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... Chaplain to the High Sheriff of Wiltshire.
St. Margaret's Chapel, Brighton.
Mastership of Pree Grammar School, Coleshill.
Appointment or Residence.
Domestic Chaplain to the Countess Dowager Paulet, and Curate
• ' of Armathwaite Chaplain. Wright, J., ..of Bangalore.
academicis." This provides that no UnIn a Convocation holden on Thursday dergraduate shall keep a horse or a last, another portion of the statutes, as servant, unless an express request in lately revised and agreed upon by the favour of such indulgence be made, by Board of Heads of Houses and Proctors, his parent or guardian, to the Head and namely, Title XV. “ De moribus Confor Tutor of his College, and, if granted, mandis,” was submitted to the House. such allowance to be communicated to It may be fairly asserted that the pro- the Vice-Chancellor, and by him inserted posed alterations were of a nature not at in a book kept for that purpose. The all calculated, generally speaking, to penalties, on the part of the Undergraprovoke hostility ; on the contrary, they duate, are an admonition, and if the mainly consisted of the omission of offence be repeated, rustication : on the penalties and punishments in them part of the stable-keeper allowing Unselves nugatory, and imposed upon dergraduates to keep horses, without offences now almost or altogether obso leave first obtained, a fine of 40s. for the lete, whilst everything tending to pre first offence, and for subsequent breaches serve the discipline of the University, of the law, discommuning for different and promote the moral improvement of periods. The same statute forbids the its younger members, was retained, or keeping of dogs, horse-racing, or sub. an attempt made to supply it. Accord scribing to races, &c., &c. This was ingly, with the exception of the first opposed, (on what particular ground we section, which was passed by a majority confess we know not,) and a scrutiny de. of 56 to 14, no other division took place manded, the numbers being-placet 56; (the opponents of all change, or at least non placet, 25. of all change emanating from the Heb The sixteenth section, “ De ære aliendo domadal Board, contenting themselves non contrahendo,” was that which alwith a mere expression of their dissent, tracted the greatest attention. It is, we without asking for a scrutiny), till the believe, generally allowed, that the Board 15th, “ De reprimendis sumptibus non of Heads of Houses and Prociors had
result to them from the enactment of the statute, at the same time expressing their abhorrence and detestation of the system of raising money, at exorbitant interest, upon bills of exchange - a practice which they declare " originated with parties whose habits and interests were never identified with those of the tradesmen of Oxford.” It is but fair, however, to say, that several other tradesmen, equally respectable with the memorialists, are of opinion that the statute would have been beneficial, asserting that high prices and long credit are the necessary attendants on the present system, and that low prices and a sure and quick return would have followed the introduction of the clauses now rejected. A division took place on the 17th section, which was, however, carried by 58 to 27.
bestowed much time and great attention upon the subject of debts contracted by the thoughtless and inexperienced during the early part of their University career, and that they forbore to legislate, only on account of the difficulty of doing so with effect. In the course of the present Term, however, a memorial signed by most of the Tutors in the University, was presented to the Board, requesting them to attempt some definite remedy for an evil universally acknowledged to exist, and in accordance with this request, we believe, the present section was brought forward. It provided that all tradesmen should deliver their bills twice in each year, namely, in Lent and Act Terms; that such as were unpaid one month after the commencement of the subsequent Lent Term, should be reported, and copies of them sent to the Tutors or Heads of Houses. In order to check, if possible, usurious transactions, the proposed section next forbade any Undergraduate to give any note of hand, or promissory bill, unless with the approbation of his parent or guardian, or the Head of his House or his Tutor, and punished the academic so offending with suspension from his Degree, or rustication or expulsion : the tradesman or townsman obtaining such security, to be discommuned.
It had been rumoured, for some days, that this part of the proposed statute would be opposed. By some persons the wording of the clauses was objected to as too general, and not altogether correct; and two papers on the subject were circulated by their anonymous authors, one Member of Convocation condemning the use of the word syngrapha as apply ing to “any written engagement," another stoutly affirming that the term did “strictly and necessarily apply only to the case of money-borrowing and promissory notes."
We believe we could convince “ Another Member of Convocation" that the word is used for a document unconnected with money, and would refer him to Plautus, for an example-but this by the way: certain it is that the objections to the clauses were numerous, and the result was, that section 16 was thrown out by an overwhelming majority, the first clause, 71 to 20; the second, 63 to 27; the third, 51 to 37. We may here state that a respectful memorial had been previously delivered to the Pro. ViceChancellor on the subject, by several highly respectable tradesmeny of Oxford, representing the hardships likely to
The following notice has been issued by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor :- The Examiners appointed by the Trustees of Dean Ireland's Scholarships have announced to me that they have elected Mr. Lingen, Scholar of Trinity College, to the vacant Scholarship on Dean Ireland's Foundation. They have also requested that the name of Mr. Frazer, Scholar of Lincoln College, may be mentioned, with the addition of the words“ proxime accessit,"
The Examiners appointed to elect a Mathematical Scholar, have signified to the Vice-Chancellor the election of Mr. William Goodenough Penny, B.A. Student of Christ Church.
