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Imperial College

Public Awareness and Social Service Society Presents:

PassTimes

January Edition

舞台、社會、人生? 特別的朗誦技巧 真與假 大學的意義: 一種動態平衡的成長 AB餐香港樂壇


Words from the Editor Enoch Ho Dear all, 2013 had been a fruitful and marvellous year so that this edition of PASSTIMES is published to recap the memories and moments. Although there are lots of challenges, essays and coursework yet to be completed, please sit back, relax and enjoy the marvellous January edition of PASSTIMES! I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the authors, who paid effort in researching, writing, proofreading and editing. Without all of you, this edition of PASSTIMES will not be able to be published. In this magazine, we begin with some reviews on previous ICPASS events with the main focuses on Imperialogy and our annual Charity Christmas Dinner followed by a review on their stage experiences last year and how they echo with daily life, written by the three current Presidents: Desmond, Cannis and Brian. With the recent popular recital video in the Internet, Haywood, Hyman and Brian looked into this topic, expressed their thoughts on it and also discussed issues associated to the educational system. Next, Fiona expressed her thoughts on the case of the reporter Shi Tao with the human rights issues. Following up is our second Joint-University discussion forum, we have Sam Wong expressing his thoughts on the topic of “meaning of university”. This edition ends with a relatively new and more relaxed section 談笑風生, which includes an interesting article by Haywood, Hyman and Brian and a joke from 笑林廣記. I hope you find all the activities organized by ICPASS rewarding and will support our upcoming events in the future. Thank you for your continuous support and it is time for you to flip over the page and enjoy the rest of the PASSTIMES! Best Regards, Enoch Ho

Article Contributors & Proofreading Haywood Au Cannis Chan Justin Cho Enoch Ho Monique Ho Hyman Ko 2

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Adrian Lam Francis Lam Fiona Lau Brian Lee Adrian Leung Joanne Leung

Bryan Liu Irene Ngai Sam Wong Brian Yeung Desmond Yuen


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PASS What had ICPASS EVENT Major Events in IMPERIALOGY ICPASS New Event these few months - Imperial Run! from August TIMELINE done REVIEW to January?

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CHRISTMAS One of ICPASS CHARITY Major events DINNER

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真與假 劉詠淇

舞台、陳穎彤 社會、李焯熙 人生?袁晧然

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大學的意 義: 一種動態平 衡的成長

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特別的 區朗熙 高煜喆 朗誦技 楊樂天 巧

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London 4U Joint PASS Reception Day

The London 4U (IC, KCL, LSE, UCLU) succesfully organised their firt induction night aiming to welcome all of the freshers to embark on the exciting jouney in London!

ICAAHK x ICPASS Mentoring Programme Mid-Summer Eve Reception

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Introductory Night

Pre-Cambridge Quiz Night

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London 4U Joint Discussion Forum x President Debate

Imperialogy - Imperail Run

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For the very first time, the London PASS societies organised the joint discussion forum, which focused on the perspectives of Hong Kong internet subcultures ICPASS new unprecendented event, Imperialogy, provided an opportunity for the freshers to explore the campus.

Charity Concert Appreciation Night

17th 2nd Joint-U Discussion Forum

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The second discussion forum focused on the meaning of university


The aim of the First General Meeting of ICPASS is to elect for the Charity Concert Committee 2013-2014

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The debate workshop introduced a series of activities to let our members to experience the formulation of arguments, as well as the basic debate techniques

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1st Debate Workshop

Inspired by World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine, the London 4U PASS planned to organise Famine 24. An introductory session was succesfully held on the 11th December and the actual event will take place in March. Stay tune for this!

Krispy Kreme Sale

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London 4U Famine 24 Introductory Session

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The Joint-U Trip provide a great opportunity for the freshers to explore the Houses of Parliament Trip and the South Bank Christmas Market

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KCL-UCL-IC PASS Parliament x Christmas Market Trip

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Cambridge Quiz

The aim of this afternoon tea session is the introduce our Mentoring Programme to newcomers, share insights and give feedback among the existing mentors and mentees.

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ICAAHK x ICPASS Afternoon Tea Du Novel of IC Mentoring Programme

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ICPASS Annual Charity Christmas Dinner 2013 succefully held in Hong Kong Football Club with the theme of heartbeat. 5000hkd was raised successfully.. The beneficiary of this year Charity Christmas Dinner is British Heart Foundation. Thank you all for your support!

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2013 Charity Christmas Dinner: Heartbeat

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EVENT REVIEW

1st London 4U Discussion Forum 30th October, 2013 Francis Lam

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e visit Facebook all the time, participate in online forum discussions… The Internet is our best friend nowadays. How exactly did the internet affect our lifestyles? What impact did it bring to society? Having these questions in mind, I participated in the first ever PASS 4U Discussion Forum held at Imperial College, with ‘Internet Subculture’ as the topic. The discussion forum had three main components – the presentation which gave some background information about the issue and raised some questions for thoughts, the panel discussion which involved deeper interactions with the audience, and the presidential debate which, as its name suggests, was undertaken by the presidents and vice presidents from the PASSes of the 4 London Universities.

It was an extremely fulfilling experience since the forum provided us a very free platform to express our views about real life issues. It also allowed us to reflect on our daily practices and the consequences it brought- I was particularly impressed by the discussions surrounding the ideas of Facebook stalking and unintentional cyber bullying. I also made friends with the other organizing sub-committee members from other universities’ PASSes, which was a pleasant added bonus!

Cambridge Quiz Adrian Leung 23rd November, 2013

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t was cloudy and chilly on 23rd November, 2013 when the 20th Inter-University Quiz hosted by Cambridge University Hong Kong and China Affairs Society (CUHKCAS) was held in Riley Auditorium of Clare College, Cambridge. Adrian Leung, Brian Yeung and Hyman Ko (all Year 1 Mathematics) represented Imperial College London and competed against 13 other universities all over Britain in every aspect of general knowledge.

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researched on different topics including sports, entertainment, history, science, etc.. It was tough because from past experience the questions in the Quiz would be extremely specific, so that much part of the work involved was merely on memorisation. Nevertheless, some other students helped in the research and reduced the workload of the contestants.

