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  Item Reference: KCLCAL-1875-1876-54

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50 ANNUAL report As compared with the list of 1874 it will be observed that the number of Matriculated Students is almost exactly the same the number of Occasional Students has increased by 31 in the Morning Classes and by 29 in the Evening Classes and the number of boys in the School though it still stands far above the average of past years has slightly diminished from accidental causes referred to below The whole number now under instruction has increased by 42 -The Theological Department with the Class of Candidates has slightly advanced in numbers that it con- tinues to work with efficiency and success is shown by the position taken by King College men in the various examina- tions which they have to pass In the Theological Examina- tion originated by the Theological Faculty of the University of Cambridge and carried on by Board on which distin- guished u1 of both Universities served three King's College Students presented themselves all of whom passed one being placed in the First Class The Council under- stand that it is the intention of the Principal and Professors to present Students as much as possible for this Examination The Department at present suffers from the competition of other Colleges which having some endowment are able to receive Students at lower scale of payment The Council would gladly see this drawback removed being anxious to open the Department as widely as possible while still rigidly maintaining its educational standard The number of its Associates now amounts to 575 of whom 218 were placed in the First Class at the Final Examination In this Department the Council have to regret the loss through ill-health of the services of the Rev Canon Robert- son for the last twelve years Professor of Ecclesias- tical History In his place they have elected the Rev Henry Wace Chaplain of Lincoln's-Inn and Honorary Fellow of the College and have pleasure in being able to place in this important Chair former distinguished Student of the College Professor Hullah has been also obliged to
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