Appointment of William Carstares as Principal of Edinburgh University, 1703
Under Carstares, the Regenting System, was abolished in favour of a professorial system that assigned each of the subjects on the curriculum to a single professor. The Faculties of Arts and Law were constituted, and new chairs were established in Public Law, Civil Law, Anatomy, and Chemistry.
Key Events of Carstares's Principalship
- Seizure of College Records by Town Council, 1704
- Foundation of Faculty of Law, 1707
- End of Regenting System, 1708
- Foundation of Faculty of Arts, 1708