THE British Association is assured of a hearty welcome to Leicester for its seventy-seventh annual meeting to be held there from July 31 to August 7, under the presidency of Sir David Gill, K.C.B., F.R.S. Leicester is a place of great antiquity, few towns in England having a longer history of uninterrupted activity. Its Roman remains include the “Jewry Wall,” a remarkable example of brickwork, and some mosaic paveinent in situ. The geological features of the district are comprehensive, the Charnwood Forest, with, its rocks providing many a geological puzzle, being within a few miles of the town. Botanists, too, have a happy hunting-ground there. The local committees and subcommittees are working hard to ensure the success of their efforts, and great interest is being shown on all sides in the visit of the association to Leicester. A guarantee fund of more than 33001. has been raised towards the necessary expenses of the welcome, and this without any public appeal being made. No less than eleven, amounts of 100l. and upwards are included in this sum.