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historical (of the British empire).
Subjects to which Examination may be extended :
Whether candidate exhibits a decided inclination to any, and what subject of intellectual pursuit, rather than another? What attainments he has made in that subject.
INSTRUCTION OF A CLASS IN THE PRESENCE OF THE INSPECTOR.
whether graphic ?
whether they are likely to carry away, much, or little of it Examination, whether animated.
whether judicious. General impression of the candidate's qualifications for the office of teacher, as well in respect of attainments and skill in imparting knowledge, as of the influence which such a person may be expected to exercise in a school for the poor. Class of certificate proposed to be awarded.
(Signed) 1 -Examiner in-
OXFORD MATHEMATICAL CLASS LIST.
CLASS 1. John George Dodson, Gentleman Com.
moner of Christ Church. John Henry James, Scholar of University. George Osborne Morgan, Scholar of Wor.
cester. Francis Turner Palgrave, Fellow of Exeter. Thomas Collett Sandars, Scholar of Balliol. Robinson Thornton, Fellow of St. Johu's.
CLASS II. Richard M. Benson, Student of Christ
Church. Richard Doddridge Blackmore, Scholar of
Exeter. Henry Barnes Byrne, Scholar of Oriel. Sir Archibald Campbell, Commoner of
Christ Church. Arthur Augustus Lea, Commoner of Wad
ham. Edward Miller, Fellow of New College. Francis Morgan Nichols, Scholar of Wad
ham. George Sclater, Commoner of Balliol. Henry Percy Smith, Commoner of Balliol. Frederick Swaine, Commoner of Worces
ter. George Wood, Scholar of University. Robart Blaney Wright, Scholar of Wor.
George William Pigott, Commoner of
Exeter. William Smart Prout, Cammoner of Wor.
cester. Charles Trimmer, Scholar of Corpus. Walter Morley Unwin, Commoner of
University. Thomas Gascoigne Welch, Commoner of
Henry G. Baker, Commoner of Exeter.
ham. Cholmeley Cradock Glascott, Commoner
of Balliol. Richard St. Leger Glyn, Commoner of
Balliol. William Henry Harrold, Commoner of
Wadham. William Henry Jackson, Scholar of Brase,
nose. Edmund Savory, Commoner of Oriel. David Lewis Williams, Scholar of Jesus.
CLASS IV. Frederick Banks, Commoner of Magdalen
Hall. William Wyndham Baring, Commoner of
Christ Church. Collings Carré, Gentleman Commoner of
Magdalen Hall. Charles Du Cane, Commoner of Exeter. Samuel George Harris, Commoner of
Exeter. John Macnaught, Commoner of Wadham. Humphrey F. Mildmay, Gentleman Com
moner of Christ Church. Henry Vere Packe, Commoner of Brase
State Interference with Church Schools. -At a meeting of the Oxford Diocesan Board of Education, held November 3d, at Christ Church (the Lord Bishop of the diocese in the chair); the following im. portant address to the Committee of the National Society was unanimously agreed on:
“The Oxford Diocesan Board of Education desire to lay before the Committee of the National Society the expression of their alarm at the attempt which has recently been made by the Committee of Privy Council to enforce certain management clauses in the trust deeds of national schools, as the conditions of their receiv. ing aid from the funds voted by Parliament.
“ The board objects to such a course for many reasons
1. It seems to introduce a most dangerous precedent, the enforcement of such clause being a wholly new feature in the operations of the Privy Council, and unauthorised by Parliament.
“2. It appears to them a virtual infraction of the mutual understanding between the Privy Council and the heads of the church, the existence of which has given confidence to churchmen in their communications with the Privy Council.
" 3. It seems to them most injudicious to fetter the liberty hitherto enjoyed by the founders of national schools, because such restrictions must tend to relax those private efforts, which the board deem it of the greatest importance to foster and increase.
“ The board would further suggest to the Committee of the National Society, that the particular management clauses recommended for adoption, in recognizing the distinction between secular and religious instruction, virtually subvert the great principle, hitherto maintained by the society, that religion must pervade the whole process of education, instead of forming a separable accident in its detail; and they would earnestly press on the committee the consideration whether the form of trust-deed which could most safely be recommended would not be one which should reserve to the minority of any committee a right of appeal to the bishop of the diocese, and, if required, to the archbishop of the province.”
