Punch,  7 (1844), 159.

British Association for the Advancement of Science  [2/2]



Reportage, Spoof


Societies, Meteorology, Zoology

    Reports on a 'stormy' meeting of the Meteorological Section of the British Association for the Advancement of Science in which 'speakers kept bouncing backwards and forwards, in and out at the door, to have the last reply to something' said by a section member who had not already left. Describes a 'most successful' paper on the dog by Dr Hodgkin (an allusion to Thomas Hodgkin), who 'imitated the barkings' and 'various looks' of dogs. Concludes by remarking that the association has brought science 'to exactly where it was thirteen years ago' when they first met.

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