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The Spike or Victoria University College Review June 1918

The Year's Work

The Year's Work.

The difficulty of getting students with such little time at their disposal to join study circles is not less than in previous years. However, about a hundred students are doing study circle work. Most of the circles are studying the "Acts of the Apostles"; some are doing Forduk's "Manhood of the Master." A class for systematic study of Old Testament literature is being conducted by Miss England. This year's book is "Ezekiel."

The opening general meeting was addressed by Prof. Easterfield on "Life Needs of Students." This was one of the best addresses we have had. Miss D. Gavin, M.A., spoke on "What is Christianity?" The third meeting was addressed by Mr. E. J. D. Hercus, M.A.His subject was "The Case for Missions." Mr. Hercus also led four mission study circles on the same subject. Other speakers on the syllabus for the first term are: Rev. A. M. Johnson, M.A. ("The Message of the Bible to the People of To-day"), and Mr. E. K. Lomas, M.A., M.Sc. ("Christianity and Citizenship").

On Saturday, April 20th, a whole day conference was held at Seatoun. Sixty or seventy students were present and spent a good day. Besides students, the speakers included Rev. A. M. Johnson and Rev. Robertson Orr.

The Handbook was produced as usual this year, and again proves its usefulness to all students.

Miss D. Gavin, Travelling Secretary for the N.Z. S.C.M., visited the Union from 26th April to May 3rd.