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WELSH UNIVERSITY COURT. HONORARY DEGREE CONFERRED. The annual extra collegiate meeting of the Court of the University of Wales was held at Carmarthen on Friday, Senior Deputy Chancellor (Dr Isambard Owen) presiding. The Mayor of Carmarthen (Alderman Colby Evans) and the town clerk cordi ally welcomed the Court on behalf of the Corpora- tion. It was reported that some of the officers, on the advice of the Executive Committee, had personally waited upon the King (the Chancellor) with an address of condolence, and the King had personally replied. The University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, having announced that arrangements had been made for establishing a Faculty of Law in connec- tion with that College, Principal Roberts moved that the Court instruct the University Senate to frame regulations governing the degree of LL.B. of the University. Mr Llewellyn Jones, solicitor, Denbigh, seconded, and it was carried. The University of Glasgow invited the Court to appoint delegates to take part in the ninth jubilee celebrations of the University of Glasgow. On the motion of Vice Chancellor Reichel, it was agreed to accede to the wish and present an address in mediaeval Welsh and Latin. Vice Chancellor Reichel presented his resigna- tion of his present post. Principal Roberts, Aber- ystwyth, succeeds to the office of Vice Chancellor at the end of August. The Vice Chancellor occupied the chair during the election of Senior Deputy Chancellor. The 36 members in attendance all voted for the re-election of Dr Isambard Owen. In resuming the chair the latter said he could only express his deepest thanks to the members of the Court for that most kind mark of their confidence in what he had been able to do for the University (applause). The election of the Junior Deputy Chancellor resulted in the appointment of Sir Lewis Morris, who made an appropriate reply, and subsequently invited the Court to tea ao the County Club, Carmarthen. The statements of accounts, which were pre- sented by Sir James Hills Johnes (the treasurer), showed that the deficit upon the working of last year amounted to £ 149 14a lOd. The Deputy Chancellor said he regarded the accounts as highly satisfactory. The deficit of the previous year had been wiped off, that reduction being largely due to the considerable improvement in the examination accounts, the fees received having exceeded the Court's expectations. He was glad to say also that the expenditure in various items in many respects had come to lees than they had looked for. The accounts were adopted.-The estimates submitted to the Treasury were For 1900-1 £ 4,486 2s 8d, for 1901-2 £4,523 Os 4d. The financial aspect of the question of holding the matriculation examination in London as well as in Wales was considered, and the Court approved of the view of the Executive Committee that there was not at present a demand for a local centre in London sufficiently strong to justify the formation of a local committee which would be responsible for the expenses of the examination in London. After a private discussion the Court unanimously decided to confer the degree of Doctor of Letters upon the Rev Chancellor D Silvan Evans, B.D., upon the grounds of his contributions to Welsh lexico- graphy and the services rendered by him to the critical study of the Welsh language and literature. The Deputy Chancellor stated that the degree entitled Mr Silvan Evans to all the privileges of the University, and that the conferring of the degree had the personal approval of the Chancellor the King. ♦ —