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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1902.
ONE-HUNDRED-AND-FORTY-NINTH SESSION, 1902-1903.
PATRON-HIS MOST GRACIOUS MAJESTY THE KING..
H.R.H. THE DUKE OF ConnaughT AND STRATHEARN, K.G.,
SIR EDWIN DURING - LAWRENCE, Bart., M.P., lice
MAJOR-GENERAL Sir Owen TUDOR Burne, G.C.I.E.,
SESSIONAL ARRANGEMENTS. The Opening Meeting of the One-hundred-and-Forty-Ninth Session was held on Wednesday Evening, the 19th of November, when an Address was delivered by Sir WILLIAM Henry PREECE, K.C.B., F.R.S., Chairman of the Council.
For meetings previous to Christmas the following arrangements have been made :
Geneva, “Le Tunnel du Simplon, et la nouvelle ligne de Chemin de fer directe
DECEMBER 3.-ALFRED WATKINS, “Some Aspects of Photographic Development.” SIR WILLIAM
ABNEY, K.C.B., D.C.L., D.Sc., F.R.S., will preside. , 10.-CLOUDESLEY BRERETON, “French Rural Education and its Lessons for England."
LORD REAY, G.C.S.I., G.C.I.E., Chairman of the London School Board, will
preside. , 17.-ARCHIBALD P. Head, Mem. Inst.C.E., “ The South Russian Iron Industry."
Mr. WILLIAM EGERTON HUBBARD will preside.
INDIAN SECTION. Thursday Afternoon, at 4.30 o'clock :
DECEMBER 11.-Miss Ella C. SYKES, “ Domestic Life in Persia.” EARL PERCY, M.P., will preside.
Papers for Meetings after Christmas :-
December 11, January 22, February 26, March 12, April 23, May 14.
January 13, February 10 (5 o'clock), March 31, May 5.
APPLIED ART SECTION.
January 20, February 3, 17, March 17, April 21, May 19.
CANTOR LECTURES. The following Courses of Cantor Lectures will be delivered on Monday Evenings, at 8 o'clock:PROF. VIVIAN B. LEWES, “The Future of Coal Gas and Allied Illuminants.” Four Lectures.
November 24, December 1, 8, 15.
LECTURE I.--NoVEMBER 24.-The effect of the last twenty years on the manufacture of coal gas-High illuminating power versus low-grade gas-The methods available for the economic production of low-grade gas-The effect of tenperature on carbonisation.
LECTURE II.- DECEMBER 1.-The dilution of coal gas by gases cheaply produced by other processes- The effect of lowering candle power on the calorific value of the gas-The photometry of low-grade gas and the conditions under which its illuminating power is best developed.
LECTURE III.--DECEMBER 8.-The relation of the candle power and calorific value of gas to its use with the incandescent mantle-The incandescent mantle and the directions in which it will be improved-The probable future of coal gas.
Lucrure IV.-DECEMBER 15.-Lighting by oil and the advances of the past fifty years - The use of oil in incandescent mantle lighting-Vapour burners and their future-Air gas and its latest developments - The present position and future of acetylene.
Julius HÜBNER, "Paper Manufacture.” Four Lectures.
February 2, 9, 16, 23. PROF. J. A. FLEMING, M.A., D.Sc., F.R.S., “Hertzian Wave Telegraphy in Theory and Practice.” Four Lectures.
March 2, 9, 16, 23. W. WORBY BEAUMONT, Mem. Inst.C.E., “ Mechanical Road Carriages.” Four Lectures.
April 27, May 4, 11, 18.
Two lectures suitable for a juvenile audience will be delivered on Wednesday evenings,
December 31 and January 7, at five o'clock, by Professor EDWARD B. POULTON, M.A., D.Sc., F.R.S. (Hope Professor of Zoology in the University of Oxford), on " Means of Defence in the Struggle for Life among Animals."
LECTURE I.- DECEMBER 31.—“ The Methods by which Animals hide in order to escape their Enemies and catch their Prey."
LECTURE II.- JANUARY 7.-" The Ways in which Animals warn their Enemies and signal to their Friends."
