Dr. P. S. Ashton has taken up an appointment as a lecturer in botany at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, after the completion of his work in Sarawak in September 1966. A programme of cooperation has come into existence between the universities of Aberdeen and Kuala Lumpur, Malaya. Dr. Ashton’s teaching duties will leave him plenty of time for research and facilities will be cheated that he regularly can spend a period in the Malesian Archipelago for field work. Dr. L. J. Brass retired from the Archbold Expeditions and Museums in May 1966. He returned to Australia where he has been offered an honorary curatorship to the Herbarium of the North Queensland Naturalist’s Club at Cairns.