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T. B. Daveny, Lincoln; J. R. Magrath, Oriel; W. Nisbet, Magdalen Hall; O. G. D. Nisbet, Oriel; R. C. Childers, Wadham; C. H. Lockhart, University.

In Philology.-T. C. Donkin, Worcester; J. R. Magrath, Oriel.

There were 22 candidates.


The election to this scholarship has terminated in favor of Mr. James Mew, Hody's Hebrew Exhibitioner of Wadham College.


May 27. The Vice Chancellor publishes to the University the following report of the board of classical studies, in accordance with the grace of the Senate passed May 17th, 1854:

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May 18. The board of classical studies beg leave to make the following report to the Senate.

They are of opinion that the work now imposed upon each examiner for the classical tripos is excessive, and almost impracticable within the time assigned. They think that it is not desirable to extend the time, but that the work may be lightened without impairing the efficiency of the examination by providing

First, that each composition paper shall be looked over, not as at present by all, but by three at least of the examiners, and the history paper by two at least.

And, secondly, that there shall be only two short translation papers on the fifth day, instead of four.

They also recommend that the classes be published on the fourth Thursday after the end of the examination, at nine o'clock a.m.

The board are of opinion that the third class should be arranged, like the others, in order of merit. It appears to them that the alphabetical arrangement, while it does not save time or trouble to the examiners, is unfair to the persons, of very different attainments, who are thus confounded together, and that the beneficial results aimed at by the present rule may be secured by a comparatively liberal use of brackets in classifying the lowest


They think also that the history paper ought not to be limited to any particular day.

The board therefore recommend that Nos. 3, 6, 8, and 9 of the regulations adopted by the Senate October 31, 1849, be modified in accordance with the above suggestions.

If the views of the board be adopted with respect to the discontinuance of the two short translation papers, future examiners will be required to diminish the marks now given to the composition papers and the history paper, in order to preserve the relative proportion between the subjects of examination.

The board regret to observe the gradual disappearance of questions, philological and other "arising from the passages set for translation," and beg to call the attention of future examiners to No. 3 of the regulations.

With regard to the history paper, they are of opinion that the questions should be so framed as to discourage the use of compendiums, and to promote the study of the original authorities, together with the best modern writers on Greek and Roman history.

The board desire again to call attention to a practical inconvenience arising from an omission in recent legislation-viz., that persons entitled to a B. A. degree by virtue of their having "passed the classical tripos examination to the satisfaction of the examiners," can only be admitted “ad respondendum quæstioni" in a bye term. Thus they are prevented from incepting in arts at the regular time-an arrangement which is manifestly unfair, which was not contemplated by the framers of the grace, and interferes with the rules of particular colleges as regards their scholars and fellows.

On this subject the board abstain from making any definite recommendations, in anticipation of impending changes of a more general nature, affecting the times of University examinations for the B.A. degree.






June 9.-In conformation with the regulations recently imposed by grace of the Senate with regard to the keeping of exercises by the candidates for honors in the law classes, the following plan of proceeding is published for their guidance:

1. The exercise shall be kept in the early part of the Michaelmas term. 2. The subject for the English thesis shall be the same for all the candidates.

3. Such subject shall be selected by the Regius Professor of Laws, and shall bear upon the history of the Roman or English law, or upon general jurisprudence.

4. The subject so selected shall be announced during the Easter term preceding the time fixed for holding the examination.

5. Each candidate may select for himself the particular question or subject for the viva voce discussion.

6. Such question or subject shall be of a more technical nature than the subject for the thesis.

7.—Each candidate must send the question so selected by him to the Regius Professor of Laws, in the course of the term preceding that in which the exercise is to be kept.

As regards the students who are not candidates for honors, their viva voce examination shall be held immediately after the written one-in two out of the list of subjects prescribed for that course-one of which shall be Roman law (of which translation of passages from the Institutes of Justinian shall form part) the other English law, as contained in those portions of Warren's Blackstone that may be prescribed for the examination.

The subject of the thesis for the exercises to be kept in the ensuing Michaelmas Term, 1858, is, "The Influence of the Prætorian Courts upon the legal Institutions and Jurisprudence of Rome."

J. T. ABDY, LL.D., Regius Professor of Laws.


JUNE 1.-At a Convocation held this afternoon in Bishop Cosin's Library, the warden (Ven. C. Thorp) presiding, the following degree was conferred :

Master of Arts.-The Rev. Francis Walsham, University College.

The Ven. Archdeacon Bland was appointed an examiner in theology for the current year, in the room of the Ven. Archdeacon Coxe.

The University Seal was ordered to be affixed to various leases.

A foundation scholarship has been awarded to Philip Henry Douglas, of Bishop Cosin's Hall; an open scholarship to John Casper Clutterbuck, of the same Hall; and the Barry scholarship (for theological students) to Barrow, University College.


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The following students were arranged in classes according to their answering, the names in each case being placed according to the order of merit:

First Class.-Ambrose W. Leet, Mag.

Second Class.-W. Francis Meredyth, Mag.

Third Class.-Henry Burrowes, D.; Edward H. Flynn, D.; Robert Burnett, D.; Urquhart St. George Mulville, D.; Mr. Francis E. Freman, John F. Cousins, D.

Prizes in Biblical Greek.-Robert Johnston, schol.; Albert I. M'Donogh, schol.; Wm. M. Guinness, schol., Addit.


Junior Sophister.-John Lyn, schol.

Senior Freshman.-Arthur William Foot.

Junior Freshmen.-John Cross, siz.; John E. Dickenson, John N. B. Woodroofe.


