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I CARDIFF SCIENCE AND ART SCHOOLS. Distribution of Prizes. I The Bishop of Llandaff on Past and Present Culture. The prizes awarded by the science and art de- partment to the students of the above schools were distributed in the Assembly-room at the Town-hall, Cardiff, on Wednesday night, by the Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Llandatf. Alder- man Taylor presided in the absence of the Mayor (Mr A Fulton), who was prevented from at- tending owing to a cold, and there were also oil the platformMr Viriamu Jones, Principal of the South Wales College Alderman Lewis, Councillors Trounce, Bea van, and Proger Messrs Peter Davies, Ronnfeldt, W. H. Thomas, Peter Price, Dr. Jno. Evans, the Rev. W. Seward, and Mr Bush. There was a large at- tendance of the friends of the students, many ladies being amongst those present. THE ANNUAL REPORT. The following report was read by the Hon. Secretary (Mr rrhorp) During the year 375 individual students attended the school, a number slightly higher than that of last year. In the School of Art there were 73 awards this year, while last year there were 69. The moit successful class was the modelling in clay from ornament and antique. This class continues its improvement, and will no doubt prove one of the most useful as well a < successful. Probably a great incentive to work in this class has been the very gratifying career of one of our old student Air W. John, who was for many years a student of the school, and tor a short time an assistant teacher. After leaving the Cardiff School he be- came a pupil of the Lambeth Modelling School, gaining high distinction. He competed for admission into the academy, and was successful, and in his first competi- tion afur admission he gained the £ 10 prize for a model of Mercury. He is at present studying in the life class, <fcc., at the academy. His success is the more creditable to him as during the whole time hi ha maintained himself by his daily work and been able only to devote his evenings to study. In the school of science there his been a great forward stride. Com- paring ths year's retUlll, with those of last year, we stand thus In the elementary stage last year there were 36 first-class and 43 second-class awards, while this year there are 41 tirst-class and 67 seconds in the advanced stage last year there were three first and 15 second cla=s awards, while this year there are eight tirst class and 23 second. In honours there is one award this year, against nine las; year. In mathematics (in which subject there is a different mode of classification) last yenr in Stase I. there were one first-class and seven second-class awards. Stage II, Six second-class awards. Stage III. and IV. No awards. This year in Stage 1. there were two first-class and 11 second-class awards Stage II. One first and three .-ecnnd-clas^ Stace III. One second-class Stage IV. Two seconcl-class. Summing up the successes in the different subjects we stand last year 116 awards; this, 160 awards. During the last few months many additions have been made to the apparatus of the various departments, n ore especially the chemical, which is now-efficieiltly furnished, both for qualitative and quantitative analysis. These additions we owe to the successful exhibition of 1881, which placed funds at our disposal for such purposes. The <-orn.jif' :e here nesi-e to sxpresj their thanks to the gentleman who have IÜnJly presented scholarships and prizes to the schools. In addition to the science and art department examination, the students com- pacted successfully in the technological examinations 01 the guilds of London. Three medals were Won in that competition, namely, the 5th bronze medal for en- gineering, the 1st silver medal fur milling, and also a y special gold medal for milling, given by tUe National Association of British Millers. The gaiid itself in- tends presenting the gold medal to Mr W. Weaver at the annual meeting of the association. One student took honours, tivu first-class ordinary, and three second-class ordinary. The science competition for the local medals was exceedingly close, and very high marks were taken by the winners. 1-1. D. Griffith- the winner of the silver medal, was t fie. studentship at South Kensington Science Schools, but was unable to take advantage of his success. The CHAIRMAN then called upon The Bishop of LLANDAFF, who confessed that for one reason lie should have "wiheù someone other than himself had had the honour cf occupy- ing the position which he was now filling, and that was because nis ignorance of the various suo- jects tor which prizes were to be given prevented him from speaking with much force and ability of the great advantages which the teaching and the study of these subjects yielded, and of putting before them the many inducements there were to persevere in the good course upon which they had entered. At the same time he was thankful to the council of thot valuable instituLion for having done him the honour of inviting him to be present on that occasion, hrst of all because it gave him an opportunity of congratulating the officers of the institution -on its present state of efficiency and also of congratulating them upon the great number of additions which, through the kindness of Lord But? and others, had been made to the library of that institution; and, thirdly, upon the fact, as he had learned from the report, that inall the departments of the institution the officers were labouring with an efficiency and zeal which left little to be desired. But espe- cially was he "thankful