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Sir John Lubbock and the Teaching University for London

Nature volume 52, pages 245246 | Download Citation



THE address in which Sir John Lubbock solicits the suffrages of the Electors of the University of London has aroused feelings of surprise and regret among the friends of higher education in London, owing to the unfortunate nature of the references made to the Teaching University question. Six paragraphs out of ten are devoted to this important subject, and it seems almost incredible that so far from recognising that the Gresham Commissioners' scheme has enlisted a considerable measure of support in the University (cf. vol. 1. 269; li. 298), Sir John Lubbock refers only to the views of its opponents, and, in accepting them, makes the remarkable statement:

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