REPORTS ON THEIR PROGRESS A Fine Scholastic Record.
A fine record of scholarship is revealed by reports on Hackett students which have been prepared by the University authori ties Thp renorts deal with the work of 23
students, and the achievements recorded ire in themselves a fitting tribute to the beneficience of the late Sir John Winthrop Hackett. _ , , A studentship was granted to Mr. Harold Walter Bailey, M.A., for 1927, and 1928 and i half studentship for 1929. He entered 'the Oxford final honours school of oriental studies for the subjects of Sanskrit and Zend, with the object of obtaining the de gree of Bachelor of Literature. In J928 Mr. Bailey was elected to the Nubar Pasha Armenian Scholarship for the promotion of Armenian studies. The following year he was awarded First Class honours in Sanskrit, Zend and comparative philology of Sanskrit, Zend, Greek and Latin in the honours school of oriental studies. Mr. Bailey was appointed to the Parei com munity's lectureship in Iranian studies at the University of London, and on accept ing this position he refunded the grant for 1929 which had been paid to him. Miss Jean Isabel Hamilton, Ph.D.. B.A. (Hons) was granted a studentship for 1927 and 1928, and a half studentship in 1929. She entered the University of Bonn to undertake two years' research work in Germanic philology at that University and the University of Heidelberg and one year's research work at the Sorbonne University. Miss Hamilton was awarded the Bon Hum boldt scholarship, and later she obtained the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the Bonn University, being classified as 'very good' in two sections and 'good' in one. She returned to Perth, but not finding suitable employment she accepted a lectur ing post at Bonn this year. Having been granted a studentship in 1927, Mr. Thomas Charles Dunn, Ph.D., B.Sc. (Agric.) entered the University of California to undertake special work in plant physiology and plant pathology for the degree of Master of Science. He ob tained a Fellowship in 1927 and secured the M.S. degree in 1929 and the Doctor of Philosophy in 1930. He is now research officer at the Muresk Agricultural College and he is investigating the improvement. of pastures under the Merchants' Agricultural Research Fund. Miss Gwendoline Cowley Dowson, B.A. (Hons.) received a studentship in 1928. She proceeded to Brussels and Sorbonne to study Belgian literature for the degree of Master of Arts. In 1930 Miss Cowley ob-. tained a position as full-time mistress at the Presbyterian Ladies' College, Cottes Ioe. Her research is not yet complete. A studentship was awarded to Mr. John Edwin Ingleston Cairns, Ph.D., M.Sc, while he was at the Carnegie Magnetic Observatory at Watheroo. The studentship was renewed in 1929. Mr. Cairns studied the thermal diffusion of argon* and helium gases under Sir Ernest Rutherford at the Caven dish Laboratory in 1929, 1930 and 1931, and he was granted the degree of Doctor of Philosophy of the University of Cambridge in 1931. He went to Huancayo, in Peru (South America) to the Magnetic Observa tory conducted by the Carnegie Institute. Awarded a studentship in 1928, Miss Vera Ada Summers, D.XJ.P., M.A., had in view work on French poets of the romantic period, and she studied 'Orientalism in the work of Alfred de Vigny' at the Sor bonne University. The studentship was re newed in 1930 and in the following year Miss Summers obtained the degree of Doc tor of the University of Paris. In the Bame year she was appointed to the staff of the Presbyterian Ladies' College.
Mr. Arthur Thomas Williamson, B.A., was awarded a studentship in 1928 which was renewed in 1929. On commencing work in London in October, 1928, Mr. William son intended to continue his work on the life and career of Lord Forrest with a view to obtaining the degree of Doctor of Philo sophy. Owing to lack of material, the sub ject was changed to research into Anglo 'French diplomatic relationships in the period of the decline of the second empire (1860-1870). Later the subject was modified to Anglo-French relations in Africa, 1848-70. In 1929 Mr. Williamson was grantee a scholarship by Professor Zimmern, head of the School of International Studies at Geneva. His work so impressed the Pro fessor that he was given an extension for 1930. Mr. Williamson is now teaching' in an Egyptian secondary school. His thesis for the degree of Ph.D. has not yet been sub mitted. Science Mistress. A studentship awarded to Miss Evelyn Cecilia 'Andrews, B.Sc, in 1928, was held in Perth. Later it was renewed in 1930 and held in London. In Perth Miss An drews conducted a successful piece of re search on the Australian Phyllopoda. She entered upon research in economic ento mology in 1930 in London, and with the Rothamsted Experimental Station. Since Jast year she has held a position with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Re search, London. In September next Miss Andrews will take up a post as science mistress in a school near Oxford. Miss Agnes King, Ph.D.. B.A. (Hons.), who was awarded a studentship in 1928, which was renewed in 1929. was appointed part-time lecturer' in history at the Uni *erKity of Western Australia this vear. She studied at the University of London 'The Relation of the British Government with the Royalists of Western France during the French Revolution.' In 1931 she was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philo sophy for a thesis on this subject. The degrea of Doctor of Philosophy was recently granted to Mr. Fred Joice Schon ell_, Dip.Ed., who was awarded a student ship in 1929, which was renewed in 1930. The studentship was awarded for research work in educational psychology and an investigation into physiological and psycho logical disability in spelling. In 1929 Mr. Schonell obtained the Diploma in Educa tion of the Universities of Cambridge and London, and the following year he se cured a scholarship at the Geneva School of International Studies. In 1931 he was appointed Jecturer in education at Gold smith's College, University of London, and he was granted the degree of Doctor of Philosophy of that University this year. 