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A m e d i c a l f a c u l t y f o r IC i s recommended i n t h e R e p o r t o f t h e R o y a l Commission on M e d i c a l E d u c a t i o n p u b l i shed t h i s month. The R e p o r t recommends t h a t the number o f L o n d o n M e d i c a l Schools Barts h o u l d be h a l v e d by merging S t , holomewfe w i t h L o n d o n , U n i v e r s i t y College w i t h the Royal F r e e , Middlesex with St, Mary's, Guy's with King's C o l l e g e , Westminster with Charing Cross and S t . George's w i t h S t , Thomas's. Each of these should have an i n t a k e o f a b o u t 200 students per year a n d a r o u n d 1000 t o t a l , and each should become t h e m e d i c a l f a c u l t y o f a L o n don college. If these recommendations are c a r r i e d out the W e s t m i n s t e r - C h a r i n g C r o s s c o m b i n a t i o n w o u l d become the medical faculty of I . C . The Charing C r o s s H o s p i t a l at present has plans t o r e b u i l d i n J u l h a m and has recom mendation f o r an intake of 70-80 students per year. The r e p o r t r e c ommends t h a t i f , a s s e e m s l i k e l y , no room i s a v a i l a b l e on the I . G . s i t e , t h a t t h e p r e - c l i n i c a l department!* able t o t a k e a r o u n d 200 students a year s h o u l d be b u i l t i n C h e l s e a b y t h e R o y a l Marsden and Brosipton H o s p i t a l on P u l h a m R o a d , The p r o p o s e d I . C . - W e s t m i n s t e r Charing C r o s s H o s p i t a l teaching group would a l s o take i n the Royal Marsden H o s p i t a l , the I n s t i t u t e of Cancer Research, the Brompton H o s p i t a l , the I n s t i t u t e f o r Diseases of the Chest, the N a t i o n a l Heart H o s p i t a l and the Institute of Cardiology. The I n s t i t u t e o f D e n i a l S u r g e r y and the E a s t e r n D e n t a l H o s p i t a l would be associated with the group. Even i f the recommendations of the Report are acted upon i t i s likel y t o b e many y e a r s b e f o r e t h e y mat erialize.

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A m o d e r a t e , T r e v o r F & s K , was e l e c t e d as P r e s i d e n t to succeed Geoff Martin, another Moderate. 5'isle was Straw, elected i n preference to Jack a R a d i c a l Student A l l i a n c e sympathise e r , by a two-to-one m a j o r i t y a f t e r a n i g h t o f d i s c u s s i o n on w h e t h e r he According to was q u a l i f i e d t o s t a n d . t h e NUS c o n s t i t u t i o n t h e candidates must be f u l l - t i n e s t u d e n t s . For the full p a s t two y e a r s F i s k h a s b e e n time secretary of the Union although he r e c e n t l y s i g n e d o n as a s t u d e n t at There is s t i l l the Middle Temple* the p o s s i b i l i t y of l e g a l proceedings being taken to d i s q u a l i f y him. A l l t h e m a j o r p o s t s went t o p r e s e n t members o f t h e e x e c u t i v e . Jack S t r a w was e l e c t e d d e p u t y p r e s e n t , I a n C u n n i n g h a m , a t p r e s e n t t r e a s u r e r , was e l e c t e d - s e c r e t a r y and A l b e r t Preston treasurer* On t h e Monday t h e c o n f e r e n c e was addroosed by M r . Edward Heath, Leader o f the O p p o s i t i o n , who, i n answer t o questions said that the Conservatives, when r e t u r n e d t o p o w e r , w o u l d n o t subs t i t u t e loans f o r grants to under g r a d u a t e s b u t w o u l d "keep a n o p e n mind" about loans t o graduate students, M r . H e a t h was g i v e n a warm r e c e p t i o n . On t h e f i n a l d a y o f t h e c o n f e r ence G e off M a r t i n warned o f outside i n t e r f e r e n ce i n student a f f a i r s and r e v e a l e d t h a t he h a d r e c e i v e d letters sent t o students at L i v e r p o o l Unive r s i t y by a C o n s e r v a t i v e ex-MP a s k i n g f o r d e t a i l s about student l e a d e r s and the RSA. ED: T h i s report i s d i s t u r b i n g l y remin i s c e n t o f the s i t u a t i o n i n the USA where a f i l e - on student l e a d e r s and a c t i v i t i e s i s kept by the F B I . (.n p o l i c y m a t t e r s t h e conference threw cut the i d e a o f book vouchers t o repla.ee the p r e s e n t a l l o c a t i o n of £30 p e r y e a r i n t h e g r a n t a n d e x p r e » ~ sed d i s s a t i s f a c t i o n with the present system o f eliminations., ("You might as w e l l give k f i r s t to everyone over * ° s one s e n t i m e n t exsix feat tall" pressed) and w i t k the B . E d degree.

