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Nature volume 71, pages 260261 (12 January 1905) | Download Citation



EDINBURGH.—The annual report for 1904 shows that the total annual value of the university fellowships, scholarships, bursaries, and prizes now amounts to about 18,270l. In addition, a sum of upwards of 600l., being the income of the Earl of Moray endowment fund, is annually available for the encouragement of original research. As already announced, in response to the appeal for subscriptions to provide for the further development of the university, Sir Donald Currie has made the munificent gift of 25,000l. He has expressed a wish that the revenue from his money should be applied to the remuneration of a staff of lecturers such as the authorities of the university may find it advisable from time to time to appoint. The university court, being desirous of permanently associating his name with the fund, has resolved to designate it. “The Sir Donald Currie Lectureship Endowment Fund.” Other contributions to the extension scheme have also been intimated to the extent of 15,000l., including a sum of 5000l. given by Sir John Jackson to the Tait memorial fund, for the encouragement of physical research.

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