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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 4, No. 5. June 6, 1941

Culture At Victoria

Culture At Victoria.

We have such people in Victoria, those who set out to get the most out of living and at the same time develop themselves as nearly perfectly as possible. They are those who keep the music and other cultural interests centreing in the Phoenix Club alive. Unfortunately Victoria has a night school air about it which is hardly conducive to such development. We come up for lectures then scuttle away again for several years until we get a degree to help us professionally and that is the extent of our contact with the College. In spite of this a small group of interested people struggle on. The music committee sponsors regular recitals and additional ones as requested. The Phoenix Club is this year trying to rise once more from the ashes. So far its efforts have been mainly preparatory and hampered by student apathy, but if all those with any interest in its activities were to support it a deal of good work could be done. We can't hope to become perfectly cultured beings, we haven't the time, we are too keen on sport or even not keen enough. However, there are facilities here if they are made use of to make many of us more civilised and useful to both ourselves and society.