Minutes of the meeting of the XII Book Club held 16 Oct 1944

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It is assumed that it was Margaret Dilks, as secretary of the club, who read out the minutes of the previous meeting.<br/> Material by kind permission of the XII Book Club. For further information and permission to quote this source, contact the Reading Experience Database (http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/contacts.php).

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Dilks, Margaret
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Minutes of the meeting of the XII Book Club held 16 Oct 1944

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Related place
England
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Dilks, Margaret
Related place
England
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    A. G. Joselin in the chair. &lt;br/&gt;
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[...] &lt;br/&gt;
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2. The minutes of the last meeting were read and after considerable discussion &amp; 
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&lt;br/&gt;
5. After adjourning for refreshment we listened with very great interest to some 
letters from Ralph Smith and also one from a repatriated Prisoner of War giving 
first hand news of him. &lt;br/&gt;
&lt;br/&gt;
6. Knox Taylor opened our evening of controversial subjects by a defence of 
‘&lt;u&gt;Vice&lt;/u&gt;’. He maintained that drinking and gambling in moderation were 
harmless in themselves when dissociated from their social evils. In the discussion 
which followed members seemed on the whole to favour a life of virtue, being 
unwilling thus to separate cause from effect. &lt;br/&gt;
&lt;br/&gt;
7. Elsie Harrod spoke on the housing question and after putting forward the many 
problems which must be considered by those responsible for building the houses 
for this generation, she proposed that the only way of meeting all requirements 
was to pass a law that no house should be built to last for more than 10 years. 
The chief argument which was put forward against this was that if the house was 
guaranteed to decay in 10 years what would it be like in the 2 or 3 years 
preceding this limit. &lt;br/&gt;
&lt;br/&gt;
8. In a vehement and convincing discourse F. E. Pollard defended Reason against 
this Age of Unreason. A lively discussion which followed showed that the speaker 
had largely carried his audience with him along the path of Reason, although some 
of us were unwilling to part with our sub-conscious minds. &lt;br/&gt;
&lt;br/&gt;
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