7 JULY 1866, Page 2

The question of opposing Mr. Gathorne Hardy's return for the

University of Oxford has been taken into serious consideration by the Liberals in London and Oxford. It has finally been decided to do nothing on this occasion, as the circumstances of the election are peculiar, and the delays consequent on a ten days' polling might give the opposition an appearance of being offered for mere pur- poses of obstruction. Of course these reasons would cease to have any weight in the case of a dissolution of Parliament.