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The Spike: or, Victoria College Review, 1939

Mathematical and Physical Society

Mathematical and Physical Society

Great minds are stimulating, and Dr. Millilkan is a great man. Not only a pioneer in physics, but also a deep thinker. At a meeting of scientists young and old he showed the Society something of the place of science in contributing to the progress of man. The gay, simple farreaching talk, punctuated by illuminating asides, was the outstanding event in the Society's year.

We also thank Dr. Berkner. another celebrated American investigator, for "Some Aspects of the Upper Atmosphere," Mr. A. C. Gifford for challenging Jeans' Origin of the Solar System with a plausible alternative. Mr. R. Hayes for hit wide informative "Seismology." G. N. Calvert, Government Actuary, for "Actuarial Mathematics." Those who provided the keystone of the discussions which follow—supper in the Laboratory. Those who by their attendance and criticism fostered the advancement of the discussions throughout the year.

A variety of straightforward topics simply treated by able men, are helping to abolish textbook tactics and to encourage original thought and criticism. The Society is doing a fine piece of work in the College.

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Victoria College Students' Association Executive, 1939.

Victoria College Students' Association Executive, 1939.

—S. P. Andrews photo.

M. L. Boyd, P. A. Onley, J. B. Bullock, M. Denton, J. E. M. Osborne, K. Ross, D. R. Scrymgour. M. Hatherly, H. D. Maysmor, N. A. Morrison, R. J. Corkill, F. H. Renouf.