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Frederick S. Spiers (1875-1926)
1922 O.B.E., B.Sc., A.C.G.I., M.I.E.E., Consulting Electro-Metallurgist, to, Essex Street, Strand, London, W.C.2. T. N.: City "4002. b. 1875. Ed. Central Technical College, Finsbury. One of the founders and Secretary and Editor to the Faraday Society. Organized the 1918 and 1919 Exhibitions of British Scientific Products for the British Science Guild. Secretary of the Institute of Physics. Publications: Has published researches on standard cells and on contact electricity. Member of the London University Club.
"BY the death of Mr. Frederick S. Spiers, on the 21st, science loses one who was well known, particularly in the realm of physical chemistry, for his ability as an organiser. Mr. Spiers was born in London on October 21st, 1875. He was educated at the Central Foundation School, Finsbury Technical College, and at the Central Technical College, South Kensington, and later obtained the degree of B.Sc. (London) and the Diploma of Associate of the City and Guilds Institute. He is best known for his Work as secretary and editor to the Faraday Society, which he assisted to found in 1902. With his help the Society has grown from very small beginnings to being the initiator of some of the most important scientific discussions in the country. In 1920 he added to his work that of secretary to the newly founded Institute of Physics, and he showed a like activity in this post. During the war he stimulated the foundation of a Nitrogen Products Committee of the Faraday Society and organised for the British Science Guild the successful exhibitions of British scientific products held in 1917 and 1918.