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Sect. II.-Of the Terms to be kept in the Sophister Years. 1. The final Degree Examination is held at the beginning of the Michaelmas Term of the Senior Sophister year.

2. No Student is permitted to present himself at this Examination, who has not previously kept three Sophister Terms, one of which must be kept by Examination in the Junior Sophister year, and one, either by Examination, or by Lectures in the Senior Sophister year. The third may be kept, either by Lectures or by Examination, in either year.

3. If, at the end of his Junior Sophister year, it shall be found that the Student has not passed at least one Examination in that year, he will be put down to the class below.

4. If at the beginning of the Michaelmas Term of his Senior Sophister year, a Student shall be found deficient in one of the three Terms necessary to qualify him for his Degree Examination, he will then be permitted to pass a supplemental Examination in the subjects of the Examination last omitted, and he may afterwards answer for his Degree at the beginning of the succeeding Hilary or any subsequent Term.

5. If, at the beginning of the Michaelmas Term of his Senior Sophister year, a Student be found deficient in two of the three preliminary Sophister Terms, he will be then permitted to answer a supplemental Examination in the subjects of the Hilary Examination of that year; and at the beginning of the succeeding Hilary Term he will be permitted to answer a second supplemental Examination in the subjects of the Trinity Senior Sophister Examination, after which he may answer for his Degree at the beginning of the succeeding Trinity, or any subsequent Term.

But if he should fail or omit to pass the former of these supplemental Examinations, he will in that case be put down by the Senior Lecturer to the class below.

6. If a Student, having kept the required Sophister Terms according to the foregoing rules, should nevertheless omit or fail to pass his regular Degree Examination at the beginning of the Senior Sophister Michaelmas Term, he will be allowed to present himself for examination in the same subjects at the beginning of the succeeding Hilary or any subsequent Term. But if, at the end of the succeeding Trinity Term, it shall be found that he has not availed himself of this privilege, he will be put down by the Senior Lecturer from the Candidate class to the then existing Senior Sophister class, with permission to answer for his Degree, on the same regulations as before, and as if he had originally belonged to that class.

SECT. III.-Of Students in the Ranks of Nobilis, Filius Nobilis,

and Fellow Commoner. 1. A Nobilis, or Filius Nobilis, is bound to comply with the foregoing rules as far as they relate to the Freshman years, and, having passed the general Michaelmas Senior Freshman Examination, he will be permitted to answer for his Degree at the Hilary or any subsequent Junior Sophister Examination, and will be admissible to the Degree of A. B. at the next succeeding Commencement of the University.

2. A Fellow Commöner is bound by the foregoing general regulations, as far as they relate to the two Freshmen years, and to the Junior Sophister year.

3. He may present himself for his Degree at the Examination held at the beginning of the Trinity Term of his Senior Sophister year, provided he have kept one Term, either by Lectures or Examination, in either his Senior or Junior Sophister year, in addition to the Examination required by the foregoing rules for rising from the Junior to the Senior Sophister class.

4. Should a Fellow Commoner omit or fail to pass his Degree Examination, or if, after the Trinity Examination of his Senior Sophister year, he should be found deficient in the second Sophister Term required, he will be allowed the same privileges of supplemental Examinations which are allowed to other Students by the foregoing rules.

5. Or if a Fellow Commoner, desirous to distinguish himself by becoming a candidate for Honors at the Degree Examination, should omit the Trinity Examination of his Senior Sophister year, be will be permitted (if qualified as hereafter required) to present himself at the Michaelmas Degree Examination of his year, and to compete with the other Students of his class for Moderatorships and other Honors. Or he may, at his option, answer the Trinity Examination for his Degree, and afterwards present himself for Moderatorships at the succeeding Michaelmas Examination.

SECT. IV.-Pririleges of Professional Students. 1. In the Junior Sophister year, Medical Students may keep Terms by attending the Lectures, or answering at the Examinations, in Science only. In all other respects they are bound by the fore going rules.

2. To obtain this privilege the Student must be matriculated in Medicine, according to the Act of Parliament, 10 Geo. III. c. 84, and must be in actual attendance on the full Courses of the Medical Session necessary for completing an Annus Medicus. (See p. 57.)

3. In the Senior Sophister year the subjects of Undergraduate Lectures and Examinations are divided into five Courses, viz. :

1. Astronomy; 2. Ethics ; 3. Mathematical Physics ; 4. Experimental Physics; 5. Classics.

Of these the first and second are compulsory upon all Students; the other three are voluntary, to this extent, that professional Students may omit any two of the three, and non-professional Students any one of the three. In other words, professional Students may keep terms (either in Lectures or at Examinations) by studying any one of the three voluntary Courses, whereas nonprofessional Students must study two of these Courses.

4. This privilege is allowed to Divinity Students, provided they have full attendance on the Lectures of Archbishop King's Lecturer, or the Regius Professor, and one of the Assistants, during the Term for which they claim such privilege.

The same privilege is allowed to Law and Engineering Students, provided they have full attendance on the professional Lectures of their respective Schools, during the Term for which they claim such privilege.

The same privilege is allowed to Medical Students, provided they shall have complied with Rule 2 of this section, during that portion of the Medical Session coinciding with the Term for which they claim such privilege.

3. But at the Degree Examination this privilege is allowed to such professional Students only as have completed full professional attendance on Lectures, in accordance with the regulations of their respective Schools, during the whole of the actual Academic year, or Medical session, preceding the Michaelmas Term of their Senior Sophister year.

