Scope and Contents
The archives cover faculty governance, award of graduate degrees and accommodation.
Conditions Governing Access
The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts, Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR. Restrictions on access are imposed on certain categories of sensitive record: financial, governmental and personal, by order of the originating body or under data protection legislation. Access information, including opening hours and how to obtain a reader's ticket, appears as part of the Library's web site (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
Conditions Governing Use
Requests to publish text should be addressed to the Keeper of University Archives, Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR.
Biographical / Historical
The Regius Professorship of Greek was established in 1504 by Henry VIII with a stipend of £40 per annum and further endowed in 1848 with a canonry at Ely Cathedral (transferred in 1899 to the Ely Professorship of Divinity). The Kennedy Professorship of Latin was founded by funds gathered by subscriptions from the friends and former pupils of Benjamin Hall Kennedy on his retirement in 1865 from the Headmastership of Shrewsbury School, with the object of founding a chair in Latin named after him. The Professorship was established by grace of 29 April 1869, and the stipend augmented by the University in 1872. The Classical Tripos was established in 1822 and first examined in 1824. Until 1850 candidates had first to have obtained honours in Mathematics. A two-part tripos was instituted in 1881, giving scope for ancient history and philosophy in what was otherwise a markedly linguistic syllabus. The Faculty of Classics was housed in rooms in Mill Lane, Laundress Lane, Silver Street and Corn Exchange Street until 1981 when it moved into purpose-built accommodation on the Sidgwick Site. For further background information, see the following publications: C.O. Brink, English classical scholarship: historical reflections on Bentley, Porson and Housman (Cambridge University Press, 1986); C. Stray (ed.) Classics in 19th and 20th century Cambridge : curriculum, culture and community (Cambridge Philological Society, 1999); C. Stray 'A Parochial Anomaly: The Classical Tripos 1822-1900' in C. Stray and J. Smith (eds.) Teaching and Learning in 19th-century Cambridge (Boydell and Brewer, 2001) pp. 31-44.
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