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VISCOUNT FALMOUTH, STANDING, WITH THE RECTOR LEFT OF HIM About t h r e e thousand people congregated i n the Royal A l b e r t H a l l f o r the ceremony. At 3 p.m. a p r o c e s s i o n formed of the College Union O f f i c e r s , the R e g i s t r a r , the F i n a n c i a l Secretary, the Reade r s , the three College Deans, the S t a f f Orator, the C l e r k t o the Governors, O f f i c e r s of London Uni v e r s i t y , the Pro Rector, the Chairman of the Delegacy, Lord A d r i a n , the Rector and the Chairman of the Governing Body, entered the arena from the Nort h Bide. When the Chairman of the Governing Body, The Rt. Hon. The Viscount Falmouth, had taken h i s s e a t , the Student Orator, Andy Levine, read the Opening Procamatlon. He requested the Lord C h a i r man t o r e c e i v e those of the C o l l e g e upon whom Diplomas had been bestowed. Then f o l l o w e d the p r e s e n t a t i o n of the Associ a t e s and Diplomates t o the Chairman of the Gove r n i n g Body; w i t h the exception of the A.C.G.I.s, who were r e c e i v e d by Captain Holbein, the Chairman of the Delegacy. New Imperial College Fellows The Clerk to the Governors then aeked the Chairman of the Governing Body f o r h i s assent f o r the presentation of "the Instrument of Honorary Assocl a t e e h l p " t o professor. Samuel Oevone, U. A. .Ph.D., Y.R.S., formerly Professor of Physics at I.C. and new Langworthy Professor of physics i n the V i c t o r i a U n i v e r s i t y of Manchester. A f t e r the presentation of the appropriate S c r o l l by Viscount Falaouth the I.C. Choir eang, q u i t e n i c e l y , "Let us now p r a i s e famous men"..Then followed the presentation of Honorary Fallows. These were Professo r emeritus S i r David Brunt, Professor Bmeritua S i r A l f r e d Sgerton, P r o f iteer i t u s J.A.S.Rlteon and Professor Baeritus S i r George Thomson - presented by the S t a f f Orator; and Mr.H.?< ^ronir., M r . L . C . H i l l , Capt. A.M.Holbein, S i r George Nelson and Ur.f.A'«C.He*man - presented by the Clerk t o the Governors. These gentlemen had! been B i t t i n g on the f r o n t ron of the Arena and they now took t h e i r places on the platform. the Choi r then Bang "The Fountain".words by C h r i s topher Hasr,all, music by Antony Hopkins^ which had been w r i t t e n e s p e c i a l l y f o r the occasion. This piece of ausio seemed very f i t t i n g , although i t could have been a l i t t l e more Impressive. The c h o i r ' s rendering

C O L L E G E

Friday, 28th

Oct,

1955

of t h i s music was of the standard that we have come to expect of them. LORD ADRIANS SPEACH The S p e c i a l V i s i t o r , Lord Adrian, was i n t r o duced by Viscount Falmouth, who gave a b r i e f s u r vey of the two years s i n c e the l a s t Commemoration Day, making s p e c i a l reference t o the expansion scheme commenced i n 1953. Lord Adrian i s one of the most eminent of a l l B r i t i s h s c i e n t i s t s today. He i s world-famous f o r h i s work i n t e c h n o l o g i c a l f i e l d s . He spoke of the College as a l a t e V i c t o r i a n e n t e r p r i s e , and t o l d those present that Imperialism had changed i n t o the Commonwealth, but that B r i t i s h Technology was evident i n a l l c o m e r s of the e a r t h -• a proud monument t o the o l d craftsmanship of our Motherland. Inventiveness was not taught, i t was born, and out of t h i s and Craftsmanship had sprung a Technology which was embodied i n the I m p e r i a l C o l l e g e . S t u dents, he s a i d , should be t r a i n e d as leaders of t h i s Technology, and not as single-mended s p e c i a l ists Dr. Linstead closes C e r e m o n y Lord Adrian, having f i n i s h e d h i s speech, sat down; and the Rector thanked him f o r h i s kindness i n a t t e n d i n g our c e l e b r a t i o n . Dr. L i n s t e a d spoke b r i e f l y about the new Honorary F e l l o w s , and then t o the students who had been presented. He asked them t o c a s t back t h e i r minds to the time when they were Freshmen: "You have changed a great d e a l ! " . He was g l a d and happy t o welcome them too "The Old Boys" of the C o l l e g e , and he hoped they would c a r r y on the t r a d i t i o n s . Having brought the.ceremony t o a c l o s e , the assembled throng stood f o r "The Queen". The Marehafc r o s e , and the Recession of the. p r i n c i p a l guesfrs f o l l o w e d . V i s i t o r s and students a l i k e made t h e i r way t o C i t y and G u i l d s ' C o l l e g e , where, i n the words of a R.S.M. Freshman "A j o l l y good t e a was provided1"

