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  Item Reference: KCLCAL-1968-1969-409

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Annual Report of the Delegacy lxvii early part of the year The failure of the company supplying clocks for the high-speed rain gauges led to delays in shipping of equipment and the first gauges on test in Uganda developed troubles and required minor modifications Temporary loss of instruments in transit added further complications However Mr Robinson reconnoitred the Kampala sites in November and made preliminary arrangements in Nairobi and Professor Pugh and Mr Hay confirmed the layout of both these networks and of that at Dar-es-Salaam in February and March It is hoped to get the Kampala network in operation in 1967 and the remaining nets in 1968 The total value of gauges being supplied under this contract is about £20 000 The Natural Environ- ment Research Council awarded grant for the study of coastal erosion and landslides on the Dorset coast This work is under the direction of Dr Brunsden and involves frequent visits for the checking of markers and the metering of mass movement Undergraduates took part in this work and showed enthusiastic interest while undertaking much hard manual labour As in previous years some students worked for the Nature Conservancy on coastal research at Orford Ness gaining valuable experience by working in association with professional geo- morphologists The introduction of Independent Geographical Studies as compulsory degree requirements for King's students has led to increased activity in individual observational work The first award of Wooldridge Bursary for field work was made at the end of the session for joint project on surface phenomena on the Brecon Beacons The memorial fund to provide an annual bursary exceeded £600 by the end of the session excluding £200 donated by the Geoids Society which will provide an annual book prize Postgraduate work made great progress following the equipping of research laboratory for work in plant ecology under the direction of Dr Rose and the acquisition of equipment for sub-surface explora- tion in geomorphology It is hoped that the furnishing of research laboratory for geomorphology will be completed shortly Both laboratories are available for use by staff and research students from other colleges Professor Pugh continued as Secretary of the Conference of Heads of Departments of Geography in the Universities of the British Isles and gave lectures at Oxford and Swansea Miss Coleman led summer school and field course in Puerto Rico for the Geographical Associa- tion and lectured to branches of the Association and to the London Branch of the National Society for Art Education Dr Embleton
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