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EDUCATIONAL AND SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTIONS.
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MECHANICS' INSTITUTION,
North Hanover Street.
INCORPORATED BY SEAL OF CAUSE.
This Institution was founded by the
Mechanics of Glasgow, for obtaining in-
struction in the useful branches of know-
ledge, especially as connected with the
arts, and was opened to all classes of the
community on Nov. 5, 1823.
A fee of 5s. entitles to the rank of
membership, to attend the course of Lec-
tures on Chemistry ov Mechanics, and to
receive books from the Library, consist-
ing of 6000 volumes, chiefly scientific
works. The management is invested in
a committee of nineteen ; sixteen of whom
are chosen by ballot from amongst the
members, the remaining three being se-
lected from the list of Honorary Coun-
cillors.
In addition to the courses on 'Chemistry
and Natural Philosophy, there are now
Lectures on Music, Botany, &c. There
are also Classes for Mathematics, Draw-
ing and Perspective. The ticket of each
of these courses, which consists of twenty-
five Lectures, entitling to the use of the
Library during the course, is 5s.
The Eight Hon. Lord Brougham and
Vaux, Honorary Patron ; John Leadbet-
ter, Vioe^Patron,
JamesGourlie, President; James Holmes,
Vice-President; James Inglis, Treasurer;
George Good, Secretar}' ; William M'Lel-
lan, Superintendent ; William Swanston,
Curator and Collector of Subscriptions.
Chemistry, Dr. F. Penny.
Natural Philosophy, A. MTvor.
Music, S. Barr.
Mechanical Drawing, Robert HarVey.
Mathematical Class, Professor Laing.
English Grammar, John Craig.
Diploma or Certificate of Proficiency.
— This Institution grants a diploma to
those who attend two courses of Mathe-
matics, two courses of Mechanical Philo-
sophy, and two courses of Chemistry, and
wbo are found sufficiently qualified on
undergoing an examination. •
Morning, Day, and Evening English
and Commercial Classes, with Geography,
History, and Phonography — Conducted
by Mr. John Craig, F.E.I.S., and As-
sistants.
BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR THE
ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE.
Glasgow Meeting to be held in 1855.
His Grace the Duke of Argyll, Presi-
dent ; Very Rev. Principal Macfarlan,
Sir Charles Lyell, F.R.S., Sir W. Jar-
dine, F.R.S., J. Smith, of Jordanhill,
F.R.S., Thos. Graham, F.R.S., Professor
of Chemistrv, London University, Walter
Crura, F.R.*S., Wm. Thomson, F.R.S.,
Professor of Natural Philosophy, Glasgow
University, Vice-Presidents; Colonel Sa-
bine and Professor Phillips, General
Secretaries; John Strang, LL.D., Thos.
Anderson, M.D., Professor of Chemistry,
University of Glasgow, William Gourlie,
Local Secretaries ; John Taylor, General
Treasurer ; Professor Wm. Ramsay, Local
Treasurer. Neil Arnott, M.D., F.R.S.;
C. C. Babington, F.R.S. ; Professor Bell,
Pres. L.S., F.R.S. ; Brooke ; Prof.
Daubeny, M.D., F.R.S. ; John P. Gas-
siot, F.R.S.; Prof. T. Graham, F.R.S.;
Wm. R. Grove, F.R.S.; Jas. Heywood,
M.P.; G. B. Greeuough, F.R.S.; Robert
Hutton, F.R.S.; L.Horner, F.R.S.; E.
Lankester, M.D., F.R.S. ; R. G. Latham,
M.D., F.R.S. ; Sir C. Lemon, Bart.,
F.R.S.; Professor W. A. Miller, M.D.,
F.R.S.; Monckton Milnes, M.P.; Rev.
Prof. Powell, F.R.S. ; J. F. Royle, M.D.,
F.R.S.; Prof. Stokes, F.R.S.; Lieut-Col.
W. H. Sykes, F.R.S ; Prof. Wheatstone;
Rev. R. Walker, M.A., F.R.S.; Thos.
Tooke; William Tite, Members of the
Council.
CALTON, MILE-END, AND BRIDGE-
TON- MECHANICS' INSTITUTION,
46 Canning Street, Calton.
John Walker, President ; John Brown
and William Dow, Vice-Presidents ; Wil-
liam Johnstone, Secretary ; Robert Bar-
tholomew, Treasurer ; John Barclay,
Cashier; Alexander Waddell, Superin-
tendent ; John Rowan, Janitor ; Jane
Zeule, Librarian and Reading-Room
Keeper.
Library and Reading Room open from
8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
COWCADDENS MECHANICS'
INSTITUTION,
Stewart Street, Cowcaddens.
James Adams, M.D., President ; John
Inglis, Vice-President ; Arch. Cowie,
Treasurer; James Sommerville, Secretary;
John Weir, Janitor.
The Library in connection with the
institution contains about 2000 volumes
of well-selected works in all departments
of literature. A course of lectures to the
working classes is delivered annually, and
admission is had to the Library and
Lectures at a low charge.

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