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SEX DISCRIMINATION? VAT E R R O R I N 1973, J o s e p h M u r r a y , Warden of the A l l e n H a l l of R e s i d e n c e ( U n i v e r s i t y o f M a n c h e s t e r ) r e f u s e d t o c h a r g e V A T o n g u e s t room f e e s d u r i n g termtime. T h e G o v e r n m e n t ' s V A T C o m m i s s i o n e r s d i s a g r e e d w i t h h i s a t t i t u d e a n d took h i m t o c o u r t . T h e r e s u l t i n g V A T T r i b u n a l u p h e l d the W a r d e n ' s d e c i s i o n and r u l e d that no V A T i s p a y a b l e o n guest room f e e s o n a s t u d e n t a r e a d u r i n g t e r m t i m e . T h i s came t o l i g h t when the Deputy President, R o n K i l l , w a s r e a d i n g through the quarterly newsletter of the A s s o c i a t i o n of C o l l e g e Wardens

College Block Re-named College B l o c k , the admini s t r a t i v e c o r e of t h e c o l l e g e w h i c h w a s opened i n D e c e m b e r 1969 b y t h e Q u e e n , i s t o b e re-named a t l a s t . It i s t o b e c a l l e d "The Sheffield Building" in r e c o g n i tion o f L o r d Sherfield's s e r v i c e s to the C o l l e g e a s C h a i r m a n o f the G o v e r n i n g B o d y from 1962 — 1974. O n e s u s p e c t s t h a t t h e College w a s w a i t i n g for a prominent C o l l e g e dignitary to e i t h e r d i e or l e a v e before a n y r e - n a m i n g w o u l d take p l a c e , but that i s j u s t sheer s p e c u l ation . A d d i t i o n a l l y , the new h o s t e l block w h i c h was completed a t the College F i e l d Station, S i l w o o d P a r k , i n F e b r u a r y 1974 is to be named "William Penney Hall" i n recognition o f L o r d Penney's long association with the C o l l e g e a s a s t u d e n t , s t a f f member and R e c t o r from 1967 — 1973.

in the a b s e n c e o f the T i z a r d H a l l Warden, D r G e o f f E v a n s . T h e l e g a l r e f e r e n c e f o r the c a s e i s 1 V A T T R 33 1973 a n d it i s c l e a r that the c a s e w a s c o n t e s t e d i n 1 9 7 3 . The guests of students at IC, however, have been paying VAT on guest rooms throughout the session. It i s o b v i o u s that the C o l l e g e B l o c k f i n a n c i a l m a c h i n e r y has s l i p p e d up somewhere along the l i n e . T h e C o l l e g e ' s p o p u l a r ' V A T m a n ' , T e r r y D o o r i s , left C o l l e g e a t the e n d o f l a s t term so there i s a s t a t e o f c o n f u s i o n a s to h o w t h i s a l l h a p p e n e d . Undertakings have been given that t h i s unfortunate s i t u a t i o n w i l l be s o r t e d o u t . But i n the meantime, a l l t h o s e who h a v e b e e n c h a r g e d V A T o n g u e s t room f e e s a r e e n t i t l e d to a r e f u n d .

