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ON A POINT OF ORDER, MR. CHAIRMAN I'M BORED

Reds take over IC Union Building M a n y an o l d l . C . student summer.

From

Building

July

w i l l turn in his grave this

21st

to

29th

the

w i l l house some 300 left wingers

Unin.

discussing

the M a r x i s t view of everything from E c o n o m i c s to A r t O L I V E R D O W S O N visits the N U S Emergency Conference on G r a n t s .

heed his words.

Militant

and Design.

a c t i o n , such as sit-ins. a T h e G r a n t s issue is dead, at least u n t i l the start of next year. T h i s was the only message to come out of the N U S E m e r g e n c y Conference on G r a n t s h e l d at Imper-

National

Occupation

W e e k and other " u n s p e c i -

i a l College i n South K e n s i n g t o n o n Saturday. Student leaders n o w have no clue of

fied

what to do next.

decided

against

crushing

majority.

T h e conference was notable a m o n g N U S

confer-

ences for the poor q u a l i t y of the speeches, the almost

Campaign Continues In

commitment has

the G o v e r n -

standing

body. Conference

is fully

this

to continue the c a m p a i g n

campaign

i n order to attempt to sec-

of

stayed to witness the end

ure the demands

Conference

of

triennial

less than

the

400

48-amendment,

seven-hour

debate.

And

the usual cameraderie stay rushed off

home

as they could

as

after-

demands

a b o l i t i o n of

for

the

It was the general i n g before the for

feel-

conference;

many

weeks

beforehand, that it w o u l d a complete

waste

of

time. T h e suspicions were well-founded.

Every

sug-

gestion for new forms action —

was taken in

this

or. indeed,

any action at a l l leaving

of for

was

a

sub-

grants.

The

sion of

government

married

grants next

Conference, that

is

h a r d l y surconvinced the

to w i n a grant

increase, and the m o t i o n ,

ed only to reiterate

the heading of ' C a m p a i g n

eter Easter N a t i o n a l C o n ference.

under

Philosophy.'

The

be

will

sustained

only

problem

'Conference

realises

COUNCIL

they

"aware

are

the magnitude

problem"

of

the

they have

no

way of solving it. strikes

are

to

Rent continue

and be stepped up where possible, a n d

underlies most academic teaching of

been

bored

you w i l l be as

with

campaign

the

as

grants

conference

was on Saturday. Come gale

December.

Annual

Mar-

Conference

w i l l be upon us.

Then

there should be some decisions

and

some

new

policy. It won't be i n the middle of exams, and de-

book-learned

M a r x i s m , not as a dry,

d o g m a f r o m the past, but as a

living

guide to action in the present day. T h e y w i l l be discussing and developing M a r x i s m themselves. Students of the C o m m u n i s t University can attend: 1 Specialist C o u r s e f r o m the f o l l o w i n g : A r t and D e s i g n . Economics, Education History, L a w , Literature, Philosophy, Science and Technology. Sociology or an " I n t r o ductory Course on M a r x i s m . " Plus 1 G e n e r a l C o u r s e f r o m :

M a r x i s t Philosophy.

' M a r x i s t E c o n o m i c s , T h e State and Class struggle, I m perialism. In

a d d i t i o n there are lectures on T h e M a r x i s t

Ap-

proac h to P h i l o s o p h y and H i s t o r y , T h e M a r x i s t V i e w of M a n , B r i t i s h R o a d to S o c i a l i s m . The

course on Science and Technology

should

legates w i l l be in a c o n -

pecially interest I.C. students few

ference m o o d i n f a m i l i a r

heard a M a r x i s t viewpoint on the controversies

surroundings. U n t i l

in the scientific W o r l d . T o pick out just a few:

then,

every

today.

es-

of w h o m w i l l have raging "Science

one c a n h a r d l y expect the

in A d v a n c e d capitalist S o c i e t y " " T h e Crisis of M a n a n d

campaign

the E n v i r o n m e n t , " " T e c h n o l o g y

to get

off

the

ground — and by D e c e m ber

(say J a n u a r y

before

a n y t h i n g gets going) it w i l l p r o b a b l y be too late.

as a F o r m of S o c i a l

C o n t r o l and D o m i n a t i o n " " M o n o d s , " critique of M a x i s m " in choice and necessity and " T h e

Non-Neutrality

of Science." T h e left i n B r i t a i n have a very poor record for w o r k ing out the theory that underlies their practice.

The

the

Students of L o n d o n , if

envisag-

y o u want a grant increase

A n n u a l C o m m u n i s t University aims to change a l l that.

for

If y o u want to take part or want to k n o w m o r e contact:

this is

only action n o w ed. O n e

speaker

warned

1974/5,

you'd

better

lay y o u r faith in the G o v -

P a u l W a t k i n s , ' M e c h . E n g . P/G or J o h n L a n e , c/o I.C.

strikes into a r e l i g i o n " —

ernment. T h e N U S

U n i o n Office, or write for a Prospectus to: B i l l Sweeney

but

d o m u c h for your cause.

against

that the foundation of

ef-

D

"turning

conference

&

Friday 22nd June 7 for 7.30 p.m. U n i o n B u i l d i n g

to

part

that

throughout the year."

of

contained this gem

cy agreed upon at the E x -

recognises

is an essential

have

you've

If

this year

of the issues i n -

though

stantive m o t i o n that servpoli-

consci-

w o u l d seem to be that a l -

mass action is

only way

the

that b u i l d i n g such a firm

women's

year.

of

a

d u r i n g the a u -

a campaign

hardly

reading the student press

volved is developed w i t h -

of

I need

continue.

i n the student movement.

base

year.

happened

start

envisages

Conference

what's

you

year.

the

term as a

ousness

Mass Action prisingly,

from

escalation

tumn

students'

has already promised revi-

b u i l d i n g the

academic

steady

discretionary

m a r r i e d women

the

campaign

year.

yaer's interim a w a r d , and

Suspicions

crushed,

which

T h e N U S has made especial

tion

be

the

awards, on w h i c h no ac-

wards.

indeed,

at

was

gone, too. T h o s e that d i d fast

decided

review,

happens next

F i r s t l y they w i l l w o r k out their criticisms of the prev a i l i n g bourgeois t h i n k i n g w h i c h , consciously or u n c o n sciously,

assuming

aims.

a

Secondly, they w i l l regard

But,

the task of

O f the 800 delegates and

a n d have

L o n d o n w i l l have two complementary

of

was

Boring

aware of the magnitude of

quate,

students of the 5th C o m m u n i s t U n i v e r s i ty

subject i n the Western w o r l d

know

ment's

inade-

understudent

and the general confusion.

officer as

and

of the

total lack of organisation,

observers,

by

fective mass action is the

brief, the N U S

n o w rejected

militant a c t i o n "

The

did

rent not

won't

16, K i n g Street, L o n d o n W C 2 E 8 H Y .

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STUDENT NEWS

Rent Strike Continues at Reading

ther example o f their feelings a b o u t the D e l a n e y R e p o r t a n d the t w o A level requirement f o r the D i p A D .

14 Students t o b e d i s c i p l i n e d

Maidstone College of Art Exhibition

Despite set b a c k s the rent strike still continues a t R e a d i n g . A l t h o u g h everyb o d y p a i d t h e i r h a l l fees f o r last t e r m , a b o u t 1,400 are w i t h h o l d i n g rent f or the summer term. T w o weeks a g o t h e authorities at R e a d i n g w r o t e t o the parents of a l l students w h o h a d n o t p a i d last term's h a i l fees. T h e letter that ithey sent threatened the parents w i t h legal a c t i on i f the m o n e y o w i n g to t h e U n i v e r s i t y w a s n o t p a i d p r o m p t l y . Since that letter w a s sent a l l the money o w i n g f r o m last t e r m has been p a i d . I n protest against t h e U n i versity's a c t i o n, w h i c h the President o f the U n i o n , M a r k C a n n , described as m o r a l b l a c k m a i l , a n o c c u p a t i o n w as started. H o w e v e r i t w a s d i s c o n t i n u e d o n the first evening after the V i c e C h a n c e l l o r h a d entered the o c c u p i e d b u i l d i n g w i t h others, t o see i f a n y o f t h e people t a k i n g part c o u l d be identified. F o u r teen people were identified a n d internal d i s c i p l i n a r y a c t i on is to b e t a k e n against them. T h e V i c e C h a n c e l l o r himself is to be judge, prosecutor a n d j u r y . T h e students a t R e a d i n g are t r y i n g t o delay the d i s c i p l i n a r y hearings u n t i l after exams have finished o n 12 J u n e . T h e y a r e w r i t i n g t o t h e secretary o f the d i s c i p l i n a r y committee saying that the V i c e C h a n c e l l o r i s t o o deeply i n volved a n d c o m m i t t e d o n one side to be an i m p a r t i a l judge. U n i v e r s i t y regulations f o r b i d a staff member w i t h knowledge o f a n incident l e a d i n g t o d i s c i p l i n a r y a c t i on t o sit o n a. d i s c i p l i n a r y committee. T h e students' u n i o n believes that t h e same should a p p l y to t h e V i c e C h a n c e l l o r . T h e y feel that someone else s h o u l d b e appointed. If they a r e successful i n d e l a y i n g the hearings they hope to h o l d a n a t i o n a l r a l l y i n R e a d i n g soon after 12 J u n e . T h e y are sending out notices o f this t o a'.l student unions.

