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ANNUAL REPORT 67 delivery of Lectures to Ladies at Kensington by members of the staff of the College under the direction of the Principal and had found that classes rapidly formed in Holy Scripture and Church History in Logic and Political Economy in History Ancient and Modern in English Latin Greek French German and Italian in Arithmetic and Mathematics in Chemistry Physiology and Botany in Harmony and Drawing that the aggregate entries averaged about 550 in each term and that the undertaking proved to be self sup- porting From this they judged that in addition to the means for Education of Women already provided in London there was still need and demand for such education as carried on in the name and on the principles of King's College and they wrere of opinion that as in the other cases new opportunity now presented itself which it was right if possible to meet by vigorous effort They have therefore resolved to signalize the fiftieth year of the work of the College by the creation of new Department for Women's Education to be carried on in separate locality but as an integral part of the College and under its general government provided that the necessary statutory powers be secured and that sufficient sum of money estimated at 25 0007 be raised by donations to provide and fit up building sufficient for what they hope to see expand into considerable work As in the original foundation of the College they propose that donors of 1007 shall become members of the Court in per- petuity and donors of 507 for life and they are prepared to confer on all donors of sums above 507 certain privileges for nomination of students at lower fees They trust that this resolution will commend itself to the approval of the Court and to the support of all friends and supporters of the College The effort required is no doubt considerable but they hold that the occasion is eminently worthy of such effort The movement for the Higher Educa- tion of Women is one of the most important and successful movements of the day It has often been under the direction of those whose educational principles are funda- mentally different from those on which King's College was Ε
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