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You have done me the great honour of electing me as your President-I thank the members of the Institution and undertake to do my best to justify your confidence. Judging from their remarks on taking office, my own sense of humility and feeling of some inadequacy has been common in my predecessors, and it is this realisation, together with my personal experience of the help and friendship that I have received within the Institution, that emboldens me to step into the Presidency with a pleasurable anticipation of its challenges and opportunities. Professor M.R. Horne
President’s diary On Tuesday 2 December the President will be visiting the Junior Section of the Midland Counties Branch and, at a meeting at 6.0 pm at the Warwickshire CCC Ground, Edgbaston, will give an Address ‘Engineering research-the way and the why’.
Earthquake forces Mr R. J. Pugh seems to reach the same conclusions as Mr R. Farnborough (October 1980) on this subject. He writes: With reference to the letter (June 1980) of Messrs Coverman and Clarke on the subject of earthquake loadings I think that many engineers will agree with Verulam's comment at the end of the letter - namely, that other countries have their own requirements. Verulam