WE have received a number of letters endorsing the attitude we adopted last month in condemning the proposal to estabblish an Aeronautical University. As one writer points out, the very name is self‐contradictory. The word “university” connotes an assembly of teachers and students where the whole range of knowledge is covered. In any case , it is impossible to draw any hard and fast line separating other branches of engineering from aeronautics. The range of subjects that come into the designing of the modern aeroplane and its myriad components and accessories constitutes the answer to the proposal to attempt to separate at an early stage those who ultimately intend to take up aeronautical engineering from others whose ambition it is to become structural, mechanical or electrical engineers. Furthermore, what would happen to any surplus students whom the aircraft industry might at any given time be unable to absorb? It is very certain that other industries would not look at them.
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