The British Association


    THE actual number of persons who attended the York Meeting of the British Association, as announced at the last meeting of the General Committee, was 2556; divided between 272 old life-members, 27 new life-members, 312 old annual members, 175 new annual members, 1232 associates, 514 ladies, and 24 foreigners. The seven previous occasions on which this number has been exceeded were:—Newcastle-on-Tyne, 1863 (3335); Manchester, 1861 (3138); Liverpool, 1870 (2878); Bath, 1864 (2802); Glasgow, 1876 (2774); Dublin, 1878 (2578); Aberdeen, 1859 (2564). The number fell below 1000 at Cambridge, Plymouth, Southampton, Ipswich, Hull, and Swansea. 1280l. were paid out by the Council for scientific purposes after the last meeting, a larger sum than on any occasion since 1873; while between 1873 and 1861 that sum was always exceeded, and at Norwich, in 1868, it amounted to 1940l.

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    The British Association . Nature 24, 461–462 (1881).

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