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The draw for the races gave Guilds the Surrey station, Mines the centre, and E.C.S. the Middlesex station. In the Horphy Cup race, B.C.S. qnlokly opened up a slight lead over Guilds, with Mines slowly dropping baok. At the halfway stage. Guilds put on a spurt and passed B.C.S. They went on to win by 2 lengths from B.C.S., i n a time of 7 m." 23 «., with Mines a further 3 lengths away. In the Lowry race, the three boats were level for the f i r s t minute, then Guilds crept ahead, neither B.C.S. nor Mines crews were rowing well, and they •lowly dropped behind. In the oloslng seconds of the race, a fierce struggle developed for second place, resulting i n the very plucky Ml rue erew overtaking B.C.S. to finlah 2 lengths behind Guilds. FELIX thanks John B e l l , Captain of Boats, for providing places i n the launch "hanelans" for a reporter and photographer.

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A l l three Colleges turned out i n force to participate i n the Mbrphy Bay celebrations. The revellers travelled down to Putney on the usual party t i c kets, causing the maximum amount of chaos. The B.C.S. party arrived f i r s t and amused themselves by throwing flourbaga at passing oars, a minor oollision resulting. The occupants were not amused, however, and summoned the Law. A lorry driver was given the same treatment and his passenger retaliated by throwing a garden fork into the crowd. Luckily no serious injury waa sustained — the weapon i s now i n the hands of the Polioe, The driver then rapidly reversed into the crowd, smashing a boat whioh was being carried from the water. Several men were knocked down, and the boat i s reported to be a complete'write-off. The Guildsaen following Bo' now arrived on the soene and found the B.C.S. men deployed i n a strategic position along the tow-path. A pitched battle ensued; flour, fireworks and homemade bombs were hurled. Chemicals used by the R.C.S, made their presence smelt, A Spanner was gallantly rescued from the water by a f u l l y clothed Gulldsmsn, but was found to be only a cardboard replica.



Winning Guilds crews:Lowry B. Mantzouranls J.A.Mailing J.Sheldon JJ>J>ell C. Hlngley S.Harrold H.Beastall HJennet CEttlea D.Body H.Ridge M. Gay l a r d J.Martin P.W.Gregory K.T.Sharrock A.Tuok

 "I could have got five bob for ay . Earlington ticket"! In spite of rumours of unofficial rag committees sad Trafalgar Square revivalist groups, the Guy Fawkes festivities at Earlington were as popular as ever. The almost continuous rain of the previous three days ceased In time, aad the hep, bonfire and general sport well lived up to expectations. The bonfire could only be described aa a, blase of glory, and the heating effect on the eeld night was particularly welcome.(Several people were observed hopping around to keep warm.) After the organised fireworks, aad with the bonfire at last dying scan, the party transferred i t s e l f indoors.i few fireworks were set off Inside, but fortunately with l i t t l e affect. ansle for danal ng was provided ay records, ana the I.C, Skiffle Group made sa enthusiasm tie aad appreciated debut. One great improvement on last year was the ssaeth service of cold-dogs and other refreshments. Throughout the evening 'there prevailed the usual happy atmosphere, and a l l credit to our hard-working Entertainments Committee for i t s efficient organisation.

the water, and many were observed sans ooulottes. The battle was accompanied by a chorus of hooters and bells from passing tugs. One Guildsman was taken to hospital, his spectacles smashed into his eyes, but he waa later discharged. The mob moved i n front of the boathouse to await the Iferphy and Lowry crews. Another Black Maria arrived, and one demonstrator was taken for a walk by a constable, who was loudly cheered when he released his captive. In quick succession came two Police oars and two "mounties"! and two motor-cycles were used to "charge" the erowd.

The Polioe now began to arrive in force: two launches and a Black Maria were standing by. The combatants were shepherded further along the tow-path, vanishing i n a cloud of flour, earth and smoke. Several people were battling i n

A U.C. intruder was narrowly by the Law from a watery grave, A dog, led by en attractive female, tempted, amid encouraging shouts, an Inspector.

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After a Boons!aka for the victorious Guilds crews, the party dispersed, the Guildsmen being escorted to South Ken. by two defenders of the Peace. The R.C.S. ...continued on page 4.

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Bo' was oolleoted from Coy's Garage at 7:00 a.m. on Sunday. He started at the f i r s t swing and, after a warming run past the Union, went off to the Brighton Bun start i n Hyde Park. At 7:54 Be' again started at the f i r s t swing and set out on time at 7:55. The run down to Brighton waa marred by torrential rain for most of the way, but mechanical troubles were very minor, whioh speaks well for the preparation by soma dosen stalwart members. The troubles were a sticking carburettor float, which, although unusual, i s to be expeoted as so f i l t e r is Included i n the 1902 fuel system: sticking i n top gear en three occasions, again due to the antique design, which was cured by the Judicious application of a copper hammer; and the petrol tap turning i t s e l f off due to vibration at high speed. Stops were also made for routine ping changes, the return t r i p seing made on one set ef plugs. Bo' arrived at Brighton at 12:30 ana, after collecting the pennant, lunch was taken at Clarge' > hotel, twentythree members being present. This year Bo' stayed for the Parade sad, despite the heaviest hall storm ef the year, ran very well. Be' l e f t Brighton at 4:30 and, after an extremely pleasant return t r i p , including several hours spent i n fuelling the crew, arrived bask at College at 11:00.

Another visitor to Brighton on Sunday was Jezebel, manned by ten B.C.S. firemen with Alan Redman at the wheel. She l e f t Hyde Park Corner at about 8 o'clock and overtook Bo' stationary at Streathaa, with a salute from the f i r e b e l l . Another •triotly i l l e g a l clanging was given to Parley Fire Station, who responded in like Banner, and again, by loudspeaker request, to a Poliee oar. With much tintinnabulation, Jesebel entered Brighton and was kindly provided by the Foliee with an escort to the f i n ishing line, where the ladders a l l but removed the overhead banner. The parking position inside the enclosure being even worse than outside, a quick circuit baok te the finishing line was Bade to greet Bo*, who arrived at commendable velocity soma three quarters of an hour later. The day's only sunny period over, the return Journey was coameneed i n a thunderstorm. Shortly after leaving Brighten, the party encountered a ruggerplaying part-time ear dealer, whose Riley 9 was i n meed ef a tow beck te London. The odd Bight of a 1916 f i r e engine tewing the ancient Riley was Indirectly responsible for at least three Blner c o l lisions, drivers being distracted sad f a l l i n g to observe the braking lights ef the ear Is front. At one point on the return Journey a veteran tried to overtake, but the driver was so enchanted by the strains of "Keep right en to the end of the road" played on the Blloy-owner's trumpet that he slowly dropped baok.


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The E x t r a o r d i n a r y General Meeting of the I.C .Union, h e l d i n M Concert H a l l on Oct. 22nd, was l i v e l y and w e l l attended, w i t h some good •peaking both from Chad' i n the c h a i r and from the f l o o r . The e l e c t i o n s were quickly d i s posed o f , and Xovember 5th then d i s cussed. I n s p i t e of an u p l i f t i n g speech from the f l o o r , reminding Members of "the proud heritage of our predecess o r s , who l a i d down t h e i r t h i r t y bobs at Bow S t r e e t Magistrates Court? the a t t i t u d e towards the H a r l i n g t o n f e s t i v i t i e s was favourable. Prom the f l o o r members were advised, i f apprehended, not to state that they were students, since they would then i n c u r a f u r t h e r penalty from the U n i v e r s i t y . A motion,.proposed by John D e l l , that Chad' be presented w i t h a bowler hat to be worn while r i d i n g h i s 'new' b l e y o l e waa passed unanimously; such a hat has now been donated.

