Story: Tertiary education

Student life: lectures (4th of 4)

Student life: lectures

Students sitting in a tiered lecture theatre, paying varying degrees of attention to a lecturer, is one of the most recognisable images of university life. Here, first-year chemistry students are attending a lecture by W. E. Dasent at Victoria University College, probably in the 1950s.

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J. C. Beaglehole Room, Victoria University of Wellington Library
Photograph by M. D. King

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Tertiary education - Universities before 1990', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 July 2024)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 20 Jun 2012