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R The C i t y and G u i l d s College Union have made a grant o f £50 towards a rugger tour o f Holland durin g the v a c a t i o n . This i s on c o n d i t i o n that f i f t e e n Guildsmen p l a y a t l e a s t two matches under t h e i r C o l l e g e name. This comes as a r e p l y t o the Royal C o l l e g e of Science Union's grant of £50 towards a combined tour of Holland i n which they a n t i c i p a t e * up t o t e n o f t h e i r members p a r t i c i p a t i n g . The Royal School of Mines w i l l have t h e i r usual f i x t u r e s i n Cornwall t h i s E a s t e r . A l i t t l e c a l c u l a t i o n w i l l show t h a t engineers w i l l r e c i e v e £3-6-8 towards t h e i r expenses, w h i l e s c i e n t i s t s w i l l r e c i e v e a t l e a s t £5-0-0 each. This may not be a t r u e r e f l e c t i o n of the value of these commodities, but i t suggests that some o f our l o c a l g r a n t - g i v i n g a u t h o r i t i e s are not conforming w i t h the o p i n i o n s expressed at the l a s t I.C. Union meeting.

Y THE SMALL WINDOWS WHICH HAVE TO BE ENLARGED. The Union has been assured s e v e r a l times s i n c e Christmas t h a t the new Union b u i l d i n g w i l l be a v a i l a b l e by next October. Various doubts as to the p r o b o b i l i t y of t h i s had been expressed by some members o f t h e student body, e s p e c i a l l y when i t was learned t h a t the s m a l l windows f a c ing the A l b e r t H a l l were t o be enlarged. People who have seen these from the i n s i d e w i l l r e a l i s e that the Sectors i n s i s t a n c e upon t h i s matter was j u s t i f i e d , but the f a c t that they had been b u i l t t h i s way was an unfortunate e r r o r on the part of a c i v i l engineer. He had not detected the weak o r i g i n a l w a l l c o n t a i n i n g these windows, and they were t o have been l e f t i n o r i g i n a l l y t o save expence and time. C o u n c i l t o l d the Rector t h a t they d i d n ' t want the windows enlarged i f i t was going t o be used as an excuse f o r not completing the b u i l d i n g on schedule. To ensure t h i s , i t has been arranged t h a t the b r i c k l a y e r s whose job w i l l be s h o r t l y completed on the main w a l l s e c t i o n w i l l be t r a n s f e r r e d t o t h i s new task. The frame work of the b u i l d i n g should be f i n i s h e d s h o r t l y , but i t i s f e a r e d t h a t the severe weather may be used as an excuse f o r i n v a l i d a t i n g the penalty c l a u s e . F u l l advantage was not taken of the e x c e l l e n t November weather which gave a great spurt of progress t o the Roderick H i l l building.

Mr Mooney has found t h a t h i s l o s s e s i n running the Refectory are not confine d t o s t r a i g h t forward a d m i n i s t r a t i o n l o s s e s , but t h a t they a l s o i n c l u d e the disappearance o f some o f h i s equipment. Besides the small glasses and t e a spoons that have o b v i o u s l y been misplaced r e c e n t l y , i t was found t h a t a l a r g e copper e l e c t r i c m i l k urn was m i s s i n g from the snack bar l a s t Monday morning. The s e c u r i t y o f f i c e r i s hot on the t r a i l , and hopes t o have r e t r i e v e d i t shortly.He t h i n k s i t might w e l l have been u n o f f i c i a l l y borrowed durin g the weekend, but the p o s s i b i l i t y of outside t h e f t i s not excluded. I.C. UNION MEETINGS TO BE IN R.C.S. As a r e s u l t of the damage done t o the l a r g e l e c t u r e t h e a t r e i n the C i t y and G u i l d s Colleg e at the l a s t I.C. Union general meeting, the Dear of the C o l l e g e , P r o f e s s o r Saunders has forbidden any more I.C. meetings t h e r e . He w i l l however a l l o w the C i t y and Guild s t o have a Union meeting there t h i s term, and f u t u r e meetings w i l l depend upon the behaviour a t t h i s meeting. WW

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Ob the next page we l e a r n t i n the " P r o f i l e " t h a t w i t h marriage one becomes more "conelentous*. Is t h i s a word compounded by Dr. K. from 'conjugal' and 'enciente'? Then we were e n t h u s i a s t i c a l l y informed t h a t the Dramatic Society, from the success of t h e double b i l l o f l a s t term, went one step f u r t h u r and played two productions o f the same p l a y s i m u l t a n e o u s l y , and gave us "The Ladies n o t f o r Burning". There was an e x c e l l e n t photograph which showed the w e l l known t e t e - a - t e t e scene between the mother and C h a l i a p i n .