A r t Colleges Campaign T h e S p r i n g B a n k H o l i d a y weekend saw a c t i on b y art college students, protesting at G o v e r n m e n t plans f o r art e d u c a t i o n . T h e art students are opposed to the Delaney R e p o r t , a n d to the raising of the entry requirement f o r t h e D i p l o m a in A r t a n d Design to t w o A levels. T h e D e l a n e y R e p o r t , p r o d u c e d b y the local authority pooling committee, recommends a worsening o f staff, student ratios of, i n some cases, 5 0 p e r cent. A cut of this size threatens b o t h students a n d staff i n a r t colleges. I t p a r t i c u l a r l y threatens part time teaching staff at art colleges. A r t i s t s often depend o n part time teaching. It is frequently the only w a y they c a n eat a n d practice their art at the same time. T o d r a w p u b l i c attention to their case that it is not relevant f o r art c o l leges to insist that students have t w o A levels a n d that the D e l a n e y Report shoul d not be implemented, various a c tivities were planned a n d c a r r i e d o u t a l l over the country. Students at H a r r o w S c h o o l o f A r t made a sculpture out of s c r a p m e t a l outside the H a r r o w c i v i c centre. A t Chelsea C o l l e g e o f A r t a n d at M a i d s t o n e students engaged i n a n a l l night w o r k i n . Petitions were delivered to l o c a l a u thorities by a l l manner o f means, i n c l u d ing effigies of M r . H e a t h a n d 60 foot dragons at W o l v e r h a m p t o n Pol ytechni c. Portsmouth Polytechnic performed st'-eet theatre i n the town's shopping c :ntre. W h e r e students d i d not use paper as a base f o r their protest they painted on the pavements. D e r by C o l l e g e o f A r t held a teach-in on 9 J u n e a n d the A r t i s t s ' U n i o n plans to h o l d a conference here at I m p e r i a l College on 23 J u n e , preceded b y a demonstration f r o m H y d e P a r k C o r n e r . L o n d o n a r t college students are h o p i n g to be able to take a coffin into the N a t i o n a l G a l l e r y this F r i d a y as a fur-

F r o m 19 J u n e to 1 J u l y the w a l l s a n d floors of the Institute o f C o n t e m p o r a r y A r t w i l l b e given over t o the w o r k o f students at M a i d s t o n e C o l l e g e o f A r t . T h e I C A believes that the e x h i b i t i o n o f p a i n t i n g a n d sculpture w i l l show the i m mense diversity of the w o r k g o i n g o n a t M a i d s t o n e . I t w i l l stress f o r c i b l y that a p o l i c y w h i c h includes d r a s t i c cuts i n staff c a n o n l y result i n loss o f q u a l i t y a n d invention. M a i d s t o n e is one o f the colleges w h i c h w o u l d suffer b a d l y f r o m the D e l a n e y recommendations. T h e I C A hopes that the e x h i b i t i o n w i l l be seen as a fine e x a m p l e o f w h a t c a n b e achieved, and hopes that the D E S w i l l t h i n k a g a i n before m a k i n g 'further cuts i n teaching staff.

Alternative Education at Garnett College Students a t G a r n e t t C o l l e g e, dissatisfield w i t h t h e w a y i n w h i c h they a r e taught, t o o k over the college f o r a d a y o n 7 J u n e . G a r n e t t trains students to be teachers i n Colleges of F u r t h e r E d u c a t i o n a n d a G a r n e t t student described the college as " o n e o f the m o r e n o r m a l l y apathetic colleges of e d u c a t i o n " . A prog r a m m e o f alternative lectures has been devised covering such topics as frees c h o o l i n g , alternative systems o f educat i o n a n d course content. A s w e l l as lectures a n d seminars p r a c t i c a l w o r k shops w i l l be r u n n i n g throughout t h e day. Departments of the college w i l l be opening u p to a l l o w students t o t r y their hands at things w h i c h are n o r m a l l y n o t i n c l u d e d i n their course. T h e r e w i l l be opportunities f o r scientists to attend a m u s i c w o r k s h o p a n d f o r musicians t o t u r n lathes. M o r e news f r o m G a r n e t t is that B u z z , the student newspaper, is going t o merge w i t h the R o e h a m p t o n V i l l a g e V o i c e , a l o c a l c o m m u n i t y paper, o n 1 J u n e . T h e u n i o n h a s a p p r o v e d the m o v e . B u z z i s t a k i n g a f o u r page spread a n d p a y i n g for its p r o d u c t i o n . T h i s merger s h o u l d help to integrate t h e students m o r e closely into the c o m m u n i t y a n d involve the l o c a l c o m m u n i t y m o r e closely w i t h the students. T h i s is thought t o be the first t i m e that a c o m m u n i t y paper has merged w i t h a student paper.

Invitations to South A f r i c a a n d Rhodesia not to be withdrawn

sabbatical officer a n d a n E x t r a o r d i n a r y U n i o n M e e t i n g last week expressed i t s disgust at t h e G o v e r n o r s ' decision. A m o t i o n passed b y a n o v e r w h e l m i n g m a j o r i t y stated: " T h i s U n i o n believes that this decision is completely c o n t r a r y to the i n dependence o f the U n i o n as stated i n the A r t i c l e s of G o v e r n m e n t . " T h e U n i o n has decided t o c a m p a i g n for a second s a b b a t i c a l officer a n d i s h o p i n g to b e given five minutes speaking rights o n t h e subject at the N U S E m e r g e n c y Conference o n 9 J u n e . T h e C o u n c i l o f Senate at C a m b r i d g e have refused to give a s a b b a t i c a l to a n y officers other t h a n the President o f the U n i o n . A meeting of t h e C a m b r i d g e Student U n i o n last week voted t o go ahead w i t h elections anyway. T h e finance f o r another s a b b a t i c a l officer w i l l come f r o m a n extra 7^p a head o n the colleges' C a m b r i d g e Student U n i o n c o n tribution. Miss Murray, Cambridge U n i v e r s i t y ' s next V i c e C h a n c e l l o r , i s strongly opposed t o m o r e t h a n o n e sabb a t i c a l officer. H o w e v e r , last t e r m o n the representation committee she strongly advocated three s a b b a t i c a l officers. A petition is being organised aski n g h e r t o e x p l a i n h e r t w o faced b e havi our .

Censorship Protest at Edinburgh A l o c a l trade u n i o n b r a n c h i n E d i n b u r g h h a s protested t o t h e E d i n b u r g h U n i v e r s i t y authorities a b o u t t h e e x c l u sion o f a n article o n h o m o s e x u a l i t y f r o m the B u l l e t i n , w h i c h is t h e U n i v e r s i t y ' s official p u b l i c a t i o n . T h e reason f o r i ts exclusion w a s stated t o b e o n t h e grounds that it was Hot a " n e u t r a l " exposition of the subject. T h e article w a s submitted b y M i c h a e l C o u l s o n , a m e m b e r o f t h e university staff. A teach-in o n h o m o s e x u a l i t y h e l d at the U n i v e r s i t y was the reason f o r the article. T h e protest has been m a d e b y the E d i n b u r g h b r a n c h of t h e A s s o c i a t i o n o f U n i v e r s i t y Teachers. T h e y believe that to decline a n article o n the grounds that i t i s n o t " n e u t r a l " is d i r ectly counter to a n y idea o f intellectual freedom. T h e A U T b r a n c h i n its submission t o the U n i v e r s i t y C o n s t i t u t i o n a n d Structure C o m m i t t e e recommends that " t h e w a y i n w h i c h t h e e d i t o r i a l p o l i c y of t h e B u l l e t i n is determined should be reviewed."

Protests against Por t uga l -

T h e D u k e of E d i n b u r g h , w h o flew to P o r t u g a l o n 5 J u n e , was dogged last week b y demonstrators c h a r g i n g that the A b o u t 300 students demonstrated i n trip m a r k s B r i t i s h a p p r o v a l f o r P o r t u E d i n b u r g h o n M o n d a y i n protest against guese i m p e r i a l i s m . T h e protests a r e part the attendance o f delegates f r o m S o u t h of t h e E n d the A l l i a n c e C a m p a i g n A f r i c a a n d R h o d e s i a a t the congress o f launched o n 1 M a y b y the C o m m i t t e e the A s s o c i a t i o n of C o m m o n w e a l t h U n i for F r e e d o m i n M o z a m b i q u e , A n g o l a versities. .The demonstration w a s t i m e d a n d G u i n e . A t the W e l s h village of to c o i n c i d e w i t h a meeting of the c o u r t B r y n Siecyn o n 16 M a y about 50 stuof governors of E d i n b u r g h U n i v e r s i t y , dents harassed h i m when he arrived to w h i c h m e t to consider its response to inspect the oyster beds, a n d handed h i m a petition signed b y 2,500 people. T h e a petition w i t h 350 names protesting at petition asked f o r t h e invitations t o the L i s b o n visit. T h e y also staged a South A f r i c a n a n d Rhodesian Univerguerilla theatre piece o n Portuguese o p sities to be w i t h d r a w n . A t the end o f pression of its A f r i c a n colonies. the meeting the c o u r t anounced that In Scotland the f o l l o w i n g d a y h e was they were not w i t h d r a w i n g their i n v i t a picketed at a n E d i n b u r g h c l u b a n d later tions. at a G l a s g o w c l u b . A t the N o r t h s e a h e l i T h e E d i n b u r g h students s a y that i f copter base outside A b e r d e e n he w a s the invitations are n o t to b e w i t h d r a w n also greeted b y demonstrators. I n L o n the A C U should find somewhere else t o don women's groups t o o k u p the picketh o l d their congress. Speakers, i n c l u d i n g D i g b y J a c k s , President o f N U S , a d - ing at the C h e l s e a F l o w e r Show. T h e E n d the A l l i a n c e C a m p a i g n also dressed t h e protesters. plans pickets outside the 21 Portuguese consulates i n B r i t a i n o n 16 J u n e , a n n i versary o f the alliance. T h e vice president o f F r e l i m o ( F r o n t for the l i b e r a t i o n A w o r k i n g party of the G o v e r n o r s at of M o z a m b i q u e ) w i l l speak at a meetthe C i t y o f Leicester C o l l e g e o f E d u c a i n g i n C e n t r a l H a l l , Westminster, o n 2 0 t i o n have refused to r e c o m m e n d the a p June. A mass demonstration w i l l be pointment o f a f u l l t i m e D e p u t y Presiheld i n L o n d o n o n 16 J u n e when P o r t u dent. T h r e e U n i o n G e n e r a l Meetings guese premier, M a r c e l o C a e t a n o , starts had taken the decision t o elect a second an official visit to B r i t a i n .

No more Sabbaticals

P r i n c i p a l Forbids NUS Affiliation T h e P r i n c i p a l of K e t t e r i n g T e c h n i c a l College h a s refused to a l l o w t h e s t u d ents' u n i o n to affiliate to N U S . S u s a n M i t c h e l l , President of the college u n i o n , s a i d : " A t t h e m o m e n t the u n i o n gets ÂŁ400 a year grant f o r s o c i a l functions. B u t the P r i n c i p a l , M r . M c K i n e l y , h a s threatened to stop this i f w e j o i n N U S " . A p p a r e n t l y M r . M c K i n l e y ' s objections to N U S stem f r o m h i s belief that N U S is o n l y concerned w i t h polytechnics a n d universities. H e does n o t believe that its activities c o n c e r n technical colleges o r further e d u c a t i o n colleges. P r e s u m a b l y M r . M c K i n l e y is n o t aware t h a t the focus of the N U S grants c a m p a i g n has been o n discretionary awards, w h i c h w o u l d affect most of h i s students. M r . M c K i n l e y said this m o r n i n g : " T h e students t a l k e d t o m e about j o i n i n g N U S . I t o l d t h e m to give m e a b r e a k d o w n of t h e costs a n d benefits a n d t h e n I w o u l d consider i t " . P r e s u m a b l y M r . M c K i n l e y h a s c o m e to t h e c o n c l u s i o n that t h e costs w o u l d outweigh the benefits t o h i s students.

