By Denys Arthur Winstanley

ISBN-10: 1108002285

ISBN-13: 9781108002288

Denys Arthur Winstanley (1877-1947), used to be a Fellow of Trinity collage from 1906 until eventually his loss of life. His paintings integrated 4 very important books at the background of the college of Cambridge among 1750 and 1882. This quantity describes the various reforms to the academic method made in the course of the early Victorian interval: adjustments in collage and collage statutes, reform of the examinations, the root of Downing university and of Regius Professorships. Adopting an episodic instead of chronological strategy, he's in a position to tease out particular controversies of the interval equivalent to a contested switch of Mastership in Trinity, or the fight for strength within the Fitzwilliam Museum Syndicate. The large ancient learn during this e-book implies that it holds its worth this day as a competent resource of knowledge for historians of schooling within the early 19th century.

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X This was by far the best ending to a story which is only worth retelling because it is so very characteristic of its day. When the University and the colleges were living under antiquated statutes which could not possibly be strictly enforced and were therefore constantly broken, a disregard of statutory obligations was only thought of as a venial offence, and hardly even as that if it was a means to a worthy end. It is therefore not surprising that virtuous and conscientious men, like Green and Butler, did not scruple to evade a statute which stood in the way of what seemed to them a desirable course of action.

Thus it fell to Simeon and a few other leading evangelicals in the University to accomplish a project which they had not initiated; and for a time it seemed likely that they would fail to perform their selfappointed task. The Vice-Chancellor, when approached by Professor 1 William Cams, Memoirs of the Life of Charles Simeon (1847), p. 313 note. * Ibid. 2 Other strict churchmen in the University also expressed strong disapproval; and in consequence of this outcry, many influential persons, both at Cambridge and elsewhere, declined to attend the meeting, even though Lord Hardwicke, the High Steward, had promised to take the chair at it.

UNDERGRADUATES IN BONDS 27 among its members three University Scholars, seven Chancellor's medallists, twelve Brown medallists, and several who had distinguished themselves in the Senate House Examination. It would have been better if Dr Wood had been more candid, and frankly admitted that he objected to persons in statu pupillari taking an interest in political questions. Yet his hypocrisy, though he did not know it, was homage paid by the old world to the new. Not many years before, undergraduates had been forbidden to participate in a movement for advancing a knowledge of the Bible, and it had been taken for granted that they ought to be restrained from doing so.

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