Reference numberPC/3/3/17
TitleProgramme for a Royal Society conversazione
Date24 June 1909
DescriptionBrief listing of exhibits and exhibitors at the Royal Society's annual displays at Burlington House, London, with descriptive text. Arranged by rooms. Rooms 1-5 and Ground Floor. Commencing with a note on refreshments; the usual lantern slide displays appear not to have taken place at this event. The front cover bears a cropped pencil inscription: 'No conversazione in May & June 1910, owing to the death of H.M. King Edward VII'.

Room 1 (The Office):

1. Seismographs of the Messina earthquake of 28th December 1908, exhibited by John Milne.
2. Photographs of the spectrum of scandium, spectroscopic comparison of the star Mira Ceti with titanium oxide, exhibited by Alfred Fowler.
3. Thorp-Butler concave replica-grating spectroscope, exhibited by Charles Prichard Butler.

Room 2 (Officers' Room):

4. 'Panflex' spring wheel for motor vehicles, working model apparatus for recording the effect produced upon wheels of various descriptions when passing over obstacles, seismograph apparatus for registering the jolts felt by the body of a motor vehicle when run on 'Panflex' or pneumatic wheels, exhibited by Richard Clere Parsons.
5. Representation of temperatures and pressures in the atmosphere up to a height of 15 miles on 27th and 29th July 1908, exhibited by William Napier Shaw.
6. Cylindrical specimens twisted to destruction, exhibited by Charles Edward Larard.
7. Photographs and diagrams of the observations of the distant satellites of Jupiter and Saturn, photographs of comet c, 1908 (Moorhouse) taken with the 30-inch reflector at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, exhibited by Sir William Henry Mahoney Christie, the Astronomer Royal.
8. Photographs illustrative of work at the Mount Wilson Solar Observatory, exhibited by George Ellery Hale.
9. Photographs and diagrams illustrating researches in solar physics and its relations with terrestrial meteorology, astrophysics, exhibited by the Solar Physics Observatory, South Kensington.

Room 3 (Reception Room):

10. Photographic studies of Constantinople and neighbourhood, exhibited by Sir Benjamin Stone.
11. Photographs of the Veddas of Ceylon and of their ceremonial dances, exhibited by Charles Gabriel Seligman.
12. Drawings of Jamaica orchids, exhibited by William Fawcett, late Director of the Botanic Gardens, Jamaica.

Room 4 (Council Room):

13. Liquid crystals observed under high temperatures with polarised light by micro-projection apparatus, exhibited by Messrs. Zeiss.
14. Spectroscope for estimating colour perception, exhibited by Frederick William Edridge-Green.
15. Metallic filament 'Tubolite', exhibited by the Linolite Company.
16. Panoramic views in the Rocky Mountains, U.S., and Canada, exhibited by Charles Doolittle Walcott, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.
17. Photographs (for identification purposes) of the transverse surface of timbers, exhibited by Robert Alexander Robertson.
18. Photographs of tropical vegetation, exhibited by Richard Henry Yapp.

Room 5 (Principal Library):

19. Photographs of clouds and landscapes taken from balloon, exhibited by William James Stewart Lockyer.
20. A curious property of neon, exhibited by John Norman Collie.
21. The effect of electrostatic condensers in preventing or extinguishing arcs, exhibited by Mr. W. M. Morley.
22. Model of leakage path device for regulating voltage of alternators, some samples of the blades used in steam turbines of Atlantic liners, exhibited by Charles Algernon Parsons.
23. Experiments on the contraction, by heat, of India rubber, exhibited by Silvanus Phillips Thompson.
24. Electric splashes on photographic plates, exhibited by Alfred William Porter.
25. Rare specimens of natural history from Mexico, exhibited by Hans Friedrich Gadow.
26. Antarctic magnetic records and results, exhibited by Charles Chree.
27. Permanently luminous watch dial and military night compass, exhibited by Charles Edmund Stanley Phillips.
28. Specimens of glass parabolic reflectors coated with gold and silver and specimens of electro-deposited metals showing their crystalline structure, exhibited by Sherard Osborn Cowper-Coles.
29. Demonstration of the electrical variations of the human heart and of the dog's heart on Einthoven's string galvanometer, exhibited by Augustus Desire Waller.
30. The bottom deposits of the southern part of the North Sea, exhibited by the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom.
31. Specimens to illustrate the wood Lygnum nephriticum and the fluorescence of its infusion, plants of Ecanta (Raphionacme utilis) and sample of rubber prepared at Kew from a tuber of it. Exhibited by Sir David Prain, the Director, Royal Gardens, Kew.
32. A parasitic fungus on beech (Armillaria mucida Schrad.), exhibited by Cecil Ernest Claude Fischer.
33. The discovery of a curative treatment for malignant jaundice in the dog and for redwater in cattle, with a demonstration of the effects of Trypanblau upon the parasites, exhibited by George Henry Falkiner Nuttall and Seymour Hadwen.
34. Living stick insects (Bacillus rossi), exhibited by Frederick Enock.
35. Some alien aquatic plants from the Reddish Canal, near Manchester, some South African aquatics grown in the Laboratory, University of Manchester.
36. Warning coloration in some weasel-like carnivores, exhibited by Reginald Innes Pocock.
37. Stereoscopic photo-micrographs, exhibited by Herbert Francis Angus.
38. Drawings of extinct animals by Miss Alice B. [Bolingbroke] Woodward, exhibited by Henry Robert Knipe.
39. Skull of Megalosaurus from the Great Oolite of Gloucestershire, exhibited by Arthur Smith Woodward.
40. Remains of rhinoceros and mammoth from the Thames alluvium under the offices of Lloyd's Weekly News, Salisbury Square, Fleet Street, E.C., exhibited by Charles William Andrews.
41. Sections of seasonal clay from Stockholm, exhibited by Francis Arthur Bather.
42. A series of photomicrographic transparencies of pollen cells, exhibited by George H. Rodman.
43. The microscopic structure of fossil plants from Japan, exhibited by Miss Marie Stopes.
44. Ancient modelled heads of various races, exhibited by William Matthew Flinders Petrie.
45. A microscopic section of the aorta of King Menephtah, traditionally regarded as the Pharaoh of Egypt of the Exodus, showing senile calcification, exhibited by Samuel George Shattock.
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