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Strasbourg University, 1919-1926
By HENRY J. COWELL, Officier l'Instruction Publique de la France.
THE interestsch auspices on November 22, 1919) are
'HE interests of Strasbourg University (reconstituted
as wide as humanity—or at any rate, as wide as the humanities, for nothing that concerns man as man is beyond the orbit of its concern. At the same time, it cannot be said that the eyes of the institution are so fixed upon the ends of the earth that it is neglectful of matters that lie nearer home. In any retrospect of the activities of the University during the past seven years, the part that the University has sought to play in the province in which it is situated is of great interest and value. As will be observed from what is said later on in this article, there has been no neglect of strictly scientific or academic matters, but there is much else that can be placed to the credit of the institution From the time of its inauguration the University recognized that it was called upon to take its part in the everyday life of the people of Alsace; and with the cordial backing of the Rector himself it has sought to exercise its influence as widely and deeply as possible in endeavouring to familiarize town and country folk alike with the higher French ideals and aims. An efficient University Extension Department was at once organized, in connexion with which professors and lecturers (associated with every faculty) visit in turn the various places which are the homes of prefectures and sous-prefectures-such as Colmar, Mulhouse, Haguenau, Bouxwiller, Thionville, Sélestat, Ste Marie-aux-Mines, &c.-and deal with some of the leading questions of the day, not only in the fields of science, literature. and philosophy but in regard to economics, commerce, and agriculture. About fifty lectures are delivered yearly in the various centres, and these have met with great and increasing success.
Another activity which may well be coupled with the foregoing is the Société des Cours Populaires de Langue Française, which has made it its special purpose to spread the knowledge and the use of the French language in popular circles alike in the large towns and manufacturing cities and in the remotest villages in the Vosges. Gratifying success has marked the various means adopted to this end, such as social evenings, theatrical performances, and conversational or musical entertainments. Through this work of cultural propaganda the influence of the University is now reaching every nook and corner of Alsace, one result being that the craving for learning is making itself felt all over the province.
In the University itself, at Strasbourg, various important
VACATION TERM FOR BIBLICAL STUDY.-The twenty-fifth Vacation Term for Biblical Study will be held this year at Cambridge from July 30 to August 13. The inaugural address will be delivered by the Rev. Sir Edwyn Hoskyns, Bart., M.C., and the courses of lectures include: The World into which Christianity Came,' The Incarnation in the Light of Modern Philosophy," St. Luke's Gospel," and Judaism under the Persian Domination." Accommodation for women will be provided at Newnham College, and a list of recommended lodgings will be sent to men who wish to apply. Further particulars may be obtained from the secretary, Miss E. Lawdern, 25 Halifax Road, Cambridge.
SUMMER COURSE IN EURHYTHMICS.-The London School of Dalcroze Eurhythmics announces a summer course for men and women from August 2 to 13. The course will be held at St. Mary's Hall, Kemp Town, Brighton, under the direction of Monsieur Jaques-Dalcroze. Full particulars may be obtained from the Secretary, 23 Store Street, London, W.Č. 1.
GERMAN STUDIES ON VACATION.-The Zentralinstitut für Erziehung und Unterricht, Berlin W 35, Potsdamer Strasse 120, has arranged a series of Students' Weeks" for foreign students, starting on June 23 and running at intervals until
developments have taken place. Among these may be mentioned the establishment (under the auspices of the Société des Amis de l'Université) of a Foyer Universitaire -housed in a newly acquired and independent building— affording accommodation for some 200 men and women students; the provision of a new laboratory for the Faculty of Medicine; the enlargement of the laboratory of the Institute of Physiology; and the provision of a new building outside the University premises for the use of the Institute of Terrestrial Physics. The one-time Kaiser's Palace has also been applied (in part) to University purposes, and provides accommodation for the Institute of the Fine Arts and the Institute of Rhenanian Archaeology.
This material' advance has been accompanied by a parallel expansion in regard to the intellectual activities of the University. Names like those of Prof. Weiss, Boin, Blum, Ancel, Leriche, Terroine, and many others in the departments of physical science and medicine, are known in almost every country. An Institute of Petroleum, founded last year (the only institution of its kind in France), may be expected to give a vigorous impulse to research in the field of petroleum geology and chemistry. Indeed, important discoveries have been made already in many fields of enquiry and experiment.
The University has also become a great international centre of learning. Non-French students in 1924-5, for example, numbered 539, these including British, Americans, Poles, Czecho-Slovaks, Yugo-Slavs, Rumanians, Bulgarians, &c. Per contra, there is the interesting fact that professors and masters of Strasbourg have gone forth to foreign universities in Czecho-Slovakia, Poland, Rumania, Hungary, Italy, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, England, Scotland, Canada, Brazil, the United States, &c. It may be added that the University furnishes a very active centre of English studies under the competent leadership of Prof. Koszul. The British students at the University have nearly trebled in number in the course of two years, the precise figure for 1925-6 being thirty-eight as against thirteen for 1923-4. The figures for the general body of students are also remarkable. In 1913 (after forty-one years under German auspices) the entries and matriculations reached 2,037. The corresponding figure for 1920-1 (in spite of the dislocation and radical changes necessarily incident to the change of nationality) was 2,500, and this by 1924-5 had increased to 2,729.
