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W E D N E S D A Y , 14TH M A Y , 1975

No. 389

NEW FELLOWS FOR

IC

T H E G O V E R N I N G B o d y of the I m p e r i a l C o l l e g e of S c i e n c e a n d Technology has elected five new«Fellows of I m p e r i a l C o l l e g e who w i l l r e c e i v e t h e i r s c r o l l s of F e l l o w s h i p a t the A n n u a l Commemoration D a y ceremony i n the R o y a l A l b e r t H a l l o n T h u r s d a y 23 O c t o b e r 1 9 7 5 : Em e r i t u s P r o f e s s o r Harry J o n e s , F R S , H e a d of the D e p a r t m e n t of M a t h e m a t i c s at I m p e r i a l C o l l e g e from 1 9 5 5 t o 1 9 7 0 , P r o R e c t o r 1970 to 1 9 7 2 ; The Rt H o n . Lord Rothschild, G M , F R S , Director General of the C e n t r a l P o l i c y R e v i e w Staff i n the C a b i n e t O f f i c e from 1970 to 1 9 7 4 , C h a i r m a n of N . M . Rothschild and Sons; The Rt Hon. Sir L e s l i e Scarman, PC, O B E , L o r d J u s t i c e of A p p e a l s i n c e 1 9 7 3 ; C h a i r m a n of the C o u r t of the U n i v e r s i t y of London; Dr Alfred Spinks, E x e c u t i v e D i r e c t o r of I m p e r i a l C h e m i c a l Industries L t d ; M i s s Margaret W e s t o n , D i r e c t o r of the S c i e n c e M u s e u m , G o v e r n o r of I m p e r i a l C o l l e g e s i n c e 1 9 7 3 .

IC UNION SAYS 'YES' TO EEC A T A poorly attended meeting last Thursday IC Union overshelmingly voted in favour of Britain remaining in the Common Market. The debate was, on the whole,characterised by a distinct lack of knowledge about the issues involved'.

IC R A G OR NOT? AFTER AN extremely s u c c e s s f u l year c o l l e c t i n g a m a s s i v e £8,500 for c h a r i t y , t h e IC R a g Committee has decided that it w a n t s a new n a m e . One s u g g e s t i o n put forward was that of LIMP ("London, I m p e r i a l ) Rag, w i t h a c r u t c h a s i t s s y m b o l , but s i n c e t h i s might c a u s e offence to c e r t a i n c h a r i t i e s , the R a g c o m m i t t e e decided against i t . Now, a competition has b e e n i n i t i a t e d for the purpose of f i n d i n g a n e w n a m e . T h e p r i z e i s to be a b o t t l e of w h i s k y a n d a l l s u g g e s t i o n s for the new name s h o u l d be s e n t t o : R a g , I C U n i o n O f f i c e , o n or before W e d n e s d a y 2 8 t h M a y . All suggestions will be welcomed.

The main motion was i n t r o d u c e d by T e r e n c e P y e . T h i s w a s immediately followed by a ' d e l e t e a l l a n d i n s e r t ' amendment b y I C U P r e s i d e n t Trevor P h i l l i p s . He spoke at l e n g t h o n the u n d e m o c r a t i c nature of the C o m m o n M a r k e t i n s t i t u t i o n s , a n d a s s e r t e d that the powers of d e c i s i o n m a k i n g w o u l d be removed from the elected representatives a n d p l a c e d i n the hands of the Brussels bureaucracy. This w a s f o l l o w e d b y s p e e c h e s for a n d a g a i n s t the amendment, with the main speeches a g a i n s t ' c o n c e n t r a t i n g on the theme that "we are already in Europe and we would lose far more if we got Out than stayed in." T h e speeches against were s i m i l a r t o T r e v P h i l l i p s ' p r o p o s a l s p e e c h e x c e p t that more d e t a i l s w e r e a d d e d t o b a c k up the arguments that h a d already been stated. This

More on Hamlet INTERESTED in working for F E L I X next year? If s o , drop into the F E L I X Office and have a chat with the Editor or contact next year's Editor, Paul Ekpenyong, in Garden Hall Room 43. Several positions are open and the work is hard but very interesting and rewarding'.

