THE report of the Council of the Ray Society, which has just been circulated, states that, with the consent of the members, the annual general meeting has again not been held, and the present officers and council will continue to act for the current year. The accounts show that the reduction in the amount received from subscriptions has again been less than was anticipated and the sales of the Society's publications have been well maintained. A volume on “The Larvae of Decapod Crustacea” by Dr. Robert Gurney will shortly be issued to subscribers for 1941. A work on the British Mysidæ (Opossum shrimps) by Prof. W. M. Tattersall is in preparation and is intended to form the issue for 1942. Owing to shortage of materials, the publications will, for the present, be issued in paper covers, but it is hoped later to supply covers for binding uniform with the volumes already published. The Council reminds members that, under present conditions, considerable delay in the publication of the annual volumes cannot be avoided. It is mentioned that at least one author has lost, by enemy action, all the notes and manuscripts prepared for a work to be offered to the Society.