By Our University Correspondent When the University Catholic Societies' Federation returned to its birthplace, Oxford, last week-end for its annual general meeting, delegates from the different British Universities found time in a heavy programme of business to visit and inspect many of the colleges and halls.
With Mr. Pantin as guide, they visited Oriel College. Another interesting visit was to Lincoln Hall where Mr. Hanbury acted as guide and was afterwards host at the Federation luncheon.
Replying to a vote of thanks, Mr. Hanbury said that the founder—Bishop Fleming, of Lincoln, who founded the Hall to combat Lollardry—would have been delighted to see such a gathering of the University Catholic Federation in a Hall where the foundation so specifically encouraged " goodly men in goodly works."
At the business meetings, the report of the British Federation on the Catholic student and Communism in the universities was prepared. It is to be the charge of Mr. C. H. Lott, who was elected as the official delegate to the Pax Romana Congress. Travel arrangements for the Congress were made available by the Federation Travel Secretary, Mr. H. J. Bristow, 190, Wilmsbow Road, Withington. Manchester, to whom intending members of the British Delegation are to apply before July 15.
Intercession for Spain
In connection with the effort on behalf of the Spanish students. the different University Catholic Societies are to arrange next term for a Day of Intercession for the Catholic students of Spain.
Reports from the university societies included details of the splendid effort of the Glasgow society to help raise the fund for the erection of the Catholic pavilion at the Empire Exhibition: details of the Religion and Life Week at Liverpool University; and news of the formation of a Catholic Society at Nottingham which was admitted to the Federation. Durham announced its intention to follow London and Cambridge and to start another Catholic undergraduate magazine. It was hoped that such magazines would give space to Federation affairs and so keep their readers in touch with the direction of University Catholic Action.
Among the new officers, Mr. Richard O'Sullivan, K.C., succeeds the late Professor Bullough as lay-President of the Federation, Dr. F. X. Aylward becomes Chairman, while. Miss Duncan of London is the new secretary. Mr. J. Saunders succeeds Mr. Brooke as secretary of the Appointments Bureau (Men).
STEVE DONOGHUE WON BY half a donkey's length from Gordon Richards in the Donkey Derby at Pinner on Saturday. Once a year for thirteen years famous jockeys contend for the "Derby" race. which is organised by the Rev. John Caulfield.