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Professor Woodhouse is expected to enter upon his duties on the 1st of June. In the meantime, the lectures upon Greek will be delivered by the Assistant Lecturer in Latin, Mr. F. Lloyd, B.A., LL.B., while Mr. W. H. W. Nicholls, B.A., has been appointed Acting Assistant Lecturer in Latin for Lent Term in lieu of Mr. Lloyd.
27. The Lecturer in Surgery, Dr. Alexander MacCormick, and the Lecturer in Clinical Medicine, Dr. R. Scot-Skirving, having volunteered for active service at the seat of war in South Africa early in the year, leave of absence from their duties at the University was granted to them for the necessary period, the lectures upon Surgery being undertaken by Dr. C. P. B. Clubbe, and those upon Clinical Medicine by Dr. E. J. Jenkins, the Medical Tutor, whose duties in turn were undertaken by Dr. G. E. Rennie.
28. In consequence of the large increase in the number of students in the School of Mines, a special Demonstrator for Assaying and Chemistry was appointed in London through the assistance of the Professors of the Royal School of Mines. The gentleman appointed, Mr. Arthur Jarman, A.R.S.M., commenced his duties in Lent term. Later in the year an additional Junior Demonstrator in Chemistry was appointed in the person of Mr. C. G. Gibson, B.E. Mr. J. P. V. Madsen, B.Sc., was also appointed Assistant Instructor in Mechanical Drawing.
29. The Demonstratorship of Anatomy was held by Mr. E. Ludowici, M.B., Ch.M., until the month of June, when he resigned and was succeeded by Mr. N. .W Kater, M.B., Ch.M.
30. The selection in England of a gentleman to succeed Professor Pollock as Demonstrator in Physics, after his appointment to the Chair of Physics, resulted in the selection of Mr. Richard C. Simpson, who entered upon his duties in the month of June.
31. The Lectureship in the Law of Procedure, Pleading and Evidence in the Law School became vacant on the 31st of December, by the resignation of Mr. C. A. Coghlan, M.A., LL.D., who had held that office for eleven years.
In order to fill the vacancy thus created, the Senate, after public advertisement, appointed Mr. David Ferguson, B.A.
University Extension. 32. The University Extension Board for the year 1900 reports that the movement has made very satisfactory progress during the year. In New South Wales nine courses of lectures were delivered at the following centres : -Sydney-Railway Institute and Public Library; Nowra ; Kiama; Albion Park; Wollongong; Grafton ; Armidale; Tamworth. The total attendance was 563, showing an average of 63 for each course. The number of certificates awarded to successful candidates at the concluding examinations was 16. The Board in its report thanks the following gentlemen for special assistance rendered in connection with the arrangement and delivery of lectures : Mr. H. C. L. Anderson, Librarian of the Public Library; the Officials of the Department of Public Instruction, and the official Representatives of various Churches who rendered good service in the cause of University Extension in the Illawarra District.
The members of the University Extension Board for the year 1901, were elected in December as follows:-Members of the Senate-H. C. L. Anderson, Esq., M.A. ; His Honour Judge Backhouse, M.A.; the Hon. W. P. Cullen, M.A., LL.D.;
. Richard Teece, Esq., F.I.A. Members of the Teaching StaffProfessor Anderson, M.A.; Professor David, M.A. ; Professor MacCallum, M.A.; Professor Wilson, M.B., Ch.M. Unofficial Members—H. Goodere, Esq. ; F. S. Robinson, Esq.; E. B. Taylor, Esq.
In the place of Acting Professor Henderson, who resigned the Honorary Secretaryship of the Board upon leaving Sydney in August, the Senate appointed Professor Wood as Honorary Secretary in his place.
School of Dentistry. 33. Upon the passing of the Dental Act in the last session of Parliament, instructions were given to a Committee of the Senate to revise by-laws which had before been provisionally considered, for the establishment of a Dental School at the University, with a view to completing arrangements for the opening of the proposed school at the beginning of the Academic year of 1901; and these arrangements have now been practically completed.
Students of the Dental School will receive their instruction in subjects such as Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy, and Surgery in the lecture rooms and laboratories of the University, while the practical instruction, both operative and mechanical, will be given at the Sydney Hospital by Lecturers in Mechanical and Surgical Dentistry and a Mechanical Instructor, appointed by the University. The Lecturers will also be Honorary Dental Surgeons of the Sydney Hospital, the wards of the Out-patients Department of which will supply a sufficient field to enable the students to obtain a thorough practical acquaintance with their profession. The general arrangements of the school, including the appointment of Lecturers in Practical Dental subjects, will be under the supervision of a Joint Committee of the Senate of the University and the Directors of the Sydney Hospital.
