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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 8, No. 12. September 19, 1945

Maths and Physics

Maths and Physics

The most recent lecture this society has heard was one by Mr. Suckling of the Post and Telegraph Department, whose subject was "The Electron Microscope." The importance of this newly developed instrument cannot be under-rated: it can magnify microbes and all sorts of things to the size of human beings while still retaining detail. Mr. Suckling dealt with this subject from a general point of view, which was just as well. We were intrigued by the portable model. Supper, provided by Prof. Miles, concluded the evening.

As a final outing for the year, a visit was arranged to Radio Corporation in Courtenay Place. The visitors saw how all sizes of sets were produced, right from their beginnings as mica condensors until the varnished and gleaming consoles saw the light. Impressions of factory life varied somewhat, but all spent an interesting afternoon.