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Nature volume 159, pages 698699 (24 May 1947) | Download Citation



THAT public discussion on such a subject as “The Place of Universities in the Community” would range over a wide field was to be expected, and the one-day conference on that subject arranged by the British Association on May 10 at the University of Manchester proved no exception. The immediate purpose of the conference, to discuss important problems arising out of the projected expansion of the universities of Great Britain, tended at times to be overlooked by those who took part in the discussions at both sessions, and while the conference made some contribution to the education of public opinion as to what is involved in the expansion of the universities, particularly on the scientific side, little was added to what has already emerged in the debate between men of science and others on these questions, both before and after the appearance of the Barlow Report.

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