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The Film in Scientific Research

    Naturevolume 162page250 (1948) | Download Citation



    THE Sciences Committee of the Scientific Film Association is arranging a one-day conference on "The Film in Scientific Research", to be held on October 12 at the Royal Institution, London. The chair will be taken by Mr. J. E. Cummins, chief scientific liaison officer in London of the Australian Government, and the Conference will be opened by Sir Robert Watson-Watt. The Conference will include discussions by British and foreign men of science on the value of scientific films as a research tool in various branches of science ; the function of the research film in giving up-to-date information in a particular field ; scientific films as an aid to the training of scientific workers ; scientific films as a medium for explaining to the general public important results of scientific research ; and technical aspects of the use of films in scientific research. The Conference will conclude with a two-hour showing of British and foreign research films. Material suggested for discussion and information as to the existence or availability of research films suitable for showing at the Conference should be sent to the Honorary Secretary, Sciences Committee, Scientific Film Association, 34 Soho Square, London, W.I, as soon as possible.

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