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The President of I.C.W.S.C. was horn i n Bradford and now U r e a i n Pudaey. Her e a r l y l i f e was spent i n the comparative obscurity of a g i r l s * school. When we asked her why she deoided to read Aeronautics she r e p l i e d that,she was i n t e r e s t e d i n aeroplanes. We refused to b e l i e v e t h i s . When she a r r i v e d at I.C •he israediately impressed everyone w i t h her p e r s o n a l i t y and has been doing t h i s ever since. She i s a great b e l i e v e r i n f u r t h e r education f o r women ( see photo above ). She l i k e s c l a s s i c a l piano music, theatre and cinema (as an a r t form), hookey and squash, and I s p a r t i a l to a l i t t l e sport.

She d i s l i k e s 10-5 men(and women), drunken engineers s i n g i n g "The Engineer" and shouting "Spaghetti" i n the quad., and communal eating;.

She i s secretary of Phoenix and secretary of mixed Hookey: one wonders why she d i d not go to the London College of Sees.

Her f a t h e r makes and her brother • e l l s ladles'underwear. She models i t (see photo above). Altogether she i a well-rounded p e r s o n a l i t y . Your correspondent provided the u p l i f t i n the photo above. J.C.

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Another B.C.S. mascot has made i t s appearance. Known as F r e d , i t l a a b i c y c l e , complete save f o r a c h a i n , whioh i s to be used by President B u t t e r s , who showed perfect poise i n lapping the r o s trum. On observing John Hation copying out the "Kangella" from a piece of paper, E a i r Hopkins proposed that he should be nade to r e o i t e i t — or be debagged. As amendment that should he succeed, E e i r would be debagged, was o a r r l e d unanimously. The Secretary rose to the occasion — and Hopkins l o s t h i s t r o u s e r s . As the r e s u l t of another a c t i o n , the Secretary has been i n s t r u c t e d to i n v i t e the Mayor of Maidenhead to the next R.C.S.U. meeting. G

The f i r s t Guilds Union meeting of the session could be a p t l y described as an hour of continuous entertainment. The h i g h l i g h t of the meeting was bearded Mike C l a r k ' s "Freshers' Guide to Morphy Day Fashions" Among the s t y l e s modelled were "The Roughneck" — d i l a p i d a t i o n p e r s o n i f i e d , and a very p r a c t i c a l " B o i l -

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The R.C.S. Union meeting on October S l a t proved one of the l i v e l i e s t f o r a long time. A state of war has been decl a r e d between the Botany and Geology depts., and fireworks were very much i n evidence, Aoonsiderable amount of water was a l s o l e t loose, and Miss Heywood r a i s e d an umbrella w i t h which she had t h o u g h t f u l l y equipped h e r s e l f .



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John Chadwiek, President of the Union, i s to take p a r t i n a radio programme on the nature of the work and a c t i v i t i e s of l.C. The broadcast w i l l l a s t 30 minutes, and w i l l be transmitted on the Overseas Service of the B.B.C. Several members of the S t a f f w i l l a l s o take p a r t , i n c l u d i n g the Reetor, and i t i s hoped that one of our overseas students w i l l speak. F i n a l arrangements are expeoted to be made t h i s week.

Several members of the Union were present at the recent opening of U.L.U. by Her Majesty the Queen Mother. John Chadwiek waa presented, and t e l l s us that she asked a f t e r the mascots, whioh she inspected on her v i s i t to the C o l lege l a s t June.

" T i g e r " Tensing, one of the sen who o c l e a r e d Everest four years ago, r e c e n t l y v i s i t e d I.C. He a r r i v e d at London A i r p o r t on Sunday, Oct. 27th, f o r the Alpine Club Centenary Dinner, aad was that same evening entertained i n tha Bar, where he signed the V i s i t o r s ' book. The f o l l o w i n g day ha lunched i n the Upper D i n i n g H a l l .

On the evening of the Mines Freshers' Dinner S O B * sport was occasioned by the a r r i v a l i n the quadrangle of the e n t i r e contents of a c e r t a i n gentleman's room i n the Old H o s t e l , On the discovery of b i s belongings thus e x h i b i t e d , he was heard to threaten to " f i l l i n " those responsible, but on ascertaining that no damage had been done he was able to enjoy the Joke and persuade those responsible to repeat the f e a t i n reverse.

At the general meeting of the Imperial College Ar t Club, h e l d on the 15th. of t h i s month,the f o l l o w i n g were e l e c t e d , to whom any enquiries Bay be d i r e c t e d . President, S i r A l f r e d Egerton. Vice-President, nr. J.Coles. Secretary, Mr. M.J.Myers Hon. Treasurer, Mr. P.B. P o u l a l n . Co-opted Committee Member, Mr, Ben Parker.

Ben Parker, who Is drawing o f f i c e superintendent i n mines, i e one ef the characters of I.C. aad hac done a l o t f o r the A r t Club. He waa a p r o f e s s i o n a l a r t i s t before coming here and he spends h i s vacations p a i n t i n g on t h * continent, s e l l i n g water-colour sketches to pay f o r his holiday.

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i s a nearby c l o c k chimed t a n minutes past two a.m. on Commemoration Say, eight oddly a t t i r e d f i g u r e s emerged from a c e r t a i n h o s t e l r y anrnuring "Rhubarb", as i s t h e i r custom at t h i s time of night a f t e r a party) hut they had not been to a party — t h i s was to f o o l the watchman. One mounted a b i c y c l e and, s l i p p i n g s w i f t l y through the gears, disappeared i n ths d i r e c t i o n of Onsen's Oats. The others vanished i n t o the night to prearranged p o s i t i o n s , covering a l l passible approaches to Prince Consort Road.

(An open space before a gaudy statue. Sounds of shouting and noise as of great thunder. Enter crowd of students.) 1 s t . Student; Oh H e l l ! What have we here? , , (Mjof T. 2/2) (Enter Beadle.) 2nd. student; I can hardly forbear hurl i n g things at him'. ( X H t h S t . 5/2) (aside) Of a l l men e l s e I have avoided thee. (MaoB. 5/7) Beadle; Why dost thou lead these men about the s t r e e t s ? (J.C. 1/1) ( F i r s t student removes Beadle's hat. Enter Black Chariot.)

Several minutes l a t e r three more f i g u r e s issued f o r t h , one nonchalantly swingingly a bucket and brush. Then two s i l s n t shadows sprinted to the top of Prince Consort Road, and w i t h p r a c t i s e d hands untied and removed a ladder from the s c a f f o l d i n g there. A t a x i d r i v e r who was watching ths proceedings w i t h obvious i n t e r e s t q u i c k l y absented himself w i t h a look of t e r r o r on h i s face when one of ths shadows moved menacingly towards him.

The ladder found i t s way to the side of the Aero Block, but no sooner had I t been placed i n p o s i t i o n when a warning came from' the c y c l i s t that a s u s p i c i o u s - l o o k i n g blue- he l a s t e d gentleman was l o i t e r i n g w i t h i n t e n t i n the v i c i n i t y . This warning i n i t i a t e d a s e r i e s of chain reactions which dispersed ths c o n s p i r a t o r s , while the cycl i s t adopted a French accent and, professing to know l i t t l e of the E n g l i s h language, s u c c e s s f u l l y delayed and exasperated the gendarme, g i v i n g the others time t o make good t h e i r escape.

