The Ray Society


    AT the annual general meeting of the Ray Society held on March 5, under the presidency of Sir Sidney Harmer, Lieut.-Colonel R. B. Seymour Sewell was elected a vice-president and Sir David Prain, Dr. R. W. T. Gunther (since deceased) and Mr. C. S. Todd new members of council. It was announced that the first volume of Prof. F. Balfour-Browne's “British Water Beetles” would shortly be issued to subscribers for 1939. The council, in its annual report, referred to the difficulties with which the Society is faced as a result of the War. The report continues: “The Council believe, however, that the work of the Society ought to be carried on as far as it is possible to do so in war time. In common with other scientific bodies, the Society has a definite function to perform in helping to maintain the continuity of our national life, of which its activities are a very small, but, as the Council believe, not a wholly negligible part. It is proposed therefore to go on with the publication of the works now being prepared, and the Council appeals to all members who are able to do so to continue their support of the Society.”

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    The Ray Society. Nature 145, 416–417 (1940).

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