THE American Philosophical Society arranged a symposium on the 'Organisation, Direction and Support of Research" for its autumn meeting, held during November 19–20, 1943, and the papers presented have now been published (Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc., 87, No. 4, January 29, 1944). Together they constitute a notable contribution to the philosophy of research, dealing on the whole with strategy rather than with tactics, and though concerned primarily with American conditions, they are highly relevant to the present discussions in Great Britain on the organization of research, the functions of the universities, the relations between teaching and research and like problems.