Cambridge University Gazette; A Journal Devoted to University Matters

Cambridge University Gazette; A Journal Devoted to University Matters

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ... acquired. I have no wish to tamper with this distinction; my sole aim has been to shew that arrangements might be made by which some could take part in the special work for which the higher emoluments are reserved without suffering serious loss of time. The educational labours of a really good scholar--even assuming him to give but a very reasonable amount of time to the special work of teaching--will be sufficiently valuable for the University to recognise them as such. It is probable that none but the more distinguished of those who leave us would thus be able to assist in education, but this does not amount to giving Teacher-Fellowships as a reward for ability. In all cases they would receive the higher emoluments, not for having the power to lecture, but for lecturing. The representation of my scheme in the latter part of the letter is still more incorrect. Its true nature will be best illustrated by an example. Suppose some recognised society of working men in Liverpool wished for lectures on heat. They would raise amongst themselves a certain sum of money--the amount of which would be fixed by the Central Committee at the Universities--and apply through their Secretary for a lecturer. If some high Wrangler who lived there in possession of a Fellowship were willing to undertake the course, he would be considered as having qualified himself for the emolument of a Teacher-Fellowship during that year. The working men would thus obtain tho services of a superior man at a moderate expense, while the Fellow would receive a more adequate requital for his labour than the working men could give him. If, however, he were careless about his lectures, his services would not be sought for during the next year. The University could thus render very...show more

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  • Paperback | 266 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 481g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236651391
  • 9781236651396