Most of the Catholic societies in British universities have decided to adopt a German university with a view to helping by sending books, papers and periodicals and establishing personal and cultural relations. This step has been taken as a result of recommendations ma'de by 17 British students and graduates (seven of whom were members of the Union of Catholic Students) who attended, as delegates, the International Christian Student Conference in Milnster in January.
London, which has adopted Munster, has made most progress so far. Details of Minster students wanting English correspondents have been procured by the University of London Catholic Society, and members of the society have been put in touch with them; so far, 20 parcels of books have been sent (mostly Papal Encyclicals and Allocutions and works by Catholic writers on politics, sociology, international affairs and general culture—also text books).
Each month a parcel of periodicals is despatched. The work is being financed by the sale of foreign stamps which arc collected by the students; the Germans, too, are helping by enclosing a variety of German stamps in their letters.
An attempt is being made in London to extend the " adoption " scheme by gaining the co-operation of the University of London Union, and in this good progress is reported.
The Union of Catholic Students also hopes to include five Germans among the foreign students who are to be invited to the U.C.S. Summer School at Belmont. Perthshire. in August.