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required for Responsions, or Euclid, Books I, II. (5) A portion of some Greek and of some Latin author, e.g. Euripides, Hecuba and Medea, and Horace, Odes I—III, with the Ars Poetica, or equivalents.
At Wadham the Examination comprises (1) One Greek and one Latin Author, chosen by the Candidate, such as — Two plays of Sophocles or Euripides, or Five Books of Homer, or Four Books of Xenophon's Anabasis. The Georgics of Virgil, or Five Books of the jEneid, or Three Books of the Odes of Horace with one Book of either the Satires or the Epistles, or Four Books of Caesar; or portions of other Classical Authors of like quantity, (a) Translation from English into Latin Prose. (3) Greek and Latin Grammar. (4) Arithmetic.
(5) Euclid, Books I, II, or Algebra as far as Simple Equations. (6) An easy passage of unprepared Latin, and one of Greek, may also be set.
Higher attainments in any special subject may, under certain circumstances, be allowed to compensate for some deficiency in the ordinary subjects of examination.
At Pembroke, the Examination is usually held two days before the beginning of the Term in which the candidate proposes to reside. The subjects are the same as are required at Responsions.
At Worcester the Examination is held at the beginning and end of every Term. The subjects are:—(I) The Hecuba and Alcestis of Euripides. (2) Cicero, de Amicitia and de Senectute. (3) Latin and Greek Grammar. Other books may, with the consent of the College, be substituted for those which are here mentioned. (4) Translation from English into Latin Prose. (5) Arithmetic. (6) Euclid, Books I, II, or Algebra to the end of Simple Equations. Candidates who hold certificates which exempt them from Responsions are exempted also from the College Examination.
At Keble the Examination is held in October for residence in October or January. The subjects are:—(1) Euripides, Hecuba and Medea, or Sophocles, Ajax and Electra. (2) Virgil, the Georgics, or Horace, Odes I-III with the Ars Poetica. (3) Euclid, Books I, II, or Algebra. (4) Arithmetic. (5) Greek and Latin Grammar. (6) Latin Prose. (7) Easy passages of Greek and Latin, not specially prepared beforehand. Candidates who have passed any Examination which granls exemption from Responsions are excused all these papers except
(6) and (7).
Candidates to whom rooms have been promised receive them in the order in which their names are entered upon condition of coming up to the College standard in the Matriculation Examination; but, in exceptional cases, persons who have applied too late to receive a promise of rooms are allowed to offer themselves on the chance of being selected by the Warden to fill such extra vacancies as may fall in.
At Hertford the Examination is held on the Thursday before the meeting of the College each Term.
Candidates are examined (unless they have obtained any Certificate, or have passed any Examination which excuses them from Responsions) in the following books and subjects, viz. (i) Euripides, Hecuba and Alcestis; (2) Virgil, Georgics; (3) Latin Prose Composition; (4) Latin and Greek Grammar; (5) Arithmetic; (6) Euclid, Books I, II. Other Greek and Latin Books may be substituted for those above mentioned, provided that the quantity in each case be not less than is required for Responsions.
At the Halls candidates are usually required to satisfy the Principal that they are likely to pass their University Examinations within a reasonable period of time, but it is not necessary to pass any Examination as a condition of admission.
3. Fees. The sums payable to a College or Hall on admission usually consist of (1) an admission-fee, (2) caution-money. Both these sums vary in amount at different Colleges; the latter is a deposit which is held by the College or Hall as a guarantee against possible loss, and is not required when, as at New College, Keble College, St. Mary Hall, and St. Edmund Hall, the battels are, or may be, paid either weekly, or in advance at the beginning of each Term: it is always returned when the name is removed from the College books, and sometimes at an earlier period. The sums payable under both the above-mentioned heads, and also the regulations as to the return of the caution-money, are specified on p. 231.
§ 2. Requirements of the Delegates of Non-Collegiate Students.
Persons who desire to be admitted to the University without becoming members of a College or Hall must apply to the Delegates of Non-Collegiate Students through the Censor, who is bound to satisfy himself that the candidates are of good character, that (unless they are of mature age) they have the consent of their parents or guardians to their living in lodgings, and that they are likely to derive educational advantage from becoming matriculated members of the University.
The Censor and Tutors hold an examination of candidates for matriculation at the beginning of every Term. The subjects of the ordinary examination are:— (1) Three Books of Homer, or One Greek Play, or an equivalent amount of some other Greek author. (Candidates are advised to offer either the Hecuba or the Alcestis of Euripides; or Homer, Odyssey VI-VIII, as these are the most useful books.)
(2) Three Books of Virgil's jEneid, or Three Books of the
Odes of Horace, or an equivalent amount of some other Latin author.
(3) Translation from English into Latin.