The contestants and about 20 supporters of the team travelled to Cambridge early Preparation work started about 2 weeks on the day where we were given a warm before the Quiz when the contestants welcome by the organisers. Our team

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Nonetheless, our team stayed behind and watched for the remaining rounds including the finals of the day. The competition was ultimately won by UCL, with the host University of Cambridge as the runner-up. Apart from attending the Quiz, we took our time walking in Cambridge during the lunch hour. We bypassed King’s College, Cambridge and had a close-up view of their internationally-renowned chapel from the outside. Some of us joined an informal social dinner after the Quiz as well and had fun chatting with students The next part involved 15 minutes of non-stop quick from other universities before returning home. response questions which only the team with the fastest response would be allowed to answer a question and would lose marks if answering incorrectly. Adrian of our team performed the calculation 220 = 1048576 quickly and amazed the audience in one of the questions. Unfortunately our team also made quite a lot of incorrect (and near-correct) responses, losing marks, finished off at the third of the group and thus unable to proceed to the final round. was one of the first to compete, along with University College London (UCL), King’s College London (KCL) and London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). The first part of the round was a team-by-team compulsory session of 40 questions maximum. As the questions this year were even more specific than before, our team, with only 9 questions answered correctly, was only below UCL which had a very knowledgeable contestant in their team.

Parliament x Christmas Market Trip 7th December, 2013 Justin Cho

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he Houses of Parliament is a truly magnificent piece of architecture which has taken an integral part in British politics and as a Residence for the Royal family. And this is why we chose to visit here as our first joint University visit. As we left the tube station, through the south exit onto Bridge street. One would simply be awestruck, by one of the grandest pieces of gothic designs ever fabricated in this world, Big Ben. With such a famous construction sat at the North end of the Palace of Westminster, it was no surprise that there was also a sluggishly shifting crowd which surrounded the tower in a concentric fashion. The over crowdedness was just usual business for this spectacular site; undoubtedly proving itself as one of the most captivating tourist attraction on this globe. As we walked over to the starting point of our tour, here came the opportunity to meet with those outside our social circle and interact with students from both UCL and KCL.

We entered the Palace of Westminster through the Westminster Hall; a hall which is of immense historic significance, with a history which dates back to the 11th century. This hall has successfully survived through both the Great fire of 1834 and the German Bombings during the Second World War. Many state trials have taken part here, including names such as William Wallace and Guy Fawkes. Mr. Fawkes, to inform you; is the guy who gave us the pleasure to enjoy dazzling fireworks on the 5th of November nowadays, for his failure in blowing up the Parliament. And now, let’s make an end on history, since it’s not everybody’s cup of tea. So our tour began from this hall and we were walked through various different important rooms in the building, where we were introduced to the modern day uses of rooms such as the Lord’s and the Commons chamber. The tour gave me a good touch on the history of this attraction, particularly its play as a Palace in the

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past, and how it slowly became part of the political superstructure for the United Kingdom today. But, there were others who interpreted the tour as a ‘bombardment of mind boggling facts’. Particularly when our tour guide used a minute to unfold hundreds of years of history, confusion does tend to accumulate a fair bit in our heads. But nevertheless, I can rest assured that everyone gained something of worth out of the tour; let it be of educational value, or the visual joy from admiring the meticulously designed interiors within the palace, which is certainly of true beauty. Through holding this trip a week before we break up for Christmas, we were perfectly set for the Christmas Market at Southbank following our tour. As the sun set during our tour, the moon rose high in the night sky, chilly winds ran across the river which fiercely stroke our faces as we left the Westminster Hall. In our walk to the market, we had split into small groups to get across the densely crowded Westminster Bridge. Where there was further mingling, and as more and more conversations developed, one could feel a nice and pleasantly warm atmosphere beginning to encompass us the chilly wintry winds.

senses to the brilliant scent of the edible, but also pushing their sense to hand over that only note that is left in their wallet, to just have a bite into that juicy and meaty bratwurst or have a taste of that comfortably warmed bittersweet mulled-wine. Ending the day nicely through a fruitful yet delicious way, introducing us to the rich nutritional culture in Germany. This trip has been an immense experience to me; I have gained a great insight into the British political system and its development up to this stage. And it has certainly initialised my thoughts on politics and kicked off my realisation on its integrity in our lives and its reason to evolve so closely within our community. Moreover, some friendship bonds were formed, enlarging my social circle. Making this trip both intellectually beneficial and most importantly fun. So why don’t you come and join us in the Parliament trip next time!! :D

When we got to the market, the air was completely saturated with the smell of food; the blend of Germanic food swarmed our noses. Not only stimulating one’s

Krispy Kreme Sale Adrian Leung 12th December, 2013

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Krispy Kreme doughnut sale was held on 12th December, 2013 across the campus to fundraise for the upcoming Christmas Dinner. 240 doughnuts were sold at £1 each from noon onwards in the JCR while some helpers also sold them at other places like Skempton and Huxley Buildings occasionally. Students of different races and subjects came along to buy doughnuts, amongst them quite a number are

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members of ICPASS. They all enjoyed the doughnuts and some even bought for an extra one. All doughnuts were sold out by 17:30, slightly earlier than expected, with a net amount of about £170 raised indirectly to British Heart Foundation, the beneficiary of the Christmas Dinner.


Without knowing the exact route, teams were given instruction cards with details of their first checkpoint including the building name, room number and suggested route. Upon completion of the task at each checkpoint, a riddle was given for them to figure out their next destination. At some checkpoints, participants were required to answer a set of questions related to current affairs and politics in Hong Kong as well as various trivia in order to get the riddle.

There was also a final treasure, a photo of our dearest president Desmond hidden inside the room, where they began their run. Participants were instructed to ask the checkpoint helpers in each checkpoint for hints of the final treasure - each of them representing a letter of the phrase“Desmond Yuen”. Organising the event… Inspired by the UCLUPASS annual flagship event Amazing Raise, a city racing game in London, Desmond and I were thinking if it is possible to utilize the idea and create a similar activity within Imperial campus aiming to allow freshers to famillarize themselves with the campus while having fun. I was excited and touched as the success of the event has proven that the decision in materilizing the idea was right, worthwhile to put such great efforts on organising it.

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What is it? Participants, in teams of four, were required to raise a minimum amount of 20 pounds in order to join the run. In a peaceful Saturday afternoon, teams ran around Imperial College South Kensington campus and completed related tasks in 11 different departments within 4.5 hours. For instance, at Civil Engineering department, each team are required to build a bridge using paper, raw spaghetti and straws provided.

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highlight of ICPASS in the first term, Imperialogy is an unprecendented event successfully putting PA and SS elements together, making it a truly ‘PASS’ event.

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The most difficult part of organizing this event is looking for more than 20 second-year event helpers, who were all busy with both academic work and extra-curricular activities. While they are required to design a task related to the subjects they study, spend their invaluable time to run their task, and attend pre-event preparation meetings. I really appreciate that many helpers were willing to help and they produced those wonderful departmental tasks. My personal favourite was the task at Aeronautics Engineering department, which participants had to produce a paper plane and use it to play the flying chess.

