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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 2, No. 14. July 12, 1939

Biological Films

Biological Films

The Biological Society should be commended on its attempt to screen a programme of scientific films last week. However, it seems that as an experiment in education the effort was not entirely successful. The fault with the majority of the films was that. In attempting to cover a wide field in a simple manner, they were satisfactory neither to the expert nor to the novice. For the former they were not sufficiently detailed, while for the latter they were impressive rather than instructive. It appears that, until films can be obtained that are more suitable for educational purposes, and less comparable to popular science publications, any time spent in screening them will have been wasted.