London (Jun. 22)
Professor Charles Singer, the famous biologist, is the chairman of the Second International Congress of the History of Science and Technology, which opens in London to-day, with the participation of leading British and foreign scientists. The Minister of Education, Professor Lees Smith, is receiving the delegates to-day.
Professor Singer is a son of the late Reverend Simeon Singer, the foremost representative of progressive orthodoxy in the Anglo-Jewish community, who was editor and translator of the “Authorised Daily Prayer Book” of Anglo-Jewry, and was a scholar of note, and was joint editor with the late Professor Samuel Schechter of “Talmudical Fragments of the Bodleian Library”. His wife is a sister of Sir Robert Waley-Cohen, Vice-President of the United Synagogue. Professor Singer is active in the Jewish Health Organisation of Great Britain, of which he is a Vice-President. He has been President of the Third International Congress of the History of Medicine held in London in 1922 and was President of the Historical Section of the Royal Society of Medicine.