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report xliii Physics At the Preliminary Scientific Examination for the degree of out of ten Candidates seven passed com- pletely and two more passed in portions of the Examination In Applied Science and Engineering the number of Matri- culated Students has increased by over thirty per cent upon that of last year revision of the course designed to bring it into closer correspondence with the Examination of the Institution of Civil Engineers and to permit greater degree of specialisation in the later stages of the course will is confidently believed act very beneficially as time allows the results to become apparent Asa first result it is worth mentioning that at the recent Examination for the Associate Membership of the Institution fifteen Candidates from King's College were successful and only one not an Associate of the College failed The Engineering Laboratory has been lighted by electricity and further structural improvements in this department are about to be carried out The experi- mental steam-engine referred to in the last year's Eeport is now at work In the Electrical Department the College and Electrical Science have sustained grievous loss in the death of Professor John Hopkinson from an accident in the Alps Dr Hopkinson's generous services to the College which were given gratuitously laid the foundation of the high position occupied by King's College as place of electrical education The Council have elected to the chair vacated by this untimely loss Mr Ernest Wilson late Assistant-Professor to Dr Hopkinson Lady Siemens founder of the laboratory has given £250 for the purchase of instruments generous gift much appreciated by the Council and Staff The number of non-Matriculated Students in the division of Applied Science continues very large Improved provision for drawing in connexion with the Civil Engineering Depart- ment has been provided in the Great Hall The Council note with satisfaction the recent Election of Sir Douglas Fox as President of the Institution of Civil Engineers Sir Douglas is the third alumnus of King's College in succession who has been elected to that dis- tinguished position The entry of Medical Students last year showed marked improvement and the Faculty is in decidedly progressive Χ χ
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