A f t e r t h i s rude i n t e r r u p t i o n ths Aero Block was attacked w i t h renewed vigour. A large poster, d e p i o t i n g the usual evocative, s c a n t i l y s l e d female, was s t r c f i.Taly i n p o s i t i o n w i t h a paste brewed from f l o u r and s i s e ; "Imperial Cinema" was placed on the awning; two notices d l r s e t i n : " Q here 1/6", "Q here £1" were posted onto p i l l a r s ; and l a s t l y a large poster announcing coming a t t r a c t i o n s was attached t o the glass front.

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Beadle; Place those that have r e v o l t e d i n the van'. (A. & C. 4/5) l s t . Student) I know thy errand; I w i l l go w i t h thee. (Hen. T 4/1) (Exeunt) ACT The decoration was complete; the ladder reappeared on the s c a f f o l d i n g and the watchdogs were c a l l e d i n , chased by a p o l i c e ear whioh was, however, f o i l e d when the "dogs" ran down the Albert H a l l steps. A f t e r c a s t i n g an appreciative glance at t h e i r a r t i s t r y , eleven weary bodies returned to t h e i r respective havens of rea-fc.

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(A Court of Law In London.) Judge; F i r s t I ask thee what they have done; t h i r d l y what's t h e i r offence: s i x t h l y and l a s t l y , why they are committed, and to conclude, what you l a y to t h e i r charge? (M.A.A.N. B/l) Beadle: Three score years and ten I remember w e l l . I have seen hours dreadful and things strange, but t h i s sore night hath t r i f l e d former knowings. (MaoB. 2/2)

Soon a f t e r dawn the watchmen discovered the phenomena and, u t t e r i n g t h e i r usual p r o f a n i t i e s .proceeded t o scraps o f f ths offending h o t i c e s . The removal of the large poster presented some d i f f i c u l t y , but a f t e r several hours i t f i n a l l y y i e l d e d to the p a i n t scraper.

Students C o u n c i l : 'Tie a t a l e t o l d by an i d i o t , f u l l of sound and f u r y , s i g n i f y i n g nothing. (HacS. 5/5) (To Beadle) What mean you. S i r , t o give them t h i s discomfort: look they weep. (A.A.C. 4/4) Judge: This speech has moved me.

So yet another theatre has been closed. Perhaps someone w i l l ssk questions i n Parliament about i t . Don't t a r r y , L a r r y ;

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l s t . Student. I am a f r a i d to t h i n k on what I have done. (HacB 2/1) (To beadle) I hope. S i r , that your good worship w i l l be my b a i l . (U f o r It 3/2) Judge: thee.

A f t e r two days I w i l l discharge (Temp. 1/2) FINIS.

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One* again, Guilds w i l l be represented i n the Lord Mayor's Show, which i s t a k i n g place tomorrow, Saturday Novemb e r 9th.. T h i s year the theme i s "Paper and P r i n t i n g * and Guilds have 28 men on the f l o a t s and a l s o doing other jobs. (Other f l o a t s are being manned by King's men and woman and the London School of P r i n t e r s ) . The Guilds-manned f l o a t s w i l l be "Church and Law", " A d v e r t i s i n g * , "Research*, and "The S a l wage Cart* . There w i l l a l s o be three Guilds "Bows Boys" d i s t r i b u t i n g news broadsheets, and the Inverted Commas and T a l k i n g Objects w i l l a l s o be G u i l d s oarried. 1

Bo and the Spanner w i l l be i n t h e i r enstoaary places, w i t h the usual keen and vociferous support at Ludgate Gardens) where the f l o a t s are expected arosnd 1t.3» The map above shows ths route that ths Lord Mayor'a precession w i l l take. Xhe photograph on tha right shews Bo' at the start ef ths Brighton Bun last Sunday.

I t l a , of com as ,tr—11 t j onml, right and proper that the City and Guilds College - with i t s oaoneotions snd long associations with the Guilds of

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.continued from page 1. followed by a l a t e r t r a i n and had a Range 11a I n the s t a t i o n , A Guildaman who squealed "R.C.S." i n a h i g h f a l s e t t o Toioe was h o t l y pursued: on Being caught he was forced to say "R.C.S," i n a more r e s p e c t f u l tone. B.C.S. mored slowly up E x h i b i t i o n Road, d i s r u p t i n g the t r a f f i c and malt r e a t i n g passing c a r s . Guildsmen were w a i t i n g f o r any continuation of the hatt i e , but a f t e r a few exchanges R.C.S. departed. The Guildsmen were by t h i s time stopping and i n s p e c t i n g every car that passed. An i r a t e owner 'phoned the P o l i c e , who duly a r r i v e d in yet another Black Maria, w i t h a dog. The heavens opened upon them, and two p l a i n - c l o t h e s men grabbed a p a i r of Cuildsmen, who were saying "miaow, miaow, puss, puss" to the dog. One of them f o o l i s h l y t r i e d to res i s t and received a rough treatment f o r h i s pains. I n an interview w i t h our r e p o r t e r , the Inspector s a i d that the two men had been arrested " f o r usin g i n s u l t i n g behaviour by which a breach of the peace may have been occasioned? Two constables, without a warrant, entered Guilds to t r y to prevent the showers, but they were misguided enough' t o ask a Cuildsman the way to the roof; they were not seen f o r some considerable time. On hearing of the a r r e s t s , the Rector seemed unperturbed and expressed optimism.

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I n the l a s t two issues of FELIX i t has been stated that Boanerges was not present at e i t h e r of the Freshers' days. This i s not sot 'Bo' was present on both occasions. What a c t u a l l y happened was that 'Bo' was not allowed to proceed under h i s own power because he wasn't taxed; That he was i n good condition was demonstrated when he was manoeuvered under power i n the car park adjacent to the Roderie H i l l B u i l d i n g .

Farther, the statement that Bo' was causing worry i s misleading; he was overhauled p r i o r to the Brighton Run on Nov, 3 r d . Tours e t c . J.G.Warae Hon. Sec. C.&G. Sfotor Club

I t i s , or should be, the p o l i c y of I.C. Union to welcome the forma t i o n of new olubs and s o c i e t i e s w i t h i n i t s aegis, w i t h the proviso that ths aim of such olubs i s to c a r r y out a f u n c t i o n i n some f a c e t of College l i f e f o r whioh e x i s t i n g clubs and s o c i e t i e s do not o s t e r . I f a i l to espy any such aim i n ths proposed Church Society mentioned i n your l a s t i s s u e . Surely the p r o v i s i o n of a "meeting ground f o r members of the Church of England, and other members of the Angl i c a n Communion, and anyone e l s s who wishes to ssk questions or j o i n diaouss i o n " , to quote Mr Evans, i s adequately made by the already e x i s t i n g I.C. branch of the S.CM. and ths I.C.C.U. W i l l not ths formation of t h i s "Church Society" tend to s p l i t even mors t h a * at present the e x i s t i n g C h r i s t i a n sooÂť t i e s w i t h i n ths College? Tours i n doubt, T.E.Royce.

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Bear S i r , F o l l o w i n g so soon sJJfer your l a s t viewpoint I thought perhaps I was seeing things when, attending H a l l Dinner l a s t week I saw several 'gentlemen', also at that f u n c t i o n , wearing sports jackets and flannels. However, perhaps one may hope they were freshers who w i l l know b e t t e r i n f u t ure - u n l i k e the more senior student who came into dinner smoking a c i g a r e t t e .

Dear E d i t o r , With regard to the remarks made at the R.C.S. Union meeting on Thurs. Oct. 31st. concerning the " r e s p e c t a b i l i t y of i t s members" we recommend that the Geology department - i n p a r t i c u l a r the barbarlo 2nd. year-- should be transferred to the R.S.M. Union, t h e i r n a t u r a l habitat. Yours hopefully, Botany 2.

