Reference numberPC/3/3/5
TitleProgramme for a Royal Society conversazione
Date19 June 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. Photographs illustrative of the coronation naval review 1902, exhibited by William James Stewart Lockyer.

Room 2 (Officers' Room):

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. New coherer as applied to wireless telegraphy, exhibited by Oliver Lodge and Alexander Muirhead.
4. Detonation of small shells, exhibited by Dr. O. J. Silberrad.

Room 3 (Reception Room):

5. Excavations at Knossos in Crete, exhibited by Arthur John Evans.
6. Lyginodendron and its seed Lagenostoma, exhibited by Dukinfield Henry Scott and Francis Wall Oliver.
7. Colour photographs of living insects to illustrate protective colouration and resemblance, exhibited by Frederick Enock.
8. Surface membranes, bubbles and emulsions, exhibited by William Ramsden.

Room 4 (Council Room):

9. Properties of the emanations of radium, exhibited by Sir William Crookes.
10. Specimens of brittle gold and photographs illustrating their micro-structure, exhibited by Thomas Kirke Rose.
11. Photographs of dust deposits, exhibited by William James Russell.
12. Bactericidal emanations from radium, photographs of a box of instruments, exhibited by Henry Crookes.
13. Collimating gun sight for day and night, optical sight for guns and rifles, spherometer of great delicacy, exhibited by Andrew Ainslie Common.
14. Photographs of the paths of aerial gliders, exhibited by George Hartley Bryan and William Ellis Williams.

Room 5 (Principal Library):

15. Aerial photographs, exhibited by John Mackenzie Bacon.
16. The forthcoming number of the Monthly Pilot Charts of the North Atlantic and Mediterranean issued by the Meteorological Council, exhibited by William Napier Shaw.
17. Examples of Lippmann's process of photography in colours, exhibited by Edwin
Edser and Edgar Senior.
18. Gravimetric recording hygrometer, an electrical dewpoint hygrometer, the torsional viscometer, exhibited by Frederick Thomas Trouton.
19. Callendar's compensated barometer, exhibited by N. Eumorfopoulos.
20. An experiment illustrating the conductivity imparted to a vacuum by hot carbon, exhibited by Owen Willans Richardson.
21. A reproduction of the hydraulic organ of the ancients, exhibited by John W. Warman.
22. Photographs illustrating the late eruptions in St. Vincent and Martinique, volcanic dusts and other objects connected with the West Indian volcanoes, exhibited by Tempest Anderson and John Smith Flett.
23. Development and variation of the colour-pattern in Mexican species of lizards (Cnemidophorus and Ameiva), exhibited by Hans Friedrich Gadow.
24. Apparatus for obtaining monochromatic illumination with the microscope, a new turbidimeter for determining the turbidity of water, exhibited by Charles Baker.
25. Controlling and regulating spark discharges, experiments in illustration, exhibited by Alfred Williams.
26. Migrations of plaice in the North Sea, a new British species of the Polychaete family Sabellaridae, living representatives of the Plymouth marine fauna, exhibited by the Marine Biological Association.
27. The condensation of the radio-active emanations of radium and thorium by liquid air, exhibited by Ernest Rutherford and Frederick Soddy.
28. Rapid determination of the specific gravity of blood taken from a single drop, exhibited by William Johnson Sollas.
29. 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, the solar disc in monochromatic (k) light, the spectrum of lightning, exhibited by the Solar Physics Observatory, South Kensington.
30. Use of a colour screen in photographing bright stars, exhibited by Cambridge Observatory.
31. Nebular spectra of Nova Persei from 3rd May 1901 to 14th January 1902 with previous spectra for comparison, exhibited by Frank McClean.
32. Illustration of an effect produced by the momentary relief of great pressure, exhibited by John Young Buchanan.
33. Structural atavism resulting from cross-breeding, exhibited by Miss Edith Rebecca Saunders.
34. The protective resemblance of butterflies to dead leaves and fragments of dead leaves, exhibited by Edward Bagnall Poulton.
35. Mimicry in butterflies from British East Africa and Uganda, exhibited by Sheffield Airey Neave.
36. Tail feathers from a common male pheasant illustrating sexual transformation of plumage, a wild duck bred in captivity showing a converse change, exhibited by Samuel George Shattock and Charles Gabriel Seligman.
37. Mounted specimen of newly-born Indian elephant (Elephas maximus) born in the Zoological Society's Gardens, showing the hairy nature of the skin as in the Mammoth, exhibited by Edwin Ray Lankester, the Director, British Museum (Natural History).
38. Remains of fossil mammals from an ossiferous cavern of Pliocene age at Doveholes near Buxton, Derbyshire, exhibited by William Boyd Dawkins.
39. Plant adaptions, exhibited by William Turner Thiselton Dyer, the Director, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
40. Fossil vertebrae from Fayum, Egypt, exhibited by Edwin Ray Lankester, the Director, British Museum (Natural History).
41. Remains of pigmy elephant and pigmy hippopotamus obtained from caves in Cyprus, exhibited on behalf of Miss Dorothy Minola Alice Bate, a series of spear-heads manufactured by the existing Aborigines of the north-west territories of Western Australia, exhibited by Henry Woodward.

Ground Floor (Committee Room):

42. The Cooper-Hewitt mercury vapour lamp of the British Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company Limited, exhibited by Ernest Wilson.
43. An automatic mercury vacuum pump, exhibited by Samuel Roslington Milner.
44. Stereoscopic fluoroscope, exhibited by James Mackenzie Davidson.

Meeting Room:

The following demonstrations with lantern and other illustrations will take place at the times specified.

At 9.45 o'clock.
45. The discoveries of Mr. Guy A. K. Marshall upon the wet season and dry season forms of Rhodesian butterflies, exhibited by Edward Bagnall Poulton.

At 10.45 o'clock.
46. Examples illustrating the scientific and educational applications of the bioscope, exhibited by the Bioscope Company.
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