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The Commemoration B a l l on Wednesday evening was honoured by the presence of the Rector and h i a w i f e . U n f o r t u n a t e l y , the high p r i c e and the midweek date seemed t o have kept away many other of our prominent members, who would otherwise have a t tended. More f o r t u n a t e l y , p e r h a p s , those who went found t h a t the t h i c k c a r p e t s , the g i l t and cut glass of the Dorchester made even the most impecunious of us f e e l a t ease w i t h our bankers. A t t e m p t to steal College F l a g > B i l l S a v i l l ' s Orchestra was very good, and h i s p i p e r had the most u n l i k e l y people doing e i g h t some r e e l s t o t h e i r obvious enjoyment. The College Flag had been hung behind the high t a b l e , i n s p i t e of an e a r l i e r and u n s u c c e s s f u l attempt t o p u r l o i n i t on the way to the Dorchester. The meal proved t o be- very p l e a s a n t , and "Le Vacherln aux P r a i s e s " , on sampling, was none other than Strawberry F l a n and Ice Cream. The wines and s e r v i c e , n a t u r a l l y enough, were a c r e d i t t o the Dorchester. When dancing f i n a l l y ceased at 2.30, the "Evening" was continued by v a r i o u s groups a t London A i r p o r t , the H o s t e l , and f i n a l l y i n the Pubs of Covent Garden. To the Entertainments Chairman and Secretary must go a vote of thanks f o r a good B a l l .

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Friday October the 21st. saw that great annual f u n c t i o n , which has been going on f o r many years, when the man of the H.S.M. welcome t h e i r new comrades In most f i t t i n g s t y l e which Is unequalled by any other c o l l e g e or mining school In the World. STen those who cams away from the Dinner who were sober, and there were very few, thoroughly enjoyed themselves. As i s usual on t h i s occasion, hosts were meeting t h e i r freshers upto an hour and a h a l f before tha dinner was due to begin, and they than made haste to the Queen's Arms, or s i m i l a r h o s t e l r y , keen t o commence the business of the evening. "The Queen's" was packed almost as t i g h t as some of i t s occupants were fated to become. She Dinner began at 7.30 i n the Ayrton H a l l . I t â&#x20AC;˘ was to go on f o r over two hours,during which time an e x c e l l e n t Mooney-produced meal,swilled down by vast q u a n t i t i e s of b i t t e r beer, and s i x sagacious speeches were consumed. The President, Mr. Huckin, was the f i r s t to spaak a f t e r the Queen had been toasted, and he rose to h i s feet to propose the toast "The Freshers". Bus to the fact that FELIX correspondents are never r e a l l y sober anyway, and on t h i s occasion d e f i n i t e l y not so, we cannot r e member what Mr.Huckin said - except something about Clarwence, Horwace and the Zoo. A l l s i x speeches, as one would expect, consisted mainly of verbal mutual back-slapping. Mr.Doug Owen r e p l i e d f o r the Freshers. I n a s t i r r i n g speech he r i g h t e o u s l y condemned " that place along E x h i b i t i o n Road with a doorway looking l i k e tha entrance to a P u b l i c Lavatory." Mr. Owen then l e d h i s fellows i n a t o a s t to t h e i r hosts. At the end of h i s speech he was accorded tumultuous applause. Mr. Tony Werner, the Vice-President, next rose to propose the toast "The Royal School of Mines". He examined the R.S. M. In the l i g h t of the past, the present, and the future, and gave some w i t t y d e f i n i t i o n s regarding the various professions within the mining i n d u s t r y . The Head of the Mining Department, Professor M l t cheson than r e p l i e d t o t h i s toast saying that he was honoured that, he had been asked to do so consi d e r i n g that only a few years ago he had bean " a fresher " himself. Professor Mitcheson went on t o speak of the t r a d i t i o n s of, and the benefits t o be gained from the School. He spoke, too, of the high reputation of the School i n the mining industry throughout the World. The l a s t two speeches ware tha proposal of a toast to the Guests, by P e t e r O r i a l e y , P.G. Mining Geology, and the r e p l y , by Mr. H.H.Blyth, a l e c t u r e r i n the Mineral Dressing Department. Mr. Orimloy was rathmr rude to Messrs. M i l l e r and Guthrie and pointed out t o the former that he now had the opportunity of seeing how a freshers <JlnnÂŤr should be run. With the speeches over, the company repaired to the Bar and ejected those non-R.S.M."scura" who had not already f l e d . But the P r e s i d e n t announced that the Yard was not to be drunk on the Bar counter as i s u s u a l ; i t was to be drunk on the steps outside tho door of the Bar. H a l f way through these proceedings one unfortunate gentleman, i n s w i r l i n g the Yard t o prevent a i r l o c k , h i t somebody's head three feet away. This Jarred the rim of the funnel against the unfortunates teeth which were strong enough to chip the glass . Tho Hon.Pornographer's Pot was s u b s t i t uted, a p i n t of a l e being measured i n t o i t . I t was not quite c l e a r to your reporters as to who won the Yard, but the freshers put up a very good show. The company returned to the Bar proper as i t neared eleven o'clock. The p r e v i o u s l y ejected Guildsmen and R.C.S. were courteously permitted to c o e x i s t . A l l were Joinad i n merry songs, the names of which FKi.Il readers w i l l have l i t t l e d i f f i c u l t y i n guess   then the Bar closed there was an exodus to the adjoinin g lounge where Mr. Wallace, one of the two Honourable Pomographers, read the l i t t l e bedtime story of "Eskimo N e l l " from the Mines Book. At t h i s f i n a l stage i n the proceedings Keith M i l l e r began to complain b i t t e r l y that " N e l l " had to be read from a book and was not r e c i t e d frons memory. This does seem to be rather a poor show and the only excuse that comes to mind i s t h a t , a f t e r d r i n k i n g the nearl y three p i n t s of h i s f u l l Pot i n one f e l l swoop, the Pornographor's memory may have become clouded over.