Surely I.C. can set a high standard f o r formal occasions as w e l l as i n other fields. Yours f a i t h f u l l y , Bob Browning.

The views expressed i n FELIX are those of the i n d i v i d u a l w r i t e r s , and the E d i t o r i a l Board w i l l not be h e l d responsible.

BILLIARDS BEER Dear S i r , Dear S i r

SNOGGING Sear S i r , Since the opening of the new Union b u i l d i n g , I have observed a steady i n crease i n the ttuantity of snogging that tames place on these premises, e s p e c i a l l y i n the lower lounge. I t i s extremely d i s c o n c e r t i n g to glance over the top of my FELIX and f i n d a b l i s s f u l p a i r of cooing doves. I t does not make jaa f e e l b l i s s f u l . On the contrary, i t arouses my i r e . However, at l e a s t h a l f of each couple i s generally a Union member, and r e a l l y we ought to eater f o r a l l Union a c t i v i t i e s . Surely some l i t t l n room could be set aside f o r t h i s purpose. The FELIX room, f o r example, would be i d e a l . I t would give you. S i r , something to w r i t e about, and r e l i e v e me, S i r , from the prospect of a spectacle whioh has nothing on b u l l - f i g h t i n g . I

am, your oppressed servant, L.J.Horner,

I t i s the considered opinion of us, the undersigned, that the condition of ths draught beer s o l d i n the Union Bar leaves much to be desired. Cannot something be done about t h i s ? Yours f a i t h f u l l y , John Gibson. John Holmes. Leonard J . Sweet. G. Martin. P.B, Fenn. J . Carter, B Jills.

Is i t generally known that the b i l l i a r d tables are monopolised by a c e r t a i n c l i q u e , which includes members of the B i l l i a r d s Club committee? Block bookings are made i n advance f o r which numerous names and pens are used. Relays are organised to ensure that they keep the table during the lunch hour. We do not wish to make any observations on t h i s s i t u a t i o n , we only believe that i t should be brought to the general notice and are prepared to answer personally f o r the above statements. We wish to remain your obedient servants, R.G.E. Hodgson. W.A.J. White.

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The mass X-Bay Unit w i l l v i s i t the Union from November 25th to 29th. A l l students are sdvissd to take advantage of t h i s s e r v i c e . D e t a i l e d information w i l l appear on notioeboards.

E d i t o r ' s note: The B i l l i a r d s Club i s , In f a s t , non-existent. However, a committee Is being set up to run ths B i l l i a r d s Boom, and these allegations w i l l doubtless he Investigated.

GUESS WHERE We apologise to the Presidsnt f o r r e f e r r i n g to h i s instrument as s tuba. I t i s , i n f a c t , an euphonium.

The photograph of the Royal Coat of Arms i n the l a s t issue of FELTX was taken above ths entrance to the Unuin B u i l d i n g , formerly the Royal College of Beedlswork.

FOB SALE: Evening dress s h i r t ( s o f t ) with two c o l l a r s . 1!" neckband, 15§" c o l l a r s . Present owner esquired l a r g e r neck. Apply John Braoley, R.S.M.


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I t has become i n c r e a s i n g l y apparent i n the year that the Hew Union B u i l d i n g has been i n f u l l operation that many members of the P u b l i c , not members of the Union, have been t a k i n g advantage of the f a c i l i t i e s o f f e r e d i n the b u i l d i n g and the cheap meals a v a i l a b l e i n the R e f e c t o r i e s .

Many people have been introduced as guests to the b u i l d i n g e i t h e r by members or i n other circumstances and unfortunately some of them tend to assume f u l l members h i p and a l l that i t e n t i t l e s members t o use. I t i s w i t h some reluctance that the Executive Committee of the Union has deelded that i n accordance w i t h the House Committee report passed at the Union General Meeting i n Sumner 1957 i t may be necessary to have an occasional check on Union cards t o deter these people from using the b u i l d i n g .

As members of the Union w i l l appreciate the numbers are so great that i t i s impossi b l e f o r o f f i c i a l s to recognise a l l people e n t i t l e d to use the b u i l d i n g and so t o avoid any d i f f i c u l t or embarrassing s i t uations we ask f o r your co-operation i n t h i s step and ask you to c a r r y your Union cards when e n t e r i n g the Union b u i l d i n g . I t w i l l be endeavoured to reduce to a minimum any inconvenience that may r e s u l t . J.D.Chadwick. President I.C.U.

Many complaints have been received at the Imperial College Union o f f i c e from psople who have not received t h e i r Union Cards. Members are advised to contact t h e i r constituent oollege union s e c r e t a r i e s through college racks at the e a r l i e s t opportunity.

Union Cards would obviously be usef u l at the s a l e of Hop t i c k e t s on Saturday evenings. The Entertainments Committee cannot give Union members preference over outsiders f o r the few t i c k e t s that are a v a i l a b l e at the door on Saturday evenings i f there i s no means of d i s t i n g u i s h i n g them, i f a l l Union members c a r r y t h e i r cards they can be given preference, so e l i m i n a t i n g many of the complaints that are r e c e i v ed each week.

G FRIDAY HOT. 6th. GUILDS 1CT0R CLUB F i l m s , "Mobilgas Economy Run" "Challenge on the Lake" "Fastest 500". PHOTO. SOC. Colour Group 5.15p.m. Botany Lecture Theatre.

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The lower teams d i d not s t a r t o f f w e l l . Ths t h i r d team l o s t 3jr§ to U.C.H. and the second team t r a v e l l e d a l l the way to the Mile End Road f o r a f i x t u r e vs. Q.M.C. only to f i n d that there was no team w a i t i n g f o r them, t h i s being duo to the Secretary's one sided argument with a Jaguar.

The club i s organising i t s championships i n ths form of a Swiss tournament f o r ths f i r s t t i n s t h i s s s s s i o n . The number of p a r t i c i p a n t s i s high and a f t e r the f i r s t round there have already been a large number of s u r p r i s e s .

NELSON observed that the s c r o l l s presented t o the Honorary Fallows on Commemoration Day were passed from an OUT box, whioh seems r a t h e r appropriate.

SATURDAYflUv.9 t h . I.C.W.A. Informal Dance. MONDAY B O Y , l l ' t h . R.S.M. MINIHG & MOT. SOC. "Some Impressions of a Mineral Dressing Engineer i n Russia", by Dr. M.G. Fleming. C.U. " I s the B i b l e relevant todayT" by Rev. B.Reed M.A. LIBERAL SOC. Lounge Committee Room 1.15p.m. Study group on Taxation. TUESDAY HOT. 12th. LIBERAL SOC. Room 115 Hostel 12.40p.m. Study group on C o l o n i a l P o l i c y . Maths. & Phys. Soo. "Surface Properties of Normal and Tumour C e l l s " . Dr. 0. Easty. Main Physics Lecture Theatre 5.46p.m. (With colour f i l m ) .

I t must have been nice f o r P r o f . Levy to have been made an Honorary Fellow i n the presence of the chairman of one of the biggest c a p i t a l i s t concerns In the country.

One of our f a i r Iowarians was being rowed on the Serpentine by a stalwart R.C.S. man. The i n e v i t a b l e happened and she f e l l i n . We thought Morphy Bay wasn't t i l l Wednesday.