T H E C O L L E G E has decided to raise the proportion of women in residence (halls and houses)from 10.7% to 12.3%. This has resulted from theal location of twenty of the thirtynine new places, which will be available from next October, to women. It i s C o l l e g e p o l i c y to a l i g n p e r c e n t a g e of women i n r e s i d e n c e w i t h the p e r c e n t a g e o f w o m e n a t the C o l l e g e . I f t h i s i s to be the c a s e , then on p r e s e n t f i g u r e s there w i l l h a v e t o b e n e a r l y 100 more women a t I C next year, making a total of over 5 0 0 . It a p p e a r s that i n r e c e n t y e a r s , a greater proportion o f students have been women than t h e e s t i m a t e d f i g u r e s on w h i c h the a l l o c a t i o n of p l a c e s w a s b a s e d . ( L a s t y e a r i s b e i n g quoted a s a n e x c e p t i o n s i n c e 1 0 . 7 % of a i r residents i n halls and houses were female w h e r e a s they o n l y formed 1 0 . 1 % of the C o l l e g e ) . it would seem that However even allowing for this, an increase of20-25%in the female contingent of the College is a major overestimation. Lady Anne T h o m e , t h e S e n i o r T u t o r for w o m e n , w a s a p p r o a c h e d by F E L I X . O n our s u g g e s t i o n that i t w o u l d a p p e a r t h a t women w e r e c l e a r l y g o i n g to be g i v e n greater p r e f e r e n c e than m e n , s h e r e p l i e d w i t h three p o i n t s : f i r s t l y , the number of women a t C o l l e g e d o e s h a v e a general upwards trend; secondly, a high percentage of

R I Z IS T H E N E W D P YESTERDAY AFTERNOON, Riz Shakir, currently the Features Editor of F E L I X , was d e c l a r e d e l e c t e d t o the p o s t o f Deputy P r e s i d e n t o f I C U n i o n for the next a c a d e m i c s e s s i o n . D e s p i t e the fact that there were t w o f u l l y p r o p o s e d c a n d i d a t e s w h e n the n o m i n a t i o n p a p e r s came d o w n o n M o n d a y , Mr S h a k i r w a s n e v e r t h e l e s s declared elected when h i s

opponent, Graham P a t e r s o n , w i t h d r e w from the e l e c t i o n . The result h a s generally r e l e a s e d s i g h s o f r e l i e f from certain sectors of the U n i o n who were c o n v i n c e d that i f the e l e c t i o n went to a b a l l o t , i t would certainly have been inquorate a n d thus n e c e s s i t a t e d yet another election . T h e e l e c t i o n i s , of c o u r s e , s u b j e c t to r a t i f i c a t i o n a t the n e x t U G M .

w o m e n are f r e s h e r s , who therefore tend to s o a k up a l o t o f p l a c e s at the e x p e n s e o f s e c o n d and third y e a r s ; and t h i r d l y ; far more female t h a n m ale P G ' s w i s h to have to rooms i n r e s i d e n c e s o once a g a i n they w o u l d tend to s o a k up the w o m e n ' s a l l o c a t i o n at t h e e x p e n s e o f the s e c o n d and t h i rd y e a r s . T h u s the a d m i t t e d " o v e r e s t i m a t i o n " i s t o h e l p out the s e c o n d and third years. The opponents of this s c h e m e s a y that i t i s i l l - p l a n n e d and that i t does not take i n t o a c c o u n t many a s p e c t s of the residence situation. The p o i n t w a s made that w o m e n m u c h prefer s i n g l e rooms than d o u b l e rooms (are f e w er s i n g l e rooms g o i n g to be a v a i l a b l e to men?) a n d that o n the w h o l e there i s a f a r w i d e r range o f alternative accommodation f a c i l i t i e s a v a i l a b l e f o r women than for m e n . T h e r e s e e m s to be a g e n e r a l feeling of disapproval amongst the men a t I C a n d the U n i o n d i d , i n f a c t , o p p o s e the move but to no a v a i l . When a s k e d to comment, B i l l G e r r a r d , t h e Warden of M i n i n g H o u s e s a i d " / feel a little disappointed that Lady Anne Thome did not take the trouble to personally consult enough people on this matter. There are still some uncertainties as to how the scheme may in practical be implemented terms." T h e f i n a l U n i o n v i e w o n the matter w a s the e x p e c t a t i o n that the p l a c e s w i l l not a l l be f i l l e d n e x t y e a r . A r e q u e s t i s to be made f o r l e t t i n g men i n t o the v a c a n t rooms i f t h i s turns out to be the c a s e .


