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SCIENCE CONGRESS

[Ve.r Calita,—rross Association.—Cjpyr : glit} Received August; 2G, 10.40 p.m. SYDNEY, August 20, The sittings of the Science, Congress at. Sydney have finished. • Many of the visitors attended Sir Norman MacLaurin's funeral, mid subsequently Hie hulk departed by special train -• for Brisbane, where.the sittings will be continued, . A number, inciuding Sir Ernest Rutherford, departed by the Rivci'ina. It was announced that the next Congress would bo held at Manchester; ,'A number of papers were : read to-day in the botany section. Doctor Smith'a paper on the bones of aboriginals deducted the difference in the races, Mankind might be differentiated by the texture of the bones,

Per Press Association, WELLINGTON, August 20. To-day, Professor Laby, secretary of the Reception Committee in connection wilh.the Science Congress, received a cablegram from Sir Ernest Rutherford, slating that he, with Mrs Hookinsim (widow of the late Professor ITopkinson of Cambridge), Dr Clowes (roceully head of the London Comity Council laboratory), Dr! Davenport (Professor of Experimental Biology at the Carnegie Institute), also Messrs Ball, If. T. Ferrar, Hobsoii, Allorge, and. 'Woodward were leaving Sydney to-day by the Rivcrina, for Auckland,

Later on a number of other? uliu attended the British Association mooting;! in Australia will also come across to New Zealand, Among them will be Professor IT,. B. Dixon (n well-known clicm--Ist), Professor W, \i Brown (astronomer of-Yale), Professor Nicholson {Professor of Mathematics, KingN College, London), Dr Thornton (Professor of Engineering, Newcastle-on-Tyne), Dr Rendie (Keeper of Botany in the British Museum), and Dr L, ,). Briggs, Under the previous arrangements some 80 or 00 of tho eminent scientists who wont to Australia were to. come on to New Zealand, but owing to the outbreak of war the conferences here were cancelled. Those'whose names are mentioned in Sir E. Rutherford's cablegram are nearly all coming to visit' friends or relatives in the Dominion.

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SCIENCE CONGRESS, North Otago Times, Volume C, Issue 13145, 28 August 1914

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SCIENCE CONGRESS North Otago Times, Volume C, Issue 13145, 28 August 1914

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