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This year for the f i r s t time, City and Guilds College had an o f f i c i a l reception for their freshmen. There were four freshers dinners where each new man had an 'old hand' as his host. Guilds Union Freshers Dinner Committee are to be eongratu&lated on their extremely rapid and efficient handling of the arrangement. I t was no slight task to designate hosts, contact guests, prepare speeches, search for stories (dean or otherwise), look to catering and beer (clean or otherwise!J) i n the'space of only three days, but the committee of twenty did their work well, Keith Miller, aa acting president of the College, had the unenviable ta3k of making two speeches per dinner. Thinking to enlighten his task by introducing a l i t t l e novelty, he wrote his speeches on toilet paper. This went off excellently far the f i r s t two occasions, but on the third night the prinoipal guest turned out to be a director of a r i v a l toilet-paper firm. Professor Ford not wishing to be scandalised by the stories of his past bought his piece of toilet paper at the price of a 2nd class degree. However The Dean i n the presence of the fro-Reotar, on the following night was blaokmailed more successfully, to the tune of a 1st. A main source of anxiety was whether one's fresher would think that the evening's entertainment included free beer. Several people were overheard telling their proteges that i t was the custom for the guest to pay for the host's drinks after the dinner. The singing of traditional songs i n the bar was admirably led, after a few fal3e starts, by Mr. Miller. After the f i r s t verse of "The Engineer", more than a few startled faces were observed. These, however, due to the atmosphere and the free beer, 30on disappeared, and we were oheered to find this year's first-year men just as good as last year's. One emminent guest stayed i n the bar drinking double whiskies until 11.JO and paying for a l l the rounds. However the night porter was a l i t t l e bleary eyed by then and wishing to go to sleep was heard to says "Now then move on out otherwise I w i l l report you to the Chairman of the C. & G. Board." The reply was: "My go-oooood man. I am the Chairman." The Chairman was last seen dancing down Exhibition Road. It i s sad to report that by Friday night K. Miller was slightly intoxicated after a week of ordeals and was confused when trying to distinguish several guests, however thattonight his bed fall brought to an end a very successful venture and the good secretary Mr. Peter Harri3 l a i d Mr. blissfully asleep. However he i s i n working order again and this week he hopes a l l hosts w i l l pay up the remaining 22/- to their departmental reps so that the b i l l s may be met. J

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The Wine T a s t i n g S o c i e t y , newly formed i n the C o l l e g e , sent out i n v i t a t i o n s t o Union O f f i c i a l s of a l l ranks and c l a s s e s t o "partake i n the t a s t i n g to be h e l d i n the new lounge on F r i d a y 14th Oct. at 5.15 p.m." Mr. Ian Mackenzie, the w e l l known wine importer, spoke on the subject of s h e r r y . H i s t a l k , as one would expect, was e x t r e a e l y w e l l i n formed and i n t e r e s t i n g , i f a l i t t l e dry. The t a s t i n g of the wine began about an hour a f t e r the meeting began, by which time a great and i n s a t i a b l e t h i r s t had been created i n the l i s t e n e r s . Mr. Mackenzie answered questions on the wines and t h e i r uses, and when the meeting was brought to a c l o s e most people wanted more t o t a s t e . The c r i t i c i s m which i s l e v e l l e d at the S o c i e t y o r g a n i z e r s i s a matter o f p r i n c i p l e . There were many i n v i t a t i o n s sent out, and no mention was nade o f payment: But i n order to t a s t e the wine everybody had t o pay two s h i l l i n g s . . I f such remuneration was expected, patrons should have been rorwarnea, I t i s bad t a s t e on the p a r t of the Society. .


