Punch,  58 (1870), 135.

Scientific Notices. On and after April 1, 1870



Annoucement, Spoof


Societies, Cell Biology, Physiology, Physical Chemistry, Botany, Breeding, Lecturing

    These notices include 'A Lecture on the use of Protoplasms (hot) in all cases of syncope and measles' to be given at the 'Royal Idiotic Institute', 'a Discourse on Abnormal Absorption in the Vacuum of Fermentation' to be held at 'Colwell Hatchney College' (Punch's parody of Colney Hatch Asylum), and a lecture near the South Kensington Museum on 'Sea Botany, with Inquiries into the best mode of rearing Ocean Currants'. The latter announcement also contains the advice 'Don't come, if you don't like. Cakes, buns, and tea always hot. Lots of fun when everyone's gone. Ask for Professor S.: a shilling to the policeman will do the trick. Great larks. Bring your own candle'.

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