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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 6, No. 3 March 31th, 1943



The subject of Dr. Richardson's talk was "Flight in Birds and Man," which would lead one to expect a highly technical lecture with unintelligible latin names, but instead, the audience were pleasantly surprised to hear an interesting and entertaining address on gliding. Dr. Richardson pointed out that as long as men tried to imitate birds they did not succeed in flying, only when an American engineer sold himself the idea of constructing machines like bridges, were the first successes achieved.

Dr. Richardson talked with the enthusiasm of a keen amateur flyer and he made such a lively impression on the audience, that Miss Daisy Filmer, moving the motion of thanks, enquired whether Dr. Richardson was thinking of establishing an amateur flying group at V.U.C. The lecture was illustrated by a series of excellent slides and a film.