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M i c h a e l Williams T H E F E L I X pilot scheme of producing two issues per week is hereby initiated, but I have to emphasise that the idea is purely experimental and in no way reflects any kind of long term policy for F E L I X . Indeed, if the scheme proves to be impracticable then it may be scrapped in favour of an eight-page weekly". The idea behind the scheme is simple: producing a twelve page issue requires the collation ("putting together") of three sheets over 2,200 times. Now with exams in the offing, I feel that it is unreasonable to ask the non-sabbatical staff to give up four hours of revision time late on Thursday evening in order to collate F E L I X . However, by producing two four-page issues a week (with the occasional eight-pager) the time-consuming task of collating is largely avoided. That is the theory anyway. Fingers crossed on the practice! 8

A minor dissent has arisen over the reporting of the way in which the IC Union delegation voted on the Abortion Bill emergency motion at the NUS Llandudno conference recently". Since I was sitting at the Press table and not with the delegation for the whole of the conference I am unable to confirm either way. I was told of our delegation's voting in good faith by Mrs Gerrard, nevertheless Mr Payne insists that he voted for the motion and did not abstain. In light of Mr Payne's subsequent interest in the subject, I am prepared to accept that he did in fact vote for the motion. I apologise for any undue embarassment which the conference report may have caused him.

LETTER Broad Left Bashing Phys ics 25th April, 1975 Dear Sir, Your cynicism a t the l e a d e r s h i p p r o p o s e d by the b r o a d left at L l a n d u d n o i n the Education motion is well founded. The disgraceful t a c t i c s of A l S t e w a r t at Surrey w e r e n o t the a c t i o n s o f a n i n d i v i d u a l but the Policy of the broad left in practice a n d I fear w i l l be n o t h i n g c o m p a r e d to the i n a c t i v i t y a n d s e l l - o u t s that w i l l c o m e from the broad left n e x t y e a r . T h e c o m p l a c e n c y (as y o u term i t ) of the N U S e x e c u t i v e i s a conscious betrayal of the f i g h t that s t u d e n t s have to take up to defend t h e i r g r a n t s , housing and education facilit i e s i n a p e r i o d of s l u m p . T h e huge turn-outs a t the N U S demos t h i s y e a r were a s l a p i n the f a c e f o r the b r o a d l e f t

w h o moan about C J O . a p a t h y . T h e r e i s n o a p a t h y t oday—onl y a v a c u u m of l e a d e r s h i p . T h i s c a n n o t be f i l l e d b y c a l l s for more m i l i t a n c y , o n l y by a fight for s o c i a l i s t policies which i s conspicuous by its a b s e n c e from the broad left motions. It i s n o s u r p r i s e that the W R P were the f i r s t to warn of the d a n g e r s of s l u m p to the c o n f e r e n c e i n o p p o s i t i o n to the "boom-in-77" posturings of the I S ' s l e a d i n g e c o n o m i s t J o h n P a l m e r of the G u a r d i a n a n d to w a r n that the L a b o u r P a r t y M P w o u l d b e t r a y en masse a g a i n s t the " L a b o u r L e f t s w i l l f i g h t " m o u t h i n g s of the C P a n d the B r o a d l e f t where w a s the r u s h to suppor t E r i c Heffer? As for Trev Phillips' a p p e a l s to V i c e - C h a n c e l l o r s to s t o p v i c t i m i s i n g s t u d e n t s — they p l a c e h i m o n the same c l o u d n i n e a s y o u were before y o u d i s c o v e r e d t h e b i a s o f the c a p i t a l i s t p r e s s , e x c e p t that i n P h i l l i p s ' c a s e he k n o w s a l l too w e l l the w a s t e o f t i m e o f such diversionary appeals—he and the r e s t of the broad l e f t w i l l P r e n t i c e ' s most t r u s t e d lieutenants i n t h e y e a r to come. Alasdhair Campbell