Scientific Laboratories. 34. By the liberality of the Government and Parliament, a vote for building purposes has enabled the Senate to commence the erection of a new laboratory for Biology, and also to effect a considerable enlargement of the present laboratory for Physics. Upon the completion of the new Biological laboratory, the Engineering Department will be allotted the rooms at present used by the Biology Department, and in this way accommodation will be provided for an increased attendance of students in the Mining and Electrical Engineering Departments in an economical manner.
School of Mines. 35. The School of Mines, or Department of Mining and Metallurgy, continues to receive such large accessions to the number of students, that it has been found absolutely necessary to increase the existing accommodation.
By the liberality of the Government and Parliament, a substantial building has been added to the Chemical Laboratory to accommodate the classes in Metallurgy, Assaying and Mining. This building contains a large number of fusion and muffle assay furnaces, and an experimental reverberatory furnace. It is also provided with a plant for the concentration and treatment of metalliferous ores, including a set of stampers, a Frue vanner, &c., and also vats and the necessary appliances for the extraction of gold and silver ores by the various processes in use.
Deans of Faculties. 36. In accordance with the usual practice for the biennial election of Deans of Faculties, the Senate invited recommendations from the various Faculties as to the Branches of Learning
the Professors of which should be ex officio Members of the Senate under Section 7 (6) of the Act No. 22, 1900, and should be elected to the office of Dean for a period of two years.
Acting upon the recommendations received, an amended by-law referring to ex officio Memberships was made and approved by the Governor in Council, and the following were appointed in November to be Deans of Faculties and ex officio Members of the Senate for a period of two years :
Faculty of Arts, Professor MacCallum, M.A.
University Library. 37. The necessity for the erection of an University Library worthy of the Institution, which has from time to time been brought under notice, was in 1900 brought by the Government before the Parliament, and a reference made to the Parliamentary Standing Committee of Public Works to report as to its necessity. Plans of the proposed building were prepared by the Government Architect from suggestions made by the University Authorities, and after being duly considered by the Public Works Committee were recommended for adoption. At the close of the Parliamentary Session, however, the Act authorising the work to be proceeded with had not been passed.
The erection of a new Library will meet a long-felt want, as the books forming the University collection are at present stored in a number of rooms in different parts of the University Building, and in many cases are difficult of access, while the Reading Room, which has seating accommodation for not more than sixty persons, is very much too small for its purpose. It is proposed to erect the new buildings along the Southern side and South-Western corner of the quadrangle, originally designed for the main building. The Reading Room will provide accommodation for 250 readers, and while the majority of books will be stored in a book stack of the most modern character, there will be special rooms for periodicals, transactions of learned Societies, books upon Australian History and rare books. The building will also contain Library Administration Rooms, a room for the Nicholson Museum of Antiquities, which it is proposed to move from its present position in the main building, where it is very much cramped for want of space,
together with Common Rooms for Women Students. In the Basement there will be a residence for a Caretaker and a Luncheon Room for students generally. The book stack will be erected with accommodation for 200,000 books—a number to which it is estimated the University Collection will attain within the next twenty years; but it will be so arranged as to allow of extension by adding to the buildings in further completion of the quadrangle.
Science Research Scholarships. 38. Her Majesty's Commissioners for the Exhibition of 1851 have granted the nomination to a Science Research Scholarship, of the value of £150 per annum, for the year 1901, under the usual conditions.
For the Scholarship offered in 1900 the Senate nominated Mr. J.J. E. Durack, B.A., who was a distinguished student in Mathematics and Physics. He is now pursuing a course of investigations in the Cavendish Laboratory at Cambridge upon Electro Magnetic Radiation.
The Women's College. 39. In the month of May, the Hon. Sir Arthur Renwick, B.A., M.D., who had been elected Vice-Chancellor, resigned his ex officio Membership of the Women's College ; and Dr. P. Sydney Jones was appointed by the Senate in his place for the balance of the period of Sir Arthur Renwick's appointment.
University of Cambridge. 40. A communication has been received from the University of Cambridge, granting recognition to the Medical Classes of the University of Sydney. The effect of this privilege is to enable candidates for Medical degrees in the University of Cambridge, who have completed their preliminary scientific work at Canbridge, to take out their classes in the practical Medical subjects in the University of Sydney, if they so desire.
Benefactions. 41. The Senate gratefully acknowledges the following benefactions :
(a) The offer of an Annual Prize of the value of £25, for five years,
from His Excellency the Right Hon. William Lygon, Earl of Beauchamp, K.C.M.G. The prize is to be called “The