For such members of the University as have already been in Cambridge a year the announcement in the Calendar of Mr. Copeland's lecture needs no commentary. But to the new-comers we wish to speak a word concerning these meetings. Aside from the pleasure to be derived from hearing interesting prose and verse read well, the subject of this first talk is really one quite worth attention. If a man makes no effort to acquire the ability to read and to speak well before he leaves college, the chances are that he never will. The fact that Mr. Copeland and Mr. Hayes are prepared to furnish voluntary instruction to those who desire it, adds to the desirability of attending the talk on Monday evening.