Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
Apposition Day at St Paul's school was instituted at the school's foundation in 1509 as a method of assessing the competency of instruction.It was a day each term when the best students give speeches = read short scholarly papers, illustrating mastery of a topic in each of several different fields of study, which are them "Apposed" = laid side-by-side by an outside judge or "Apposer". The tradition continues down to the present day. http://www.stpaulsschool.org.uk/page.aspx?id=11862
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