THE biennial conference of the International Society of Leather Trades' Chemists took place at Copenhagen on August 29–September 2, the meetings being held in the Technological Institute there. The president for the years 1938–39 is Mr. W. R. Atkin (England). It was announced that the Procter Memorial Research Fellowship Fund had reached a total of £3,400, and it was hoped to appoint the first research scholar in October 1938. It was also decided to institute a Procter Memorial Lecture to be delivered at all future conferences, and the first will be delivered in London in 1939. I)r, E. Schell (France) was made an honorary member of the Society.