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1„ In the year before gallery, add SOO with comments(9). 2. T o tip up a tube(5). 3. I'm not p r a c t i c a l , putting fish before a roll(8) 4. I'm unchanging, putting metal before one insect(9). 5. Methodist, perhaps? Just for this occasion(5). 6. P i c k one's way to step round his head(6). 7. We nine bet, when smashed, to be like the Goodies?{2,7). 8. T h e college type of drunkard(5). 14. Cattle twitch after degree of movement{9). 15 . T e n back and forth round one in poles, one between posts (6,3). 17. Incorrectly announces condition in young girl(9). 18. Coming out and turning half-' simple in din(8). 21. F i n i s h in attempt to be withit(6). 22. G o d , old city turns up in the eountry!(5). 23. Put out, I've upped and caught . - . (5). 25.-.. sneak on the lawn{5).

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Elections T h e r e are s t i l l v a c a n c i e s for some p o s t s . F i l l in a n o m i n a t i o n pa- j( or come to the U n i o n M e e t i n g on May 1st and put y o u r name forward t h e r e . I h a v e more d e t a i l s if a n y o n e i s i n t e r e s t e d . r

Insurance We h a v e s e c u r e d a p o l i c y for a l l s t u d e n t s l i v i n g in H a l l , H o u s e , or U n i o n F l a t s for next s e s s i o n . T h i s c o v e r s y o u for up to £500 a g a i n s t theft by any means a s w e l l a s fire e t c . It a l s o c o v e r s you a g a i n s t p e r s o n a l l i a b i l i t y . T h e o n l y c a t c h i s that e a c h s t u d e n t in r e s i d e n c e must pay £2 per y e a r for the c o v e r , the amount i s p a y a b l e w i t h the f i r s t terms rent.

Social Colours T h e s e a r e a w a r d e d a n n u a l l y at the A G M . If a n y o n e w i s h e s to n o m i n a t e s o m e o n e for an a w a r d , p l e a s e s e n d a note e x p l a i n i n g y o u r r e a s o n s to me in the O f f i c e before 14th M a y .

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REVIEWS RECORDS James Wilkinson The Radiophonic Workshop (BBC Records) T H I S R E C O R D of e l e c t r o n i c m u s i c from the B B C R a d i o p h o n i c W o r k s h o p i s d e s i g n e d to e n t e r t a i n . In d o i n g s o it a l s o d e m o n s t r a t e s the w h o l e range of e l e c t r o n i c m u s i c from the p r o d u c t i o n of the s o u n d s s i m i l a r to c o n v e n t i o n a l i n s t r u m e n t s , through w i e r d d r i f t i n g mood m u s i c ( r e m i n i s c e n t of Tangerine Dream's work), to s o u n d e f f e c t s and other u n h o l y n o i s e s . E a c h t r a c k i s c r e d i t e d to a n i n d i v i d u a l c o m p o s e r . My f a v o u r i t e i s " R o m a n e s c a n Rout" in w h i c h the s t e r e o facility, s o u n d e f f e c t s , and m u s i c s i m i l a r to that p r o d u c e d by c o n v e n t i o n a l instruments are a l l merged to good e f f e c t . A n interesting album.

Hie Roy Buchanan: Rescue Me (Polydor) IN S O M E c i r c l e s R o y B u c h a n a n Is regarded a s the new g u i t a r - h e r o , though not necessarily agreeing with his a s s e r t i o n h i m s e l f — and r i g h t l y s o . O n t h i s a l b u m he d i s p l a y s a n e x t e n s i v e , i m p r e s s i v e c o n t r o l of h i s instrument w i t h h i s b l u e s u p b r i n g i n g a l w a y s to the fore, a n d a n i m a g i n a t i o n not far b e h i n d the t e c h n i q u e . H e p r o d u c e s s t r e a m s of f l u i d guitar phrases as e a s i l y as a jagged s t a c c a t o run from w i t h i n a w e l t e r of

