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    Naturevolume 42pages158161 (1890) | Download Citation



    THE programme for the Leeds meeting of the British Association has been issued. The first general meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 3, at 8 p.m., when Prof. W. H. Flower will resign the chair, and Sir Frederick Abel, President-Elect, will assume the Presidency and deliver an address. On Thursday evening, September 4, at 8 p.m., there will be a soirée; on Friday evening, September 5, at 8.30 p.m., a discourse on “Mimicry,” by Mr. E. B. Poulton, F.R.S.; on Monday evening, September 8, at 8.30 p.m., a discourse on “Quartz Fibres and their Applications,” by Prof. C. Vernon Boys, F.R.S.; on Tuesday evening, September 9, at 8 p.m. a soirée; and on Wednesday, September 10, the concluding general meeting will be held at 2.30 p.m. The Vice-Presidents are the Duke of Devonshire, the Marquis of Ripon, the Earl Fitzwilliam, the Lord Bishop of Ripon, Sir Lyon Playfair, the Right Hon. W. L. Jackson, M.P., the Mayor of Leeds, Sir James Kitson, and Sir Andrew Fairbairn. The following are the Presidents of the various Sections:—A.—Mathematical and Physical Science, Mr. J. W. L. Glaisher, F.R.S. B.—Chemical Science, Prof. T. E. Thorpe, F.R.S. C.—Geology, Prof. A. H. Green, F.R.S. D.—Biology, Prof. A. Milnes Marshall, F.R.S. E.—Geography, Lieut.-Colonel Sir R. Lambert Play-fair. F.—Economic Science and Statistics, Prof. Alfred Marshall. G.—Mechanical Science, Captain A. Noble, F.R.S. H.—Anthropology, Mr. John Evans, V.P.R.S. The local secretaries are Mr. J. Rawlinson Ford, Mr. Sydney Lupton, Prof. L. C. Miall, and Prof. A. Smithells, and the local treasurer, Mr. E. Beckett Faber.

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