Ushaw College Administration: Teaching Records
Introduction
Administrative History
Contents
Arrangement
Bibliography

Catalogue
1. Teaching and Learning
(a) Committees
(b) Curriculum Papers
(d) Other Teaching and Learning Papers
2. Examinations and Assessments
(a) Examination/Assessment Results
(b) Examiners’ and Assessors’ Records
(c) Examination and Assessment Papers
(d) Defensions
(e) Prize Essays
(f) Reading Up
3. Course Material

Reference code: GB-0298-UC/AE
Title: Ushaw College Administration: Teaching Records
Dates of creation: 1845-2011
Extent: 23 boxes
Held by: Ushaw College Library
Language: English

Administrative History

The academic programme at Ushaw College was greatly influenced by the continuation of the Douai tradition which was designed to offer students a broad-based education not exclusively theological. Pupils traditionally entered Ushaw at the age of eleven and were described as “church students” to distinguish those who were there with the specific intention of testing their vocation to the priesthood from those simply seeking an high standard of education in a Catholic environment. In all other respects, the students followed an almost identical curriculum of humanities, mathematics and science until the time came for the lay student to pursue his career or further education elsewhere. Students commenced in the class known as Underlow, progressing through Low Figures and High Figures. They then entered the college proper and joined the class of Grammar, followed by Syntax, Poetry and Rhetoric, at which the point the remaining lay students left the school and the church students embarked on their vocational training.
Academic displays of learning were held in public in the Exhibition Hall (now the Lecture Theatre). An event known as ‘Reading Up’ was conducted in the Hall at the end of each academic term. Every school (year group) was lined up on the stage facing the teaching staff and the assembled college. A lecturer then began to announce, in Latin, the position of each student in the Latin examinations. As the name of each student was announced, starting with the first, he returned to his seat leaving his less successful colleagues waiting anxiously to hear their fate, until the last youth made his embarrassed way back to his place. Until their abolition at the end of the nineteenth century, defensions were held in the public room at the end of the academic year, as had been the practice at Crook Hall and Douai. Copies of theses to be defended were printed in Latin, and examiners' from the ranks of the clergy were invited to attend.
The professors of divinity during the early years of the college were not specially trained for their work; they were generally the senior professors of the college who had graduated through the cursus honorum. This was the traditional procedure forced upon the college by the closure of the English universities to Catholics and the dearth of Catholic learning abroad. In the early nineteenth century, English Catholic students were debarred from universities or at least from obtaining degrees so, in March 1839, the superiors of the college presented a petition to the queen to allow the seminary students to take their degrees at London University. This was granted in a charter the following year and Ushaw students Francis Wilkinson and Richard Wilson became the first Catholic students since the Reformation to qualify officially for a degree (without violating their consciences by accepting the Oath of Supremacy attached to entry and graduation at the older universities). From the end of the 19th century, relations with London University were deterioating so overtures were made with the University of Durham to allow selected Ushaw students to be sent for advanced training in mathematics, sciences and classics. Following the decision to grant Ushaw College the status of licenced Hall of Residence of the University, the college began offering courses validated by the University, including undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Contents

Academic papers, including the administration of the Ushaw curriculum and vocational training; examination papers, results and correspondence; and course material (notebooks and teaching aids).

Accession details

Transferred to the archive holdings at various times when no longer in use.

Conditions of access

Open for consultation.

Copyright and copying

Permission to make any published use of material from the collection must be sought in advance from ushaw.library@durham.ac.uk and, where appropriate, from the copyright owner. The Library will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material

Arrangement

1. Teaching and Learning
2. Examinations and Assessments
3. Course Material

Bibliography

Milburn, David, A history of Ushaw College: a study of the origin, foundation and development of an English Catholic seminary with an epilogue 1908-1962 (Ushaw College: Durham, 1964)

