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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 28, No. 5. 1965.

The Chemical Society

The Chemical Society

President: Mr. J. Baillie

Secretary: Mr. A. Langdon

The appeal of the Chemical Society is not limited to pure chemistry students. The demonstration of glassblowing several weeks ago was a fitting start to a year's programme of informative and entertaining activities.

Although no set time has been arranged, the Society hopes to hold meetings every three weeks, and for these panel discussions, debates and lectures are being planned. Supper is served at the conclusion of the evening's business. Several lectures were organised during 1964 and in one of these professor Wilson spoke on "Applications of Chemistry to Geological problems in Antarctica" —a lecture which had many entertaining asides on life in Antarctica; in others Professor Noyes, a visiting Fulbright scholar, spoke on "University Education in America." and Dr. M. D. Carr gave his "Attitudes to the Philosophy of Science."

During Study Week the Society expects to take a field trip to centres of chemical interest, such as the Kawerau paper mills. This trip should be both interesting and informative. It will run from Sunday night to the next Thursday morning, with the place to place travelling being done at night. It is regarded as a social event as well as an opportunity to learn something.

The Chemical Society started in 1965 with a shortage of funds, which Its president is now trying to remedy, while still presenting a wide variety of activities for its members.

It is hoped soon to hold a debate on the fluoridation of water, a subject which should be of interest to every Wellingtonian at present.

Because of the wide range of topics it deals with, the Chemical Society appeals to almost every student, and all students who wish to attend the meetings are welcomed.