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  Item Reference: KCLCAL-1896-1897-630

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Xl REPORT advice of Sir Richard Webster for whose assistance in this and other matters as one of their members the Council desire to tender their thanks It was after due notice adopted as Bye- aw of the College in the following terms "If the Parent or Guardian of any Student shall state in writing that he has conscientious objection to the attend- "ance of such Student at the Divine Service of the Church of England or to his receiving Religious Instruction ac- "cording to the principles of the Church of England or if any Student of full age shall state such objection in writing "such Student shall be exempted from attendance at Chapel "and at the Divinity Lectures and shall not be debarred by reason of such exemption from any Scholarship or Exhibition or from the Associateship or from any privilege "to which other Students can be admitted by the Council but this Bye-law shall not apply to Students of the "Theological Faculty The Council hope that the adoption of this Bye-law may also help to obviate the objections which have hitherto pre- vented the London County Council from extending to the Col- lege the pecuniary assistance they have during the last two years given to University College The Council believe in- deed that even without this clause the College fulfils all the conditions on which by the Technical Instruction Act of 1889 the County Council are legally required to insist in respect to the right of students to continue in the College without attending religious observances The instruction of the College has always been free to all students whether they attended religious observances and teaching within it or not The special privileges attached to Matriculation and the Associateship involving guarantee that the student had received the full moral as well as technical training offered by the College-privileges not offered at University College-have alone been conditional on the receipt of re- ligious instruction Notwithstanding the restoration of the Parliamentary Grant the College will continue to be sub- jected as it has been of late to great disadvantage as compared with its sister College if aid from the County Council is withheld from it and the Council hope that
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