Page images

At Magdalen Hall there are

(1) Three Scholarships (Lusby Scholarships), open without restriction, except that candidates, if members of the University, must not have exceeded the eighth Term from their matriculation. They are tenable for three years, and are of the inclusive annual value of £50.

(2) Four Scholarships (Meeke Scholarships), confined to persons educated at the Free Grammar School of Worcester. They are tenable for three years, and are of the inclusive annual value of £40.

(3) One Scholarship (Macbride Scholarship), of the annual value of £40, tenable for three years, and open without restriction.

(4) Two Scholarships (Lucy Scholarships), of the annual value of £25, tenable for three years, and confined to persons educated at Hampton Lucy School.

(5) Two Exhibitions (White and Brunsell Exhibitions), which are in the gift of the Principal. · In default of properly-qualified candidates from the favoured Schools, the Meeke and Lucy Scholarships may be thrown open to general competition. The examination usually takes place in Hilary Term.

At St. Edmund Hall there are (1) a Bible-Clerkship of the value of from £55 to £60 per annum, (2) an Organistship of the value of £24 per annum. Both are usually tenable for three years. The former is confined to persons who are in need of assistance at the University, and is given after a competitive examination. The latter is given by the nomination of the Principal. There is no limit of age.

At Keble, there are several Exhibitions, varying in value from £40 to £60 annually, which are open, without limit of age, to all persons who are not members of the University, and to members of the College and Unattached Students who have not exceeded one year's standing from their matriculation. They are awarded after a competitive examination, which is usually held in Easter or Act Term; the subjects of examination are—(1) Classics ; (2) General Questions; (3) Historical Questions, or Latin and Greek verses, as alternatives. They are usually tenable for four years, but the value of the fourth year's Exhibition is only paid if the holder is reading for Honours in some Final Honour School.


Two Exhibitions are offered every year by the Worshipful Company of Grocers for the benefit of Students in the University of Oxford not attached to any College or Hall. The Exhibitions are open to any Unattached Student who (1) Shall have proved to the satisfaction of the Delegates of

such Students his need of help; (2) Shall have resided in the University during one Term at

least (Easter and Act Terms being for this purpose

reckoned as one Term); (3) Shall have passed Responsions; and (4) Shall have been examined in such manner as shall from

time to time have been appointed by the Delegates

aforesaid. The Exhibitions are tenable for three years; and must in any case be vacated at the end of the eighteenth Term from matriculation, or on the admittance of the Exhibitioner as a member of any College or Hall in the University of Oxford.

Each Exhibitioner receives his annual stipend in two equal portions, as determined by the Court of Assistants, on production to the Clerk of the Grocers' Company of a certificate, signed by the Censors, and certifying that he has kept by actual residence such portion of the half-year as is required by the University Regulations; that he has during the same period been diligent in pursuing his studies; that his conduct has been entirely satisfactory; and that he is not in receipt of an income from Exhibitions, Scholarships, or other such emoluments exceeding in the aggregate £80 a year, exclusive of the Grocers' Company's Exhibition.


The University has recently accepted the sum of £6,000 sterling for the foundation of three Scholarships which are to be competed for annually in Easter Term under certain regulalations, of which the following are the most important:

The candidates for these Scholarships must be sons of clergymen of the Church of England who stand in need of assistance to enable them to obtain the benefits of an University education, and, if members of the University, Undergraduates who have not exceeded their third Term of residence.

For every election the Trustees appoint two or more Members of Convocation, not necessarily of their own body, to examine the claims of all persons wishing to become candidates. Every claim on which the judges so appointed cannot agree is referred to the Vice-Chancellor, and his decision is final. No person is received as a candidate without the consent of the Head or Vicegerent of his College or Hall or of the Censors of Unattached Students, or, if not already a member of the University, without sufficient testimonials. The names of those who have been found to be duly qualified are sent to the Examiners; and the election is then made upon the ground of merit only, except that candidates born in the West Riding of the County of York is cæteris paribus preferred.

Each Scholarship is tenable for three years from the date of election. If however a person not a member of the University is elected and his residence is deferred for more than one Term beyond the Term in which he was elected, he only has the profits of his Scholarship from the date of the commencement of his residence.

The Scholarships are not tenable with any Scholarship or Exhibition in any College or Hall, the annual value of which exceeds the sum of fifty pounds.




$ 1. General Conditions... THE University grants degrees in five Faculties, viz. in Arts, Music, Law, Medicine, and Divinity. The three latter are termed 'superior' Faculties, that is, the attainment of a degree in Arts, or at least the possession of the necessary qualifications for the attainment of such a degree, is a "condition precedent' for entrance upon them. Degrees in Music stand on a peculiar footing, and do not confer the privileges which are attached to a complete course of liberal study.

The special conditions which are required before a candidate is eligible to receive any of these degrees in ordinary course are mentioned below. Three further conditions are common to all degrees. (1) Candidates must obtain the consent of their College or Hall, or of the Censors of Unattached Students, as the case may be: this consent must be signified in writing to the Registrar on or before the day on which the degree is to be conferred. (2) They must obtain the consent of the University, for which purpose their names are publicly read out in Congregation by one of the Proctors. (3) They must give notice of their intention to become candidates, by entering their names in a book, which is kept for the purpose at the Vice-Chancellor's house, not later than the day before that on which they purpose to take their degrees.

When all the required conditions have been satisfied, the candidates are presented to the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors in the House of Congregation : those who are to be admitted to the degree of B.A., B.C.L., or B.M., give a promise to conform to the Statutes of the University; those who are to be admitted to the degree of M.A., D.C.L., D.M., B.D., or D.D., also give a promise in reference to their privileges as members of the House of Convocation"; and those who are to be admitted to the degree of B.D., or D.D., are further required to signify their assent to the Thirty-nine Articles and the Book of Common Prayer. The formula which is employed by the Vice-Chancellor in conferring the degrees of M.A., D.C.L., D.M., and in which the name of the Holy Trinity occurs, may be varied, if objection be urged.

§ 2, Special Conditions of the several Degrees.

1. DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS. (a) Candidates must have resided for twelve Terms within the limits of the University, under the conditions mentioned in Chapter I, S II: a certificate to this effect must be given by their College or Hall, or by the Censors of Unattached Students, as the case may be. And since the statutable time of residence in each Term is shorter than the Term itself, candidates who have resided for twelve consecutive Terms from their matriculation are eligible for their degree in their twelfth Term as soon as they have completed the statutable residence for that Term : for example, a student who matriculates in Michaelmas Term 1873, may be eligible for a degree in Trinity Term 1876, i.e. in about two years and eight months.

(B) They must exhibit to the Registrar, on or before the day on which they propose to take their degree, certificates of having passed the First and Second Public Examinations, i.e. (1) either the Testamur of the Classical Moderators, or, in the case referred to on p. 118. § 3. 1, a certificate of having been placed in a Class in Greek and Latin Literature, together with a certificate of having subsequently satisfied the Moderators in the Gospels or the substituted matter : (2) the Testamur of the Examiners in the Rudiments of Faith and Religion or in the substituted matter, (unless the candidate has obtained Honours in the School of Theology): (3) either the Testamurs of having passed one of the legitimate combinations of three subjects in the Pass School, or the certificate of having been placed in a Class in one of the Honour Schools, at the Second Public Examination.

( They must pay to the University a fee of £7 10s., unless thev have previously been admitted to, and have paid the fees

« PreviousContinue »