THE administrators of the Beilby Memorial Fund, consisting of the officers of the Institute of Chemistry, the Society of Chemical Industry and the Institute of Metals, have awarded one hundred guineas each to Dr. W. Hume-Rothery, Royal Society Warren research fellow, and to Dr. E. A. Rudge. Dr. Hume-Rothery, who is thirty-five years of age, took first class honours in chemistry at Oxford, and then worked at metallography for three years at the Royal School of Mines under the direction of Sir Harold Carpenter, after which he returned to Oxford for independent research work. His published work includes a book on the electrical properties and theories of metals and alloys, papers on valency relations in alloy structures, and determinations of equilibrium diagrams of metallic systems. Dr. Hume-Rothery has introduced new conceptions and generalisations into the study of alloys, and has provided much new information as to the general laws and relations which determine the nature and properties of alloys. Dr. E. A. Rudge, who is forty years of age, graduated B.Sc. (London) with first class honours in chemistry in 1915, and thereafter was engaged as an analytical chemist first at Messrs. Johnson and Sons, at their smelting works, and then as an analytical and research chemist in the Osram Robertson Lamp Works. Since 1930, Dr. Rudge has made a special study of the uses and behaviour of timbers in South Wales industries, and of the causes and circumstances of decay in industrial timbers’, and he has now in the press “The Decay of Wood in Relation to Humification”, and “Wood Decay and Coal Formation”.