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The Scotch Universities.

I St. Mungo's is the name which has been {riven by its promoters to the new college in Glasgow, which is being prepared for affiliation to the University by the Royal Commission. It ha 3 taken its rise from the Royal Infirmary Medical School. Its promoters intend to place it in a position to command the eastern side of the city, as the college at Gilmorehill dominates the western. It is to have the advantage over its older rival of a much larger variety of chairs and lectureships, and is to be made a model of what the higher education of a great commercial city ought to be. The prospectus of the medical and legal faculties has been issued. Some idea of the ambition of the promoters may be given by mentioning that the Faculty of Law is to include nine chairs, the subjects of which aro Roman law, Scots law, conveyancing, commercial law, banking sale and shipping law, evidence and law procedure, constitutional law and history, political economy, and medical jurisprudence. A himilar subdivision of subjects prevails in the faculty of medicine. The faculty of arts has not yetbsen organised, but it is to follow on similar advanced and liberal lines, The principal of the college is Dr Walter G. Blackie, of the eminent publishing firm, and the governing body includes the Lord Provost of Glasgow, the provosts of Ayr, Airdrie, Dumbarton, and Paisley, representatives of the municipality, the trades, the school board, the Merchants' House, the Chamber of Commerce, the Royal Infirmary, and the Faculties of Physicians and of Procurators. There is a good deal of audacity about the enterprise, but no lack of capaoity. Work will begin this winter, and the Commission will find St. Mungo College an actual institution fighting for its rights. There have been many disappointments, but there has also been little grumbling caused by the filling of the vacant ohairs. | Professor Bradley has got the Chair of English Literature in Glasgow; and Mr G. G. A. Murray, a very young man with a great reputation, has been called to the Chair of Greek. Dr Henry Cowan, of Edinburgh, has got the Chair of Church History in Aberdeen. The Chair of Biblical Criticism in St. Andrew's is still vacant, and the Chairs of Anatomy, in Aberdeen, and of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, in Glasgow, have also become objects of competition. Seldom has so short a period witnessed so many changes in the teaching staffs of the universities. Melbourne ' Telegraph's' Edinburgh correspondent.

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The Scotch Universities., Issue 8048, 26 October 1889, Supplement

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The Scotch Universities. Issue 8048, 26 October 1889, Supplement

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