The following Westminster men have obtained Honours in Mods
|W. Leigh-Pemberton (T.B)
It is to be regretted that there are no 1st class men.
Egerton G.B. Phillimore. P.O
Bickmore having gained a first class in Mathematics at Oxford, we were entitled to a half holiday and Thursday July 13th was given as such.
An extra master has been added to the staff named Lee Warren and all the forms have in consequence been altered […]. Marshall takes all the boys that were with him last half year, both Remove & Upper Shell & there altogether are called the Remove. He sits in the new class room. James brings his two forms up to Marshall’s old place & calls them Upper & Under Shell. Then Warren has two forms made up of the tag end of the Under Fifth together with the Upper 4th which are called the 5th. Andrews takes the two 4ths & Serwin has nothing to do but look after the Mathematics. This is a great benefit to the lower forms since last half year the under 4th had no regular master, but trusted as if it were to luck which master it had.
Our mathematical master has retired. He has been appointed to be Warden of a new College in Australia in Sydney. On his departure we presented him with a piece of plate in token of our great esteem &c. &c. Independently of this, the fourth form gave him a testimonial of their affection, in the shape of a pencil case.
Headlam has left too. The Fourth has given him a testimonial too, a silver sabre. Instead of Hore we have Borney, a Cambridge man, as our mathematical master.
C.W. Wingfield has succeeded Headlam.
A.F. Pope. Prin. Oppi.
The Subject for the Examination at Whitsmuntide (1856) for the Sixth were exclusive of Mathematics.
Tacitus Annals Book 1
Horace Epistles Book 1 Ep.1-19
Plaey’s Hora Paulina & the texts if the Apostles as far as they are wanted for the H.P.
Demosthenes Leptines (for those who were in the form from Sept. to Dec. 55 when it was done)
Outlines of Greek and Roman History (Chepmell)
This year for the first time we had examinations in Latin & Greek Press, Latin Hexameters & Greek Iambic. This is an innovation of Scott’s. Nor is the rest of the school free from them. They began on the 9th of April, the regular Examinations beginning on the 21st.
+ This year for the first time a prize was given for Mathematics called the “Master’s Prize.” Mathematical prizes are also given in each form, which is a new plan of Scott’s.
A.F. Pope Pr. Opp.
I omitted mentioning last half that Hose (the new Mathematical Master) had lately been ordained on the strength of having published a new and very complicated edition of Euclid.
When we came back after the Bartholomewtide Holidays, 1850 I found Liddell had taken upon himself to alter every thing – In the first place he had taken the house wh Rigaud had, (before he left for the head mastership of Ipswich school) into his own hands & had put a master in it, to manage it for him. This he ought never to have done, as it had never been the case so to do & besides gave offence to the old Westminsters. The hours of School were also altered, for whereas, Monday, Wednesday & Friday were whole school days & the rest half so the present changes, make all whole schooldays except Wednesday & Saturday thereby causing a great addition of work. We have a French master (Dupont) and a mathematical master (Hose). Liddell has divided the original 6th into 6th A, 6th B & the 7th & now there are more than a quarter of the school in the ci-devant 6th & two masters to that one form. We go on the water on Wednesday & there are also ‘Fields’, but there being no bats hinders the fellows from enjoying what is falsely termed a “half holiday”. I said ‘falsely’ as we have a copy of verses to do wh take up two or three hours of the time. In my opinion & I believe in that of most others, these changes have caused general dissatisfaction & discontent.
J. Murray Murray
On March 3d 1844. Judge Burtons occasional prize was proposed by Dr Williamson for the Sixth Form T.B. to compete for; and at the same time another & separate prize was given by Dr Williamson for the Q.S. or rather was proposed & which he was to give them himself. The Examination was originally to take place before the Whitsuntide Holidays, but on being spoke to by myself in behalf of the rest of those who were going to compete it was postponed till after Whitsuntide; for which extra time for preparation, I believe none was sorry. For the Reader will see over the page the subjects given for competition.
Homeri Ilias – 24 Books
Xenophontis Socratis Memorabilia – 4 books (the entire work)
Sophocles Philoctetes – 1457 lines
Virgilii Aeneid – 12 books
Virgilii Georg. – 4 books
Horatii Od. – 4 Books
Cic. de Officiis – 3 books
Algebra to Quad Equat.
Latin & Eng. Composition in Prose & Verse.
And as the Philoctetes, Xenoph. Mem & Cic. Off were entirely new work, to some, & nearly so to some others it altogether amounted to quite as much (or very close upon it) as the Q.S. usually shew up for their Election. Euclid was at first specified but was afterwards annulled – instead however. Some Grecian History was (as I understood) to be substituted.
F. Osborn was, I think the last winner of this prize, but I do not find it mentioned in this B. heretofore.
J. Preston Prin. Opp
April 23d 1844
This year (1839) some alteration was made with regard to the course of teaching in school. Webber (the 4th Master) was appointed to half the under school; and the Upper Elections in College went with the Town Boys to Mathematics in School. Mr Preston having declared that the task of teaching both Upper and Under Elections was more than he could stand: and another reason was perhaps that the shell did not sufficiently remunerate Mr Hodgson.
F Byron Prin. Opp.
This year, as usual, Williamson began, by making new rules, which compelled us to attend “Mathematical Lectures” on early Plays and Holidays.
This order is now given up. B.A.