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<ul><li><p>Prize Medals of the Royal Geographical Society. Report for 1876, and Programme for 1877Source: Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of London, Vol. 20, No. 6 (1875 - 1876),pp. 513-531Published by: Wiley on behalf of The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of BritishGeographers)Stable URL: .Accessed: 19/06/2014 03:06</p><p>Your use of the JSTOR archive indicates your acceptance of the Terms &amp; Conditions of Use, available at .</p><p> .JSTOR is a not-for-profit service that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range ofcontent in a trusted digital archive. We use information technology and tools to increase productivity and facilitate new formsof scholarship. For more information about JSTOR, please contact</p><p> .</p><p>Wiley and The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) are collaborating withJSTOR to digitize, preserve and extend access to Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of London.</p><p> </p><p>This content downloaded from on Thu, 19 Jun 2014 03:06:39 AMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions</p><p></p></li><li><p>PRIZE MEDALS </p><p>OF TBE </p><p>ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY. </p><p>REPORT FOR 1876, </p><p>AND </p><p>PROGRAMME FOR 1877. </p><p>VOL. XX. 2 R </p><p>This content downloaded from on Thu, 19 Jun 2014 03:06:39 AMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions</p><p></p></li><li><p>( 514 ) </p><p>SYNOPSIS OF RESULTS </p><p>PAST EXAMINATIONS. </p><p>fljpkal tognrpljg. </p><p>1869.?Emminer, A. E, Wallacb. (Special Subject: Palestine.) </p><p>Gold Medal .. .. .. W. Grtjndy. (Rossatt.) </p><p>Bronze Medal </p><p>HonouraUy Mentioned </p><p>G. W. Gent. (EossaU.) </p><p>G. G. Butler, M. Stewart, A. Wilson, G. B. Brown, E. Thomas. </p><p>1870.?Examiner, A. E. Wallaoe. (Special Subject: India.) </p><p>Gold Medal .. .. .. G. G. Btjtleb. (Liverpool College.') </p><p>Bronze Medal </p><p>HonouraUy Mentioned </p><p>M. Stewart. (Eossaik) </p><p>W. Hind, G. Hughes, F. J. Beckly, F. W. Hunt, R. F. "W. Shaw, E. C. Thomas. </p><p>1871.?Examiner, Dr. W. B. Carpenter, F.E.S. (Special Subject; British North America.) </p><p>Gold Medal.D. McAlister. (Liverpool Institute.') </p><p>Bronze Medal .. .. W. G. Collingwood. (Liverpool College.) </p><p>Ilmourably Mentioned R. A. Lundie, W, N, Shaw, W. C. Hudson, F. J. Reekley, T. Disney, W. E. Evffl, H. R, F, Brown, W. B. Ffooks. </p><p>1872.?Examiner, H. W. Bates, F.L.R (Special Subject: South America.) </p><p>Gold Medal .. .. . </p><p>Bronze Medal .. ., </p><p>HonouraUy Mentioned </p><p>S. E. Speing-Rice. (Eton College.) </p><p>A. S. Butler. (Liverpool College.) </p><p>0. Penrose, E. Dickson, J. R, White, H. de V. Vane. </p><p>Examiner, Bev. W. G. Clark. </p><p>H. C. Kichmond. {Liverpool College,*) </p><p>J. D. WlLDE. {Manchester Grammar Scliool.) </p><p>E. Crabb, J. H. Collins, M. h. Lewis, H. B. Dixon, D? S. Bontflower. </p><p>Examiner, Yery Bev. Dean Howson, D.D. </p><p>G. W. Gent. (Mossall.) </p><p>J. H. Collins. {Liverpool College.') </p><p>E. Crabb, William Grundy, George Hogben, J. D. Murray, H. B. Dixon. </p><p>Examiner, C. H. Piarson, - M.A. Gr. Hogben. </p><p>(University Schoo!, NoUinglmm.) E. N. Abkle. </p><p>{Liverpool College,) F. M. Sparks, J. B. Heath, D. S. Bontflower, A. HassalL </p><p>Examiner, T. W. HINCH? LIFF,, M.A. </p><p>W. G, Collingwood. {Liverpool College.) </p><p>W. 0. Gbaham. {Mon College.) </p><p>K. H. Sayle, W. L. Kingsford. H. E. Dixon. </p><p>This content downloaded from on Thu, 19 Jun 2014 03:06:39 AMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions</p><p></p></li><li><p>SYNOPSIS OF RESULTS OF PAST EXAMINATIONS. 