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[261] enthusiastic research for two seasons past, and the leader of this department, herself an artist and fresh from studs abroad, directed by text and photographs the study of famous masters and their works. From these photographs it was interesting to trace the change and progress of church doctrine, to become acquainted with local life in different cities, and to read the prevailing estimate of men and things as seen through the eye and brush of the artist. But more than all, the aim of the leader was to point out that which goes to make up the true pictures of tile world, both past and present. where shines from the canvas and the frescoed wall. the spark of genius and the light of beauty, whether of thought or interpretation.

In the department of science, lectures by teachers of botany were successfully given, the climax of which was one by the artist-botanist William Hamilton Gibson, whose eloquent lecture and artistic charts illustrating his topic, delighted his audience. A series of lectures on psychology was listened to with great interest. These were attended by many of the teachers of Cambridge schools. The importance of this subject to-day, to those who have the training of youth in charge, is recognized as never before, and prepares for more fitting service those engaged in this high calling, whether as mother or teacher.

The section of music has from the outset achieved marked results, a large choral class being organized at once and later on, a quartette, both of which have sung often before the club, and on public occasions. Classes for practice rehearse weekly, during the club year. The open meetings have provided entertainments of high order and contributed pleasure to large audiences outside club limits.

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