Besides, we also put a lot of efforts on the starter pack and instruction cards. One of the funniest experiences during the preparation period was to obtain bags for the started pack. Desmond and I went to Ethos and asked the staff if they can provide us free Sports Impe-

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rial bags. At first the receptionist was willing to give us eight bags for free, but for some reasons it turned out to be an alternate offer: to join the Ethos orientation and get the bags, and get eight extra bags along with the orientation pack. Coincidently both of us had not completed the orientation, so we successfully got some free bas (and finally being granted access to school gym LOL).

I am grateful that feedback showed participants enjoyed the run and have since been familiarized with the campus. I hope the future committees can continue our work and make Imperialogy an annual ICPASS event, and I am looking forward to being one of the participant next year too!


The colour red and the theme, Heartbeat, were suitably chosen to echo with the slogan ‘Fight for every heartbeat’ of British Heart Foundation (BHF), our beneficiary at the annual Dinner. The UK-based charity aims to promote awareness of heart-related diseases and to fund research carried out for looking

Despite not having a lot of time to plan and organise the Dinner (due to all our typical Imperialite jam-packed schedules), our organising committee attempted a few new things comparing to the Christmas Charity Dinners in previous years. Firstly, prior to the launching of the event, a team of ICPASS

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into treatments or cures for patients. The Dinner encompassed a selection of interactive games, musical performances and of course, a traditional Christmas dinner with roast turkey served with cranberry sauce and the quintessential (but not necessarily everyone’s favourite) Brussels sprouts. Throughout the evening, all our guests had a good time getting to know each other better, including new faces such as guests from Hong Kong universities and other UK universities.

Christmas Charity Dinner 21st, December, 2013

ed, hearts, friends. Yes, you might be thinking about the general festivity of Christmas, but in terms of ICPASS events, these three words are definitely the words to go for to describe our Christmas Charity Dinner this year – Heartbeat 2013. Hosted by ICPASS at the Hong Kong Football Club with the PASSes of three other London universities (UCL, KCL and LSE) co-hosting, around 160 guests came along to the Dinner on 21st December 2013 for an enjoyable evening.

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committee and subcommittee members had the idea of creating a promotional video. This was initially just a thought, but as meetings went on we realised that this could actually be achieved, and so we went on to writing the plot, planning the shooting of the scenes and of course, shooting it. Our special thanks must go to Arnold who helped us tremendously despite having so much to do in his busy Third Year schedule; to Jonathan from UCLPASS who was our wonderful cameraman – so professional in all that he did for us; to Jasmine from UAL who so kindly helped us out as being our actress; and to all of the crew whether it was to stand in the cold to help out or the countless hours of sleep sacrificed to put the video together. Do have a look at this awesome video if you haven’t already! (http://youtu.be/zSP9iqFvxRM) Something that was also completely new this year was that we added a photo booth at the Dinner where guests could take

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photos with friends holding props (and pulling silly faces). Lots of guests really enjoyed this and this was brilliant as they could take the printed photos away as a memory of the fun and meaningful occasion. All in all, the ICPASS Christmas Charity Dinner this year was very successful and we all had a great time. Do join us again for an evening to remember in Christmas 2014!


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吃包包吃飽

——倫敦唐人街半世紀老店重拾邊趕車邊啃菠蘿包的回憶—— 八月十八日 (六) 天晴 酷熱

為,每日回店打點——「新界奇華,只此一家。 」

號稱「十大英國最適於居住地區」之一的 Guildford呆久了,終於按捺不住跑回倫敦 一趟。相約了同在研究園工作的David聚頭,於 華埠大街的新界奇華餐廳瞭解一下近況。記得 讀書時期每次團餐後,總有同學到此店外帶豆腐 花。他們讚不絕口的樣子浮游在記憶中,成了一 個小牽引。我想我還真有的要會一會這家店。

餓極了,我們挑了 好些包餠。我逃 不過蛋撻的魔力: 蛋香撲鼻,撻酥鬆 脆。我小心翼翼地 吃著蛋撻,就怕酥 碎跑到桌上,成 甫 進 店 , 「 啊 , 換 了 裝 潢 了我貪吃的“犯罪 呢 ! 」 老 闆 R i c h a r d 走 過 證據”。期間,我 來,我暗笑David:「老闆 隱約聽見David道蒸菜肉包子肉汁豐富。抬頭一 不是要請我們出店吧——我 看,我便目擊他把另外半個包子都放進嘴裏去。 們聲太大——哈哈!」細問 「我還未嘗過喇…」真氣人!那就唯有吃叉燒餐 之下,我們得悉今年正值新 包吧。十足的餡料在香軟的麵包襯托之下,妙! 界奇華金禧紀念,所以店子 於 年 中 進 行 了 大 翻 新 。 的 我們特別選了火腿蔥油包和糯米鹹煎餅作為小小 確,經典和時尚的糅合讓人 的測試項目。這兩款用油會比一般麵包多,就算 眼前一亮,那些漁人紗帽罩 在香港一些麵包店的出品亦未如理想。因此,它 是蠻有特色的。桌座的寬敞 們的品質會大顯師傅在調控方面的講究和工架。 得宜,不論是沙發還是木藤椅都讓人坐得輕鬆舒 結果,新界奇華漂亮地過關,兩款麵包皆不膩人 適。 口胃:火腿蔥油包蔥香四溢,其微甜的外層更突 出了味道的輪廓;而糯米鹹煎餅的糯米飯添加了 一門始於1962年 這鹹酥的嚼口,值得一試。David還嘗了老婆餅 的家族生意默默 和豆沙窩餅,口感煙韌,恰好甜美。提子包是頗 在唐人街看着變 讃的,師傅毫不吝嗇乾果的撒落,我帶個回家作 遷,同時精益求 明天的早餐好了。 精,務求令顧客 說說笑笑便過了一個愉快的下午,要趕火車回去 有更多元化的選 了。那些在學時趕車啃麵包的日子,永遠在心 擇:中式麵包、 中。 點心蒸包、豆 品、港式和廣式 店長推介:菠蘿包、豆腐花 的炒飯面,湯麵和粥品,甜品糖水,新鮮果汁一 應俱全。饞嘴的我走到麵包部的窗前左思右想: 「在廿多款麵包面前,任誰也會有選擇困難吧! 不知道Prince Charles和Camilla在零七年到訪的時 點了什麼呢。」難得服務員姐姐服務態度殷勤, 沒把我這個想這要那的小鬼趕走。老闆也親力親

