DR. WILLIAM DAVIES, at present director of the Grassland Improvement Station of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries at Drayton, Stratford-on-Avon, has been appointed director of the Grassland Research Station for Great Britain. This new station is being established at Hurley in Berkshire and is being amalgamated with the Drayton Station under the new Governing Body, the formation of which was recently announced. Dr. Davies was a student at the University College, Aberystwyth, under Sir George Stapledon, and was later a member of staff at the Welsh Plant Breeding Station at Aberystwyth. On the establishment of the Grassland Improvement Station, he was appointed assistant director, and became director in 1946 on the resignation of Sir George Stapledon. Dr. Davies has conducted researches and surveys in New Zealand, Australia and the Argentine. A survey of the grasslands of England was made in the years 1938-40, and the results were published in 1941. More recently, Dr. Davies has visited several African countries and carried out grassland surveys there.