Catalogue

1. Teaching and Learning
(a) Committees
UC/AE1/1/1   22 June 1993 – 2 March 2011
Minutes of the meetings of the Course Teachers Committee, with associated papers:
UC/AE1/1/1a: 1993/94 - 2000/01
UC/AR1/1/1b: 2002/03 - 2010/11
2 files
UC/AE1/1/2   4 November 1998 – 7 February 2002
Papers of the Syllabus Review Group, including correspondence, reports, and notes:
UC/AE1/1/2a: 4 November 1998 - 21 June 1999
UC/AE1/1/2b: July - 3 December 1999
UC/AE1/1/2c: 2000 - 2002
3 files
UC/AE1/1/3   2001/02 – 2010/11
Minutes of the meetings of the Teaching and Learning Committee, with associated papers:
UC/AE1/1/3a: 2001/02
UC/AE1/1/3b: 2002/03
UC/AE1/1/3c: 2003/04 - 2004/05
UC/AE1/1/3d: 2005/06 - 2006/07
UC/AE1/1/3e: 2007/08 - 2010/11
4 files
(b) Curriculum Papers
UC/AE1/2/1   1839
St. Cuthbert's College, Ushaw, The course of studies: with the theses and examination papers (London, 1839)
3 parts
UC/AE1/2/1a   15 - 18 June 1894
Letters to Rev Joseph Corbishley from M. Schobel, H. Lucas, W.L. Gildea, and T. Whiteside, concerning the revision of the programme and lectures in Latin and English
4 letters
UC/AE1/2/2   1938 – 1996
Papers, mostly timetables with some correspondence and notes on the syllabus, for the Junior Seminary curriculum
1 file
UC/AE1/2/3   1960
St Cuthbert's College, Ushaw, The plan of education and course of studies (London: Thomas Richardson and Son, 1960)
1 item
UC/AE1/2/4   1965
Transcript of an introductory lecture by the Rev P. Loftus delivered to first year Divines explaining the purpose of the 1965 syllabus
Repeated in 1966
1 notebook
UC/AE1/2/5   1966 –1969
Reports on Theology programmes at Ushaw College
1 file
UC/AE1/2/6   18 April 1966 – 25 May 1970
Papers relating to the Junior Seminaries Teachers Conferences, including transcripts of proceedings, timetables, and syllabi for junior seminaries including Ushaw College
1 file
UC/AE1/2/7   1966 – 1991; 2000 – 2005
Papers relating to the development and revision of the curriculum at Ushaw College
3 files
UC/AE1/2/8   1966 – 2002/03
Course and module descriptions
1 file
UC/AE1/2/9   [1968 x 1969]
Printed and typescript syllabi from other colleges and seminaries following discussions on Vatican II, including Heythrop College, St John’s Seminary (Wormish), Franciscan House of Studies, Mount Saint Bernard, Old Hall Green
1 file
UC/AE1/2/10   July 1974 – October 1976
Papers, mostly reports and notes, on the review of the pastoral formation syllabus
1 file
UC/AE1/2/10a   September 1975
Ushaw College syllabus of study with description of courses
27 pages
UC/AE1/2/11   1990; 1993 – 2004
Course handbooks for the Certificate, BA and MA degrees in Theology and Ministry
Joint courses with the University of Durham.
13 volumes
See also: Management Records (UC/AA3)
UC/AE1/2/12   December 1993 - October 1997
Papers relating to the development of a Human Development Course at Ushaw College, including correspondence and conference timetables
1 file
UC/AE1/2/13   1999/2000 - 2000/01; 2009/10
Ushaw College course handbooks
1 file
UC/AE1/2/14   2003 - 2006
Papers, including correspondence, reports and minutes of meetings, concerning an internal review of the curriculum at Ushaw College
1 file
(d) Other Teaching and Learning Papers
UC/AE1/3/1   26 October 1978 – 14 January 1979
Papers of the Teaching Methods Seminar held at Oscott College, including a conference programme and correspondence with Rev Michael Sharkey of Oscott
1 file
UC/AE1/3/2   1994 – [1997]
Course evaluation forms
1 file
UC/AE1/3/3   [?1950] - 1989/90; 1996/97 – 2002/03
Class timetables
3 files
2. Examinations and Assessments
(a) Examination/Assessment Results
UC/AE2/1/1   2 June 1840
Certificate awarding Francis Wilkinson the Degree of Bachelor of Arts following the annual examination at the University of London
Francis Wilkinson was one of the earliest Ushaw College students to be awarded a degree from the University of London
1 certificate
UC/AE2/1/2   1863 - 1881
Student reports (conduct, diligence, progress and health)
2 volumes
UC/AE2/1/3   1863 - 1956
Rough notes of examination results for Ushaw students
1 volume
UC/AE2/1/4   1876 - 1885
