The British Association


    GLASGOW, Tuesday THE Association finds a fitting home in Glasgow, which has few rivals either in earlier or later scientific reputation. The force of long-continued scientific traditions, added to the present encouragement given to science, and I must also say, to the nearness of the finest holiday localities, makes this one of the most brilliant of recent meetings. Not only is the total number of members and associates attending very high, over 2,700, but the true chiefs of science are present in great strength. It cannot be said that the Association itself is this year at all below its high aims. The majority of papers are really scientific, and do not emasculate the truth in the effort to popularise it. Discussions have been very interesting, judging from the perseverance with which they have been listened to. The reception given by the people of Glasgow is worthy of the city, although it is possible that in the details and refinements of arrangement. Bristol excelled. This was especially manifested in regard to some of the excursions. But it is evident that the very best efforts of the north have been put forth in every way, and the general result is undeniably successful. The charming situation of the University Buildings, in which all the sections but one hold their meetings, is a very great advantage.

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    The British Association . Nature 14, 425–441 (1876).

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