27 MARCH 1942, Page 4

A certain liveliness within the Council of the Zoological Society

over the dismissal—for that seems the right word--6f Dr. Julian Huxley from .the secretaryship of the Zoo may be safely pre- dicted. There is a section of the council which always held that Dr. Huxley should be a biologist pure and simple, and not concern himself with politics, or P.E.P., or Brains Trust, or any- thing else. Its members no doubt are responsible for the decision to drop Dr. Huxley while he was away in America. But Dr. Huxley will soon be back, and strong support for him has been organised. He clearly means to fight for his position—not for its emoluments, for he has offered to forgo his salary till the end of the war—and I have no doubt at all that he will win

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