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s o u l f u l b r a s s a n d p e r c u s s i o n (as on the t r a c k ) . A l l t h i s h o w e v e r i s marred by the u s e of t u n e s l a g g i n g 10 or 2 0 y e a r s b e h i n d the t i m e s , f e a t u r i n g s u c h e x c e s s i v e l y drawn-out b l u e s j a m s a s " C . C . Ryder" and v a r i o u s numbers that s h o u l d h a v e been l o c k e d In the c l o s e t a g e s a g o . O b s o l e t e s o u n d s d o not s e l l r e c o r d s and Roy B u c h a n a n ' s reputation should take a p o u n d i n g for a l l o w i n g s u c h m e d i o c r i t y to be r e l e a s e d . T h i s , h i s 4th a l b u m , might j u s t a s w e l l be h i s 100th for a l l i t ' s i n n o v a t i o n s . It s t a n d s s i m p l y a s a r e p l i c a of the other t h r e e . I t ' s a pity that h i s roots are embedded in the overgrown s o i l of the p a s t , b e c a u s e h i s a b i l i t y c o u l d have made h i m a n important m u s i c i a n . He has chosen his " m e t i e r " however a n d t h e s e d a y s pure b l u e s have very l i t t l e to s a y .

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David McLellan: Marx (Fontana) N E I T H E R die-hard anti-communists nor c o m m i t t e d m a r x i s t s w i l l find t h i s book p l e a s a n t r e a d i n g . M c L e l l a n t r i e s to d e m y s t i f y the prophet M a r x , and t o some e x t e n t he s u c c e e d s . C o n t r a r y to p o p u l a r b e l i e f Marx w a s more o f a s o c i o - e c o n o m i c a n a l y s t rather than a latter-day J e r e m i a h . H i s p r o l i f i c w r i t i n g s , immense in s c o p e , portray a highly intellectual mind a t t e m p t i n g t o g r a s p the e s s e n t i a l s of human s o c i e t y and l i f e . M a r x ' s a t t e m p t s to p r o v i d e a c o h e s i v e a n d t o t a l image of h u m a n i t y s e e m s to have f a i l e d , b e c a u s e h e w a s p a t e n t l y u n a b l e t o d r a w a l l the d i f f e r e n t s t r a n d s of h i s own p h i l o s o phical, s o c i a l and economic thought t o g e t h e r . T h i s t a s k w a s left to h i s d i s c i p l e s w h o s e e m e d o n l y i n t e r e s t e d in g r a f t i n g t h e i r o w n i d e a s onto the body of Marxist

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interesting side e f f e ct h a s been the c o n t r o v e r s y a b o u t how much Marx w a s influenced by Hegelian philosophy. M c L e l l a n s e e m s to s i d e w i t h the G e o r g e L u k a i n s c h o o l of thought in m a i n t a i n i n g that both M a r x ' s e a r l i e r a n d latter Hegel's w r i t i n g s w e r e i n f l u e n c e d by concept of man's "alienation". To s o m e extent M c L e l l a n may be right, but one c a n n o t h e l p but s u s p e c t that a s a Marxian s c h o l a r who is deeply involved in h i s s u b j e c t , he i s t r y i n g to project h i s own l i b e r a l h u m a n i s t b e l i e f s onto the m a r x i s t p h i l o s o p h y that he w r i t e s a b o u t .

Summer Vacation Accommodation 1975. Accommodation w i l l be a v a i l a b l e from 30th June - 16th September 1975 for Imperial College students and staff in the H a l l s of R e s i d e n c e , Student H o u s e s and Student Union F l a t s (mainly shared rooms). A p p l i cation forms can be obtained from the R e s i de nc e Office, Room 151, College B l o c k from l s t May. The c l o s i n g date for submitting application forms will be Thursday, 15th May, 1975. Students at present in residence in a H a l l , House or Student Union F l a t who require accommodation for any period after the night of Saturday, 21st June, 1975 must apply as above.

