THE Fourteenth International Veterinary Congress will be held in London during August 8–13, and the meeting will take place in the Central Hall, Westminster; and in Church House, Westminster (see Nature, February 5, p. 205). It is now known that H.R.H. The Duke of Gloucester will be unable to open the Congress. The main theme of the Congress is the veterinary profession's contribution to world food supplies, and at the plenary meetings in the Central Hall the first address will be given by Lord Boyd Orr on "The World Food Situation". At the sectional meetings, papers (printed and circulated in advance) will be presented by delegates, from many parts of the world, who will discuss animal health and disease control problems. Further information on the International Congress may be obtained from the Organising Secretary, Fourteenth International Veterinary Congress, 10 Red Lion Square, London, W.C.1.