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THe meeting i n g u i l d s was r a c i l y d e s c r i b e d : your r e v i e w e r i s s t i l l bound up i n a s t a t e o f t e n s i o n over the k n o t t y problem about d i s c r e p a n c i e s i n gr&nys. JChen - the Leading A r t i c l e . T h i s was f u l l o f profound words. I quote the most note worthy! "....peaple w i l l g a i n experience from... .. speota acular..,.. i n v e s t i g a t i o n o f behavior... " The o p o r t u n i e must n o t be missed t o l i e s u r e l s browse through Nelson's Column. Of on f o r 20C words t h e r e i s l i t t l e mention o f s a l a r i e s — an unf o r t u n a t e o m i s s i o n , n e v e r t h e l e s s , the e x p l o i t s of Q. A. Robart Houseand, Q.E.C.A., were e x c i t i n g — hut what a p i t y Brewers shiwed l i t t l e enthusiasm! Nelson's Column ended w i t h a fearsome account, edged i n b l a c k , of the dammage done by Students o f Manners which was v e r y d i s q u i e t i n g . However, we were h a p p i l y t o l d t h a t the power t o d i s t i n g u i s h between fun, games and h o o l i g a n i s m has o n l y been t e m p o r a r i l y l o s t i t h e r e f o r e by now the f u r o r e l e a d e r s no doubt have improved on t h e i r behaviou.

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L e c t u r e s on t o p i c * o f general I n t e r e s t were f i r s t i n t r o d u c e d i n t o the College i n 1946, bat i t was not u n t i l Oct. 1952, t h a t 'General S t u d i e s ' , lunch-hour l e c t u r e s t w i c e weekly, were s t a r t e d . The purpose o f these l e c t u r e s i s t o p r o v i d e s t u d ents w i t h help i n shaping t h e i r own c u l t u r e , and to p r o v i d e a l i b e r a l education. The need i n t h i s C o l l e g e f o r the 'General S t u d i e s ' l e c t u r e s cannot be overestimated. Owing to e a r l y s p e c i a l i s a t i o n i n h i g h l y t e c h n i c a l subj e c t s , the average student tends t o have a (somewhat narrow outlook. The F i f t h Annual Report o f the S c i e n t i f i c Advisory C o u n c i l s t a t e d : "A s c i e n t i s t whose t r a i n i n g has been broadly based can q u i c k l y l e a r n other s p e c i a l i t i e s . The narrow s c i e n t i s t i s r a r e l y a b l e t o step o u t s i d e the conf i n e s of h i s own p a r t i c u l a r i n t e r e s t s . " How have these l e c t u r e s been r e c i e v e d by the students? S t a t i s t i c s on the weekly attendance over the past f o u r years makes i n t e r e s t i n g r e a d i n g . During 1952-54 attendance was h i g h , but ther e has been a noted l a c k o f i n t e r e s t shown d u r i n g the past two years. Is t h i s due t o the apathy o f I.C. s t u d ents o r t o the l a c k o f appeal o f the l e c t u r e s ? The former seems t o be the case as the l e c t u r e s have been o f d i v e r s e i n t e r e s t , the t o p i c s ranging, from Flemish P a i n t i n g s t o Anthropology, and the speakers have been men of a u t h o r i t y i n t h e i r p a r t i c u l a r f i e l d , One reason f o r the dwindling i n attendance at 'General S t u d i e s ' c o u l d a t t r i b u t e d t o the i n c r e a s e i n a c t i v i t i e s of many S o c i a l Clubs, which now h o l d meetings d u r i n g the lunch-hours; t h i s can however, only be a minor f a c t o r . The main reason i s probably the j u v e n i l i t y of the average I.C. student who has not y e t neached the age o f a t t e n d i n g l e c t ures provided by the C o l l e g e A u t h o r i t i e s f o r h i s own b e n e f i t , v o l u n t a r i l y . 'General S t u d i e s ' l e c t u r e s p l a y an important p a r t i n a u n i v e r s i t y education. Do students come t o I.C. t o ' o b t a i n a u n i v e r s i t y education i n the f u l l sense o f the term, or t o be t r a i n e d as t e c h n i c i a n s having no other i n t e r e s t s apart from t h e i r own s u b j e c t ? The l a t t e r type o f student can o n l y be deplored, p a r t i c u l a r l y as they are g i v e n every o p p o r t u n i t y to o b t a i n a general education.