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Boxing to moat people at I.C. i s a barbarous, bloody and brutal sport. This i s simply not true. To begin v i t a , a boxer must bo very f i t , and training i s rigorous. I.C. has a training session three times a week, whioh i s as follows. O 3 s 2 j min. rounds skipping; to strengthen leg and shoulder tsiusoles and to develop lightness of foot and breath control. 2) 20 ndn. of exoercisesj for stomach, leg and arm muscles. 3) 74- min. shadow boxing (speed) 4.) 7i min. light bag punching (speed & timing) 5 5 H min. heavy bag punching (arm musoles) 6) Short sparing with 16 oz. gloves. 7) Skipping and roadvrark (for limbering down) 8) Actual Ringwork. 8 oz. gloves and gum-shield worn. A Refereee who i s experienced i n the art watches over contestants, novices are matched against novices, no boxer i s allowed to fight a man more than 7 l b . heavier than himself,etc. etc. These and other rules protect the amateur boxer. On November 10 th. there w i l l be a University t r i a l . A cup i s awarded annually to the best boxing College, and at the end of the season a competition w i l l be held for the Blott Cup - lost won i n 1952 by I.C..I.C. captain this .ear i s also U.L. captain of Boxing - Lan Palmer. coming soon - triangular contest i i i l U t l S M I i l

We thank Mr. Leaver f o r h i s l e t t e r e x p l a i n i n g the U.L.U. cards but we do t h i n k t h a t U.L.U. should not have been so a u t o c r a t i c that they f e l t i t unnecessary t o give us t h i s e x p l a n a t i o n at the same time as the cards ** For the mathematically minded. I t n, Âť no. oX cards p r i n t e d , x Âť t o t a l c o s t , xnen x i s p r o p o r t i o n a l t o 1/n. since x-Âťeo when n-* 0 t h i s move has doubtless saved U.L.U. from acute f i n a n c i a l embarassment. Mines' support f o r the a u c t i o n , i n a i d of the maintenance funds f o r Clementine, was .most g r a t i f y ing. Gordon Green gave a most e n t e r t a i n i n g d i s p l a y of salesmanship, r a i s i n g ÂŁ6/18s/7d free* goods donated by q u i t e a number of people. At the R.S.M. Union meeting on Tuesday 18th October, the one year probationary p e r i o d of Clementine was ended by the unanimous vote t h a t she should be kept f o r ever. From "King's News" October 20th

1955

"We are proud and honoured t o be a b l e t o announce t h a t H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh has g r a c i o u s l y been pleased t o accept an i n v i t a t i o n t o pay an e n t i r e l y infernal v i s i t , the f i r s t he has p a i d t o any c o l l e g e i n the U n i v e r s i t y - t o King's on December 14th," We don't r e a l l y mind King'8 News t e l l i n g i t s credulous readers how l u c k y they are t o belong t o K.C.L. but between you and me P r i n c e P h i l i p v i s i t e d I.C. on Tuesday March 10th 1953 and i t was an entirely u n o f f i c i a l function One body of people who do not r e g r e t the high f a i l r a t e at I.C. i s the Battersea P o l y , students' union. T h e i r newspaper Polyfocus r e c e n t l y r e j o i c e d i n welcoming back the c a p t a i n of the U.L. t a b l e t e n n i s club " a f t e r two years at I.C." Found i n the "Sunday P i c t o r i a l " under the heading "Dry up Chaps": "Buzzer w i l l sound, bar w i l l c l o s e i f Leeds U n i v e r s i t y Union patrons i n s i s t on s i n g i n g " u n s u i t a b l e " songs. After 3 years acquaintance w i t h our bar I f i n d t h i s k i n d of report very hard to b e l i e v e ; i t i s about as l i k e l y as the t a l e that Johnny Hart was beaten at squash by a woman l a s t F r i d a y . This column apologises f o r having no news on P r i n c e s s Margaret. Those i n t e r e s t e d are r e f e r r e d to a d a i l y known as "The Times."

