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Records of Heriot-Watt College
    Papers of Hugh Bryan Nisbet

Correspondence with Universities of Belguim

Series Summary

Reference Code

GB 0582 HWC 9/1/2



Extent and medium of the unit of description



Name of creator

Nisbet | Hugh Bryan | 1902-1969 | principal of Heriot-Watt University

Biographical History

Biographical History

This statement was issued by the rectors of the universities of Belgium to the backdrop of the Exposition Universelle et Internationale de Bruxelles in 1958. This was the first world exhibition to be held after World War II and the atmosphere was one of optimism and enthusiasm for new technologies. The exhibition attracted over 35 million visitors and 46 countries from all over the world were represented.

Scope and Content

Scope and Content

The Correspondence with Universities of Belguim series consists of:

  • Message from the rectors of the universities of Belgium expressing their views on the dangers posed by the rapid scientific and technological progress that they believe can only be averted by an awareness of the unity of mankind. The correspondence also contains a reply from Heriot-Watt College expressing sympathy with their statement.



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