Reference numberPC/3/3/4
TitleProgramme for a Royal Society conversazione
Date15 May 1903
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 of lantern slide displays taking place at a specific time during the evening.

Room 1 (The Office):

1. A series of photographs and objects relating to Dr. William Gilbert of Colchester (1544-1603) author of the treatise 'De Magnete', exhibited by Silvanus Phillips Thompson.
2. A direct vision spectroscope of one kind of glass and of minimum deviation for any ray in the centre of the field of view, exhibited by Thomas Holmes Blakesley.
3. Apparatus for the detection and estimation of minute quantities of arsenic in beer and brewing materials as recommended by a Departmental Committee of the Board of Inland Revenue, exhibited by Thomas Edward Thorpe.

Room 2 (Officers' Room):

4. Methods of disintegrating cells and micro-organisms and of obtaining their intracellular constituents, exhibited by Allan Macfadyen and Sydney Domville Rowland, Bacteriological Department, Jenner Institute of Preventative Medicine.
5. New coherer as applied to wireless telegraphy, exhibited by Oliver Lodge and Alexander Muirhead.
6. Hydrogen thermometers for measuring low temperatures, exhibited by Morris William Travers.
7. Ephelkystika or Tractate curves and machine for drawing them, exhibited by Colonel [Richard Lionel?] Hippisley.
8. [no listing].

Room 3 (Reception Room):

9. Excavations at Knossos in Crete, exhibited by Arthur John Evans.
10. Surface-membranes, bubbles and 'mechanical coagulation', exhibited by William Ramsden.
11. Chloroformed calf lymph, method of its preparation (from the Government Lymph Laboratories), exhibited by Alan B Green.

Room 4 (Council Room):

12. Properties of the emanations of radium, exhibited by William Crookes.
13. Light mirrors suitable for galvanometers, exhibited by William Watson.
14. Micrometer for measuring screws made for the British Association Screw Gauge Committee, exhibited by the Cambridge Scientific Instrument Company.
15. Photographs of dust deposits, exhibited by William James Russell.
16. Specimens of brittle gold and photographs illustrating their micro-structure, exhibited by Thomas Kirke Rose.

Room 5 (Principal Library):

17. Aerial photographs, exhibited by Rev. John Mackenzie Bacon.
18. Hypsometrical and bathymetrical map of the western Mediterranean and surrounding countries curved to show the figure of the Earth, relief map of a part of the valley of the Semois in the neighbourhood of Rochepaut, Belgian Ardennes, exhibited by the Royal Geographical Society.
19. Examples of Lippmann's process of photography in colours, exhibited by Edwin Edser and Edgar Senior.
20. Gravimetric recording hygrometer, an electrical dewpoint hygrometer, exhibited by Fredrick Thomas Trouton.
20a. Callendar's compensated barometer, exhibited by N. Eumorfopoulos.
21. An experiment illustrating the conductivity imparted to a vacuum by hot carbon, exhibited by Owen Willans Richardson.
22. Development and variation of the colour-pattern in Mexican species of lizards (Cnemidophorus and Ameiva), exhibited by Hans Friedrich Gadow.
23. Five specimens of Hydrophidae (poisonous sea snakes), exhibited by Leonard Rogers.
24. Photographs illustrating the late eruptions in St. Vincent and Martinique, volcanic dusts, ashes, and other ejecta of the West Indian volcanoes, exhibited by the West Indian Volcanoes Committee of the Royal Society.
25. Micrographs of volcanic dust from Mount Soufriere, St. Vincent, eruption 8 May 1902, exhibited by Thomas Andrews.
26. Collimating gun sight for day and night, optical sight for guns and rifles, spherometer of great delicacy, exhibited by Andrew Ainslie Common.
27. Controlling and regulating spark discharges, experiments in illustration, exhibited by Alfred Williams.
28. The 'elastometer', a new form of interference apparatus for the determination of the elasticity of solid substances, exhibited by Alfred Edwin Tutton.
29. A high-pressure spark-gap used in connection with an inductor of the Tesla type and also in connection with a radiator of Hertzian waves, exhibited by Rev. Frederick John Jervis-Smith.
30. Gyroscopic pendulum for lecture experiment, exhibited by Alfred George Greenhill.
31. Photographic comparison of the arc spectra of various samples of dust, curves illustrating the long period solar and meteorological (rainfall) variations of about 35 years, photographs of new curved slit by Hilger, exhibited by the Solar Physics Observatory, South Kensington.
32. Use of a colour screen in photographing bright stars, exhibited by Cambridge Observatory.
33. The flash spectrum near the South Pole of the Sun, exhibited by Joh Evershed.
34. Nebular spectra of Nova Persei from 3rd May 1901 to 14th January 1902 with previous spectra for comparison, exhibited by Frank McClean.
35. Structural atavism resulting from cross-breeding, exhibited by Miss Edith Rebecca Saunders.
36. True (glandular) hermaphroditism in a domestic fowl, microscopic preparations of prehistoric human bone and of a prehistoric human urinary tract infection, exhibited by Samuel George Shattock.
37. Mimicry in butterflies from British East Africa and Uganda, exhibited by Sheffield Airey Neave.
38. Specimens of Trypanosoma found by Dr. Castellani in cerebro-spinal fluid from sleeping sickness patients (Uganda), exhibited by Aldo Castellani.
39. Specimens of a remarkable Radiolarian of complex structure, exhibited by George Herbert Fowler.
40. Restored models of extinct fishes, exhibited by Edwin Ray Lankester, the Director, British Museum (Natural History).
41. Preparations illustrating the cell-phenomena met with in apogamy, exhibited by John Bretland Farmer, John Edmund Sharrock Moore and Miss Lettice Digby.
42. Remains of pigmy elephant and pigmy hippopotamus obtained from caves in Cyprus, exhibited by Miss Dorothy Minola Alice Bate.
43. Fossils in Cambrian quartzite, exhibited by John Norman Collie.
44. Two photographs of Tetrabelodon (Mastodon) angustidens Cuvier, from the Miocene of Sansan, France, taken from the skeleton in the Museum of Natural History, France, exhibited by Henry Woodward.

Ground Floor (Committee Room):
45. Incandescent oil burners, exhibited by Mr. T. Matthews.

Secretaries' Room:

46. The experimental demonstration of the curvature of the Earth's surface recorded by photography, photograph of ship hull-down at sea, exhibited by Henry Yule Oldham.
47. Artificial horizon attachment to sextants, exhibited by Commander Campbell Hepworth.
48. Diagrams illustrating the order and origin of the musical scales, exhibited by Joseph Goold.

Meeting Room:

The following demonstrations by means of the electric lantern will take place at the times specified.

At 9.45 o'clock.
49. Lantern slides illustrative of the Nile Dam works, exhibited by Sir Benjamin Baker.

At 10.45 o'clock.
50. The analysis of explosion flames by photography, exhibited by Harold Baily Dixon.
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