“Historical record showing the career of those students placed in the seminary (after Midsummer 1881 to be called the Junior College) of St Cuthbert's College, Ushaw”
Examination marks arranged by student name (with index)
2 volumes
UC/AE2/1/5   1879 - 1886
French examination results
3 volumes
UC/AE2/1/6   1881 - 1966
Marks and rankings of seminary students
6 volumes
UC/AE2/1/7   1892 - 1898
Junior Seminary arithmetic examination results
1 volume
UC/AE2/1/8   1892 –1966
Marks and rankings of Junior Seminary students
6 volumes
UC/AE2/1/9   1895 - 1966
Marks and rankings of Phils' students
2 volumes
UC/AE2/1/10   1906 – 1965
Marks and rankings of Divines' students
2 volumes
UC/AE2/1/11   1908 - 1913
Trimester examination results for Junior Seminary students
1 file
UC/AE2/1/12   1935
“Assignatio meritorum in examinatus in Collegio St Joseph apud Upholland”
3 volumes
UC/AE2/1/13   1899 – 1905; 1940 – 1973
Public examination results by Ushaw students for various boards, mostly O-Level, A-Level, and university entrance exams
3 boxes
UC/AE2/1/14   [1955] – 1964
School/Higher Religious Certificate examination results of Ushaw College students, including name of candidate, mark and grade
1 file
UC/AE2/1/15   1956 – 1968
Public examinations record book, including lists of students (arranged by year and examination board)
1 volume
UC/AE2/1/16   1959 – 1972
Public examination certificates by Oxford and Cambridge Schools Examination Board, Conference of Catholic Colleges Religious Examination (Inter-Collegiate Religious Higher Certificate Examinations), University of Durham (G.C.E.), and Southern Universities’ Joint Board for School Examinations (G.C.E.), for Ushaw College students
4 files
UC/AE2/1/17   1965 - 1973
Student examination records with associated correspondence (arranged alphabetically by student) covering all major and minor examination results year by year.
5 files
UC/AE2/1/18   1965 – 1966; 1978 – 1991
Internal examination results for Years 1 – 5, including name of student, course taken, and result achieved
1 file
UC/AE2/1/19   [1968 – 1981]
A-Level/degree results of Ushaw’s University of Durham graduates
1 file
UC/AE2/1/20   November 1992
A-Level and O Level/G.C.S.E. results for Ushaw students
1 file
UC/AE2/1/21   1991 – 1997
Examination results for Certificate in Theology and BA in Theology and Ministry students
1 file
UC/AE2/1/22   1993 – 1997
Pass lists for BA Theology and Ministry preliminary and final examinations
1 file
UC/AE2/1/23   8 December 2003 - 22 November 2010
Proposals submitted to tutors for Special Study module
1 file
UC/AE2/1/24   28 September 2005 - 22 January 2009
Assignment cover sheets for modules of the MA Theology and Ministry course with lists of marks awarded to each student
1 file
UC/AE2/1/25   2004/05 - 2009/10
Assignment cover sheets for modules of the Certificate of Catholic Religious Studies (CCRS)
Closed. To be reviewed in 2104
2 boxes
(b) Examiners’ and Assessors’ Records
UC/AE2/2/1   March 1839
Four copies of a Memorial of the Superiors of Saint Cuthbert's College, Ushaw, presented by the Honourable Charles Langdale M.P., seeking permission for Ushaw College to issue certificates to candidates for degrees at the University of London
4 items
UC/AE2/2/2   11 June 1912 - 30 January 1914
Correspondence between Ushaw College and the University of London on the public examinations
1 file
UC/AE2/2/3   8 July 1964 – 26 June 1973
Correspondence between Ushaw College and various examination boards and universities, mostly with Oxford and Cambridge Schools Examination Board, Southern Exam Board, and London University, on the public examinations undertaken at Ushaw College
1 file
UC/AE2/2/4   1990 – 1997
Guidance notes and procedures for examiners and assessors of the validated degree
1 file
UC/AE2/2/5   14 December 1991 – 27 June 1997
Papers, mostly correspondence between Bernard P. Robinson (Senior Tutor of Ushaw College) and other examiners, relating to the management of the external examination process
1 file
UC/AE2/2/6   1991/92 - 2010/11
Minutes of the meetings of the Boards of Examiners, with associated papers:
UC/AE2/2/6a: 1991/92 - 1996/97
UC/AE2/2/6b: 1997/98 - 1999/2000
