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4G ANNUAL REPORT APRIL 1858 The Council have received from Mr Fearnley the Vice- Master of King's College School special report respecting the course of ten elementary Lectures on some branch of Chemistry or Natural Philosophy which are delivered by Mr Tomlinson the School Lecturer in Natural Science each term to the Division of Modern Instruction to the special wants of which Division these Lectures are now exclusively adapted Experience has shown that they serve to fill up great desi- deratum in our system of modern education The Pupils are expected to take copious notes and Mr Tomlinson at the beginning of each lecture examines the boys vivd voce in the subject of the foregoing one while Mr Fearnley takes the same subject for weekly theme The value of this last regulation will be evident to all who are aware of the import- ance of teaching the young to write on real subjects which they in some measure comprehend and know rather than to deal with vague and empty generalities by way of practice in the rules of composition The Council desire to express their sense of Mr Tomlinson's services not less in the happy selection of his subjects than in the judicious and systematic mode of teaching which he has adopted in elucidating the great laws of nature and the phenomena of every-day life The Council have much pleasure in adding in justice to all the Masters that following the eminent example of Dr Major himself they labour most assiduously and conscien- tiously in the discharge of their duties and that in the Head Master's Examinations the Pupils have given evidence of the careful and sound tuition which they have received The Council have much satisfaction in reporting the con- tinued success of the Evening Classes At the commence- ment of the last long vacation the Professors and Lecturers connected with that Department of the College drew up syllabus stating fully the subjects of instruction the order in which they were to be treated and the corresponding arrange- ments of the Classes Professors Brewer and Pearson being prevented by other engagements from continuing their
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