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Nature volume 71, page 238 (05 January 1905) | Download Citation



CAMBRIDGE.—During the first fortnight of last month some four hundred candidates were being examined at Cambridge for entrance scholarships. The majority of the larger colleges are now combined into two groups, the larger of which includes Pembroke, Gonville and Caius, Jesus, St. John's, Christ's, King's, and Emmanuel, whilst the smaller comprises Peterhouse, Clare, Trinity Hall, Trinity, and Sidney Sussex. Queens' examined alone, and a week later than the two large groups. As a result of the examination of these thirteen colleges a sum amounting to a little more than 6000Z. was awarded in scholarships to 108 successful candidates. This total does not include the sum, which amounted to some hundreds of pounds, given in exhibitions, sizarships, and subsizarships, and in certain extra scholarships offered by some of the colleges after the result of the first selection had been published. It is interesting to note the number of scholars and the value of the scholarships given in the different subjects. Out of a little more than 6000Z. awarded to 108 candidates, classics gained 2850/., divided amongst 49 scholars, mathematics, with 34 scholars, earned 1945Z., and the natural sciences divided 990L amongst 20 successful competitors, whilst candidates in history and oriental and modern languages were successful in only five instances, and these 5 divided amongst them 220I.

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