18 JUNE 1948, Page 5

Friday morning might have been peaceful, but not at all

; the General was off for a tour round the laboratories—engineering, physics, low temperature, on all of which he had discerning comments to make ; then a lunch at John's—but without speeches ; then the May Races again ; then dinner at Christ's, and a speech not easily forgotten by those who heard it, with its keynote of unshaken faith in the future of this country and its power to save the sum of things from crashing. And I note that immediately on getting back to London on Saturday morning he was off to some wedding or other. Cambridge looks safe to keep her new Chancellor for at least a dozen years yet.