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Smith's Biographical Dictionary - Articles on Theodosius II. and Justinian II.
Smith's Dictionary of Antiquities—Article on Lex.
Candidates for the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law must be Bachelors of Civil Law of thirty terms (ten years) standing from matriculation. They are required to write a thesis on a set subject, respecting which they should communicate with the Senior Proctor a considerable time before the time for taking the Degree.
Respecting other Degrees and Licences (in Theology, Medicine, &c.), the University Calendar should be consulted.
The University does not grant Degrees in Music, except those conferred honoris causâ. There is no Faculty of Music, and consequently no examination for Musical Degrees. Table of Fees payable on admissionTo the Degree of B.A.
£3 (for a B.A. £1) ., any Ad Eundem Degree
£3; £6; £6;
PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS, CLUBS, &c
UNIVERSITY LIBRARY—The University Library is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, from 1 to 1.20 P.M., during term. There is also a special attendance on some day in the last week of each term, to issue books to students for use during the vacation. Besides the valuable collections of rare and standard works, there is a special provision of books connected with the subjects for the Degree and
Theological Examinations. Of some of these there are several copies, and students would do well to apply as early as possible for them. Students in statu pupillari are allowed to take out not more than five books at a time. These have to be returned not later than the last week of term.
UNION SOCIETY LIBRARY.—There is also a library connected with the Union Society. This is open free to all members of the society. There is a fair collection of standard works, chiefly on Theology, and a good sprinkling of novels and other light reading. There is no special attendance (except at the beginning and end of term, to issue and receive books for the vacation), but any member notes, on papers provided for the purpose, the name of the book he takes or returns, and his own name and college.
CHAPTER LIBRARY.—There is a valuable library attached to the Cathedral, to which students can obtain access on recommendation. It is open on Tuesdays and Saturdays, from 11 to 1.
THE UNION SOCIETY.—This is the students' club, and provides them with a reading-room, writingroom, smoking-room, and library. The subscription is 58. per term, and this entitles them to the use of the rooms and of the stationery of the club. All the chief newspapers and periodicals are taken in, and from time to time debates are held. The society is under the control of a President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Committee. Candidates for admission must be proposed and seconded by some members of the society, and if no ballot is demanded are declared elected at the next general meeting of the society after their proposal. Subscriptions should be paid to the Treasurer as early as possible.' Any member not paying his subscription before the end of the first month of the term ceases to be a member, and can only be re-admitted on payment of arrears of subscription, and must
be re-elected. The premises of the society have recently been considerably enlarged.
BOAT CLUBS.—There are three of these; the University College Club, the Hatfield Hall Club, and the University Club, to which last all members of the College and Hall clubs are eligible on payment of a small subscription.
1. University College Boat Club.--All members of University College, and all unattached members of the University, are eligible. All intending members must be proposed and seconded by members of the club, and if no ballot is demanded are declared duly elected at the next meeting of the club. The subscription is 5s. entrance fee and 10s. 6d. terminally. The management of the club is in the hands of a Captain, a Secretary (who is also Treasurer), and three members of Committee. The club colours are maroon and black.
2. Hatfield Hall Boat Club.—All members of Hatfield Hall, and all unattached students, are eligible. Intending members must be proposed and seconded, and are elected in the same way as in the University College Club. The subscription is 28. 6d. entrance fee and 78. 6d. terminally, which entitles to all the privileges of the club; but subscribers of 2s.6d. per term are permitted the use of the boats once a week. The management of the club is in the hands of a Captain, Secretary, Treasurer, and Committee. The club colours are blue, yellow, and white.
3. University Boat Club. This is an association of the College and Hall clubs for various purposes, such as the selection of a boat or boats to represent the University in the Durham Regatta, the arrangements for scratch fours and other competitions. It is under the management of a President, VicePresident, Captain (the stroke of the University boat in the regatta is Captain ex-officio), Treasurer, Secretary, and Committee.
The following Challenge Prizes are open to members of this club:
The President's Sculls.'—The President of the club has presented a silver oar to be competed for in Michaelmas Term.
• The Challenge Pairs.'—An honorary member of the club has given a pair of silver oars and a silver rudder to be competed for by pair-oars. The competition to take place in Michaelmas Term.
CRICKET CLUB.—Open to all members of the University. The subscription is 10s. The management is in the hands of a Captain, Secretary, Treasurer, and Committee.
FOOTBALL CLUB.—This is also open to all members of the University, and conducted in the same manner as the Cricket Club. The subscription is 28. 6d. a term.
SWIMMING CLUB.-The Swimming Club, started in Easter Term, 1879, bids fair to become very popular among the students. A suitable bathingplace has been secured on the river, where a platform has been erected, and lessons are given in swimming during Easter Term. All members of the University are eligible for election as members of this club, but they must be proposed in the usual way, and are then elected at the general meeting of the club next following, if no ballot is demanded. The club is managed by a Captain, Treasurer, Secretary, and Committee. Prizes are competed for at the close of Easter Term. The Royal Humane Society has granted the club a set of life-saving apparatus. It is intended to carry on the instruction during the winter months in the Public Baths, which have been receratly improved.
GYMNASIUM.—The Gymnasium is open to all members of the University. An instructor attends on Tuesdays and Fridays, at 3 P.M. Terminal subscription, 28. 6d. There are extra classes for
boxing and fencing. A mask and foil may be procured of the instructor for 128. 6d.
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CHORAL SOCIETY.—This is one of the oldest societies in the University, and deserves the support of all members of the College, affording, as it does, considerable enjoyment at a very moderate cost. Practices are held and fortnightly concerts given during Epiphany and Michaelmas Terms, and at the close of Michaelmas Term a concert on a larger scale is given in the Hall of the College. The election of members is conducted in the same way as that of the other clubs in which the ballot is employed. It is practically confined to members of University College. The subscription is 7s. 6d. per term, but no payment is required in Easter Term. The society is under the control of a President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Committee.
BP. HATFIELD'S HALL CHORAL SOCIETY.—The main object of this society is the practice of glees, madrigals, etc., by members of the Hall. The management is in the hands of a Committee. Practices are held every week during Michaelmas and Epiphany terms. The subscription will probably be 18. per term.
CHESS CLUB.-A Chess Club meets in the rooms of the Union Society. Open to members of that society only. Subscription, 1s. per
term. It will be seen from the above that a student may belong to every club and society for about £4 a year.
THE ARTS COURSE.
This course is the one to be recommended to those who intend only taking one course : and this for two reasons—(1) it affords a better education; for the Arts Course is a liberal, the Theological Course a technical education; (2) it leads direct to a Degree.