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COLLEGIATE AND UNIVERSITY EDUCATION F,)R WALES. To the Editor of the Xorth Wales Chronicle. Sir,—As some of our friends have been partly led into supposing that the new charter recently obtained for St. David's College, Lampeter, will interfere with the movement which has long been on foot for establish- ing unsectariau Colleges and University privileges in Wales, will you permit me just to say that in so suppos- ing they labour under n great misapprehension. Lam- peter College is, and will continue to be, a purely Church of England College. We have from the begin- ning pyopased anil worked for a comprehensive unsecta- riau Institution for the whole of tho people of Wales, aud on a scale far surpassing what Lampeter College iu ts proposed extended state is likely to be, or, as a pro- per Church Seminary, possibly can be. We continue, and shall continue, to labour for the same object until it ii and the only effect the obtainiug of a charter for a College belonging to one ecclesiastical body to confer one degree in Arts will have upon our move- ment will be to add greatly to the reasons already exist- ing for obtaining for the wliolo of the Principality, in- cJwliug all section, the Church, a!1 IlIstitntioll worthy of the status of a University, whose charter will autho- rize the creation of the highest degrees in the different faculties, and degrees wiiich shall command respect among educated men. Our Committee deeply regret that the friends of Lam- peter College should seem so inadequately to estimate the true honour and influence of the Church in Wales, awl of the Wehh people g-enerally, as to be satisfied with seeking academic distinctions which Oxford, Cam- bridge, and Loudon are not likely to recognize, and to decline uniting with us iu ubtaiuiug a truly Catholic and powerful University which shall be a perpetual s-Mirce of benefit and honour to all ranks of the people. If they throw open the advantages of St David's College, such iMthevare.onperfecttye.ptatterm.stoaUdenomina- tions. ev.-u though still retaining the government, as they arü hÙllwl to do, in their own hands, they must, be allowed to be deserving of the gratitude of the public and our Committee will rej ice. at the result, as seeing in Some small degree their own cherished object accom- plished but if it is supposed that such a concession, with its necessary restrictions,will satisfy the Dissenters and the liberal Church laity of Wales, and induce them to send their sons to Lampeter, I fear the consequence will only prove a sad disappointment. Lampeter has yet to earn its character ad a hih school of learning. Besides, public enlightenment has already too hr ael- vanced to be longer satistied with narrow exclusi veness ill educational privileges. A country, three-fourths of whose population are Nonconformists, deserves a system of education which shall be unseetarian in government, and fair and impartial in the bestowment of distinc- tions. The friends of Lampeter College—we say it with re- (gret—have put it beyond their own power, for the pre- sent at least, to contend for such a system. By p,'del'. ring a charter granting the inferior degree only, without even tilt, of tIt il;UIlIJ ur ;1 óC Ullirel\it\?," with a government purely sectarian; instead of a complete charter, and a government in harmony with the spiritot modern tiiiiei and the ecclesiastical condition of Wales, thev have let slip one of the grandest opportunities the Established Church ever enjoyed of maintaining her dig- nity and her character for disinterestedness in promoting high-elasi education among the people. Ottr ii fli-inly 1).,i, Our movement is firmly based as a Catholic unseeta- rian movement, consulting the interests of no Church except as it consults the enlightenment of a whole peo- ple and if it should now, in the estimation of some, assume the appearance of being more nonconformist than heretofore, the responsibility must lie with the too zealous sectarianism of the Lampeter Com- mittee It is pleasing to liud that large-minded and educated lavinen of the Church sympathize more than ever iu the scheme which our Committee have from the outset ad- vocated, and which they now feel more bound and re solved than ever to see carried out to completion. A ti inferior degret: involves a greater indignity to the cause of education in our conn- try than no apojogy for a University at all, and consti- tutes what fairly admits of being considered an implied disrespect t. > the outstanding majority of the Welsh people, which they cannot be expected uncomplainingly to endure. I am, yours truly, THOMAS NICHOLAS, y I Secretary. Office, 7, D.'lahay-street, London, S.W., ?l.?ehISt:i,l'8?5. I