515 </p><p>fljpral fejraplg. </p><p>1873.?Examiner, Dr. J. D. Hooker, F.E.S. (Special Subject: Eastern and Western Turkestan.) Gold Medal.W. 0. Hudson. </p><p>(Liverpool College.) Bronze Medal </p><p>HonouraUy Mentioned </p><p>W. A. Forbes. (Wtnchester College.) </p><p>A. C. Cole, R. 0. Reade, H. j H. Hancock, H. Louis, N. M. Richardson, G. S. Pawle, G. R. Townsend, W. S. Widdicombe. </p><p>1874.?Examine}^ Prof. A. C. Eamsay, LL.D. (Special Siibject: The British Isles.) </p><p>Gold Medal.L. Weston. (City of London School.) </p><p>Bronze Medal </p><p>HonouraUy Mentioned </p><p>F. C. Montague. (University College School.) </p><p>H. M. Platnauer, W. S. Wid? dicombe, C. A. Spring-Riee, H. A. Miers, C. Healev, W. F. Wilson, A. R. Forsyth. </p><p>1875.?Examiner, General E. Strachey, E.E. (Special Subject: China.) </p><p>Gold Medal. </p><p>Bronze Medal </p><p>HonouraUy Mentioned </p><p>H. A. Miers. (Eton College.) </p><p>A. E. Garrod. (Marlborough College.) </p><p>0. A. Spring-Rice, H. Perrin, H. H. Hancock, W. D. Thomson, H. M. Plat? nauer. </p><p>1876.?Examiner, Prof. T. Etjpert Jones, F.E.S. (Special Subject: The Arctic Megions.) </p><p>Gold Medal.Jno. Wilkie. (Liverpool College.) </p><p>Eronzs Medal .. .. Walter New. (Dulwich College.) </p><p>Jlonourably Mentioned J. A. Robinson, L. P. Jacks, E. von Lengerke, Sir M. Crofton, F. S. Carey. </p><p>Examiner, Maj.-Gen. Sir H. C. Bawlinson, k.c.b. </p><p>S. E. Spring-Rice. {Eton College.) </p><p>A. T. JSTutt. ( University College School.) </p><p>A. Williams, W. L. Kings? ford, G. H. Sing, S. II. B. Saunders, A. Hassall. </p><p>Examiner, Bev. Canon Bawlinson, M.A. </p><p>W. H. Turton. {Clifton College.) </p><p>L. Jacob. {City of London School.) </p><p>J. F. Heyes, S. H. B. Saunders, R. W. Whiston W. B. Styer. </p><p>Examiner, Sir Buther- fobd Alcock, K.C.B. </p><p>S. H. B. Saunders. {Dulwich College.) </p><p>W. C. Graham. {Eton College.) </p><p>J. Vans Agnew, W. M. H. Mimer, J. F. Heyes, D. G. Crawford, T. Knox, A. S. Moriarty. </p><p>Examiner, Sir F. Leopold McClintock, F.B.S. </p><p>Thomas Knox. {Haileybury College.) </p><p>W. M. H. MlLNER. {Marlborough College.) </p><p>J. B. Johnston, H. W. Pigeon, J. F. Heyes, W. J. Newton, A. R. Ropes, C. W. Mac- 3Iaster. </p><p>This content downloaded from on Thu, 19 Jun 2014 03:06:39 AMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions</p><p></p></li><li><p>516 TABULAR SUMMARY OF AWARDS. </p><p>w. </p><p>O W o </p><p>o H </p><p>o rt o Q </p><p>m a ft o </p><p>Q </p><p>ft O </p><p>p </p><p>s 3 </p><p>C5 co CO |&gt; 00 00 </p><p>^ * M " l&gt; l&gt; -r oo oo $ ?H rH </p><p>th io co </p></li><li><p>RESULTS OF THE EXAMINATION FOR 1876. 517 </p><p>PRIZE MEDALS </p><p>OF THE </p><p>EOYAL GEOGBAPHICAL SOCIETY. </p><p>INSTITTTTED, 1869. </p><p>RESULTS OF THE EXAMINATION FOR 1876. </p><p>List of Schools who were invited to compete in 1876. </p><p>English Schools.?St. Peter's College, Badley, Abingdon; King Edward's School, Birmingham; Brighton College; Bristol Grammar School; Cathedrai Grammar School, Chester; Cheltenham College ; Clifton College; Dulwich College; Eton College; Haileybury College; Harrow; Hurstpierpoint; Liverpool College; Liverpool Institute; London,?Charter House; Christ's Hospital; City of London School; King's College School; St. Paul's; University College School; Westminster School; Boyal Naval School, New Cross;?The College, Malvern ; Manchester School; Marlborough College; University School,Nottingham; Bepton; Bossall; Bugby; King's School, Sherborne; Shoreham; Shrewsbury; Stonyhurst College, Blackburn; The School, Tonbridge; Uppingham School; Wellington College; Winchester College. </p><p>Channel Islands School.?Yictoria College, Jersey. </p><p>Scotch Schools.?Aberdeen Grammar School; Edinburgh Academy; Edinburgh High School; Glasgow High School; Glasgow Academy. </p><p>Irish Schools.?Boyal Academical Institute, Belfast; Dungannon Boyal School; Ennis College ; Portora Boyal School, Enniskillen ; Foyle College, Londonderry; Bathfarnham, St. Columba's College; Bathmines School, Dublin. </p><p>Twenty of the above Schools furnished competitors, according to the following list, in which is entered the number of candidates in Political and Physical Geography from each school:? </p><p>This content downloaded from on Thu, 19 Jun 2014 03:06:39 AMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions</p><p></p></li><li><p>518 SCHOOLS PPJZE MEDALS. </p><p>Pby&amp;cal. Political. Marlborough College. 