THE British Non-Ferrous Metals Research Association has appointed Mr. G. L. Bailey as director to succeed Dr. H. Moore who has retired (see Nature, October 14, p. 482). Mr. Bailey graduated in metallurgy at the University of Birmingham, where he was awarded the degree of M.Sc. in 1922 after completing two years research work. During 1922–30 he was on the staff of the Research Department, Woolwich, where he carried out research on a variety of problems in non-ferrous metallurgy. During this period his most notable work was on the casting of 70/30 brass ingots for subsequent rolling, the results of which were published in association with Dr. R. Genders by the British Non-Ferrous Metals Research Association in a monograph "The Casting of Brass Ingots".