'Mysticism in English Poetry' was the subject of Miss Gladys Irene Wade's work under a studentship, which she held in Perth in 1929. The studentship was re newed in 1930, and Miss Wade studied in London for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Her subject was 'Thomas Traherne and his Circle— a Literary and Biographical Study.' Miss Wade had an article on 'The Manuscripts of Thomas Traherne' published in the 'Modern Lan guages Review' last October. It has since been reprinted as a separate pamphlet by the Cambridge University Press. She brought out an edition of Traherne's poems, to. which the 'Times' Literary Supplement devoted a long review, and remarked that Miss Wade had made 'a contribution to the study of Traherne which was of the first importance. In 1930 she was appointed ' senior instructor in English under the London County Coun cil at the Fulham Evening Institute, and lecturer in literature at the St. Martin's School of Art. Miss Wade, who has sub mitted her thesis for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy this year, is now head mistress of a school in Wales. Under a studentship granted in 1929 and renewed 5n 1930, Mr. William George Inglis Hayman, B.E., B.Sc, conducted radio research at the Radio Research sta tion, Slough, England. He was principally engaged on direction finding, with special application to the cathode ray oscillo graph. Mr. Hayman is now lecturing in electrical engineering nt the Perth Tech nical College and part-time at the Uni versity Engineering School. With the object of taking the degree of Doctor of Philosophy of the University of London, Mr. Launcelot Owen, M.A., left Perth in August, 1929, under a Hackett studentship. The subject of his work was 'The Peasant as a Factor in Russia's Poli tical Development.' Satisfactory reports have been received with regard to Mr. Owen's progress. In August, 1931, he ob tained a studentship from the French Gov ernment for the continuation of his study in Paris. Mr. Aubrey Gordon Xicholls, B.Sc, was granted a studentship in 1029. He took^up work in Western Australia on the resist ance of timbers to termite attack, and sys tematics of termites. He went to the Great Barrier reef with a party of Eng lish scientists to undertake researches in marine biology. In July, 1929, he was granted a Council for Scientific and In dustrial Research scholarship, and he proceeded to Plymouth, England. In 1931 he obtained the degree of Doctor of Philosophy of the University of London. Mr. Nicholls is now naturalist at the Mill port Marine. Biological Station, Buteshire, Scotland. A studentship was granted to Mr. Eric John Underwood. Ph.D., B.Sc, in 1929, and it was renewed in 1930. At the Uni versity of Cambridge ho studied the 'effects of intensive- fertilising:; on tho yiolil and composition of four-weeks' --kl pasture cuttings.' In 1931 he was nwnrded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy of the University of Cambridge. Mr. Underwood is now animnl nutrition officer of the De partment of Agriculture, Perth. Miss Dorothy May Barclay, B.A. (Hons.), was granted a studentship in 1930, which, was renewed in 1931, and held in the physics department, Perth, She
was granted the degree of Master of Science for a paper. 'On Stability Condi tions in a Discharge Tube, with a descrip tion of an oscillator built for testing them.' The degree of Master of Arts was con ferred on Miss Merab Harris by the Uni versity of Western Australia for a thesis on 'The Work of C. Y. O'Connor.' Miss Harris took up a Hackett studentship at the end of 1931, and proceeded to the Uni versity of London. She is now at the Lon don School of Economics, proceeding with a research on the emigration of people and money to Western Australia. Mr. A. Mel. Trounce was awarded a studentship in September, 1929, in order to continue his work in the Honour School of English Language and Literature, par ticularly old and middle English. In June, 1930, he obtained good second-class hon oours. A thesis entitled 'Shelley's Political Ideas' was recommended for publication by the Cambridge University Press. Chemistry Research. After being granted a studentship in 1930 Mr. Eric Mervyn Watson, Ph.D., B.Sc. (Hons.), conducted research in or ganic chemistry at the University of Lon don under Professor Robinson. He was granted the degree of Doctor of Philoso phy this year, and he now proposes to study in Germany. 'The Functions of Central Banks in the Dominions and in India' is the subject which Mr. Herbert Cole Coombs, B.A. (Hons.), is studying at the London School of Economics. He was awarded a stu dentship in 1931. Mr. Robert William Fletcher. B.Sc (Hons.), held a studentship in 1930 and 1931, and worked in Western Australia and Victoria. He submitted a number of reports on building limestones used in the construction of the Hackett Buildings, and prepared a thesis on the limestone of the Swan coastal plain. He conducted geological investigations of rocks from various parts of Western Australia, and visited the Eyre Peninsula and Broken Hill, and a number of areas in Victoria. Mr. Fletcher is at present continuing his research for the degree of Doctor of Science, and he is working part-time un der the State Geological Survey Depart ment. A studentship, tenable in Perth, was granted to Miss Mabel Heloise Crubb, B.A. (Hons.), for 1931, but permission was given for her to proceed to Oxford in Sep tember of that year. She is still at Ox ford, continuing her research in philoso phy, with particular attention to problems of aesthetics. The studentship held by Mr. Daniel Taylor, M.A., in Perth, in 1930, was re newed in 1931, and held at the University of Oxford. In 1931 Mr. Taylor commenced at Oxford a course leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, which he expects to complete in June, 1933.