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舞台、社會、人生? 陳穎彤 李焯熙 袁晧然

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國部分大學的Chinese Society有個比較特別的傳 統,就是舉辦綜藝表演(下稱 V-show)作為他們每一年度的旗 艦活動。V-show雖然意指不同類 型的表演,但在我們的傳統上, 話劇是整個表演的骨幹。話劇製 作直接代表著每間大學的籌委會 和演員的文化修養和團隊質素, 而入場人數也代表了每間大學的 V-show的口碑。今年筆者有不少 朋友都在倫敦大學的V-show中擔 任籌委成員或主要角色,所以 自然到了兩個表演捧場,以示支 持。我在幾個綜藝表演中看見 的,並不是一班不知所謂的人為 了承接傳統而籌備一個不知所謂 的活動,而是他們如何在保持 傳統上作出新突破。在普遍人 眼中,這個表演的意義是要” 耍帥”,”為自己的大學面上貼 金”,“在新生身上牟利”,這些 都是比較負面的評價。而倫敦政 治經濟學院的表演確實令我重新 反思:一個話劇的存在,其實可 以有更多深層意義在其中。

簡介 相信大部分讀者都未有親身到場 觀看政經學院的V-show, 先在這 裡簡介一下故事背景。他們的主 題是<<婚配>>,意即婚姻隨機配 對。古代和現今社會的婚姻大大 不同,前者多數被利用為政治工 具,尤其適用於皇親高官貴族, 以配對各自的子女作為顯示友好 的方法;而後者則注重自由戀 愛,年輕一輩往往要求結婚對象 為自己心中最愛,而同性婚姻更 為提倡自由戀愛的踏出一大步。

兩者各有好壞,故事則講述現今 過分的自由戀愛為社會帶來了更 深層的矛盾,如出生率,生產力 下降,人口老化等問題。2035 年,新上任特首推出婚姻隨機配 對系統,市民一旦到了20歲, 政府就會利用電腦程式系統,根 據每個人的性格,外表等特質為 該人尋找最適合的結婚對象,並 與之結為夫婦。此舉雖然舒緩了 各種社會問題,但由於與現代提 倡自由的核心價值南轅北轍,因 此引起了不少崇尚自由戀愛的 群眾不滿。而倫敦大學學院的 V-show,故事則設於未來的精神 病院中,從而諷刺人們的陰暗 面,令人反思人心的無奈與殘 酷。我們幾位筆者在看這個話劇 前,從來未曾想過一個話劇,除 了可以為大家帶來娛樂之外,更 可以令人反思社會問題。 在探討社會問題前,先為大家介 紹一下一些令筆者們驚歎不已的 舞台設置。首先他們打破了傳統 話劇場景設計,除了運用不少悉 心製作的道具,還沿用了大投射 螢幕,與道具相輔相成,佈置出 更立體更完整的背景;他們在服 飾方面亦是非常有突破,籌委會 為主要角色訂購紅色戲服,而戲 份較少的配角們則穿著黑色;紅 色服裝不但令主角形象更鮮明, 更能令他們站在舞台時顯得更突 出。此外,筆者們更尤其欣賞涉 及時事議題,甚至乎政治笑話的 對白,例如”新任特首以689票 成功當選”等;而沙畫的表演以 及故事尾聲其中一位女主角被槍 殺後的"噴雪"更令在場每位觀 眾嘩然。雖然很多人認為故事過 於冗長,但筆者則認為他們要把 故事每一個情節交代清楚,時間 過長實在無可避免。此外,大學 學院的V-show亦是頗為革新,題 材新穎,背景細緻,而且轉換場 景時播放補充資料,令觀眾不會 分心而離開故事,燈光音樂亦見 心思。最引人入勝的,是我們都 感覺到大學學院的劇本很有個人 風格,編劇利用台上每一個角色 作其口舌,說出自己的心底話。


例如,中國近代有名的劇本“雷雨”,就是 能夠寓現實於故事,諷刺人生命運的愚弄。

從舞台走近社會 數百卑職小員罷工示威、某某電台主持憤然 大罵、更有議員怒擲香蕉…社會上的不公義 與不平等待遇,何其之多?可惜,一眾一眾 行為,聞者都只會一笑置之,瞬間便拋諸腦 後。因為他們感受不到切身之痛,且其體會 並不是刻骨銘心的。然而,當種種社會問 題被帶上舞台的時候,演員的每一滴淚、每 一段聲音,均是觀眾親耳所聞,親眼所睹, 從而誘發觀眾隨之聯想和作出獨立判斷。因 此,不論是舞台話劇、京劇大戲、抑或是坊 間藝術,其對社會問題的影響力也是不容小 覷的。

了 George Orwell 在諷刺極權的作品“動物農 莊”的一句: “所有動物都是平等的,但有些 動物比其他更平等。“ 為了避免自己的自由 被侵害,你,會參與反抗極權,還是心甘情 願當較不平等的動物? 而且,故事內有幾幕描述人們沒有言論自 由,只能入黑後在地牢內講出心底話,不禁 令人聯想到香港的言論自由被逐漸收窄。例 如,最近警方竟然派重案組拘捕一個在牆上 塗鴉“習近平去死”的男人,更以守株待兔 方式等待疑犯出現,簡直是浪費警力,小題 大做。當然,若然是有足夠證據證明對方能 夠危害習總的安全,當然需要繩之以法;但 用原子筆塗鴉的男人,殺傷力又有多少?此 外,大陸的網絡長城,說反政府言論就被” 河蟹“,人人都想翻牆呼吸新鮮空氣,不正是 故事橋段的變身?

