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Orangun, C O
Text of a letter from the President of the Institution, Mr. D.A.G. Reid, CBE and the Chairman of the Council of Engineering Institutions, Sir Robert Wynne-Edwards, dated l2 May 1966: ‘Dear Minister, For some months past the Council of this Institution, together with the Chairman and some members of the Council of Engineering Institutions, have been giving anxious consideration to matters associated with the building of the new County Hall for the County of Bedford. You will, we are sure, be familiar with the case.'
It is often found in the design of bridges, and sometimes in the design of floor slabs and beams for buildings, that the spans are of uniform section and symmetrically placed. C. Lawrence
The Institution welcomes as its President for the Session 1966-67 Dr. D.D. Matthews, who takes office on 6 October. Denis Dearman Matthews was born in 1912. His grandfather, Henry Matthews, President of the National Federation of Building Trades Employers 1924, was a leading Manchester builder and founder of the firm of H. Matthews & Sons, of which the President’s present firm of Matthews & Mumby was originally a subsidiary. His father, Walter Matthews, who in 1938 was a Vice-President of the then Institute of. Builders, succeeded as head of the firm and besides being prominent in the industrial field was a strong supporter of technical education and training.