Senior Freshmen. -Mr. Robert K. Arbuthnot, Ralph Harden, Francis Kirkpatrick, Hussey B. M'Cartney.

Junior Freshmen.-Thomas Wouife, Benjamin Ball, Mr. Richard John Ussher, Francis Sadleir, Arthur B. Clare, William H. Symes.

Certificates. Archibald Wrixon, John Corbett.


Senior Freshmen.-Wm. H. S. Monck, Henry Hogan, Edward Kough, siz. Junior Freshmen.-John C. Smyth, Philip R. Pigott, William J. Webb, John Richards, John E. Dickenson, John N. B. Woodroofe.

Berkeley Medals, 1858.-Thomas Dudley, schol.; William J. Valentine, schol.


Senior Class.-Harloo Fleming.

Middle Class.-Nicholos Foster.

Junior Class.-Michael Kennedy, Charles Jordan, siz.; Robert Atkinson, Thomas Moriarty, John Alexander Long, Mr. Langlois Lefroy.



First Class.-Denis Fitzpatrick, schol.; James Clarke, Marlborough Cross; Albert I. M'Donogh, schol.; Charles M. Stack.

Second Class.-Mr. William Potter.

Third Class.-Mr. George W. F. Drought, Mr. Edward Corballis.

Unclassed Candidates who have been allowed the Examination, arranged alphabetically.-John Finnemore, Mr. Goodriche, T. T. Peacocke, Chichester Reade, John B. Ward, Robert A. White.

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The names arranged in the order of merit.


Mathematical Physics.-None.
Experimental Physics.-None.


Ethics. First Rank.-Lucas King.

Second Rank.-Conway Cartwright, Henry Stewart, William G. Murphy, John V. Smith.


Mathematical Physics.-First Rank.-George Cowell.
Second Rank.-James R. Stewart, Frederick J. Owens.

Experimental Physics.-First Rank.-Edmund Thomas Bewley, schol. Second Rank.-James R. Stewart, Robert A. Duke.

History and Logics.-First Rank.-William Sherlock.

Second Rank.-Henry Cromie, Andrew Robinson.

Classics.-First Rank.-Henry Tyrrell, schol.; John Lynn, schol.
Second Rank.-None.


Mathematics.-First Rank.-William S. Burnside, Frederick Purser, Matthew M,Conaghey, siz., John A. Stewart.

Second Rank.-Robert Robertson, Henry L. Smith, John George Birch, Mr. John Warren.

Classics.-First Rank.-William Kirk M'Kean, Arthur W. Foot.

Second Rank.—Jas. O'Shaugnessy, Henry Hogan, Michael O'Shaughnessy. Logics.-First Rank.-John M. Purser, Frederick Purser, John A. Stewart, Matthew M'Connaghy, siz.

Second Rank.-Owen L. Wynne, Francis W. Kirkpatrick, Arthur B. Irvine, Robert J. Robertson, Michael O'Shaughnessy.


Science. First Rank.-Francis A. Tarleton, Robert Ball, Thomas E. Little, John Corbett, James Mac Donnell, Henry Atwool.

Second Rank.-William Robinson, James C. Price, Richard J. Hezlett, George Smith, Henry J. Corbett, Charles F. Patterson, Stillon Henning, Mr. William Blunden, John E. B. Purdon, George C. F. Barnardo, Samuel Bell, Matthew E. Hare, Isaac J. Mann, Mr. Ernest G. Swift, Edwin Johnson, Luke A. Norman, Richard R. Drought.

Classics. First Rank -John Cross, siz.; James C. Price, Dodgson H. Madden, Field A. Swan, Campbell Fair.

Second Rank.-William A. Hume, Philip R. Pigott, Mr. Lewen, B. Weldon, Wm. W. Quinton, John E. Dickenson, Samuel Hopkins, Henry Peat, Alexander J. Dobbin, John M. C. Steinbelt, Mr. Earnest G. Swifte, Arthur B. Clare, Wm. A. Barnes, Danby Jeffares, Robert B. Gordon, Benjamin M. Ball, Robert M'Clintock, George Stewart.


Anatomy and Physiology.-Senior Class.-Edward H. Bennett, Edward A. Gibbon.

Junior Class.-F. A. Curran, A. Johnston.

Surgery. Senior Class.-Edward H. Bennett, Edward A. Gibbon.
Junior Class.-Edward Stamer O'Grady, William Graham.

Fellowship Examination.-The fellowship was awarded to John Leslie, Mag.

Prizes were awarded to Wm. Ferrar, D., and Leslie Breakey, Mag.

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Classical Scholars.-James S. Cluff, siz.; John P. Mahafy, Gerald Fitzgibbon, Jeremiah M'Carthy, siz.; James Rowley, siz.; Charles D. Field, siz.; John F. Davies, John G. Rice, John James Browne.

Science Scholars.-Anthony Traill, John N. Hoare, Thomas Wm. Bell, n. f. schol.; Richard E. Shakelton, Francis Checkley, siz.

School of Engineering.-At the supplemental examination for diploma, held in the Trinity Term, the following gentlemen were recommended for diploma: - Edward Townsend, M.A.; Thomas Martin, B.A.


RESULTS OF THE SCIENCE AND ART DEPARTMENT FOR 1857.-Summing up the general results of the action of the Department during 1857, which have been detailed in the preceding Report, it has been shown that the desire of the public to use the facilities offered by the State for the study of Science and Art is greatly on the increase.

The various Metropolitan Museums and Exhibitions in London, Dublin, and Edinburgh have been visited by 553.853 persons, being an increase of as many as 186,915 persons on 1856. The visitors to the Botanical and Zoological Gardens in Dublin have be... 168,098, showing an increase of

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