UC/AE2/2/6c: 2000/01 - 2002/03
UC/AE2/2/6d: 2003/04 - 2010/11
4 files
UC/AE2/2/7   1991/92 – 1996/97
University of Durham external examiners’ annual report forms, with associated correspondence
1 file
UC/AE2/2/8   [1993 x 2000]
Blank forms mostly relating to examinations and assessments, including mark sheet, concession request form, examination registration form, dissertation report form, dissertation proposal form, assignment title submission form, assignment report form, extension request form, special study proposal form, and admission application to the BA degree in Theology and Ministry
1 file
UC/AE2/2/9   2001 – 27 November 2010
Reports and associated papers of external examiners and university assessors, as well as college responses, for the MATM course
1 file
(c) Examination and Assessment Papers
UC/AE2/3/1   1920 – 19 March 1967
Entrance examination papers, with some correspondence, relating to the Roman Scholarship and Stanley Scholarship
1 file
UC/AE2/3/2   1949 – 1969
Entrance examination papers and notices for lay and church students
1 file
UC/AE2/3/3   1958 –1976
Examination papers for various modules at Ushaw (including some from Ampleforth)
1 file
UC/AE2/3/4   1968 - 1973
BA in Theology preliminary and final examination papers
Arranged by module
1 file
UC/AE2/3/5   1978 – 1988
Certificate in Theology examination papers
2 files
UC/AE2/3/6   1992 – 2003
BA in Theology and Ministry preliminary and final examination papers
2 files
UC/AE2/3/7   1993 – 1997
Proposed course work titles submitted to the Board of Examiners for approval
1 file
UC/AE2/3/8   [1993]
Specimen papers for the BA in Theology and Ministry preliminary examinations
1 file
UC/AE2/3/9   2001 – 2010
Formative and summative assessment papers for the BA in Theology and Ministry
Arranged numerically by module code
1 file
(d) Defensions
UC/AE2/4/1   8 August 1814
Stonyhurst College Propositiones Theologicæ
Examined by Norbert Korsak, Theology professor
Printed by J. Wilcockson, Chronicle Office, Market Place, Preston
At the foot of the page circular bookstamp "Ushaw College Library Durham"
1 broadside
UC/AE2/4/2   1829
St Cuthbert's College, Ushaw Theses Theolgicae, de Sacramentis
Examined by Rev Dr Robert Tate, professor of Dogmatic Theology
Manuscript letter from Robert Tate to [?] on attendance at the defension
1 broadside
UC/AE2/4/3   21 July 1845
St Cuthbert's College, Ushaw Propositions in Natural Philosophy to be explained and proved by Mr M. O'Reilly, Mr Carr, Mr Croskell, Mr Hardman, Mr Langdale, Mr Vavasour, Mr Berwick, Mr Teebay, Mr T. Smith, Mr Gibson, Mr Unsworth, Mr Burns, Mr T. Allen
Examined by Rev J. Gillow, Professor of Natural Philosophy
6 pages
UC/AE2/4/4   23 July 1851
Saint Cuthbert's College, Ushaw Theses Theologicæ quas Deo Juvante Propugnandis Suscipiunt in Collegio S. Cuthberti, Ushaviæ, Mag. Jacobus Lennon. Mag. Thomas Roskell. Mag. Jacobus Ray. Præside Rev. Dom. Francisco Wilkinson, philosophiae professore
xi pages
UC/AE2/4/5   28 July 1852
Saint Cuthbert's College, Ushaw Theses Theologicæ quas Deo Juvante Propugnandis Suscipiunt in Collegio S. Cuthberti, Ushaviæ, Mag. Gulielmus Leadbitter, Mag. Richardus Teebay. Præside Rev. Dom. Francisco Wilkinson, philosophiae professore
xi pages
UC/AE2/4/6   25 July 1855
Saint Cuthbert's College, Ushaw Theses Theologicæ quas Deo Juvante Propugnandis Suscipiunt in Collegio S. Cuthberti, Ushaviæ, Dom. Edvardus Goldie, Diac. Dom. Gulielmus Leadbitter, Subd.. Præside R.D. Joanne Gillow, S.T.P.
8 pages
UC/AE2/4/7   1867
St Cuthbert's College, Ushaw Programme of examinations for Honours, Defensions, &c. (1867)
1 item
(e) Prize Essays
UC/AE2/5/1   1856 – 1865
Prize essays (1st and 2nd) in Natural Philosophy
19 notebooks
UC/AE2/5/2   18 January 1906 - [1970]
Papers relating to prize essays, including printed lists of awards
1 file
(f) Reading Up
It was customary each term in the Junior Seminary for the marks and each class and subject to be read out before the whole house in the Exhibition Hall from the Reading Up books. An artist chosen from the students would decorate the book with an illustration relevant to the season or to important events.

