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The Spike or Victoria College Review, June 1906


"You'd scarce expect one of my age,
To speak in public on the stage;
And if I chance to fall below
Demosthenes or Cicero,
Don't view me with a critic's eye,
But pass my imperfections by."


Graphic of scholar shouting

The 1906 session of the Society promises to be one of the most successful ever held. The attendance at the debates has been exceedingly good, and the standard of speaking has been well maintained. As an encouragement to new speakers, our Chairman (E. J. Fitzgibbon), has donated a prize of the value of £2 2s., to be awarded to the Freshman whose speaking improves most during the year.

The annual meeting held on the steps of the College was perhaps the most remarkable recorded in the history of the Society. It was certainly fitting that we should thus come and sit at the feet of our Alma Mater, but it was equally certain that those metaphorical feet were very cold seats. Some people did not bless the janitor.