THE following is a list of the officers of the Forty-eighth Annual Meeting of the British Association, which will, as we have intimated, commence at Dublin on Wednesday, August 14, 1878. President Elect—William Spottiswoode, LL.D., F.R.S. Vice-presidents Elect—The Right Hon. the Lord Mayor of Dublin, the Provost of Trinity College, Dublin, His Grace the Duke of Abercorn, K.G., the Right Hon. the Earl of Ennis-killen, D.C.L., F.R.S., the Right Hon. the Earl of Rosse, D.C.L., F.R.S., the Right Hon. Lord O'Hagan, M.R.I.A., Prof. G. G. Stokes, D.C.L., LL.D., Sec.R.S. General Secretaries—Capt. Douglas Gallon, C.B., D.C.L., F.R.S., Philip Lutley Sclater, Ph.D., F.R.S. Assistant General Secretary—G. Griffith, M.A., Harrow. General Treasurer—Prof. A. W. Williamson, Ph.D., F.R.S. Local Secretaries—Prof. R. S. Ball, LL.D., F.R.S., James Goff, John Norwood, LL.D., Prof. G. Sigerson, M.D. Local Treasurer—T. Maxwell Hutton. The following are the presidents of sections:—A.—Mathematical and Physical Science.—President: The Rev. Prof. Salmon, D.D., D.C.L., F.R.S. B.—Chemical Science. —President: Prof. Maxwell Simpson,. M.D., F.R.S. C.—Geology.—President: John Evans, D.C.L., F.R.S. D.—Biology.President: Prof. W. H. Flower, F.R.S. Department of Zoology and Botany: Prof. W. H. Flower, F.R.S. (president), will preside. Department of Anthropology: Prof. Huxley, Sec.R.S. (vice-president), will preside. Department of Anatomy and Physiology: R. McDonnell, M.D., F.R.S. (vice-president), will preside. E.—Geography.—President: Prof. Sir Wyville Thomson, LL.D., F.R.S.L. & E. F.—Economic Science and Statistics. President: Prof. J. K. Ingram, LL.D. G.—Mechanical Science.—President: Edward Easton, C.E. The first general meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 14, at 8 P.M., when Prof. Allen Thomson, M.D., LL.D., F.R.S.L. & E., will resign the chair, and William Spottiswoode, M.A., LL.D., F.R.S., F.R.A.S., F.R.G.S., president elect, will assume the presidency, and deliver an address. On Thursday evening, August 15, at 8 P.M., a soirée; on Friday evening, August 16, at 8.30 P.M., a discourse by G. J. Romanes, F.L.S., on Animal Intelligence; on Monday evening, August 19, at 8.30 P.M., a discourse by Prof. Dewar, F.R.S., on Dissociation, or Modern Ideas of Chemical Action; on Tuesday evening, August 20, at 8 P.M., a soirée; on Wednesday, August 21, the concluding general meeting will be held at 2.30 P.M. Excursions to places of interest in the neighbourhood of Dublin will be made on Thursday, August 22.
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