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TRAFALGAR SQUARE, S U N D A Y M A Y 4th 3 p . m . K E E P IC IN E U R O P E !


COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS T H E 192ND M e e t i n g of the Imperial C o l l e g e U n i o n opened around 6pm w i t h the P r e s i d e n t , Mr P h i l l i p s , in the c h a i r .

s i d e r the w o r k i n g s of H a m l e t G a r d e n s . Overseas Students: T h e f o l l o w i n g motion w a s presented a n d

Matters arising from the last meeting:

p a s s e d : "Council resolves to oppose the increases in view of overseas students. Council its effect on students and especially calls for the reps to take action to oppose the increases in Governing Body In the appropriate manner." T h e P r e s i d e n t of

R e g a r d i n g the n o t i c e about a D e b a t i n g c o n t e s t o r g a n i s e d by the N e w U n i v e r s i t y of U l s t e r w h i c h had been p a s s e d on to the E d i t o r of F E L I X to p u b l i s h , it w a s reported that t h e n o t i c e h a d not been printed b e c a u s e the p a r t i c u l a r F E L I X w h i c h it w o u l d have gone into w o u l d have appeared after the c l o s i n g date for a p p l i c a t i o n s to be r e c e i v e d . T h u s the n o t i c e w a s not p r i n t e d . S o m e o n e r e m a r k e d " a very

shrewd

move"

.

French Trip: M r B r a n t h w a i t e reported a r e c i p r o c a l v i s i t had been made by the F r e n c h . H e had r e c e i v e d no h e l p from C o u n c i l members. T h e F r e n c h s t u d e n t s d i d make a n u i s a n c e of themselves.

Correspondence: A letter h a s been r e c e i v e d from M a d e l e y C o l l e g e of E d u c a t i o n Students U n i o n r e g a r d i n g the v i c t i m i s a t i o n of Mr J o h n Warburton, a t e a c h e r w h o refused to u n d e r t a k e not to m e n t i o n t h e word or e v e n make r e f e r e n c e to ' h o m o s e x u a l i t y ' . A p e t i t i o n of support w a s handed round for s i g n a t u r e s .

President's Business T h e d i s p u t e a t L a n c a s t e r w a s o u t l i n e d a n d support for t h e s t u d e n t s at the u n i v e r s i t y t h e r e w a s c a l l e d for, not o n l y v e r b a l l y but p h y s i c a l l y a s w e l l . Weeks Hall: Mr A b r a h a m , the P G A O , a s k e d t h e P r e s i d e n t to make r e p r e s e n t a t i o n s i n C o l l e g e B l o c k to s e e if it w o u l d be p o s s i b l e to k e e p W e e ks o p e n d u r i n g the summer for P G ' s . A l t h o u g h the P r e s i d e n t o p p o s e d , C o u n c i l a g r e e d that he s h o u l d do s o . Governing

Body/Council

Dinner:

T h e d i n n e r a s s u c h i s now

off, but some sort of event w a s c o n s i d e r e d to be a good idea in p r i n c i p l e . T h e P r e s i d e n t i s to p e r s u e t h i s l i n e w i t h C o l l e g e B l o c k w i t h a v i e w to o r g a n i s i n g s o m e sort of f u n c t i o n on J u n e 20th. Finance: T h e U n i o n i s to a s k for a s u b v e n t i o n of £82.330 (compared w i t h £57,820). T h e c l a i m amounts (with other income) to a per c a p i t a fee of £20.50 a n d i s b a s e d o n s i m p l y meeting increased c o s t s . Student Residence: T h e P r e s i d e n t reported that i n f l a t i o n i s now s o high that some c o l l e g e a u t h o r i t i e s intend to r e v i e w h a l l rents termly i n s t e a d of a n n u a l l y . H e s u g g e s t e d if t h i s were to be the c a s e , then grants too s h o u l d c o m e under r e v i e w t e r m l y . M e n t i o n w a s made of the 2 0 extra p l a c e s w h i c h have been a l l o c a t e d to women and the fact that the U n i o n o p p o s e d the m o v e . It w a s s u g g e s t e d that a Working P a r t y s h o u l d be s e t u p to c o n -