WEDNESDAY NOT. 13th. RAILWAY SCC. A l l - d a y v i s i t to Rugby Testing Plant, THURSDAY NOT. 14th. CHURCH SOC. l s t . A.G.M. i n Testry of Holy T r i n t y Church. 1.20p.m. HAT. HIST. SOC. 5.30p.m. Botany Leoture Theatre. Dr. J . H i r s t of Bothampsted Experimental S t a t i o n . JEWISH SOC. "What i s a National M i n o r i t y M i n o r i t y ? " . P r o f . H.Levy. FRIDAY NOT 15th. PHOTO. SOC. P r i n t C r i t i s m . 5.45p.m. 3otany Lecture Theatre. Mr, H . L . G r i f f i t h s . S.C.M. 1.10p.m. Room 128 C.&C.' "What use i s the B i b l e to us today?" MONDAY NOT. 18th. LIBERAL SOC. 1.16p.m. itoom 113 H o s t e l . Study group on Taxation. TUESDAY NOT. 19th. LIBERAL SOC. 12.40p.m. Study group on C o l o n i a l P o l i o y . LIT. & DEB. SOC. Debate, Motion "This House believes that man has made God i n h i s own Image". CHRISTMAS ISLANDERS "A penny f o r the Old School". By C.K.MbDowall.

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The Chess Club s t a r t e d i t s a c t i v i t i e s t h i s session w i t h freshers' t r i a l s . These were h i g h l y successful and the club has now got many new strong players. The l s t . team has already scored i t ' s f i r s t v i c t o r y vs. S t . B a r t s . Medical School. The 'A' team drew i t s f i r s t match vs. Worcester Union, a strong team of b l i n d players, and followed t h i s up by winning I t ' s f i x t u r e against Lensbury by 8 points to 2.

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You are warned that the lookers i n the changing rooms are not safe. Several w a l l e t s have r e c e n t l y been s t o l e n . Members are urged to ensure the safety of t h e i r own possessions.

Nelson congratulates a l l those f r e s h I.C. women who got t o Commem. B a l l - i t ' s more than he did.

A f t e r the B a l l at Claridges a voice was heard to enquire how much i t oost to stay the night. The r e p l y apparently extinguished the voice — i t wasn't heard again.

W i l l Ian Charles Robertson please c o l l e c t h i s c u t l e r y from the Refect cry.

I n i t i a t i v e suppressed again'. In an e f f o r t to brighten up t h e i r rooms i n the Careen Hostel, three of i t s inhabitants borrowed a few of tha contractors' signs that have been l y i n g around. They were pounced upon by the Warden, however, and are now the r e c i p i e n t s of a b i l l f o r £55-10-0.

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INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS Scots and Sootophiles are i n v i t e d to a short meeting on Wednesday, November 13th. at 6 p.m. i n Council Room 1 at U.L.U., i n order to form a L.U. S c o t t i s h Society, which w i l l meet twice or three times per term. A l l unable to attend please contact J . Brand at L.S.E. or J . Danbe at the I n s t i t u t e of Education as soon as p o s s i b l e .

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ADMISSION With the large membership of both the Chess and Bridge c l u b s , the Chess and Bridge room i s extremely orowded during ths lunch hour and although there are plenty of sets f o r anyone who wants t o play there i s often nowhere to put the board. This, coupled with ths Bridge players' continuous v i o l e n t discussion as to whioh of ths partners vas at f a u l t a f t e r a given hand has l s d many mrsibers of ths s l u h to wonder i f there i s any p o s s i b i l i t y of obtaining separate accommodation f o r the two clubs.

We hope to resume the "Globetrott e r " s e r i e s i n our next Issue, Our correspondent went o f f to Investigate W s s t f i e l d Last Saturday, but a* the t i n s of going to press he apparently had not found h i s l a y back to I.C. One search party i s a l s o missing.


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Commemoration Say t h i s year followed the now e s t a b l i s h e d r i t u a l . Over 600 students and t h e i r f r i e n d s attended the Ceremony In the Royal a l b e r t H a l l , at which the Associates, Diplomates and Honorary Fellows were presented, and addresses given by the Sector and the S p e c i a l V i s i t o r , S i r Alexander F l e c k , w i t h some leavening by the Choir of the Musical Society. E a r l i e r i n the afternoon a s e r v i c e was held i n Holy T r i n i t y Church, then at three o'clock the prooession entered the h a l l , and the Commemoration of the v i s i t of His Late Majesty King George VI at the time of the o f f i c i a l Centenary of the College had begun. An immediate contretemps was averted by the presence of mind of Professor Hewitt, who, on observing that h i s o f f i c i a l p r o - r e c t o r i a l front-row seat was not i n evidence, proceeded with p e r f e c t composure t o a spare seat i n the block reserved f o r professors and readers. A l l seated, the Choir gave tongue to a rousing "Gandeamug I g i t u r " , and the Secretary of the Onion, Richard Gamett, then read the opening Proclamation, h e r a l d i n g the presentation of Associates and Diplomates. Last year's innovation of soft music during the presentation of the Guilds Associates was t h i s year extended t o include the presentation of the A.R.C.S.'s and D.I.C.'s. I n h i s f i n a l year aa C l e r k to the Governors, Colonel Lowry exercised h i s u s u a l w i t and anecdotal humour i n presenting the Honorary F e l l o w s . They i n cluded MT S s v i d Gamett, who obtained a D.I.C. i n Botany and has since become very w e l l known i n the world of l e t t e r s ; S i r Harold Bishop, a Gulldaman who j o i n ed the B.B.C. i n 1923, and who occasioned the remark that "the Alexandra and C r y s t a l Palaces have become Bishop's palaces"; Dr X. Hlndle; Professor Eme r i t u s H. Levy, not today " j a o k e t l e s s w i t h h i s s h i r t unbuttoned and h a i r f l y i n g " ; Mr p. Bacons, a "finer who fought under Smuts i n the f i r s t World War; Professor Emeritus H.H.Read, ex-Dean of -the R.C.S.| and Mr C J.R.Sams. S i r W i l l i a m Penney was unable to be present e i t h e r l a s t year or t h i s , and "the document w i l l be sent to him by post?

The Reetor opened by welcoming the many guests and f r i e n d s of the College, and i n p a r t i c u l a r the Vice-Chancellor of the u n i v e r s i t y . He b e l i e v e d that t h i s was the f i r s t time that the Vice-Chancellor had attended the Commemoration Day c e l e brations . Dr Linatead r e f e r r e d to the r a p i d growth of the College. "When we assemb l e d here l a s t year the number of f u l l time students was 2,215. Today i t i s 2,450, an increase of 235. The o v e r a l l increase i n the four years of our expansion i s now 800. By t h i s c r i t e r i o n we are sere than half-way to the target given us by the Government i n 1953. The number of new professorships and readerships has gone up by f i f t e e n since we l a s t assembled i n t h i s H a l l :

"The second q u a l i t y that a student must possess i s an enquiring mind. The true student seeks knowledge f o r i t s own sake. C e r t a i n l y a primary e f f o r t must be made to obtain an understanding of baaic p r i n c i p l e s , but we must avoid becoming f a c t u a l l y muscle-bound. A l l of us, new students and o l d a l i k e , require to exerc i s e good Judgment.