3 .... 1 Rathmines School, Dublin. 1 .... 1 Victoria College, Jersey. 2 .... 0 Brighton College . 1 .... 2 University College School . 2 .... 0 Ennis College. 1 .... 0 University School, Nottingham .; 1 .... 0 Charterhouse School .'. 1 .... 1 Eton College . 4 .... 2 City of London School . 2 .... 1 Clifton College. .. .. 0 .... 3 Haileybury College. 1 .... 1 Liverpool College . 3 .... 2 Dulwich College . 4 .... 0 Manchester Grammar School. 2 .... 1 Edinburgh High School. 0 .... 1 Bristol Grammar School. 1 .... 0 Oheltenham College. 3 .... 2 Rossall School. 2 .... 1 Repton School. . 1 .... 1* </p><p>Total .. 35 .. .. 20 </p><p>The Examiners appointed by the Council for 1876 were Professor T. Bupert Jones, f.r.s., for Physical, and Admiral Sir P. Leopold McClintock, f.r.s., for Political Geography. The examinations were held at the various schools, on the 20th of March, and the Prizes were presented at the Anniversary Meeting of the Society. </p><p>The special subject for the year 1876 was? </p><p>The Arctic Eegions (including Iceland and the whole of </p><p>Greenland). </p><p>PHYSICAL GEOGBAPHY. </p><p>No. 1 Examination Paper, 1876. </p><p>General. </p><p>[Candidates are not to answer more than Twelve Questions in this Paper."] </p><p>(1). Mention the chief cities and ports, and describe the main features of the regions, passed through on the ?" Overland" routes, (1) via Marseilles, and (2) via Brindisi, from London to Bombay. Give the distances from point to point mentioned in the lines of route, and the altitudes of the lands traversed. Use both English and French measures. </p><p>(2), Illustrate by diagram the form, relative position, and comparative mag? nitude of Europe, Asia, and Africa, indicating the chief adjacent Islands, </p><p>* This candidate was withdrawn. </p><p>This content downloaded from on Thu, 19 Jun 2014 03:06:39 AMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions</p><p></p></li><li><p>EXAMINATION PAPERS, 1876. 519 </p><p>Mountain-ranges, Deserts, and great River-systems. Draw a sectional diagram of the surface from the North Cape to Ceylon, showing the relative heights above the sea-level. </p><p>(3). Name the principal Rivers of North America. Where do they rise? Into what seas do they enter ? Describe their largest Lakes, Cataracts, and Deltas. </p><p>(4). Draw an outline of New Zealand; indicate its geographical divisions; briefly describe their physical characters and natural products, and men? tion any effects of human interference on the fauna and flora. </p><p>(5). Name the chief Mountains and Hill-ranges in the British Isles on a diagram showing their relative position; and state what you know of their relative climate, productions, and geological structure. </p><p>(6). Draw a plan of the Pacific Ocean, with the most important of its Islands, the chief Volcanoes in and around it, the limits of the Coral-zone, and the tracks of the best known of its Currents. </p><p>(7). Define what is meant by the Terrestrial Poles, the Magnetic Poles, the Foci of Maximum Magnetic Intensity, and the Points of Maximum Cold. </p><p>(8). Give the elevation of the Line of Perpetual Congelation in Iceland and the Countries on the Arctic Circle; stating particulars as to its local reduction in Summer. </p><p>(9). Name the greater Periodical