Joint Statement by N U S and the A T C D E Sabbatical Leave for Union Officers im Colleges of Education. A joint statement b y the A s s o c i a t i o n of Teachers i n Colleges a n d D epartments o f E d u c a t i o n h a s just been issued. T h e subject i t covers is s a b b a t i c a l leave for u n i o n officers i n Colleges of E d u c a tion. A previous joint statement b y A T C D E a n d N U S was agreed i n M a y 1967. A t t h e t i m e i t w a s w r i t t en n o president o f a student u n i o n i n a college of education h a d ever been granted sabb a t i c a l leave. T h e first s u c h leave w a s granted i n 1967/8 a n d has become m o r e c o m m o n ever since. T h e statement b y the n e w w o r k i n g party follows the m a i n principles l a i d d o w n i n 1967, b u t believes that it is i m p o r t a n t to review procedures i n the light of the last five years* experience. I n this five years the question h a s a r isen as to whether a college a u t h o r i t y c a n veto the a p p o i n t m e n t of a p a r t i c u l a r person to a s a b b a t i c a l office. T h e statement insists that p r o v i d e d the correct constitutional procedures have been f o l l o w ed the college authorities have n o right t o interfere w i t h a p a r t i c u l a r a p pointment. T h e student's l o c a l a u t h o r i t y and t h e D E S m u s t b e i n f o r m e d i f a sabbatical position involves a n interrupt i o n of a course. A student officer o n a s a b b a t i c a l year must r e t a i n the status of a student subject t o the same regulations as other students. T h e joint w o r k i n g party recommends that a f o r m a l exchange o f letters s h o u l d t a k e place between t h e college a n d t h e student officer elect so that h i s status is clear a n d u n c o n t r a versial. I t suggests that t h e s a b b a t i c a l officer s h o u l d i n h i s o w n interests m a i n t a i n some contact w i t h h i s academic studies, b u t that college authorities shoul d n o t l a y d o w n " f o r m a l academic c o m m i t m e n t s as a p r e c o n d i t i o n f o r g r a n t i n g s a b b a t i c a l leave to student officers". T h e statement also mentions the i m portance of adequate finance being p r o vided i f the student official is t o be able to c a r r y out h i s j o b adequately. It believes that financial support should be met f r o m u n i o n funds to safeguard i n dependence a n d s h o u l d at the m i n i m u m be equivalent to the student grant. B o t h the college a u t h o r i t y a n d t h e student u n i o n s h o u l d t r y to provide the best c o n ditions it possibly c a n for student u n i o n s a b b a t i c a l officers. T h e statement c o n cludes that " t h e c o n t r i b u t i o n w h i c h * good student u n i o n president c a n m a k e to the relationship between the college authorities a n d t h e student u n i o n is inestimable."


J u n e 12th, 1973

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Oliver Dowsorfs

President's Report on the year

Its' strange n o w to t h i n k b a c k a n d realise that, 28 issues o f F e l i x

thened at the same time, o r at least not significantly.

later, I've o n l y been e d i t i n g the T h e f u n d a m e n t a l change is i n

paper for nine months. M e n t i o n

A S P R E S E N T E D T O ICUGM

of mine

7th J U N E , 1973

plunge f o r t h o n a discourse o n

months

tempts

m e to

the growth of the foetus over that time, a n d that F e l i x is n o w ready

President's A n n u a l R e p o r t

to be reborn, a n d trash l i k e that T h e essential purpose of a student u n i o n must be to defend a n d extend the rights, the standards of l i v i n g a n d education of its members. T h e social, c u l t u r a l a n d athletic persuits of the U n i o n as w e l l as being very i m portant i n their o w n right b r i n g added strength and i n volvement to the U n i o n . B u t the standard against w h i c h the U n i o n must measure its success o r failure is whether it has t r i ed to i m p r o v e the lot o f its members. T h e r e is always a danger that the U n i o n w i l l w o r k w i t h i n the l i m i t a t i o n s of the C o l l e g e a n d end u p w i t h its officers s i m p l y assisting the College a d m i n i s t r a t i o n i n its j o b . — w h i c h is not what w e pay sabbatical officers for. Some m i n o r reforms m a y be made b u t the major problems facing students, the c o n t i n u a l erosion of o u r standard of l i v i n g , the a c c o m m o d a t i o n crisis, etc., cannot be solved without going beyond the c o n fines of this College a n d challenging G o v e r n m e n t policy. T h e p o l i t i c a l i m p l i c a t i o n s have to be faced u p to. T h e U n i o n must decide w h a t is needed f o r its m e m bers a n d then a i m to involve them i n whatever action is necesary to w i n the demands w e are asking. T h e grants issues has c l a i m e d the greatest attention, a n d quite rightly so. T h e inadequacy of o u r grants is exc l u d i n g m a n y potential students f r o m higher education, p a r t i c u l a r l y those f r o m the w o r k i n g classes. It is causing increasing hardship amongst students, a n d makes the financing of refectories a n d h a l l s o f residence chaotic. I C U n i o n , i n spite of its not j o i n i n g the national rent strike — b y a very n a r r o w m a r g i n — h a s played a very active role w i th its o w n demonstration to the D E S , j o i n i n g the L o n d o n demonstration of F e b r u ary 21st, the refectory boycotts, a bigger strike o n M a r c h 14th than J t h i n k anyone h a d thought possible, and m a n y thousands of leaflets distributed i n the locality.

. . . but I shall resist temptation. 1 t h i n k — a n d rather hope — that F E L I X changed right f r o m T h e r e w a s a new l o o k

the start.

to it — n o t so m u c h a glossy newspaper-size magazine, m o r e a newspaper-sized

newspaper, a n d

a considerable change i n e m p h a sis o n contents. T h i s year we have printed

three

times

as

pages as i n the previous

many record

Critics of what

year (1970/71).

the c o m p o s i t i o n o f U n i o n meetings.

N o t only a r e there

"communicants"

than

less

ever be-

fore — nearly every meeting has been o n the verge o f i n q u o r a c y (if not completely

inquorate)

ings are of a different i l k . U G M ' s might as well be re-named Socsoc It's significant that the

latter's stopped h o l d i n g meetings of its o w n ! T h i s has presumably happened f o r t wo reasons. F i r s t l y , Socsoc have p u t i n so m a n y m o tions irrelevant

to the b u l k of

the incumbent student body that few

c a n m a i n t a i n interest.

Sec-

they c l a i m to be " a total l a c k

ondly, o n l y Socsoc members (be-

of news i n F e l i x " m a y be sur-

cause of their interest c a n survive

i n their the petty

prised to learn that news as a

motions)

percentage of c o p y c a r r i e d is u p

wafflings and methods of steering

on last year f r o m (rough estimates

the meetings adopted b y Messrs.

only) 1 0 % to 2 5 % a n d feature

B l a c k a n d J o w i t t.

articles

a n d reviews

are d o w n Fortunately, the second

by a s i m i l a r a m o u n t . Y e s , F E L I X c o u l d carry m o r e news — there's

prob-

l e m should be solved next year,

lots that goes o n that doesn't get

since the regime then doesn't l o o k

printed, a n d I've always been the

as if it has a s i m i l a r p r o p o r t i o n

first to a d m i t it — b u t unfortuna-

of ego-trippers.

tely n o one's ever t o l d m e a b o u t

spice c a n be added to U G M ' s , the

it (or, better still, w r i t t en about

first " p r o b l e m " (sorry to c a l l it

it) except o n rare occasions. A n d

that, Socsoc,

don't y o u dare t e l l m e that the

right to p u t u p y o u r

O f course, there have been weaknesses. T h e m a i n activity has come f r o m the left of the U n i o n , w i th a few noticeable exceptions f r o m the " m o d e r a t e " w i n g . T h i s n a t u r a l l y weakens o u r efforts to involve very large numbers of I C students.

Felix E d should K N O W

won't need to be solved.

i It was a T o r y government in 1962 w h i c h considered the undergraduate grant level to be a bare m i n i m u m . A n y right-wing student w h o wishes to assist the present T o r y government in its glorious mission of solving the problems of C a p i t a l i s m at o u r expense w o u l d d o f a r better to send their grant cheque to the L o n d o n R h o desia C o m p a n y ( L o n r h o ) than to h o l d the rest of us back.

if

T h e concentration on grants has led to a n u m ber of spin-offs w i t h i n the college. I believe it c o n tributed to the freezing of h a l l rents for next year. W e have gone some w a y towards freezing refectory prices a n d l a i d the basis for a fight against a n y increases next session. O n field course grants w e have achieved an improvement though whether a satisfactory one is not quite clear. O n post-graduate demonstrating rates negotiation is under w a y a n d the P G ' s themselves are getting organised to w i n their c l a i m f o r £2 a n hour. A g a i n a r i s i n g f r o m the activity a m o n g P G ' s we have achieved an insurance cover f o r A L L students i n I C . A n o t h e r i m p o r t a n t spin-off of the grants c a m p a i g n is the i n creased contact between the U n i o n a n d the I C trade unions a n d the H a m m e r s m i t h Trades C o u n c i l . I n other ways it has been a depressing year. T h e l a c k of a sabbatical President i n the first term caused a considerable l a c k of interest b y some U n i o n officers a n d especially departmental reps. T h e n u m b e r of elections, the non-viability of N o r t h s i d e H a l l ; v a n d a l i s m in the U n i o n B u i l d i n g a l l cast a shadow over us. But I believe the s m a l l victories we have w o n , should encourage us to fight f o r major victories both i n the College a n d over the G o v e r n m e n t next session. T o d o this w i l l immensely strengthen the confidence and support o u r members give the U n i o n . W e have m a d e a start this year w h i c h must be built o n .

