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Ring's College, London, was founded in 1828, upon the following fundamental principle :- That Ebery system of general education for the youth of a Christian community ought to comprise instruction in the Christian religion as an indispensable part, without which, the acquisition of other branches of knowledge will be conducive neither to the happiness of the individual, nor to the welfare of the
HIS GRACE THE LORD ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY.
THE RIGHT HON. THE LORD CHANCELLOR,
HIS GRACE THE LORD ARCHBISHOP OF YORK. THE RIGHT HON. AND RIGHT REV. THE LORD BISHOP OF LONDON. THE RIGHT HON. THE LORD CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE QUEEN'S BENCH. THE RIGHT HON. THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME
THE RIGHT HON. THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS.
THE RIGHT HON. THE LORD MAYOR OF LONDON.
THE VERY REV. THE DEAN OF ST. PAUL's.
THE VERY REV. THE DEAN OF WESTMINSTER.
HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF RUTLAND, K.G.
THE MOST NOBLE THE MARQUESS OF BRISTOL.
THE RIGHT HON. THE EARL BROWNLOW.
THE RIGHT HON. THE EARL HOWE.
THE LORD RADSTOCK.
THE GOVERNORS AND TREASURER.
THE RIGHT HON. THE EARL OF RIPON.
THE RIGHT HON. THE EARL OF ELLESMERE. THE RIGHT REV. THE LORD BISHOP OF WINCHESTER. THE RIGHT REV. THE LORD BISHOP OF LICHFIELD.
REV. JAMES S. M. ANDERSON.
THE HON. MR. JUSTICE COLERIDGE.
WILLIAM COTTON, ESQ.
GEORGE FRERE, ESQ.
THE RIGHT HON. HENRY HOBHOUSE.
HENRY POWNALL, ESQ.
REV. JAMES ENDELL TYLER, B.D.
EDWARD WIGRAM, ESQ.
WILLIAM THOMPSON, ESQ. M.P.
THOS. G. SAMBROOKE, ESQ. HENRY PORCHER, ESQ.
HENRY SMITH, ESQ.
REV. R. W. JELF, D.D.
JOHN WILLIAM CUNNINGHAM, ESQ.
The following Report on the general state of the College was presented by the
Council to the Annual General Court of Governors and Proprietors, held on the 20th of April, 1850, His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Chair.
The Council of King's College, London, in presenting their Nineteenth Annual Report, once more congratulate the Court of Proprietors on the results of a system of education, which the experience of twenty years has shown to be as successful in its practical application, as it was sound and comprehensive in its design.
The number of Students during Lent Term was as follows, care being taken, as usual, that the name of no Student, although he may be attending several distinct classes, should be reckoned more than once.
IN LENT TERM, 1850.
In the Theological Department and
375 Occasional Students :Medical Department
37 Various other Classes
79 The School
Total in the old departments . To these must be added for the first time
The Military Department
Whilst these were the numbers during the Lent Term taken alone, the Council annex an account of the aggregate number of those who have attended the College during the year which has elapsed since the last General Court. Matriculated Students :
Theological Department and the
32 Medical Department
534 Occasional Students :Medical Department
37 Other Classes .
120 The School :Pupils
Making a total of
The THEOLOGICAL DEPARTMENT appears already to realize the expectations which led to its foundation. Fifty-four Students, in the space of two years, have obtained the Principal's Certificate; and most of them, having received Holy Orders, are now discharging their sacred functions in different Dio
When it is remembered how large a proportion of these well-trained men would, but for the facilities afforded by the College, have been lost to the ministry of the Church, the importance of this branch of the Institution cannot be called in question. It is satisfactory also to observe, that the average supply of new Students is sufficient to fill up the vacancies occasioned by the departure of the Theological Associates.
The Preparatory Class, established for the benefit of Candidates for entrance into the Theological Department, is found to be extremely useful. The training lasts for one or more terms, according to the wants of individuals. Some of those