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" I would also l i k e to say a word about an unusual event of the College year. A year ago the Hungarian r i s i n g ocourred and a considerable number of Hungarian u n i v e r s i t y students case to t h i s country needing help; academic h e l p and food and s h e l t e r . The College made a great e f f o r t , which involved Governors, students past and present, s t a f f and t h e i r wives. We set up at short notice an emergency h o s t e l i n whioh some twenty Hungarian students l i v e d ; s i x Hungarians became f u l l - t i m e students of the College l a s t year and there are ten t h i s year. I n a l l a sum of over £1,500 has been contributed to the r e l i e f of Hungarian students, I would l i k e to thank a l l those who helped*:

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The Rector also had something to •ay on the subject of student residence, "Last year we had accommodation f o r 105 students, today the f i g u r e i s 153. This i s p i t i f u l l y small f o r a College of our s i z e . However, the plans f o r the new £150,000 Weeks H a l l , t o be erected I n the Worth-West corner of Prince's Gardens, hare now been drawn up and approved. " . . i t i s w i t h great pleasure that I oan announce tills afternoon a piece of stop-press news. We hare now been given a u t h o r i t y to proceed w i t h the clearance of the e x i s t i n g d e r e l i c t b u i l d i n g s on the s i t e , not merely of Weeks H a l l , but of the e n t i r e College property on the East sad South sides i f the square. The negot i a t i o n s i n which we are involved are long, complicated and sometimes wearisome. But here i s another hurdle cleared';

S i r Alexander stated that he was an unrepentant representative of i n d ustry."A purposeful business enterprise? he said,"properly run w i t h a l l regardto i t s many r e s p o n s i b i l i t i e s to the community. .. .serves the peoples j u s t as e f f e c t i v e l y . . . . a s those who are d i r e c t l y concerned i n education? That was one p a r a l l e l between I.C. and I.C.I. There was another,"Both organisations, I would suggest, were fortunate i n t h i s process of amalgamating d i s t i n c t but e s s e n t i a l l y a l l i e d c o n s t i t u e n t s . . . . i n both our cases has been a source of strength and a source of i n s p i r a t i o n ?

"There i s no doubt i n my mind" S i r Alexander affirmed,"that the organisations best....able to advance on the present f l o o d t i d e of t e c h n i c a l progress are those i n which the s p i r i t of studentship s t r ongly s u r v i v e s . The student i s one who should be at h i s most receptive to new ideas, who maintains long a f t e r he has put behind him h i s formal College educati o n a f l e x i b l e mind and an evergreen capa c i t y f o r enjoyment i n many branches of knowledge.

The Rector presented h i s report on the progress of the College d u r i n g l a s t year, and the Choir then sang " B l e s t F a i r of Sirens" w i t h " . . s a i n t l y shout and solemn j u b i l e e . . " Viscount Falmouth now introduced S i r Alexander F l e c k , Chairman of I.C.I., who, i n h i s speech, brought out some of the p a r a l l e l i s m s between I.C. and I.C.I., and made some very cogent remarks on students and Industry. V i s count Falmouth brought the Ceremony to a c l o s e , and the proceedings ended w i t h "God save the Queen" and the Recession.

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c l o s e l y connected w i t h our " o f f i c i a l l y induced middle-age spread*: Our great development scheme was a cause f o r r e j o i c i n g . He r e c a l l e d that there was a chronic shortage of technologists even i n the f i r s t century AJ>.,when the Emperor Trajan r e p l i e d to the younger P l i n y ' s request f o r t e c h n i c a l assistance i n the Middle E a s t : " I scarcely have enough engineers to deal w i t h works i n and about Rome*:

I n h i s i n t r o d u c t i o n of the S p e c i a l V i s i t o r , Visoount Falmouth s a i d that the presence of S i r Alexander Fleck symboli s e d the close t i e s between Imperial C o l lege and i n d u s t r y . Aa Chairman of I.C.I, and President-elec t of the B r i t i s h Ass o c i a t i o n , S i r Alexander needed no i n t r o duction to t h i s audience. He had been t r a i n e d as a s c i e n t i s t , w r i t i n g a t h e s i s on the chemistry of the radio-elements, and had now become a great administrator, chairman of a company worth £500 m i l l i o n . This wai a very cheering and encouraging s i g n of the times. S i r Alexander expressed h i s g r a t i f i c a t i o n at being asked to be Special V i s i t o r , p a r t i c u l a r l y so i n the J u b i l e e year of the College c h a r t e r . We eould contemplate w i t h s a t i s f a c t i o n based on f i f t y years* experience the successful welding together of the three c o n s t i t uent Colleges, there was every i n d i c a t i o n ef a y o u t h f u l s p i r i t ef adventure.

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"These are some of the i n t e l l e c t u a l aarks of the good student. However, the most valuable student i s the one who combines i n t e l l e c t w i t h character. Character i s a somewhat vague term but, so f a r aa industry i s concerned, i t oan at l e a s t be made manifest i n terms of leadership and we can a l l recognise leadership when we see a w i l l i n g n e s s to accept r e s p o n s i b i l i t y and at an appropiate point i n time to make decisions? Important also were "understanding and comradeship" "But i f character manifests I t s e l f i n leadership, i t s essence i s to be found i n the i n d i v i d u a l personality. Our students aast have l i v e l y well-stocked minds and we should l i k e then to be leaders. But above a l l l e t thea be i n d i v i d u a l s . I n an age ef machines and machinery, the p e r s o n a l i t y of the i n d i v i d u a l i s somet h i n g to be guarded....and to be developed te i t s f u l l e a p a e i t y . l t i s a high Imp e r i a l concept to create a u n i t y out of d i v e r s i t y without damaging what i s v a l uable i n that d i v e r s i t y ?


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. YHA. Commemoration B a l l t h i s year waa a t Claxidges, where one would expeet the height of luxury — at a p r i c e . S u r p r i s i n g l y enough one d i d not need to spend very mush money i f ones consumption of a l c o h o l was c u r t a i l e d ; the orange squash was free'.

The excellent running b u f f e t more than compensated f o r the l a c k of "ample s e a t i n g accommodation'.' Waiters d i d not seem to expect a t i p , and one of them r e t i r e d gratef u l l y pocketing a halfpenny which mistaken".y was put on h i s t r a y i n r e t u r n f o r some orange squash.

The President of I.C. was n a t u r a l l y there, looking as i f he very often attended these B a l l s : upon entering the ballroom each couple was announced by a l i v e r i e d flunkey to the President and h i s lady.

The Boomalaka whioh seems to have become t r a d i t i o n a l at the B a l l provided a rousing f i n a l e to a f u n c t i o n we oan a l l thoroughly recommend.

"The aims and purposes of an U n i v e r s i t y Education" was the t i t l e of t h i s sessions f i r s t Touchstone weekend. The guest speak e r , Prof. A.R. Ubbelohde of the Chemical Engineering Department, introduced the subject i n a masterly manner, showing i n h i s t a l k the advantages of a wide education. PROBLEMS WHERE ART MEETS SCIENCE. The burden of v o c a t i o n a l t r a i n i n g has t o be c a r r i e d by an U n i v e r s i t y , hence i t i s e s s e n t i a l that a l i b e r a l education be planned so t h a t graduates might gain an i n s i g h t i n t o the wealth and breadth of human understanding. I t must be decided whether such an education upsets profess, i o n a l e f f i c i e n c y , and a l s o whether planned courses are a good t h i n g . A M u l t i - f a c u l t y a d m i n i s t r a t i o n had i t s shortcomings; P r o f . X. o f f e r e d f o r some important medical research might require P r o f Y. might receive f o r excavating minor Greek r u i n s , f o r which would s u f f i o e . I t seemed that i n such oases many problems would a r i s e , and i n f a c t they d i d so.

•It i s an i n t e r e s t i n g f a c t that the t a s t i n g of I t a l i a n wines i s seldom i n cluded i n the programme of leading wine establishments. Everyone who attended the meeting on October 29th. w i l l agree that t h i s i s a grave omission. Pew countries can boast of a greater output or v a r i e t y , which even surpasses t h a t of Prance.

The professor s a i d he had few regrets f o r h i s own education, and r e c a l l e d one small but t y p i c a l example of the Oxbridge way of l i f e : a o e r t a i n P r o f e s s o r Poppledopple, who had dug up a seductive marble t o r s o i n Tuscany, emerging from h i s bestatued rooms only on y e r y rare occasions, t o s h u f f l e laorossi the' Quad w i t h the t o r s o under h i s arm!

