News | Published:

University of Leeds

Nature volume 162, page 212 (07 August 1948) | Download Citation



THE Council of the University of Leeds has announced that the Wool Industries Surplus Cloth Corporation, Ltd., has given a sum of £40,500 for the establishment in the University of a research chair of wool textile engineering within the Department of Textile Industries. Other gifts include £10,000 from the International Wool Secretariat (in addition to a similar amount already received) for the purpose of completing the cost of equipping the new Wool Research Laboratories ; 1,000 dollars from the Ella Sachs Plotz Foundation for the purchase of equipment for the Department of Biochemistry ; £250 from Messrs. J. and J. Crombie of Aberdeen, for the Textile Department ; £2,126, handed over by the Leeds Public Dispensary and Hospital, being the balance of the Research Appeal Account, which the Council agreed to earmark for rheumatism research ; £300 a year from Sandoz Products, Ltd., of Bradford, to provide a scholarship for a male candidate to take the form of three consecutive two-year awards ; 500–600 plastic mouldings for experimental research in speech training, presented to the Department of Education by Messrs. Birkby‘s, Ltd., of Liversedge.

About this article

Publication history





    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.

    Newsletter Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing