Nature 142, 201-201 (30 July 1938) | doi:10.1038/142201a0

Mr. A. G. Lowndes


MR. A. G. LOWNDES, who for the past seventeen years has been a science master at Marlborough College, is retiring at the end of the present term. Few science masters in public or other secondary schools devote themselves to original research, or have their contributions to knowledge published by scientific societies, but Mr. Lowndes, like the late Mr. Edward Meyrick, who was for many years also a master at Marlborough, but on the classical side, has had a number of original contributions published in the proceedings of scientific societies and also in the columns of NATURE. In 1934 he was awarded a Leverhulme research fellowship for his cinema-photomicrography. Immediately after the British Association meeting at Cambridge next month, Mr. Lowndes is going to the Leper Settlement at Oji River, Onitsha, Southern Nigeria, as a guest of the Church Missionary Society, to stay with an old pupil, Dr. David Money, who is the medical officer in charge, and to see if useful work can be done there by a trained biologist. He proposes to return to England in the spring and to work at least eighteen months at the Marine Biological Laboratory at Plymouth, where he will apply his method of finding the density of living aquatic organisms to the study of plankton.