Students at Cambridge University typically worked with private tutors to
prepare for the notoriously difficult "Tripos" examinations.
Pictured here are the students of the well-known tutor E.J.
Routh in 1879. Thomson is standing on
the right of the back row of four in the doorway; Larmor is on the left end of the row.
Photograph by Hill and Saunders, Cambridge
© 1997- American Institute of Physics