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Nature volume 159, pages 653655 (17 May 1947) | Download Citation



IN his paper “Industrial Research and the National Economy” at the Midland Regional Conference of the Federation of British Industries on March 25, Sir William. Larke stressed the important part which the technical colleges of Great Britain should play in the conduct of technical research. Mr. F. E. W. King, in a review of the Midland research organisations at the same Conference, commented on the comparative neglect of research by the technical colleges in the past, and suggested that the implementation of the recommendations of the Percy Report on Higher Technological Education should do much to remedy this position. More recently, at the Scottish Regional Conference of the Federation of British Industries, on April 25, Dr. W. M. Cummings also referred to the assistance which the technical colleges could give to industry, both in the way of technical research and in consulting work.

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