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MERTHYR TYDFIL URBAN DISTRICT…

MERTHYR TYDFIL SCHOOL BOARD.

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MERTHYR TYDFIL.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 5TH, 1896.

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)11:. D. A. THOMAS and Mr. Bryn Roberts made a plucky tight for a good cause on Thursday. Dr. John Rhys, principal of Jesus College Oxford, had met the Welsh members to discuss the Meyrick j Fund. It had been proposed that this fund, con- sisting of £ 20,000, should be included in the Central Board scheme. After discussion the Welsh members agreed to its elimination from that scheme, the money to be given in scholarships, tenable at Jesus^ to graduates of the Welsh University and Lampeter College. It was to this latter provision that the two mem- bers named objected. Mr. Bryn Roberts proposed that the scholarships be open to all Welshmen, and not confined to graduates of the University or Lampeter. Mr. 'lhomas seconded, but the motion was lost. As we said last week, the three Univer- sity Colleges have fairly captured the University from the stai t, and they have now virtually cap- tured the Meyrick Fund. It will answer their purpose just as well to have the Meyrick scholar- ships tenable at Oxford as at one of their own colleges, because the students will have to go through the latter on their way to the former. Mr. Roberts, in seeking to throw the scholarships open f to Welshmen generally, was only pursuing the course of policy he has advocated all along. From the beginning he has held the view that the Welsh University degrees should be granted to everyone who can pass the examinations. But that demo- cratic policy did not suit the three colleges, and I the degrees were limited to studeuts of those institutions. The Meyrick scholarships have now gone the wav of the degrees. All are perquisites, so to speak, of the colleges. In our humble opinion, the colleges are strong enough to stand on their own merits, and do not need all this artificial bolstering up. The Welsh University is now only an ad junct of the colleges, whereas it ought to be something greater and laid on a broader basis.

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M EET OF THE LLANWONNO HOUNDS.

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