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I a p o l o g i a s f o r my p a r t i n m i s - s p e f l i n g the r e p o r t on the Union Meeting d i s c u s s i o n on d i s c r e pancies i n granvs. I t i s too easy t o drop a l e t t e r . Reporting a court case i n New Zealand, the "News o f the World" s t a t e s t h a t the 19 year o l d l e a d e r of a s e r i e s o f o r g i e s was senteneed"to be sent t o a c o r r e c t i v e i n s t i t u t i o n f o r minors f o r 3 years. Let's hope he a r r i v e s oefore the C a r n i v a l . There seems t o be a l a r g e q u a n t i t y o f straw t r a i l i n g i n t o the new Aero Block. We hope they are s t u d y i n g the p o s s i b i l i t i e s o f Pegasus s t a l l i n g because the o n l y other person who c o u l d be i n t e r e s t e d i n horses i s Mooney. For those who do not a l r e a d y know t h i s , l o s t property may o f t e n be r e t r i e v e d from Mrs. Robinson at the Union O f f i c e . Mr. Henry (179 Queen's Gate) i s w a i t i n g f o r the owner o f q u i t e a n i c e r a i n c o a t to t u r n up and c l a i m i t . The author of the c o l l e g e wine l i s t need not hawe c o n t r a d i c t e d h i m s e l f about burgundy godn.., w i t h o y s t e r s . Who around here i s i n t e r e s t e d i n having o y s t e r s f o r dinner. STUDENTS IN THE NEWS: Reynolds News r e p o r t s the f o l l o w i n g profound comments from a London" U n i v e r s i t y engineering student a t the Humphrey L y t t l i e t o n Club:- "Humph i s the tops. I can't e x p l a i n i t but h i s music gets under my s k i n and I j u s t have t o do something. I t k i n d a gets i n t o you.see?" An e a r i y 19th century map o f * t h i s area shows t h a t the only b u i l d i n g o n t h e nresent s i t e of the c o l l e g e was a workhouse where the admini s t r a t i o n o f f i c e s now stand — w h a t d i d they use t o do w i t h t h e i r Christmas puddings? - — and what can they p o s s i b l y do w i t h c o l l e g e c a l e n d a r s which are l e f t over? ;

A c e r t a i n I.C. lecturer,who l e f t h i s luncn on the train*aanaged t o r e t r i e v e i t "from the l o s t p r o p e r t y o f f i c e t o eat i t a t the u s u a l time. We would be I n t e r e s t e d t o hear o f any student who boycotts the c o l l e g e r e f e c t o r y w i t h such savage fervour.

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y THE EVER POPULAR TOPIC OF (HURTS has again reared i t s ugly head. Those who are unfortunate enough to l i v e i n places where the l o c a l education a u t h o r i t i e s hare not followed most i n g i v i n g the hands one State-recommended grants,are eoajilmining. There i s a p o i n t that i s not made as often as i t should be en t h i s subject. I n s e v e r a l places of my own knowledge, a student r e c e i v i n g a Loca l Education Authority's grant gets the same as, and often more than, a student on a State Scholarship " rt/VO IT Ml^KTBE <,oo» ii>ef> i n s i m i l a r c i r iryou 6P£/y 5jmc vYoua FULL cumstances. W n t ON » H»>«.CJT There appears . to be no point i n working '.or and winning a State Scholarship i f there i s to be no reward. IT CERTAINLY IS NOT WORTH IT JUST FOR THE KUDOS. T

