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D.A.I. Goring. Seventh fundamental research symposium summing up. In The role of fundamental research in paper-making, Trans. of the VIIth Fund. Res. Symp. Cambridge, 1981, (Fundamental Research Committee, ed.), pp 879–891, FRC, Manchester, 2018.


Thank you, Mr. Chairman and Fellow Researchers.

Firstly, I must thank the Conference Committee and the British Paper and Board Industry Federation for inviting me to do this important but difficult job.

There is one advantage in being the summary speaker. I can say anything I like. I have no preprints, no abstracts, not even very much in the way of guidelines. I have complete freedom. All I have to avoid is saying anything bad about my boss, because he’s right there in the audience. So be clear about one thing: the very best talk at this symposium will be that given by Mr. Burgess later on this morning, and I urge you all to listen well.

So, having said that, I can go on to say something about what has happened here during the last four days.

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