Moore, Dr. Elwood S.
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Nature and Objects of the Royal Society Empire Scientific Conference in England. Some details of the Conference, including who organized it, who sponsored it, and who made up the various delegations to it. How the delegates were chosen. The appointment of Canadians. One of the purposes of the Conference to see that the Empire should not lag behind any other part of the world in terms of advances in science. Some misgivings about the success of the conference. The work of the Conference. Details of the administration of the Conference. A brief review of the variety of topics discussed, including reports presented on the facilities for scientific research existing in various parts of the Empire and the need for improving those facilities. Britain's history of scientific research and discovery. The tendency in some Empire countries to place all research work under government-controlled institutes, regarded by the Conference as a great mistake. Suggestions for alternatives. Reports on research work being done in various parts of the Empire. Taking pride in the situation in Canada. Some details of the work going on in Canada. Some of the dominions lamenting their lack of facilities for training men for the doctor's degree in science and provision for research work that must accompany such training. Canada well advanced in this respect. Discussion about the wisdom of maintaining, in peace time, scientific liaison offices in various centres, such as those in London, Washington, Ottawa and other capitals. The need for greatly expanded research in medicine. Resolutions passed favouring further research on the modern methods of mapping by use of radar and other means. The exchange of research workers between different institutions. A consideration of means for making available to all research workers the vast amount of data in scientific publications, of which there are 36,000 in the world. Scientific discussion interspersed with visits to laboratories, plants, and experimental farms. The Official Conference; how resolutions were made and examined. Approval of most of the resolutions. The setting up of a Standing Committee to give continuity to the work of the Official Conference. Who was included on the Committee. The hope that much may come of these conferences and that the governments represented will take prompt action on many of the resolutions.