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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 21, No. 2. March 27, 1958

Parties preferred to lectures

Parties preferred to lectures

account for so many people preferring parties to lectures, especially since the parties, were the usual trinity of wine, women, and song. Too many, to coin the old Come join us' line, preferred Anything but the intellectual whip.

But it was here, on the social side, that Congress 1958 was a success; it produced a general feeling of friendship and companionship, a sense of bonhomie, which, poor substitute though it was for its intellectual counterpart, had, to be sure, its own beauty. Unquestionably doctors and lecturers of music, philosophy, psychology and what have you, are more approachable informally clad, clasping mugs of beer, and bawling student songs than they are gowned and collared peering pedantically from rostrums in lecture rooms.

Congress 1958 then, was a success; it did have something of Newman's "one tone and one character;" and even if the social flame attracts more than the intellectual, the great fireplace must nevertheless remain.

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