UC/AE2/6/1   1844/45 - 1870/71
Reading up book
On the front pastedown and front endpaper list of illustrators, including W.D. (William Dunderdale); W.B.S./W.S. (William Scruton); E.G. (Edward Goldie); S.C./S.H.C. (Seth Clarkson); R.D. (Richard Dunderdale); J.R.D./J.D. (John R. Davis); F.G. (Francis Goldie); J.K. (John Kelly); J.L.B. (James L. Broader); J.A. (James Aspinwall); R.G. (Richard Gillow); E.S. (Edward Slaughter); W.B. (William Brown); J.F. (John Foy); J.C. (John Chadwick); E.L. (Edward Lupton); and R.J. (Robert Jones)
1 volume
UC/AE2/6/2   1871/72 - 1886/87
Reading up book
1 volume
UC/AE2/6/3   1887/88 - 1914/1915
Reading up book
1 volume
UC/AE2/6/4   1915/16 - 1943/44
Reading up book
1 volume
UC/AE2/6/5   1944/45 - 1956/57
Reading up book
1 volume
UC/AE2/6/6   1957/58 - 1966/67
Reading up book
1 volume
3. Course Material
UC/AE3/1   1845 - [?1970]
Miscellaneous fragments and jottings of course notes
1 file
UC/AE3/2/1-6   1867 - 1930
Notebooks of lectures and/or course notes for the following subjects:
10 notebooks
UC/AE3/2/1   1867
Poetry
1 notebook
UC/AE3/2/2   1883
Moral Theology
1 notebook
UC/AE3/2/3   1883 – 1884
Elocution
Peter Lonsdale's notebook
1 notebook
UC/AE3/2/4    1897
Syntax
Edward Towers's notebook
1 notebook
UC/AE3/2/5    [?late 19th century]
[?Church History]
1 notebook
UC/AE3/2/6   1928 – 1930
Philosophy
Thomas J. Clarke (notebooks 1 and 2) and Thomas J. Battle (notebooks, 3, 4 and 5)
5 notebooks
UC/AE3/2/7   1980/81
Greek exercises
1 notebook
UC/AE3/3   1863
J. Hines’s notebook covering various subjects, mostly translations of Greek works
1 notebook
UC/AE3/4   [?late 19th century]
Bound volume of notes by R.O. Bilsborrow entitled “Commentarii in Evangelia et Epistolas”
1 volume
UC/AE3/5   [1914 – 1916]
J. Vincent Smith’s Poetry and Rhetoric school notebooks from Mount St Mary’s College on various subjects, including Poetry and Rhetoric
5 notebooks
UC/AE3/6   1939 - 1943
Joseph Lyons's notebooks covering various subjects, including Physiology, Sociology, Sacred Scripture, Canon Law
29 notebooks
UC/AE3/7   [1940 – 1941]
J. McHugh’s school notebooks from Ushaw College on various subjects, including Christian Doctrine, Sociology, English, History, Poetry, Rhetoric, and Syntax
37 notebooks
UC/AE3/8   1951 - 1988
Teaching aids on various subjects, including literary analysis of the Pentateuch; Bible History (Genesis, Exodus, New Testament, Old Testament); notes by René Follet on the Religion of Babylon and Assyria; Una Caro; the inspiration of Sacred Scripture; Old Testament Prophets; Patristic Theology; Romans 1 - 8; Genesis 1 - 11; Virtue of Faith; Egyptian and Assyrian History; and other subjects
1.5 boxes
UC/AE3/9   [?1950 x 1970]
Volumes of typescript and manuscript notes, probably used as teaching aids on various topics, including redemption, the Holy Trinity, doctrine of incarceration, the Council of Trent, the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Council of Nicea, the Acts of the Apostles, St Augustine, philosophy, and logic
14 volumes
UC/AE3/10   1961/62 - 1972/73
Reading lists for various modules, with explanatory notes
1 file
UC/AE3/11   2003/04 - 2005/06
Course papers relating to the Marriage and Family Life Ministry module, including reading lists, worksheets, photocopies of articles, and synopsis
2 files
UC/AE3/12   2005/06
Photocopied articles and reading matter for the Ecumenical Course in Chaplaincy
1 file
UC/AE3/13   [?2005]
Photocopied articles and reading matter for modules at Ushaw College
1 box
UC/AE3/14   2007
Course papers relating to the Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies, 2007 - 2009
1 file
UC/AE3/15   [1884 x 1894]
Greek course notebook of William Reade (1866-1953)
1 volume
Donated to Ushaw by Canon K. Byrne, St. Mary's, Congleton, April 1991