A f r i e n d of mine, motivated by c u r i o s i t y , decided to partake of h i s lunch i n the new U.L.U b u i l d i n g . Se, and three friends.entered the c i t a d e l without the new "passports" ( l i k e a l l good I.C. men, they scorn the idea) and f i r s t had to ask where the cloakroom was - there was no n o t i c e to d i r e c t them. Having s a t i s f i e d that objective they then wished t o f i n d a t o i l e t . There were again no d i r e c t i n g signs and no one to help them. They explortd the maze of passages and eventually found the room ( s i c ) i n the nick of time. Weary tramping along endless passages and up endless s t a i r s , aided adversely by " h e l p f u l " suggestions, with no notices or 'signposts' to help tnem, brought them t o the bar. I t was c l o s e d , but no notice on the door to say so. The d i s t a n t sound o f voices l e d them along unsignposted g a l l e r i e s to the r e f e c t o r y where they found a queue. I n order to get to the back of t h i s queue they descended several f l i g h t s of s t a i r s . A f t e r an unannounced ten minutes the r e f e c t o r y was declared open. They d i d not have t o wait long, and my f r i e n d informs me that the meal was a J o l l y s i g h t b e t t e r than any a v a i l a b l e at I.C. I w i l l f o r e s t a l l Ur. Alec Leaver, who i s going to w r i t e to e x p l a i n that the place i s not yet completed and signs are s h o r t l y to be put up. THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN THKKK WHEN THE BUILDING OPENED. U.L.U. should have spent the money on them which they wasted on Union Cards WHICH ARE NO LONGER ASKED FOR.

HOST OF US ENJOY THE "GOON SHOW". I t provides the best kind of comical r e l i e f from the s c i e n t i f i c and the t e c h n o l o g i c a l . That there should be many people going round the c o l l e g e and the h o s t e l i m i t a t i n g the voices of the characters i n t h i s programme does not r e f l e c t the high average i n t e l l i g e n c e of I.C. men and women. This i m i t a t i o n i s not c l e v e r , anyone can do i t . I t , i s not funny, so many people are doing i t . IT IS THE TRANSFER OF THE SUBLIME TO THE RIDICULOUS.

In bed with 'flu', S.W. 2. January 20th. Dear 3ir, Last friday, your Viewpoint writer who modestly styles himself "TFere Atkinson", chose to attack the last editorial of Phoenix. I say "ohose" deliberately, for a slight examination reveals far more i n favour of the article than otherwise. In fact, the aotual arguments against the editorial seem to me the weaknesses off a powerful piece of vindictive writing. The editorial states: "the formation off any new cluk i s now" (i.e. THIS SESSION) "opposed by the S.C.C. Executive". Viewpoint counters this by pointing to the formation! of the Wine_Tastiag CLub "barely six months ago" (but LAST SESSION and before the present S.C.C. Executive was even electedl) Again Viewpoint speaks of "flourishing'' sub-groups working harmoniously for several years with their parent bodies. I had personal experience of the events leading up to the disintegration of the old P o l i t i c a l Society into i t s sub-groups, and I can assure you relations were f a r firom harmonious. "Hike Neale 3aid", (with an air of authority bearing tb. hall-mark of a Cbunail meeting - or the Bar) that amalgamates of club was more i n keeping with the University spirit , well, i f the S.C.C. can be taken as a cross-section, the resounding defeat they gave their Executive on the subject would seem to belie the statement, Incidentally, I have the personal assurance of the Chairman of the S.C.C. that even he was uninformed of these interesting sentiments of a former President of I.C. I am sorry I cannot reply more fully to Viewpoint than this but unfortunately I have been l a i d up a l l week and have bean unable to get a copy of Eelix. My reply i s then dependent an my memory holding firm over the last week. I must thank "Tere Atkinson " for easing my task. lours sincerely, the Editor, of the Autumn issue of Phoenix.