LETT BBS TO THB EDITOR Cont. 23rd October, 1955. Dear S i r , I cannot allow the preposterous 'Viewpoint', whioh unfortunately appeared i n your last issue, to go unchallenged . One may only suppose that i t s misguided author was tempararily lodged in some modern Utopia. He proposes that the Ball be held in some such plaoe as the Kensington Town Hall, implying that the standard would not suffer. Really J.V.B., one might as well say that 'Felix' should be printed on toilet paper. It wuld indeed be cheaper and contain the basic essentials but with due respect to the above mentioned Hall, would i t be really suitable? Even at the time of writing was not J.V.B. himself dubious about this question? I f not, then why should he raise the over-familiar ory for subsidisation, as an alternative method of "liquidating" the Ball as we know i t ? Here may I quote 'Viewpoint' j "How many of us oar, really afford this extravagance?" I was pleased to learn that J.V.B. regards the B a l l as an extravagance. It i s a view I think we a l l share, but few would agree to the Union paying for jn extravagance at the expense of some more mundane and useful service, such as the maintenance of our Sports Ground. For that i s what subsidisation would mean since the resources of the Union are not limitless. May I further suggest that, i f such folly was blessed by Council, i t would benefit only a small minority of Union members. To be factual l e t us say that the maximum number to be accomodated would be a thousand. Off hand I know of no suitable place for even this number. Allow a meagre 3°0 for Staff, old students, eto. We are l e f t with 350 double tickets - 350 students subsidised at a luxury by a total of some 2500. Is this satisfactory? In conclusion, may I heartily endorse J.V.B.'s opinion that a l l students should attend at least one Commemoration Ball but please, a real Ball not an abortion of' one. Tours sincerely, S.d. Reeoe. Chairman I.C. Union Entertainments Committee.

In an a r t i c l e e n t i t l e d "Where Graduates go", the OBSERVER informs us that h a l f of them get married w i t h i n f o u r years of going dowm. Nelson would l i k e t o warn Freshmen on the dangers of going on u n o f f i c i a l Rags. I f a student i s caught, he (or she) w i l l probably be sent down. There are two morals t o t h i s s t o r y : 1) Don't go on Rag s o r t i e s , or 2) Don't get caught. Hammersmith P a l a i s f o r the Coraraem. B a l l i J

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I n 1954 the Senate of the U n i v e r s i t y of L o n don passed a r e s o l u t i o n as f o l l o w s : "... the M e t r o p o l i t a n P o l i c e ... are not prepared t o g i v e f a c i l i t i e s f o r or p r o t e c t i o n t o any proc e s s i o n or demonstrations on November 5th. A s t u dent who i s found t o have taken p a r t i n any form of p r o c e s s i o n on 5th. November next, or otherwise misbehaved h i m s e l f or h e r s e l f , w i l l be l i a b l e t o appear before a College Board of D i s c i p l i n e .... Any student ... who takes p a r t i n such a c t i v i t i e s i s l i a b l e t o be sent down ... e i t h e r t e m p o r a r i l y or permanently". T h i s i s the second successive year t h a t s t u dents of the U n i v e r s i t y have been i s s u e d w i t h a s t e r n r u l i n g from. Senate House. I t has been brought about by deeds of hooliganism caused by a few i r r esponsible people who t r e a t a l a r g e g a t h e r i n g of students as a cover to a c t s of wanton and unnecessary damage. The climax was reached i n 1953 when on November 6th. Bow S t r e e t M a g i s t r a t e s ' Court was the scene of a continuous p r o c e s s i o n of students appearing f o r t h e i r "crimes" of the preceeding evening. r

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The f i r s t I.C. Union meeting of the year wan held i n the large Chemistry l e c t u r e theatre at 1.15 on October 20th.. with Jim Anderson i n the c h a i r . The minutes of the l a s t meeting, d e a l i n g o h l e f l y with the 'procurement of Worthington f o r the bar, and the cheap-and-nastiness of some gowns, were q u i c k l y dealt w i t h , as was the absence of correspondence. On the t o p i c of November 5th., the President announced that the Senate had again decreed that any student taken i n t o custody on that dav would be hauled before a d i s c i p l i n a r y committee & e i t h e r sent down or suspended. Th>v Entertainments Committee therefore proposed to hold, as i n previous years,, a hop at Harlington, complete with novelties which l a s t year included a bonfire and barbecue. The evening's entertainment, i n c l u d i n g transport to and from Harlington, would cost one s h i l l i n g . There was no vocal opposition, although Mr. Heme sought an assurance, promptly given, that the Inadequacy of the bar would not be repeated. Mr. Marshall wanted to know i f the proceedings had perforce to end at 12 o'clock, to which Jim Anderson r e p l i e d that most people have to be back i n t h e i r digs by that hour, e s p e c i a l l y the young l a d l e s . To another question he r e p l i e d that a l though there would be no o f f i c i a l rag committee, nothing prevented the formation of a n l n o f f i c i a l one. The Chairman of the Entertainments Committee, George Reece, spoke about the Commemoration B a l l on October the 26th. He emphasised that the drinks w i l l be at usual pub p r i c e s , and that a served supper w i l l be Included. Jim Anderson t h i n informed the Union that an I.C. Exploration Board had been set up, to encourage ovsraeas exploration by College expeditions. The College were g i v i n g ÂŁ5,000, and the Union ÂŁ1,000. There was no discussion on t h i s . Question on the progress of the Union e l i c i t e d the information that the work would be completed within a year. More rooms In the B e i t b u i l d i n g were to be turned over to the h o s t e l , and i t was intended that the Botany and Zoology departments should, event u a l l y , follow s u i t . The h o j t e l would then accomodate 500 r e s i d e n t s . The question of B o o k s t a l l prices was yet again r a i s e d , the!President promising to look i n t o the i n c i d e n t c i t e d . The meeting closed at about 1.35, which was remarkably e a r l y . Union meetings are f o r students to express t h e i r opinions and to ask questions; i t i s to be hoped that the Union w i l l be l e s s subdued i n future.

