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  Item Reference: KCLCAL-1969-1970-432

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lxx Annual Report of the Delegacy being taken to set many of the hundred-odd gauges in rigid concrete foundation with securing bars The electronic digitiser converting graph data to punched tape for computer analysis has given great deal of trouble during the year first in East Africa and subsequently in the department and is now the principal obstacle to progress on the pro- ject Mr Hay has been largely responsible for the advance of the programme to its present position of readiness Dr Morgan and Mr Rosing with Professor Wise and Mr Sinclair of the department have had discussions with the Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food and have been given access to basic data for research project into factors in the spread of foot-and-mouth disease in the recent epidemic and work on this has been started Dr Cokcr received grant of Ā£1 280 from the Royal Society for an investigation of bryophyte indicators of heavy metal concentrations Mr Rosing has continued to develop computer programmes for Symap printing and the company has requested permission to publish some of his work as an advertisement for computers Particular appreciation must be expressed for the work during the year of the technical staff under Mr Polglaze The reorganisation of courses and examinations has created much new work in preparation and reproduction of material for student use in addition to the sheer physical labour of moving equipment from the Norfolk building to any vacant College room used temporarily for practical work The absence of Map Library serious as it is would be disastrous without workable index to the large collection scattered through large number of storage cabinets and Mr Hyde has organised this efficiently The drawing office under the direction of Mr Davie has had parti- cularly heavy year with very large output of finished work of excellent quality The secretarial staff has also had to cope with an in- creasing load of work as staff activities have expanded All this has been achieved with maximum goodwill and good humour qualities shared with the academic staff and the students At time when so much is heard of student unrest it is pleasing to record that student enthusiasm and co-operation in the department has never been better and morale appears very high
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