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In 1920, the Institute of Physics was created under special license from the Board of Trade. Sir Richard Glazebrook was elected first President of the Institute. Sir J. J. Thomson accepted the invitation to be the first Honorary Fellow.
The objects of the institute were stated to secure the recognition of the professional status of the physicist and to co-ordinate the work of all the societies interested in physical science or its applications.