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XIV. The fee to be paid for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy shall be ten guineas.

XV. The fee to be paid for the degree of Doctor of Letters shall be ten guineas.

XVI. This Ordinance shall come into force from and after the date of its approval by Her Majesty in Council.

Supplementary Ordinance, No. 167 (1897). I. The Thesis, memoir or work submitted by candidates for the Degrees of Doctor of Science, Doctor of Philosophy, or Doctor of Letters, shall in each case be examined by the Additional Examiner to be appointed by the University Court under the provisions of Section X. of the said Ordinance, as well as by the Examiner or Examiners to be appointed by the Senatus under Section IX. of the same Ordinance.

II. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section IX. of Ordinance No. 14 of the Commissioners, under the Universities (Scotland) Act, 1858, it shall be in the power of the University Court to appoint as Additional Examiners, under the provisions of Section X. of the said Ordinance, persons who are Professors or Lecturers in any Scottish University other than the University granting the degree.

DEGREES OF D.PHIL. AND D.LITT. Candidates must send in to the Secretary of Faculties their Thesis or published memoir or work, along with the Declaration required by the Regulations, not later than 1st October in each year. The fee of £10 10s. and Admission Fee of 10s. 6d. must be paid at the same time. The Thesis should be printed or typewritten. After a Thesis has been approved, the Degree is not formally conferred until the Candidate shall have published the Thesis in terms of the Ordinance. Re-examination Fee, £3 38. DOCTORS OF LETTERS.


1912. Henry Jackson Watt.
1905. Alexander Souter.

1915. William Spence Urquhart.
1907. Rev. Alex. R. Gordon.
1911. Alex. Wm. Mair.
1914. John Rawson Elder.
1916. William Blair Anderson.
1917. George Calder.

UNIVERSITY TRAINING OF TEACHERS. The work formerly carried on by the Aberdeen Local Commitee in connection with the University Training of Teachers has now devolved on the Provincial Committee appointed under the Department's Minute of 30th January, 1905.

All inquiries should be addressed to the Director of Studies, Mr. George Smith, LL.D., 46 Charlotte Street, Aberdeen.


SCIENCE. 1. There are two diets of Examination in the year, at the commencement of the Summer and the Winter Sessions respectively. The Autumn Examination will be held in Marischal College from Friday, 14th September, to Thursday, 20th September, 1917.

The following Spring Examination will commence on Friday, 15th March, 1918. See Time Table infra.

2. Each Candidate must fill up a schedule which he will obtain from the Secretary, Marischal College Buildings, Aberdeen, and must leave it not later than ten days before the commencement of the Examination, with the Secretary, to whom the fee of 10s. 6d. must be paid.

Candidates holding Certificates for all the required subjects are exempt from payment of the fee of 10s. 6d. Certificates, if any, must be lodged along with the schedule.

3. Particulars regarding the subjects and scope of the Examination, and equivalents accepted as exempting therefrom, will be found under Graduation in Arts.

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Friday, Sept. 14. Friday, March 15. English, 1st paper,

Higher Latin, 1st paper,

Lower Latin,
Satur., Sept. 15. Satur., March 16. English, 2nd paper,

Intermediate and Higher

Mathematics, 1st paper,

French, 1st paper, Monday, Sept. 17. Mon., March 18. Higher Latin, 2nd paper,

Intermediate and Higher

Mathematics, 2nd paper,

Lower Mathematics, Tuesday, Sept. 18. Tues., March 19. Higher Greek, 1st paper,

Lower Greek,

German, 1st paper, Wednes., Sept. 19. Wed., March 20. Higher Greek, 2nd paper,

French, 2nd paper,

Thurs., Sept. 20. Thurs., March 21. German, 2nd paper,

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BURSARY COMPETITION. The Arts Bursary Competition is conducted in the month of June in accordance with the following Regulations which came into force in 1915 :1. The subjects of Examination are:

(1) English.
(2) Latin.
(3) Greek.
(4) Mathematics.
(5) Natural Philosophy, including Mechanics.
(6) French.

German. (8) Gaelic. 2. Of these subjects candidates must take English, Latin and Mathematics, and may select not more than two from the remaining five subjects.