to the officers of that institution for permitting him to be present, because it afforded him an opportunity of saying with what pleasure he had learnt that so many of his young brothers aud sifters had seen the wisdom of devoting the time that they could snatch from the toils of the day to such useful pursuits as those upon which they had been engaged in that institution. (Applause.) He ventured to congratulate them also upon the marked success which had attended their labours, and for winch he was about to present to them their respective awards. He thought that the report which they had just heard read by Mr Thorp sufficiently proved the extreme success which had marked the labours of the students during the past year. He hoped and trusted that the distinctions which they had already earned were but the prelude of higher success in the future. He believed it was to such zeal, perse- verance, energy, and diligence as had resulted in the acquisition of these prizes that England owed the ascendency which she now held among other nations in those fields of art and science in which their young friends had been labouring. ¡' But they must, at the same time, remember that if England was to keep that ascendency and maintain her supremacy, she could not afford to rest on her oars, or to relax in any way the efforts hitherto put forth to obtain it. We knew perfectly well that other nations, jealous of that supremacy, had got their schools of science and art scattered broadcast over their lands, and they were neglectful of in appliance which would help their young to outstrip other nations in the race tor supremacy. For this reason lie was very proud to think that here and throughout the schools of this country the recent examinations bad shown that not only had progress, but a very decided progress, marked the labours of the students of the past year. In the report which they had just heard, with respect to Cardiff, he thought there was everything to give them satis- faction. He reinemoered reading, he thought some time ago, an account of the late Lord Derby'" speech on Lis being called upon to fill the position t something like the one which he (the bishop) was now occupying, and Lord Derby made use of this observation :—" Having been born in a prehistoric age, you must Hot expect me to speak very elo- quently upon subjects of art and science which have come into being since I was born." And he (the bishop) confessed that, looking back upon the time when his educational labours were chiefly in action, and comparing the state of things then with what prevailed now, he felt very much dis- posed to echo the remark. The rapid strides which had been made in special branches of education were so remarkable as to make Lord Derby's remarks almost pertinent to him (the bishop). In his day a little read- ing, writing, Latin and Greek, a little moral pinlosophy and history, formed the curricu- lum of the day. There were hardly any special branches of study in which those who desired to embark in them bad an opportunity of improving themselves. The very luxuries of which he spoke were the luxuries of the well-to-do in the world they did not comedown to the low(,7t social grade. But all that had passed away. What was the state of things now ? The poorest and humblest .in the land had an opportunity to acquire not only a general elementary education, but also to embark in any spccial course of study for which God had adapted them, and so of rising to eminence in particular branches of art or science, or any other form of culture. He thought that was a blessing for which we ought to he very thankful, but let them rern.ember" to whom much is given, of him xtuch will be required," and, therefore, ifi they had greater privileges in this respect at the present time, they must take care that they made a progress and an advancement which would be in harmony, in character, and in nnison with the privileges they possessed. DISTRIBUTING THE PRIZES. I he prizes and certificates were ttien distri- buted by his lordship. 2ND GRADE EXAMINATION rx DRAWING. I Certificates in the second grade examination School ¡ ot Art were awarded to:—W. Hughes Chapman, Arthur M. Davies, Thomas Jas. Fitzgerald, Harry D. Griffiths, ,lane Ireland, Alfred Ch. James, Robert H. Jones. Eli Lewis, William A. Lock, Chas. IViii. Melhuisli, Eliza Jolitison Parry, Win. J. Peace, James Ravenhil*, Vim, I g, Riehards, Ethel Annie Simoson, Mary Thomas, Grace Clare Bregeon, James Colley, May Jennings, Margaret O. Leardie, Ronald M. TraiU, Reginald E. J. Bush. Mary Gordon EJphinstoup. Samuel Gates, Beatrice Mary Pember, Wm. Wada L. Puller, Iltrny J. Raymond, Henrie Hampton llajward, William 1'. Richards, Charl. Anne Shackel), Elizabeth Evans. Win. If. Dashwood Caple, Henry T. Ear!, Benjamin Evans. In addition to the above, four students from Howell's School, Llandaff were awarded certificates for freehand drawing, and six fur model drawing, and one a prize and certifitate for model drawing. I SOUTH KENSINGTON EXAMINATION. Ada Baker, Enrico Brelicfa, Charles W. Burston, Robert H. Jones, I William Kyte, John Llewellyn, W. R. Lock, Ellen Morton, Eliz. Johnson Parry, Agnes M. Davey, Henry 1. Earl, Margaret Elphinstone, Benjamin Evans, Thos. J. Fitzgerald, Ernest Gilman, Thomas Hay, Henry J. Raymond, William P. Richards, Richard Roberts, Reginald E. J. Bush, James Colley, William H. Dash- wood Caple, John B. Davies, J. Tudor Davies, Ada Fletcher, Albert K llarri, George F. Harris. Esther Knight, Harry Lincoln, Alice Lincoln, Richard Lloyd. Annie Parry, Marie saulez, Margaret 0. Leardie. LOCAL ART PRIZES-Louis H. Price, 1st prize for painting a still life group as composition of colour; Marie Saulez, 2nd prize ditto. Edgar H, Thomas, 1st prize for drawing; the human figure or animal form from the round W. D. Jesseman, 2nd ditto. G. F. Harris. painting figure from cast in monochrome. Joseph Staniforth, surface dasign. Reginald E, J. Bush, 1st prize painting direct from nature in oils, and 1st prize for painting direct from nature in water colours. TOWN MEDAL,—Margaret 0. Leardie. SCHOOL OF SCIENCE.