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They recommend for this purpose that, in the case of every Candidate or Honors in any Tripos, the Prælector of his College should be required to end to the Registrary before the commencement of the Examination a Cer. ificate of the date of admission of such Candidate and of the Terms which ve has kept, signed and sealed, as usual, by the Master of the College or his Locum tenens.

Also, that a Syndicate should be appointed consisting of the Vice-Chan. ellor, the Vice-Chancellor of the preceding year, the two Proctors, and the Registrary, who should meet together in every year on the first day of Exanination for each of the Honor Triposes, or as soon after as may be, to exanine the certificates sent as above required ; to ascertain in what cases persons who have degraded have received permission to be Candidates for Honors, ind in the case of any Candidate claiming to be entitled to an Honorary legree whether such claim be valid ; to ascertain further, whether the Canlidates have passed the Previous Examination according to the rules pre. cribed for it, and also in the case of Candidates for Honors in the Classical fripos, the Moral Sciences Tripos, and the Natural Sciences Tripos, whether hey have passed the other requisite Examinations and performed the requisite Exercises; and finally to inake known to the Examiners in each case, as oon as may be after the commencement of the Examination, the names of hose persons who are daly qualified in point of standing and other circumtances to be Candidates for Honors.

Confirmed by Grace of the Senate, March 17, 1852.

ADMISSION OF THE QUESTIONISTS, On Saturday after the first Monday in the Lent Term there is a Congregation in the forenoon; at ten o'clock, the wbole number of Candidates for degree appear in the Senate House. Two papers exhibiting a list of the Questionists arranged according to their merits, or seniority, are hung on the pillars for public inspection.

One of the Bedells calls up the Houses, and the Senior Moderator makes a Latin speech?; the Vice-Chancellor șitting in the chair, and the Moderator standing on his left hand.

The Junior Proctor delivers to the Vice-Chancellor the list of Honors and Seniority, subscribed thus, “Examinati et approbati d nobis ;" (viz. the Proctors, Moderators, and other Examiners.)

The Caput is then called for passing the Supplicats of the Questionists,

The Prælector, or Father of his College, presents to the Caput two papers on behalf of each Candidate : 1. The Supplicat having the name of the Candidate in full, and of his

College on it, and signed by himself. 2. A certificate, signed and sealed by the Master of the College (or

his locum-tenens), shewing that each Questionist has kept the required number of terms; if otherwise, the deficiency is mentioned in the Supplicat, and a certificate explaining the cause is

delivered to the Caput by the Father. I the order of the Tripos is published in the bat claims it by prescription, no Supplicat la Seante-House, on Friday Morning at nine. 2 At present omitted.

lor, and read by the Senior Proctor in the Regent. 3 For a Student of King's College, wbo under- House only. Ben no exarnination for the Bachelor's degree,

offered. A Grace is shewn to the Vice-Chancel

If any Questionist have been prevented by illness from keepin all his terms, the Certificate to be delivered to the Caput is to be i the following form:

I hereby certify to the Senate and University of Cambridge, that Mrof College, has been under my care from the - day of till ti

day of ; and that during that time he could not with safety, o account of his health, return to Cambridge. Witness my hand this day of

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C.D. (Residence.)

(M.D. or Surgeon.) The Registrary shews to the Caput that every Candidate ha subscribed that he is bona fide a member of the Church o England; and that he has passed the Previous Examination.

The Vice-Chancellor reads the Supplicats to the Caput, and h writes Ad. on those that are admitted.

When they have been all read, one of the Bedells carries then into the Non-Regent House, to the Scrutators; the senior read: them, and if all are approved, he says, Omnes placent. But i any are disapproved of, he says, A.B. fc. non placent, reliqua placent.

The Supplicats are then carried into the Regent House, where the Senior Proctor reads them. If all are approved of, he says, Placent omnes; placeat vobis ut intrent. If any are disapproved of, he says as above.

The Supplicats are then delivered to the Registrary, who writes on them, Lect. et conces. die - Jan.

In the mean time, the Candidates put on their hoods over their Undergraduate gowns, and the School-keeper gives to each of them a printed copy of the declaration he is to make

at his admission. The Vice-Chancellor takes the chair before the table, and a Bedell having desired the respective Fathers to be in readiness with their Sons, he precedes the Father of the Senior Wrangler (the rest of the Fathers following with their Sons) to the ViceChancellor.

The Father, taking the Senior Wrangler by the right hand, presents him in these words:

Dignissime Domine, Domine Pro-Cancellarie, et tota Universitas ; prasento vobis hunc juvenem, quem scio, tam moribus quam doctrina, esse idoneum ud respondendum quastioni, idque tibi fide meå præsto, totique Academiæ.

