Punch,  16 (1849), 142.

Symptoms of University Reform



News-Commentary, Drollery


Universities, Education, Lecturing, Language

    Regards the University of Cambridge's Jacksonian Professorship as one concerned with the 'science of pugilism' (a probable allusion to John Jackson, the celebrated pugilist). Also argues that Cambridge's Plumian Professor will be giving lectures on 'British Slang' since 'Plumian' is short for 'the Plumby one'.

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