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a p p l i c a n t s . T h e Warden i s to have the same p o w e r s of s e l e c t i o n of r e - a p p l i c a n t s a s the other wardens. A d d i t i o n a l l y , i t w a s further disclosed that the s e l e c t i o n c o m m i t t e e i s to g i v e p r e f e r e n c e to m a r r i e d s t u d e n t s where both It w i l l c o n s i s t o f the parties are I C students. There P r e s i d e n t , the H o n . S e c r e t a r y , i s a l s o to be a p p r o x i m a t e l y the the Warden a n d o n e o f t h e S u b same p e r c e n t a g e of p l a c e s g o i n g w a r d e n s of the h e a d t e n a n c y to e a c h group (second-years, scheme. t h i r d - y e a r s , P G ' s ) a s there are 2 0 % of the p l a c e s w i l l be a p p l i c a n t s i n e a c h group. g o i n g t o r e - a p p l i c a n t s a n d the r e m a i n d e r w i l l go to n e w • See page 3 F U R T H E R T O the s t o r y on H a m l e t G a r d e n s (front p a g e , F E L I X N o . 3 8 7 ) , the I C U n i o n E x e c h a v e come to a d e c i s i o n r e g a r d i n g the c o m p o s i t i o n of t h e c o m m i t t e e for s e l e c t i n g new a p p l i c a n t s .

brought a r i p o s t e from the R S M U President, JohnMortiner, w h o a s k e d the H o u s e n o t to be taken i n by these ' d e t a i l s ' . He w e n t on to defend B r i t a i n ' s and concluded membership that w e a re better off s t a y i n g i n . Trev P h i l l i p s i n summing up a c c u s e d J o h n M o r t i m e r of u s i n g " cheap debating points." T h e amendment w a s then p u t to the H o u s e a n d d e f e a t e d . A s e c o n d amendment w a s then p r e s e n t e d w h i c h s t a t e d that I C U s h o u l d not take a d e f i n i t e s t a n d on the i s s u e , and that e a c h s t u d e n t s h o u l d not take a d e f i n i t e s t a n d o n the i s s u e , a n d that each to student s h o u l d be l e f t h i m s e l f (or h e r s e l f ) t o d e c i d e which w a y to v o t e . T h i s amendment w a s a l s o d e f e a t e d w h e r e u p o n the debate on the substantive was resumed. Then were further s p e e c h e s on the m o t i o n w i t h the most n o t a b l e one c o m i n g from the P G A f f a i r s Officer, T o m Abraham in which he broke w i t h h i s l e f t - w i n g c o l l e a g u e s by c o m i n g out i n favour of E E C m e m b e r s h i p . Countering these arguments Mr Phillips described Mr Abraham's p o i n t s a s "Trotslcyist tripe". T h e motion was then v o t e d upon i n p a r t s , the section dealing with the p u b l i c i s i n g of I C U ' s p o s i t i o n Street (by w r i t i n g to F l e e t etc) being taken papers s e p a r a t e l y . B o t h parts were p a s s e d . A p l e a that s u c h a small meeting s h o u l d not mandate i t s o f f i c e r s t o p u b l i c i s e the o p i n i o n s e x p r e s s e d i n the m o t i o n of b e i n g those o f I C U was ignored.


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Michael Williams P E O P L E H A V E ASKED ME: "Why are you producing two four-page F E L I C E S per week as opposed to, say, one eight-pager per week?" There are two main reasons for doing this. F i r s t l y , F E L I X has never been produced twice a week, so in some respects the two-a-week program can be considered as an experimental pilot scheme just to see if it can be done single-handed by one person. The answer at the moment appears to be ' y e s it can be done'. Secondly, it can be stated categorically that with all the F E L I X staff now studying furiously for exams (they hurt not only the students who are studying for them) it would be physically impossible for me to single-handedly produce an eight (or more) page F E L I X simply because of process of finishing called 'collation'. T h i s is where one puts one sheet of F E L I X into another to produce the finished article. It would take me in excess of six hours solid to fold, collate, count and stack the 2,200 copies of F E L I X which are produced'. Sabbatical I may be,Superman I am not'. "What are you going to do after your year as E d i t o r ? " It is strange the number of people who believe that my year as Editor is being used as a stepping-stone into the metastable world of journalism. Nothing could be further from the truth. In September I shall be here at IC commencing studies leading to a PhD in one of the specialised areas of polymer chemistry. I hope this satisfies everyone's semi- morbid curiosity. FELIX. Newspaper of Imperial Michael J . L . Williams C o l l e g e Union Editor P u b l i s h e d by the Editor on behalf of the Imperial C o l l e g e Union Publications Board. Printed Offset-litho on the Union premises. Thanks to G i l l , Ian, John. F E L I X Office, IC U n i o n , Telephone: Int. 2881 Prince Consort Ftd, London 01/5895111 Ext.2166 SW7 2 B B . © 1975

