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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 foÎlowing 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.
Faculty of Law-Professor Pitt Cobbett, M.A., D.C.L.
Faculty of Medicine—Professor Anderson Stuart, M D., LL.D.
Faculty of Science—Professor Liversidge, M.A., LL.D., F.R.S.

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 Socieries, 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,

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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

Beauchamp Prize," and is to be given for an English Essay on some Literary or Historical subject. The subject of the first essay, selected by Earl Beauchamp, is “ A comparison of the

Federal Constitution of Australia with that of Canada." (6) A sum of £1700 from Mrs. George Harris, of Ultimo Honse,

for the foundation of a Scholarship of £50 per annum for the encouragement of the study of Law. The scholarship is founded in memory of the late George Harris, Esq., and is to be called “The George and Matilda Harris Scholarship,” and is to be awarded under such rules and regulations as the Senate may from

time to time determine. (c) A bequest of £1000 from the late Henry Wait, Esq., of Redfern,

for the foundation of a Bursary for the encouragement of the

study of Medicine. (d) A collection of Photographs of Mines in New South Wales and of

localities of special Geological interest, presented by the Hon. the Minister for Mines.

Military Cadetship. 42. At the request of the several Australian Universities the War Office has consented to renew to the Australian Chartered Universities the privilege, which they at one time enjoyed, of nominating one student per annum to a Military Cadetship at Sandhurst.

Amended By-lau. 43. The By-laws to regulate the curriculum in the Faculty of Medicine have been amended in such a way as to require students to take the subject of Organic Chemistry in their first year of study in lieu of the second year as heretofore.

Accounts. 44. The Annual Statement of Receipts and Expenditure, and statements showing the position of the various Trust Funds of the University at the 31st of December, duly certified by the Auditor, David Fell, Esq,, are appended to this report.

H. E. BARFF, Registrar.

ACCOUNTS, &C.

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Received from the Government of New South Wales :-
The Statutory Annual Endowment for 1900, £5,000—on
account 1901, £1,250

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6,250 0 0
4,000 0 0

2,000 0 0

200 0 0

balance for 1899

133 6 8

12,583 6 8.

10,696 15 9

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1,044 0 11

£23,877 19 7

1st February, 1901-Audited and found correct.

DAVID FELL, Auditor.

PUBLIC EXAMINATIONS ACCOUNT.

RECEIPTS.

Received Candidates Fees, Junior and Senior Public Examinations
Balance due Commercial Banking Co. of Sydney 31st December, 1900.

£ s. d. 1,117 10 0 225 14 1

1st February, 1901-Audited and found correct.

DAVID FELL, Auditor.

£1.343 4 1

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