RECORD: Darwin, C. R. et al. 1878. [Memorial to the Vice-Chancellor respecting the Examination in Greek in the Previous Examination]. Cambridge University Reporter (7 December): 206-207.

REVISION HISTORY: Scanned, OCRed, corrected and edited by John van Wyhe 3.2007. RN2


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PEMBROKE COLLEGE LODGE. December 3, 1878.

The following Memorial has been received by the Vice-Chancellor,1 and is published by him for the information of the Senate:

TO THE REVEREND THE VICE-CHANCELLOR, AND THE COUNCIL OF THE SENATE, OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE.

We, the undersigned,

Considering the fact that the present regulation, according to which a knowledge of Greek is required from all Candidates for the Previous Examination at Cambridge, has the effect of excluding a large and increasing number of able and deserving students from the benefits of a University Education,

1 John Power (1818-1880). This memorial was discussed by the University Senate which approved a Grace on 20 March 1879 for the appointment of a Syndicate to consider the memorial and its implications. (Reporter 25 March 1879.) A report was not published until March 1880. The memorial was only one of many in long and circuitous debate about University reforms. This memorial was also reprinted in The Times (9 December 1878): 6.

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Respectfully pray that the Authorities of the University will be pleased to take into consideration some means whereby Candidates for an Honour Degree may be relieved from the obligation of passing an Examination in Greek.

J. J. HORNBY, Eton College.

G. RIDDING, Winchester College.

C. B. SCOTT, Westminster School.

F. W. WALKER, St Paul's School.

H. M. BUTLER, Harrow School.

T. W. JEX BLAKE, Rugby School.

E. M. YOUNG, Sherborne School.

E. A. ABBOTT, City of London School.

H. W. EVE, University College School.

S. DILL, Manchester Grammar School.

A. S. WILKINS, Owens College.

 

ABERDARE.

MATTHEW ARNOLD.

T. CARLYLE.

FREDERICK CAVENDISH.

B. M. COWIE.

C. DARWIN.

J. LLEWELYN DAVIES.

F. EXON.

F. W. FARRAR.

W. E. FORSTER.

M. E. GRANT DUFF.

J. L. HAMMOND.

J. D. HOOKER.

HOUGHTON.

LAWRENCE.

T. H. HUXLEY.

R. C. JEBB.

J. MANCHESTER.

JOSEPH B. MAYOR.

H. J. ROBY.

A. P. STANLEY.

W. SPOTTISWOODE.

W. H. STONE.

G. O. TREVELYAN.

J. TYNDALL.

C. J. VAUGHAN.

H. W. WATSON.


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