Air-currents in the North and South Hemi- spheres, and show how they are influenced by the Physical Geography of the areas where they prevail. </p><p>(10). How and to what extent are the nature and characters of a district influenced by the nature and characters of its strata and other rock- masses ? Give examples. </p><p>(11). Compare the mean annual temperature and climate of either England and the Falkland Isles, or Gibraltar and the Cape of Good Hope; these having, respectively, nearly the same latitude in the northern and southern hemispheres. </p><p>(12). What is the normal colour of the Sea? To what several causes is its alteration in colour due, as well in the greater Oceans as in the Red, Yermilion, Black, and Yellow Seas, the Persian Gulf, Arctic Ocean, and Gulf of Guinea. </p><p>(13). Compare the coast of Greenland with that of Norway, as to physical features and conditions. What other coasts offer similar appearances ? Can you account for their peculiar configuration ? </p><p>(14). How would you determine whether Islands adjacent one to another, or to the mainland, had or had not at any period formed part of a greater area of land ? Explain the value of any known evidence of the existence of a great continent of which the Islands of Oceania might be the existing relics. </p><p>(15). Mention the principal Food-plants, the places whence they were originally obtained, where they are now cultivated, and where they are chiefly consumed. </p><p>(16). In what does a Plateau differ from a Plain? Describe the physical features of one example of each, with remarks on its fauna and flora. Why are great cities situated chiefly on plains ? </p><p>(17). Draw a rough map on any suitable scale from the following notes :? Having landed on a promontory, A, I am directed to survey the estuary </p><p>This content downloaded from on Thu, 19 Jun 2014 03:06:39 AMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions</p><p></p></li><li><p>520 SCHOOLS PRIZE MEDALS. </p><p>of a river lying N. of this point. My note-book finally contained the following data. </p><p>Took bearings from A, of lighthouse on E. end of island I, in the estuary, and hillock at its western extremity. Found the former to be N.N.E., and the latter N. Walked along range of hills marking the central ridge of the promontory in a N.E. direction. At 2000 yards top of first hill, B? Bearing of lighthouse N.W. and of hillock W.N.W. Observed a small headland, C, in bay S. of the promontory, bearing: S.S.E., and distant 1500 yards (by pacing). Between this and A the coast nearly straight, but from C it curved inwards to the E., and then to the W., cutting the same bearing S.S.E. at about 1000 yards from C- Returned to hill B. </p><p>Walked from B N.E. to second hill, p, distance 1000 yards. Coast bears N.W. 750 yards. Ground sinks gently from P for 1000 yards, when a main road bearing N.N.W. is reached. At 500 yards, gohTg N.N.W., bridge of three spans crosses the estuary. Coast-line from A. to bridge curved slightly towards the N. From bridge, eastwards, stream bears E.N.E., and is of uniform width. At N. end of bridge a small village, with roads leading N.E., N., and W.N.W. </p><p>Walked by the last 1500 yards, found headland D bearing S. 750' yards. Coast between J) and bridge slightly indented. At 2400 yards promontory A bore due S. At 4000 yards reached small fort. Head? land E bore S.W. 2500 yards. Coast between E and D forms a bay, the most northern curve of which is 1000 yards from fort, and bears S.S.E. </p><p>From fort walked on original bearing, W.N.W., to coast, distant 1500 yards from fort. Steep cliffs. Coast-line from E nearly straight,. and apparently continues so to the N. From fort, main road ran N.N.W.. nearly parallel to cliffs. </p><p>No. 2 Examination Paper, 1876. </p><p>Special. </p><p>[Candid...</p></li></ul>