A short time previous to the Whitsuntide Holidays of this year Goodenough made known his intention of having Mathematics taught at Westminster on a plan which should be more nearly connected & united with the other business of the school. The following is a copy of the plan on which it was to be adopted –
“Dr Goodenough proposes to establish immediately after the present Whitsuntide holidays a regular Mathematical lecture on every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon by one of the Ushers (Mr Bourne) in the library
“A select number of boys only will attend taken from the Senior Election of the Kings Scholars and such senior boys among the Townboys, as may probably leave school before the Whitsuntide in the ensuing year
“No boy will be admitted to the Lecture unless Dr Goodenough receives from the boy’s parents or guardians a particular request in writing to that effect
“Dr Goodenough hopes that the expense of this lecture will not exceed four or at most five guineas per annum to each person according to the number of those who attend it”
This lecture was consequently instituted on the plan proposed and on Thursday Aug 7. An examination of all those who had attended it, took place before the Masters and Ushers, (School being given up purposely at 11 o’clock), which examination it was then determined, should be repeated at the close of every succeeding half year.