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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 17, No. 1. March 4, 1953

About the Speakers

About the Speakers

Dr. G. A. Currie, B.Ss (Agr.) D.Sc. (Aberdeen), as the Vice-Chancellor of the University of New Zealand.

Professor L. W. McCasklll. M Apr. Sc., Dip, C.A.C., is at present Associate Professor of Rural Education at Lincoln College.

Professor G. E. Hughes. M.A. (Glasgow), has held the chair of Philosophy at V.U.C. since 1951.

Mr. Halcroft has been a soldier in two world wars, was a Lieutenant-Colonel, and is at present industrial relations manager at General Motors.

Mr. W. Parker, MA, is a tutor in Adult Education and a well-known Maori broadcaster.

Dr. J. C Beaglehole. M.A., Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow in History at this college is the President of the N. Z. Council for Civil Liberties.

Mr. A. J. Danks, M.A., is Senior Lecturer in Economics at Canterbury University College.

Mrs. M. Garland, a sculptress, has recently returned from the Peace Conference at Peking.

Dr. J. F. Kahn. Dr. [unclear: iur.iur]., is the Senior Lecturer in Political Science at this college.

Miss Nancy Martin. L.R.S.M., British Scholar in music, is at present the music tutor for Adult Education in Wellington.

Mr. E. K. Braybrooke. L.LM. (N.Z. and Columbia), was the Congress Chairman. He is Senior Lecturer in Public and Private International Law here.

But if you are a fresher you will want to know what we are talking about, Congress is a ten day gathering of the University of N.Z. organised by the N.Z. University Students Association and held annually at Curious Cove in the Sounds at about the end of January. About one hundred and fifty students and staff from all over N.Z. go there to hear some of the ablest speakers in the country, to discuss, and to meet one another and they always have a good time.

Elsewhere in this issue there are short notes of the addresses given at Congress and you will see there that the opening speech was given by Dr. Currie. vice-chancellor of the University of N.Z. We appreciated the lively interest Dr. Currie took in Congress but perhaps every more we appreciated his assurance that he held no brief for any policy involving undue prolongation of the life of N.Z.U. as a restrictive organisation impeding the colleges and their professors in carrying out their duties in the ways they thought best. N.Z.U. should be concerned mainly with two things: firstly the maintenance of a high and roughly even standard of academic attainment throughout the various colleges, and secondly with the economic and political aspects of university education in N.Z. as a whole.

But I must not talk about the addresses or I want talk about anything else, and after all they are summarised somewhere else in this issue.