national effort in the arts of peace, this time in spheres remote from the European conflict—a continuity all the more remarkable in view of the difficulties that lie in the way.

Author information

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

WARDLAW, C. The Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture in War-Time. Nature 154, 231 (1944).

Download citation


By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.