4R. CHURCHILL, in a message J.Vito the Trades Union Congress on the reported cut in the Ministry of Education grant for adult education, writes: "There is perhaps no branch of our vast educational system which should more attract within its particular sphere the aid and encouragement of the State than adult education. "How many must there be in Britain, after the disturbance of two destructive wars, who thirst in later life to learn about the humanities, the history of their country, and philosophies of the human race, and the arts and letters which sustain and are borne forward by the ever-conquering English language! "This," adds Mr. Churchill, "ranks in my opinion far above science and technical instruction," and he says that adult education is particularly needed "in this age of clatter and buzz, of gape and gloat."
ready-made systems which in reality are inspired by short-sighted and materialistic views concerning what man is and his being.
"Consequently, adult education must endeavour to lead these wayward ones back again into contact with living tradition—especially that of the Church—with simple hut deep lessons of the catechism, of Holy Scripture and of the Christian feasts.
"Numerous experiments ha v e proved that the adult between the ages of 25 and 45 years is in full possession of his learning faculties, is capable of greater voluntary application, has a deeper appreciation of what he learns, organises his knowledge better and knows how to use it more wisely."