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  Item Reference: KCLCAL-1925-1926-423

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ANNUAL REPORT xix came to the College from Cambridge has begun work upon disser- tation entitled Contribution to the Study of the Social Position of Women in Spain according to the Drama of the Seventeenth Century During the Michaelmas Term Mr Robert Aitken gave course of five lectures on The Geography of Spain and Typical Spanish Institutions which were exceptionally well attended During the Lent Term the Reader gave course on Spanish Mysticism the Spanish Ambassador taking the Chair at the first lecture In the Easter Term Professor Jose Castillejo of the University of Madrid Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Public Education delivered three lectures on Education in Spain Professor Adamson presiding at the first Six teachers have taken advantage of the arrangement entered into with the London County Council according to which teachers of Spanish employed in the Evening Institutes may attend course of lectures on the Literary History of Spain without paying fee fair number of modern philological and historical publications of critical editions of classical texts and of English books on Spanish subjects have been purchased during the last two years But for the present number of Spanish books in the departmental library the College is largely indebted to the generosity of the Spanish Govern- ment the Spanish Royal Academy other learned Societies and private contributions These additions have more than trebled the total number of volumes now in the library as compared with the figures for the year 1921 The thanks of the College are specially due for the books presented to the Library by Mr Humphry Ward from his wife's collection The Spanish University Club with its headquarters in King's College held its meetings regularly during the session Department of Italian -The Department of Italian has shown satisfactory progress during the past session large amount of interest has been taken by English Honours students in the courses of lectures given in the Department dealing with Italian Sources of Elizabethan Dramas and English Influences in Italy during the Eighteenth Century Both courses were well attended by these students and others During the session course of public lectures was also given on the latter subject by the Lecturer Two Journalism students are taking Italian as one of their subjects for the Diploma and several students from Bedford and East London College availed themselves of the Evening Classes which show steady increase in attendance One of the students of the College who was taking the Degree course in French was awarded the College Diploma in Italian distinguishing herself for proficiency both in her written work and in conversation Department of Portuguese -Seven students were working in the Department during the session Two of these offered Portuguese
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