一個外國大學V-show能夠帶出香港社會問題 與反思,實屬難得。然而,政經學院就成功 了。其主題與背景都和不少香港正面臨的社 會問題相映,而三位筆者也不禁被捲進反思 的漩渦裏。 首先,他們的故事圍繞人民對於獨裁制度的 抗爭,其實亦能放在香港的社會上。自由主 義在各地遍地開花,但反觀香港,經常以整 體利益而犧牲少數族群利益,令人既憤怒亦 無奈。舞台上,特首為了提升生育率,改善 生產力以及解決人口老化問題,竟然要所有 人都要參與隨機配,剝奪人民自由戀愛的權 利。看似天方夜譚,實質與現實環環相扣: 看看大陸的一孩政策,再看看日本麻生太 郎在公眾失言,竟謂希望日本的老年人儘快 離世,以減省醫療開支 - 你敢說構想的事 情不會發生嗎?還有,故事有提到特權階級 的人能夠娶多於一位的妻子以供享樂,印證

除此之外,我們很欣賞政經學院的同學把“ 港味”甚濃的政治玩笑放進故事,但反應冷 淡,實在無奈。689, 奶粉,水貨客,Henry的 地下室,推妻子出來頂罪等的”花生“話題 穿插劇中,令故事香港的氣息更濃。其實, 戲劇是一個很好的途徑去宣傳政治意識。例

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如,於香港公演多次的“東宮西宮”,寄 政治於娛樂,以幽默論時事,連陳淑莊亦曾 經參演。所以,我們希望以後的vshow委員 會,都能夠將更多信息放進故事,把自己的 理念送上舞台。

從舞台悟出人生 人生根本就是上演一場戲。一個人自出娘 胎,就已被命運安上了一個固定的角色而 登場。隨著劇情的推進,每一位演員都會越 演越好,因為他們對經歷過的事物會更加熟 練。這,不就是云云舞台走近社會、再悟出 人生的箇中意義嗎?就是讓每一位觀眾在看 畢全劇後,對周邊的事物和身處的社會更為 瞭解,並建立更清晰的世界觀和人生觀。 一套精彩的戲劇當然要具備夠深度的劇本和 一道發人深省的信息,同時也需要演員的投 入和燈光配套效果的映襯。若是缺一了,不 但整個戲劇會泡湯,所浪費的時間和人力均 是無法還原的。 V-show 上演的只是一個小舞台,但社會人 生的卻是一個大舞台。然而,不論你上演的 舞台是大是小,時鐘上的針也是啲嗒啲嗒的 走動著。說錯了台詞也好,因一時歹念而犯 罪也好,舞台和人生也不會給予你第二次機 會。

以成功。我們九十後,作為未來社會棟樑, 面對社會問題重重的香港,絕對應該身先士 卒。孤掌永遠難鳴,一個個體改變不到世 界,只有群眾力量才能促使成功。閣下要成 為在電視機面前的花生友,還是為公義發聲 的人,我管不了,悉隨尊便,但當問題威脅 到你的生活時就不要後悔當初沒站出來了。 對倫敦大學生活的第一個印象,是很多人都 經常談論的“vshow”,但直到上年才真正 了解這是什麼一回事。鑒於很多朋友都曾 經不斷的批評表演浪費時間,自己亦以此為 戒,只是替學校vshow當二打六。後來,知 道好朋友要做vshow委員,我的確擔心他會 不習慣。 最後,他寫出非常出色的故事, 並進而確立自己的信念與性格。他不僅台下 的人諷刺的淋漓盡致(而大部份人不知道) ,更奠定了自己才子的名聲。畢竟,統籌一 個大型的表演,應該是大學生涯的一個亮點 高峰,應該是要畢生難忘的,也難怪每年都 很多學生為此廢寢忘餐。 畢竟,V-show只是一群大學一年級生製作的 表演,我們又何必對其要求如金像獎得獎電 影般高水準而有深度呢。其實籌劃V-show, 無論是籌委會,或是演員,表演者,不過 是希望與一眾同學享受綵排和準備過程中 的歡樂笑聲,在台上一刻聽到的歡呼掌聲, 以及為我們的大一生活添上幾分可愛的色彩 罷了。只是當有一方超乎水準時,各方是否 也應該追上腳步,努力嘗試踏上同一個層次 呢?希望日後任何大學的V-show籌委會能繼 續出產更多更高質素的V-show,令觀眾們除 了從中得到娛樂之外,亦能有所得著,反思 自己,反思人生。

在政經學院的話劇中,崇尚自由文化的主角 唐芯由於將要成為婚配制度下的炮灰以及親 身目睹好友被該制度斷送終世幸福,因此極 力反對婚配系統,反對政府;而性格柔弱的 另一主角翟穎琳即使身受制度其害而受到不 公平的對待,仍然默不作聲,選擇啞忍接 受。其實人生亦一樣,能做到不平則鳴,無 人生如戲,社會就是我們的舞台,既 論如何都要堅守自己的原則和價值觀的,又 然你踏上了這個舞台,就不要說它跟你沒關 有幾多個。記得前兩年有紅遍兩岸三地的” 係了。 步步驚心“,主角用現代的眼光態度在清朝 生活,竟然未有撞板,實在是一大奇事。試 想想,我們若果是活在獨裁封閉國度裡,我 們又會是甘於現實的翟穎琳,還是清醒的烈 女唐芯?很多人怨恨愛情運滯,遇人不淑; 但比起“婚配”對象與自己不配,還是自己 選擇的會讓自己更心甘命抵付出受苦吧。 筆者跟絕大部分香港人一樣,都是"針唔拮 到肉唔知痛",很多時很多事,如果對我們 沒有太大影響的話,我們往往擺出事不關己 的姿態,只有問題直接影響我們的生活時, 才會發聲抗爭。看完這個話劇後得到的感 受:很多人選擇沉默,但我相信其實社會正 正是缺乏這大批沉默者的聲音,當只有少數 人勇於發聲為大眾爭取公義時,革命往往難

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孟浩然

日,以上唐詩於網上瘋傳, 街知巷聞,皆源於中學生梁 逸峰在2010年第61屆香港學校朗 誦節優勝者表演中香港電台所錄製 的短片 – 該同學抑揚頓挫的聲線 配以特別的眼神、肢體動作等朗誦 技巧,使其表演片段於四年後的 現在遭上載回帶,並於facebook廣 傳;他「突出」的表演雖為他贏得 冠軍,卻遭網民惡意恥笑和奚落。 說真的,梁同學的朗誦表演固然誇 張惹笑,然而背後帶出的卻是朗誦 比賽及文化,以至整個教育的根本 問題。 朗誦,是以語言表達文字感情的手 法。好的朗誦可令人更投入文章的 美妙意境中,跟作者神交,豈不快 哉?但梁同學於表演中的演繹使用 了偏浮誇的語調和怪異的眼神,個 人認為失去了唐詩的風雅及文人的 修養,實為可惜;朗誦如此的變 質,歸根究底是朗誦比賽的評審準 則及文化的惡果。校際朗誦節認受 性高,欣賞文本的意義亦實在難以 大於爭取一個獎項。這些朗誦比賽 似乎有個慣例(實為通病),就是 評審單純地對參賽者動作神情、浮 誇的追求,而非參賽者細味咀嚼詩 詞後的有感而發,忽略了參賽者對 文學作品基本內容和思想的了解, 就直接把評核跳到感情表達的表面 功夫上。結果參賽者未準確拿捏文 章的感情,就只顧捏起聲線朗讀, 配以過份投入的面目表情,裝作理 解詩意,強行將非內心情感加入表 演上。個人不清楚參賽梁同學朗誦

