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  Item Reference: KCLCAL-1926-1927-437

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ANNUAL REPORT various members of the Geologists' Association in most of the Colleges in London The result will be complete map of the Weald on 6-inch scale but it will be many years before the whole can be completed Mr Wells presented thesis for the degree of Sc and his thesis has been accepted by the University subject to the usual condition of publication It is to be printed in the Quarterly Journal of the Geo- logical Society Mr Wells was appointed Honorary Editor of the publications of the Geologists' Association and both he and Mr Wooldridge were elected to the Council of that body number of demonstrations were given in the Department or else- where by members of the Staff Among these may be mentioned -- Demonstrations in rock-section cutting photomicrography separa- tion of heavy minerals polarization effects etc to the Geologists' Association during their visit to the Department and demonstrations of minerals rocks fossils etc at the annual Conversazione of the Association at University College and Demonstrations on three occasions of rocks fossils minerals etc at the Royal Institution special demonstration of quartz in its various forms was also given at the Institution in connection with Sir William Bragg's lectures Department of Botany -The total number of students in the Depart- ment during the session was 200 as compared with 195 in 1923-4 This slight increase in numbers occurred notwithstanding the fact that students for the diploma of the Conjoint Board have ceased to attend lectures and classes in Botany The figures for the different categories of students were as follows -First Medical 48 Intermediate Science 44 Day 34 Evening 10 Final Pass and Honours 29 Inter-collegiate 70 Miscellaneous Post-graduate and Research In the Final Honours examinations of the three candidates two obtained First Class and one Second Class Honours In addition Mr Cook who has been doing research work in the Depart- ment completed his Final Honours Examination by passing the examination in subsidiary Zoology During the year the Department was extended in two directions new greenhouse 18 χ ft was erected on the roof and proved very serviceable for growing plants for use in various experiments especially in connection with research on root parasites Another departure was the development of Departmental Museum For this purpose an additional room was set aside at the end of the Botany corridor number of Museum cases constructed of plate- glass and satin-wood were obtained from the Ceylon section of the Wembley Exhibition Considerable collections especially of tropical plant materials fruits nuts fibres gums etc were obtained from all the sections of the Exhibition They furnished the basis of very useful collection of specimens for teaching purposes The table and other facilities in the new room are being used by research student ρ
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