Education: Lord Rector

The ermine and broadcloth of a British University's lord-rectorship are one thing. The dignitary who is elected adds considerably to his reputation at the trifling cost of an address on youth's enviable estate, whole duty and glorious opportunities for service. Sometimes the occasion brings forth a notable pronouncement, as that of Sir James Barrie on Courage, delivered when he assumed the lord-rectorship of St. Andrews University in 1922.

But the election of a lord rector by the students is quite another thing. The qualifications of the candidates are too well known to...

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