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Craven's Scholarship.-1649. John, Lord Craven founded two Classical Scholarships of 25l. per annum each, which were in 1819 augmented in number to five, and in value to 501. per annum each.
Electors, the Vice-Chancellor, the five Regius Professors, and the Public Orator.
Battie's Scholarship.-1747. Wm. Battie, M.D. left an estate which is of the present value of 18l. per annum, on a plan similar to the preceding. The electors are, the Vice-Chancellor, the Provost of King's, the Regius Professors of the Civil Law, Physic, and Divinity, and the Proctors for the time being.
Worts' Benefaction.-1767. William Worts, M.A. formerly Esquire Bedell, gave two pensions of 100l. per annum each, to two travelling Bachelors of Arts, who are required to visit foreign countries for three years.
Browne's Scholarship.—1775. Sir William Browne, Knt. M.D. left a perpetual rent-charge of 21l. per annum, upon sundry estates, for founding a Scholarship ; which, with all the arrears that may happen by vacancy, is tenable for seven years; but the possessor, if of another college,
is obliged to remove to St. Peter's. Electors, the same as to Lord Craven's.
Davies' Scholarship.-1810. The Rev. J. Davies, D.D. Provost of Eton College, bequeathed 1,0001, in the three per cents. to found a Scholarship for the greatest proficient in Classical learning. Electors, the Vice-Chancellor, the Provost of King's, the five Regius Professors, and the Public Orator.
Bell's Scholarships.—1810. The Rev. Wm. Bell, D.D. late Fellow of Magdalene College, in the year 1810, transferred 15,2001. in the three per cents, to the University, in trust, to found eight new Scholarships, for the sons orphans of those clergymen whose circumstances would not enable them to bear the whole expense of sending their sons to the University. The electors are, the Vice-Chancellor, the Regius Professors of Divinity and the Civil Law, the Lucasian Professor, and the Public Orator.
Pitt Scholarship.-1814. Value upwards of 50l. per annum, was founded from the surplus of a subscription, raised by members of the University, to defray the expense of erecting a statue of the late Right Hon. Wm. Pitt, in 'the Senate-House; with the addition of 500L presented by the Pitt Club.
Tyrwhitt's Hebrew Scholarships.-1819. Were founded in compliance with the will of the Rev. R. Tyrwhitt, of Jesus College, who bequeathed 4,000l., Navy 5 per cents, for the foundation of three Scholarships, in order to promote and encourage Hebrew learning.
By a decree of the Senate in 1826, three additional Scholarships of a second Class were created with a stipend of 201. per annum each. The three of the first Class receive 30l. per annum each.
Crosse Scholarships.—1833. Were founded by the Rev. John Crosse, late Vicar of Bradford in Yorkshire, who left in trust 20001. free of legacy duty, for three Theological Scholarships, the Candidates to be Bachelors of Arts in the first year from their degree; the Scholarships to be tenable for three years.
Lumley Exhibitions.-1657. These are five of 15l. per annum each, to poor Scholars of Oxford and Cambridge, with preference to the School of Thornton, Yorkshire, founded by Elizabeth, Viscountess Lumley, 1657. The Scholarships are in the appointment of both Universities.
Persons are admitted to degrees according to their standing in the University. The time required by the Statutes for the several degrees, is as follows:A Bachelor of Arts must reside the greater part of twelve terms, the first and last excepted: there are invariably three terms in a year, therefore he must be a member four years. A Master of Arts must be a Bachelor of three years' standing; he is not obliged to reside. A Bachelor in Divinity must be a Master of Arts of seven years' standing. A Doctor in Divinity must be a Bachelor in Divinity of five, or a Master of Arts of twelve years' standing. A Bachelor in the Civil Law must be of six years' standing complete, and must keep the greater part of nine several terms. A Doctor in the Civil Law must be of five years' standing, from the degree of Bachelor in the Civil Law, or a Master of Arts of seven years' standing. A Bachelor in Physic must keep the greater part of nine several terms, and may be admitted any time in his sixth year. A Doctor in Physic the same as a Doctor in the Civil Law. A Licentiate in Physic is required to be M. A. or M.B. of two years' standing. A Bachelor in Music must enter his name at some college, and compose and perform a solemn piece of music, as an exercise, before the University. A Doctor in Music is generally Mus. Bac., and his exercise is the
Noblemen, and such as are entitled to
honorary degrees, at two years' standing, are as follows:-1. Privy Counsellors. 2. Bishops. 3. Noblemen, viz. Dukes, Marquisses, Earls, Viscounts, Barons. 4. Sons of Noblemen. 5. Persons related to the King's Majesty by consanguinity or affinity, provided they be also Honourable. 6. The eldest sons of such persons, and Baronets and Knights, to the degree of M. A. only.
The several degrees are conferred by the University at Congregations, appointed for that purpose, during each Term; and when they are taken at the regular time, it is called commencing : accordingly the Bachelors' Commencement takes place annually in January; and Masters of Arts, and Doctors in the several faculties, complete their respective degrees at the Midsummer COMMENCEMENT, which is always on the first Tuesday in July. Bachelors in Divinity are admitted on the 11th of June.
The Terms of this University are three, and are fixed by invariable rules. October or Michaelmas Term, begins on the 10th of October, and ends on the 16th of December. Lent or January Term, begins January 13, and ends on the Friday before Palm Sunday. Easter or Midsummer Term, begins on the eleventh day (the Wednesday se'nnight) after Easter-day, and ends on the Friday after Commencement Day.