THE inaugural meeting of the London and Home Counties Branch of the Institute of Physics was held on November 4 under the chairmanship of Mr. E. R. Davies, director of the Kodak Research Laboratory. This, the third branch of the Institute to be formed in Great Britain, has been created in response to the desire expressed by some three hundred members resident in London and the surrounding districts. The formation of these branches serves to demonstrate the growing number of physicists in industry who wish to have opportunities for social intercourse and discussion of problems of mutual interest. At the meeting numerous suggestions were made for activities that the branch might usefully undertake; these included visits to works and industrial research laboratories, discussions on professional matters, and short groups of lectures on recent advances in physics. It was emphasized that it is not intended to hold meetings for the reading of original papers, as this is the function of the Institute's participating societies, namely the British Institute of Radiology, the Faraday Society, the Physical Society, and the Royal Meteorological Society. Full particulars of the new branch may be obtained from Dr. H. Lowery, honorary secretary of the branch, North-Western Polytechnic, Prince of Wales Road, N.W.5.