Hubert Phillott, Exhibitioner of Corpus.
St. Augustine's College, Canterbury.-This institution, established for the education of a colonial clergy, which it was expected would have been now ready for the reception of students, is not yet completed, and it is not expected that it will be opened until January. At present the principal quadrangle only has been completed, including the chapel, hall, library, and apartments for fifty students, with the requisite accommodation for the officers and servants of the college.
St. Matthew's Schools, Buckley.-On Thursday the 4th instant, Buckley was the scene of a most gratifying religious festival, on the occasion of laying the foundation stone of new national schools to be erected there. Morning service commenced at eleven, A.M. The rector and ordinary of the parish, the Rev. Henry Glynne, M.A., took his seat on the north side of the altar, having the Rev. Canon Blomfield on his right hand. The Rev. Henry Jones, Vicar of Northop (for many years a curate in the parish), sat on the south side, while the seat on the side of the chancel was occupied by the Rev. W. Brewster, Curate of Hawarden; the Rev. J. E. Throughton, Curate of St. John Baptist; and the Rev. E. W. Harris, Curate of St. Mary's, Broughton, in the same parish.
The morning service was said by the Rev. H. P. Ffoulkes, Curate of St. Matthew's, the responses being chorally made by the choir, as is usual in this church. The Venite was sung to a Gregorian chant, and the Psalms of the day to three other Gregorian chants. The first lesson was i ead by the Rev. W. Brewster, and was followed by the Benedicite, sung to a single chant by Purcell. The second lesson was read by the Rev. J. E. Throughton, after which the Benedictus was chanted to a Gregorian tone. The anthem, taken from Psalm lxxxi, followed after the third collect, 1, 2, 3, by Palestrina, a very fine but difficult composition, and, considering that there was no instrument to assist the voices, was very well sung by the choir. After morning prayer, the eighth Psalm, new version, was sung to a tune of a simple but ecclesiastical character; and then
the rector commenced the communion service, the Rev. H. Jones reading the epistle. After the Nicene Creed, the Rev. G. B. Blonifield, Canon of Chester, ascended the pulpit, and preached a sermon from Philippians ii. 4, 5, enforcing the duty of contributing to the support of schools. On the conclusion of the sermon, the offertory sentences were read by the rector, while the alms of the congregation were collected by the churchwardens, amounting to £29 75. 5 d., which were reverently placed on the altar, and the service concluded with the prayer for the church militant, a collect, and blessing. The procession was then arranged in becoming order for proceeding to the site of the schools.
On passing out of the churchyard, the choir commenced chanting the Te Deum to a Gregorian chant, commonly called Tallis, which was sung with great effect, and was severally joined in by all who accompanied the procession down the road to the field, ending just as they arrived at the site. This was in a field adjoining the churchyard, on the north-west side, an area of ground liberally given by Sir S. R. Glynne, Bart. Here the rector, clergy, and choir took their places on the west and south sides, the schools occupying the south-east, the workmen standing in front of the stone, and the rest of the square that had been railed out occupied by the congregation and multitude who had assembled on the spot. The service for the laying of the stone then commenced with chanting Psalm cxxvii, to a Gregorian tone, which was followed by versicles, the Lord's prayer, and collects.
While the workmen were preparing for laying the stone, the choir sang-the anthem, (called at Canterbury “The Stran. gers' Anthem,”) from 1 Kings viii. 28–30.
During the anthem, which was most charmingly sung by the choir, and elicited universal admiration, the workmen with the greatest verence and decorum arranged the stone by lowering it to the proposed bed. This being done, the Hon. Mrs. Glynne was requested to perform the ceremony, which she immediately did with the usual formalities, saying
“ To the honour of Almighty God, I lay this foundation stone of these schools, to be called St. Matthew's Church School, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.–Amen.”
