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Xxvi Annual REtOtet Honours in Physics being placed in the First Class in the Second Class and in the Third Clasfe During the year 12 students were engaged in research under Pro- fessor Richardson's direction of whom were working for higher degrees Four research students proceeded to higher degrees -Mr Η Flint Sc Mr Chapman Sc Mr Long Sc and Mr Turnell Sc Two vaults were taken over and equipped for research One is to be used for constant temperature and the other for acoustical experi- ments During the year the Radio Research Board of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research asked the Delegacy to allow some investigations on the electric fields of thunderstorms to be carried out under Professor Appleton's direction and made grant to the College for apparatus and workshop assistance Apparatus obtained for these experiments is to remain the property of the College Professor Appleton carried out experiments at Oxford and Cambridge on upper-atmospheric influences on wireless transmission for the Radio Research Board who have arranged to defray the expenses of the erection of special research stations at Cambridge and Peterborough to continue these experiments The increase in the space now available for Physics research in the College has made it possible to offer facilities for year's research to students who have completed the Sc Honours Physics Course in two years Such researches may be prosecuted either in preparation for higher degree or as preliminary training for industrial research posts Professor Richardson visited Holland in May 1925 under the International scheme for exchanging lecturers and delivered lectures on the Emission of Electrons under the Influence of Heat and of Light at the Universities of Amsterdam Groningen Leyden and Utrecht Professor Wien visited the College in April 1925 and gave three lectures on Problems of Modern Physics Professor Appleton visited Holland in May 1925 and lectured to the Nederlandsche Radio Genootschap and to the Research Staff of Philips' Gloi-lampfabriek Both lectures dealt with recent wireless researches The Origin of Spectra exhibit of the Royal Society at the British Empire Exhibition Wembley included demonstration of the line and band spectra of nitrogen by Dr Curtis Department of Chemistry -The total number of Undergraduate students attending classes in the Department during the session was 275 in addition to these 34 others were engaged in research work It is worth notice that the number of those studying for Pass or General Honours degree increased 54 while there was slight fall in the number of those taking the Intermediate Science 42 course and the Honours 33 course Fifteen students sat for the Honours Examination in June of these
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