—AS the; results of examination held by the science and arc department, May, 1884, certificates were awarded the following :-William H. Charles, Alfred Davies. Thomas G. George, John C. rant, William Griffiths, William Harris, VerrierJ. Jones, Thomas H. Nicholls, Richard S. Roberts Henry J. Rees, J osiah Beable, 'Grace Clair Breceon, Thomas Jenkins, William Jones, Harry de Vere Milward, Patrick O'ahea, Beatrice M. Pember, W. H. Turner. W. H. Chapman, Richard M. Cule, William J. Evans, T. J. Fitzgerald, Earnest W. Grant, Edwin J. C. Hart, Eli John, Charles W. Melhuish, Fred. W. Thomas, David M. Ashton. W. Cheffey-James, Henry Fothergill, John Fisher, William Kyte, Fred. E. Lewis, Herbert J. Nurton, William P. Richards, Charles J. Thurbon, A. C. Totterdell, Watkin Williams. Benjamin Evans, H. T. Earl, Albert Holman, C. N. James, Thomas W. Jones, W. J. James, J. Leadbeater, William Richards. John IV. Blight, Henry Edwards, William Howells, George Jellyman, James Geo. Cheffey, David W. Prosser, Henrie H. Rayward. George T. Sibbering, William P. Seward, Henry Williams, John H. Chap- man, David J. Evans. Albert K. Foy, John L. Harris, Archibald Hart, Charles A. James, John Lewis, Wm. J Peace, Ronald M. Traill, Wm. H. Dashwood Caple, William H. Richards, William Campbell. Edward D. Iiodaa, L'aniei Martin, Eleanor Roberts, Evan Powell, Anthony E. Roberts. Samuel Gates, Arthur L. Davies. Arthur Morley Davies, William W. F. Pullen, Enrico Brelich, Harry Denis Griffiths, John Richards. In addition 14 students were examined in mathe- matics. stage 1, from Howelis school, Llandaff, of whom 11 were awarded second class, and three first class certificates. LOCAL SCIENCE PRIZES.- William P. Richards, 1st prize for machine drawing from actual measurements Henrie H. Ravward, 2nd prize ditto; Harry Denis Griffiths, applied mechanics; W. H. Dashwood Caple, 1st prize for building construction: Charles J. Thur- bon, 2nd prize <ltto; Harry D. Griffiths, advanced prize for geometery and machine drawing Henrie H. Rayward, elementary prize ditto; W. W. F. Pullen, elementary experimental physics Arthur L. Davies, elementary chemistry Arthur L. Davies, elementary geolo^v and physiography. LOCAL illEDALS.-W. W. F. Pullen, bronze Enrico Brelich, bronze; Harry D. Griffiths, silver; John Richards.^old.—Technological Examination held by the Guilds of London: Samuel Gates, 2nd class certificate iu pass examination in mechanical engineering Evan Powell, ditto; Enrico Brelich, d.tto Harry D. Griffiths, 1st class ditto W. W. F. Pulien, 1st class, with 5th bronze medal; Joun Richards, 2nd class ceriiflcate in liwioars examination in mechanical engineering; W. H. Bond, 2nd class honours in ga.s manufacture; A. C, Weaver, 2nd class certificate in pass examination in milling W. Weaver, 1st class in honours ex anmation. 1st silver medal, and S5 prize in niihina. Free studentship at South Kensington Science Schools. H. D. Griffiths second local exhibi- tion ditto, A. M. Davies: the W.re scholarship, £50. and tioe amission to the South Kensington Science Schools, J. Richards. Mr PETER DAVIES moved a vote of thanks to the Bishop of Llandaff for his address. The Principal of the South Wales College, in recording the motion, expressed the pleasure with which Le saw in the report tnat tnere was an advance in the number of subjects and paBses ia the technological examinations held by the guilds o; London. Speaking last year upon the technical side of the education of science and art classes, lie referred to the investigations of a Royal Commission which has been appointed; that commission had since made a report, the recommendations in which were directed to utilising as far as possible existing institutions. He referred to some of these recom- mendations which included a proposal that school boards should have the power to establish, con- s, duct, and contribute to the maintenance of science and art classes. It was also suggested that the classes snould be maas of a more practical character. There could be no doubt, said Principal Jones, that art classes had had a very great influence upon English designing. Owing to the action of the art schools in our large towns there was now mi amount of urigiaal designing on the pari, of the English people incomparably greater than was the case 20 years ago, when all our designs were imported from France. Petuming to the recommendations of the com- mission, lie remarked that another was that the payment of fees should not be demanded from artizans for instruction in the science and art schools, whilst J, further suggestion was that in the schools for industrial designing more attention should i;e paid to the applicability oi the design to the material in which it was to be executed. The motion having been carried enthusiastically, The Bishop ot LLANDAK^ briefly returned thanks. Alderman LEWIS proposed, and Mr PsTJtB PRICE seconded, a vote of thanks to the chairman, Mr Price remarking that thare were now 375 students in the school. This was carried, the Chairman replied, and proceedings terminaled.

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