Early Victorian Cambridge by Denys Arthur Winstanley

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 background of the college of Cambridge among 1750 and 1882. This quantity describes the numerous reforms to the academic method made throughout the early Victorian interval: alterations in collage and college statutes, reform of the examinations, the basis of Downing university and of Regius Professorships. Adopting an episodic instead of chronological strategy, he's capable of tease out particular controversies of the interval corresponding to a contested swap of Mastership in Trinity, or the fight for energy within the Fitzwilliam Museum Syndicate. The large ancient learn during this ebook implies 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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P. 309. Herbert Marsh, Address to the Members of the Senate (25 November 1811). 3 Milner was Dean of Carlisle. 4 The Master of Trinity was Bishop of Bristol. 5 Robert Isaac and Samuel Wilberforce, Life of William Wilberforce (1838), vol. m, p. 560. 2 24 UNDERGRADUATES IN BONDS that he himself would summon a meeting, even if every senior member of the University refused to attend. Put out of countenance by the Professor's courage, the committee reversed its decision, and was rewarded for doing so by a sudden and unexpected lifting of the clouds.

Chapter III U N D E R G R A D U A T E S IN B O N D S B Y the beginning of the nineteenth century the evangelical party in the Church of England had gained a firm footing at Cambridge; and several of the younger, and not a few of the older, members of the University were zealous supporters of it. Isaac Milner, who was President of Queens' from 1788 to 1820, succeeded in making his college one of its strongholds, and the influence of two Tutors of Magdalene, William Farish and Henry Jowett, brought that college into the same camp.

X This was by far the best ending to a story which is only worth retelling because it is so very characteristic of its day. When the University and the colleges were living under antiquated statutes which could not possibly be strictly enforced and were therefore constantly broken, a disregard of statutory obligations was only thought of as a venial offence, and hardly even as that if it was a means to a worthy end. It is therefore not surprising that virtuous and conscientious men, like Green and Butler, did not scruple to evade a statute which stood in the way of what seemed to them a desirable course of action.

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