O n e c a n ' t (for ex-

happening. ample) keep Volleyball there

what's

t r y i n g to f i n d the

C a p t a i n to f i n d o u t coach

If a little m o r e

'cos you've

Every

motion — w i l l get c h u c k e d out automatically.

T h u s , a plea. If y o u want more news i n F e l i x next year (I t h i n k next year's E d i t o r is p l a n n i n g to step it u p anyway) y o u ' d best tell h i m about a n y t h i n g y o u hear of.

administration

has h a d

pretty severe problems . . . especially that of a l a c k o f President f o r several months.

Obvi-

ously 1 must congratulate unfortunately

his efforts

been almost exclusively

have

devoted

to w o r k on the G r a n t s C a m p a i g n I hope you've enoyed F e l i x this year.

reading

I also hope that

y o u have some p r a c t i c a l suggestions f o r the future —

a n d as

and other n a t i o n a l campaigns, at the expense o f the coherence of the members of the U n i o n . God volved — he's the o n l y o n e w h o

offering

has, really — but, important issue

double

tickets

to

a West E n d c i n e m a i n return f o r

though it is, grants doesn't

w r i t i n g a n d telling us about them.

to have w o n the hearts of the rank and file.

O n e temptation I ' m a f r a i d it's impossible to resist is to write a

C a n Y O U honestly t h i n k of a n y useful function that t h e C C U ' s perform? E v e n their r i v a l r y system of rag collections doesn't w o r k — most other universities (and none of them have a C C U system), do far, far better. I C U is probabl y now one of the weakest student unions (bearing in m i n d its size) i n the c o u n t r y — certainly in L o n d o n — despite having some of the best facilities to d r a w o n . I don't think that the weakness of I C U hinges on apathy. It's the disease-ridden, consumptive I organisation that's at fault. hope something is done about it next year. T h e year after W I L L be too late. OLIVER

DOWSON

knows, he's tried to get them i n -

y o u ' l l discover o n page — we're five

W h o o p s ! T h e r e is one thing the C C U ' s seem to do better . . . w e l l , with more h i l a r i t y . A n d that is U n i o n Meetings. B u t then, surely I C U c o u l d institute the occasional totally s i l ly u n i o n meeting (don't tell m e , they're all silly anyway). Just t hi nk, if y o u put together the t o t a l attendance at three i n d i v i d u a l C C U U n i o n Meetings a n d c a l l e d it a n I C U G M it would be nearly three times quorate!

John

L a n e o n his w o r k since t h e n , but

as

seem

B a s i c a l l y this college is

woolly-minded

moderate

as

ever, a n d the sheer m e n t i o n o f

post-mortem o n the year. F o r it's politics just turns off most people been a most c u r i o u s one, one i n

N o , I d o n ' t k n o w what's

w h i c h the c r e d i b i l i t y o f I C U n i o n

to be done about it, but w h y not

has droppe d more than ever be-

try i n v o l v i n g everyone i n some-

going

fore. F o r t u n a t e l y the constituent

thing n o n - p o l i t i c a l (like an I C U

college unions have n o t streng-

swim in the Serpentine o n the last

See y o u o n the floor of the U G M next year. JOHN

motions)

m o t i o n — w e l l , A L M O S T every

The

Q u i t e honestly, t h e best w a y I can see of strengthening I C U n i o n — a n d I've wanted to say this for a long time, unfortunately no one else ever does i n p r i n t or election manifestos — is to a b o l i s h the constituent college unions. A relic of the — t h a n k heaven — long-since-gone days o f mascotry, they n o w serve n o purpose other than syphoning off enthusiasm and involvement into i r relevances. E v e r y t h i n g the C C U ' s do — except fail — a united I C U can d o better. Society is split enough as it is without splitting I C U society into miners, guildsmen and rcsians.

every

was struck by

lightning o n the C o s t a B r a v a last week.

I d o n ' t really t h i n k it matters H O W people get involved, as l o n g as they d o . N e x t year's hierarchy have got themselves quite a j o b as f a r as that's i n v o l v e d. I hope that they don't ignore the task.

from

the start — those going to meet-

meetings.

day of ithe C h r i s t m a s term?) a n d slip i n a teaspgonful o f the p o l i t i c a l e l i x i r w h e n they're not lookins

LANE

i

P.S. M y thanks to everyone who has helped o r criticised m e d u r i n g the year, a n d especially to a l l those w h o have encouraged me sufficiently to last out the year. P.P.S. H a v e a very happy v a c — I hope y o u get good e g z a m results, a n d that I ' l l see y o u back i n October. P.P.P.S. 1 hope you're l o o k i n g f o r w a r d as m u c h as I a m to seeing the next issue o f F e l i x o n October 2nd!


June 12th, 1973

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GAY STUDENTS COME OUT T h i s a r t i c l e w i l l be r e a d b y s o m e w h o a r e defin i t e l y g a y , s o m e w h o are d e f i n i t e l y n o t , and s o m e w h o a r e n ' t s u r e . 1 c a n ' t write i n a w a y that s p e a k s e q u a l l y to e v e r y o n e , b u t I hope that g a y people reading this will put up w i t h m y answering a f e w c r i t i c i s m s first b e f o r e c o m i n g to t h e m a i n p o i n t o f the a r t i c l e . That word 'gay' puts me off straight away_. W h y can't you be honest and say 'homosexual'.' Or 'queer'? T h e w o r d s d o n ' t m e a n the s a m e t h i n g s . ' Q u e e r ' is d e r o g a t o r y , a s in " y o u ' r e just a l o a d of q u e e r s r e a l l y " . I d o n t ' m i n d u s i n g ' h o m o s e x u a l ' , b u t it h a s m e d i c a l or s c i e n t i f i c o v e r t o n e s to it, a s in " H o m o s e x u a l i t y in t h e t e n - s p i n e d s t i c k l e b a c k " . T h e t h i n g a b o u t e a c h o t h e r . It s u g g e s t s s o m e t h i n g y o u c a n ary t h i n g , that it is a n a d j e c t i v e n o t a n o u n s o that it d e s c r i b e s f e e l i n g s a n d r e l a t i o n s h i p s w i t h o u t putt i n g p e o p l e into b o x e s , a n d that it w a s c o i n e d b y h o m o s e x u a l p e o p l e t h e m s e l v e s a s a w a y of t a l k i n g a b o u t e a c h other- It s u g g e s t s s o m e t h i n g y o u c a n e n j o y rather t h a n s o m e t h i n g to w o r r y a b o u t . But it's not ordinary like you say. 'I've never met a homosexual, and the ones you see sometimes in the street have very peculiar mannerisms, they're not ordinary at all. There can't be any to speak of in I.C. Y o u ' v e p r o b a b l y m e t lots of g a y p e o p l e w i t h o u t r e a l i s i n g it. J 7 e w h o m o s e x u a l m e n c h o o s e t o t a l k like Larry G r a y s o n , a n d y o u p r o b a b l y h a v e n o a w a r e n e s s of g a y w o m e n a t a l l . T h e r e a r e p r o b a b l y a s m a n y gay s t u d e n t s in I.C. a s a n y w h e r e e l s e . S o m e c o n f i d e n t a n d k n o w i n g w h e r e to g o in L o n d o n f o r pleasure, some sitting alone every evening despera t e l y l o n e l y ; s o m e e n j o y i n g s t e a d y affairs, s o m e

w h o c a n ' t a d m i t t h e i r f e e l i n g to t h e m s e l v e s , let a l o n e to a n y o n e e l s e . S o m e g u i l t i l y p u s h i n g t h e m s e l v e s into affairs w i t h t h e other s e x , s o m e s h y l y and q u i e t l y in l o v e w i t h t h e i r best f r i e n d s . T h e r e ' s n o d i s t i n g u i s h i n g m a r k of g a y p e o p l e e x e p t t h e i r sexual a n d emotional need of their o w n s e x . If it's as common as you say, why don't I ever see it? B e c a u s e w e w e r e brought up the same w a y a s e v e r y o n e , to s e e h o m o s e x u a l f e e l i n g s a s r i d i c u l o u s , inferior, s h a m e f u l . A l t h o u g h w e find out h o w false this v i e w is, w e are very aware of h o w prevalent it i s , a n d w e h i d e o u r f e e l i n g s s o a s n o t t o b e l a u g h e d at a n d r e j e c t e d . It's v e r y e a s y to l e a d a d o u b l e life a n d p a s s s t r a i g h t . That's only sense. What's the point of your s o c i e t y then, won't it make you more laughed at? If I were a homosexual, I'd keep it to myself. O n e r e a s o n w h y g a y p e o p l e a r e d e s p i s e d is t h a t t h e y a r e s e c r e t i v e . A n o t h e r t h i n g is that p e o p l e are i g n o r a n t a b o u t w h a t w e a r e l i k e . A n d w e h a v e b e e n t o o a f r a i d to s t a n d u p f o r o u r s e l v e s . E a c h of us h a s g r o w n u p i n a w o r l d v e r y h o s t i l e t o o u r Inn e r m o s t f e e l i n g s , a n d it is o f t en w i t h great d i f f i c u l t y a n d o n l y after l o n g b a t t l i n g w i t h t h e g u i l t i n d u c e d in u s b y p a r e n t s , s c h o o l , c h u r c h a n d the m e d i c a l p r o f e s s i o n that w e c o m e a s i n d i v i d u a l s to a c c e p t a n d enjoy y o u r h o m o s e x u a l i t y . S o m e of n o w w a n t to go f u r t h e r t h a n that, t o a o t in a w a y that w i l l m a k e it e a s i e r f o r f u t u r e g e n e r a t i o n s o f g a y p e o p l e to d i s c o v e r t h e i r s e x u a l i t y , a n d a l s o t o c h a l l e n g e the d i s c r i m i n a t i o n to w h i c h w e a r e s t i l l s u b j e c t . T h i s is n o t s o m e t h i n g w e c a n d o a s i n d i v i d u a l s ; the o p p o s i t i o n of s o c i e t y is t o o m a s s i v e a n d d a u n t ing. T h e p o i n t of f o r m i n g a s o c i e t y s u c h a s t h e

