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Candidates must make application by letter to the Professor of Divinity not later than November 1st or April 1st respectively, accompanying their letter with a statement of their course of study as students of Divinity, and with the necessary certificates. The Fee for the Degree is £3 3s.
6. DOCTOR OF DIVINITY (D.D.)
This Degree is now conferred in accordance with the following Regulations, which were adopted by the Senate, April 28th, 1869, and March 9th, 1882:
I. A Bachelor of Divinity of this University of fifteen years standing may proceed to the Degree of D.D. after performance of the following exercises to the approval of the Senate :
1. He shall compose a Thesis on a Theological subject approved by the Professor of Divinity, and shall deposit with the Clerk of Senate fifty printed copies of the Thesis. All Theses to be sent in on or before 1st February in each year.
2. He shall preach a University Sermon in a place and at a time to be appointed by the Vice-Chancellor and the Professor of Divinity. The sermon may be preached at any time after he is a B.D. of five years' standing.
II. A Bachelor of Divinity of this University of eight years' standing may proceed to the Degree of D.D. by passing a higher examination in any two of the four subjects embraced in the examinations for the Degree of B.D., the Senate determining on the Report of the Examiners whether the Degree of D.D. shall be conferred. The Senate may dispense with this examination in the case of a Bachelor of Divinity of whom the Theological Faculty shall report that he has published a work of merit in Theological Science.
III. A Graduate in Arts or Member of the General Council, who completed his theological course before the revival of the Degree of B.D., may proceed to the Degree of D.D. in the same way as a B.D. of eight years' standing under Regulation II., or as a B.D. of fifteen years' standing under Regulation I., his standing being reckoned from the completion of his theological course.
IV. The University dues for the Degree of D.D. shall be, as heretofore, Twenty Pounds; under deduction of the dues previously paid on examination for the Degrees of M.A. and B.D.
The following are the resolutions regulating the procedure of the Senate in conferring the Degree of D.D. :—
1. Proposals for conferring the Degree of D.D. shall be brought before the Senate at the first meeting in March.
2. At the commencement of every session a committee shall be appointed, to be called the committee on the Degree of D.D., consisting of the Principal, three Professors from the Faculty of Theology (of whom the Professor of Divinity shall always be one), and one Professor from each of the other Faculties. To this committee all proposals to confer this Degree shall be remitted.
3. It shall be the duty of this committee to consider the proposals brought before the Senate, and to submit to the Senate in writing a statement of the grounds on which, in any case, their recommendation to confer the Degree is founded, showing :—
(a) Under which of the Regulations (I., II., or III.) the candidate is proceeding to the Degree; and
(b) Whether his character and professional standing are such as to warrant the conferring of the proposed distinction.
4. No resolution to confer the Degree of D.D. shall be moved in the Senate until the meeting after that to which the committee's recommendation is presented.
In exceptional cases in which it may not be expedient to insist, on compliance with the Regulations, the committee on the Degree of D.D. shall be required to lay before the Senate a statement of the special circumstances under which the conferring of the Degree is recommended.
7.-DOCTOR OF LAWS (LL.D.)
The following resolutions regulating the procedure of the Senate in conferring the honorary degree of LL.D. were agreed to, 9th March, 1882:
1. Proposals for conferring the Degree of LL.D. shall be brought before the Senate at the first meeting in November, or the first meeting in March.
2. At the commencement of every session a committee shall be appointed, to be called the Committee on the Degree of LL.D., consisting of the Principal, two Professors from each of the Faculties of Arts and Law, and one Professor from each of the Faculties of Medicine and Theology. To this committee all proposals to confer this Degree shall be remitted.
3. It shall be the duty of this committee to consider the proposals brought before the Senate, and to submit to the Senate in writing a statement of the grounds on which, in any case, their recommendation to confer the Degree is founded.
4. To enable the Committee to fulfil the third regulation, the proposer, along with two other members of Senate, shall fill up a Schedule showing in the case of the person nominated :
(a) Whether he is an alumnus of this or any other University, and whether he already holds any Academical Degree.
(b) Whether he is the author of any work of acknowledged merit or has otherwise contributed to the progress of learning and science.
(c) And, in general, whether his character, profession, and position in society are such as to warrant the conferring of the proposed distinction.
