THE ASSOCIATION FOR THE ORGANISATION OF ACADEMICAL STUDY.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE"SPECTATOR.")
Sfit,—My attention has been drawn to a letter in your journal of June 28th, on the "Association for the Organisation of Academical Study," signed, "C. E. Appleton, Hon. Sec." As this signature is calculated to mislead your readers, it may be well to state that Mr. Appleton in no way represents the views of the Committee of Management of the Association, who are now occupied in carrying out the instructions contained in the Report to which you refer, and of which I enclose a copy. These views were quite correctly summed up in your former article, which Mr. Appleton controverts.
I must add that the impression naturally conveyed by Mr. Appleton's statement that the principles of the Report have been, since its adoption by the Association, "disavowed in writing by a majority of two to one," is altogether incorrect. Since the meeting at which the Report was formally adopted, the Associa- tion, as a whole, has not expressed any opinion on the subject.— I am, Sir, &C., HENRY SIDGWICK, Secretary to the Committee.