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Salient.The Newspaper of Victoria University College. Vol. 19, No. 4. April 6, 1955

Philosophy Society AGM

Philosophy Society AGM

During the course of the annual report delivered to the Philosophical Society on Wednesday. March 23, the Secretary Mr. H. Roberts drew the Society's attention to "the disproportionate financial grants given to sporting and non-sporting affiliated clubs and societies." It was pointed out that in the year ending February 28, 1953, of the £1200 granted directly to Clubs by the Student" Association, about £1000 was given to sporting bodies and about £200 to the non-sporting bodies. It was agreed that the committee should go into the matter, to examine what should be done, if anything, about this disproportion.

"Not Because of Others"

"It isn't that we want the money Just because we sec that others have more than us", emphasised Mr. P. Hutchings, "but it is a fact that we could put to good use any money that we can set, by bringing more visit ing speakers to the College or to the Society, and by buying useful periodicals of a philosophical nature: activities at present largely denied us owing to the insufficiency of our funds."

The officers of the society elected for the year 1955-56 were: President, Mr. Marshall; Vice-President, Professor Hughes; Secretary-Treasurer, Mr. H. Roberts; Committee, Miss Stewart, Mr. J. M. Hinton. Mr. E. P. M. Dronkc. Mr. Mitchell.

After the formal business, a talk on "Faith and Reason" was given by Mr. E. P, M. Dronkc, and an animated discussion followed often the religious pedigrees of the lecturers of the philosophy department.

(Other matters discussed at the Philosophy Society's meeting will be covered in our next issue.