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  Item Reference: KCLCAL-1875-1876-56

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52 annual REPORT -The Department of Applied Sciences continues to advance in numbers and fully maintains its high standard of efficiency and reputation The number of third year Students has somewhat increased during the past year They now number Ten The number of Students in the Physical Laboratory has also greatly increased There are now fourteen occasional in addition to the ten third year Students working in the Laboratory For the benefit of this Department and the Department ot General Literature the Council have recently completed the erection of new Drawing School which has long been greatly needed and which they doubt not will naturally increase the efficiency of the work The Council have the pleasure of announcing in connection with this Department that Sir Joseph Whitworth has promised sum of Ā£100 annually for four years at least to found Three Exhibitions each tenable two years with the special object of encouraging young men who show mechanical aptitude and are already possessed of certain amount of manual dexterity to perfect themselves in theoretical study so as to be fit competitors for the Whitworth Scholarships and to be prepared to hold positions which require theoretical knowledge and practical experience of Engineering The Council by the advice of the Departmental Board have agreed to admit the Exhibitioners freely to such branches of study as they require although this involves some sacrifice of fees by the Staff and by the College For they desire thus to show their appreciation of Sir Joseph Whitworth's liberality and their sympathy with the object which he has in view In this Department it is difficult from the nature of the case to present any list of Honours Its distinction lies in the good work done and the high reputation gained by its Students in the various professions for which they are pre- pared in the College The following distinctions have however been gained by former Students
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