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Salient: Victoria University Students' Newspaper. Vol. 24, No. 8. 1961.

Little Congress Number 2

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Little Congress Number 2

Popular request has demanded another Little Congress. This will be held over the weekend before the weekend before study week (not the weekend before as the last Salient announced) at the City Mission Camp at Otaki as before. The dates are June 23 to 25.

Little Congress is organised by a sub-sub-committee of the Students' Association Executive and is intended to integrate members of every club in an atmosphere of "interdisciplinary cross fertilization." Those in hostels will have experienced the type of communal life Little Congress attempts to capture in the short time available. Many said after the last one that it opened up completely new areas of thought to them. If a University is not doing just this, then it is failing in its duties. Within the framework of our degrees we open our minds in a limited field only.

Little Congress attempts to give the student further "education" of a non-formal type, by giving as broad a sweep as possible of human thought and discovery.

Students at the last Little Congress so thoroughly enjoyed themselves that they were oven demanding another one the weekend after. At the last session they unanimously voted for the motion, "That Little Congress do become at least an annual event." Its popularity precipitated the second which Doug. Gibbs is organising and which will go ahead if 60 registrations are received before the given date. Further details will be posted on notice boards. Don't be late in enrolling. See you there.

Diana Picton

(Cultural Affairs Officer).