Celestial Weasel (celestialweasel) wrote,
Celestial Weasel

It's fun to stay at the D. S. I. R.

Ha ha. There is a documentary about apples on BBC4, talking about http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Malling_Research_Station which no doubt was an industry research association under the aegis of the DSIR. The scientist the presenter is talking to is clearly sitting in an office in the attic of a 19th century manor house with a sloping roof identical to the office I sat in for about 10 years in what had once been a directly funded DSIR institute, same 'mind your heads' notice, same sort of desk, same paint (in general industries that were state / municipally owned e.g. sewerage and roads had directly funded institutes).

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