Leeds Times (23/Apr/1842) - Huddersfield: Mental Improvement Society

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Mental Improvement Society.

An interesting and instructive address was delivered last Friday evening at the British School rooms, by William Wright, Esq., Principal of the Huddersfield College, to the Young Men's Mental Improvement Society, on "The Advantages of Education and Self Improvement," which will doubtless induce a further number of young men to join this institution, with the noble aim of raising themselves by their own exertions in the scale of society. Upwards of one hundred members, chiefly composed of clerks, warehousemen, shopmen, designers, weavers, and youths of fifteen years of age and upwards, are receiving evening instructions at this institution, under the management of a committee chosen amongst themselves, in reading, writing, arithmetic, geography, history, French, drawing, &c., at the moderate rate of 3d. per week, including the use of a library. Only strictly moral characters are received as members.