SINCE the last account of the preparations for the meeting of the British Association on August 8 appeared in these columns, the local arrangements have made steady progress, and the arrangements for the Sectional and other meeting rooms are nearly complete. It may be well to explain that only a few of the Sectional meeting rooms can be darkened for the use of a lantern. It has been found impracticable to darken the large writing rooms in the Examination Schools in which Sections E and F will meet; and the same may be said of Hertford College Hall (Section C) and Keble College Hall (Section F). The Clarendon Laboratory Theatre (Section A), the Anatomical Theatre and Laboratory (Sections D and H), and the Physiology Theatre, are provided with dark blinds; and the large Lecture Theatre in the Museum will be available for meetings of Sections in which the lime-light is indispensable. The dates and hours at which this room will be available must be settled by the Recorders of Sections during the meeting.