Liberality of Convocation
Physics, Instruments, Laboratories, Universities, Patronage, Religion, Religious Authority
Discusses a report that 'Convocation is to be asked to make a grant of £1,000 for apparatus for the new building for Experimental Philosophy, under the care of Prof. Clifton'. Notes that 'There are [...] Convocations and Convocations', but wonders 'who could be simple enough' to ask convocation for money for promoting 'practical science'. (Convocation is a provincial assembly of Anglican clergy as well as the legislative body of the the University of Oxford, where Clifton was Professor of Experimental Philosophy).
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