The Spike: or, Victoria University College Review October, 1920
Whether from deliberate policy or regretable lack of interest, the Executive of this year have allowed this most useful and most enjoyable of College relaxations to fall into oblivion. The Social Tea served several purposes. It was informal and helped to bring the freshers and older students together; it formed a fitting conclusion to a good afternoon's tennis; it gave opportunities to those fond of dancing and unable to afford the time for, or waste the energy on, a big dance and the consequent preparations; it occasionally increased the attendance at debates.
Personally we found these socials far jollier than any big formal dance, and they certainly did much to promote good feeling among the various bodies of students and to create the unity and the definite policy so evidently lacking among student affairs this year. We wonder if the Tennis Club could reinstate those good old V.C. Social Teas? It would be a most welcome revival.