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tripos

Brit the final honours degree examinations in all subjects at Cambridge University
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It also must be emphasised that even as it became increasingly acceptable to take one of the minor Triposes towards the end of the nineteenth century, the best undergraduates were still drawn to the Mathematical Tripos and, more importantly, the most promising Cambridge economists still took up economics via this route.
More Triposes (including, of course, economics) were introduced and the Historical Tripos eventually became the degree of choice.
Wrigley, then a lecturer in the Cambridge Geography Department, who had distinguished himself in both history and geography triposes as an undergraduate.