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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 24, No. 14. 1961.

The Christian Viewpoint

The Christian Viewpoint

I would like to add my own comments as an inividual Christian. The Quiet Room is for quiet, prayer and thought. Quiet reading as distinct from studying is not forbid den. If I wish to go in and pray or read the Bible, I shall do so, and I will perfectly happy to have Mr Dwyer alongside me reading the life of Kropotkin in preparation for an attack on Exec. The banning of studying is an extremely sensible provision. The Quiet Room is designed as a place of refuge from the activities of the rest of the university—to permit people to study would be to nullify the unique value of the room. As a room allowing study, it would be open to abuse—a personal swot hole for a favoured few. As a Quiet Room, it is available to all I who wish to drop in for peace and quiet.

I would emphasie that the room is not for the exclusive use of the religious societies. The provision allowing for the booking of the room is thoroughly reasonable and will not interfere to any extent with individual use, especially as most such group bookings would be in the early morning or in the evening.— I am, etc..

Neil M. Robertson.