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  Item Reference: KCLCAL-1896-1897-631

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REPORT xli their adoption of Conscience Clause as Bye-law of the institution will help to relieve them from what they cannot but regard as an inequitable disqualification The claim of University Colleges upon Municipal authorities for liberal consideration in this matter was strongly stated by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in reply to the Deputation which waited upon him on the 20th of December last to urge an Appeal for an increase in the Parliamentary Grant Sir Michael Hicks-Beach said should like to see throughout the list of these Colleges greater number of cases in which not merely munificent founders have provided for means of instruction of this kind or in which even local voluntary subscriptions have increased but in which the municipal authority has felt itself able to contribute something for this purpose to which think it might fairly contribute owing to the fact you have put before me that it is necessary צ considering the class for whose benefit this teaching is required that the fees though placed upon an adequate standard should not be placed too high Subjoined in note is the Appeal which has been addressed from King's College to the County Council on this subject "The Council of King's College London respectfully submit to the Technical Education Board of the London County Council an Appeal for Grant in aid of the Technical Teaching of the College similar to that which has been made to Institutions of the same character They beg leave to repre- sent that King's College has for the last fifty years given instruction in Applied Science and Engineering and that its Students have won the highest distinction in all branches of Engineering work It has for many years past extended this instruction to Students in Evening Classes and at the present moment in accordance with the accompanying Prospectus instruc- tion is provided for Evening Students in Civil Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Architecture and Building Construction Metallurgy the Chemistry of Manufactures and kindred subjects The teaching in these subjects and the rewards offered by the College for proficiency in them in eluding the Associateship of the College are open to all Students without re- striction Conscience Clause which has been made Bye-Law of the College prescribing that no Student shall be subjected to any disability by the Council on account of his conscientious objection to receive the religious instruction which the College provides This Technical Instruction is given at fees which vary from 15s to £2 2s per Term but such fees are insufficient to defray the necessary cost of such scientific teaching although the remuneration received by the Professors and Lecturers is quite inadequate to their abilities and their labour Even these fees however are higher than can be afforded by many Students to whom the Council desire to extend the instruction The conse- quence is that the College gives instruction of the best character at serious sacrifice to itself and to its Staff while the benefits offered do not reach all the Students who should profit by them The Council therefore earnestly appeal to your Board for pecuniary assistance towards maintaining this instruction in the highest efficiency and extending it to larger number of Students As evidence of the efficiency of their work they appeal to the fact that the same Parliamentary Grant as is made to University College London was
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