CAMBRIDGE.—Mr. W. N. Shaw, F.R.S., has been appointed a member of the General Board of Studies. Mr. Middleton-Wake, the Sandar's Reader in Bibliography, will this term give a course of four lectures on the invention of printing, with special reference to book-illustration. Mr. C. H. Robinson, who has been elected University Lecturer in the Hausa language, will give an inaugural lecture on the Hausa people on February 2. Mr. E. J. Stone, F.R.S., and Prof. J. J. Thomson, F.R.S., have been nominated as examiners for the Adams prize to be awarded in 1899. Dr. Somerville is this term lecturing on agriculture and forestry at the University Chemical Laboratory. He announces also a special lecture on the “finger and toe” disease of turnips on February 6.