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THE following are the probable arrangements for the Royal Institution Friday evening meetings before Easter 1876:—Jan. 21, Prof. Tyndall, F.R.S.: The Optical Deportment of the Atmosphere in relation to the Phenomena of Putrefaction. Jan. 28, Prof. Huxley, F.R.S.: The Border Territory between the Animal and the Vegetable Kingdoms. Feb. 4, W. H. Preece: The Applications of Electricity to the Protection of Life on Railways. Feb. II, William Crookes, F.R.S.: The Mechanical Action of Light. Feb. 18, Dr. C. William Siemens, F.R.S.: The Action of Light on Selenium. Feb. 25, Lord Lindsay: The Transit of Venus. March 3, Earl Stanhope, F.R.S.: The Ancient Sun Worship, and the Remains of it in England. March 10, Prof. W. H. Flower, F. R. S.: The Extinct Animals of North America. March 17, Sir Henry Sumner Maine, K.C.S.I.: The Later History of the Fief and Manor. March 24, Prof. Odling, F.R.S. (subject not announced.) March 31, Edward B. Tylor, F.R.S.: Ordeals and Oaths. April 7, Prof. Jas. Dewar, F.R.S.E.: The Physiological Action of Light, Part II. The following lecture arrangements have been made:-Christmas Lectures (adapted to a juvenile auditory) by Prof. Tyndall, F.R.S.: Six lectures on Experimental Electricity. In this course the phenomena of frictional electricity will be so illustrated and its principles so explained as to enable the pupil to repeat the experiments, and to pursue the subject further, at school or at home. With this object in view the laws of the science will be elicited from facts obtained with the simplest apparatus. Prof. A. H. Garrod Twelve lectures on the Classification of Vertebrated Animals. Dr. J. H. Gladstone, F.R.S.: Eight lectures on the Chemistry of the Non-metallic Elements. Dr. W. Spottiswoode, Treas. R. S.: Four lectures on Polarised Light. R. P. Pullan: Three lectures on his Excavations in Asia Minor. W. T. Thiselton Dyer: Four lectures on the Vegetable Kingdom; the Boundaries and Connections of its Larger Groups. Prof. G. Croom Robertson: Three lectures on the Human Senses. Edward Dannreuther: Two lectures on Wagner and his Trilogy (with pianoforte illustrations).

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Notes . Nature 13, 75–77 (1875).

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