Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science, 88. köide

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Chemical news office., 1903

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Page 121 - FELKIN, HM— Technical Education in a Saxon Town. Published for the City and Guilds of London Institute for the Advancement of Technical Education.
Page 126 - To give a stronger impulse and a more systematic direction to scientific inquiry, — to promote the intercourse of those who cultivate Science in different parts of the British Empire, with one another, and with foreign philosophers, — to obtain a more general attention to the objects of Science, and a removal of any disadvantages of a public kind which impede its progress.
Page 127 - ... societies. During this year, a committee was appointed to deal with the question; and later still, after this committee had reported, a conference was held between this committee and the corresponding societies committee to consider the suggestions made, some of which will be gathered from the following extract: ' ' In view of the increasing importance of science to the nation at large, your committee desire to call the attention of the council to the fact that in the...
Page 139 - It is a question of drilled battalions against an undisciplined army, of the use of the scientific spirit as opposed to the hope of ' muddling through.' Mr. Haldane has recently reminded us that ' the weapons which science places in the hands of those who engage in great rivalries of commerce leave those who are without them, however brave, as badly off as were the dervishes of Omdurman against the maxims of Lord Kitchener.
Page 129 - ... new University than there is between the old caravel and a modern battleship, and the endowments must follow suit. What are the facts relating to private endowment in this country? In spite of the munificence displayed by a small number of individuals in some localities, the truth must be spoken. In depending in our country upon this form of endowment, we are trusting to a broken reed. If we take the twelve English University Colleges, the forerunners of Universities unless we are to perish from...
Page 126 - ... off to-day. In the important discussions recently raised by Mr. Chamberlain, next to nothing has been said of the effect of the progress of science on prices. The whole course of the modern world is attributed to the presence or absence of taxes on certain commodities in certain countries. The fact that the great fall in the price of food-stuffs in England did not come till some thirty or forty years after the removal of the corn duty between 1847 and 1849 gives them no pause; for them new inventions,...
Page 222 - The School World. Demy 8v0, cloth, gilt. 7*. 6d. net. THE PLANNING AND FITTING-UP OF CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL LABORATORIES. With Notes on the Ventilation, Warming and Lighting of Schools.
Page 110 - Examinations are held at the end of each course of instruction and at such other periods as may be found necessary. On the results of these examinations the successful candidates are arranged in two classes, first and second. There are also " Honours " examinations for the subjects of the third year, the successful candidates being placed in order of merit.
Page 130 - At first this revelation was received with a shrug of incredulity, and the peace-at-any-price party denied that anything was needed ; but a great teacher arose ;* as the facts were inquired into, the suspicion changed into an alarm ; men of all parties saw that something must be done. Later the nation was thoroughly aroused, and with an universal agreement the principle was laid down that, cost what it might to enforce our sea-power, our Navy must be made and maintained of a strength greater than...

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