A Year at the College
In the year 1869, the students of St. Stephen's attended school on trimester basis. Their first term, the Christmas Term began on October 1. Their second term, called the Easter Term, began on January 1. Finally, the last term of the academic year, the Trinity Term, began on April 1.
The course of study from this year was as follows:
Christmas Term: Virgil’s Georgics; Homer’s Iliad; The Gospel of Matthew; Algebra
Easter Term: Cicero's De Senectute; Homer’s Iliad; The Gospel of Matthew; Algebra
Trinity Term: Livy’s Ab urbe condita Book XXI; Herodotus; The Gospel of Luke; Geometry
Christmas Term: Horace’s Odes; Thucydides; The Acts of the Apostles; Geometry (Conic Sections)
Easter Term: Horace's Satires and Epistles; Euripides, Greek Testament; Trigonometry; Mensuration and Navigation
Trinity Term: Tacitus’ Germania and Agricola; Sophocles, Greek Testament, Acts; Spherical and Analytical Geometry
Christmas Term: Juvenal; Epistle to the Galatians; Epistle to the Ephesians; Natural Philosophy; Snell’s Olmstead
Easter Term: Whately’s Logic; Demosthenes; Epistle to the Romans; Natural Philosophy.
Trinity Term: Rhetoric; Patristic Latin; Meteorology; Astronomy
Christmas Term: Plato’s Gorgias; Epistle to the Hebrews; Cicero de Officis; Kames’ Elements of Criticism; English Literature
Easter Term: Septuagint and interaction in Hellenistic Greek; Bible Geography and Metaphysics; Reed’s Essay; Chemistry
Trinity Term: Hebrew; Butler’s Analogy; Whewell’s Elements of Morality; Sir Jame Macintosh’s Dissertation on the Progress of Ethical Philosophy; Butler's Ethical Discourses; History