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Motion: T h i r d World

R S M U , Mr Mortimer, h a d proposed a ' d e l e t e a l l a n d i n s e r t ' amendment a s k i n g for the matter to be taken to a U G M , but t h i s w a s defeated . Fellowships: It w a s reported that the U n i o n c a n n o w nominate persons for e l e c t i o n a s a F e l l o w of Imperial C o l l e g e . Joint-Council: It w a s recommended that t h i s m e e t i n g s h o u l d be s t r u c t u r e d a s I.Normal b u s i n e s s . 2 . A n n u a l R e p o r t s . 3 . D i s c u s s i o n p a p e r s . T h e m e e t i n g w i l l start at 2 . 3 0 p m . T h e R e c t o r h a s been a s k e d to a t t e n d the latter part of the m e e t i n g , w h i c h one member d e s c r i b e d a s g o i n g "Down memory lane." PG Conference: T h e P G A O g a v e a v e r b a l report of t h i s c o n f e r e n c e , the major t o p i c of w h i c h c o n c e r n e d the s t a t u s of P G ' s .

Hon. S e e ' s Business Insurance: C o n c e r n w a s e x p r e s s e d that s t u d e n t s might not be w i l l i n g t o pay t h e £2 that they a r e n o w e x p e c t e d to p a y for f u l l insurance coverage. Reciprocal agreements: A b o u t 8 0 0 of t h e s e have been s e n t out and around 5 0 h a v e been r e c e i v e d b a c k s o far. O n e i n s t i t u t i o n d i d not w i s h t o be h e l d l i a b l e . T h e i r a p p l i c a t i o n w a s therefore r e j e c t e d . It w a s determined that r e c i p r o c a l a g r e e m e n t s do e x t e n d to L i f e members. Badminton Club: T h e H o n . S e c . i s to a p p r o a c h C o l l e g e re: w h i t e l i n e s on the G r e a t H a l l f l o o r . Registration Card: A n e w format w a s d i s p l a y e d a n d g e n e r a l l y agreed u p o n . N e x t y e a r it w i l l c o n t a i n a photograph.' Parking: Many c a r s have been reported p a r k i n g i n U n i o n d e s i g n a t e d a r e a s i l l e g a l l y . T h e matter i s to be t a k e n up at the Parking Committee.

Finance: T h e f i n a n c i a l statement w a s presented by D r W e a l e . A n item, the E x t e r n a l A f f a i r s C o m m i t t e e figure, w a s m i s s i n g . T h e E A O s a i d "I've

been

purged

by

the

bureaucracy."

Deputy President's Business: T h e D P reported that the c l o c k on l e v e l V2 had been r e p l a c e d . Someone pointed out that t h e c l o c k had been r e m o v e d . T h e D P ' s comment w a s " W h o ' s bleedin'

nicked

it??"

Pots: T h e r e i s to be a n e w s h e l f for pots i n t h e U n i o n B a r . T h e r e w a s i n c o n c l u s i v e d i s c u s s i o n on pots, defunct p o t s , number of pots, p r e s e n c e of p e r s o n a l p o t s . Maintenance: T h e r e w a s a request to transfer £150 from the general a c c o u n t into t h i s a c c o u n t . T h i s w a s a g r e e d . Union Cleaning: T h e D P a s k e d to s p e n d £500 on c l e a n i n g the Union B u i l d i n g . C o u n c i l approved. College Safety Committee: H e a l t h & Safety at Work A c t . T h e D P h i g h l i g h t e d the fact that s t u d e n t s a r e c o n s i d e r e d a s neither e m p l o y e r s nor e m p l o y e e s . T h e y feature in t h i s l e g i s l a t i o n s i m p l y a s members of the p u b l i c . T h e important r a m i f i c a t i o n s w h i c h stem from the A c t w e r e o u t l i n e d . C o u n c i l r e s o l v e d to support the D P ' s v i e w that there s h o u l d be a C o l l e g e Safety O f f i c e r .

