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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 1, No. 8 May 5, 1938



What is this Workers Educational Association—with such a liberal and well-planned approach?

Founded in 1908 by English tradeunionists and co-operators the W.E.A. came to New Zealand in 1915. Its first students were working men and women, who called in university teachers to help them to the knowledge they wanted for the building of a better world. Beginning thus with an emphasis on souls and economic studies, the movement widened before long to include other fields of knowledge which It was realized were essential to a humane way of living—literature, music, and the arts.