LETTER BENN AND T H E E E C Imperial I Oth May,

College 1975

Dear S i r , I f e e i 1 must b r i n g t o your a t t e n t i o n the h y p o c r i s y of the ex-hereditory peer a n d a n t i m a r k e t e e r , Mr B e n n . F o l l o w i n g an a n t i - E u r o p e a n speech at B r i s t o l U n i v e r s i t y , he c a l l e d for a s h o w of hands on whe the r or not B r i ta i n s h o u l d r e m a i n i n the E E C . A s at I C , the vote w a s m a s s i v e l y i n f a v o u r o f o u r c o n t i n u e d memb e r s h i p , s h o w i n g that, w h a t e v e r ridiculour arguments such anti-marketeers bring up, c o m m o n s e n a c ( w h i c h the L e f t i Like t o c a l l ' i g n o r a n c e ' ) c a n p r e v a i l . Mr B e n n ' s r e p l y w a s , " 7 think that shows something of the social origins of university students ." U n d o u b t edly B r i s t o l , with a medical s c h o o l o f some n o t e , a t t r a c t s a fair proportion o f ' m i d d l e c l a s s ' students, but the i m p l i c a t i o n that there exists a class barrier between those who w i l l vote y e s and n o i n the c o m i n g referendum i s a myth t y p i c a l of M r B e n n , a p o l i t i c i a n w h o t h r i v e s on s t r i f e . P e r s o n a l l y I have s e v e r a l reasons for o p p o s i n g the e x t r e m e s of r i g h t and left o n the E E C i s s u e . F i r s t a n d foremost c o m e s m y future j o b security, which w i l l depend;

d i r e c t l y or i n d i r e c t l y , o n the s u c c e s s of private enterprise . W h i l e there i s much c r i t i c i s m of the ' m u l t i n a t i o n a l s ' , the massive inflation and r e c e s s i o n following E E C withdrawal w o u l d u n d o u b t e d l y reduce s u c h companies graduate intake. w h y have three Secondly, s u c c e s s i v e governments under Macmillan, Wilson and Heath found the n e c e s s i t y t o a p p l y E E C membership? It for appears that throughout the s i x t i e s our trade w i t h w e s t e r n E u r o p e a n d p a r t i c u l a r l y the six increased, with a corresp o n d i n g d e c r e a s e i n trade w i t h the C o m m o n w e a l t h . N o w that w e are i n the m a r k e t , w i t h o u t the t a r i f f s of the l a s t d e c a d e , and c o m m o n w e a l t h countries have found other markets, withdrawal would be v e r y s e r i o u s . A l s o , there i s the much talked of i s s u e of sovereignity. While the 'internationalists' o n the L e f t w a n t u s to r e i n f o r c e our n a t i o n a l b a r r i e r s and c o m p l a i n of a loss o f s o v e r e i g n i t y t o B r u s s e l s , the mere fact that we are h o l d i n g a referendum s h o w s that we h a v e the f i n a l c h o i c e . F i n a l l y , vote y e s o n J u n e 5th — the r e s u l t o f a n o v o t e , politically and economically, on B r i t a i n ' s future, w i l l be disastrous. Yours faithfully Francis Toye P S B r i n g b a c k the e i g h t - p a g e F E L I X ...please!

Tom

Abraham

T H I S IS the l a s t 'PiG Affairs Corner' from m e . My retirement date i s fast a p p r o a c h i n g and my s u c c e s s o r , w h o w i l l be e l e c t e d at the A G M on the 15th M a y , w i l l d e c i d e w h e t h e r or not t o c o n t i n u e h a v i n g a regular c o l u m n i n F E L I X . My p e r s o n a l o p i n i o n i s that it is a l r i g h t provided there a r e more c o n t r i b u t i o n s from rank and fileRG's. T h e meeting on M a y 1 5 t h s h o u l d h o p e f u l l y mark a h i g h y e a r s in w h i c h t o produce a point in P G a f f a i r s . First P h . D t h e s i s — ie actually there w i l l be reports from t h e contribute towards the principal officers, John Porter extension of the frontiers of and myself. John w i l l t e l l you knowledge. what we have done w i t h our S h o u l d the m o t i o n on the money, how much w e h a v e s t a t u s of P G ' s be p a s s e d , left and what w e intend d o i n g there w i l l have t o be i m m e d i a t e with the remainder. I s h a l l a c t i o n o n o n e of the p r i n c i p a l g i v e a n a c c o u n t of my a c t i v i t i e s d e m a n d s , w h i c h i s that a l l d u r i n g the past y e a r , i n c l u d i n g " t u i t i o n " fees for p o s t g r a d u a t e the f u l l truth b e h i n d the r e s e a r c h s t u d e n t s be a b o l i s h e d . "PGAO

on the exec?"

saga.

