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The Spike: or, Victoria College Review September 1921

College Notes

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College Notes

Group of academics talking

"Spike" Competition.

After considerable trouble, the judges awarded the £1 1st prize for the most original contribution to "The Spike" to Mr. J. C. Beaglehole, for his "Lament." The sketches entitled "Psychology on the Hockey Field" gained second place. We wish to thank Messrs. Broad and Caddick for kindly acting as judges.


The Rev. H. B. Ward has left for a trip to England. He will he away for six months, and during his absence his duty as Librarian is being undertaken by Mr. Gilmour, an old student of Victoria College, who has been on "active service."

New Clubs.

Several new clubs have been formed this year. The Tramping Club and the Dramatic Club both promise to become very popular. So far the Tramping Club has confined its activities to Saturday afternoons (and owing to football and hockey the attendances have not been very large). When the football season is at an end, however, we expect our numbers to be swelled considerably. A weekend trip to the Orongorongos has been arranged for the beginning of the term. The Dramatic Club has read several plays, and altogether the attendances at these have been very satisfactory. It is to be hoped that the club will have some good material to offer when the next Extravaganza is undertaken.

Women's Common Room.

Early in the second term the Women's Common Room in the new wing was officially opened. The Council, the Professors and their wives, and many students, were present. Numerous musical items were rendered by students, and supper was provided.

Farewell to MR. I. L. G. Sutherland.

On August the 10th a large number of students met in the Gym. to farewell Mr. I. L. G. Sutherland, who is proceeding to Glasgow to further his studies in Philosophy.

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Mr. E. Fitzgerald Eager received his early education at Church of England Grammar School at Parramatta, Australia, and at the end of his schooling he returned to New Zealand, and, entering King's School, matriculated in 1910, Entering Victoria College that year, he took his B.A. degree in 1914, and Honours in Mental and Moral Philosophy in 1915. During his College career he took a keen interest in sports, being especially noted in the hockey field. Taking up the teaching profession, Mr. Eager was successively on the staffs of Wellington Technical College and Ocean Bay School. This year he has returned to Wellington to complete his LL.B. degree and has now been appointed as successor to Mr I. L. G. Sutherland, as Assistant Lecturer in Mental and Moral Philosophy.