The service was then resumed, consist. ing of the collect for the seventeenth Sunday after Trinity, and the following prayer and thanksgiving :
The Prayer.-0, Most Glorious and Blessed Lord God, who dwellest on high, but beholdest all things below, look down, we humbly beseech Thee, upon the work
we have this day begun, and pour out Thy blessing upon it. Accept, O Lord, this solemn dedication of our labours to Thee, and prosper the designs of us Thy servants to Thine own glory, and the edification of our brethren. Regard with Thine especial favour all who shall be engaged in this work, and graciously preserve them from all dangers and accidents; that labouring in Thy fear, and being always under the protection of Thy good Providence, they may prosperously complete the work that has been given them to do, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
The Thanksgiving. We yield Thee humble thanks, O Heavenly Father, that Thou hast vouchsafed to call us to the knowledge of Thy grace and faith in Thee. Increase this knowledge and confirm this faith in us evermore. Give us Thy Holy Spirit, that being born again and made heirs of everlasting salvation, through our Lord Jesus Christ, we may continue Thy servants and attain Thy promises, through the same Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the same Holy Spirit, one God, world without end.--Amen.
The choir then sang Psalm cl. to the grand chant, and the rector dismissed the assembled multitude with the apostolic benediction. At the conclusion of the ceremony a large new flag was unfurled, exhibiting to the spectators the design of the new school, tastefully painted by Messrs. Morris, of this city. The band then struck up a march, and the procession moved off the ground to the school-room yard, which had been converted into a large dining
room, being covered over with tarpaulins, kindly lent for the occasion by J. W. Eyton, Esq., and the Messrs. Crockford. Here 293 children sat down to a hot din. ner, while the teachers of the schools, choir, band, workmen, &c. were accommodated in a similar way in the boys' school.
For the company, a handsome luncheon was provided in the girls' school, by Sir S. R. Glynne, of which, between sixty and seventy partook, after the children were dismissed from their dinner. (About the same number sat down to the dinner laid out in the boys' school.) The day was dull in the morning, but about nine o'clock brightened up, and was beautifully fine all day. Many of the working-classes appeared in their holiday clothes, and the day seemed by general consent to be kept as a holiday; and no doubt will long be remembered by many with great delight, as one of unmingled joy and gratification.
The earnest and church-like spirit of these proceedings was worthy of all commendation ; and, indeed, we know of no parish where more anxious efforts are made to minister to the temporal and spiritual good of the inhabitants than in Hawarden. We understand, that as the present insufficient schools at Buckley form part of the parsonage-house, they could not be conveyed to trustees for the education of the children of the poor, and, therefore, the privy council refused to grant any sum towards their improvement. It has therefore been determined to build new schools adapted to the requirements of the district.
During the last month the following books have been received :
Academic Unity: a Sermon, by the Rev. C. Wordsworth, D.D. (Rivington.s):
Practical Hints on the Moral, Menta!, and Physical Training of Girls at School, by Madam de Wahl. 12mo. pp. 190. (J. W. Parker.)
Mathematics as a Portion of a Liberal Education ; a Lecture delivered before the Teachers' Society of the North of England. By James Snape, Principal of the Grammar School. Newcastle.
Church Schools and State Interference, a Letter addressed by permission to the Right Hon. W. E. Gladstone, M.P. By the Rev. G. A. Denison. 8vo. pp. 36. (Rivingtons.)
History of Rome for Young Persons. By Mrs. Hamilton Gray. 2 vol. 12mo. (Hatchard.)
A Manual of Definitions, Introductory to the Astronomy of the Globes. 12mo. pp. 46. (J. W. Parker.)
English Spelling, with Rules and Exercises. By G. F. Graham. 12mo. pp. 136. L'Interlocutore Italiano : ossia, Moderni Colloquii Italiani. Da Giulia Benelachi. 12mo. pp. 268. (Longmans & Co.)
Caldwell's Musical Review, Part 5.
ADULT schools and literary institutes, 443., Deacon schoolmasters, 201.
Education, object defined, 150; improved
aspect of, 10; Bishop of London on, 30;
as connected with the parochial system,
question in 1847, 3 ; Education v. crime,
Endowments, engrafting national schools
on old, 35.
269, 313; Royal Agricultural College,
want of, 58, 214.
cred history, 101, 217.
Geography in England and Wales, 449.
Government scheme, debate in the House
sica! ditto, 159 ; prize subjects, 38; meeting at Leeds, 160; ditto at Ripon,
Greek and Latin compared with Hebrew
catechism on types of holy baptism, 95.
Harvest holidays, meetings of teachers in,
History, study of, 342.
Hook (Dr.)and the educational question, 54.
Lessons in seed time and harvest, 213.
Liberal education suited to all, 340.
Lily (Wm.), biographical sketch of, 366.