LONDON.—A large number of university courses of advanced lectures in science subjects are in progress or announced. In botany, a course of ten lectures on the history of British botany will begin on January 20 at University College. The first lecture of the course will be by Mr. Francis Darwin, on “Stephen Hales,” and the work of other famous botanists will be described in later lectures, the lecturers being Profs. Vines, Bower, Farmer, Lang, Oliver, Scott, Dr. Arber, Mr. Praeger, and Mr. Henslow. Dr. W. N. Shaw, reader in meteorology, will begin a course of eight lectures on climatology, with special reference to British possessions, on the same day at the London School of Economics. Several courses of advanced lectures in physiology are announced. Prof. E. A. Minchin will begin a course of twenty-one lectures on the protozoa at the University on January 16 at 5 p.m. A course of three lectures on the comparative anatomy of the vertebrate ear, by Mr. R. H. Burne, will begin on January 19 at the Royal College of Surgeons. The times of the lectures in each case will be 5 p.m., and admission will be free, without tickets.