R.S.M. Bessemer Lab. 13th January, 1956. Dear Sir, Whilst f i r s t complimentiiig you and an obviously reduced staff on the production of Felix No. 85 so early i n the term, I must nevertheless deprecate your deplorable spelling. I understand that l e l i x possesses a dictionary. I f , when any member of the Eelix staff genuinely refers to this standard work, the event i s reoorded, I w i l l gladly award One Quart of best beer to the highest scorer an. June 22nd. lours etc., Tweedledum.

c & a., l l t h January, 1S56. A WORD OF PRAISE would not be amiss i n t h i s column. Dipping my pen, therefore, i n t o the t r e a c l e instead of the vinegar, l e t p r a i s e be given to the Imperial College Exploration Board. The c o l l e g e owes them gratitude f o r the s t e r l i n g work that thej are doing on our behalf. I am sure that there w i l l be many volunteers to a s s i s t i n g e t t i n g together and checking the various p a r t i e s ' k i t and stores. Uuch of the success of these expeditions w i l l depend on the work put i n t o the preparation f o r them. We s h a l l not l e t them down on that score—

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I have found the f r i v o l i t y of the Editorial i n the Autumn edition of Phoenix faintly amusing. On one hand tears are shed on the cruel fate that has Befallen the Marxists; an attempt i s even made at arrousing Methodist passions, but on the other hand the author appeals to out down the no. of S.C.C Societies with facetious suggestions of merging the Societies that have a marked resemblance with 3 "Hints for Housewives":- "mix well, add salt and pepper serve hot or cold." I else find l i t t l e convincing the appeal for putting the 3.C.C. cart of i t s misery without any supporting evidence of that misery. Tours faithfully, A. Kalhonme. (OSfi'


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D A N C E On January 14th, the R.C.S, h e l d t h e i r annual Winter Dance i n Ayrton Hall.There was a great demand for t i c k e t s , and a l l 400 were s o l d before hand, w i t h the r e s u l t t h a t there were none a v a i l a b l e on the door. The l i s t of women's c o l l e g e s t o which t i c k e t s were sent had been m o d i f i e d , and i t was pleasant to see new f a c e s . The music was p r o v i d e d by the Clubmen S e x t e t , w i t h gramophone records d u r i n g the i n t e r v a l , A f e a t u r e of the dance was the l a r g e number of spot p r i s e s , which ranged from mousetraps t o chocolate c i g a r e t t e s and water p i s t o l s . The dance ended at 11.30p.m. and i t was unanimously agreed t h a t the dance was a great success.

F r i d a y 27th. January Today FELIX on s a l e I.C.fe .CM. Patt erns of C h r i s t i a n T h i n k i n g I. E v a n g e l i c a l i s m . T a l k by Rev D. Thompson. I.IOp.m, Room 128 C.&G. Sandwiches on s a l e I C. Photographic S o c i e t y . Exposure of Colour M a t e r i a l ; by F.B.Doughty Botany Lecture Theatre. 5.15p.m. I.C. F i l m S o c i e t y . 'Seven Samurai. Boom 04. C.&. G. 6.45p.m. I.C. and Bedford C o l l . Y.H.A. PatCham And A l f r i s t o n h o s t e l s . 1

Saturday 28th. J a n u a r y Swimming Club Hop Clubmans Sextet . F r i d a y 3rd. February. 1. C.S.C.M. Patterns o f C h r i s t i a n T h i n k i n g 2. L i b e r a l i s m Talk by Rev. J.Drewette I.IOp.m. Room 128 C.& G. Sandwiches on s a l e Wine T a s t i n g S o c i e t y . 5.15p.m. New Lounge. Saturday 4 t h . February I.C, & Birkbeck Jewish S o c i e t i e s . Grand Dance at B i r k b e c k Clubraans Sextet

D E B A T E On Monday, 16t h January, I.C. met King's C o l l e g e at King's i n the second round of the i n t e r c o l . l e c i a t e debating tournament-. I.C, was represented by Les A l l e n , John Bingham, Terry Smith and Fred Spriggs. The motion, which was drawn from a s e a l e d envelope 15 minutes before the beginning of the debate, was " S e l f i s h n e s s i s the s e c r e t of success; Kind's won the t o s s , and e l e c t e d t o oppose the notion, thus l e a v i n g A l l e n the unhappy t a s k of opening the debate Both teams found the going hard, and no speech r e a L l y staort out. The three judges, marking out of 400 p o i n t s a team, awarded a win to King's by 225 p o i n t s to 206, =

S At 6.43 t o n i g h t , the Film S o c i e t y are showing "Seven Samurai7 a Japanese f i l m produced by Akura Kurosawa, who was a l s o r e s p o n s i b l e f o r ftashomon, shown by the S o c i e t y l a s t term. I t i s set i n the 16 century, and t e l l s of seven Sara• i r a i , or Knights, who are engaged by a v i l l a g e to defend t h e i r crops against the b a n d i t s . As one c r i t i c *>ut i t : "This i s a strange, f a s c i n a t i n g mixture of b e s t i a l i t y and beauty, h o r r o r and humour, poetry and s e n s u a l i t y ; a s t o r y t o l d b r i l l i antly'.'

