The Secretary of State for the Colonies has appointed Lieut.-Colonel W. E. H. Stanner to be director of an East African Institute of Social Research, the establishment of which is to be financed from a grant of £66,915 made in November 1945, under the Colonial Development and Welfare Act. The Institute will be associated with Makerero College, Uganda, which is being developed into the University College of East Africa. Colonel Stanner, an Australian, who is forty-one years old, is a graduate of the University of Sydney and a Ph.D. of the University of London (London School of Economics). He has carried out extensive field research in social anthropology in northern Australia and in Kenya. Recently, he has been engaged on research in the South Pacific on behalf of the Institute of Pacific Relations.