The South-Eastern Union of Scientific Societies


    THE twenty-sixth annual congress of the South-Eastern Union of Scientific Societies was held at Reading on June 8–11, under the presidency of Prof. E. B. Poulton, who, in his presidential address on “The Inspiration of the Unknown,” showed that entomology was a world in which many workers were still needed, and that great blanks in knowledg still required filling up. Dr. Dukinfield Scott contributed a paper on “The Earliest Land Flora,” and brought under notice the work of Kidston and Lang on the Lower Devonian flora, and illustrated by the lantern the structure of Psilophyton, a genus founded by Dawson and only now at last coming to be generally accepted by pabeobotanists. Miss G. Lister read a paper on “Conifers in English Gardens,” and illustrated her remarks by a large number of specimens; great interest was shown by the delegates in this popular exposition of native and introduced conifers. A third botanical paper was by Prof. G. S. Boulger on “The Origin of the English Flora.”

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    The South-Eastern Union of Scientific Societies. Nature 107, 537–538 (1921).

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