Punch,  10 (1846), 143.

New Scientific Appointments at Cambridge



News-Commentary, Drollery


Universities, Education

    Notes that the focus on 'classical and mathematical' studies at the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge has been criticized as 'musty, fusty, rusty, monastic, and obsolete'. Laments the fact that Cambridge does not teach pugilism—the 'most' natural of all 'sciences' and one that most students practice. Notes the absence of such positions as a 'Master of the noble Art of Self-defence' and of a prize-ring as a 'circle of collegiate science'. Announces the foundation of various professorships and degrees in pugilism.

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