A Dictionary of the University of Oxford

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Abbott Scholarships, The. - Three in number, tenable for three years, are open to sons of clergymen of the Church of England who need assistance to enable them to prosecute their studies at the University. If matriculated, they must not exceed three terms of residence, nor hold a Scholarship or Exhibition worth more than £50 a year. Natives of the West Riding of Yorkshire are, cæteris paribus, preferred.<br><br>Admission. - Students may be admitted as members of the University either as members of a College or Hall, or Non-Collegiate.<br><br>In the former case, application should be made in good time to the Head of the College or Hall selected, when its particular requirements may be ascertained. As a rule an Examination has to be passed, and in almost all cases an admission fee and a certain sum by way of Caution money have to be paid. Particulars as to these matters will be found under the head of each College or Hall. For any further information application should be made at Oxford itself.<br><br>Persons desirous of becoming members of the University without joining a College or Hall, must apply to the Delegates of Non-Collegiate Students through the Censor, whose duty it is to make inquiry as to their character, etc. An Examination of such candidates is held at the beginning of every term, in the following subjects: (I) Three books of Homer, or one Greek Play, or an equivalent amount of some other Greek author. (Candidates are advised to offer either the Hecuba or the Alcestis of Euripides; or Homer, Odyssey VI. - VIII., as these are the most useful books.) (2) Three books of Virgil's Æneid, or three books of the Odes of Horace, or an equivalent amount of some other Latin author. (3) Translation from English into Latin. (4) The elements of Greek and Latin Grammar. (5) Arithmetic, including Fractions, Decimals, and Proportion. (6) Euclid, Books I., II., or Algebra, the first four Rules, Fractions, and Simple Equations. Each candidate must forward to the Censor, at the Old Clarendon Building, Broad Street, Oxford, some time before the day appointed for the Examination: (I) a testimonial of good conduct and character; (2) a certificate of his parents' or guardians' consent to his living in lodgings, or of his being of age.

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