Publications Board Minutes: Radio: C o u n c i l a g r e e d that i c r a d i o c o u l d u s e t h e P . A . s y s t e m in the U n i o n a n d S o u t h s i d e for a t r i a l period of o n e t e r m . T h e E x e c i s to keep t h i s c o n s t a n t l y under r e v i e w . T h e move to i n c o r porate a d v e r t i s i n g , h o w e v e r , w a s r e j e c t e d .

Student Residence Report: E M E R G E N C Y UNION MEETING T O DISCUSS T H E E E C C O N C E R T H A L L 1.00pm T H U R S D A Y M A Y 8 T H 1975 Should be fun!!

T h e r e are s o m e rooms a v a i l a b l e for t h e rest o f the s e s s i o n at H a m l e t G a r d e n s . T h e r e are some s i n g l e rooms available also. A p p l y to t h e R e s i d e n c e O f f i c e , R o o m 161 C o l l e g e B l o c k , or to Mr S C r o f t o n , Mech E n g P G

STOP PRESS Re: Deputy P r e s i d e n t ' s b u s i n e s s i n " C o u n c i l H i g h l i g h t s " ( t his p a g e ) . It i s now u n d e r s t o o d that C o l l e g e m a i n t e n a n c e w o r k e r s h a v e t a k e n the c l o c k from l e v e l Vi i n the U n i o n b e c a u s e the f i x i n g of the c l o c k w a s c o n s i d e r e d to be u n s a t i s f a c t o r y . It i s to be r e p l a c e d i n the near future " m o r e than adequately a f f i x e d . "

C o u n c i l a g r e e d in p r i n c i p l e to the s e t t i n g - u p of a U n i o n L a u n d r y , but f e l t that C o l l e g e s h o u l d pay for i t . T h e report on the A c c o m m o d a t i o n C o n f e r e n c e w a s referred back on a vote by 11 v o t e s to 10.

Campaigning

Procedures:

T h e H o n . S e c . presented her paper w h i c h o u t l i n e d v a r i o u s a s p e c t s of c a m p a i g n i n g p r o c e d u r e (this refers to c o m p a i g n i n g for the s a b b a t i c a l p o s t s a n a D P ) w h i c h were thought to be d e s i r a b l e . There followed general d i s c u s s i o n . AJ0.B. T h e Student R e s i d e n c e O f f i c e r , Mr S a l i s b u r y , presented a motion c o n c e r n i n g the s e l e c t i o n procedure for r e s i d e n t s in H a m l e t G a r d e n s . It c a l l e d for a p r e s e r v a t i o n of the p r e s e n t s y s t e m of s e l e c t i o n — a p p a r e n t l y at the w a r d e n ' s p e r s o n a l d i s c r e t i o n — for t h i s y e a r and then put down new rules a n d r e g u l a t i o n next y e a r , the motion w a s r e j e c t e d . T h e E d i t o r of F E L I X , Mr W i l l i a m s , proposed that, in light of the t i m e - w a s t i n g often a s s o c i a t e d w i t h p r o c e d u r a l motions b e i n g moved by reference to the numbering l i s t e d in s t a n d i n g o r d e r s , C o u n c i l s h o u l d in future refer to a p r o c e d u r a l motion (or any s t a n d i n g order) by i t s c o n t e n t and not by i t s n u m b e r . C o u n c i l agreed. T h e m e e t i n g w a s adj ourne d at 12.20am (the g u i l l o t i n e h a v i n g been s u s p e n d e d at 11 pm).

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