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The Spike or Victoria College Review 1942

V — Conclusion



The general doubtfulness of the use of fellowship is a matter that does not need settling if we wish to state that fellowship was surely of no significance at our college this year. The causes are:
a.Most people here belong more intrinsically to some outside unit than to the university—units, I suppose, with a greater weight of tradition than university life, which is still an exotic in New Zealand social existence.
b.There were no discussion and debates sufficiently sincere to be at all cordial, so that there was no incentive at all to leave the units in which students were originally divided. It would have been the exchange of something real for something uncertain.

The clubs could try to remove these causes by arranging their activities to be more personal. The Chemical Society gave a good example of that. Our first end, to create some college culture, can only be reached by making our discussions a kind of emotional centre.