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UNIVERSITY COURT OF WALES ABERYSTWYTH. ANNUAL COLLEGIATE MEETING. CONFERRING OF DEGREES. Dr Isambard Owen, senior deputy chancellor, presided over the meeting of the University Court held in the Library, Aberystwyth College on Thursday. He was supported by Hon. Geo. T. Kenyan, junior chancellor, Principal Viriamu Jones, vice chancillor, and Mr T. E. Ellis, M.P., Warden of the iGnild of Gruduates. There were also present amongst others: Colonel Pryce-Jones, M.P., Mr Herbert Lewis, M.P., Mr A C Humphreys- Owen, M.P., Professor Reichel, Sir Lewis Morris, Profeseor Edward Edwards, Principal Roberts, &c. VOTES OF CONDOLENCE. On the motion of the Deputy Chancellor votes of condolence were passed on the death of the Rev J. D. Watters, Cardiff, Mr Thomas Gee, Denbigh, and the Queen of Denmark. THE OFFICE OF JUNIOR DEPUTY CHANCELLOR. Lord Tradegar wrote declining the office of Junior Deputy Chancellor of the University, as he had so many other duties to attend to. Intimation was received that the Chancellor of the University had approved of the appointment of the Hon. Geo. T. Kenyon to the post.—The Hon. Geo. T. Kenyon acknowledged the honour conferred upon him by his Royal Highness. THE OFFICE OF TREASURER. Mr Edwin Grove, treasurer to the University, wrote to say that, acting under medical advice, he was compelled to resign the office of Treasurer. The Deputy Chancellor expressed the hope that he would re-consider his decision to retire. LETTERS OF REGRET. Letters of regret for non-attendance were read from Lord Windsor, Lord Kenyon, Mr W. Rathbone, Miss E. P. Hughes and Mr Pennant. RESULTS OF EXAMINATIONS. Mr Ivor James'(Registrar) presented the results of the Examinations. The number of candidates who entered the matrio examination was 430, being 61 in excess of the number for 1897. The number who entered degree examination was 422 or 137 in excess of last year. Sir F. Knollys wrote on behalf of the Chancellor stating that His Royal Highness was very pleased with the progress made and he approved of the list of candidates. The Deputy Chancellor said that every one would agree with him that the results of the examination had been extremely satisfactory. The list of candidates ia the matric lists and list of passes which were already high ones had gone up still further. The results of the degree examinations had been he thought equally satisfactory. ELECTION OF TREASURER. The Deputy Chancellor moved that a cordiaj vote of thanks be given to Mr Edwin Grove for his past services, and that the Court express a 'hope that he might soon regain his health.—The vote was carried.—The Court next accepted the recommen- dation of the Standing Executive Committee, deal- ing with election of officers, which shall be by ballot, in the case of Senior Deputy Chancellor, J iluior Deputy Chancellor, Treasurer and Registrar. The election of treasurer was then proceeded with, the names of Sir James Hills Johnes and that of Alderman Tom Jones (Monmouthshire), being men- tioned. The last named gentleman declined to stand, and Sir James Hills Johnes was elected. GILCHRIST STUDENTSHIP. The Standing Executive Committee reported that they had awarded the Gilchrist Studentship for 1898 to Mr J. R. Dawes of the Intermediate School, Pembroke Dock. BANKING ACCOUNT.. The Committee authorised the treasurer to transfer the University accounts from Martin's Bank in London to the North and South Wales Bank.—Agreed. THE SOLICITORS ACT OF Hsn. The Standing Executive Committee reported that they had received notification of an order made by the Lord Chief Justice, the Master of the Rolls, and the Lord Chancellor, ordering that a certificate of having passed a preliminary examination under the said Solicitor's Act, 1877, shall not be required from any person who has passed the Matriculation Examination of the University of Wales. THE MINUTES. Attention was called by Professor Reichel to the great delay in the publication of the minutes of the Court. Five months had elapsed before the minutes were circulated, and the delay was of a very serious character. Other speakers followed and Professor Reichel moved that the Standing Committee take the matter in hand and report.