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T e c h n i c i a n s at IC are t h r e a t e n ! to s t r i k e i f the U n i v e r s i t y o f London refuses to increase t h e i r special London cost of l i v i n g allowance. The d i s p u t e has been d r a g g i n g on f o r f i v e m o n t h s now a n d i n v o l v e s t e c h n i c a l s t a f f at colleger: a l l over London* It i s b e l i e v e d that i f the A s s o c i a t i o n o f S c i e n t i f i c , T e c h n i c a l and Managerial S t a f f s ( r e c e n t l y formed a merger between A . S . S . E . T . and the A.Sc.W) sanctions s t r i k e action, a work stoppage c o u l d be f i n a n c e d t o the t u n e o f £ 1 0 , 0 0 0 a week, e n a b l i n g t h e 500 U n i o n members t o s t a r o u t f o a considerable time. Union Branch Secretary, M r . Rar F a i r b r o t h e r , said that the Universit, G r a n t s Committee have agreed t o pay the increase i f the U n i v e r s i t y wish, but the U n i v e r s i t y decided to r e f e r t h e m a t t e r t o t h e P r i c e s and Incomes board, a l t h o u g h they t h i n k the claim i s r e a s o n a b l e . The U n i v e r s i t y i s a l s i i n s i s t i n g on a corresponding increase f o r academic s t a f f , although the A s s o c i a t i o n o f U n i v e r s i t y T e a c h e r s "hi . not asked f o r one. The M i n i s t r y o f Labour has s a i d that the reference of the c l a i m to the PIB by the U n i v e r s i i s an outrageous procedure. M r , F a i r b r o t h e r c a l l e d the U n i v e r s i t y a c t i o n " i l l o g i c a l and u n j u s t " , e s p e c i a l l y ~ a r t h e c o s t o f t h e i n c r e a s e c a n be c l a i r . ed f r o m U G C . The t e c h n i c i a n s a r e als< annoyed because the London allowance f o r workers i n s i m i l a r categories in the C i v i l S e r v i c e , has r e c e n t l y been increased. !

