Party Politics

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Party Politics

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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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Pollard, Francis E.
Related place
England
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Party Politics

Reading experience
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Notes
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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Related place
England
Related people
Pollard, Francis E.
Related place
England
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	S. A. Reynolds in the chair. &lt;br/&gt;
1. Minutes of the last meeting were read &amp; approved. &lt;br/&gt;
&lt;br/&gt;
[...] &lt;br/&gt;
&lt;br/&gt;
5. Bruce Dilks reported on behalf of the committee, that in order to provide a 
controversial evening seven people had been asked to come prepared to speak or 
read about seven widely differing subjects. [...] The subjects would be open for 
debate and it was not proposed to cut short an interesting discussion in order 
necessarily to include 7 all subjects [...].  &lt;br/&gt;
&lt;br/&gt;
6. Rosamund Wallis read an extract from “The Screwtape Letters” by C. S. Lewis. 
She was a lesson in the act of tempting, especially  the kind of temptations into 
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dangerously, in order to develop physical and moral courage. C. S. Lewis says that 
“Despair is a greater sin, than any of the sins that provoke it.” &lt;br/&gt;
&lt;br/&gt;
7. Alice Joselin’s subject was Experiment in Education and she read first from E. S. 
Grant-Watson’s book “The Old School” which described the founding of Bedales in 
1893 and its gradual change from its cranky, ultra-idealistic outlook then into a 
good modern progressive school. Her other reading was from A. S. Neil’s book 
“That Dreadful School” the author being founder and headmaster of “Summerhill”. 
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no support from members of the club. Dorothea Taylor. as an old Bedalean 
confirmed Grant-Watson’s A/C of the school (except that she had no recollection of 
the use of the switch) and told us of the great loyalty of old scholars. [...] This led 
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the meeting began to throw its weight about until Howard Smith recalled that in 
his Unit  of the F.A.U. during the last war, the Old Sidcotians were labelled “Gods 
little Gentlemen”[.] Knox Taylor exhibited himself as the exception to this rule &amp;amp; 
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