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The Spike or Victoria University College Review 1935

Maths and Physics Society

page 89

Maths and Physics Society

The Maths and Physics Society is now concluding its fifteenth session, which has been a successful one so far. The attendance at the meetings has averaged 25, while that at the free suppers afterwards has been a little less—a phenomenon which has not yet been satisfactorily explained, in spite of several theories which have been advanced.

The papers presented during the year are as follows:

April 16th—"The Aether," Mr. G. Searle.

June 11th—"Vectors," Mr. D. Patterson, M.A., B.Sc.

June 18th—"The Properties of Quartz," Mr. H. Abraham, B.Sc., Mr. C. N. Watson-Munro.

June 25th—"Locomotive Construction," Mr. J. B. C. Taylor.

July 9th—"Some Aspects of Statistical Method," Dr. J. T. Campbell, Ph.D.

July 16th—"Physics of X-Rays," Mr. J. A. Strong, M.Sc.

July 30th—"The Probability of Success in Speculation," Mr. J. V. T. Baker, B.A.

The Committee also arranged visits to the following places of interest, which visits have been, on the whole, well attended:—

May 11th—"New Zealand Star."

June 19th—Evans Bay Power House.

June 26th—Railway Workshops.

July 24th—Filmcraft, Ltd., Miramar.

The Society wishes to express its appreciation of the manner in which Mesdames Florance and Miles have provided supper during the year.