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rP"" ABERYSTWYTH COLLEGE. MEETINGS OF THE COUNCIL ANB GOVERNORS. SPEECHES BY JUDGE B. T. WILLIAMS, MR L. P. PUGH, M.P., MR D. DAVIES, M.P., MR STUART RENDEL, M.P. ARCHDEACON GRIFFITHS, &c. PRESENTATION OF PRIZES. A LIVELY SCENE. Meetings of the Council and Governors of the above institution were held in the Library of the College on Monday and Toes- day, and in the afternoon of the latter day a public meeting for the distribution of prizes to successful students was held in the Examin. ation Hall. The first meeting of the Council was held on Monday evening. The chair was taken by Judge B. T. Williams*- Q,C., there being also present Messrs Stuart Rendel. M.P., D. Davies, M.P., L. P. Pugh, M.P., Arch* dtacon Griffiths, A. C. Humphreys-Owen, J. F.- Roberts, John James, and others. The council diacusi-ed the proposed conference, and the general opinion was that it was premature. The following resolution was agreed to with reference to the matter :That this council, whilst recognise ing the value of common action on the part of all- interested in intermediate and higher education in Wales, does not consider it desirable to accept tbia. invitation of the North Wales College to join in the proposed conference." The meeting was protracted tor two and a half hours, several other matters- being discussed, includiug the report of the senate- for the dispusal of the increased vote for scholar- ships. A second meeting of the council was held on Tues*- day morning, when Mr T. Davies, Bootle, presided, and the following scheme of scholarships to be offered for competition was approved of :— The following scholarships and exhibition, open to male and female candidates above the age of 15, will- be offered for competition at the com. mencement of next session, September 17th, 1884, One scholarship of .£50, given by D. C. Keeling^ Esq., Liverpool. One scholarship of .£50, given by Thomas Daviega Esq., Bootle. *One scholarship of .£50, given by the Principal of- the College. Five scholarships of £40. Six scholarships of £25. Six scholarships of £15. Six exhibitions of £ 10. Any of the scholarships may be renewed at the end of the Session in case of speeial progress in the studies of the Session. *Candidates for this scholarship must have passed the Matriculation examination of the University of London. All candidates will be examined in not less than four or more than six subjects, to be selected from the following list 1. English Language. 2. History, either English or European, including Political Geography. 3. Greek. 4. Latin. £ Unseen Translation, Grammar, and. 5. French. C easy composition. 6. German. J 7. Geometry, Euclid 1., II., III., and either IV. or VI., or the subjects thereof. 8. Arithmetic and Algebra. The latter will not extend beyond the subjects treated of in Hambliu Smith, Parti. 9. Physics Statics and Dynamics or Light and Heat. 10. Inorganic Chemistry: Non Metals. 11. Elementary Biology (as treated in Huxley and. Martin's Practical Biology). 12. Hebrew: Genesis, Chapters i-ir; Psalms, I-XVI Grammar and easy Composition. 13. Deductive Logic and outlines of either Induc- tive Logic or Psychology of Intellect. Scholarships for general proficiency will be awardetl on the results of the examinations in these subjects. Candidates may, however, obtain scholarships for special merit by taking additional papers in any one of the following branches *1. English Language and Literature, and Modern History. In Literature and History, at least one of the periods set for the Intermediate or B.A. exanii-an. tions of the London University during the last foug years must be offered. *II. Classics Unseen Translation, Grammar and Composition. *111. Modern Languages French, Germans Welsh. (Any one or more of these may be offered). Unseen Traaslation and Composition. ^Candidates in these branches may also be examined viva voce in books offered by them. IV. Mathematics: Arithmetic, Algebra and Tri- gonometry. Geometry, Euclid I-IV, VI and XI, or the sublects thereof. Geometrical and Analytical Conics. §V. Natural Science: Either Chemistry and Physics; or Animal and Vegetable Morphology and Physiology. VI. Oriential Languages any one or two. VII. Logic, and Mental and Moral Philosophy. §There will be a practical examination in the subjects of this branch. Sessional Scholarships, X20 each :— Classics-John Davies, Nanthir, Denbighshire. Mathematics-B. C. Morgan, Aberystwyth. English and German—R. J. Williams, Festiniog. Philosophy—T. J. Williams, Narberth, Pem. Natural Science-No candidate. Candidates must notify to the Registrar, on or before September 3rd, 1884,the subjects or the branch of study in which they wish to be examined. It was also agreed that the services of Mr Brough and Mr Davis, lecturers in philosophy and biology respectively, should be retained for the coming session. Other arrangements as to the matter of the staff were referred to a meeting of the staff committee which will shortly be held. A meeting of the governors was held Li the library of the College Hall on Tuesday at uoon, when there were present-Mr T. Davies, Bootle, in the chair;. Mr L. P. Pugh, M.P Mr David Davies, M.P;, Mr Stuart Rendel, M.P., the Venerable Archdeacon (,f Llaudaff; Judge B. T. Williams, the Rev Principal: Edwards; Mr Stephen Evans, London Mr J. F.- Roberts, Manchester; Mr W. Williams, H.M.I, of schools; Mr John James, mayor of Aberystwyth j. Mr Humphreys Owen, GartbmyI Mr Hughes, London and Mr Rogers, secretary. The Secretary was called upon to read the minutes- of the last meeting, whieh were confirmed. The Principal said that he had received the re-- port of the examiners, which was very satisfactory.. It bad been presented to the Council with much ap- proval, but with their consent he would postpone reading the list until the meeting in the examination hall, to be held at three o'clock. The Chairman expressed the pleasure which they all felt at seeing Mr Stuart Rendel with them, al- though he was not a governor, but he was looking; forward to the time when- he would become one, and would be of essential assistance to them (hear, hear)<^ They all knew how much Mid-Wales was indebted to him for the endeavours which he had exercised in obtaining for Aberystwyth that which was its just right. He bad had a few opportunities of see- ing the skill and tact which he exereised during a long period, and it must be to them a source of grati- fication that his endeavours were crowned with such success (applause). Mr David Davies, M.P., who was warmly cheered, said that he had a few words to say. He was sorry that he was obliged to go with the train at 2.40 as he had to be in South Wales, and therefore could not attend the afternoon meeting. They knew very well that this was a critical time with the college^, and some friends had been urging them not to, accept anything less than £4,000 from the Govern. ment, but they did not feel justified in refusing £ 2,500, when they could get no more (bear, hear). He might mention that Mr Mundella had told him that it entirely rested with the people of this district and the college whether they should have the < £ 4,000' or not; that if they did their work well and satis- factory to the Government—in other words, if they did the same amount of work as Bangor-they should have the same grant as Bangor (applause)* He only mentioned this so that they should put their shoulders to the wheel, and do what they could. He knew that Mid-Wales was poor, but ho did not know that they were poorer than Bangor (laughter) certainly they had a few slates, but it was a bad time there now. All they had to do was to put a spurt on, and make s little effort so as to bring the amount up to the £ 4,000. They were under some disadvantage, but be had beelz