On this page
mittee have it in contemplation to prepare and print an arranged catalogue of the aggregate library , as well for the use of the students , as for the information of the public ; particularly of those who may be disposed to make donations or bequests of books not yet in the possession of the college . The number of Students last year was fifteen , of whom nine were on the Foundation . None of the Divinity Students
had completed their course . The annual examination took place on the 27 th , 28 th , and 29 th of June last ; when the first Prize for Diligence , Regularity and Proficiency was adjudged to Mr . John Howard Ryland , a Divinity Student , in the first year ; and the second and third , to Mr . Richard Martineau and Mr . John
Chatfeild , Lay Students , in the first year ; Mr , Philips ' s Prize for Proficiency in Classical Literature , to Mr . Ryland ; the Mathematical Prizes offered by " A Friend to the College , " in the senior class , to Mr . W . H . Tayleur , a Lay Student , in the first year ; in the junior , to Mr . Ryland . The
Elocution Prizes , both that for Improvement during the Session , and for the Delivery of his Oration , to Mr . George Cheetham . The examination this year was held in the New Common Hall , which was pronounced by all present to be a very important and valuable addition to the College buildings .
The number of Divinity Students , in the present Session , is fifteen , of whom Messrs . Wawnc , Wilson , Cheetham , Heineken , Owen , and Smith , are in the last year of their course ; Mr . Edmund Kcll , M . A . ( from Glasgow , son of the Rev . Robert Kell , of Birmingham , ) in the fourth ; Messrs . Evans and Shawcros . % in
the third ; Messrs . Payne and Ryland , in the second ; and Messrs . Beard of Portsmouth , Wreford of Bristol , Tagart of London , Worthington of Leicester , in the first . There are also seven Lay Students . The Committee have the greatest satisfaction in announcing , that their highly
valued Classical Tutor , the Rev . John Kenrick , after spending more than a year in visiting some of the German Universities , has resumed his station in the College , and proposes to make considerable improvements in the plan of study under his direction . The Rev . John James
Tayler , who so worthily filled the department of Classical Tutor during Mr . Kenrick ' s absence , is settled as Minister of the Chapel in Mosley-Street , Manchester , as successor to the late Rev . and highly
respected William Hawkes . Since the last Report , the Rev . Charles Wallace is settled as Minister at Hale Barns and Altringham , in the room of Mr . Jevons , removed to Walthamstow ; and the Rev . James Taylor at Rivington in Lancashire ,
as successor to the late Rev . Nathaniel Hibbert . Applications for the admission of Divinity Students on the Foundation , must be addressed either to the Rev . Charles Wellbeloved , York , or to one of the Secretaries at Manchester , before the first day of May : they will be decided upo » at the York Annual Meeting of Trustees on the
last Wednesday in June , when such candidates will be preferred , as , from their testimonials , appear to be most eligible . The Divinity Students on the Foundation have every expense of lectures , board and lodging , defrayed for them .
In order to secure , as far as is possible , the respectability of the Students for the Ministry with regard to character and literary attainments , it is a rule of this Institution , " That no candidate shall be admitted on the Foundation , but on the recommendation of three Protestant
Dissenting Ministers , residing in the neighbourhood where he lives , who shall certify , that at the commencement of his course he will have attained the full age of sixteen ; that on their personal examination , his moral character , natural
endowments , and classical proficiency , are found to be such as to qualify him for becoming a Student for the ministry ; and that the profession is the object of his own voluntary choice . His ability to read Homer and Horace , will be considered as essential to his admission . ** It
is further determined , ** That no candidate shall be eligible us a Divinity Student on the Foundation , unless he be acquainted with the practical rules of
arithmetic , as far as vulgar and decimal fractions , as usually taught in schools ; and unless the same be certified by three Dissenting Ministers , residing in the neighbourhood in which the candidate lives . "
The Co-iiiimttee beg leave again to call the attention of the public to the advantages which this Institution offers for the completion of a course of liberal education . Between the ordinary close of a school education , and the commencement of studies strictly professional , or of the
occupations of civil and active life , an interval occurs during which it is of the utmost importance to the future character , that the mind be cultivated with more enlarged and varied knowledge than is attainable at school , and be guarded by a superintending discipline , from the danger of having its moral principles corrupted .
With this view , the Trustees , in pursuing their primary object , the education of Dissenting Ministers , have endeavoured to render the Institution at the same time subservient to the liberal education
60 Intelligence . —Manchester College , York .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1821, page 60, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2496/page/60/