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The Spike: or, Victoria University College Review, June 1929

Women's Club

Women's Club.

Three years have passed since the revival of the Women's Club, and it is promising great things for the future.

On March 27th a welcome was given to Freshers. This included a ping-pong competition, musical and other items, and supper. The new students were soon made to feel at home, and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

On June 18th we had the pleasure of a most interesting lecture by Mr. Johannes Andersen, of the Turnbull Library. His talk on "Language" was by no means as solid as would appear from the title. Mr. Andersen led us along fascinating by-paths and a genial atmosphere pervaded the evening. This year we have had only one cultural evening, as several well-known speakers whom we approached were not available. However. Miss McLean and Professor von Zedlitz have consented to speak to us in the very near future.

We are hoping to obtain a grant this year from the Students' Association, as the Women's Common-Room is sadly in need of new cushions, curtains and chairs. So far our lack of funds has made this much-needed expenditure impossible.

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A recent innovation has been the formation of three Book Circles. These meet every week under the leadership of Misses K. C. Birnie, S. Marshall, and J. Wright. There is a discussion on the books which the members have been reading, and opinions are exchanged.

Dates have been arranged for a social and later a dance in which we shall again combine with the Haeremai Club.

We need still more support from the women of the College, as the Club is not yet as representative of the women students as we feel such an organisation should be.