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Victoria University Act 1888

This brief Act gave graduates of Victoria University (Manchester) the same employment rights as those of Oxford, Cambridge and London.

The text of the Victoria University Act 1888 was prepared by Derek Gillard and uploaded on 25 October 2019.


Victoria University Act 1888

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CHAPTER 45.

An Act to extend the privileges of the Graduates of the Victoria University. [24th December 1888.]

BE it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

Extension of privileges of graduates of Victoria University

1. Wherever any office is or shall be open to graduates of the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, and London, or wherever any privilege or exemption has been or shall be given by any Act of Parliament or regulation of any public authority to graduates of the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, and London, graduates of the Victoria University having the degree which would be a qualification if it had been granted by the University of Oxford, Cambridge, or London, may become candidates for and may hold any such office and shall be entitled to all such privileges as fully as graduates of any of the last-mentioned Universities.

Short title.

2. This Act may be cited as the Victoria University Act, 1888.