17 MAY 1879, Page 3

By the retirement of the Registrar, Dr. W. B. Carpenter,

which Lord Granville and Mr. Lowe both mentioned with pro- found regret on Wednesday, the University of London certainly loses—in that capacity, at least--services of the highest value. Dr. Carpenter has now devoted to the University for something near a quarter of a century, great scientific attainments, -unusual knowledge of the theory and practice of education, great powers of work, and great powers of will, with a fidelity as unflagging as if there had been no independent scientific career open to him, in which he well knew that he could make his mark.