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Christian Work in Public Schools, by the Rev. H. MONTAGU
BUTLER, D.D., Master of Trinity College, Cambridge;
formerly Headmaster of Harrow (1859-85) and Dean of
Some Aspects of Theory and Practice in Infant Education,
by Miss AGNES WARD, Lecturer in Kindergarten Methods
under the London School Board, Examiner to the National
Froebel Union; and formerly Principal of the Maria Grey
Primary Education in the Nineteenth Century, by Sir Joshua
FITCH, M.A., LL.D., formerly Chief Inspector of Training
Secondary Education Legislation, with Special Reference to
Problems awaiting Solution, by R. P. Scott, M.A.,
LL.D., Headmaster of the Parmiter's School, and Hon.
Secondary Education of Girls and the Development of Girls'
High Schools, by Miss F. GADESDEN, Certificated Student
in Honours, Girton College, Cambridge; Headmistress of
The Teaching of History in England during the Nineteenth
Century, by H. L. WITHERS, M.A., Professor of Educa-
The Teaching of Science in Schools, by C. W. KIMMINS,
M.A., D.Sc. (Lond.), Secretary to the London Society
for the Extension of University Teaching, and Inspector
of Science Teaching to the Technical Education Board of
Industrial Education, by Sir PHILIP MAGNUS, B.Sc., B.A.,
Superintendent of Technological Examinations, City and
The Training of Teachers, by Miss E. P. HUGHES, Associate
of Newnham College, Cambridge; formerly Principal of
The University Extension Movement, by Sir RICHArd Jebb,
Litt.D., D.C.L., LL.D., M.P., Regius Professor of Greek
in the University of Cambridge, and Fellow of Trinity
Outlines of the Development of Educational Ideas during the .
Nineteenth Century, by W. REIN, Ph.D., Professor of
THE subject on which I have been called to address you is "Some Aspects of Christian Work in the 19th Century." One aspect of such work will to-day engage our thoughts. It is the efforts of good men to bring not only healthy but distinctly Christian influences to bear on our great Public Schools.
It cannot, I fear, be questioned that during (we will say) the 18th Century and, roughly speaking, the first quarter of the 19th, such distinctly Christian efforts were conspicuous by their absence. There were indeed many earnest Christian schoolmasters between 1700 and the time of Arnold; but the conception of school life as a training in Christ both for boys and masters, and the ambition of serving Christ as part of a schoolboy's school ideal-these things were either no longer or not yet.
The evidence for this conclusion is to my mind as irresist ible as it is painful. I can but touch upon it. I find one admirable man, with special opportunities of judging, writing in 1844, "The tone of young men at the University "—and
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