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The students of Imperial C o l l e g e , f u l l y aware of the foundations on which the Senate based t h e i r d e c i s i o n , accepted t h e i r r u l i n g and provided t h e i r own amusement on the s p o r t s f i e l d at H a r l i n g t o n . For some years H a r l i n g t o n has provided an o u t l e t f o r Kov. 5th but l a s t years e f f o r t was c a r r i e d out on a grander s i d e , i n order t o keep our s t u dents from t r e s p a s s i n g on the newly formed Senate laws. The Entertainments committee i n c o n j u n c t i o n w i t h the A t h l e t i o clubs committee arranged a c o l o u r f u l evening's entertainment of dancing and firev.-crks i n the midst of which h e l p i n g s of barbecued p i g were served. The ban, since t h i s year, now covers a l l forms of e x t e r n a l and i n t e r - c o l l e g * a t e rags. Other U n i v e r s i t i e s are allowed t h e i r C h a r i t y Rags: the l o r d Kayor has h i s p r o c e s s i o n ; and much nearer home, G u i l d ' s runs i t s F i e l d Cup race. I t was n o t i c e a b l e t h a t the i n t e r v e n t i o n of the p o l i c e acted as an i n c e n t i v e and not a dsmper on the l a t t e r o c c a s i o n . But t h i s i s by-the-by. The q u e s t i o n which students ask i s " I s t h i s j u s t ? " .

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University of London Union, Malet Street. 18th, Ootober, 1955. Dear Sir, I was very interested to read the spirited attack Hade i n "Nelson's Column" on U.L.U. Membership Cards. Unfortunately, "Nelson", seems to have slipped into one or two misapprehensions which X hope I may be allowed to correct. I think most people would agree that this costly and splendid building whioh i s now U.L.TT.*s headquarters, should be used mainly by those people for whom i t was built. Membership cards were issued not to prevent damage to the building by outsiders, so much as to ensure that the f a c i l i t i e s were used solely by members and their friends. I f the President's Council did not make every effort to ensure this, I think they would be falling i n their duty both to the members and to the University who finance the building. Without some attempt to control admission, the building would be open to anybody who oared to walk i n from Tottenham Court Road. This would appear to be a reasonable precaution rather then a "Gestapo-like move." "Nelson" was, of course, right i n answering his question "What i s wrong with the individual College Union Membership Cards?" with "The doorkeepers can't recognise them." But this i s only part of the real answer. Cut of the 43 Colleges i n U.L.U., 15 are Medical Colleges and 13 Institutions with Recognised Teachers. In practically a l l of these a member of the College Union i s not necessarily a member of U.L.U.. Therefore, possession of a College Union Cardgives no indication of the right to enter the new building. Of the 15 Colleges remaining, many, Including the three large ones, U.C., King's and L.S.E., do not have membership cards at a l l . Thus the number of Colleges i n which the College Union membership cards are issued and where College Union Kenibership means the same as membership of U.L.U. i s very small. I.C. happens to be in the exceptionally fortunate position. In view of these difficulties i t vras decided tb issue one standard card i n the opening year and then to reconsider the position i n the light of experience. I t may well be that some College cards (I.C.'a included) can be accepted at a later date. • • As to the cost of membershipcards, this deoreases proportionately with the number printed. Since, for the same reasons given above, the Union had to print so many Union cards, tile extra cost of printing for the few Colleges such as I.C. was very small. Moreover, the importance of,a membership card from the publicity point of view cannot be underestimated. I frankly am unable to see how the charge o f stupid bureaucracy' can be justified. The charge, i f made, should be levelled at«President's Council who accepted the proposal unanimously at their meeting on the 20th. June, 1955. This meeting was attended by Mr. M. Neale, at that time, ft-esident of the I.C. Union. Yours faithfully. Alec Leaver (Hon. Secretary, University of London Union. ) *• See Nelson's Column Dear S i r , As one of the Quildsaen who were f o r c i b l y ejected by hooligans on Mines Freshers' Night from the bar, I was astounded to see the Mines pornographer READING a manuscript of "Eskimo N e l l " to xhe Mines Freshers, I f e e l that the Mines should be given a chance to regain t h e i r l o s t prestige i n the College. I therefore challenge the Hon. pornographer to meet me i n the bar on Friday 23th October at 7.00p.m., where an Impartial judge w i l l s e l e c t the b e t t e r uns c r i p t e d rendering of t h i s epic poem. The stakes to be one p i n t of best a l e . Yours e t c . , Dead-eyed-Dick.