The University seal has been affixed to a power of attorney enabling Mr. Parker, of Woodham Mortimer, to act for the University in and for the parish of Langdon Hills, in the execution of the matter of commutation of the tithes in that parish.
The proposed addition to the Statute, Title Vi. sect. 1, par. 2, providing that all Undergraduates postponing their Examination for Responsions (on other grounds than those of indisposition, or some urgent reason approved of by the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors), should have their degree postponed one Term for every corresponding Term during which they shall have neglected to comply with the Statute, has been, upon a scrutiny, rejected by Convocation.
The Rev. Robert Hussey, B.D. Student of Christ Church, and the Rev.
Edward Arthur Dayman, M.A. Fellow Rev. G. T. Marsh, late Student Ch. Ch. of Exeter College, have been nominated W. Bucknall-Estcourt, Balliol Coll. Public Examiners in Literis Humanio
BACHELORS OF ARTS. ribus ; also, the Rev. the Principal of New Inn Hall, Mr. Claughton, of Tri
J. Y. Becher, Worcester Coll. nity College, and Mr. Dayman, of Exeter
C. J. Marsden, Student of Ch. Ch. College, to be Examiners for the Univer
H. G. Coope, Ch. Ch.
H. S. Eyre, Ch. Ch. sity Scholarship for the encouragement
E. U, Sealy, Ch. Ch. of Latin literature.
A. S. Larken, St, Alban Hall.
The Rev. Harold Hopley Sherlock, A SUMMARY
M.A. of Trinity College, Dublin; and
the Rev. Thomas Rothwell Bently, M.A. OF THE MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY.
of Trinity College, Dublin, have been January, 1838.
admitted ad eundem. Members Members
of Convocation. on the Books. 1 University . 119, .. 234
BRASENNOSE COLLEGE. 2 Balliol. . . 127 . .
Mr. Joseph Heathcote Brooks, M.A. 3 Merton . , 66 . 130
• of Brasennose College, has been elected 4 Exeter
a Fellow of that Society. 5 Oriel
318 6 Queen's . . 180
CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE. 7 New .. . 70
Mr. Henry Pritchard, Postmaster of 8 Lincoln .. 66
Merton College, has been elected Scholar 9 All Souls . . 78
of Corpus Christi College, on the Surrey 10 Magdalen 126
JESUS COLLEGE. 13 Christ Church 481
Mr. H. W. Lloyd, and Mr. T. Williams, 14 Trinity . . 116
280 bave been elected Scholars of Jesus 15 St. John's. , 117
228 College. 16 Jesus ... 53 . . 146
NEW COLLEGE. 17 Wadham . . 87
Mr. John Marsh, Mr. E. Huntingford, 18 Pembroke , 105 . . 181 and Mr.W. D. Mackenzie Bathurst, have 19 Worcester . 104
been admitted Scholars of New College, 20 St. Mary Hall 23 21 Magdalen Hall
QUEEN'S COLLEGE. 22 New Ion Hall 5 .
Mr. Daniel Race Godfrey, M.A, a 23 St. Alban Hall 10 . . 25 Michel Scholar of Queen's College, las 24 St. Edmund Hall 53. . 160 been elected a Fellow on that Foun
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE. Matriculations . . . . . . 421 The following gentlemen have been Regents . . . . . . . . 174 elected Scholars of University College : Determining Bachelors in Lent 277 Mr. William Henry Anderdon, Browne's
Scholar of University College, on the DEGREES CONFERRED.
Bennet Foundation ; Mr. Francis Tate,
Commoner of Balliol College, on the BACHELOR IN DIVINITY.
Yorkshire Foundation ; Mr. Joseph Cox Rev. William Evans, Trinity College
Algar, of Winchester School, on the
WADUAM COI LEGE ELECTION.
Three Scholarships will be filled up on Rev. T. L. Wolley, Magdalen Hall. the 30th of June. Natives of any county Rev. T. B. Levy, Taberdar of Queen's in Great Britain, under 19 years of age, Coll.
are eligible. To one of the Scholarships, Rev. T. Evans, Jesus Coll.
the kin of the Founder, if duly qualified, W. W. Woollcombe, Fell. of Exeter Coll. will have a preference. Rev. E. Geare, Exeter Coll.
The examination will begin at nine J. B. Mozley, Oriel Coll.
o'clock on Wednesday, the 20th of June, Rev. W. K. Sweetland, Worcester Coll. before which time the following docuRev. J. Pyemont, Lincoln Coll.
ments must be delivered to the Warden,
viz. Certificates of the candidates' baptism and of their parents' marriage, proper testimonials of conduct, and in the case of the Founder's kin, a pedigree certified under the seal of the Herald's College.
