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CAMBRIDGE.—The Boards for Medicine, Physics and Chemistry, and Biology and Geology, after joint deliberation, have recommended an important change in the appointments of Natural Science Examiners. It has been a regulation of the Natural Science Tripos that all answers shall be looked over by two examiners out of the eight, but it has become increasingly difficult to find examiners with the requisite extent of knowledge. Thus it practically happens that each examiner is sole examiner in a single subject, and the places of candidates are often practically dependent on the judgment of a single examiner to an extent unknown in the other Triposes. It is now recommended that two examiners shall be appointed in each subject of Natural Science, to undertake all the University Examinations in that subject, and thus the Natural Sciences Tripos, the Special Examinations for the ordinary B.A., and portions of the M. B. Examinations, will be brought into one system. The examiners should never both be changed at the same time. The payments recommended are—for each examiner in Physics and in Chemistry, 50l.; in Botany, Zoology, Human Anatomy, and Physiology, 40l.; in Geology, 20l.; and Mineralogy, 10l.

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