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Oxford Notes. ON St. David's Day an evensong in Welsh was sung in the chapel of Jesus College. Principal Rhys read the Lessons, and the sermon was preached in English by Canon Fowler, of Reading. IN the evening, a University Dinner was held at the Randolph Hotel, under the manage- ment of Mr. Aubrey Roberts, of Jesus College, who was mainly responsible for the scheme. Covers were laid for forty. The chair was taken by Mr. Idwal Griffiths, Fellow of St. John's. A good array of Welsh talent was secured for the concert, which included an amateur penillion- singer. AT the Union Society on Thursday night, Mr. E. M. C. Denny, of Jesus College, moved, "That this House views with admiration the Education Policy of Mr. Lloyd-George, as con- ducive to- the best interests of Wales." The motion was carried by a majority of eight. There also spoke for the motion Mr. G. A. Edwards, of Jesus College, and Mr. R. S. Evans, of Lincoln, an-old Llandovery boy. In a semi- official report of the debate Mr. Edwards was ,described as the only speaker who showed that he understood the subject. He gave a short, lucid, and complete view of the case of Mr. Lloyd-George, and earned the warm approval of the House. We congratulate Mr. Edwards, who by the way is a nephew of Mr. O. M. Edwards, on the impression he created. DR. RHYS, on Saturday last, submitted to the Davydd ap Gwilym Society some further arguments in favour of his theory with regard to the Welsh Englyn, namely, that there is a con- nexion between it and Latin verse. On a former occasion the Principal traced the Englyn to its primary form in Welsh, and then drew his 'inferences from a comparison of these with the classic metre. On this occasion he called attention to the resemblance between many lines in the Englynion of our later poets in 'metre and cadence and those of the Latin poets. THE new examiner in Classics to the Central 'Welsh Board is Mr. E. E. Genner, Fellow and Tutor at Jesus College. For many reasons the selection is a good one. His scholarship is unassailable, and though Mr. Genner is an Englishman, his interest in Wales and especially in Welsh Education, is very keen. Several vacations has he spent in Wales, making himself personally acquainted with the working of the Welsh Secondary Education Scheme.