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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 17, No. 8. May 27, 1953

And How!

And How!

Roger Fry, the greatest English art critic after Ruskin, once wrote of the university student's appreciation of beauty.

"What a life is that of the university students, those charming and intelligent men, and yet so limited and confined by the grooves of this provincial life, that their automatic conservatism quite chokes mo!"

If this fits Cambridge and Oxford, how much more so Victoria! There is a remedy though, for throughout this winter term the History Society is sponsoring a series of talks on "Art and History." A series of speakers on alternate Thursday nights will illustrate a period of European art of particular interest, to illuminate both the art and the people who produce it. Beginning with a student, the speakers will lead through several lecturers, a Roman Catholic priest, to the director of the National Gallery. Subjects will be controversially presented, and discussion is open to all. Anyone interested is welcome. Coffee will be served. The first talk, "Medieval Art and Society."—John Cody, Thursday. May 28. History Society. Seminar Room, Hut 2.