ON October 12, the Chancellor of the University of London formally opened the new west wing of Queen Mary College, which has been erected upon the site of the Winter Garden of the old People's Palace. The spacious Zoology Department, fully equipped for modern requirements, occupies the top of the new wing, and apart from the usual laboratories, museum, etc., possesses a special aquarium room with marine and freshwater aquaria, and two animal rooms. The removal of the Arts Departments to the lower floors of this new wing has provided room for considerable extensions of the Departments of Botany, Geology and Physics, which occupy the east wing, although the completion of the Physics Department awaits the third and final phase of the building programme. The College is now provided nearly throughout with up-to-date modern laboratories, several of which are equipped for special lines of research. In declaring the new buildings open, the Chancellor expressed the hope that funds would soon become available for completing the building programme of the College.