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    CAMBRIDGE.—Girton College has withdrawn from the arrangement by which it was hoped that a united scholarship for men and women might be established in geology and palæontology out of the Harkness fund. The council of Girton do not consider that the scheme proposed fulfils the essential condition of placing students of Girton and Newnham on the same terms as members of the University. A scheme has consequently been propounded for men alone, open to B. A.'s of not more than four years' standing. The electors are to be the Vice-Chancellor, the Woodwardian Professor, the Examiners in Geology in the Natural Sciences Tripos for the current and the preceding year, and an additional elected examiner. The electors are to take any steps they think desirable to ascertain the qualifications of candidates, and in making the award they are to have regard to proficiency in geology and palæontology, and to promise of future work. One scholar is to be elected annually; but in case no person shall be deemed worthy of election, the income for the year is to go to a reserve fund, to be given, when advisable, to scholars to aid them in prosecuting geological or palæontological researches.

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