Cambridge Social Union.

Within the past year the Cambridge Social Union has enlarged its work by the addition of a department of instruction very much like that of the Prospect Union. Though this is the first year the work has been very successful. Between thirty and forty courses in Latin and Greek, the modern languages, history and economics, mathematics, natural science and other branches have been given. Classes in elocution, singing and physical culture have also been organized. The instruction in these courses has been given for the most part by Harvard students. Twenty six men in all from the different departments of the University have volunteered as teachers.

Classes are held five evenings in the week at the rooms of the Social Union on Brattle street. One evening is given up to lectures, social or dramatic entertainments which are open to the public. This evening is much like the public Wednesday evening of the Prospect Union.

The classes are intended to furnish instruction for a nominal tuition fee to the working classes of Old Cambridge. The membership fee to the Union has been fixed at one dollar and an additional sum of one dollar is required for admission to the classes. During the year about one hundred and ten persons have enrolled as pupils in the different courses.

A library of over one thousand books and a large number of pamphlets adds much to the value of the work. There is also in connection with the library a reading room supplied with the Cambridge and Boston papers and a number of other periodicals.

This department of the Social Union, which has been so successful this year, will be continued next winter. It is hoped that the number of classes may be greatly increased in the fall, and a number of students large enough to carry on the new courses may volunteer to teach.