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Scottish Conference on Road Research

Nature volume 162, page 290 (21 August 1948) | Download Citation



AN all-day conference to discuss road research problems will be held in Glasgow at the Royal Technical College on September 24. The conference is being called, with the collaboration of the Ministry of Transport, by Dr. W. H. Glanville, director of road research of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, in association with the Glasgow and District Association of the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Scottish branches of the Institution of Municipal Engineers and the County Surveyors' Society, and the Scottish Accident Prevention Council. The chairman of the conference will be Sir Patrick Dollan. The purpose of the conference is to bring the work of the Road Research Organisation before Scottish engineers and others concerned with roads and road traffic, and to provide an opportunity for discussing which research problems are of particular interest to Scotland. In addition to short papers by the director of road research and senior members of his staff, followed by an open discussion, there will be an exhibition of some aspects of the work of the Organisation. The morning session (deputy chairman : Colonel T. U. Wilson) will be devoted to materials and methods of construction, and the afternoon session (deputy chairman : Mr. G. J. Sherriff) to road safety and traffic flow. Owing to limitations of space, admission will be by ticket, obtainable from the Director of Road Research, Road Research Laboratory, Harmondsworth, West Drayton, Middlesex.

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