University and Educational Intelligence


    AN influential meeting was held last week in Liverpool to consider the report of a committee appointed at a previous meeting to draw up a scheme for the establishment of a college for higher education in Liverpool. The committee have arrived at the following conclusion: that the most appropriate name will be “University College, Liverpool,” unless the name of a founder or large benefactor be adopted. The smallest staff consistent with the objects should be composed of at least seven professors and two lecturers, allotted as follows:—Professorships—Mathematics and experimental physics; classical literature and history; engineering, practical mechanics, and steam; legic, mental and moral philosophy, and political economy; modern literature and history; chemistry, natural history (including botany, zoology, and geology). Lectureships—Jurisprudence and law; physiology. The stipend of each professor should be reckoned at 300l. per annum (exclusive of a share of the fees), which is about the average of the stipends in the colleges recently established; and that of each lecturer at 150l. per annum. A further sum will be required for class expenses and for the general expenses of the college. A college consisting of the staff recommended would therefore require a permanent income of at least 3,000l. per annum, necessitating a capital of 75,000l. This estimate does not include the cost of erecting any building for the purposes of the college, or the rent which might have to be paid for the necessary accommodation pending such erection. The committee suggest the desirability of deferring for the present the question of the government of the college, and they recommend that the management be placed in the meantime in the hands of a committee to be appointed by the adjourned town's meeting. The report was adopted and a committee appointed to carry out its objects.

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    University and Educational Intelligence . Nature 19, 46–47 (1878).

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