Nature 155, 721-721 (16 June 1945) | doi:10.1038/155721a0

British Representatives at Soviet Academy Celebrations


AT the invitation of the Academy of Sciences of the U.S.S.R., transmitted through the Ambassador of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics to the Court of St. James, a party of scientific men and scholars left England for the U.S.S.R. on June 14 to participate in the celebration of the two hundred and twentieth anniversary of the founding of the Academy of Sciences of the U.S.S.R. The foundation of this Academy was in some measure due to the visit which Peter the Great paid to England in 1698, when he met men like Evelyn and Halley, who were then prominent members of the Royal Society of London. The following are taking part: Prof. N. K. Adam; Prof. E. N. da C. Andrade (representing the Physical Society, also the University of London); Prof. E. D. Adrian (also representing the University of Cambridge); Prof. J. D. Bernal; Prof. P. M. S. Blackett; Prof. Max Born; Prof. V. Gordon Childe (also representing the Royal Society of Edinburgh); Dr. E. M. Crowther, Sir Charles Darwin (also representing the Institution of Naval Architects); Prof. P. A. M. Dirac; Prof. F. G. Donnan (also representing the Chemical Society); Mr. W. N. Edwards; Prof. C. N. Hinshelwood (also representing the University of Oxford); Sir Thomas Holland (representing the Geological Society); Dr. J. S. Huxley; Sir Harold Spencer Jones (Astronomer Royal); Prof. E. A. Milne; Prof. N. F. Mott; Dr. Alex Muir; Prof. R. G. W. Norrish; Dr. W. G. Ogg; Lord Radnor (representing the Rothamsted Experimental Station); Prof. E. K. Rideal; Sir Robert Robinson (representing the Royal Society of London); Prof. A. Sorsby (representing the Anglo-Soviet Medical Council; Prof. R. H. Tawney; Dr. Henry Thomas (representing the British Museum); Prof. D. M. S. Watson (also representing the British Association); Dr. W. A. Wooster (representing the Association of Scientific Workers).