6. Fellow Commoners answering for their Degree at the Trinity Examination of their Senior Sophister year will be allowed the privileges aforesaid they shall have had, up to that time, full professional attendance during the year, as far as was possible in accordance with the regulations of their respective Schools.

7. Students answering for their Degree at a supplemental Examination will be allowed the privilege of professional Students, provided it shall appear that they would have been entitled to such privilege at the regular Degree Examination of their class. But this rule does not apply to any other supplemental Examination. 8. Engineering Students are allowed, in the second

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of their Undergraduate Course, to take up the Physical Science of the Junior Sophister Class, and postpone the Logies for a year.

9. At any of the tirst five Examinations of the Freshman years, Students giving full attendance with the Woolwich Class during the previous Term shall not be liable to Examination in Classics, excepting only in Latin Composition. No Sophister Student shall be allowed to claim exemption from Classics, if he have availed himself of the privilege granted to Woolwich candidates as a Freshman".

• Decrees of the Board, February 9 and 16 1856.

SECT. V.--Honors and Prizes,

1. At each Term Examination, after the ordinary Examination of the class, examinations are held of those Students who are qualified to become candidates for Honors in the several departments of undergraduate studies in that class.

At the Michaelmas Examination in each of the first three years, prizes of £4 and of £2 are awarded by the Honor Examiners to the best answerers among the candidates. The limit of the number of first Prizes is the one-fortieth of the entire class, or the next integer below the quotient, should the number in the class not be measured by forty. The limit to the number of second prizes is double of the former.

At the Hilary and Trinity Examinations of each of the four years, Honors without Prizes are awarded; of which Honors there are two ranks, the limit to the number of each rank being determined as above.

The Senior Lecturer has power to grant a larger number of Honors and Prizes than would be allowed by the foregoing rule, whenever, on consultation with the Examiners, the answering of the Candidates shall be considered to warrant it.

No Student who has dropped a class will be allowed to present himself as a candidate for Honors at any Examination in a subject in which he has previously obtained Honors at the corresponding Term Examination of the Class from which he has degraded.

No Junior Freshman Student can present himself at any of the Honor Examinations of his year, either in Classics or Science, unless he has been recommended from the Term or Examination immediately previous, by his Lecturer or Examiner, in the particular department in which he desires to be a Candidate.

Students in the Senior Freshman and in the Sophister Classes may present themselves as Candidates for Honors, at the Honor Examination next following any Term or Examination for which they have obtained credit. if, however, any Student so presenting himself at an Honor Examination shall be specially reported by the Honor Examiners to the Senior Lecturer for insufficient answering, he shall lose credit for such previous Term or Examination.

2. At the Michaelmas Examination of the fourth year, Examinations for Moderatorships, with gold and silver medals, are held in each of the following subjects: 1. Mathematics and Mathematical Physics; 2. Classics ; 3. Logies and Ethics; 4. Experimental Physics; 5. History, Political Science, and English Literature.

Öf the successful candidates in the five departments there are two ranks, called Senior and Junior Moderators. The limit to the number of Moderators of each rank is determined as in the case of Hupors and Prizes at the previous Examinations.

The Senior Moderators receive gold medals, and the Junior Mode

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rators silver medals'; which are given to them publicly before the University, by the Chancellor or Vice-Chancellor, at the Commencements when they are admitted to their Degrees.

The first Senior Moderator in each department receives a large gold medal.

3. If, in any Term, a Student shall obtain Honors in all of the several branches in which it would have been necessary for him to answer, in order to obtain credit for the ordinary Examination the Term shall be counted to him as a Term kept by Examination. But this regulation does not apply to the general Michaelmas Examination of the Senior Freshman year, which must be passed by all Students, whether they have previously gained credit for the Term by Lectures or not; nor to the Degree Examination, for which special rules are provided.

4. At the general Michaelmas Examination of the Senior Freshman year, the Examiners mark their estimate of the merit of the answering by numbers, in each of the eight following subjects :1. Arithmetic and Algebra; 2. Pure Geometry; 3. Trigonometry ; 4. Logic; 5. Locke; 6. Greek; 7. Latin ; 8. Latin Composition.

Such Students as have answered sufficiently to be allowed the Examination are distributed by the Senior Lecturer, according to the order of merit, into the two orders of Classed and Unclassed.

The Classed Students are divided into three grades, in each of which the names are arranged in order of merit.

The Unelassed Students are arranged in alphabetical order.

5. At the Degree Examination, both of Fellow Commoners at the beginning of Trinity Term, and of other Students at the beginning of Michaelmas Term, the Examiners mark the merit of the answering by numbers, in the following subjects :-1. Astronomy; 2. Ethics (viz., a) Butler's works. b) St wart and Paley]; 3. Mathematical Physics (viz., a) Mechanics. b) Hydrostatics and Opties]; 4. Experimental Physics (viz., a) Chemistry. b) Heat. ) Electricity and Magnetism]; 5. Classics (viz., a) Greek. b) Latin c) Latin Composition).

At the end of this Examination the Senior Lecturer determines the relative value of the answering by taking the average numbers for each Student; and arranges the candidates who have passed the Examination into the two orders of Classed and Unclassed.

The Classed candidates are divided into three grades. The first grade consists of the Moderators, to be elected at a different Examination, held in each of the five departments before mentioned (No. 2), and the Respondents, or best answerers at this general Examination. The Respondents, even though they should not be elected Moderators in any of these five departments, have the privilege of acting as Moderators in the public University Disputations for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts. They are also entitled to receive honorary Testimoniums, which are publicly presented to them by the Chancellor or Vice-Chancellor, at the Commencements when they are admitted to their Degrees.

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