The Imperial Entomological Conference


THE Committee of the Imperial Bureau of Entomology may be congratulated on the success of the Entomological Conference which met on June 1-11 in the Linnean Society's rooms, Burlington House, London. The conference was attended by twenty official delegates representing most of the British Dominions, Colonies, and Protectorates, as well as by members of the committee of the Bureau, while a number of entomologists were invited to the meetings and discussions which occupied most of the appointed days. At the opening of the conference the delegates were received by Viscount Harcourt, chairman of the committee, and business meetings were held on the first and final days. On Friday, June 4, the conference visited the Rothamsted Agricultural Experiment Station in conjunction with a meeting of the Association of Economic Biologists; an account of this interesting day appeared in last week's NATURE (p. 464). On Tuesday, June 8, the members journeyed to Oxford, and on Thursday, June 10, to Cambridge. Prof. E. B. Poulton acted as host on the former, and Sir Arthur Shipley on the latter occasion. While the entomological collections in the University museums were the chief objects of interest, time was found for brief inspection of some features of the historic cities; for example, after entertaining the conference to lunch in Christ's College, Sir Arthur Shipley took the Overseas delegates into the rooms occupied ninety years ago by Charles Darwin.


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C., G. The Imperial Entomological Conference. Nature 105, 502–504 (1920).

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