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  Item Reference: KCLCAL-1926-1927-429

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ANNUAL REPORT xxi There were 10 students in the Department of whom one was taking Post-graduate course Two were working for the Pass Examin- ation and one of these obtained First Class marks in the Examination One student took Portuguese in the Intermediate Arts Examination and passed Of the remaining four students one was preparing for Missionary work in Portuguese Africa two took an evening course before going to Brazil and one was candidate for the Consular Service Examination in July Professor Prestage gave three Public Lectures at King's College on Camoes Vasco da Gama" and "The Opening of the Ocean Routes" respectively and one to the Anglo-Spanish Society on Francisco Manuel de Mello He has continued his researches in diplomatic history and prepared monographs on the Embassies of Father Ignacio Mascarenhas to Catalonia in 1641 and of Father Domingos do Rosario to France in 1655-6 and 1656-7 He has also studied the relations of England and Portugal in the first quarter of the nineteenth century Department of Modern Greek -The Chair was vacant during the whole of the session but instruction continued to be given in the modern Greek language and Kyriakides of the Greek Legation undertook the necessary work School of Slavonic Studies -During the session several of the activities of the School were transferred to new quarters in Malet Street in the Institute of Historical Research provided by the generosity of Sir Charles Wakefield Bart The new quarters were officially opened at House-warming on May 18th which was attended by representatives of many various Slavonic interests in London The chairs of the Lecture Hall in the new premises are gift of Professor Seton- Watson The Library the Honours and Post-graduate work and the more special courses of public lectures are housed in Malet Street The Library has been reinforced by large number of important Russian books presented by Sir Charles Wakefield and it has now become more readily accessible to serious students of Slavonic subjects in London and to visiting British and American scholars Another important development of the School-that of the pro- vision of Scholarships especially for Post-graduate work-has been assisted by the generosity of tfye Polish Government which has estab- lished Research Scholarship of more than £150 for study in Poland and of the Serbo-Croat-Slovene Government which has founded scholarship of £50 for study at the School During the visits of Professors Pares and Seton-Watson to the United States in the summer and winter of 1924 as was mentioned in the last Report complete collaboration especially in publication work was established with the leading American scholars The Slavonic Review is now joint organ with three American Contributing Editors in addition to the three British Editors About third of the Review is now contributed by American scholars and number of
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