DR. A. G. PUGSLEY has been appointed to the chair of civil engineering in the University of Bristol formerly held by Prof. J. F. Baker, who was appointed in 1943 to succeed Prof. C. E. Inglis at Cambridge. Prof. Pugsley was educated at Rutlish School and Battersea Polytechnic, and graduated with first-class honours in engineering in the University of London in 1923. After serving as a student-apprentice in civil engineering at the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, he was appointed a junior technical officer for design and research work at the Royal Aircraft Establishment Works, Cardington. In 1931 he transferred to the Royal Aircraft Establishment as a scientific and technical officer, where he is now the head of the structural and mechanical engineering department. In 1938 he was awarded the degree of D.Sc. of the University of London. He is a member of several sub-committees of the Aeronautical Research Committee and of the Ministry of Production. Dr. Pugsley has made notable contributions to engineering science, particularly in connexion with the structural design of aircraft and airworthiness, and the aero-elastic problems involved.