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F r i d a y 28th October 1.10 p.m. (S.C.M.) Room 128 C. & G. Sandwiches on s a l a . "Is C h r i s t i a n i t y True?" by Rev. H.B.Jamieson. 5.30 p.m. (Photographic S o c i e t y ) Zoology L e c t u r e Theatre. P o r t r a i t Group Meeting. 5.30 p.m. Chen. Eng. S o c i e t y i n Chem. Tech. Two f i l m s : The I s l a n d & The Tower. Saturday 29th October Entertainments Committee Hop Ayrton H a l l . T i c k e t s from Union O f f i c e at u s u a l times. Sunday 30th October 8.15 O H MounTaineering Club Meet at Harrison's Rocks. Assemble V i c t o r i a S t a t i o n 8.15 a.m. B r i n g sandwiches and o l d c l o t h e s Tuesday 1st November 5.40 p.m. Mathematics & P h y s i c a l S o c i e t y i n l a r g e Physic s L e c t u r e Theatre. "Atoms & the S o l a r Corona" by P r o f e s s o r C. W. A l l e n . Teas (6d each) from 5.15 p.m. Thursday 3 r d November 1,10 p.m. Photographic S o c i e t y . Botany Lecture Theatre. "Beginners' Album" Kodak Filmstrip lecture. 5.30 p.m. Engineerin g S o c i e t y Room 15 " T i d a l Power" by B. D. Richards A.C.G.I., M.I.C.E. F r i d a y 4th November 1.10 p.m. S.C.M. i n Room 128 C. & G. Sandwiches on s a l e . "What i s C h r i s t i a n i t y ? " by Rev. N. Spoor. 6.45 p.m. F i l m Society i n Room 04, C. & G. Rashamon & V i s i t t o P i c a s s o . Saturday 5th November Hop & Fireworks Sc"Special A t t r a c t i o n s a t H a r l i n g t o n . Transport i n c l u s i v e . T i c k e t s from Union O f f i c e at u s u a l times. F r i d a y . 1 1 t h November 5.IS p'.!n™Photographic S o c i e t y i n Botany Lecture Theatre. " P r i n t C r i t i c i s m " by A. Manning A.R.P.S. B r i n g p r i n t s .

(Znmimcement&l A MASS X-RAY, u n i t w i l l v i s i t I.p.from Dec. 5th7th. Watch f o r d e t a i l s towards the end of November. UNIVERSITY OF LONDON UNION CARDS. Those who wish to possessU.L.Union cards may obtain them from the Union o f f i c e , students using the U.L.Union b u i l d i n g may be asked to produce t h e i r cards before being admitted. SPS3CH-MAKING AND VOICB PRODUCTION. Anyone i n t e r ested i n attending a b r i e f course of t r a i n i n g i n the a r t of speechmaking and voice production should contact the Hon. Secretary, I.C.Union. YOU HAYS B33N WARNED We hereby announce that we cannot accept any r e s p o n s i b i l i t y f o r persons r i d i n g or attempting to r i d e on the Traction Engine. Should the locomotive proceed to Putney on Morphy Day,we w i l l expect spectators t o use t h e i r d i s c r e t i o n and a s s i s t i n the prevention of thoughtless acts which might endanger others i n the neighbourhood of the machine The Royal School of Mines T r a c t i o n Engine Sub Committee. •••••ALL CLUBS AND SOCIETIES please note that "THE CLUBMEN" may be booked through P e t e r Goldberg, Chem I I I . , R.C.S. or 290, High S t r e e t , Sutton, Surrey. Phone: VIG 9798. FOR SALS: Tennis Racket (Slazenger) - i n good cond i t i o n - 37/6 o.n.o. see J.Walton,Aero p.g. or Room 37 Old Hostel.

