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AIM Ann Report 1945 to 1946 Dr. R. E. Cooper: "The Dominion Physical Laboratory: Its Functions and Activities." Professor P. W. Burbidge, M.Sc., B.A. (Res.): "Physics in the War." Lt.-Col. E. Marsden, C.B.E., M.C., D.Sc., F.R.S.N.Z.: "Science in the Post-War Years." Major G. Blake Palmer, N.Z.M.C.: "The Italian Commune: A Study in Civic Development and Anarchy." Dr. E. G. Sayers: "Allergy." Col. Sir. Stanton Hicks: "Feeding an Army." A most successful new feature was a Saturday afternoon visit to the Plant,Research Station, Mt. Albert, at the invitation of Dr. G. H. Cunningham. Three ordinary meetings were held to hear papers presented by Dr. G. Blake Palmer and Messrs. N. G. Stevenson, E. G. Turbott and A. W. B. Powell. Sunday Lectures.—Ethnographical, geological and natural history subjects were covered by the Sunday afternoon lectures in the Museum library. Lt.-Col. W. W. Clemesha: "The Indus Valley Civilisation." Professor Arnold Wall: "Alpine IMants of New Zealand." Dr. G. Blake Palmer: "The Berber People of North Africa." Mr. C. C. Comyns: "Hall Marks: Their History and Significance." Miss M. W. Crookes: "Plant Folk-lore." Mr. V. F. Fisher: "Native Life in Polynesia." Capt. G. A. Humphreys-Davies: "Buddhas." Mr. A. W. B. Powell: "New Zealand's Geological Past." Anthropology and Maori Race Section.—The Section has managed throughout the war period to function successfully, despite fewer meetings and a reduced membership. During the last year there were thirty financial members.