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THE WELSH UNIVERSITY.

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THE WELSH UNIVERSITY. Reviewing Messrs. Cadwaladr Davies and W. Lewis Jones's book on The University of Wales," published a few months ago, the Athe- nccum critic remarks It is true that the recent abandonment of the federal principle in the case of the Victorian University has already led a few to question the wisdom of retaining that principle in Wales. Owing to the great distance and the poor railway facilities between the three constituent colleges, the federal system in its working is not only costly, but also involves a serious drain upon the time and the physical and mental energies of those who are compelled to work it. Nevertheless, the pre- vailing opinion unquestionably is, in the words of Sir Richard Jebb, that the drawbacks of the federal system are outweighed by the fact that the existing University stands for all Wales and has the undivided support of Welsh sentiment behind itand, as the authors end, 'the main disability of the University and of its colleges at the present time arises not so much from the federal system as from their common poverty.'

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