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U n i v e r s i t y G a y S t u d e n t s ' S o c i e t y is that a little m u t u a l s u p p o r t c a n a c h i e v e a g r e a t d e a l . T h e fact t h a t it e x i s t s a s a u n i v e r s i t y s o c i e t y l i k e any o t h e r p u b l i c i s e s t h e l a c k of s h a m e a n d t h e c o n f i d e n c e in o u r v a l u e a s h u m a n b e i n g s that o t h e r w i s e w o u l d be k n o w n o n l y in o u r p r i v a t e l i v e s . W e h a v e b e e n able to arrange openly p u b l i c i s e d d i s c o s a n d dances for g a y s t u d e n t s , a n d to g e t a G a y R i g h t s r e s o l u t i o n that p a s s e d at the N . U . S . C o n f e r e n c e — t h i n g s w o u l d have been unthinkable a f e w years back a n d q u i t e i m p o s s i b l e f o r a n i n d i v i d u a l to a c h i e v e . T h e u n i v e r s i t y G a y s o c ( a s it i s u s u a l l y c a l l e d ) is m e a n t or a l l g a y p e o p l e in t h e U n i v e r s i t y — i t d o e s n ' t d e m a n d i n d i v i d u a l m i l i t a n c y or . c o m m i t m e n t to a p o l i t i c a l p o i n t of v i e w , b u t it is b a s e d o n t h e i d e a t h a t it i s w o r t h d o i n g s o m e t h i n g o p e n l y to s u p p o r t e a c h other. You won't make me a homosexual. I don't want to. But our talks a n d d i s c u s s i o n s are o p e n t o a n y o n e i n t e r e s t e d in s e x u a l l i b e r a t i o n . T o gay readers: T h e L . S . E . , U n i v e r s i t y C o l l e g e and K i n g ' s College have their o w n G a y s o c s , a n d it w o u l d b e n i c e t o s e e I.C. f o l l o w . If s o m e o n e t o o k the initiative this term by going through the f o r m a l p r o c e s s of s e t t i n g u p a n I.C. G a y s o c t h e n t h e r e c o u l d b e p u b l i c i t y f o r it in the F r e s h e r s ' F a i r n e x t October. I can't pretend it's easy c o m i n g out a n d d o i n g that, b u t g a y p e o p l e in I.C. a r e p r o m i s e d t h e f u l l s u p p o r t of t h e U n i v e r s i t y G a y s o c a n d the e n c o u r a g e m e n t of the I.C. U n i o n . I w o u l d s u g g e s t t h a t a n y o n e i n t e r e s t e d s h o u l d c o n t a c t u s first. Information: G a y s o c h a s m e e t i n g s ( t a l k s or d i s c u s s i o n s ) e v e r y F r i d a y in t h e U n i v e r s i t y U n i o n , a t 7 . 3 0 p . m . T h e r e is a l s o a d a n c e a n d a p a r t y a r r a n g e d f o r later t h i s t e r m . P l e a s e w r i t e f o r f u r t h e r i n f o r m a t i o n to T h e S e c r e t a r y , G a y s o c , U . L . U . , M a l e t S t r e e t , L o n d o n , W . C . 1 , or t e l e p h o n e 3 8 8 - 0 0 6 3 . T h i s article has been contributed b y A n d r e w H o d g e s , w h o is a r e s e a r c h s t u d e n t in m a t h e m a t i c a l p h y s i c s at B i r k b e c k C o l l e g e .

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June 12th, 1973

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MARTIN DOUGHTY U P SHIT C R E E K Royal

NOTE:

I w a s n e v e r s u r e w h a t h e w a s t r y i n g to d o i n h i s

Where

Circular months

of

with

h i m . A l o n g t i m e later w h e n he f i n a l l y s t o p p e d talk

a very nasally,

growing

speculation,

rumour a n d denial the engagement has been announced between

that

has said, speak it to yourself

quotation

Mr. Doughty

Where After

anything

a r t i c l e s —- s o I w e n t r o u n d to h i s flat a n d ask'SCt

marks almost

quotation

that I have

said,

surround puffy

marks speak

line, but not too butch,

M r . M i c h a e l Doherty a n d

ing about

voice. surround

it with

anything

a firm,

mascu-

"Look,"

voice.

It'll help you get the

himself

and his David Bowie

haircut I

realized h e ' d m i s s e d the point.

that P a u l

picture.

I said, "your

articles

use information

F o o t t h r e w o u t last y e a r .

What do you

say about that? "

Mr. Martin Doughty. I w a s first i n t r o d u c e d to M r . M a r t i n " h o w ' s It

must

be admitted

that

the o l d cliche

" w e ' r e o n l y g o o d f r i e n d s " w a s w e a r i n g a little

your

" D o y o u like m y D a v i d B o w i e h a i r c u t , " he w h i n -

to l i v e w i t h m y g i r l f r i e n d .

t h i n a n d f e w p e o p l e r e a l l y b e l i e v e d that it w a s a m u t u a l l o v e of w o m e n that h a d b r o u g h t t h e m

Court

correspondent

Jonathan

writes: " T h e couple are believed

Gonad

to h a v e first

met at a gangbang near O l y m p i a . M r . Doherty, k n o w n to h i s f r i e n d s a s " d i p p e r " , d e n i e s that he t o o k p a r t b y v i r t u e o f g o i n g first. A w o m a n is a l s o b e l i e v e d several

n i e d . H e c o n t i n u e d , " J u s t bought a n e w a l b u m by W h e n t h e y w e n t to live in O x f o r d

to h a v e b e e n p r e s e n t t h o u g h dispute this.

eye-witnesses

O n l y re-

cently the couple were seen dancing

together

at a B e i t H a l l p a r t y a n d m a n a g e d to e x p l a i n it away by using a subwarden as a front."

see

A s t h e p r o c e s s i o n a l c a r p u l l e d into Consort

Road

large

crowds

Prince

h a d to b e re-

sore

bummed,

under

worked,

over

sexed

M r . G . M . Doughty (didn't y o u know he has a " G "

"I'm

hel-

of t h e g a t h e r i n g .

A n d s o it w e n t o n . P a i n f u l .

W e l l , d i d n ' t h a v e t i m e to turn r o u n d a n d p r e t e n d I'd left m y c o a t b a c k in C h e m . E n g . , s o I j u s t kept on g o i n g , e x p e c t i n g h i m to c a l l m y n a m e .

A f t e r three h o u r s in h i s flat I r e a l i z e d I'd s p e n t a w h o l e e v e n i n g w i t h a b u n c h of s h i n i n g w i t s . I refer y o u to P r o f S p o o n e r .

" O y — get m y D a v i d B o w i e h a i r c u t . "

tin,

not an unexpected even

though

first c o m m e n t

I hadn't

seen

from

Mar-

h i m for over

a

year.

r u m o u r e d , t h e r e f o r e , that t h i s a r t i c l e h a s b e e n w r i t ten in r e v e n g e f or c e r t a i n r e f e r e n c e s ,

— "She

From

w a s n ' t s o g o o d after a l l , " h e w a s t e l l i n g

in f a c t it c o u l d n ' t b e f u r t h e r f r o m t h e t r u t h . I a m

w r i t i n g this article out of c o m p l e t e

t h e n o n it w e n t

from

b a d to w o r s e ,

s u g g e s t i o n s to t h e e d i t o r .

y o u c a n i m a g i n e h o w h o r r i b l e it a l l b e c a m e .

he —

" F e l i x " , a n d even

mistake) —

" T h e High Peak

Besides, what's a gangbang?

Repor-

" T h e G u a r d i a n " once

s e n d i n g the same articles

takes the p i s s out of m e in h i s b a n a l , self-indulgent a s i n i n e a n d c o m p l e t e l y trivial articles is of no inter-

(by

everywhere,

Anyway, much.

hoping for the break.

HARROD$ TWO ARTICLE I WANT

T H E W A Y IN WHICH

TO EX-

THE LARGEST

A N D MOST LAVISH STORE IN E U R O P E FUNCTIONS.

THE MYTH

BELIEF THAT

IS

THE WIDELY

H A R R O D S IS A V E R Y

HELD

DIFFER-

ENT STORE T H A N A N Y OTHER; T H E REALITY IS T H E C O N D I T I O N S A N D H I E R A R C H Y U N D E R WHICH THE STAFF H A V E TO WORK. 1. T H E

dian

MYTH

businessman of the

year) they have If y o u ever l o o k at the advertisements on the sides of L o n d o n buses, chances are you've seen the " H A R RODS STOP ... E V E R Y THING

LONDON . . .

S T O P . " T h e widely

held

belief w h i c h this is a i m e d is that at

at propagating

H a r r o d s of K n i g h t s b r i d g e , SW1,

L t d . you can buy

literally

everything.

The

L o n d o n guides to i n c o m ing tourists say just that.

A s the H o u s e o f Fraser, H a r r o d s parent

company,

their ever soaring sought

lentlessly p r u n i n g the store of any sections w h i c h are not

geared

profit. A

to m a x i m u m

few r e m a i n, f o r

instance the bank a n d the zoo, but o n l y because, i n their very different ways, they are both great c r o w d pullers. O v e r the past few years, however, the f o l l o w ing l o w yield departments have d i s a p p e a r e d : — Key Cutting Heel B a r Post Office (not even a posting b o x now).

It is not true.

have

been re-

to

profits increase

(Sir H u g h F r a s e r is G u a r -

T h e b a n k i n g h a l l has m o v e d u p to the f o u r t h floor f r o m the m o r e c o n venient g r o u n d level to be replaced b y a large a n d very profitable perfumery

Wi#i

est t o m e w h a t s o e v e r .

Pretty s o o n he w a s a feature w r i t e r for s e v e r a l well-known newspapers —

IN THIS P A R T

boredom

r e v i s i o n a n d the f a c t that M r . D o u g h t y c o n t i n u o u s l y

started phoning me up, calling me " h i s f r i e n d "

ter",

made in M r

b a n g in O l y m p i a . T h a t is a b s o l u t e l y n o t the r e a s o n

" B l o o d y Q u e e n , " I was thinking.

me . . . M r . D o u g h t y m a y take

a n d it m a y b e

D o u g h t y ' s c o l u m n , a b o u t m e t a k i n g part i n a g a n g -

a c o u r t e s y t i t l e . R e a d e r s a r e i n v i t e d to s e n d i n

PLORE

learning sax. n o w too. D ' y w a n n a hear m e

play, M i k e . D o y o u . . ? "

in h i s n a m e — d o e s n ' t tell m a n y p e o p l e ) .

many

us your bobby's

m e t " were clearly audible above the cheering

It is u n d e r s t o o d that

H e ' s great a n d h e ' s m y h e r o .

s t r o l l i n g o u t of t h e U n i o n A r c h b u t t h e c o y

faced,

he w r i t e s f i l m c r i t i c i s m s f o r t h e

1 d o n ' t o f t en w r i t e in " F e l i x " —

strained by p o l i c e , s o m e a r m e d though C r i e s of " s h o w

George Melly —

' O b s e r v e r ' a n d p l a y s t h e s a x . w i t h a t r a d , jazz b a n d

O n r e t u r n i n g to c o l l e g e t h i s year w h o s h o u l d I

legless.

