On Friday week the Quincentenary Celebrations at St. Andrews ended
with a visit to University College, Dundee, where the delegates and guests were welcomed by Lord
Camperdown, the President of the College, and Lord Rosebery delivered an amusing speech. Alluding to the union between Dundee and St. Andrews, Lord Rosebery observed that he did not think we should ever see any more Universities
"founded on the lines of St. Andrews—a secluded place chosen for its seclusion where studies may be pursued uninterrupted by the grosser joys and temptations of a great city. All Universities of the future will be situated in great industrial communities where the want of Universities is keenly felt and whore the funds for founding them are most likely to be discovered. I think, there- fore, that we may regard the era of shrines of learning like St. Andrews as past. It is wise, then, when a University of a new kind is founded at a great centre of population, that it should try and unite itself to what is rapidly becoming so scarce—an ancient University and its traditions."
In conclusion, Lord Rosebery observed that he had now served in the Rectorship of all the Universities of Scotland. He had squared the circle, and it was especially gratifying to him for many reasons that the very last stage of his manifold Rectorial career should be spent in the city of Dundee on this occasion.