時有否感動自己,有否感但至少廣 大觀眾都認為他過份造作,未能進 入詩人的漫妙境界。 更甚,這種浮誇煽情的評核準則並 非只出現於朗誦比賽,而是早就滲 透在香港教育裏。以中國語文科為 例,做閱讀理解或賞析文章時,老 師總期望學生運用過份複雜的思維 及豐富的情感來理解文章,以符合 考評局的要求、所製訂的參考答 案,殊不知這些答案浮誇失實、自 作多情的佔多數,甚至可能連原文 作者都不曾想像過自己的文章會被 如此曲解。去年記者正訪問了文憑 試中國語文科閱讀卷中原文的作 者,他坦言質疑考評局的標準答案 並不準確。試問學生於竭力求分、 硬背參考答案、面對考試的瘋狂競 爭的同時,又豈能會心理解文意詩 意?更遑論透過朗誦技巧演繹出詩 詞的思想感情吧。 朗誦的存在價值在於能夠幫助學生 了解文學作品的時代背景、作家思 想及感情、修辭造句,亦可訓練咬 字音準,對閱讀理解、寫作及日常 溝通均有裨益。朗誦變質淪為比賽 競爭工具一事,正好讓我們重新思 索朗誦的存在價值;亦反思教育的 意義,並不止於分數、取悅考官的 虛偽:別作匱乏自主思考的傀儡。

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真與假 劉詠淇

內容是案中的關鍵證據。若雅虎 貿然拒絕當局的請求,日後在內 地的商業或將收到當局的阻擾。 以此而言,雅虎並沒有選擇的餘 地。此外,若果雅虎堅決不披露 電郵的內容,基於本案的嚴重 性,內地法庭大可以以公眾利益 為由,強迫雅虎交出有關的資 料,否則法庭有權控告雅虎藐視 法庭。所以雅虎之舉,在法律上 來看,不單單是遵守法律,為了 生存,更是沒辦法中的辦法。   然而,為了在內地市場生 存,雅虎真的要向權利低頭嗎? 舉一個相反的例子:谷歌早年有 曾參與中國市場,並應中國政府 要求對搜尋結果進行過濾審查。 但後來收到各界反對聲音,最後 零零五年三月十一日,記 谷歌以受駭客攻擊為由,退出中 者師濤被中國法院以「非 國市場。過去的谷歌與現在的雅 法向境外提供國家機密」罪,判 虎情況相似,同樣受到內地法例 處10年有期徒刑。其中定罪的關 限制(《網際網路訊息服務管理 鍵證據,是他一封以雅虎電郵寄 辦法》等),但谷歌卻毅然決然 出的私人電郵的內容。雅虎向中 選擇退出。 國當局披露了郵件內容,使師濤 被當局定罪入獄。到底雅虎的做   第二,從隱私角度看,雅虎 。師濤的電郵內 法是對是錯?本文將會用四個不 的確做法不妥 容,屬於其個人資料之一。根據 同的角度來判斷。 個人資料(私隱)條例第486章   首先,在法律角度,雅虎把 附表1[第2(1)及(6)條] 保障資料原 電郵披露給有關當局是完全合法 則,其中第三原則:「個人資料 的 。 任 何 在 中 國 境 內 行 商 的 機 的使用:如無有關的資料當事人 構,必須遵守中國的法規。商業 的訂明同意,個人資料不得用於 機構有義務配合內地司法程序的 下列目的以外的目的 ─ (a)在收 要 求 , 向 其 提 供 所 需 資 料 。 雖 集該等資料時會將其使用於的目 然,正如查錫我先生在<交出你 的;或直接與(a)段所提述的目的 的針?!>論壇上說過,任何人 有關的目的。」換言之,雅虎除 (機構)都有權拒絕出庭作供。 了在電郵操作以外,不得披露其 一個普通市民,尚可以躲起來避 內容。此外,雅虎也是傳媒,根 過法庭傳票;但作為一間大型的 據記協的會章,理應保護消息的 外資企業,是否能夠逃避當局的 來源,維護用戶的私隱權。 要求?而且,雅虎所披露的電郵

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不過,雅虎披露了隱私就是不對嗎?非 也。根據個人資料(私隱)條例第486章58 條,在罪行的防止或偵測犯罪者的拘捕、檢 控或拘留的情況下,私隱條例的第三原則可 被豁免。換言之,雅虎並沒有違反以上條 例。而且,事後隱私專員就此案件進行了調 查,最後結果為「沒有足夠證據證明雅虎香 港公司披露了X先生(師濤)的個人資料予 中國機關」。再者,記協的會章只是指引, 並沒有任何約束力,雅虎並沒有遵守該會章 的義務。所以雅虎即使披露了隱私,也不代 表做錯。   第三,有很多聲音責怪雅虎的做法有違 道德。師濤把有關內地六四時要求傳媒「封 嘴」的文件電郵出去,國家便控以洩露國家 機密罪,有打壓異見人士之嫌,所以雅虎更 應該保護這些被逼害的人。的確,中共控告 師濤背後的目的值得商榷,但雅虎可以從什 麼方面保障異見人士的權益呢?因為要保護 這些人,就很可能要挑戰法律,挑戰國家。 如果雅虎決定保護所有的異見人士,,那豈 不是視法律為無物嗎?但若要訂出一個可以 受保護的異見人士名單,誰又有資格負責制 訂此名單?所以道德的規範是很無力的,雅 虎在此的行為,很難用道德來說對與錯。

法庭傳令、或法律程序」,所以說師濤也有 責任。如果他要用電郵寄出這些敏感的資 料,大可以用其他有加密的郵件,如:點對 點電郵、雙重加密等。用了雅虎,等同給人 乘虛而入的機會,所以師濤也必須要為事件 負上責任。   綜合以上各點,雅虎的決定是合法的; 而且即使是披露了師濤的個人資料,也未能 證明違反了私隱條例;道德上的判決未能肯 定雅虎的對錯;而雅虎也不用承擔全責,師 濤本人也有錯誤。總而來說可以說雅虎的決 定是對的。但我們應當反思:即使雅虎決定 是對的,我們要贊成和跟從嗎?不。雅虎作 為商業機構,要向股東負責,在這些考慮上 自然會從股東利益出發,偏向守法、配合政 府;但我們都有機會去搜尋真相,我們都有 言論自由的權利。在如今言論自由日漸式微 的社會,我們應該有更高的道德追求,要有 更強的堅持去探索真理的勇氣。希望有一天 這個社會將不再有像師濤一般的事件,其而 代之的,是每個人都能擁有真正的自由,我 堅信並期待這一天的到來。

