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HEALTH STATISTICS.

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CURRENT AGRICULTURAL TOPICS.…

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GARDENING NOTES.

THE WEATHER AND THE CROPS.

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SPIRIT OF THE WELSH PRESS,

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INTERESTING DISCOVERY AT LLANTWIT…

NEW MAGISTRATES FOR GLAMORGANSHIRE.…

NEW MAGISTRATE FOR MONMOUTHSHIRE.

"THAT PITIABLE COWARD, MILAN."

A NEW BUTTERINE COMPOUND.

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[THE CARDIFF SCHOOL BOARD.

FUNERAL OF THE LATE MR. G.…

UNIVERSITY EXTENSION MOVEMENT;

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UNIVERSITY EXTENSION MOVE- MENT; SPREAD OF THE SCHEME. IMPORTANT STATEMENT BY MR. R. G. MOULTON. A statement has been prepared by Mr. R. G. Moulton, M.A., who has been lecturing at Leices- ter, Northampton, Coventry, and other centres under the auspices of the University of Cam- bridge, as to the development of the University Extension movement. During ten years 600 course? of lectures bad been delivered under the Cambridge University scheme, attended by 600,000 persons at whole courses, while 37.000 indents have done more detailed work; and in s.van years 9,000 persons had presented themselves for examination. The towns have defrayed all local expenses, and paid about L30,000 to the Univer- sity. It is now proposed to greatly extend the movement by a scheme which has been adopted by the syndicate of the University, and which it is hoped will soon be sanctioned by the Privy Council and Parliament. This scheme lays down an extended plan of study by the combination of single courses, which will, as a ruie, occupy three years, and will be accepted by the University in place of the first year's attendance at the University. Students will then become affiliated students of the University, and will be entitled at any time subsequently to proceed to the University and obtain its degrees with two years' residence instead of three. By this means the University will have large bodies of students all over the country attached to it as associates, with every encouragement for them to become full members. Commenting on the above the Pall Afall Gazette says:—There is surely a cypher too much in the Daily News report of the statistics given by Mr. R. G. Moulton as to the University Extension movement. "Durin2 ten years," it is there stated, "600 courses of lectures have been delivered under the Cambridge University scheme, attended by 600,000 persons at whole courses, while 38,000 students have done more detailed work." We should surely read 60,000 for 600,000 otherwise we must suppose that there was an average attendance of 1,000 persons at each of the 600 courses. Even with this correction, however, the statistics are very encouraging, and justify the proposed enlargement of the system-the exten- sion of the Extension. The new scheme lays down a widened plan of study which will, as a rule, occupy three years, and will be accepted in place of the first year's attendance at the University. Students who have gone through this course will be considered as 11 affiliated," and will be entitled at any time subsequently to proceed to the Uni- versity and obtain its degrees with two years' residence instead of three. This proposal has re- ceived the sanction of the University, and now awaits that of the Privy Council and of Parlia- ment. It should do much to advance the cause of higher education.

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IA NEW METHOD OF PROPULSION.

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