The Spike: or, Victoria University College Review, October 1919
The Graduates' Luncheon
The Graduates' Luncheon.
On Friday, June 20th, the members of the Graduates' Association held a very pleasant little luncheon at the Kelburn Kiosk in honour of the graduates of the year.page 22 page 23
Mr. G. G. G. Watson, speaking on behalf of the Association, welcomed the additions to the ranks of graduates, intimating that he wished, in his welcome, to join with the graduates of the year the students returning from active service.
Professor Kirk remarked that most of the year's graduates were women, and that he thoroughly approved of a general matrimonial bureau on the lines of Mr. Watson's suggestion.
Mr. Wiren then rose to reply on behalf of the year's graduates, remarked that he was too tired to make a speech, and sat down amidst general applause.
Professor Marsden, replying on behalf of the returned men, took the opportunity of bringing before our notice the new degree of Doctor of Philosophy that has been created in universities of the Old Country, and pointed out that New Zealand should not be behind hand in following the lead thus given.
Thereafter, the luncheon being happily disposed of, the newly-capped graduates dispersed in search of hoods and gowns for that great event—the photograph.
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