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£50,000 for Educational and other Purposes, with a view to the encouragement of the higher learning in Scotland. They are six in number, of the annual value of £80 each, and tenable for two years.

The Scholarships are six in number, each tenable for two years; three to be competed for annually-one for Classics; one for Mathematics, including Natural Philosophy; and one for Mental Philosophy, including Logic, Psychology, Metaphysics, and Moral Philosophy. The Examinations for 1916 will be held in Glasgow-the Classical on the 26th, 27th, and 28th, and the Mathematical and Mental Philosophical on the 26th and 27th of September.

Subjects for Examination.



Latin Prose Composition

Latin Translation


Greek Prose Composition
Greek Translation

General-(a) Critical; (b) Greek and Latin History; (c) Greek and Latin Literature.

Verse Composition, either in Greek or Latin; or,

An original Latin Essay on some subject connected with Ancient History, Literature, or Life.



Euclid's Elements. Modern Geometry.
Algebra, including Determinants, Fi-
nite Differences, and Theory of

Trigonometry, Plane and Spherical.
Analytical Geometry, in Two and Three

Differential and Integral Calculus, and
Differential Equations.

NATURAL PHILOSOPHY. Abstract Dynamics (commonly called Mechanics); including Kinematics and Statics and Kinetics of Solids and Fluids.

Acoustics, Heat, Light, Magnetism and Electricity, treated both mathematically and experimentally.

Candidates will be allowed a choice of questions, and may obtain full marks by showing good general knowledge and an intimate acquaintance with any branches they may have specially studied.


LOGIC.-Province and History of Logic.

Notions, Judgments, and Inferences. Recent Developments of Formal Logic. Fallacies. Theory and Methods of Scientific and of Historical Proof. PSYCHOLOGY AND METAPHYSICS.-The Phenomena and Laws of Mental Life and of its Development. Theory of Knowledge. Theory of Reality.

MORAL PHILOSOPHY.-Psychology and Metaphysics of Ethics. Relations of Ethics to Law, Politics, and Economics. Applied Ethics.

HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY.-History and Critical Analysis of Ancient and Modern Systems of Philosophy.

The Competition will be open to all persons who have passed the Examinations required for the Degree of Master of Arts in one of the Universities of Scotland (whether taking the Degree at the same time or not), provided that, at the time of the Competition, not more than six years have elapsed since the time of their first entering a Class qualifying for the M.A. Degree, and who have not already gained one of these Scholarships.

The Examinations will be conducted in writing, and the Scholarships awarded on the report of the Examiners as to the Merit of the Candidates, but the minimum of 60 per cent. of the possible marks must be reached in order to entitle to a Scholarship.

The Scholarships, of £80 each per annum, are tenable for two years, subject to fulfilment of the following Rule of the Trustees:

"Persons gaining the Scholarships will be expected, during the tenure thereof, to prosecute studies in furtherance of the higher learning; and those who have not graduated shall be required to do so before the last payment is made".

Certificates will be granted to such of the unsuccessful Com. petitors as, in the opinion of the Examiners, shall have taken a distinguished position in the Examinations.

Candidates are requested to give in their names personally or by letter, at the Office of THE FERGUSON BEQUEST FUND, 94 Bath Street, Glasgow, any time before 1st September, and due intimation will be sent to those enrolled as to the place and hours of Examination.


The following Students of the University of Aberdeen have obtained Ferguson Scholarships.*

1861. Robertson, G. Croom, Classical and Philosophical.

1862. Watt, John


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1865. Minto, William, Classical.

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Smith, William R., Mathematical.

1867. Stewart, Thomas A., Classical.
Henderson, George, Mathematical.
M'Gregor, Duncan, Philosophical.
1869. Adam, John, Mathematical.

1870. Craik, Andrew, Mathematical.

* Previous to 1864 only two Scholarships were awarded-one for Classics and Mental Philosophy conjointly, and the other for Classics and Mathematics.


1871. Chrystal, George, Mathematical.
Mollison, William L., Mathematical.


1873. Sime, Donald, Classical.

1874. Adamson, Harvey, Mathematical.
1875. Wood, James, Mathematical.
Selbie, John A., Philosophical.
Mackintosh, James, Classical.


1880. Adam, James, Classical.


Cassie, William, Mathematical.

1882. Strachan, John, Classical.

1883. Clark, John, Mathematical.




Mackenzie, William L., Philosophical.
Murison, William, Classical.

Middleton, George, Classical.
1889. Munro, Andrew, Mathematical.
1893. Souter, Alexander, Classical.
1894. Fraser, Wm. G., Mathematical.
Mair, Alex. W., Classical.

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Watt, Thomas Meikle, Philosophical.

1902. Duthie, Alexander, Classical.

Robertson, James Alex., Philosophical.

1903. Calder, Wm. M., Classical.

Milne, Wm. P., Mathematical.

1904. Petrie, Alex., Classical.

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Fraser, Peter (equal), Mathematical.
Murdoch, Jessie Elliot, Philosophical.

1905. Fraser, John, Classical.

Gray, John, Mathematical.

1906. Michie, John Lundie (equal), Classical.
Moody, Robert Hector, Mathematical.

1907. Sutherland, Alex. George, Classical.
1909. Milne, Herbert J. M., Classical.

Lawrence, James Taylor, Mathematical.

1910. Thomson, James O., Classical.

1911. Pirie, John Wm., Classical.

Stephen, Fred C., Mathematical.

1912. Laing, Bertram M., Philosophical.


Brown, Wm. Scott

Simpson, John A.

equal. Classical.

1915. Low, Allan James, Mathematical.


The Fellowship was founded in 1867, and is of the annual value of about £150, tenable for five years. It is open to Graduates in Arts of any of the four Scottish Universities (or Students who have passed all Examinations for the Degree in Arts) of not more than five years' standing at the time of competition. The subjects of examinations are-Logic, Metaphysics, including Psychology, Moral Philosophy, and the History of Philosophy. It is in the Patronage of the University of Edinburgh.

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The following General Regulations apply to the University Prizes in the Faculty of Arts mentioned in the foregoing List except the Blackwell, Town Council Medal, Jenkyns, Liddel, Lyon and Kay. 1. The University Prizes in the Faculty of Arts shall be open to all "Magistrands".


2. At the end of any Winter Session, a Student of the "Fourth" or Magistrand" Class shall mean a matriculated student qualified to graduate at the end of that Session, who is not of more than five years' standing from the date of his first matriculation after passing the Preliminary Examination.

3. Prizes in subjects which are common to the Faculties of Arts and Science shall be tenable by Students in either of these Faculties who otherwise fulfil the conditions of the Ordinances and the Foundation.

4. No Student may enter as a candidate a second time for the same prize.

5. No Student who has passed the Honours Examination in any subject shall be eligible to compete for prizes in that subject, which are restricted to Undergraduates.

Note. These Regulations do not require a Candidate for the University Prizes to have been in active attendance during the Session in which he competes, or indeed, in any particular year. 1. ARNOTT.

Founded in 1869 by Neil Arnott, M.A., Marischal College, 1805 ; M.D., 1814; LL.D., Abdn., 1871, of London, author of the "Elements of Physics" but the first award was in 1867.

The interest of £1000 is applied annually in Prizes for the Magistrands who, having passed all the Examinations for their degree, have distinguished themselves most in the Experimental branches of Natural Philosophy. At present the whole interest is given in a single prize.

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* Allan J. Low was first in the Examination, but was ineligible to hold the prize.

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