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Council for the Promotion of Field Studies

Nature volume 160, page 84 (19 July 1947) | Download Citation



The Council for the Promotion of Field Studies announces that it has gratefully accepted the generous offer of the Court of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths to provide the sum of £6,000 for the establishment of a residential field study and research centre at Malham Tarn House, near Settle, Yorkshire. It is desired that the gift should be associated in name with the Goldsmiths' Company, and that a portion of it should be used to set up a rock and water garden for plants in their natural setting. Last year this property of 457 acres, including the tarn and tarn moss, came into possession of the National Trust, which offered to lease it to the Council. Malham Tarn House is situated in a district of great geological, ecological and archaeological interest, and for certain branches of study the position of this field centre will be unique in the British Isles.

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