Kia ora from the SCM Cabin. Tucked away in a section of native bush which edges onto Victoria University’s campus, you’ll find myself – Hayley Heyes – and Josh Reid writing, reading, praying, and having a yarn. Since October last year the Cabin has been in use as an office space for Christian Postgraduate Students who are in need of a place to work. Unfortunately, many Honours – and even some Masters level – programs no longer provide an office for candidates, compounding the stress and loneliness of Postgraduate study. We really are thankful to SCM for the space to study together and enjoy inviting friends to come by and hear the story of SCM.
Josh is continuing his work on William Colenso – a printer, botanist, and missionary – whose story is only partial told in the records of New Zealand’s colonial history. And I have just finished up a lengthy critique of the contemporary university, and am moving on to examine the work of French Marxist Alain Badiou. Dell Watson, who shared the office with us over summer, has finished her thesis and we now have room for another student to join. Please do get in touch if you are a Postgraduate Student at Victoria in need of an office.
Peace in Christ,