The Annual Conversazione of the Society will probably be held on Tuesday, June 30, 1903. Each member is entitled to a card for himself, and one for a lady.
PROCEEDINGS OF THE SOCIETY.
CHARTER.—THE SOCIETY OF ARTS was founded in 1754, and incorporated by Royal Charter in 1847, for “ The Encouragement of the Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce of the Country, by bestowing rewards for such productions, inventions, or improvements as tend to the employment of the poor, to the increase of trade, and to the riches and honour of the kingdom ; and for meritorious works in the various departments of the Fine Arts; for Discoveries, Inven. tions, and Improvements in Agriculture, Chemistry, Mechanics, Manufactures, and otaer useful Arts; for the application of such natural and artificial products, whether of Home, Colonial, or Foreign growth and manufacture, as may appear likely to afford fresh objects of industry, and to increase the trade of the realm by extending the sphere of British commerce; and generally to assist in the advancement, development, and practical application of every department or science in connection with the Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce of this country.”'
THE Session.—The Session commences in November, and ends in June.
ORDINARY MEETINGS.-At the Wednesday Evening Meetings during the Session, papers on subjects relating to inventions, improvements, discoveries, and other matters connected with the Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce of the country are read and discussed.
Indian SECTION.—This Section was established in 1869, for the discussion of subjects connected with our Indian Empire. Six or more Meetings are held during the Session.
COLONIAL SECTION.—The Section was formed in 1874 under the title of the African Section, for the discussion of subjects connected with the Continent of Africa. It was enlarged in 1879, so as to include the consideration of subjects connected with our Colonies and Dependencies. Four or more Meetings are held during the Session.
APPLIED ART SECTION.—This Section was formed in 1886, for the discussion of subjects connected with the industrial applications of the Fine Arts. Six or more Meetings are held during the Session.
CANTOR LECTURES.—These Lectures orginated in 1863, with a bequest by the late Dr. Cantor. There are several Courses every Session, and each course consists generally of from two to six Lectures.
ADDITIONAL LECTURES.-Special Courses of Lectures are occasionally given.
JUVENILE LECTURES.-A Short Course of Lectures, suited for a Juvenile audience, is delivered to the Children of Members during the Christmas Holidays.
ADJIISSION TO MEETINGS.-Members have the right of attending the above Meetings and Lectures. They require no tickets, but are admitted on signing their names. Every Member can admit two friends to the Ordinary and Sectional Meetings, and one friend to the Cantor and other Lectures. Books of tickets for the purpose are supplied to the Members, but admission can be obtained on the personal introduction of a Member. For the Juvenile Lectures special tickets are issued.
JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY OF ARTS.- The Journal, which is sent free to Members, is published weekly, and contains full Reports of all the Society's Proceedings, as well as a variety of information connected with Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce.
EXAMINATIONS.—Examinations, founded in 1853, are held annually by the Society, through he agency of Local Committees, at various centres in the country. They are open to any person. The subjects include the principal elements of Commercial Education, and Music. Full particulars of the Examinations can be had on application to the Secretary.
LIBRARY AND READING-ROOM.—The Library and Reading-room are open to Members, who are also entitled to borrow books.
CONVERSAZIONI are held, to which Members are invited, each Member receiving a card for himself and a lady.
MEMBERSHIP. The Society numbers at present between three and four thousand Members. The Annual Subscription is Two Guineas, payable in advance, and dates from the quarter-day preceding election; or a Life Subscription of Twenty Guineas may be paid. There is no Entrance Fee. Every Member whose subscription is not in arrear is entitled .To be present at the Evening Meetings of the Society, and to introduce two visitors at
such meetings, subject to such special arrangements as the Council may deem
necessary to be made from time to time.
To the use of the Library and Reading-room.
Candidates for Membership are proposed by Three Members, one of whom, at least, must sign on personal knowledge; or are nominated by the Council.
All subscriptions should be paid to the Secretary, Sir Henry Trueman Wood, and all Cheques or Post-office Orders should be crossed “Coutts and Company," and forwarded to him, at the Society's House, John-street, Adelphi, London, W.C.
HENRY TRUEMAN WOOD, Secretary.