I t h o u g h t I'd

s e e n the last o f h i m — n o t s o l u c k y .

together.

M a y b e I w o u l d get m y a n s w e r n o w !

b u m " D o u g h t y a c o u p l e o f w e e k s b e f o r e h e r a n off

e n o u g h s a i d . D o n ' t w a n t to g o o n tog

M I K E D O H E R T Y (absolutely no relation]

Mid section. The lounge, daytime sleeping quarters o f the old Knightsbridge dears complete w i t h t r a i l i n g furs and m i n i - d o g has m o v e d f r o m the g r o u n d to the fourth a n d the l i b r a r y has gone to a remote corner of the t h i r d , lost a m i d the gigantic beds a n d f o u r poster baths of the f u r n i ture department. T h e latest v i c t i m is m u s i c a l i n struments. C l a r i n e t s , violins a n d trombones were a l l half-price i n the J a n u ary sale o n l y because the super-store was getting r i d of them a l l a n d n o w o n l y deals i n pianos, plus guitars a n d recorders n o w in the t o y department. A n d what of the H a r rods customers? T y p i c a l l y , H a r r o d s customers, o r , at least, the ones that matter to the H o u s e of Fraser, c a n b e d i v i d e d into two types: R i c h inhabitants of SW1 a n d other such postcodes a n d rich inhabitants of U S A a n d other such corruptions. T h e latter of course seasonal a n d i m pressed; the m a l e the l a r ger o f the species sporting

phosphorescent green chequered suit a n d e x h i b iting a hang-up about toilets: " S a y M a c k . Where's the b a t h r o o m ? " whispers W i l bur. " D o y o u want t o b u y one o r use o n e ? " T h e former are resident and bemoaning the H a r rods of late. M a n y repeatedly c l a i m they are close relations of the Q u e e n a n d , therefore, deserving of better a n d a l l appear to have little sense of direction as they are delivered by t a x i , pointed in the direction of the lifts b y the green m a n at the d o o r a n d pointed towards the requisite department b y the l i f t m a n .

they'd k n o w n — despite the place being plastered w i t h S A L E posters a n d ten times the n u m b e r of people inside.

known for S i r Hugfo'e m e m o to arrive i n the department before the o r i g inal correspondence.

" G o o d grief! It's a w fully c r o w d e d today, is there a sale o n o r something?"

And finally, Harrodri customers, irate i n deference to their o w n self-im portance, 'love to splurge out vague a n d belligerent, notes about something felling apart (and they do} w h i c h they bought a few months before i n the W a y In boutique a n d this shouldn't happen b e c a u s e it's H a r r o d s a n d no they haven't got a receipt a n d ^ they sent the garment by separate post w h i c h H a r rods must have lost but k cost £12.50 a n d H a r r o d i i , in recognition o f their o w n pathetic bureaucrac y and in preservation of their p u b l i c image pay u p by the hundreds.

"Yes." " I thought there were a lot of those d r e a d f u l eastenders about the p l a c e . " T h a t was a guy about thirty!

T h e H a r r o d s customer often appears to have more money t h a n sense, likes a record cover a n d buys the record f o r the H o n . James w h o doesn't like it a n d it gets sent back. T h e H a r r o d s bur" D o e s this lift go to eaucracy is a p p a l l i n g . Tt China?" m a y take a letter sent to " N o . It just goes u p a n d the store a week to get down." N o marks for through to the right deguessing w h o said that. partment. T h e reply then " C a n I b r i n g m y d o g takes a week to be typed u p ? " Words fail. and sent out. M e a n w h i l e complainant, anger W h e n there's a sale on the (and H a r r o d s sales do and frustration increasing have the o d d bargain) the d a i l y , sends further letregular customers t r y a n d ters higher o n u p the heirmake out that they a r c h y as a reply fails to materialise. It is not u n w o u l d n ' t have c o m e i f

-

Y o u k n o w , I reckon i t might be w o r t h a try'.... . Just give yourself another barrel

to the name a n d

y o u r £10 w i l l c o m e back: by return. W e l l , not quite by return, MARTIN DOUGHTY


COLOURS IMPERIAL

COLLEGE

Rea wards:

UNION

AWARDS

1972/3

Athletic Clubs Committee F u l l Colours

Half

Colours

Social

Colours

Association Football C l u b M. McConvey Badminton Club D.' P . W a r d (ex) R. T h o m a s R. P a l m e r Boat Club A. H i l l (ex) D. G . Bevan M. J . Sisley J Bland

Cricket Club R. S m i t h ( e x , r a ) J. Williams (ra) B. Sawford J. Kelly R. G i b b s G. E d w a r d s C. Potter ( r a )

C.F. C hi en (ra) T. L i m (ra) P. Blennerhasset

P. H. G. M. F.

Hughes B.Edmundson K. Lloyd T. Luthman Ellis

K. D. R. R. R. D.

R. H .G l e d h i l l

Hockey Club J. Astley R. P a l m e r ( e x ) D. Richman K. W . Boulton

J .Gahir A. Brown G. Popple T. Hanson R. C a m e r o n M. Downs P." E v a n s

K. Arundale Miss C. Bingham A. Bowier Miss M . Cassoni A. Clapham Miss J . Hall A. Lewcock R. L . L . L o l l e y D. R u m s e y J. Sheehy A. Steer Reaward:

R: R i c h m a n R, C a m e r o n J. Andrews

J . Price M . White

Too weak for each aspiring word.

R. J o n e s L. A d a m s R. S u i t o r

B. T. Rogers M. Roskell

D.

Sasson

" — L i b e r t e I — E g a l i t e ! — F r a t e r n i t e I"

Miss C. Bingham D. Dawson J. A . Nuttall Miss R.A . Parker N. C. Sedgwick A. R. Withers

Royal School of Mines

D. J . H u n t e r R. J : J e n n e r F. Musgrave A. T. W . Patrick J . W . R. Sheehy G. H a n s o n R . Ml L o l l e y M. G. Newman

But just a c r o w i n g c o c k w a s heard To echo each explosive

word.

QUESTIONING QUAKERISM Are Quakers blest with peace w h o seek The strength ' t o turn t h e other

R. P. M o u n c e The Lady Penney J . R. Porter D. J . R i c h m a n Miss J . A . Rogers N . T . Sayles J. P. Smith J. Stockdale M. J .L. Williams M. K. Wiliams

cheek";

Of b l a m e d if they, i n strife, s h o u l d try 'To turn the tables' i n reply?

A r e Quakers lost in active

thought,

W h i c h counts the cost but comes to naught; Or d o their passive actions

show

Union General Awards M. M. P. P. M.

C. Black F. Doherty J .Jenkins W . Jowitt J . Matthews

Honorary Secretary A c a d e m i c A f f a i r s Officer Chairman R C C Deputy President (re-award) Chairman Community Action

Group

Both ©

N . Racine-Jaques, 1 9 7 3 .

Fly to work, and have yourself a holiday.

F l y o f f t o t h e l a n d o f Israel.Toa Kibbutz, w h e r e y o u ' l l have the satisfaction of both w o r k i n g , a n d h a v i n g a holiday. A s a w o r k i n g visitor, for a m o n t h or longer, y o u w i l l e x p e r i e n c e a u n i q u e w a y of life a n d get a suntan to be p r o u d of. S p e c i a l return fares available. S . A . E . for details K i b b u t z Representative Office, D e p t F E 1 K i n g Street, L o n d o n S W 1 . Tel: 01:930 6181. J

TICK TOCK

Volleyball Club J . L a n k s (ex) P. N e v e s Women's Sports Club .Miss G . S . B o w d e n Mrs. H . Adams (ex, r a ) Miss A . T h o m p s o n Miss A . Purvis Miss K . B e r t r a m Miss H . Yates M i s s I. W h i t e Miss G. Epstein Miss S. A r n o l d Miss J . Buzzard Miss D. Edstein Mrs. M . Hill Ms. M . S t u a r t

Recreational Clubs Committee Social Colours Vice Chairman R C C Operatic Society Dramatic Society Secretary R C C Dramatic Society Transport Sub Committee Gliding Club F i l m Society Underwater Club Darts Club F . H . Potter, Senior Treasurer R C C P. J . J e n k i n s C h a i r m a n R C C (ex-officio

Social Clubs Committee

Hilsum Kirkham Richardson Schaffer Totterdel!

Beneath theSouthern Cross they cried:

The Rt. Hon. The Lord Penney J. A .Lane ex-officio I. W . M a c k e n z i e ex-officio ( r e a w a r d )

Ten P i n Bowling Club K . C r u m p e r ( r a ) ft: B a n k s (ex) R Horsley

S. P. S. M. P.

W i t h lethal c l o u d a n d G a l l i c pride.

Royal College of Science

Table Tennis Club 6. Edwards (ex)

Hall

Yet Frenchmen thought the echoes heard

The w a y the human race s ho ul d g o ?

P. Barrett

S w i m m i n g a n d W a t e r P o l o Club) M . M c C a r t n e y (ex) P. K i n d l e P. F r i e z i e A. Smith M. Garneau (ra) M. Djurovic (ra) P. T a y l o r

tongue:

" — L i b e r t e I — E g a I iteI — F r a t e r n i t e I "

P u b l i c i t y Officer C l e a n i n g Officer General work f o r three years T i c k e t s Officer Secretary Senior Treasurer P . W a d s w o r t h C h a i r m a n (ex-officio)

R. A d a m s R. A . A r m i t a g e S . I. C a s t e l d i n e P. R . C o r b y n Miss L. C. Creagh D. J . Easterbrook D. F i n n Mrs. D. Hains W. G. Horseman P. M . M o r g a n

Squash Club D. Hodgson (ex) K. Daly M. Kenyon

J.

in F r e n c h , t h e d i p l o m a t i c

I C Union

Rugby Football Club J . M c D o n o u g h (ex) D. R i m m e r R. M a t t h e w s ( r a ) B . B r a d l e y R. S t e r n M. Adams (ra) P. R a n s o n J. H u n t (ra) A. Smith C. F l a n a g a n D. Osborne A. Walton F. Musgrave C. L e w i s I, P a r t r i d g e ( r a ) . K. H o r s e m a n (ra) C. W r i g l e y (ra)

R e a w a r d s:

Three single words were proudly sung

Entertainments Committee

City and Guilds College

Karate Club E. Jacobs (ra) G. A l k e r (ra) T. A n d e r s

Sailing Club M . A . P. M a r t i n (ex) 5. J . M . B r i s c o e

THE BETRAYAL

Treasurer General Procession Secretary Walk Secretary Stunts General Entertainments Mines collected most m o n e y Posters P. H o s k i n g C h a i r m a n (ex-officio)

I m p e r i a l C o l l e ge U n i o n A u t o m a t i c a l l y awards S o c i a l C o l o u r s to those w h o have received C o n s t i t u e n t C o l l e g e Union General Awards.

