OXFORD.—In the course of the. term just beginning, Congregation will be invited to consider an important proposal for establishing a new, status for advanced students, and for enabling persons admitted to this status to obtain the degree of doctor under new conditions. It is proposed to limit admission to the status to persons Who have taken the degree of B..A. at Oxford; or who, if they come from another university, have taken a four years' course and a degree, and have produced satisfactory evidence of their fitness to pursue a course of. advanced study. The time, to be devoted to study by advanced students before the degree of doctor can be taken will be either two or three years, according to circumstances. Opposition may be expected to this proposal, both in principle, and detail, and it is yet top early to, forecast the result of discussion. The advocates of the scheme, speak of it as an attempt to meet a need which is likely to be. of considerable importance at the end of the war.