PROF. FREDERIC WOOD JONES, at present professor of anatomy in the University of Melbourne, has accepted an invitation to fill the chair of anatomy in the University of Manchester, in succession to Prof. J. S. B. Stopford, who has asked to be relieved of the duties of the chair, in view of the increasing responsibilities of his administrative work as vice-chancellor of the University. Prof. Wood Jones graduated in science in the University of London in 1903, and in medicine and surgery in 1904. In 1910 he was awarded the degree of D.Sc. in zoology of the University of London. He was elected to the Royal Society in 1925 and to the fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1930. Prof. Wood Jones has held professorial chairs in the London School of Medicine for Women (anatomy) and in the Universities of Adelaide (anatomy), and Hawaii (physical anthropology) in addition to the chair of anatomy at Melbourne, to which he was appointed in 1930. In 1932-33 he acted as temporary director of the Peiping Union Medical College. His experience in other fields includes the duties of a medical officer in the Far East, anthropologist to the Egyptian Government, and membership of the Archaeological Survey of Nubia. On four occasions he has delivered the Arris and Gale Lectures of the Royal College of Surgeons. Among his numerous published works are "Coral and Atolls", "Arboreal Man", "The Mammals of South Australia" and "Man's Place among the Mammals".