—The Court then adjourned. THE CONGREGATION. The Congregation of the University of Wales took place in the Pier Pavilion in the afternoon. The large room was crowded with students and their friends. The College choir occupied the stage, which was neatly set off with plants, and under tke conductor ship of Mr David Jenkins rendered several pieces of Welsh music. Punctually to the time stated the Deputy Chancellor, accompanied by the Vice-Chancellor, Junior Deputy Chancellor, the warden of the Guild of Graduates, Principal Roberts, ex-Vice-Chancellor, Principal Rheichel, Mr Cadwallader Davies, counsel, Mr Ivor James. Registrar. The first part of the preccdings con- sisted of conferring the honorary degree of D.D. upon the Rev. Principal Thomas Charles Edwards, formerly Principal of the Aberystwyth College. The venerable professor was led forward by Principal Roberts, who presented him to the Vice- Chancellor. He was then formally addressed by the Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Chancellor, and the Warden of the Guild, and he resumed his seat amid renewed outbursts of loud cheering. The Registrar then read out the list of candi- dates to be admitted to honours as follows 1. The Rev Principal Thomas Charles Edwards, D.D., to receive the degree of D.D., honoris causa. II. To receive the degree of B.A., with first-class honours :-Be etrice Edgell, Aberystwyth; Edward Ernest Hughes, Aberystwyth; Hugh Michael Utighes, Aberystwyth Ivor Bertram John, Cardiff; David Phillips, Cardiff William Roberts, Bangor. III. To receive the degree of B.A., with second. I class honours in two subjects:—John Wells Wilkin- son, Aberystwyth; Arthur Edward Williams, Cardiff; David Williams, Aberystwyth. IV. To receive the degree of B.A., with second-class honours :—Eleanor Elian Evans, Cardiff; Elizabeth Mary Lloyd, Aberystwyth; Menai Jane Rowlands, Baugor and Aberystwy ch; Caroline Pearse Tremain; Aberystwyth; Charlotte Minna Webb, Bangor. V. To receive the degree of B.A., with third-class honoursGriffith Hughes, Aberystwyth. VI. and VII. To receive the degree of B.A. William Francis Allen, Cardiff; Thomas William Chance, Cardiff; Florence Emily Davies, Aberyst- wyth; Annie Gertrude Duckers, Cardiff; Tydfil Eleanor Evans, Aberystwyth; Henry Greenacoinbe, Cardiff John Thomas Jones, Aberystwyth Ethel Lowdon, Cardiff; Daniel Mark, Cardiff; Edwin A. Phillips, Bangor; Alice Mary Smith, Aberystwyth; William Thomas, Cardiff; Harvey Williams, Aberystwyth; Richard Williams, Aber- ystwyth. VIII. For the degree of B.Sc., with second-class honours :-William John Cardiff John Harold Parkinson, Aberystwyth; Michael Edward White, Aberystwyth; William Rees Williams, Cardiff. IX. For the degree of B.So :-Jacob John Evans, Bangor; William Henry James, Cardiff James Travis Jenkins, Cardiff and A.berystwyth; Charles William Herbert Greaves, Bangor; John Ralph Powell, Cardiff. As each candidate came forward they were presented by the repre- sentatives of their respective Colleges. The ceremony concluded by the singing of the Men of Harlech." THE COURT. The Court resumed its sittings at the conclusion of the above ceremony and proceeded to discuss the report of the Senate which was presented by the Vice- Jhancellor. FELLOWSHIP. The Senate reported that nine candidates had applied for the Fellowship of zCl50 for two years offered by the Court, and they recommended the Court to award it to Mr Ivor Bertram John, assist- ant lecturer in the Normal Department of Cardiff College.—Agreed. PERIOD OF OFFICE OF VICE-CHANCELLOR. The Senate reported that the tenure of office of the Vice-Chancellor be two years instead of one year.—The Court agreed that the matter should be referred to the Standing Executive Committee. THEOLOGICAL BOARD. The report of the Theological Board presented by Archdeacon Pryce stated that it had appointed a Committee to enquire into the provisions made by the leading Theological Colleges in the United Kingdom, including the Theological Faculties of the English, Irish, and Scottish Universities, to form some standard of equip- ment and efficiency which may be applied to the College of Wales, and to ascertain what is the actual state of prospective arrangements in those Colleges which desire recognition at the hands of the University.—The report was adopted.—It was decided that the next meeting of the Court should take place in Swansea next April. +-