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The Spike or Victoria University College Review 1935

Natural History Society

Natural History Society

For the past two years the Natural History Society has been carrying on its activities with marked success, but without the official blessing of the Students' Association. This year an application was made for affiliation, and the Society is now going just as successfully, in spite of its added responsibilities as a duly constituted Varsity Club.

It aims at providing lectures on Biological and Geological subjects which will be intelligible to the large body of students who are interested in these branches of science.

Three lectures have been presented so far this season—"The Sub-Antarctic Islands of New Zealand" (Dr. Oliver, Director of the Dominion Museum); "Purpose in Living Matter" (Mr. C. E. Palmer, M.Sc); "Fish Culture" (Mr. A. E. Hefferd, Chief Inspector of Fisheries).

It is hoped that it will be possible to arrange a further lecture for the early part of the third term.

Two trips have been held—a collecting expedition to Butterfly Creek in the first term, and a tour of inspection of the Dairy Laboratory at Wallaceville during the second term. Both of these were well attended and very successful. On the last night of the first term a laboratory demonstration evening was held, in conjunction with an exhibition held on the Chemistry floors by the Institute of Chemists. Although the Society had only a short time to make its arrangements, a very good display resulted.

This account would not be complete without an expression of appreciation to those who gave so liberally of their services, and in many cases, hard cash, to pro-cure specimens. It was very gratifying, indeed, to see both past and present students according such practical support.