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VICTORIA COLLEGE. CONFERRING DEGREES. A meeting for 'the purpose- of conferring the degrees of the University of New Zealand on the successful students of Victoria College on the examination results of 1907 was held this afternoon in the concert chamber of the Town 'Hall. There was a large attendance. Amongst those wbo occupied seats on the platform were Mr. J. ,W. Joyrrt, Registrar' New Zealand University, the members of the Professorial Board, and a number of pnWie men who take a special interest in ertaeational matters. In the absence of €he Chancellor of the New Zealand University, the Hon. C. C. Bowen, Vice-Chancellor, presided. The following is the list of degrees' conferred and the names of the students who gained them.: — Masters of Arts. — Gteaham Roy Barnett, first class honooEs iv mathematics and mathematical physics (conferred at Auckland) ; Edward William Beaglehole, first class honours in mental science ; Elsie Margaret Bollinger, Isabella Donnet Bruce, third class honours in English and Gterman ; Margaret Frances Dale, third class honours in English and French ; Siegfried Eichelbaum, second class in English and German ; William Harold Hoidt, second class honours in Engli.-h and French ; Diamond Jenness, first jlass honours in Latin and Greek : Fanry Ruth Livingstone, Allan MacDougaJl,, class honours in English and' French ; Owen Wallis Williams (of Auckland College) Master of Science. — James Ritchie, M.A. (of Otago University). Doctor of Science. — John Henderson, M.A. (of Otago University and Victoria College). Bachelors of Science. — Annie Iwkster, M.A. ; Robert .William McCullovtgh (of Canterbury College) ; James Ritchie, M.A. (of Otago University). Bachelors of Laws. — George Craig, John William Hannan, Thomas Abraham Harris (of Auckland College), Humphrey Frarcis O'Leary (conferred in April), William Perry, William V-er-non Root (conferred in April) PercivaL John Scanfclebury (conferred in Apr3i}. Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical). — George Pellew Anderson (of Canter bury College). ', Bachelors of Arts. — Francis William! •Stanislaus Bartley, Douglas ShsMy Bedingfield,* Gilbert Vere Bogle, GertrudeFlorence Cooke, Amy Elizabeth Currie, Louisa Naomi Dallaston, Ivor Davey* Arthur Benjamin Fitt, William Henry Leader Foster, Margaret Elizabeth Gibbs, Charles Thomas Graham, Kath-. leen Mary Hewetson, EBen May Hil-< vdreth, Edith Miriam Hind, James Hut-* ton,' William Alexander Lyon, Eliza-, beth Stewart Morrison, Florence N«il-< son, Beatrix Mary Nicholson, Matthew Henry Oram, John Wallace Ross, FannyLouisa Smith, Constance Taiaroa Sfcrack, Frederick George Albert Stuckey, Ida* Francos Tennent, Aile Woodham. Senior Scholar. — Francis Williams; StauisLms Bartley, in mental science. Mr. H. W. Eve's prize for ]l r rencb* and German.— Clara Constance Herberg Rtckel. In the course of a brief address,tho Vice-Chancellor , after offering his ■warm congratulations to those upon, whom the -degree had been conferred, gave an interesting sketch of the origin., and history of the New Zealand University, and the establishment of f-he colleges in the four large centres. He also emphasised the importance o\ higher education to the people of the Dominion. Mr. T. R. > Fleming, chairman of the Victoria College Council congratulated the successful students. He pointed out that the Middle District University represented in the primary, district, high schools, and the secondary schools, 38.5per cent, of the children of the Dominion ; and that, of the numbers presented for ' vmiversity examinations for December, there wear© 910 students from Victoria College. This represented 40.3 per cent of the numbers presented for the whole of the Dominion- The students from the other university college districts were : — Otago, 55 (^,j Canterbury, 418, and Auckland 356. A Parliament tary return showed that the revenue from the endowments of Vitcoria College was about one-tenth that received by the Auckland University College, and. only one-hundredth that received by Otago and Canterbury Colleges, respectively. Yet notwithstanding this great disparity in the revenue of the middle district university college compared with that of the other colleges, Victoria College was called upon, to do the largest share of the university work of the Dominion.

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CAPPING DAY., Evening Post, Volume LXXV, Issue 150, 25 June 1908

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CAPPING DAY. Evening Post, Volume LXXV, Issue 150, 25 June 1908