A CONFERENcE on Civil Engineering Problems will be held at the Institution of Civii Engineers, Great George Street, Westminster, S.W. 1, during July 19-23, at which a number of papers on subjects of importance in Coloniai development will be read and discussed. Mr. A. Creech-Jones, Secretary of State for the Colonies, has consented to open the Conference on July 20, at 10.15 a.m. Among the topics to be discussed are : development planning with special reference to physical development, the East African groundnuts scheme, road improvement in Jamaica, railway gauge in tropical Africa, railways and roads in Malaya, problems of labour and materiai in West Africa, Colonial housing, and engineering aspects of tropical hygiene. The Conference is open to members of the Institution, to engineers and te other officers specially interested who are employed in the Colonial Service, and to other engineers who are otherwise engaged in civil engineering work in the Colonies. Application forms can be obtained from the secretary of the Institution of Civii Engineers.