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WELSH UNIVERSITY REFORM. The Western Mail calls attention to the necessity for reforming our University. "Evidence is accumulating," it says, that the present system is giving considerable dissatisfaction." Our con- temporary points out that Sir Marchant Williams and Mr. Llewelyn Williams have taken up the question, the latter writing that: 'A system which permits the president of a Newcastle science college to be the senior deputy-chancellor, and the registrar of the London University to be the junior deputy-chancellor, the vice-chancellor to be in Bangor and the headquarters to be at Cardiff, stands as self-condemned as the War Office. My only hope is that Sir Isambard will recognise the impossibility of the present arrange- ment, and will put a period to his exile on the confines of Ultima Thule. Surely, Wales can afford to recapture for her own service one of the -ablest and most sterling Welshmen that have ever devoted themselves to her interests ?' This gives voice to a feeling that has never been absent from the minds of Welsh educa- tionalists, and recently the hope has developed into an urgent consideration of ways and means. The position of vice-chancellor devolves in turn on the principals of the three University Colleges of Cardiff, Bangor, and Aberystwyth. It is realised that the enormous amount of work asso- ciated with the position is altogether too much for one who has also to perform the duties of principal. The removal of the senior deputy- chancellor to remote Newcastle has naturally added to the difficulties, and has brought home to many members of the university court the necessity of a rearrangement. It is too soon to speak of a definite scheme, but the idea which is taking form in the minds of ardent friends of the University of Wales is to appoint a distinguished man as chief official, who, by devoting all his time to the work, would be in a position to perform most of the duties now carried out by the deputy-chancellors and the vice-chan- cellor. The advantages of such a scheme are clear enough when compared with the present system, under which each of the four chief officials is located in his own corner of the country. To obtain a good man a substantial salary is needed, but those who face the position boldly are not afraid of the pecuniary question. A rearrangement of existing offices would give them a certain sum to start with a rearrange- ment of methods would release other amounts, and no fear is entertained that a salary could be offered which would induce a man of high capacity to take the new position. That some such arrangement is an urgent necessity must now be apparent to everyone, and, no doubt, it is this or a similar scheme Mr. LI. Williams has in his mind when he expresses a hope that Sir Isambard Owen may be recaptured for Wales."



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