THE announcement that the committee, presided over by Mr. Haldane, M.P., appointed to consider the allocation of the Treasury grant to the university colleges has finished its inquiry, was made in our issue of last week. In the note dealing with the subject on that occasion the part of the grant to be received by each college was specified, and the fact remains to be recorded that 9000l. has been allotted to the purchase of books, apparatus, specimens, instruments, &c., to form equipment for teaching of a university character. As will be known already to most readers of NATURE, the Treasury this year has doubled its contribution to the university colleges, and in this way has acknowledged the national services which these institutions are rendering. The total Treasury grant to the fourteen university colleges is now 54,000l.