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call on the tutor as soon as may be after his return, that his Rediit may be registered.
If return is delayed beyond the commencement of the lecture course, account must be sent to the tutor.
· ÆGROTAT.-When illness befals a student, his physician or medical attendant, as soon as he has seen the case, writes a certificate called an' Ægrotat,' signifying that his patient is unable to attend his college duties: this is sent to the dean and the tutor for signature, and then delivered at the kitchen. Should the illness contiuue, the Ægrotat must be renewed, i.e., the certificate, must be sent again as before on the first day (Friday morning) of the college-week. This is requisite also to avoid the daily charge for hall commons.
Special certificates are required for particular cases, as absence from examinations.
CHAPEL (12.)-In retiring after service all go out in order according to their standing : thus the freshmen and other undergraduates do not leave their seats until the bachelors of arts have passed and then they in their own order.
LIBRARY (13.)—The sub-librarian is one of the scholars.
The student can also obtain books from the university library, as well as admission to the several museums, by application to the tutor of his college, or to such master of arts as he is at liberty to apply to.
LECTURES (9.)—The lectures in Hebrew are given at the end of Lent term, by the Hebrew lecturer.
The catechist gives his lectures in moral philosophy to the junior sophs in the Easter term. Abercrombie's Moral Feelings is the text-book.
Hall (10.)— The senior of each year, or the senior at the table, on any occasion will communicate with the cook, if any want is found, or ease for remark occur at the table. In other cases in like manner the senior will be looked to to represent his year. HE THAT DESPISETH SMALL THINGS SHALL FALL BY LITTLE AND LITTLE."
Paper sent on the admission of a Student. It is requested that written Answers to the following questions, fully and carefully e made, may be sent at admission, or delivered by the Student on coming into
residence. 1. Name of student or names, in full ? 2. Of what age?
With a certificate of baptism (if it may be obtained without difficulty). 3. Where born ? 4. What place or places of education ? 5. Where resident? 6. What the office, Christian name, profession, or occupation of the student's
Caution, or deposit............... 15 00 s. d.
5 10 0 23 5 10
2 15 10 It is requested that with the payment made through bankers the name may be carefully specified.
Notice of the subjects of lecture during the first year of the course, and period of commencing, is printed in the preceding January; and a copy thereof sent to the student after admission.
Paper to be signed previous to a Student entering Lodgings. I have engaged the lodging kept by
street, at by the week, from the day of for weeks in the
term, 18 N.B. The licence and rules are to be shown before the lodgings are engaged : and no person in statu pupillari belonging to college will be permitted to occupy any lodgings until this form, filled up, and signed by himself and the owner of the lodging, has been countersigned by one of the tutors.
Paper given to every Tradesman, who is permitted to send in bills to the Tutors. The students' bills with tradesmen are taken in by the tutors, upon the under
standing that the following conditions are faithfully and punctually fulfilled :1. That the full amount of debt which every student of the college has con
tracted with the tradesmen in the quarter, be sent in to the tutor at the
end of each quarter, on a day appointed by him. 2. That in those cases where it is desired that the student's bill be paid through
the tutor, a complete and true bill of the articles supplied to each student
be also sent, with the amount. 3. That one such bill be entered in a book to be provided by the tradesman :
and a copy of the same be forwarded, either together with the book to the tutor (as at present done), or to the student at the beginning of the fol
lowing quarter. 4. In cases where the student means to pay a bill himself, the full amount of
his quarter's bill, to be entered, with the name of the student, in a separate column of the book; and a copy of the bill to be sent quarterly to the
student himself, 5. That all proper facility be afforded to a student wishing to pay his bills him
self within the quarter or year. 6. That in any case of doubt or difficulty about a dealing, the earliest reference
be made to the tutor. NOTE.—The tradesmen are requested to pay attention to the entry of the names in their books, adopting the order on the boards, as given in the University Calendar. The bills taken in by the tutors will be paid at the end of a year from the time at which the college accounts are sent out.
The tutors purposing to give all fair assistance to tradesmen in obtaining the settlement of their accounts with the students of the college, expect on the part of the tradesmen due attention to their business with the college, as to the reasonableness of prices, the quality of articles, and punctuality in their dealings; points which tend to establish the tradesman's character, and to promote mutual satisfaction.
Weekly Return Paper for Lodging House Keepers.