(4) The elements of Greek and Latin Grammar.
(5) Arithmetic, including Fractions, Decimals, and Pro
(6) Euclid, Books I, II, or Algebra, the first four Rules,
Fractions, and Simple Equations. Each candidate must forward to the Censor, at the Old Clarendon Building, Broad Street, Oxford, some time before the day appointed for the examination,
(1) A testimonial of good conduct and character;
(2) A certificate of his parents' or guardians' consent to his
living in lodgings, or of his being of age.
Persons coming to the University as Non-Collegiate Students with the intention of taking a Degree, and not merely for the purpose of special study, are recommended to pass Responsions before entering; and if they have not done so, they will be required to pass that Examination within two Terms from their matriculation (Easter and Trinity Terms being counted as one Term), unless they obtain the special permission of the Delegacy for deferring the same.
Non-Collegiate Students must reside in the Term in which they matriculate, and must ordinarily continue to reside without break from their matriculation to the time when they pass the First Public Examination.
Persons coming to the University for the purpose of special study are required to show proficiency in their special study before they are admitted.
The fees payable by these Students at the time of their Matriculation are specified on p. 242.
§ 3. Matriculation. When a student has satisfied either of these two sets of requirements, he is eligible to be presented to the ViceChancellor for formal enrolment on the Register (Matricula) of the University. This enrolment, which must take place within a fortnight of his being entered on the books of a College or Hall or of the Delegates of Non-Collegiate Students, is called Matriculation. Until it has taken place, a student, although he may be a member of a College or Hall, is not a member of the University.
At the appointed time the persons to be matriculated are taken in their proper academical dress to the Vice-Chancellor. They write their names, in Latin, in a Register. They pay the requisite fees. They are then addressed in a short Latin formula by the Vice-Chancellor, and receive from him a certificate of Matriculation, together with a copy of the Statutes of the University. From this time they enjoy all the privileges of Undergraduate members of the University, and are at the same time amenable to University discipline.
The fees payable to the University on Matriculation are specified on p. 228.
§ 4. Re-admission and Migration.
No person in statu pupillari (i. e. who has not taken the degree ofM.A., B.C.L., B.M ., or one of the superior degrees) whose name has been removed from the books of a College or Hall, or of the Delegates of Non-Collegiate Students, can be re-admitted to the same or any other College or Hall, or migrate to another College or Hall, or become a Non-Collegiate Student, except under the following conditions:—
1. If his name has been removed in any other way than that of expulsion, he must produce a certificate signed by the Proctors that notice has been received by them of his intention to apply for leave to be re-admitted, or to migrate, together with a written permission and written testimonial of good character from the College or Hall to which he belongs, or last belonged, or from the Delegates of Non-Collegiate Students. In case of such permission or testimonial being refused, the Chancellor of the University may, if he think fit, grant his consent in writing for such re-admission or migration.
2. If he has been absent from the University for at least one year, the certificate referred to in the preceding paragraph is dispensed with.
3. If he has been expelled by the authorities of a College or Hall, or by the Delegates of Non-Collegiate Students, he cannot be re-admitted unless the Chancellor of the University has heard the case, and given his consent in writing for his re-admission.
II. OP RESIDENCE.
No member of the University is eligible for any degree in ordinary course (except a degree in Music) until he has resided, under certain conditions, within the limits of the University.
These conditions affect (1) the time, (2) the place of residence.
§ 1. Of the Time of Residence.
The academical year is divided into four Terms: Hilary (or Lent) Term, which begins on January 14 and ends on the day before Palm-Sunday; Easter Term, which begins on the Wednesday in Easter-week and ends on the Friday before Whitsunday; Trinity (or Act) Term, which begins on the Saturday before Whitsunday and ends on the Saturday after the first Tuesday in July; and Michaelmas Term, which begins on October 10 and ends on December 17. All residence, to be recognised as such, must take place within the limits of these Terms: but it is so far from being necessary to reside during the whole of these Terms, that, whereas they occupy on the average about thirty-four weeks, the requirements of the University may be satisfied by a residence of eighteen weeks in the year; that is to say, it is sufficient for an Undergraduate to reside for forty-two days (not necessarily consecutive days) in the course of Hilary Term, or for the same length of time in the course of Michaelmas Term, and for twenty-one days in the course of Easter Term, or for the same length of time in the course of Trinity Term. In the case of Hilary and Michaelmas Terms these days of residence must fall wholly within the Term for which residence is counted; a deficiency of even one day out of the forty-two cannot be compensated for by any amount of residence in another Term. But since Easter and Trinity Terms have been made continuous, a residence of forty-eight days in the two Terms conjointly, in whatever way those days are distributed between the two Terms, is accepted as equivalent to a residence of twenty-one days in each Term separately.