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GENERAL satisfaction is expressed with the Sheffield meeting. The people of the town and district did their best, amid many difficulties, to give the members of the Association a hearty reception, and they succeeded. The excursions on Thursday were well attended, and those who took part in them seem to have enjoyed themselves. At the meeting of the General Committee, Swansea was selected as next year's place of meeting, with Prof. A. R. Ramsay as president; the date of meeting is August 25. A letter was read from the Archbishop of York, warmly urging upon the Association to meet in the archiepiscopal City in 1881, when, for some unaccountable reason, the jubilee is to be celebrated, as we have already said, in the fifty-first year of the Association's existence. As the result of the important discussion in Section F on science teaching in schools, a committee was appointed for the purpose of reporting, in addition to other matters, whether it is important that her Majesty's inspectors of elementary schools should be appointed with reference to their ability for examining on scientific specific subjects of the code, the committee to consist of Mr. Mundella, M.P., Mr. Shaw, Mr. Bourne, Mr. Jas. Heywood, Mr. Wilkinson, aud Dr. J. H. Gladstone.

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