THE Lord President of the Council has appointed Mr. E. Barnard to be director of food investigation in the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, and Dr. F. Kidd to be superintendent of the Low Temperature Research Station, Cambridge. Both these posts were previously held by the late Sir William Hardy. Mr. Barnard has been assistant director of food investigation since 1931. He joined the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research on entering the Civil Service in 1919. Dr. Kidd, who has been on the staff of the Low Temperature Research Station since its establishment in 1922, has been engaged on food investigation work in the Department since 1918.