Sunday 5 t h . February Mountaineering Club Meet H a r r i s o n s Rocks. Y.H.A. Ramble Hampden Country. F r i d a y 10th. February FELIX on s a l e —I.C*S.C.M. P a t t e r n s of C h r i s t i a n THlnking 3. C a t h o l i c i s m t a l k by F r . Gordan P h i l i p s I.IOp.m. Room 128 C.& G. Sandwiches on s a l e I.C. Photographic S o c i e t y •In Support of Record' by T.S. Mobey Botany Lecture Theatre 5.15p.m. Radio S o c i e t y Dinner Mines C a r n i v a l . Dreamland 21/Saturday H t h . February Touchstone Weekend Understanding U.S.A. as a World Power Speaker.Professor Myron L. Kooning M.A. A p p l i c a t i o n s i n by February 3 r d . S e c r e t a r i e s -. please send FELIX d e t a i l s of forthcoming club f i x t u r e s and a c t i v i t i e s f o r i n c l u s i o n i n t h i s column.

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It would appear, from the paucity of back-page news, that the Sports Editor w i l l shortly be relegated to Sport Ed. Everyone i s remarkably reticent concerning their athletic and allied defeats, and the Hockey Club, having lost three eonseoutive games, flatly refused to appear i n print at a l l . I.C.W.S.C., faced with the prospect of having a season f u l l of cancelled matches "owing to inclemency of weather", have begun arranging "ghost fixtures" i n which they pretend to wipe their opponents off the map. This i s good for morale and costs nothing i n fares and broken sticks. We hear that the Cross-Country Club are going en bloc to the Carnival. These gentlemen are fast off the mark and have a very strong finish. Should the Carnival be handicapped?

F The Golfing Association i s once more having a most successful season. Having been undefeated last season the team has so far had very convincing wins i n the five matches played to date, and i s looking forward confide ently to the remaining games to be played. Many beginners haws i»rofitj2d. from the series of group lessens which has been arranged with the professional at Highgate. Some have shown outstanding progress and w i l l probably do very well i n the Captain a Cup khook-out competition where they can take f u l l advantage of their handicap allowance. 1

Golf i s somewhat dormant at the moment, mo3t people being content with an odd game now and then to keep i n practice. Competitive events to be held later i n the season include the Spring Meeting ('.Tentworth) on March 22nd, the 'Weekend' (Cooden Beach) on April 20th-22nd and the Summer Meeting (Camberley Heath) on June 22nd. The'Annual Dinner w i l l be held on February 27th when i t i s hoped that some personality of the golfing world w i l l be present. Further information concerning these events w i l l be given at the General Meeting an February 2nd. (Committee Room A. 1.15 p.m.)

The I.C.W.A. Table Tennis Team played their f i r s t league match against Westfield's 1st. three last Tuesday unfortunately the match was lost, 7-3, but Jennifer Haywood i s to be congratulated on winning two out of three of her games. The doubles match resulted i n an easy win for Westfield, due possibly to the fact that the I.C. pair have very limited opportunity far practice.

s At the xast meeting of the A t h l e t i c Clubs Committee the L i n k s Memorial Trophy was awarded to the Swimming Club as b e i n g , i n the Committee's o p i n i o n , the a t h l e t i c c l u b w i t h the most Improved r e c o r d d u r i n g the past y e a r . To c e l e b r a t e t h i s , the 2nd team beat N.E.C. 1st team 5-2 a t S t . Mary's H o s p i t a l hatha e i g h t days ago.

