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to the true intent and meaning of the same, and shall be construed and adjudged in the most favourable and beneficial sense for the best advantage of the said University, as well in all our Courts as elsewhere, notwithstanding any nonrecital, misrecital, uncertainty, or imperfection in these our Letters Patent.

IN WITNESS whereof WE have caused these our Letters to be made Patent.

WITNESS Ourself, at our Palace of Westminster, this seventh day of July, in the Thirteenth Year of our Reign.

REGULATIONS.

ARTS.

MATRICULATION.

THE MATRICULATION Examination shall take place once a year, and commence on the first Tuesday in July.

No Candidate shall be admitted to the Matriculation Examination unless he have produced a Certificate showing that he has completed his Sixteenth year.

This Certificate shall be transmitted to the Registrar at least fourteen days before the Examination begins.

A Fee of Two Pounds shall be paid at Matriculation. No Candidate shall be admitted to the Examination unless he have previously paid this Fee to the Registrar. If a Candidate fail to pass the Examination, the Fee shall not be returned to him, but he shall be admissible to any subsequent Examination for Matriculation without the payment of any additional Fee.

The Examination shall be conducted by means of Printed Papers; but the Examiners shall not be precluded from putting, for the purpose of ascertaining the competence of the Candidates to pass, vivá voce questions to any Candidate in the subjects in which they are appointed to examine.

Candidates for the Matriculation Examination shall be examined in the following subjects :

MATHEMATICS.

ARITHMETIC AND ALGEBRA.

The ordinary rules of Arithmetic.
Vulgar and Decimal Fractions.
Extraction of the Square Root.
Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division of Alge-

braical Quantities.
Proportion.
Arithmetical and Geometrical Progression.

Simple Equations.
GEOMETRY.

The First Book of Euclid.

NATURAL PHILOSOPHY.*
MECHANICS.

Explain the Composition and Resolution of Statical Forces.
Describe the Simple Machines (Mechanical Powers), and

state the Ratio of the Power to the Weight in each.
Define the Centre of Gravity.
Give the General Laws of Motion, and describe the chief

experiments by which they may be illustrated.

State the Law of the Motion of Falling Bodies. HYDROSTATICS, HYDRAULICS, AND PNEUMATICS.

Explain the Pressure of Liquids and Gases, its equal dif

fusion, and variation with the depth. Define Specific Gravity, and show how the specific gravity

of bodies may be ascertained. Describe and explain the Barometer, the Siphon, the Com

mon Pump and Forcing-Pump, and the Air-Pump. ACOUSTICS.

Describe the nature of Sound.
OPTICS.

State the Laws of Reflection and Refraction.
Explain the formation of Images by Simple Lenses.

* A popular knowledge only of these subjects in Natural Philosophy will be required, such as may be attained by attending a Course of Experimental Lectures.

CHEMISTRY.

The Atmosphere. Its general nature and condition; its

component parts. Oxygen and Nitrogen; their properties. Water and Carbonic Acid. Proportions of these

substances in the air. Chlorine and Iodine, as compared with Oxygen. Water. Its general relation to the atmosphere and earth;

its natural states and relative purity. Sea-water, riverwater, spring-water, rain-water. Pure water: effects of

heat and cold on it ; its compound nature; its elements. Hydrogen. Its nature and proportion in water; its pres

ence in most ordinary fuels; its product when burnt.
Sulphur, Phosphorus and Carbon generally.
Nitric Acid, Sulphuric Acid, Carbonic Acid ; their elements.
Hydrochloric or Muriatic Acid.
Alkalies, Earths, Oxides generally.
Salts. Their nature generally; Sulphates, Nitrates, Car-

bonates.
Metals generally. Iron, Copper, Lead, Tin, Zinc, Gold,

Silver, Platinum, Mercury.
Powers of Matter. Aggregation, crystallization, chemical

affinity, definite equivalents.
Combustion. Flame; nature of ordinary fuel ; chief results

of combustion, i. e. the bodies produced. Heat. Natural and artificial sources; its effects. Expan

sion; solids, liquids, gases. Thermometer; conduction;

radiation ; capacity; change of form; liquefaction; steam. The chief elements of Vegetable bodies; of Animal bodies.

CLASSICS.

THE GREEK AND LATIN LANGUAGES.

One Greek and one Latin subject, to be selected one year

and a half previously by the Senate from the works of ......One Book.

the under-mentioned authors * : Homer ......One Book. Xenophon... One Book.

* For the Classical Subjects for 1852 and 1853 see page 17.

Virgil..... One Book of the Georgics, or the Sixth Book

of the Æneid.
Horace ...One Book of the Odes.
Sallust ... The Conspiracy of Catiline, or the War with

Jugurtha.
Cæsar .... The Civil War, or the Fifth and Sixth Books of

the Gallic War.
Livy
Cicero .... The treatises De Senectute and De Amicitiâ; or two

of the shorter, or one of the longer Orations. THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE.*

The Grammatical Structure of the Language.

Proficiency in Composition will be judged of by the style

of answers generally. OUTLINES OF HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY.

History of England to the end of the Seventeenth century. The papers in Classics shall contain questions in History and Geography.

Easy Grammatical questions shall be introduced in the Classical Papers.

Simple and easy sentences, to be translated from English into Latin, shall be introduced in the Latin Paper.

It shall be indispensable for passing the Examination that each Candidate answer the questions and translate the sentences in a manner generally satisfactory to the Examiners in Classics.

Candidates shall not be approved by the Examiners unless they show a competent knowledge in

1. Classicst;
2. Mathematics;

3. Either Natural Philosophy or Chemistry I. In the first week of examination the Examinations shall be conducted in the following order :

* After the year 1852, Translation from the French or the German Language will be required. + Including the English Language, History and Geography.

After the year 1852, Candidates must pass in both Natural Philosophy and Chemistry.

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