1 The Caput scarcely ever grants more than one "A.B. has been under my care from the grotat term. An ægrotat term is never allowed

9th Oct. to 14th Nov., " or * from the if the applicant has omitted to reside any single

12th Nov. to 17th Dec. term subsequent to that for which he applies, In the Easter term the certificate must cover without indeed he produces a formal certificate the first half. of illness to account for such omission. An agro. If the certificate of miners be for the Michaellut term is never allowed for sickness before resi- mas or Lent Term and only covers the first hall, dence.

the applicant is expected to come up and reside The dates in the certificate of illness must cover the remainder of the Term. the first or second half of the term; for example,

The Senior Wrangler then takes the oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy; and the Senior Proctor (with his colleague standing by him) reads to him the following declaration :

Affirmabis, quod nihil er iis omnibus sciens volens prætermisisti, quæ per Leges aut probatas Consuetudines hujus Academiæ ad hunc Gradum, quem ambis adipiscendum, aut peragenda aut persolvenda requiruntur ; nisi quateaus per Gratiam ab Academiú concessam tecum dispensatum fuerit.

Dabis fidem quod Cancellario et Pro-Cancellario nostro comiter obtemperahis: et quod 'Statuta nostra, Ordinationes, et Consuetudines approbatas obserrabis.

Dabis fidem quod in Bibliothecam publicam admissus jure isto tuo ita uteris ut quantum in te est nihil inde detrimenti capiat Bibliotheca.

Dabis fidem etiam quod Compositionem inter Academiam et Collegium Regale factam sciens volens non violabis.

The Senior Wrangler replies, Ita affirmo et ita do fidem.

He then kneels down before the Vice-Chancellor, who, taking his hands between his own, admits him in these words:

Auctoritate mihi commissá, admitto te ad respondendum quæstioni, in nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti. Amen.

The Father of King's next presents his Sons: then the Questionists of Trinity and St John's are commonly presented, and after them those of the other Colleges according to the seniority of the Fathers. Four or five are presented at once, the Father saying, Præsento vobis hos juvenes quos, fc.

As soon as they have been presented, they are directed by one of the Bedells to the south side of the Senate-House.

When all have been presented, they are divided into parties of ten or twelve; one of each party takes the oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and the Senior Proctor administers these oaths to the remainder, saying, Eadem juramenta, quæ præstitit A.B., in sua persona, vos quoque præstabitis in vestris personis, 8c.

The Senior Proctor then repeats to the whole party the Declaration, Afirmabis quod, fc., and each individual replies in succession, Ita affirmo et ita do fidem.

When all have been sworn, and have made the declaration, they are admitted by the Vice-Chancellor in the order in which their names stand in the list signed by the Proctors and Examiners.

When the admissions are concluded, the Vice-Chancellor dissolves the Congregation.

Bachelors of Arts are called either Ordinarii or ad Baptistam. The Ordinarii are admitted on the last Saturday in January, or on any day after that Saturday, and not later than AshWednesday. The last day of the admission of Ordinarii is Ash-Wednesday. All who are admitted after Ash-Wednesday are called ad Baptistam. These lose their year: for example, a Bachelor admitted after Ash-Wednesday in 1853, is a Bachelor of 1854. No person (except an invalid with a certificate from the Examiners) is allowed to take a degree as an Ordinarius who has not undergone the general examination in the January of that year: if unsuccessful in that examination, he may be re-examined before Ash-Wednesday; and, if approved, he may be admitted on

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Ash-Wednesday. Those who are admitted to their degree of B.A at any other time are said to go out in Bye Term. Their examina tion takes place in one of the Schools, and is similar to that of the ordinary rollou. When “examined and approved" by the Mode rators and Examiners, their names are arranged alphabetically, and not according to merit. Their seniority is reserved in the class of oi rollou after those who are admitted as Ordinarii of the succeed. ing year.

In addition to the Examination previously described, it is also necessary to insert the following Plan of Examination, confirmed by Graces of the Senate.

REGULATIONS FOR THE MORAL SCIENCES TRIPOS, ADOPTED BY

THE SENATE, Oct. 31, 1848'. 1.-That a New Honor Tripos be established, to be called the Moral Sciences Tripos, the places in which shall be determined by an Examination in the following subjects: Moral Philosophy,

General Jurisprudence,
Political Economy,

The Laws of England. Modern History, 2.–That the Examiners for the Moral Sciences Tripos be the Regius Professor of Law, the Professor of Moral Philosophy, the Professor of Modern History, the Downing Professor of the Laws of England, the Professor of Political Economy, together with one additional Examiner to be nominated by the Vice-Chancellor and appointed by Grace of the Senate; and in case any of the above-mentioned Professors be prevented from examining in any year, Deputies to examine instead of them shall be nominated by the Vice-Chancellor and appointed by Grace of the Senate.