Mr. R u f f i n o , who spoke at very short n o t i c e , d e l i v e r e d a t a l k remarkable f o r i t s b r e v i t y and i t s preoise s c i e n t i f i c nature containing 1.J* by volume of s o l i d matter,...."

The v a r i e d nature c f I t a l i a n wines i s such t h a t i t i s impossible t o cover the whole range i n the time a v a i l a b l e . Members t a s t e d no fewer than eight v a r i e t i e s , a summary of whioh i s given below :O h i a n t i . This i s the most well-known I t a l i a n wine i n t h i s country, and i t s b r i g h t and l i v e l y appearance makes an immediate appeal t o the eye and the p a l a t e , the straw-covered f l a s k adding g r e a t l y t o i t s attractiveness. V a l p o l i o e l l a Superiore and B a n d o l i n e These two pleasant beverage wines are much l i g h t e r i n body and c o l o u r than C h i a n t i . Barolo. Often described as the King of . I t a l i a n wines, i t i s b i g and f u l l - b o d i e d w i t h a r i c h ruby c o l o u r and a fragrant bouquet, having some of the characteri s t i c s of Burgundy. A s t i Spumante. This wine i s a product of the muscatel grape and i s one of the most famous s p a r k l i n g wines i n the world, "Opening w i t h a pop that promises d e l i g h t " . More l u s c i o u s than champagne, i t has great p o p u l a r i t y w i t h the l a d i e s . Cinzano Bianco and Vermouth. These are much heavier wines than t h e i r predecessors and have a c h a r a c t e r i s t i c aroma and f l a v o u r .

The r e t u r n t r i p was made v i a Cambridge and Pinching f i e l d with several stops f o r "brew-ups". A nucleus of c y c l i s t s has now been formed and i t i s hoped to see them again on the A l f r i s t o n weekend (walkers and c y c l i s t s ) on the 16/17th. November.

t o have a general d i s c u s s i o n . He f e l t , s a i d , on many occasions l i k e Polonius i n Hamlet...(did you know, as tha professor pointed out,that Hamlet was Shakespeare's only undergraduate?)

DISCUSSION. A f t e r dinner, three groups formed t o discuss some questions posed by the professor. These included whether i t was l e g . i t i m a t e t o give time and opportunity f o r other studies during an undergraduate course? How f a r can the techniques o f U n i v e r s i t y education be planned from above'; Do students make adequate use of the d i v erse educated pleasures i n London? Should a l l Undergraduates aim t o l i v e away from home: and how oan one keep f i t w i t h a l l the claims on one's time during term? DOWN WITH CHEMISTRY. I t was f e l t that the l e c t u r e courses contained too much chaff, e s p e c i a l l y work that had already been covered at school, and that as there were minimum entrance requirements, these oourses should be d r a a t i o a l l y r e v i s e d . Among the more encouraging f a c t s was that t h i r d year Guildsman spend at l e a s t one morning a week at L.S.E.

On planning a broad education, he asse r t e d that i t can go t o extremes: c i t i n g as an example the arrangement of l i b r a r i e s . The C l a s s i c i s t s t r y t o have A r i s t o t l e o r V i r g i l interspersed w i t h Shaw and Shakespeare, so that brousers f i n d things they don't want t o read as they search f o r that which they do. ^he S c i e n t i s t s on the other hand p r e f e r t h e i r l i b r a r i e s arranged i n a u n i v e r s a l way such thet a l l books on a given subject s h a l l be together.

THE EDUCATED MAN.

Last Sunday I.C. B i d i n g Club c o n t i n ued i t s explorations of the E n g l i s h eountrrside with a four hour r i d e i n ths C h i l t s r n s . Bo accidents occurred (not quite1) "and a l l eight r i d e r s enjoyed themselves. Some of ths scenery was almost too good to be t r u e , i t looked ss though i t had come s t r a i g h t out of a t o u r i s t pamphlet. J.L.S.

The h o s t e l warden turned out to be a g i r l of about 24, extremely a t t r a c t i v e , but married. The h o s t e l i t s e l f i s eqipped w i t h a f a s c i n a t i n g but defunct m i l l apparatus -ther e were no o a s u a l i t i e s i n the millpond.

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On Saturday Oct. 26th. seven members made t h e i r various ways to Houghton H i l l Youth Hostel near Huntington to inaugurate the c y c l i n g section of the group.

The professor ocntinued by saying that an educated man's knowledge was u n i f i e d , i . e . there were no c l e a r cut boundaries between one subject and the next. He quoted L e i b n i t z as an example! there was a man, b r i l l i a n t i n h i s c o n t r i b u t i o n s t o Mathematics and Philosopy, who a l s o had a not undistinguished career as a d i p l o m a t i s t At t h i s point the professor pointed out t h a t there was a beer b o t t l e i n the chande l i e r , and stressed the importance o f s o c i a l intercourse. Much good cams of a few people meeting together over a drink

Pleasure was considered a personal problem, and everyone should be able t o use h i s l e i s u r e hours as he chose provided h i s work was w e l l done. There was unanimous hate f o r the methods of the Chemistry Department i n e x t o r t i n g work from longs u f f e r i n g students, e s p e c i a l l y the l e c t u r e r who expooted h i s research students to work a hour week; and the t u t o r s who recommended that undergraduates should take l i t t l e or no part i n extra-mural a c t i v i t i e s reminding them that the l a b o r a t o r i e s are open f o r work from 9 a.m« t o 5.30 p.m. SOME BROADENING SUGGESTIONS. Suggestions f o r f u r t h e r n o n - s c i e n t i f i c studies were C i v i o s , Languages and E n g l i s h L i t e r a t u r e . The presence of smaller C o l l eges prompted the suggestion that t h e i r Hall 3 of residence should be integrated so that each H a l l contained students working i n d i f f e r e n t f a o u l t i e s . The secreta r i a l c o l l e g e s could be included e a s i l y i n t h i s plan, as t h i s would give a s t i m u l a t i n g e f f e c t on a student's l i f e t I t waa thought that a l l f i r s t and t h i r d year students should l i v e i n H a l l s of Residence, while second year students should l i v e i n lodgings, whioh are an education i n themselves. Opinions on keeping f i t , v a r i e d from the squash-fiends and the rutmers-roundtho-park, t o those who thought that auv form of p h y s i c a l exertio n was bad f o r the mind. "Whereof wo cannot speak, we must needs be s i l e n t * .


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C o l l i n a Second I n U.L. T r i a l s

Hard H i t By I n j u r i e s

Although s e v e r e l y h i t by i n j u r i e s , I.C. 1st.17 have won f i v e o f t h e i r eight matches t o date. With a weakened s i d e , I.C. beat TJ.C. by pta. t o whioh augurs w e l l f o r a p o s s i b l e Cup meeting. Against Hcsslyn Park, I.C. were leading through t r i e s ay Smith and G i l b e r t when almost simultaneously they l o s t t h e i r hooker Gibbons, w i t h a f r a c t u r e d toe, and t h e i r centre Brougham, w i t h a out head. They f i n a l l y l o s t 8 Against the strong St. Mary's H o s p i t a l 'A' aide, I.C. lost although l o s i n g Richards, a f t e r minutes, w i t h a broken bone i n h i s hand.