  第四,從師濤個人的角度出發,其實他 本人也有責任。雅虎把他的個人資料披露, 的確是雅虎所為,但當初師濤在申請雅虎郵 箱時所同意的合約條款,其中包括:「我們 回應傳票、法庭傳令、或法律程序,我們認 為有必要分享有關資料以協助調查、預防」 當師濤同意了雅虎郵箱的合約條款,就等同 他同意了雅虎能拿他的資料來「回應傳票、

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大學的意義:一種動態平衡的成長 王森

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學教育是完全不同於任何 一種教育的。有人說,如 果大學教育是一群人聚在一起, 那麼,我們大家這樣三三兩兩聚 在一起討論,相互學習,這也是 大學嗎?答案當然是否定的。在 大學我們可以學到完整的真正准 確的知識,而那些站在學術前沿 的學者和學科領頭人,是隻有在 大學才有而普通同學之間互相學 習無法獲得的。還有人會問,大 學如果是學習知識(甚至包括對 知識的理解),那麼,通過書本 我們不是也可以學習到嗎?答案 依然是否定的。學習的過程並不 是一個人的,看書學習是一對一 的學習,而且另一個人是“死” 的。但是在學習中我們隨時會產 生問題,不論是對基礎知識還是 理解概念而產生的疑惑,都需要 隨時有人解答和交流,而這是自 己看書無法做到的。有的人又可 能提到,夾在這兩者之間的是雜 志呢,它既有時效性,又有知識 型,而且“會主動來找我們”。 但是很遺憾,雜志的這兩點也都 無法令人滿意,不過正因為它同 時具備這兩個優點,才在知識普 及方面產生了很大的影響。而大 學,則是在提供准確知識,允許 學生隨時提問交流這兩方面都做 到了極致,正因如此,大學才是 如此珍貴。而作為大學生,我的 個人感受是,我們在和教授交流 的時候所能夠學習到的不僅僅隻 是基礎知識。有時候教授可以讓 我們看到學科裡真正美好的東

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西,感受到隱藏在學科知識內部 的結構和思想,並受到大師從事 學術研究的熱情,與心系社會的 情懷的積極影響。 談及現代大學的定義,就不得不 提這兩位十九世紀著名的教育 家,John Henry Newman和Wilhelm von Humboldt。在Newman理解下 大學的核心叫做集合,即“assemblage”,就是將來自不同領 域的學生學者帶到一起,生活, 交流;上千種學派表達自己的觀 點,相互提問,質疑,糾正,產 生無數思想的碰撞,這就是Mutual education。最重要的是,“to consult the living man and listen to his living voice”。 而Wilhelm 則提出對現代大學提出了三點 非常重要的要求,即“Unity of Research and Teaching”, “Freedom of Teaching”, 和“Academic Self-Governance”,就是這三點 直接導致了當年柏林大學的產 生。根據The League of European Research Universities(LERU)的 論文,這兩人的定義主導了對西 方大學的思考。本文所論述的大 學,主要是以西方大學為思考對 象,並對一種理想型的大學進行 分析,結合現實問題提出追求的 方法。 基於這兩個定義,18、19世紀的 大學學術氛圍濃厚而純淨,真的 就如同Newman所說的,來自不 同知識領域的專家和學生聚在一


起,交流,討論,質疑,相互學習,學生能 在一個十分自由的環境中受到大師的思想熏 陶。然而,從18世紀開始,重大的變革一 直在發生,它們對社會及大學的影響也有正 有負。這些重大變革有:18世紀的第一次 工業革命和19世紀的第二次工業革命,20 世紀的科技革命,第二次世界大戰,冷戰和 互聯網革命。在它們的影響下,科技,或 者說大學(更准確的是主要代表組織), 突然一躍成為了推動社會經濟發展的第一 因素。歐盟將大學稱作“Core condition for the success of the broader Lisbon Strategy to make the European Union the most dynamic and competitive knowledge-based economy in the world”。澳大利亞首席科學家Robin Batterham也將大學稱作“Dynamos of growth in the innovation process and be huge generators of wealth creation”。而在中國,更 直白一些,“科技是第一生產力”。在這樣 的大背景下,各國政府在全球化競爭的環境 中將目光放到了大學上,並萌生出“大學是 社會經濟發展的重要工具”的觀點。而基於 此,政府更加大對大學研究的資金投入,之 后更多更有質量的研究成果的產生也進一步

強化了這個觀點,形成了我們如今對大學的 印象,即其本身的學術作用是為社會輸送人 才及研究成果的地方。 毋庸置疑,這樣的社會環境對大學的影響直 接影響到了大學教育。本來,大學不隻是一 個做研究的地方,大學教育才是它重要的部 分,這一點在之前的兩位教育家對大學的定 義中就可以看出。但是,上文所論述的社會 環境的變遷對大學教育產生了巨大的影響。 首先是社會壓力。 研究者需要投入更多的 時間去做研究,而研究的方向(或學術自 由)在很多時候是受到限制的,因為這在現 代社會中被定義成了工作而非學術。這一點 直接導致的結果有兩個:第一,研究者和教 授對教學的關注度降低,和學生之間的交流 減少,而且那些真正好的研究者會因為要做 研究而直接不來教課。第二,因為大學中很 多研究(尤其是除了理科之外的學科)是因 為商業目的而做的(學術風氣的變化),甚 至是學校要求的(客觀要求),所謂真正的 學術自由度降低,這些研究者們因為做的不 是自己真正熱愛的研究,也就消減了對本科 專業的熱愛,進而也就減少了對教學的熱 愛,這種情況最終導致的后果就是學生在上 課時覺得所教授的內容無聊,沒有受到老師 的啟發和鼓勵。在社會環境變化的同時,隨 著知識內容和結構的發展與變革,每個學科 的課程日益復雜,我們需要學習的理論課程 越來越多,因而導致Lecture的速度太快, 質量下降,而我們學生很多時候在課上其 實並不能很好的吸收知識。教授者無法令 人滿意,第一個受到威脅的就是在大學教 育中的基礎知識傳授效果,第二個受到影 響的則是大學教育的真正意義(“Unity of Research and Teaching”“Freedom of Teaching”“Academic Self-Governance”),通 過交流提高對學科真正的理解和對這些業界 大師們的品質的學習,都沒有辦法通過聽

