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Was In Birmingham

By a C.H. Reporter Over two hundred members of the Federation and visitors from all parts of Great Britain were present. Universities and collegec represented included Oxford, London, Birmingham, Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds, Durham, Liverpool, Nottingham, Dundee, St. Andrew's, and Cork.

University chaplains present included Fr. Ryland Whittaker (Liverpool); Fr. Vernon Johnson (Oxford); Fr. McDonough (Manchester); Canon Reilly (Birmingham). Thirty foreign visitors between them represented universities in Poland, France, Austria, the Netherlands, Czechoslovakia, and Yugoslavia.

A highlight of the conference was a speech by Mr. Soeterboek, who announced that last week he was listening to the B.B.C. news bulletin in German and heard the announcer give a 'full description of the work of the International and Hospitality side of the Federation and assuring Catholic Germans that the Catholic University Movement is alive and active.

The only representatives from St. Andrew's and University College. Dundee, were three Polish students.

The election of Mr. A. Will. bourne as Student President for Oxford means that our oldest university is now once more taking the lead in Catholic student life.

The University of • Cambridge was unrepresented at the Conference.

Mr. Sherwood Taylor, who became a convert to Catholicism only a few months ago, and whose recently published book, " A Century. of Science," has been widely acclaimed, gave one of the most significant papers of the Conference.

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