By Denys Arthur Winstanley
Denys Arthur Winstanley (1877-1947), used to be a Fellow of Trinity collage from 1906 until eventually his demise. His paintings incorporated 4 very important books at the historical past of the college of Cambridge among 1750 and 1882. This quantity describes the numerous reforms to the academic process made through the early Victorian interval: adjustments in collage and college statutes, reform of the examinations, the root of Downing university and of Regius Professorships. Adopting an episodic instead of chronological process, he's in a position to tease out particular controversies of the interval resembling a contested swap of Mastership in Trinity, or the fight for strength within the Fitzwilliam Museum Syndicate. The large historic examine during this publication signifies that it holds its worth at the present time as a competent resource of data for historians of schooling within the early 19th century.
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The Earl of Bristol, to whom we had sent an express at Bury, gave us his name The Dukes of Bedford and of Rutland gave us their names And, to crown all, Mr Nicholas Vansittart sent down a printed letter to Dr Marsh in answer to his. B. Mr V. " So, with the blessing of Dukes, Heads of Houses and other distinguished persons the meeting was held on Thursday, 12 December, and a Cambridge branch of the Bible Society founded. As Professor Marsh and other strict churchmen did not attend, Simeon was able to report that the unanimity which prevailed "was like that of the day of Pentecost", and that "God Himself was manifestly present"; 2 and this note of triumph can be heard in many of the speeches delivered at the meeting.
And as no one spoke, Green "pronounced Mr Wollaston elected in the form prescribed by the statute". 1 At nine o'clock on the same morning the Fellows again assembled in chapel to hear Wollaston take the oath required of a newly elected Master. "; and on Wollaston saying that the distance was forty-six miles, Hosking asked him whether he knew "the restriction of the statute". "I never saw the statute," Wollaston replied, "but understand there is some restriction, and when I know what it is, I shall act accordingly"; and he then took the oath.
He was, indeed, a singular character and quite unlike the ordinary Cambridge t)on of his day or of any other. His undergraduate career had not been distinguished, for, lacking any aptitude for mathematics, he had only obtained a third class in the Senate House Examination; but he had not wasted his time, having eagerly studied mineralogy and many other subjects as well. In 1795 he was elected to a fellowship of Jesus, but for many years he was only occasionally in residence, as he travelled extensively in Europe and Asia, collecting in the course of his wanderings manuscripts, minerals and objects of art.