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Mr. Lloyd George on the Endowment of Universities

Naturevolume 79pages8687 (1908) | Download Citation



IN November 13 the University of Wales conferred the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, on Mr. Lloyd George. At the complimentary banquet given by the University College of North Wales, Lord Kenyon announced a donation of 1000l. from Sir Herbert Roberts to the college building fund. In replying to the toast in his honour, Dr. Lloyd George alluded to the sacrifices the Welsh people have made in building up their system of higher education, and pointed out that the University of Wales has entirely altered the status of the Welsh people. It would be the worst thing for the Government to take the task entirely out of their hands, but the time has arrived for the Government to render further assistance, and one great need of the colleges is a very commonplace one—cash. Further assistance of a substantial character would make a vast difference in the immediate prospects. One of the ablest committees has investigated the claims of the Welsh colleges, and the conclusions arrived at are very favourable. The committee indicated several directions in which more could be done if the colleges had more money.


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