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  Item Reference: KCLCAL-1926-1927-436

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XXV111 ANNUAL EEPORT material his microscopes and more than 100 books which have been incorporated in the departmental library Eighty-five very beautiful glass models of invertebrate animals were presented by the Science Museum South Kensington Six new Leitz microscopes and Zeiss binocular dissecting microscope were purchased great deal of new shelving was added to the library and the entire collection of books was systematically catalogued During the year arrangements were made for the construction on the roof of the present rooms of new Advanced Laboratory and room for an assistant The work was well in hand by the end of the Easter Term Professor Dendy died on March 24th 1925 The Zoology Depart- ment at King's College was almost entirely of his creating and by his death the College lost one of its most valuable members Dr Mackinnon carried on Professor Dendy's work during his three weeks' illness and was appointed Acting Head of the Department for the Easter Term The College is deeply indebted to her for the loyal and ungrudging service which she rendered during the whole of this period During the Easter term the College retained for her assistance the services of Miss Somerville who had been Professor Dendy's private secretary and two of the senior students Miss King and Miss Tazelaar acted as additional Demonstrators to the First Year class Departments of Oeology and Geography -There were 170 students engaged in the study of Geology and Geography during the session Of these there were 68 in Engineering 55 Intermediate and 13 Second Year 60 in Natural Science 22 Intermediate 15 Pass and Honours and 23 Inter-collegiate and 42 in Arts 27 Intermediate Geography and 15 Honours The average attendance at the Swiney Lectures given in the College by the Head of the Department for the Trustees of the British Museum was 130 At the Final Honours Examination held in the Faculty of Natural Science one of the students obtained First Class in Geology and one student passed in that subject In the Faculty of Arts nine students obtained their degrees with Honours in Geography one being placed in the First Class five in the Second and three in the Third and two students were awarded the Diploma of Geography The figures in Geography include all students who took their courses under the Inter-collegiate system in which the College joins with the London School of Economics It will be noticed that the recent development of instruction in Geography is now beginning to show results and it may be added that the results of the last Intermediate Examination suggest further development in the future All three members of the Geology Staff were engaged on research during the session An old student of the College Mr Berdinner assisted Mr Wooldridge in collective investigation carried on by
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