University of Dublin Tests Act (Fawcett’s Act)

The University of Dublin Tests Act abolished the Anglican test oath  as a requirement for students (excepting those in the School of Divinity) at Dublin University and map iconTrinity College. Put forward by economist Henry Fawcett (1833-1884), it is sometimes referred to as “Fawcett’s Act.” Image: Henry Fawcett. This image is in the public domain in the United States because its copyright has expired. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.


Kimberly J. Stern, "The Publication of John Pentland Mahaffy's The Decay of Modern Preaching (1882)"

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20 Mar 1873 to 20 Mar 1873

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