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The Society of Arts Conference


THE Society of Arts is entitled to the thanks of the A community for the service it performs in holding from time to time conferences for the discussion of public questions of immediate interest. Technical education, street tramways the sewage question, and the Channelspanning problem, have all been recently discussed in this way. Last Thursday another national movement, of greater importance than even any of those we have named, was brought under discussion at one of these useful gatherings namely, the Relation of the State to Science,—a movement that could not have a more natural or more influential supporter than the Society whose special province it is to advance the practical application of science to the needs of our daily life.

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The Society of Arts Conference . Nature 1, 575 (1870).

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