3. The maximum number of marks assigned to each subject shall be the same, viz. : 200. 4. The Examination will be held on the following dates,



9-12 Latin

2-5 WEDNESDAY, 5th June English

9-12 Greek

2-5 THURSDAY, 6th June

* German (1st paper)

9-11 (2nd paper)

11.30 to 1.30

3-6 FRIDAY, 7th June. Natural Philosophy 9-12

French (1st paper)


(2nd paper) 4.30 to 6.30 Intending Candidates must fill up a Schedule and lodge it with the

Secretary of the University, not later than 28th May.


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ENGLISH The English paper (3 hours) will follow generally the lines of the Higher Leaving Certificate paper in English, subject to modifications to suit the literary object of the paper. It will include:

(1) An Essay.

* The Oral Examinations in French and German will be held on dates and at hours to be afterwards announced.

(2) Paraphrasing, i.e., the interpretation of a piece of verse or prose, or the rendering into Modern English of a piece of more archaic English (including easy Middle English).

(3) Questions on style, composition or grammar, with special reference to the use of language by the authors in the set books. In Philology, technical questions will not be set, but a question, in the meantime optional, involving an outline knowledge of the History of the English Language and of the chief changes from period to period, may be set.

(4) Questions in Literature. A knowledge of the books prescribed (1918) for the University Preliminary Examination (Group A) will be taken for granted, but a more general question may be asked.

Note.-Commencing with the Examination for 1919, set books will no longer be prescribed. The paper from 1919 onwards will be set with a view to testing such general knowledge of English Literature and such capacity for literary expression as students of school age might be expected to possess.


The Latin paper (3 hours) will be as hitherto.

GREEK. The Greek paper (3 hours) will follow the same lines and be on the same standard as hitherto. The translation passages, both prose and verse, will be confined to Attic Greek.

MATHEMATICS The scope of the paper in Mathematics (3 hours) will be the same as formerly.

The examination in Natural Philosophy shall comprise :-
1. Subjects compulsory on all candidates :-

(1) Statics.
(2) Dynamics.

(3) Hydrostatics. Statics. Elementary theory of composition of forces, including parallel forces.

Principle of moments. Properties of the centre of gravity. Principles of

statical machines. Dynamics. Laws of motion. Cases of uniformly accelerated motion in a

straight line. Elements of motion of a projectile. Laws of direct impact.

Conservation of energy. Hydrostatics. Pressure in a liquid. Pressure on a plane surface. Archimedes

principle. Density, and use of hydrometers.

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2. One of the following groups :

(1) Pneumatics and Heat.
(2) Sound and Light.
(3) Electricity and Magnetism.


Pneumatics. Atmospheric pressure. The barom Boyle's Law. The

air-pump. The air-condenser. The siphon. Heat. Construction and use of thermometers. Expansion by heat. Specific

and latent heats. Conduction and convection of heat. Mechanical equiva

lent of heat. Sound. How sound is produced and carried. Nature of a musical sound—the

Siren. Notes produced by a stretched string. The organ pipe. ResonLight. Formation of shadows. Images at plane and spherical mirrors. Laws

of refraction and general properties of a lens. Electricity. The electroscope, -the electrophorus,—the Leyden jar. Action

of the electric current, -the galvanometer,—the electro magnet,-induction of electric currents. The telegraph. The telephone. The galvanic battery..

Ohm's Law.
Magnetism. How to make a magnet. Action of magnets, lines of force.

Elements of terrestrial magnetism.
Easy problems may be set in any or all of these subjects.


There will be two papers of two hours each. The one will contain two French passages, prose and verse, for translation into English, and grammatical questions. The other will contain an English prose passage and detached sentences for translation into French, and a subject for free composition in French.

Part of the examination will consist of the writing from dictation of a simple piece of prose and the reading of short passages, to test correctness and fluency. Proper intonation and expression will receive special recognition.


There will be two papers (2 hours each). The first will include Translation from English into German (a continued passage and detached sentences) and a piece of free composition. The second will contain Translation from German into English (Prose and Poetry), and questions in Grammar.

The Oral Examination will consist of a Reading test (Prose and Poetry) and Conversation. For the Dictation and the Oral Examination together 20 per cent. of the total marks will be given.

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