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HOCKEY The Hockey Club began the season on Saturday October 15th. The f i r s t and second elevens l o s t to the Old Dunstablians 3-1 and 4-0 r e s p e c t i v e l y , and the t h i r d eleven were beaten 3-1 by Hampstead f o u r t h . On Saturday October 22nd, flic f i r s t eleven were beaten 3-1 and the second eleven drew 3-3 w i t h Ashford. S e v e r a l promising f r e s h e r s have .joined the c l u b . These i n c l u d e S.Morland, J.Buckworth, L.Mahmoud, and C.Turner. We wish these and a l l f r e s h e r s a- happy and s u c c e s s f u l season. Two members o f the c l u b , P.Mantle and E, Owen are p l a y i n g f o r the U n i v e r s i t y s i d e , and helped t o defeat Oxford 4-3. Rumour has i t t h a t the Hockey Club i s t o acquire a s e c r e t weapon i n the near f u t u r e , asthe warden of the H o s t e l i s thought t o have been s e c r e t l y p r a c t i s i n g Hockey i n h i s soundproofed apartmenta.

I.C.W.S.C. HOCKEY Chelsea P o l y ; We won 3-2 Queen E l i s a b e t h C o l l e g e : We drew 3-3 These r e s u l t s compare very f a v o u r a b l y watn the corresponding ones l a s t seasoa, the improvement being due t o the f r e s h e r p a r t o f the team, e s p e c i a l l y Rosemary Stone, who has scored f o u r of the goals i n our two matches.

The p r o s p e c t s f o r t h i s season are b r i g h t a t the moment. We have been f o r t u n a t e i n f i n d i n g a number o f good f r e s h e r s , n o t a b l y Chas C o t t e r l l l , which probably accounts f o r our successes'so f a r . The Annual Mob Matbh a g a i n s t P e a r l Assurance warn won c o n v i n c i n g l y , I.C. having the f i r s t f i v e men home, l e d by P a i n and C o t t e r i l l . I n the Universi t y v. P o l y t e c h n i c H a r r i e r s match and the Univers i t y t r a i l s we had the l a r g e s t turnout of any Oollege, and d i d very v e i l i n bath. M a i l e r and Barber are to be c o n g r a t u l a t e d e s p e c i a l l y f o r f i n e l y - j u d g e d runnin g which has probably earned them p l a c e s i n the U n i v e r s i t y second team. The same two l e d t h e f i e l d home f o r a resounding win a g a i n s t Royal Naval C o l l e g e , Greenwich, a t Petersham nine days ago.

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A f t e r a much improved record l a s t year the club i s l o o k i n g forward to a s u c c e s s f u l season. Four e l d colours man are s t i l l here and with tha a d d i t i o n of at l e a s t two promising freshers the 1st. 7 should be even stronger than l a s t year. Two matches were won 4-1. The f i r s t was a handicap match against U.L.W.S.R.C. and tha second against R.N.B.C., Plymouth, who included i n t h e i r team, Mark Abbot, who i s w a l l known on the I.C. squash courts. Two members have played f o r U.L., i n c l u d i n g John Bart , our captain who i s a l s o U.L. secretary t h i s year. Forthcoming f i x t u r e s include an away match at Wye College and a v i s i t to S t . Catherines Collage Cambridge on Nov. 5th. A l l Freshers, of whatever standard of play.are very welcome In tha c l u b , and a p r o f e s s i o n a l coach, Charles Reed, i s a v a i l a b l e on Thursday evenings. Coaching periods may be booked with the Hon. Jun. Treasurer, John B r a i t h w a i t a , (Rm 78 New Hostel) S O C C E R F i r s t XI R e s u l t s . 12th. Oct. v. ST MARK 4 ST JOHN l o s t 3-6 Sue to l a c k of f i t n e s s and understanding, tha team conceded 5 goals In the f i r s t h a l f , but In the second h a l f the team played more s p i r i t e d f o o t b a l l and scored goals through R.L.Smith, McVeigh and Holgate. 15th Oct. v. NOTTINGHAM UNIVERSITY l o s t . 2 - 6 Our opponents were better than- any we have met i n previous seasons. Tha play was very f a s t , but I»C. stuck to t h e i r task Wall and at h a l f time the score was 1-1. However, Notts l a t e r gained superi o r i t y and deserved t h e i r win. . 22th. Oct. v. MIDDLESEX HOSP.(Prelim. Round U.L. Cup).Won 8-1 • ' I.C. received an e a r l y aeksaok i n t h i s Cup match when one of the team presented our opponents with a g o a l . However, I.e. p l a y i n g good f o o t b a l l q u i c k l y equalised through H.L.Smith, our forwards had plenty of s h o o t l n g - l n p r a c t i c e , and goals ware scored by T.McVeigh ( 4 ) , A.Bolgate (3T and R.L. Smith. The 3rd. X I , captained by D. Baxter,has won a l l i t s three matches, which included two league matches..

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