ASHMOLEAN SOCIETY.–At a meet. ing of the above Society, Mr. Professor Rigaud read a Paper on some early notices of Steam Navigation. The first attempt of this kind, which is mentioned by most writers on the subject, is that of Jonathan Hull, in 1736 : but there is in the Register of the Royal Society a paper, in which Papin proposed (Feb. 1709) to apply the Casselion engine to this very purpose. Mr. Rigaud gave the whole of this curious document, with Sir I. Newton's report on it, and the remarks of Captain Savery on the faults in the construction of the engine. These remarks are continued in two letters to Dr. John Harris, of which copies are preserved in the Register of the Royal Society. Mr. Farey is the only person who has been found to have noticed these facts, and he likewise points out that Papio had made a similar proposal in the Acta Eruditorum for 1690. It is remarkable that mention is there also made of projecting balls by the force of steam. As the first of Savery's letters contains some circumstances connected with his personal history (of which nothing has ever been collected), some few further particulars concerning bim were added, which have been recently traced out, and which are either entirely new or not generally known. In this part two unpublished letters were introduced, written by the Marquis of Worcester, about his steam engine, and the paper concluded with allusion to the steam vessel, said by
Captain Slidell to have been constructed at Barcelona in 1543.
Mr. Twiss, of University College, delivered a paper on “the Long Walls of Athens, and an inscription relating to them, discovered at Athens in 1829.” After a general review of the various statements in ancient authors, which have given rise to the difference of opinion on the subject of there having been three or two walls connecting the city with her ports, Mr. Twiss pronounced himself strongly in favour of the hypothesis of there having been only two lung walls. He considered that the allusions to a southern wall, of subsequent origin to the northern wall, were susceptible of explanation, by supposing that the orators alluded to two decrees of the public assembly, by the former of which a sum of money was voted for the completion of the northern, and by the latter for the completion of the southern wall. On this supposition the Phaleric and the southern wall would be identical with each other, and the intermediate wall of Plato, if a single wall is necessarily to be understood in the passage which occurs in the Gorgias, is only another expression for the same work, being intermediate between the city and her ports, in the same sense as Dion Chrysostom uses the word. The argument on this point was thus concluded--that the statements in Xenophon and Lvsias could not be reconciled with the hypothesis of there being three walls, whilst on the supposition of there having been two only, those in Thucydides, Plato, and the orators, admit of explanation ; so that if there were only two walls, all the statements in the historians and orators may be correct, but those in Xenophon and Lysias must be wrong, if there were three walls
CAMBRIDGE. The following Graces have passed the College, has been elected a Scholar upon Senate:
the above foundation. To grant to the late Vice-Chancellor from the common chest the sum of 1411. 18s. being the balance due to him, on
BATTIE'S SCHOLARSHIP. account of the Botanic Garden, for the Philip Freeman, of Trinity College, year ending at Michaelmas, 1837. has been elected a Scholar on the above
To affix the seal to an agreement for foundation. the commutation of tithes of the township of Treeton, and manor of Wales, in
Geo. J. Gennedy, M.A. St Johu's Coll.
John Wordsworth, M.A. Trinity Coll. Rowland Williams, Scholar of King's George S. Venables, M.A. Jesus Coll.
BACHELORS OF ARTS.
Charles Ward, M.A. of Brazennose College, Oxford, was also admitted ad eundem of this University.
Dowding Goren | Mills
At a congregation on Wednesday last, the following degrees were conferred :
DOCTOR IN DIVINITY.
MASTERS OF ARTS.
LICENTIATE IN THYSIC.
PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY. At a meeting of the Philosophical Society, the Rey, the Master of Christ's College, the President, being in the chair, Mr. Kelland, of Queen's College, read the first part of a paper on Molecular Attraction. Afterwards, Professor Henslow gave an account of the plants brought by Mr. Darwin from the Keeling Islands. These are coral islets of recent formation, lying to the south of Sumatra. They are of the form called lagoon islands, the average height of the land above the water not being more than six feet. These islands have only recently been inbabited by man. The indigenous vegetable species from them are 24 in number, and Mr. Darwin has brought home 22 of these, belonging to 21 genera and 18 different families.
DURHAM. The prizes proposed in December last, For the two best English Essays, to be by the Rev. F. W. Raymond, have been written by Undergraduatesadjudged as follows:
“On the Policy of Rome in the conFor the two best English Essays, to be duct of her Foreign Wars." written by Students in Theology, on the First prize, Meredith Brown, subject
Second prize, H. R. Watson. • The law was a schoolmaster to bring At a Convocation holden at Durham men to Christ.”
University, Mr. John William Bowden, First prize, Ds. Cundill,
M.A. of Trinity College, was admitted Second prize, Ds. Hick.
ad eundem of the above University,