University and Educational Intelligence


    BIOLOGISTS will be pleased with the frank recognition of Dr. Foster's services contained in the statute proposed by the Council of the Senate at Cambridge for the new Professorship of Physiology to be founded by Trinity College. It is to be permanently recorded that Dr. Foster's lectures have always been open to the entire University, and that he “has successfully promoted” the study of physiology. Thus the continued self-denying effort and enthusiasm which have in eight years developed a school of over seventy students, and which have called forth the original talents of a score of ardent young investigators, will find still fuller scope. We understand that Dr. Foster resolutely declined to sanction any arrangement by Trinity College to secure for him the first tenure of the professorship, preferring to leave the University perfectly unfettered in its choice. But the Council of the Senate, which is a thoroughly representative body, chooses to signify the inseparable connection of the work with Dr. Foster's name by the very wording of the statute. The professor is to be elected by a board consisting of the Vice-Chancellor, of four members nominated by the Council, and four nominated by the Board of Natural Science Studies. One of each four must be neither resident in the University nor officially connected with it.

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    University and Educational Intelligence . Nature 19, 66 (1878).

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