For many years past the University of Leeds has provided courses for post-graduate students leading to special diplomas both in gas engineering and in fuel and metallurgy. A one-year course leading to a post-graduate diploma in fuel and refractory materials has now been arranged, in order to meet the growing demand for men with special training in refractory materials. Commencing in October next, the new course will be given in the Department of Coal Gas and Fuel Industries, and will be additional to the normal instruction in the subject received by all students reading for degrees in gas engineering and in fuel and metallurgy. An approved degree in science or technology is required as a preliminary qualification; and the subsequent specialized training in fuel and refractory materials is intended as preparation for entry into either the ‘manufacturer’ or ‘user’ sides of the refractories or allied industries. “Particulars of these courses may be obtained from the Registrar of the University.