THE dinner to Prof. Tyndall, as we stated last week, was going on at Willis's Rooms on Wednesday evening as we went to press. It was attended by as large and distinguished a company as ever assembled to do honour to a man of science. The chair was taken by Prof. Stokes, President of the Royal Society, who had acted as Chairman of the Organizing Committee. Among those who had consented to serve on the Committee were the Marquis of Salisbury, the Duke of Devonshire, the Duke of Argyll, the Right Hon. J. Inglis, the Earl of Rosse, Earl Granville, Sir F. Abel, Prof. Adams, and many others holding high positions in connexion with scientific and learned Societies, and Mr. J. Norman Lockyer and Mr. A. W. Rücker had acted as honorary secretaries to the Committee. Among those who attended the dinner were the Earl of Derby, Earl Bathurst, the Earl of Lytton, Sir F. Leighton, Lord Rayleigh, Lord Thurlow, Sir J. Lubbock, M.P., Sir W. Bowman, Sir F. Bramwell, Sir I. Lowthian Bell, M.P., Sir J. Lister, Sir H. Roscoe, M.P.. Sir G. Richards, Lord A. Russell, Sir F. Pollock, Sir Lyon Playfair, M.P., Sir Prescott Hewett, Prof. J. C. Adams, Colonel Donnelly, Sir J. Hooker, Prof. Asa Gray, Prof. Flower, Dr. A. Geikie, Dr. Hirst, Mr. W. Crookes (President of the Chemical Society), Mr. G. B. Bruce (President of the Institution of Civil Engineers), Mr. D. Adamson (President of the Iron and Steel Institute), Dr. J. Evans (President of the Society of Antiquaries), Prof. B. Stewart (President of the Physical Society), Prof. Judd (President of the Geological Society), General Strachey (President of the Royal Geographical Society), Sir J. Fayrer, Sir H. Wilde, Sir H. Doulton, Sir J. Caird, Sir P. Magnus, the President of the Alpine Club, Profs. Frankland, Debus, Tilden, Ray Lankester, Liversedge, G. Darwin, Dewar, M. Foster, Carey Foster, Odling, Gamgee, W. G. Adams, Clifton, Humphry, and Dallinger, Messrs. Warren de la Rue, Gill, Kempe, J. Hopkinson, H. Pollock, E. Wood, Brudenell Carter, Romanes, Pengelly, Preece, Ellis, Vernon Harcourt, R. H. Scott, and others.
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The Dinner to Professor Tyndall . Nature 36, 222–227 (1887). https://doi.org/10.1038/036222c0