Welcome and Introduction to Conference: Education for Capability

Edward Parker
1988, Vol. 20, No. 2,

Abstract


In welcoming you to the University, may I say that the roots of the Institution actually go back to 1820 and the establishment in Salford of a Mechanics Institute. Such institutes were established in many town and cities at that time. In Manchester, the Mechanics Institute evolved into UMIST. Here in Salford the evolution took place through the Royal Technical College and the Royal College of Advanced Technology to the University of Salford and we now maintain the royal connection through the Duke of Edinburgh who is the Chancellor of the University.


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