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l.C.W.S.C. Hookey V i c t o r y The hookey team had a well-earned v i c t o r y over King's College I I l a s t Saturday, the f i n a l score being At half-time King's were l e a d i n g but i n the second h a l f I.C. made an a l l - o u t e f f o r t and completely.outplayed the opposing team. Table Tennis The t a b l e t e n n i s team put up a good f i g h t against Royal Holloway, the match ending i n a drew,

On Cot. I.C. s u f f e r e d a p a i n f u l defeat at the hands of King's College on t h e i r course o f -J- m i l e s . I.C. produced t h e f i r s t three men home, but King's then packed.a s o l i d bunch o f s i x , whioh promptly decided the r e s u l t . A small band of I.C. men entered the .Oct. a t P a r l i a U.L. T r i a l s on Sat. ment H i l l F i e l d s . We congratulate John C o l l i n s on h i s f i n e e f f o r t i n ooming second t o S h i l l i t o e o f L.S.E. Our freshers A.Brash and A. Brown d i d very w e l l t o finish and resulting i n the former being j u s t i n and the l a t t e r j u s t out of the U n i v e r s i t y second team. F o r the r e s t o f the band, the beat t h a t can be a a i d I s that they packed extremely w e l l , but unfortunately w e l l t o the r e a r of the f i e l d . On Oct. the second team defeated Borough Road on the I.C. course at P e t e r sham by a very s m a l l margin. Only the l o w l y p o s i t i o n s o f the l a s t two scoring men from Borough Road caused t h e i r defeat. Brown r a n e x c e l l e n t l y t e record b i s f i r s t match v i c t o r y f o r I.C. F i n a l l y , on Nov., a t Hayes i n Kent I.C. came t h i r d toflensbury and Lloyds Bank but defeated Barclays and the Stock Exchange. However, the h i g h l y ooaplex course oan be l a r g e l y blamed f o r our f a i l u r e . F o r the second successive year, a number o f I.C. men pioneered t h e i r owa r o u t e s , whioh were r a t h e r longer than the o f f i c i a l course. Our f i r s t man home was J.Conway, who f i n i s h e d out o f a f i e l d of K.Wall ran'sanely, f o r a change, and s t a r t i n g a t the baok moved through the f i e l d t o f i n i s h instea d of s t a r t i n g at the f r o n t and s t e a d i l y dropping back, and back,... The past f o r t n i g h t cannot be c a l l e d s u c c e s s f u l by any s t r e t c h o f imagination. The top men i n the Club axe running w e l l , but the •middLe" o f t h e Club i s f a r below l a s t year'a standard. F u l l your socks up, I.C.C.C.C., or the U.L. Championships w i l l be l o s t S

I.C. Cut Of U.L. Cup The Soccer 1st.XI has had two setbacks r e c e n t l y . A f t e r winning s i x games i n a row, and soaring 31 goals t o 8 against, we were defeated by U.C. i n a League match by goals t o 4, and by King'a -2, a f t e r e x t r a time, i n the f i r s t round of the Cup. U.O. had a f l y i n g s t a r t i n t h i s important match when they scored two goals i n the f i r s t t e n minutes. However, I.C. fought baok strongly, w i t h goals by Codling(2), Wank and Paddle, t o lead 4-2. For most o f the second h a l f , the p l a y was v e r y even, but the l a s t f i f t e e n minutes proved disastrous ; U.C. obtained three more g o a l s , the winner ooming i n the l a s t seconds of the game. The obvious lesson t o be learne d from t h i s i s t h a t the team must p l a y a l l - o u t f o r the f u l l mins. Again i n the King's match I.C. conceded a g o a l I n the opening minutes. Although I.C. soon equalised, King's continued t o p l a y the b e t t e r f o o t b a l l whilst 1 placed too much r e l i a n c e on l o n g b a l l s down the middle, many o f whioh were intercepted. I f I.C. had had as much c o n t r o l as they had enthouslasm, the r e s u l t would have been mare favourable. The 2nd., 3rd., and 4 t h . teams have won a l l t h e i r League matches t o date, the 4th. X I record being wins and a goal average of against The 5th. X I r e s u l t s have not been quite ao good, but t h i s i s r a t h e r t o be expected from a newly-farmed experimental team. Club record t o date:P W DL 8 lat. . XI . XI 8 8*0 . XI . XI

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SWIMMING HOCKEY 1.0. Win Two Matches The l a s t two weeks have seen the s t a r t of a s e r i e s of matches f o r the Swimming Club. I n a recent match against U.C. the I.C. team took f i r s t place i n every event. B.Beckett gave I.C. t h e i r f i r s t w i n , i n the 100 yards f r e e s t y l e , w i t h A.Cowen i n t h i r d place. The u n i v e r s i t y Champion, R.Loveman, had no d i f f i c u l t y i n winning the breast stroke w i t h P . H i l l s a good second. In the absence of R.Harford, Spokes gained an easy win i n the baok stroke, w i t h W.Corrigan second, despite h i s reluctance to swim. In the team r e l a y , R.Larson gave I.C. a good s t a r t , which was maintained by the r e s t of the team. Result: I.C. 37 p t s . TJ.C. 21 p t s . Polo r e s u l t : I.C. won 9-1.

Last F r i d a y I.C. played Q.M.C. aad, despite having a weakened team, and tha i n a b i l i t y of one member t o f i n d the baths, won by 30-28 p o i n t s . I n t e r n a t i o n a l Tasker won two events f o r Q.M.C. but wins I n the r e l a y s deolded the match i n our favour. The polo team d i d not play w e l l f o r the f i r s t h a l f and were a t one time -4-1 down. Improving i n the second h a l f they reduced the d e f i c i t , but despite two goals by B.Hart, l o s t 4-3.

F i r s t X I S t i l l Unbeaten

The blockey Club continues t o be v i c t o r i o u s . L a s t Wednesday, I.C. 1 s t . beat U.C. 1 s t . -1, and cn Saturday Q.M.C. 1 s t . 4 Against U.C. the h a l f time score was 1-1, but the I.C. team asserted i t s s u p e r i o r i t y i n the second h a l f . Tha Q.M.C. match was s i m i l a r ; the I.C. team appears t o wear down the opposition by strong h i t t i n g and running and by general fitness. Results: Oct.26th. I.C. 1 s t . 3 Aahford I.C. 2nd. 2 Aahford I.C. 3rd. Aahford

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Of the f i v e f i x t u r e s arranged f o r Oct. two were cancelled, we won two and l o s t one. We were beaten 4-1 by a strong team from Middlesex H o s p i t a l , but In two o f the t l e a the opponents were forced four times t o match point. We were v i c t o r i o u s against Southampton, beating them by games t o 2; t h i s i s a new and enjoyable f i x t u r e . Last Thursday evening we met an o l d r i v a l , the School of O r i e n t a l and A f r i c a n Studies, and defeated them 4-1. So much f a r the 1 s t . V. The standard o f p l a y of the 2nd. teem i a highe r than l a s t year, although they have s t a r t e d the season w i t h but mixed success. P o t e n t i a l l y t h i s i s a strong 2nd. V, and under the able leadership of Bob Lloyd i t should do great things. Both teems would b e n e f i t from prof e s s i o n a l poaching, and we have been t r y ing since J u l y t o f i n d a coach, ao f a r without success. However, a p o s s i b i l i t y has a t l a s t a r i s e n , and correspondence i s i n progress. The enthousiaatio i n t e r e s t demonstrated by newcomers t o the Club i s laudable, and they are encouraged t o make the most o f the Club's f a c i l i t i e s ( a t 5/- per annua) e s p e c i a l l y the Ladder. A p l a y e r who s u c c e s s f u l l y climbs the Ladder w i l l thereby win a place i n the teem and represent the College. There's a l s o Sport i n tha o f f i n g : we have a re gula r f i x t u r e w i t h the U.L. Ladies .!

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