you a welcome protest against the idea that Mr. Lloyd George is a type of the Welsh character and genius at their best. You ask why I choose Mr. Lloyd George rather than Henry Jones as typical of Wales, and Masaryk, rather than Czernin, as typical of Bohemia. I can easily answer. The Wales I learnt to love, and shall always love, is typified, for all who knew him, in Henry Jones. But is this Wales the Wales of reality or the Wales of a dream ? Is it the visible Wales or a Wales hidden out of sight in the hearts of her lovers ? Was Henry Jones raised to honour and great place among his country-men, or was he (as has been recently recorded in your pages) banished from the National University and driven to spend his days and do his incomparable work among strangers? Turn now to Bohemia. Czernin, to whom you refer, is a Germanized Bohemian politician, who served the Hapsburgs according to his dim lights while his country-men were striving for freedom and national self-expression, and was dismissed from office because the French Premier caught him out in an untruth. To-day Czernin is a nobody, and the Henry Jones of Bohemia is President of the Republic. But are not the Welsh counterparts of Czernin still the Wales at Work— A Social Diary. SOME FORTHCOMING EVENTS. July 30th­August 25th: The Barry Summer School. July 30th­August 18th: Mining and Engineering Summer School at Swansea. July 30th-August 11th: Welsh Language Society at Llandrindod Wells (Secretary, Mr D. James, Delfryn, Treherbert). August 6th— 10th National Eisteddfod at Mold. August 13th 24th: Welsh Holiday School at Llanwrtyd (Secretary, Mr Roland Thomas, M.A., Brecon). August 23rd­September 2nd: Welsh School of Social Service, Llandrindod Wells. INTERNATIONAL. The story of the progress of the League of Nations Movement in Wales is told in a booklet entitled "Wales and World Peace." A copy may be obtained on application to the Hon. Director, Welsh Council of the League of Nations Union, 6, Cathedral Road, Cardiff. The wireless message of goodwill from the children of Wales "to the children of every other country under the sun" will be sent out on the morning of Covenant Day-June 28th. A remarkable series of meetings was held at Whit week in Aberystwyth for the formation of the Welsh National Council of the League of Nations Union. Mr David David, M.P., was elected President of the Council. NATIONAL. The half-yearly meeting of the Court of Governors of the National Library of Wales was held at Car- marthen on May 4th, Sir J. Herbert Lewis presiding. Mr Ballinger gave a fascinating review of the work of the National Library during the last six months. The chairman stated that by far the most important Welsh accepted and honoured leaders of the Welsh people ? One further comment. I cannot let pass un- contradicted the insinuation that in my essay, written for non-Welsh readers, I have made criticisms on Wales which I had not the courage to make on Welshmen to their faces. I can only ask you to turn back in your own files to the report of my Llandrindod address, delivered before a very representative Welsh audience in August, 1920. You know as well as I do that Wales is a sick country-you have, indeed, said so recently,-and the English know it too, and Welshmen know that they know it. If I thought I could promote the healing of Wales by keeping silent about her faults and dwelling only (as I frequently do) on her great qualities and possi- bilities, I would be the first to do so. But the very protest which my few words have drawn from you-so much manlier than the thanks one used to get for being so kind as to trouble about Wales at all-is a sign that Welsh vitality and self-respect are awakening, and that Welshmen may soon feel themselves equal to undertaking their own house-cleaning.-Yours, etc., ALFRED E. ZIMMERN. Cornell University, U.S.A., April 20th, 1923. manuscript in private hands, the Gogynfeirdd manu- script, had been acquired for the Library through the generosity of an anonymous donor. A letter was read intimating that the Prince of Wales hoped to pay a visit to the National Library on October 10th. The Court of Governors of the National Museum of Wales also met in Carmarthen on the 4th of May, Lord Kenyon in the chair. Reports were given relating to the departments of Art, Geology, and Zoology. It was stated that the officials of the Museum had delivered many lectures in various parts of Wales during the winter and that loan collections were being sent to different schools, principally in Glamorgan. The education authorities of other Welsh Counties had been notified of the help. which the Museum wished to render, but up to the present, Glamorgan was the only County which had availed itself of the Museum's offer to help. A memorial tablet to Sir Henry Jones is to be placed in the little chapel in the Denbighshire village of Llan- gernyw, where Henry Jones worshipped in his boyhood. Mr Lloyd George will perform the unveiling ceremony. The annual delegate Conference of the National Union of Welsh Societies was held at Bridgend on May 12th and 13th. The Rev. Fred Jones of Treorchy took the chair, in the absence of Mr E. T. John. "In Wales," said the Rev Fred Jones, "we must claim the right to live our life in our own way. It is our country --or rather it was once-and we must so act that it will again be our country. 'Wales for the Welsh' — that is the best motto for our programme: let us live our life in our own way." Amongst the subjects dealt with were "Welsh in the Courts" and "The Cardiff Stipendiaryship." Principal Thomas Rees of Bangor in a brilliant address, dealt with the conditions on which the Welsh language must be preserved. Lord Haldane spoke to a crowded audience in Cardiff on Saturday. April 28th, under the auspices of the Col- lege Joint Tutorial Classes Committee, on "The Univer- sity and Extra-Mural Work." On the same day in Cardiff, Lord Askwith addressed a large gathering of