AT the annual general meeting of the Illuminating Engineering Society on May 12, Mr. W. J. Jones (president) was able to present an encouraging record for the past session. A feature has been the further development of centres and groups, of which there are now eleven, and which are expected to do useful work in studying the lighting requirements of special local industries. The position in regard to the Society's work on A.R.P. lighting, undertaken jointly with the Ministry of Home Security, has for the time become stabilized, but a number of committees are now exploring various aspects of lighting in relation to after-war reconstruction. The “Recommended Values of Illumination” put forward by the Society (I.E.S. Code) has been adopted by the Ministry of Supply, the Admiralty and the Ministry of Aircraft Production, in applying the Factories (Standards of Lighting) Regulations (1941). Many members of the Society are engaged in the task of designing lighting installations for factories engaged on national work. The Society in 1940 initiated the practice of conferring fellowship on those of its members having the requisite technical qualifications. The number of fellows created is now 96-rather less than ten per cent of the membership of the Society. The new president for the forthcoming session is Mr. R. O. Ackerley.