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Rhodes Scholars

Nature volume 145, page 65 (13 January 1940) | Download Citation



THE "Statement of the Rhodes Scholarships" for the academic year 1938–39 shows that 68 scholars began their English experience, while 188 were in residence. Among the subjects covered, natural science and medicine with 45 representatives, and jurisprudence and the Modern Greats school with 38 each are easily the most popular. Agriculture, forestry and music have solitary devotees. The record is good on the whole in academic distinctions, and includes several names well known in sport and athletics. The list of books published by men of the foundation is long. The Rhodes scholars include a dean of Christ Church and a regius professor of medicine. They come to England with previous academic training and at an age more advanced than that of the average undergraduate. The question whether this discrepancy is advisable has been the subject of considerable comment.

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