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Lecture的方式有效地獲得。 這兩個危害產生的原因都是社會環境的變 化,而我認為大學教育是可以直接分為基礎 知識和理解兩部分的。而對於這兩者,基礎 知識是為理解做准備,理解才是大學教育的 更高目的。為了解決這個問題,我認為科技 是目前最有效的一個方法。首先,大學要更 鼓勵公開課的發展並積極參與進去,這樣可 以讓學生接觸到更好的Lecturer,以提高基 礎知識的學習效率。其次,打造教育資源 平台亦十分重要,我們現在正在用的Blackboard就是一個例子。但這還遠遠不夠,在 我看來,一個好的教育資源平台不應該隻是 共享老師上課的筆記和練習題。Coursera在 這方面做了一個很好地例子,它將有關的學 習資料系統的打造成一個package,提供全 方面的基礎知識學習內容;還有,它提供教 育數據分析,通過分析學生在基礎學習中的 考試成績,上Lecture的理解程度等等,分 析學生群體的學習模式,從而有針對性的教 授知識。這三點都是直接提高基礎知識的學

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習,從而解放研究者在基礎知識教授上的壓 力。這樣余下的時間就可以用來讓學生和研 究者進行交流提問,去實現 “the unity of teaching and research”。 在當時那兩位教育家對大學下定義的時候, 大學並沒有像現在這樣為社會環境造成的概 念所混亂。然而如今,我認為,盡管社會環 境產生極大的改變,大學在社會發展中地位 日益重要,從而開始被動的擁有了社會責 任,也開始具有各種各樣不同風格,但是, 大學本質上是學術前沿與求知的一種結合, 這點是現實條件可以滿足的,是堅決不能被 改變的。 大學孕育了科技,從而推動了社會發展,社 會看到大學的好處開始開採大學資源就如同 開採環境資源一般,但打動我的地方是,在 現在這個時代,大學所孕育的科技又回過 頭,指引大學回歸本源,這種動態平衡的成 長在某一層面上抓住了事物成長上一些本質 的東西,也給了我信心,相信大學的意義。


談笑風生 AB餐香港樂壇 區朗熙 高煜喆 楊樂天

申:本文與事實相符,如有意見,純屬對 號入座,胡思亂想。

很久沒有聽粵語流行曲了。手指向右一滑,按下 右下角的「音樂」,彈出來的又是「六月天」、 「Justin Fever」。打開臉書,看到「BB豬」,A 餐徐濠縈,B餐謝安琪,仿彿喚醒我:很久沒有 聽粵語流行曲了。 徐濠縈、謝安琪。如果叫我選,我也會選後者。 畢竟,在我印象中的謝安琪,太完美。單論樣貌 身材,類近者比比皆是,更單純卻更重要的是, 她很真。跟前一陣「男人一生只為尋覓一個肯同 自己挨麥記嘅女人」一樣,男人最夢寐以求的是 一個懂得「十倍奉還」、懂得關懷、肯跟你一起 捱苦的女人。無疑,「安琪BB」便是一個如是 的人,至少,在螢幕前她是。徐濠縈?well, you judge.

殺出一條血路。也許,香港樂壇只容得下情情塌 塌你愛我我卻不愛你的情歌;謝安琪,也許只 能在「蒙著臉說真話」的高登做著虛擬的女神, 遺下一群自稱「人稱的女神」和每況愈下香港樂 壇。《囍帖街》只是曇花一現,不懂遊戲規則的 人,注定在這個世界留不下。謝安琪的不會掩 飾,不在大公司,加上傳媒的渲染,注定這不是 她的世界。八、九十年代的黃金時代風光不再, 只剩自下滿街的烏鴉。難怪陳奕迅奪了九屆最優 秀流行男歌手後變得意興闌珊,獨孤求敗;觀眾 心知定是容祖兒和陳奕迅。 此刻我坐在門內 置身這瘋癲飛車總決賽 能否終有幸踏門外

就似這一區 曾經稱得上  美滿甲天下 但霎眼  全街的單位 快要住滿烏鴉

或許我們看到的只是假象;或許那說希望人們只 關心她的歌聲的歌手摘下面具只是覺得面具太悶 氣;或許那些在內地節目中走紅的香港歌手都是 因為香港歌壇的競爭太過激烈;或許「狼英」是 為港謀福祉;或許,只是我們太過天真、太傻, 以為一切還有希望,有事能千秋萬代。

《囍帖街》風靡一時,天真的我一時以為謝安琪

道是無情卻有情。

笑林廣記

國有笑話書的歷史由來己久,但集大成者 可說非《笑林廣記》莫屬。此書是清代署 名「游戲主人」收集而成。《笑林廣記》可算是 嚴格意義上的笑話集,語言風趣,文字簡練雋 秀,表現手法也十分成熟。此書分十二部,每部 皆有其獨特主題。

及黃色笑話,但皆樂而不淫,聊博一粲而已。除 此以外,此書對世態人情亦之譏諷,妙趣橫生, 令人忍俊不禁。特別在現今這個社會裡,生活緊 張、壓力煩重,若多看些有趣的笑話,令人生多 一些歡笑,亦未嘗不是一件好事。

《笑林廣記》其素材,多取自明清笑話集,或編 者自行撰稿。在形式上,以短小精悍者為主。與 時下普遍的數百字至千字左右的作品相較,更為 少見與一般笑話書略有不同。全書對於芸芸眾生 裡常見的貪淫、鄙吝、虛偽、昏昧、失言、懼內 等現象,多所嘲諷。對於某些生理有缺陷者,也 不忘挖苦戲弄。整體而言,雖難免有不夠厚道之 譏,但其題材為各種人、事、物之現象,因此具 有扣緊社會脈動,呈顯民間風俗的功能,故頗能 反映世情,振龔發瞶,值得玩味。書中雖偶有涉

以下選自《術業部》 冥王訪名醫 冥王遣鬼卒訪陽間名醫﹐命之曰﹕“門前無冤鬼 者即是。”鬼卒領旨﹐來到陽世﹐每過醫門﹐冤 鬼畢集。最後至一家﹐見門首獨鬼傍惶﹐曰﹕“ 此可以當名醫矣。”問之﹐乃昨日新豎藥牌者。

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Recruitment ! IcPass Charity Concert The ICPASS Charity Concert is an annual events hosted by ICPASS. This is a charity show where students are given the chance to perform drama, dance and music in front of your family and friends during summer time in Hong Kong. Cast recruitment will begin in February. Stay tuned and come show your talents to the world!

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