3.- That the Examination for the Moral Sciences Tripos shall commence on the 2nd Monday after the general admission ad respondendum quastioni and shall continue four days.

4.—That all Students who shall have passed the Examinations and kept the Exercises required for the Degree of Bachelor of Civil Law, or of Bachelor of Physic be allowed to become Candidates for Honors in the Moral Sciences Tripos in the fourth Lent Term and fifth Lent Term after the completion of their first term of residence: and all students who shall have passed the Examinations entitling to admission ad respondendum questioni, may be Candidates for Honors in the Moral Sciences Iripos next and next but one succeeding such Examination.

5.-That the Candidates for Honors in the Moral Sciences Tripos whom the Examiners shall deem worthy of an Honor shall be arranged by them in three Classes, the places being determined by estimating the aggregate merits of each Candidate in all the Subjects of the Examination : and that in these Classes, marks of distinction shall be affixed to the names of such of the Candidates as have shewn eminent proficiency in particular subjects.

1 The Report of the Syndicate says, “The various other branches of Science and Learning Syndicate admitting the superiority of the study which are daily acquiring more importance and of Mathematics and Classics over all others as a higher estimation in the world, and for the the basis of General Education, and acknow. teaching of which the University already posledging therefore the wisdom of adhering to our sesrce the necessary means." present system in its main features, are neverthe 9 The account of the Prizes given by Dr jess of opinion that much good would result from whewell is inserted in the Calendar after ibat affording greater encouragement to the pursuit of of the Adams Prize.

6.—That the Candidates for Honors who are of the standing of Middle Bachelors be classed separately in a Middle Bachelors' Moral Sciences Tripos.

7.That Students who shall have passed the Examination for the B.A. degree be admitted to be Candidates for Honors in the Middle Bachelors' Tripos, whether they have been Candidates or not for such Honours in the Moral Sciences Tripos or Natural Sciences Tripos open to Commencing Bachelors of their standing. But that the two prizes now given to the best proficients in Moral Philosophy, be given only to Candidates for Honors in the Commencing Bachelors' Tripos.

8.-That both Students in Law and Students in Medicine becoming Candidates for Honors in the the new Triposes in the fourth and fifth Lent Terms after the completion of their first Term of residence be classed with the Commencing and Middle Bachelors respectively.

9_That no Student who has degraded be allowed to become a Candidate for Honors in the Moral Sciences Tripos, without leave first obtained from the Syndicate appointed to examine into the cases of applicants for permission to become Candidates for Honors after they have degraded.

REGULATIONS FOR THE NATURAL SCIENCES TRIPOS, ADOPTED

BY THE SENATE, Oct. 31, 1848. 1.-That a New Honor Tripos be established, to be called The Natural Sciences Tripos, the places in which shall be determined by an Examination in the following subjects:

Human and Comparative Anatomy, Botany,
Physiology,

Geology.
Chemistry,
Mineralogy, excluding the Mathematical part of Crystallography.

2.-That the Examiners for the Natural Sciences Tripos be the Regius Professor of Physic, the Professor of Chemistry, the Professor of Anatomy, the Professor of Botany, the Woodwardian Professor of Geology, the Professor of Mineralogy, together with one additional Examiner to be nominated by the Vice-Chancellor and appointed by Grace of the Senate ; and in case any of the above-mentioned Professors be prevented from examining in any year, Deputies to examine instead of them shall be nominated by the Vice-Chancellor and appointed by Grace of the Senate.

3.—That the Examination for the Natural Sciences Tripos shall commence on the 6th Monday after the general admission ad respondendum quæstioni and shall continue four days. Note.—The other Regulations are similar to those for the Moral Sciences

Tripos.

REGULATIONS FOR THE CLASSICAL Tripos EXAMINATION,

ADOPTED BY THE SENATE, OCTOBER 31, 1849. 1.-That the Classical Tripos Examination shall commence in each year on the fourth Monday after the general admission ad respondendum questioni, and shall continue during five days and the morning of the sixth day; the hours of attendance being from Nine till Twelve in the morning, and from One till Four in the afternoon. 2.-That the following persons only shall be admitted to Examination :

(1) Those who shall have obtained Honors at the Mathematical Examination of the preceding January.

(2). Those who, having been declared by the Moderators and Examiners for Mathematical Honors in the preceding January to have

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