5. No resolution to confer the Degree of LL.D. shall be moved in the Senate until the meeting after that to which the Committee's recommendation is presented.
GRADUATES OF THE UNIVERSITY.
On ceremonial occasions the Graduates are expected to appear in the Gown and Hood proper to their Degrees.
The ordinary Gowns to be worn by Graduates of the University of Glasgow are of black silk or stuff, of similar shapes to those appropriated to the corresponding degrees in the other British Universities.*
The Hoods for the different Degrees are as follows:-
B.A., Black Silk, bordered inside with Red Purple Silk (colour of
M.A., Black Silk, lined with Red Purple Silk.
B.Sc., Black Silk, lined with Gold coloured Silk (colour of Whin Blossom-Ulex Europaa).
D.Sc., Black Velvet, lined with Gold coloured Silk.
B.L., Black Silk, bordered inside with Venetian Red Silk (colour of Clove Carnations).
LL.B., Black Silk, lined with Venetian Red Silk.
M.B. and C.M., Black Cloth, lined with Scarlet Silk.
M.D., Black Silk, lined with Scarlet Silk.
B.D., Black Silk, bordered with Black Velvet, lined with Red Purple Silk.
D.D., Black Velvet, lined with Black Silk, or (if the Graduate be Master of Arts) with Red Purple Silk.
By a Statute of the Commissioners appointed by the Act, 1690, chapter XVII, of the Parliament of Scotland, "for the Visitation of Universities and Schools," it was enacted that "all the students in
* The Robemakers to the University have standard patterns of the gowns, which, it may be stated for the information of those at a distance, are of the same shape with the ordinary (or undress) gowns of the corresponding degrees at Cambridge.
the several Universities and Colleges within this kingdom be obliged to wear gowns during the time of the sitting of the Colleges," and that "the Regents or Masters be obliged to wear black gowns, and the students red gowns; and, in regard that wearing of gowns has never been the custom in the College of Edinburgh, the Commissioners do therefore recommend to the Masters of that College to endeavour to bring the custom of wearing gowns there into practice." It appears from the University records that the wearing of red gowns had been previously the practice in Glasgow, and it continued to be the practice in all the Arts classes which existed at the date of this statute uninterruptedly till recently.
The General Council of this University having requested the University Court to recommend to the Senate the propriety of requiring the students to conform to the ancient practice of this University as to Academic Dress; and the University Court having remitted the subject to the determination of the Senate, with an expression of regret that the Academical Dress formerly worn by the Arts students has of late years been laid aside, the Senate has given notice that students in Arts are required to wear the gown on public occasions, and in their classes, unless for a reason satisfactory to the Professor of the class.
The Senate further require that, in future, all candidates for Graduation in Arts shall appear in their gowns at the examinations and at the Ceremony of Graduation.
While this notice does not apply to students not in the Faculty of Arts, all students in the University are entitled to wear the Red Gown.
The propriety of wearing an Academical Cap along with the Gown having been brought under the notice of the Senate by a memorial from the students, the following resolution was adopted, April 25th, 1871:
"The Senate, fully recognising the propriety of a suitable Academic Cap being worn along with the Gown, recommend that the Trencher Cap be so worn, but desire that it be not worn without the Gown."*
CEREMONY OF GRADUATION.
The following are the regulations adopted by the Senate :All Degrees, honorary or gained by examination, shall be publicly conferred, except in special cases, to be decided by the Senate.
Candidates for Graduation in Arts are required to appear in students' red gowns; candidates for Graduation in other Faculties in black gowns; those who are already Graduates, in the costume proper to their previous degree.
*The Robemakers to the University supply Caps. Gowns and Caps may be obtained from the Janitor at the University at the makers' prices.
V.—BURSARIES, SCHOLARSHIPS, &c., PRIZES. N.B. No alumnus of the University is allowed to hold at one time more than one Bursary, Scholarship, or Fellowship, except in cases provided for by the Regulations.
NOTE.-Bursars in the Faculty of Arts are required to attend each session two at least of the classes embraced in the curriculum for M.A. Bursars in the Faculty of Theology are required to attend the Divinity Class and any two of the three classes of Hebrew, Church History, and Biblical Criticism.
In the case of Bursaries in the gift of the Senate, in appointing to which "a preference" is to be given to certain names, &c., by a "preference" the Senate understand, in every instance, a preference cæteris paribus.