By C. F. Abdy Williams
C. F. Abdy Williams (1855-1923), a famous song pupil, traced the historical past of the self-discipline at Oxford and Cambridge from the 15th century to the overdue Victorian interval during this 1894 ebook. He discusses the earliest files of levels within the topic, the institution of professorships, the necessities for levels and the ceremonies linked to their conferral. He offers biographical info for graduates from as early as 1463, noting that English tune of this early interval was once in a really complex degree in comparison to that of the remainder of Europe. He additionally contains, in an appendix, the names of these folks who're pointed out as graduates yet whose names don't seem within the college files. His publication finds the significance hooked up to the cultivation of tune on the old British universities and the status hooked up to their students over a number of centuries.