Victoria '65 Supplement to Salient, Vol. 28, No. 1. 1965.
The motive power which sustains civilisations, and which is, often the force behind their continuously rising levels of accomplishments, can be traced to the ability of the people to learn, and apply the learning to further sustaining their cultures.
While learning may be obtained at any time and in any circumstance, the University is one centre where knowledge can readily be found in sufficient diversity and concentraton to make each of us—if we take the opportunity and trouble—better able to live and act rationally.
Your time at Victoria, can be well spent; the results of examinations are only a part of university life and what it offer? Study in your formal discipline opens the way to an exchange of informed views with students of other disciplines, especially as the interdependence between disciplines becomes more common. Each year at Victoria should therefore produce a more mature and rational outlook, and a tolerance, if not an acceptance of others' viewpoints.
These benefits can be obtained only if you take the trouble to search for them. The Association provides opportunities through the many Clubs—both cultural and sporting—affiliated to it, and the various activities it sponsors during the year; the university through its Winter Lectures and other extra-curricular activities.
The opportunities are there — you can leave Victoria with a degree; or leave with an education, a degree, and be better able to return to the community that, and more, which you have taken from it during your years of study. The choice is yours.
T. T. Robins.