Judo Club P. C a l l a h a n (ex)

Lawn Tennis Club C. Steele (ex) C. A t k i n s o n S. M e c k c h a k n i e

For m y family a n d friends in A u s t r a l i a . .

Carnival

S. D . A m o r G. C o d d M. Ingham J. Mitchell P. S p o o n e r D. T r i m m Reaward:

Schofield Rawlinson Matthews Whittington Dean Ridley

G. D . D . J a c k s o n C h a i r m a n a n d Cecret a r y S C C (ex-officio)

Cross Country Club S. W e b b R. J . P a r k e r ( e x ) P. C l a r k e D. Payne R. A l l i n s o n

D. B r o w n M-. B u c k l e y W. Collett W. Gilks J. Gibbons S. F i r t h F. G . I r v i n g R. L e w i s J. Nicholis P. C . S h a r k e y

J u n e 1 2 t h , 1973

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Society for Social Responsibility i n Science Jewish Society H .G .Wells Society S.E.. A s i a S o c i e t y Jewish Society H . G. W e l l s S o c i e t y

MINUTES O F A GENERAL MEETI N G O F T H EI M P E R I A L COLLEGE UNION, HELD O NTHURSDAY M A Y 17 1 9 7 3 I N T H E G R E A T H A L L O F IMPERIAL COLLEGE 1 T h e President, M r . Lane, w a si n t h e C h a i r a n d a b o u t 300 m e m b e r s present. 2 T h e Minutes of the Meetings held o n M a r c h 15 a n d 2 0 w e r e t a k e n as read. 3 T h e R e t u r n i n g Officer f o r t h e election of President a n d Honorary Secretary of t h e Imperial College U n i o n f o r t h e s e s s i o n 1973/74 p r e (Filed i n the sented h i s report. Minute Book). Mr. East said that some members o f t h e U n i o n h a d n o t been issued with replacement Registration/Union cards. T h e H o n . Sec. promised that h e would discussthe matter w i t h t h e Registrar as soon as p o s s i b l e . The Report was accepted tuous applause. 4

to tumul-

Elections The President proposed that the Union suspend its policy about electing t h e A u t u m n N U S delegat i o n at t h e first s u m m e r U G Ma n d postponing the election to the autumn term. A candidate for membership of the Accommodation Committee had w i t h d r a w n . T h e R e t u r n i n g Officer explained that it w a s usual f o r candidates to give written notice of a n y intention to withdraw. T h e

meeting voted i n favour ing the withdrawal. University tive

of London

of accept-

Representa-

Mr. Lane, on behalf of M r . A s h worth, and M r . Dowson both / spoke. A f t e r brief questioning t h e meeti n g voted b y secret ballot. The Following candidates f o r the position of Floor Representatives f o r s e s s i o n 1973/74 s p o k e f o r o n e minute:— R. B a i n J. Berry Miss C. Bingham D. D a w s o n R. E z b a n J. Herrick A. Lewcock

C. Lewis K. M. L a w N . C. Sedgwick P. W a t k i n s K. Richard Whitbread M. J . L. Williams C. W r i g l e y .

A secret ballot was held. The following candidates for membership of the Delegation to the NUS extraordinary conference spoke for thirty seconds:— Messrs: Armitage Cannell Corbyn Gillett Hochfelder Lambert Lane Milton

Phillips Porter Sayles Smith Tasker Veall Watkins

A secret ballot w a s held.

5 Refectory

Prices

M r . J a c k s o n spoke briefly a n d supplied background to t h e refectory price problem. Mr. Armitage explained passable alterations a n d proposed:— T h i s House notes t h e report of t h e Refectory Committee proceeding o f 1 7 t h M a y , 1973, a n d t h a t t h e adjourned meeting recommences o n t h e 18th M a y so that this U n i o n Meeting c a n discuss t h e food price situation. I C U believes that: there should be n o increase i n refectory prices, that t h e Governing Body should make good the p r o b a b l e deficit. F u r t h e r to this, I C U Mandates its representatives o n t h e Refectory Committee a n d Governing Body to ensure that their union's view i s heard a n d i f possible p u t into action. The Refectory Committee representatives answered questions. Mr. Thomas spoke against t h e motion. A member propose t h e move vote w h i c h w a s passed. Mr.

Armitage

to a

summed up.

T h e m o t i o n w a s p a s s e d 73 v o t e s t o 51 w i t h 4 a b s t e n t i o n s . A member challenged t h e quorum. T h e president closed t h e meeting d u e t o i n q u o r a c y a t a p p r o x . 2.39.


June 12th, 1973

FELIX

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MARTIN'S LAST BIT I h o p e t h a t y o u have enjoyed

this year at I m p e r i a l

College. I m o s t definitely have d o n e so. I shall be leavi n g the U n i o n Office f o r the last time at the e n d o f J u l y so t h i s treatise w i l l ooze nostalgia f o r the next few paragraphs .

M a r t i n ' s B i t this year has been witty, informative, a mirror of the U n i o n Bureaucracy and factually accurate. It h a s reflected the trend i n the C o l l e g e a n d U n i o n to return t o , perhaps, a m o r e t r a d i t i o n a l style o f life. M o r e people, for example, are going to D i n n e r an H a l l n o w t h a n d u r i n g the last few years. T h e interest i n mascotry

is brewing

again—I

c a n almost see M i k e

once m o r e sitting o n its p l i n t h i n t h e lower lounge. O u r sporting c l u b s are thrashing a l l o p p o s i t i o n a n d b r i n g i n g b a c k vast n u m b e r s o f silver cups. It is very difficult t o p i c k o u t one o r two events d u r i n g the year w h i c h are especially w o r t h y of m e n t i o n . I suppose that the profusion of elections stand out i n most m i n d s b u t there have been other things: every U n i o n M e e t i n g b a r two was closed d u e t o i n q u o r a c y , the new U n i o n lounge b a r is s t i l l not opened, Piers C o r b y n is still w e a r i n g the same p u l l o v e r that he h a d i n m y first year. T h e politics o f I . C . U n i o n have gone f u l l c i r c l e . Piers w a s president o f t h e U n i o n i n 1969, h i s H o n , Secretary, K e i t h G u y , h a d been C h a i r m a n o f b o t h E n t s a n d the Conservative Society.

Next

session w i t h N o r m a n Sayles i n the H o t Seat, shortly to be vacated b y C o m r a d e L a n e , w e are promised a year of m o d e r a c y ; I t h i n k P a u l W a d s w o r t h must have a few capitalist leanings--I-ints m a d e £1,000 profit this year (the m o n e y has been spent o n a new carpet i n Southside Upper

"Godspell", the phenomenally successful stage musical based extremely loosely on the life of Christ, has been running in Iondon (at Wyndham's Theatre) for more than a year, and has also been produced in Paris, Toronto, Boston, Washington, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Melbourne and Sydney. Columbia Pictures have now taken it on location and filmed it in widescreen Colour and stereophonic sound. The film is now showing at the Odeon Haymarket and Odeon St. Martin's Lane three times daily. F E L I X is offering as prizes to this competition five double tickets to the film valid at any weekday performance at either cinema, where you will be the honoured guest of Columbia-Warner Distributors and Rank Leisure Services. The tickets are valid until June 29th. Just write a letter to the new editor of F E L I X , Alasdhair Campbell, telling him in less than 500 and more than 200 words what changes you think he ought to make in F E L I X next year. The letters will be judged by M r . Campbell, and any containing any mention of G o d , Christ, religion in general, Columbia-Warner Distributors L t d . or Rank Organisation L t d . will be disqualified automatically. Closing date is Monday, June 18th. Address your letters to: ALASDHAIR CAMPBELL, EDITOR, "FELIX", IC U N I O N B U I L D I N G and pop them in the Infernal M a i l . We want to see it from you, friends!

Lounge).

I have tried to take as m u c h part i n the life o f the College as I c o u l d . I realise n o b o d y w i l l believe m e w h e n I say that I have been w o r k i n g so h a r d for the U n i o n that I haven't h a d t i m e to find myself a j o b — b u t i t ' s true. W h e n M G B leaves I.C., unless something turns u p i n a M i c a w b e r - l i k e fashion, he w i l l be u n employed. B u t enough of t h i s — t o business. T h e r e are one o r two happenings w o r t h y of note. T h e C o u n c i l D & D w i l l take place o n F r i d a y , 22nd June , 1973. T i c k e t s , a v a i l a b l e f r o m me, are o n l y £2.25 s a c h w h i c h includes a f u l l dinner, sherry, wines a n d port, a cabaret and a b a r unt i l 3 a . m . T h e G u e s t Speaker Will b e I a n H o g g , E s q . , P . C . M i s s L i n d a C r e a g h , the U n i o n C l e r k , is leaving at the e n d o f t e r m to get m a r r i e d . W e w i l l be m a k i n g a s m a l l presentation to her to m a r k her " r e t i r e m e n t " . A n y o n e w h o wants t o contribute should send o r b r i n g h i s donations to m e (cheques m a d e

payable to I.C. t

Union).