Y Perhaps the f i r s t mention 3hould be the glorious last week of the autumn term when the 1st. X7 beat NSC 62-0, setting up an unofficial record and followed i t by trouncing university vandals to the tune of 53-0, making a total of 115 pts. to n i l i n one week. Since then has been the Christmas vac. and a v i s i t from Delft - already reported - , the result was that a much too confident team went to Reading to play the university. We were rather flattered by the result winning 18-8. In much the same confident vein the team allowed!Kingjs to gain a half time lead of 3-0 at Jlitoham. Just as the forwards began to pull their weight Pete Kale was injured and the last 25mins were contested with only seven forwards. The rest of the game reflects ^reat credit an the team for they several times almost scored and finally lost 8-0. The 2nd and A XV's both wan their games with Kings 3-0, 20-3, redeeming the s i t uation slightly. The next few weeks w i l l show whether the lesson has been learnt, for this terms fixtures are extremely hard.

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For this match I.C. had to travel to meet Goldsmiths' College. About half of the team had been to the Guilds' Carnival the previous night, many players sti 11 showed signs of a hangover, and consequently there was some doubt about the eventual result of this important game. However,I.C. played together very well i n what was a very exciting game. At half-time Goldsmiths' held a 3-1 lead, but I.C. fought back strongly and Gordon Green clinched matters in the last minute with a well-taken goal. I.C. now meet L.S.E. on February 15th i n the semi-final of the cup. The f i r s t XI have played only, two matches so far this term. Westminster defeated us by 4 goals to 2 i n a game Where I.C. were definitely outplayed, although at the same time i t should be mentioned that Dennis Moore was injured in. the i n i t i a l stages of the game and had to continue on the wing. This injury was mo3t unfortunate i n that i t i s most unlikely that he w i l l be f i t for the Cup semi-final on February 15th. Although L.S.E., our opponents i n this match, have beaten us 5-1 i n the League, i t i s felt that we have a sporting chance of reaching the final King's trounoed the L.S.E. team 5-1 t»vo week3 ago, and I.C. were unlucky to lose to King's by the only goal last week, when a deflaite improvement was noticed i n the side. We hope that a l l members Trill endeavour to support the team on Feb. 15th, and that with more fitness and sobriety i n the side they w i l l give a good account of themselves. Although the A.C.C. do not provide a tour grant unti l next year, i t i s hoped that a tour can be arranged i n the forthcoming Easter vacation. We have already written to Delft concerning this but unfortunately no reply has yet been received. Those of the Club who had the pleasure of entertaining the Delft. Student en Club da Bugby oa their recent v i s i t w i l l realise that a v i s i t to Delft is.the obvious choice for such a tour. Bbwever, the Secretary would be very oleased to received any alternative suggestions. A letter has been received from Bsmptan b m u r School thanking the 2nd. XI far the two enjoyable fixtures. I t appears that a l l the school sides enjoy these fixtures as much is we do, and i t i s certainly a f i t t i n g way to prepare them fcr University sooner.

Apologies to the C XV for the cancellations this term but the answer lies i n better and more consistent support for the lower sides.

) On Saturday, Feb. 11th (the day a f t e r the C a r n i v a l ) the U n i v e r s i t i e s A t h l e t i c Union Crosscountry Championships w i l l be h e l d on Wimbledon Common. I t i s hoped t h a t London w i l l win t h i s event, and t h a t the i n d i v i d u a l winner w i l l be Evans o f I.C. F u r t h e r d e t a i l s w i l l be p u b l i s h e d l a t e r .

T Saturday 28th. January. Rugger. v. R.A.E. Farnborough H. Hockey. v. Keble C o l l e g e (Oxford) A. Cross Country v. " Q.M.C. I.C.W.S.C. N e t b a l l V. M a r i a Grey H Tuesday 31st. January. _squash v. S t . Georges (A) Wednesday I s t . February football Tech. Cup R.C.S. v. R.S.M. Saturday 4 t h . February Rugger v. S t . Johns (Camb.) (H) Football v. S t . Marks & S t . Johns (H) Hockey v. High Wycombe (A) Cross Country v. B r i s t o l (A) Wednesday t h . February Hotkey G. v. R^C.S. Cross Country v. Q.M.C. (H) Football v. E.S.E. (A) Thursday 9 t h . February Squash v. I b i s (A) Chess v. u.C. (H) 8

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