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"Somebody m i s s e d t h e i r c h a n c e a Hammay r e c e n t l y s t a r t e d h i s a u t o w h i l e a g o , " I s a i d , "when t h e y d i d n ' t b i o g r a p h y w h i c h s h o u l d b e r e a d a t 78 have a l l the student f a c i l i t i e s put W«^p^ffi#f<i • • • t o g e t h e r l i k e everywhere e l s e . look I s t r e t c h e d m y s e l f out on the at S h e f f i e l d , Newcastle, Nottingham. hot sand at J a n e ' s f e e t and sucked They've everything under one roof. t h e t o e s she h a d j u s t d i p p e d i n t o the And i t i s n ' t even c e r t a i n we'11 have i c e - c o l d V i e i l C u r . | f e l t her body s o c i e t y m e e t i n g rooms p r o v i d e d i n t h e of my come a l i v e b e t w e e n t h e s o l e s future. A l l t h e p r e s e n t U n i o n rooms feet. "There are o n l y f i v e nibbles of any s i z e are throughways t o somet o e a c h f o o t , " I murmured t h r o u g h the where e l s e . Having meetings there * s sand-drenched drink. "Talk t o me," l i k e p l a y i n g rugger on the Mh. W e ' l l she s i g h e d . "I'm just r e a d i n g the have a serau'-deim where he got ran Royal Commission on M e d i c a l E d u c a t i o n " o v e r . S o t h i s t i m e , l e t ' s jump i n I said. BOAC a l w a y s f l y s u c h t h i n g s and t r y t o get a m e d i c a l f a c u l t y . An d t 6 me o n h o l i d a y . They r a r e l y hold l e t ' s have i t r i g h t t h e r e i n South much i n t e r e s t f o r me: t h a t seems t o Ken." " I t seems a l o n g way a w a y . " "A a p p l y t o the Government as w e l l . decade, perhaps," I s a i d . " I meant " M a y b e I caft t e l l y o u w h a t y o u w a n t three thousand m i l e s . " "Seven h o u r s ' t o know," she w h i s p e r e d , "They've r e - i s not l o n g , " I s a i d . ex" I wasn't commended t h e a m a l g a m a t i o n o f the p e c t i n g t h a t w h e n 1 s a i d ' t a l k t o me'" Westminster and C h a r i n g C r o s s M e d i c a l she s a i d . "Just a J a n e r e a c t i o n , " I s c h o o l s and' t h e y want t o t u r n t h e said. "Why m u s t y o u a l w a y s b e m a k i n g mixture i n t o the M e d i c a l F a c u l t y of p l a n s ? " she a s k e d . " R i g h t now I'm I.C. A quick f l i p reveals . , " "OoH, p l a n n i n g a non-event n i n e months d o t h a t a g a i n , " she m o a n e d . " A q u i c k ahead," I said. f l i p through the s t a t i s t i c s reveals" I c o n t i n u e d , " t h a t 25?' o f t h e studencs Footnote: the c h a r a c t e r s h e r p o r t r a y g o i n g i n t o o u r new medical faculty e d r e p r e s e n t no known p e r s o n a l i t i e s w o u l d be women." Baron Corvo. I s t a r t e d t o d r a w a map i n t h e s a n d . ''"What*s t h a t ? " she rasped, r u n n i n g out o f v e r b s . "The central b l o c k on the South Ken s i t e , " I t o l d h e r j " I t ' s a p i t y no one p o i n t e d out what a b a d i d e a i t was t o have more student r e c r e a t i o n a l facilities there. Another bar, another lounge, another c a f e t e r i a. How are the s t u d e n t s meant t o a c t i n c o n c e r t when A f t e r weeks o f doubt t h e b i l l t h e y ' r e s p l i t i n t h r e e ? " "The en f o r t h e May B a l l h a s f i n a l l y b e e n l a r g e d c o n c e r t h a l l , " she suggested. arranged. I never found her funny. "But," I The m a i n m u s i c a l a t t r a c t i o n w i l l s a i d , "I suppose w i t h a r c h i t e c t s a n d be J u l i e D r i s c o l l w i t h the B r i a n medics, w e ' l l have another thousand Auger T r i n i t y . 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ED: W h e n s e e n b y FELIX M r M . J . D a v i e s, Secretary of the C o l l e g e , stated that n o d e r e c t i v e h a d come f r o m t h e C o l l e g e to p u t t h e c a l l s t h r o u g h t o Miss Nolan. Mrs Robinson admitted to i n s t r u c t i n g Para, the reception! go r e - r o u t e t h e c a l l s , b u t said that

Phoenix During the Easter vacation a Government m i n i s t e r d e c l a r e d t h a t it was n e c e s s a r y t h a t t h e f u t u r e t e c h n o c r a t s o f t h i s c o u n t r y s h o u l d be e d This is ucated i n ' l i b e r a l a r t s ' . n o t a new i d e a j t h e A m e r i c a n s h a v e been s t r i v i n g f o r y e a r s t p prd&uce an ' a l l - r o u n d man' b u t i n B r i t a i n t h i s i s s t i l l c o n s i d e r e d t o be a ' p r o g r e s sive' ideal. T h e p u b l i c a t i o n s a t IS" show t h a t t h e c o l l e g e ' s o n l y inventive t r a i t is i n a s t r i c t l y scientific field. PHOENIX, w h i c h s e t s out t o be a l i t e r a r y m a g a z i n e , a p p e a r s at the begi n n i n g o f t h i s term and w h i l e i t is an improvement on p r e v i o u s y e a r s ' e f f o r t s i t seems t o c o n t a i n a r t i c l e s r e j e c t e d by a paper l i k e the New Statesman. It is p a i n f u l l y un-freaky. A r t i c l e s on ' S u i c i d e ' and ' T e l e v i s i o n a n d t h e News' a r e q u i t e interesting but are b e s t l e f t to the Sunday newspapers. Where PHOENIX c a n s c o r e is by p r i n t i n g short s t o r i e s and p o e t r y . I n t h e p r e s e n t i s s u e t h e r e a r e a few poems a n d o n l y one s h o r t s t o r y . The l a t t e r i s quite p r e t t y , but little more. P o s s i b l y the most interesting a r t i c l e i s one b y A n d y J o r d a n , w h i c h verges on a s e l f - a n a l y s i s a n d ahows t h a t h o w e v e r m u c h we may f a n c y o t h e r w i s e we a r e a l l c a s t i n a s i m i l a r mould. John

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