chapter  IX
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Manchester College, Oxford

THIS record, as a history of Manchester College, can, happily, not be completed. Through the fortunes of a hundred years, from the first foundation in Manchester, in succession to the line of earlier academies, its various migrations have been traced, and the valuable service rendered to the cause of learning and religion has been noted, up to the time of its final settlement at Oxford. That was not the end, but a beginning, and the aim of this last chapter is to tell of the settlement and the purpose which prompted it, and to show how far the after-experience of the next forty years has justified the undertaking, while the future remains open for yet more adequate service in the time to come.