Thurs. Friday Sund. | Mond. | Tues.
This bill to be filled up and returned to the porter's lodge every Thursday
morning before ten o'clock. If a gentleman comes in without cap and gown, this mark X is to be affixed
to the name. If a gentleman, on any occasion, does leave the house after ten o'clock in the
night, the hour of his so going out, as well as of his return, is to be noted
in this bill. N.B. Every morning, before ten o'clock, a return, relative to the previous night,
must be sent to the porter's lodge.
PROPOSALS FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN INDUSTRIAL TRAINING INSTITUTION
FOR SCHOOLMISTRESSES, FOR THE DIOCESE OF ROCHESTER. At the annual meeting of the Herts. Division of the Board of Education for the Diocese of Rochester, held at St. Albans, on the 7th of April last; the Bishop of Rochester in the chair-a resolution was adopted, recommending the establishment of an institution for the training of schoolmistresses for the diocese of Rochester, with especial reference to industrial employments; and a committee was appointed by the bishop, consisting of members of both the Essex and Herts. boards, to consider the expediency of attempting to found such an institution for the diocese, and the probability of its success.
In pursuing the inquiry, which they were thus directed to make, the committee have become even more sensible than before, of the importance of the contem-plated object, both to the improvement of the present system of educating the poorer classes, and to the interests of the managers and supporters of schools.
The difficulty of obtaining competent mistresses for schools, especially in the rural districts, is universally felt and lamented. The training institutions, now in existence, are insufficient to supply the demands even of the dioceses in which they are in operation ; and the clergy and managers of schools are constrained to employ the services of mistresses confessedly incompetent to conduct the work of education in a satisfactory manner.
An institution for the special supply of well-trained schoolmistresses for our own diocese, would obviously present the best means of successfully meeting this fundamental difficulty.
But it has also become very apparent, that the want of systematic instruction in industrial employments, renders our education far less popular than it might be made, more especially in the schools for females. It is a just and common complaint, that girls educated in these schools are not prepared for the active and manual employments, which it will be their chief business in after life to fulfil. The unsatisfactory results of this defect are too frequently perceptible. If engaged as domestic servants, they are found to be unacquainted with the common duties of their place; and, as daughters or wives, they are helpless, untidy, and improvident, because they are ignorant of the common principles of household management, and the economy of food and clothing, and are often unable even to make or mend their own, or their husband's and children's clothes. A most desirable advance will consequently be made in education, if it be found possible, in schools for females, to furnish competent and regular instruction in these common arts of domestic usefulness and economy. This object can only be accomplished by an
effective method of training the future mistresses of our schools in the practice of those arts, and in the habit of teaching them to others. Impressed with this view of the case, the committee cordially concur in the recommendation that the industrial system shall form a prominent feature in the proposed training institution.
The promises of liberal assistance to such institutions, which are contained in the Minutes of the Committee of Council on Education, have given birth to these proposals. For they hold out the hope of such large annual grants from the government, that the committee are warranted in believing, that this training institution, when once in active operation, and with its full complement of pupil. will scarcely need any local subscriptions for its maintenance. The clergy, therefore, and managers of schools throughout the diocese, may expect to command the supply of competent mistresses,without being called upon for any inconvenient contribution to the annual expenses of the institution.
Another direct, and very considerable advantage, must also be borne in mind. In the present state of things, the salary of the schoolmistress is usually defrayed from the local funds, which are often so deficient, as either to impose a heavy burden upon the clergyman, or to compel the employment of a less competent teacher. But to every mistress, who goes out of the proposed training institution, to take the charge of any school, the government engage to make an allowance equivalent, in most cases, to one-third of her salary, relieving thereby the clergyman, or the local managers, to that amount, and securing to them, at the same time, the services of an efficient mistress.
This is a consideration worthy of all attention from those who are interested in promoting the education of the poor, for it gives a vast impulse to that great work, by opening the way to obtain mistresses of a superior character for their schools, without any necessary increase of the local burdens.
The committee have ascertained that the probable wants of the diocese of Rochester will be adequately supplied by an institution capable of containing sixty pupils. It is therefore intended to make the requisite arrangements for training that number of schoolmistresses. The system would embrace, in addition to the usual educational routine, a regular course of practical instruction in all the branches of useful household employment, such as cutting out and making plain clothes, washing, ironing, baking, cooking, &c., and the whole ordinary work of a domestic servant.