I a m still interested i n b u y i n g copies o f photographs of m e d o i n g interesting/silly things to show t o m y grandc h i l d r e n w h e n I ' m r i c h a n d famous. T h i s is a serious notice a n d s h o u l d not b e treated either lightly o r w i t h subtle references The

QODJ5PEU COMPETITION

I n 1969 L a d y C a t h e r i n e P a k e n h a m a n d M i s s G i n a R i c h a r d son, b o t h at t h a t t i m e w o r k i n g ion ithe e d i t o r i a l staff of T h e D a i l y T e l e g r a p h M a g a z i n e , w e r e (tragically k i l l e d i n a c a r crash. T h e y were y o u n g , ibult t h e i r e n t h u s i a s m a n d talent showed p r o m i s e o f r e a l achievement. T h e C a t h e r i n e Pakenhaim M e m o r i a l T r u s t was f o r m e d b y C a t h e r i n e ' s ifamily a n d M e n d s i n h e r m e m o r y w i t h t h e specific a i m of e n c o u r a g i n g other g i r l s w h o a r e a l r e a d y w o r k i n g , o r s e r i o u s l y i n t e n d i n g to w o r k , i n j o u r n a l i s m b y offering a s u b s t a n t i a l p r i z e o r p r i z e s to t h e w i n n e r s of a n annual competition. P r e v i o u s w i n n e r s of Ithe C a t h e r i n e P a k e n h a m M e m o r i a l A w a r d are i n e m p h a t i c agreement t h a t t h e prestige w a s of i m m e a s u r a b l e h e l p i n t h e i r icareers. M a g a z i n e a n d newspaper editors a r e c o n t i n u a l l y s e a r c h i n g f o r y o u n g w r i t e r s w i t h r e a l a b i l i t y a n d t h e A w a r d i s also, therefore, of great benefit ito t h e m . T h e C a t h e r i n e P a k e n h a m M e m o r i a l A w a r d is open t o a n y g i r l o v e r . t h e age o f 18 o r u n d e r 30 o n S e p t e m b e r 1, 1973, who is resident i n B r i t a i n . T h e 'closing date f o r t h i s year's c o m p e t i t i o n i s S e p t e m b e r 1, 1973. E n t r a n t s are i n v i t e d t o s u b m i t a sample o f t h e i r j o u r n a l i s t i c w o r k , W h i c h m u s t be n o t less t h a n 700 a n d n o t m o r e Ithan 2,500 w o r d s long. It cart consist e i t h e r o f p u b l i s h e d or u n p u b l i s h e d w o r k , Ibut i n t h e l a t t e r case e n t r a n t s m u s t show evidence t h a t t h e y have h a d some j o u r n a l i s t i c w o r k p u b l i s h e d . T o enter, send f o r t h e r u l e s o f t h e A w a r d a n d an e n t r y f o r m t o : Sally B a k e r , Secretary, Catherine Pakenham Memorial Award,, C/o C o u t t s & C o . , 188 F l e e t Street, L o n d o n , E.C.4.

to L o r d s L a m b t o n a n d Jellicoe.

I . C . U n i o n C o l o u r s L i s t appears elsewhere i n

F e l i x . T i e s c a n be purchased f r o m the b o o k s h o p . If a n y b o d y c a n t h i n k o f a suitable substitute for a tie f o r a l a d y please let m e k n o w . I a m i n f o r m e d b y reliable sources that there is a cycle thief at large i n I . C . Please l o c k up y o u r cycle w h e n y o u leave it at C o l l e g e — y o u

k n o w i t makes sense.

VAC INVOLVEMENT

JOURNALIST COMP.

T h e e n t r i e s w i l l b e j u d g e d b y a d i s t i n g u i s h e d p a n e l of w r i t e r s a n d j o u r n a l i s t s . T h e y a r e the Countess of L o n g f o r d (Chairman); Miss Marjorie Proops; Miss Marina Warner; M r . J o h n A n s t e y ( E d i t o r of T h e D a l l y T e l e g r a p h M a g a z i n e ) ; M r . P a u l J o h n s o n a n d M r . W i l l i a m D a v i s ( E d i t o r of P u n c h ) . A t t h e i r d i s c r e t i o n the prize m o n e y , w h i c h totals about £300, m a y b e d i v i d e d a m o n g w i n n e r s o r a w a r d e d ito one o u t r i g h t w i n n e r . R u n n e r s - u p ito p r e v i o u s A w a r d w i n n e r s w e r e presented w i t h . £10 b o o k tokens. T h e prize m o n e y m u s t be spenlt toy the w i n n e r s i n f u r t h e r a n c e of itheir j o u r n a l i s t i c careers.

Dear E d i t o r , W e a r e w o n d e r i n g i f y o u w o u l d b e so k i n d as to i n c l u d e t h i s l e t t e r i n y o u r newspaper or magazine, i n o r d e r , p e r h a p s , to ca!tch those w a v e r i n g b e i n g s w h o have n o t y e t d e c i d e d how ito spend t h e i r s u m m e r v a c ? ! 'The F o r e i g n L e g i o n i s dead'. B u t there A R E a l t e r n a t i v e s fdr a t r u e h e r o o r h e r o i n e Of M o d e r n A d v e n t u r e . W h y n o t c o m e a n d spend y o u r s u m m e r w o r k i n g w i t h T h e C y r e n i a n s ? — there a r e n o w C y r e n i a n projects i n m a n y c i t i es a n d towns throughout E n g l a n d and Scotland. 'The C y r e n i a n s e x i s t to c a r e f o r u p r o o t e d , socially i s o l a t e d people w h o have n o w h e r e to go. I n t h e case of the single homeless p e r s o n t h e m o s t needy a r e often rejected or r e p u l s e d b y Ithe e x i s t i n g f a c i l i t i e s ; T h e C y r e n i a n s t r y to r e a c h those for w h o m no adequate p r o v i s i o n exists, or w h o refuse t o accept c e r t a i n k i n d s of e x i s t i n g h e l p .

i (They therefore set u p projects, w h i c h m a y differ a c c o r d i n g toj ithe l o c a l n e e d — w h i c h i s , perhaps, f o r a night-shelter i n Which there i s food, o v e r n i g h t a c c o m m o d a t i o n , a n d t h e offer of c o m p a n i o n s h i p ; a second-tier h o u s e ; or a t h i r d - t i e r , l o n g tenm residential house. C y r e n i a n houses a r e s m a l l a n d i n f o r m a l , f u n c t i o n i n g as c o m m u n i t i e s a n d n o t a s hostels, a n d g e n e r a l l y offer n o s p e c i a l i s a t i o n walth one p a r t i c u l a r ' p r o b l e m ' gr|oup o r isex. Ideally, o u r r e s i d e n t i a l c o m m u n i t i e s accommodate a b o u t 10 r e s i d e n t s a l o n g w i t h itwo o r ithree w o r k e r s , a l t h o u g h a shelter w i l l have l a r g e r n u m b e r s . W o r k e r i d e n t i f i c a t i on i s s t r o n g — C y r e n i a n w o r k e r s l i v e alongside t h e residents a n d s h a r e t h e l i f e o f Ithe h o u s e i n a l l respects, g e t t i n g the same p o c k e t money a s a m a n o n S o c i a l S e c u r i t y w o u l d have. T h e i d e a of resident p a r t i c i p a t i o n is also v i t a l — r e s i dents are a s k e d to co-operate i n t h e r u n n i n g o f the h o u s e arid p a r t i c i p a t e i n the w e e k l y house meetings. W o r k e r s n o r m a l l y c o m e f o r a p e r i o d o f b e t w e e n six a n d twelve m o n t h s , b u t we also need people f o r s h o r t - t e r m p e r i o d s of b e t w e e n s i x a n d t w e l v e w e e k s i n ithe s u m m e r . 'pf y o u a r e interested i n f i n d i n g out m o r e C y r e n i a n s . 13 Wi-ncheap, C a n t e r b u r y , K e n t .

write to; T h e

Y o u r s sincerely, ANGELA

CREED,

Administrator.


J u n e I 2 t h , 1973

FELIX

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FENCING T h e end of the season sees the fencing c l u b reaching

considerable success, recently reaching the final of both

new heights of enthusiasm after a rather shaky start at

the foil a n d epSe at the N o t t i n g h a m N a t i o n a l T o u r n a -

the beginning of the season. T h e m a i n result for the

ment. T h e c l u b entered a Sabre team at the L e a m i n g t o n

t e a m has been a clean sweep i n a l l its fixtures i n the teams

T o u r n a m e n t held at Easter. Steve, R o m a n G o m e z a n d

have i n c l u d e d N a t . West B a n k (7—2), L l o y d s B a n k

G u s t a v o C h a p e l a fenced w e l l before being eliminated

2nd d i v i s i o n of the L o n d o n League.

Defeated

(5—4) a n d K i n g ' s C r o s s F . C . (8—1). T h i s means-certain p r o m o t i o n

to the first d i v i s i o n next season a n d

thanks are due to regular team members J u l i a n T y s o n

by strong international competition.

Roman

reached

the last 16 of the i n d i v i d u a l c o m p e t i t i o n before e l i m i n a tion. Steve has also represented

B r i t a i n i n the under

20's sabre team, a very h i g h distinction. (Capt.),

Steve

Thompson,

Geoffe

Kolbe,

Gordon W i t h nearly a l l of this year's membership returning

M a c k a y and Lawrence Boyd.

i n O c t o b e r plans are i n h a n d for a 2nd team, hopefully C l u b i n d i v i d u a l s have also been featuring p r o m i n ently i n n a t i o n a l a n d international competitions. K a y

fencing i n the L o n d o n League. T h e i n t r o d u c t i o n of a c l u b evening

meet is also proposed

to increase the

N i c h o l s o n a n d J u l i a n b o t h fenced i n the B r i t i s h U n i v e r -

social a n d d r i n k i n g side of the sport w h i c h u p till n o w

sities competition at M e a d o w b a n k

has been rather neglected. T h i s s h o u l d p r o v e p o p u l a r

in Edinburgh with

K a y reaching the quarter-final of the ladies' f o i l . K a y ,

w i t h members.

Steve a n d J u l i a n are a l l regular members o f the L o n -

New

members," i n c l u d i n g beginners, are needed f o r

d o n U n i v e r s i t y team w i t h J u l i a n gaining a place o n

next year — especially girls. N o experience is necessary

the

as there are plenty of w i l l i n g y o u n g blades to show y o u

h i g h l y successful U n i v e r s i t y tour to H o l l a n d at

Easter. J u l i a n also fences regularly i n competitions w i t h

the basic positions — so c o m e along girls!

LDB

A

selection

known

NUS Travel Service

of

athletics

beneficiary.

photographs

Many

thanks,

it's

contributed great

by an

to have some

tures at last....

but what the hell are they of,

Next time, please

let us

unpic-

please??????

know!

is now in the t—:

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Room at theTop Students Union Imperial College

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