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  Item Reference: KCLCAL-1858-1859-48

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18 annual report april 1858 these voluntary Students are Divinity the English Language Classics Mathematics and Foreign Languages thus showing that they have emancipated themselves from the narrow pre- judices of ignorance and are alive to the value of real education as contra-distinguished from what is popularly termed useful knowledge and considering also that this new part of the in- stitution not only does not interfere with the older portions but harmonises with them and furthers their special objects it will be acknowledged that this Department furnishes another instance of the elasticity of King College London that it offers practical natural and easy solution of the problem which the ancient universities are very laudably attempting to solve and that by God's blessing it may be made another link between the people at large and the Church During the present year death has deprived the College of three of its oldest and warmest friends The Council desire to express their deep sense of the loss which in common with the whole College they have sustained in the death of Admiral Lord Radstock Unwearied in his devotion to the welfare of the Institution in all its parts punctual at whatever cost to himself in his attendance at the meetings of the Council and its Committees as well as on all public occasions minutely conscientious in investigating the qualifications and characters of candidates for College offices munificent in his donations to the College and Hospital as well as ever ready to recommend similar munificence to his many friends uncompromising in his attachment to the Church of England and to the great principle of religious education as illustrated in King's College Lord Radstock has left behind him an example of patient discharge of duty which it may behoped many will strive to equal but which can hardly be surpassed and the close of his life it may be truly said was characteristic of its whole tenor On Friday May 8th the last day but one preceding his death though evidently labouring under severe indisposition he attended the Council and took the Chair his last public act being thus performed in the service of the College
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