It is intended that a practising school should form a part of the institution. The committee are anxious that it should also, if possible, embrace an infant school, in which the pupils may have an opportunity of becoming acquainted with the system of infant training, in order that they may be prepared to undertake the education of the youngest children where it may be required.
The management of the institution would be entrusted to a female superintendent, who would be responsible for its entire government; and to a chaplain, who would have the charge of the religious instruction. There will be a committee of the diocesan board of education, appointed by the bishop, under whose direction, and occasional inspection, the institution will be carried on, and in whom will be vested a general authority of supervision over all its departments. The superintendent would, of course, be a person competent to direct the entire system of intellectual, as well as of industrial instruction, and to give to the latter of these branches that practical efficiency, which is indispensable to the success of the whole plan.
It might seem difficult to secure the services of any one endowed with these varied qualifications for carrying out a system somewhat special and novel in its character; but the committee have been fortunate enough, in the course of their inquiries on this subject, to meet with such a person-one possessing both natural aptitude and ability for teaching; and the experience of some years, acquired in the management of the female training school at Whitelands. Her husband, also, who is a clergyman, and formerly connected with the National Society's Boarding Institution for schoolmasters, appears to be well calculated for the office of chaplain. The success of all educational institutions is mainly dependent upon the personal qualities of those who are at the head of them, and it would, therefore, be a most important step towards the efficiency of the proposed institution, to obtain the services of two persons, so peculiarly well qualified for their respective duties by taste, ability, and experience. But the committee have not ventured upon this decisive measure at present. Their first step must be to ascertain the feeling of the friends of education throughout the diocese, with regard to the projected undertaking. With this view, these proposals are now submitted to their consideration; and the result will determine, whether the amount of support which they call forth, in aid of the establishment of the training institution, will justify the attempt to confer upon the diocese so great and permanent a benefit.
The institution, when once established, as has been already stated, may be regarded as needing little, if any, local support. The whole expense of it will, accordingly, consist in the first purchase of the site--in the erection of the requisite buildings-and the supply of any deficiencies of receipt from the pupils, or from the government, during the first three years.
As the assistance from the government will be in proportion to the outlay, and to the satisfactory nature of the arrangements, contained in the building and its appurtenances, for industrial training, the committee are disposed to recommend the erection of new buildings, rather than the purchase and adaptation of any already existing; unless such should happen to be found in a favourable locality, and well calculated for the purpose.
In the former case, the estimate for the purchase of the site, and the completion of the requisite buildings, is £7,700.
Towards this amount it is believed, that £3,000, at least, will be received from the committee of council; and £700 may probably also be procured from other grants of a public nature, leaving £4,000 un provided for.
But, in addition to this expenditure, the committee calculate that £1,000 may be required to carry the infant institution through the difficulties of the first three years. For it is suggested, if a satisfactory return be made to these proposals, that the establishment be commenced forthwith, and the school conducted in some temporary residence, until the permanent buildings are ready for occupation.
There will therefore remain the sum of £5,000 to be raised, if possible, by voluntary contributions throughout the diocese; a large sum indeed, but bearing a small proportion to the amount of good which may fairly be expected to arise from this valuable institution. And it may reasonably be hoped, that at the present juncture, so critical in the development of the system of national education
-so pressing in its claims upon the sincere friends of the Church, that she may be enabled to maintain her legitimate position as the instructor of her own children;
the liberal and the wise will be disposed to submit to a temporary sacrifice, which they would not be called upon to make, were an object of inferior importance at stake.
While the committee feel, that it would be premature, even if it were possible, to determine any thing definitively with regard to the site, they would suggest, that it be in some central position with reference to the general convenience of the whole diocese.
N.B.-As the expenditure requisite for the erection and first maintenance of the institution, will be spread over three years, it is proposed, that any donations towards it, if such be the desire of the contributor, may be divided into three equal sums, and be paid in three successive years.
CHARLES B. PEARSON,
G. B. BLOMFIELD,
CAMBRIDGE VOLUNTARY THEOLOGICAL EXAMINATION, 1847. Examiner :-Rev. John James Blunt, B.D. (St. John's College), Lady Margaret's
Professor of Divinity.
1. What were the charges on which our Lord was condemned? Can you that they were made according to the character of the tribunals before which he