During the past year seven ordinary meetings were held. The number of papers read was thirteen. The membership stands at sixty-six, a still further decrease on last year's roll. There is a large amount of subscriptions outstanding which will cover the indebtedness shown in the liabilities and leave a handsome surplus when collected. The Council, however, urge members to bring the advantages of the Institute under the notice of their friends, and so endeavour to extend the membership. A small increase in our income would enable us materially to extend our sphere of usefulness. Owing to the very successful attempt made last year to provide a series of popular addresses on scientific subjects the attendance at our ordinary meetings was very largely increased, and the Council hope that by pursuing the same course during the ensuing season a greater interest may be aroused in the work of the Institute. The Council have this matter now under consideration, and hope to provide an attractive programme for the coming session. They are of opinion that this is an important branch of the work of the Institute. Mr. Large has become a life-member of the Institute under section 6 of the constitution. The Council desire to record the services of Dr. Thomson, whose lecture on “The Röntgen Rays” was of considerable assistance to the Institute.
The balance-sheet showed a total receipt of £109 3s. 5d., including £8 6s., balance from preceding year, while the expenditure was £100 15s. 5d., leaving a balance in hand of £8 8s.