HOLIDAY COURSES varied IN FRENCH. Extensive and courses for foreigners are organized by the University of Besançon. The work is arranged in two main sections, elementary and normal, supplemented by numerous special lectures, and the main subjects are language, literature and French history, geography and culture. The courses last from July to September and are often extended into October. Besançon is situated in a well-known tourist area, and offers numerous attractions for the hours spent outside the schools; special facilities are given to vacation course students. Particulars can be obtained from Prof. Louis Villat, general secretary and director of the courses, 30 (Continued on page 278)
The set for the teacher in each case consists of specimens 5 in. by 4 in., a specially large size, and thus adapted for class demonstration. Prices Rocks, £2 18s. 6d. for 30; Economic Minerals and Rocks, £3 7s. 6d. for 30.
The hand specimens in the set for use by the pupils are 3 in. by 2 in. Prices Rocks, £1 3s. for 30: Economic Minerals and Rocks, £1 5s. for 30.
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ASSOCIATION for the PROVISION of SCIENCE and SPECIALIST TEACHING
(Formerly the SCHOOL SCIENCE SUPPLY ASSOCIATION) An ADVISORY COMMITTEE includes Representatives of the Association of Headmistresses, the Association of Assistant Mistresses, and of the Private Schools Association, Incorporated.
Schools are provided with the part-time services of fully qualified Mistresses for the Sciences, Mathematics, Geography, and other Subjects, working from convenient Centres, under the direction of the Principal.
Science Teachers are given assistance for experimental teaching, in the planning and equipment of Science Rooms, selection of apparatus, &c. Special attention is given to the introduction of the Elementary Science Course in the Middle School and of Biology Courses in the Upper School. Supervision of inexperienced teachers and provision of substitutes are undertaken.
5th Year, 1926-7.
Nat. Sciences Tripos, Cambridge.
Parts I and II, Class I.
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rue Mégevand, Besançon. The University of Clermont has also arranged holiday courses, from July 15 until August 31. Lectures occupy six weeks of five days each, Saturdays and Sundays being devoted to excursions. The courses cover French language, literature, and culture. Clermont is a centre of considerable geographical and geological interest, and a holiday spent there should be both profitable and interesting. Accommodation is arranged if desired. All correspondence should be addressed to the Secrétariat du Comité de Patronage des Etudiants Etrangers,
4 rue Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand (Puy-de-Dôme). Fifty Days in France Study and Travel are offered at the Sorbonne from July 9 to August 29. The chief items of the programme are: A practical course in French language and literature, a series of university lectures by permanent university professors, conducted visits in and around Paris, and an academic tour to the Alps, Pyrenees, Loise Castle, or Riviera, Italy, and Switzerland. Details from the Director, French Summer Courses, Sorbonne, Paris.
The Prize for the March Competition is awarded to "Blackheath," proxime accessit, "Ardconaig."
The winner of the February Competition is Miss Kathleen M. Chapman, Money Sellers, Winchelsea.
The winner of the January Competition was Mr. E. Mousel, Stonyhurst College, near Blackburn.
We classify the seventeen versions received as follows: Blackheath, Ardconaig, Esse quam videri and G. M. F., Tula, Bodley, R. G., Chardonne, Proveeder, Borderer, M. M. A., Celia, J. E. M., A. F. Doughty, Cunctatrix, Pervenche, L. G. S., Sancho.
"Blackheath" having won our two guineas within the last twelvemonth, this Prize passes to the winner of the
second place. Will "Ardconaig send his name and
EXTRACT FROM "LÍRICA POPULAR ESPAÑOLA "
BY SALVADOR DE MADARIAGA.
El propio Dante G. Rossetti hubiera querido por suya esta bellísima canción asturiana, tan delicadamente envuelta en las pliegues de sus poéticos símbolos :
Tengo de subir, subir, Tengo de subir al puerto Aunque me cubra la nieve.
Si la nieve resbala ¿ qué hará la rosa ? Ya se va marchitando la mas hermosa. Ay mi amor.
Si la nieve resbala ¿Que haré yo ?
Tengo de subir al puerto,
Si la nieve resbala ¿ qué hará el sendero ?
Si la nieve resbala ¿Que haré yo ?
No puede darse poesía culta mas sutil, sugestiva y simbólica que esta poesía popular cogida entre la nieve de las montañas de Asturias. En contacto con la misteriosa sencillez de la naturaleza, nuestros anónimos poetas del pueblo han hallado directamente las mismas harmonías sugestivas que en plena cultura universal percibió el delicado oido de Rossetti, Maeterlinck y los simbolistas. Pero, no obstante esta curiosa relación con el simbolismo europeo, nuestra poesía popular, en su manera mas típica, es a la vez mas primitiva y mas honda, mas directa y mas penetrante, y en su interpretación de la vida y de la naturaleza, mas viril, que la fina pero algo afeminada poesía del simbolismo moderno. (Continued on page 280)
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