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XXII ANNUAL REPORT American subscribers have been enrolled Joint Committee has also been set up for the publication of books for which detailed scheme has been elaborated and other more individual forms of co-operation for instance in bibliography are in progress The relations with the Institut d'Etudes Slaves in Paris have been drawn closer and the leaders of the Italian Scuola di Lingue Slavi ed Orientali in Rome have become corresponding Members of the School of Slavonic Studies The number of such members in Slavonic countries has increased notable additions being leading scholars in Bulgaria and in Ukraine and the Review gains greatly by such help The Conference of Univer- sity Teachers of Slavonics in Great Britain with Professor Forbes of Oxford as its chairman continues to meet annually at King's College The new quarters in the close neighbourhood of the British Museum together with the collaboration with America where there is no such central School are peculiarly favourable to research work In the coming session nine students will be working for the degree of Ph The regulations for the degree of were improved in the course of the session and better co-ordinated with those of the Examination The class for the Army Interpretership was short in numbers as com- pared with earlier years but here new supplement to the curriculum was introduced-a course on the Outlines of Russian Military History which had very satisfactory results at the examination Professor Seton-Watson held classes for Honours students on The Eastern Question and on The Historical Geography of Central Europe The class in Czecho-Slovak progressed under Dr Vocadlo and Mr Raffi continued to do indispensable work in the teaching of Russian Several new courses of public lectures were delivered that of Prince Mirsky 36 lectures on The History of Russian Literature being particularly successful course on Early Slavonic History and Civilisation by Mr ╬Ł Jopson will be delivered in the coming session Professor Dyboski of Cracow University was again kindly lent for the Summer term and his help was of great value During two-months visit to Jugo-Slavia and some arduous work in the Vienna Archives Professor Seton-Watson collected mass of new first-hand material on the Jugo-Slav movement and the origins of the War He is preparing history of the former in two volumes and has prepared study of the latter entitled Serajevo Department of Philosophy -The number of students during the session was unusually small and for the first time in recent years there were none taking the Final Honours Examination The number entering for Honours in the University as whole was also very small It appears that the pressure on London students to specialise only in those subjects which are required for school-teaching posts is very great and perhaps increasing Philosophy has certainly not lost its appeal but the study of it has usually to be postponed till after gradua- tion and in the early years of professional work only exceptional students can attempt this course
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