chapter  20
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Talented Children

In 1965 the Royal Society set up an education committee to consider the teaching of science in schools. Since weakness there could affect the number and quality of the nation's future scientists, it seemed to the officers of the Society that school education was one of their proper concerns. I served on this committee from its beginning, retiring in 1982, and was chairman of several working parties on science in primary schools, science in colleges of education and the shortage of mathematics teachers.