— Prominent among the groups of exiles in present day Europe are thousands of Catholic students. Most of them are in the " displaced persons " camps in the Western zones of Germany and Austria; some of them have found asylum in other friendly European countries; many are now working in Britain as volunteer workers. To the numbers of Poles, Latvians, Lithuanians, Croats and Slovenes are now being added almost daily an increasing total of Czechs and Slovaks. Many of them are unable to gain admission to Universities hut are still ettempting to continue their studies under the most adverse circumstances.
As the representative organisation of the Catholic students of Great Britain the Union of Catholic Students is deeply conscious of its responsibilities in this matter. At the request of Pax Rornana and with the co-operation of the Newman Association we intend to invite as many as possible of these unfortunate fellow-students to mix with our own students and their more fortunate foreign guests at the various student summer functions. In this way we hope to continue the excellent work done last August when, largely through the generosity of the readers of the Catholic Press, German and Austrian students were able to attend our Summer School in Perth. The value of these gatherings is beyond estimation, offering as they do the opportunity for the exchange of ideas and experiences and for the forming of future policy. To carry out such a plan we need money. May we therefore appeal to all who realise the urgency of continuing to encourage these young men and women who may one day be the leaders of freed countries. We may be able in this way to send them back refreshed and intent upon their dill)cult tasks. Donations marked "Exiled Student Fund " will be gratefully received and should be sent to N. Bogie Esq., Hon. Treasurer, U.C.S., 9, Beech Grove, Whitley Bay, Northumberland.
M. R. Swum. President, U.C.S. Axwell Park, 13laydon, Co. Durham.