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THE CHAIRMAN, introducing the lecturer, said it gave him very great pleasure to welcome a visitor from a great and friendly country. Norway was only a small country speaking from the point of view of the number of its nationals, but it was a great country judged by the character of its people, which was surely the way to judge the stature of a country. Welcoming the lecturer personally, and referring to his history and achievements, the Chairman said that from 1949 to 1954 Mr. Arild had acted as Assistant Chief Engineer in the Bridge Division of the Norwegian State Railways, and since 1954 he had been the Director of that Division.
The Manchester College of Science and Technology was created by Royal Charter in 1955. The former Municipal College of Technology has been absorbed in the new College and the Royal Charter also preserves the existing relationship with the University of Manchester under which the Faculty of Technology was established in the College in 1905.
INDUSTRY is much concerned with the important issues of increased production, greater economy, efficiency in handling and labour-saving-all brought up to date by automation. Certain not easily understood phraseology is often used and Structural Engineers require more information, to see where and to what extent their services may be called upon.