We hope t o f o l l o w t h i s w i t h a n important d e b a t e o n t h e s t a t u s of P G ' s — w h e t h e r w e s h o u l d be treated a s r e s e a r c h w o r k e r s and be p a i d a r e a s o n able wage orwhetherwe should remain a s s t u d e n t s . There are a d v a n t a g e s and d i s a d v a n t a g e s in both but on b a l a n c e I f e e l that b e i n g c l a s s e d a s ' r e s e a r c h w o r k e r s ' w o u l d be better. T h i s i s , and I w o u l d l i k e t o s t r e s s t h i s p o i n t , part of a n a t i o n a l d e b a t e g o i n g o n among p o s t graduates and college a u t h o r i t i e s about P G r e s e a r c h work. A s a n example, Leeds University Senate have proposed a model whereby postgraduates would be employed as'research assistants' and given s i x

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There is also an important motion to be introduced by Richard Upton dealing with the relationship between the PG group and College as well as with the Union. At the moment our powers are not clearly defined. I feel that ICPGG should demand complete policy-making control over PG affairs and ask that ICU and the College recognise our new role.

I hope a s many of y o u a s p o s s i b l e w i l l try to c o m e t o the A G M i n E l e c E n g 4 0 7 a t 1pm o n T h u r s d a y M a y 1 5 t h . T h e p o i n t s to b e d i s c u s s e d a r e v e r y fundemental in nature a n d s i n c e it a f f e c t s e v e r y s i n g l e postgrad i n C o l l e g e , it i s i n your i n t e r e s t to try a n d a t t e n d this meeting.

DON

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O N W E D N E S D A Y , T h u r s d a y and F r i d a y of t h i s w e e k a team from the S o u t h L o n d o n B l o o d T r a n s f u s i o n C e n t r e w i l l be v i s i t ing the C o l l e g e in a further attempt to e x t r a c t b l o o d from s t u d e n t s . T h e d e t a i l s of the s e s s i o n may be found e l s e w h e r e in t h i s i s s u e and dotted a r o u n d the C o l l e g e , s o I w i l l not repeat them h e r e , e x c e p t t o e m p h a s i s e for the s a k e of o l d h a n d s (or a r m s ! ) that the venue h a s c h a n g e d from the U n i o n C o n c e r t H a l l to S o u t h s i d e L o w e r R e f e c t o r y . T h e c h a n g e i s d u e , not to a n e f a r i o u s Mooney p l o t , but to a D r a m s o c s u p e r - e p i c on the d a y s in q u e s t i o n . In t h i s a r t i c l e I merely w a n t t o point out the urgent and c o n t i n u i n g n e c e s s i t y for b l o o d i n our h o s p i t a l s , a n d to attempt to put p a i d t o some of the m y t h s , h a l f - t r u t h s a n d o l d w i v e s ' t a l e s that p e o p l e trot out when s e e k i n g to j u s t i f y t h e i r r e f u s a l to g i v e b l o o d . F i r s t l y the need for b l o o d i s urgent. A large proportion of the b l o o d t a k e n d u r i n g a s e s s i o n i s d e l i v e r e d t o the h o s p i t a l s the same d a y , and never e v e n s e e s a b l o o d b a n k . B l o o d i s u s a b l e for up to three o r four w e e k s after d o n a t i o n and the s m a l l p e r c e n t a g e that r e a c h e s t h i s a g e i s not w a s t e d , but turned into p l a s m a w h i c h w i l l k e e p i n d e f i n i t e l y . S o N O b l o o d i s w a s t e d . S e c o n d l y , It doesn't hurt, h o n e s t , f o l k s . Y o u merely feel a p i n - p r i c k i n the a r m , and t h a t ' s i t . T h e b l o o d removed, w h i c h a m o u n t s t o r o u g h l y % o f a pint i s r e p l a c e d w i t h i n a few hours and y o u ' l l n e v e r know i t w a s m i s s i n g . It i s true that p e o p l e h a v e been known to f e e l faint o r d i z z y after g i v i n g b l o o d , but in the m a i n t h i s i s more p s y c h o l o g i c a l than p h y s i c a l . T h i r d l y , i t d o e s not t a k e a l o n g t i m e . A t most t h e w h o l e p r o c e s s t a k e s 40 m i n u t e s , a n d t y p i c a l l y y o u c a n be away i n h a l f a n hour - i n c l u d i n g tea a n d b i s c u i t s . In c o n c l u s i o n , I w o u l d j u s t l i k e to urge y o u a l l t o be p u b l i c s p i r i t e d n e x t w e e k a n d g i v e f r e e l y of y o u r c o r p u s c l e s , y o u n e v e r know w h e n the c o m p l i m e n t may h a v e t o be r e t u r n e d . Ian McWalter


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"Hamlet Gardens Shock" F U R T H E R T O our front-page lead of the same name last Friday ( F E L I X No.387), D A V E S A L I S B U R Y , the IC Union Student Residence Officer, has written this article in reply. I H O P E to w r i t e a n a n s w e r to the a r t i c le on H a m l e t G a r d e n s w h i c h a p p e a r e d in the i s s u e of F E L I X dated 2 n d M a y . T h e h e a d l i n e has a s u b - t i t l e of "Clique" Perpetuation"

A Negations

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found that one d i c t i o n a r y d e f i n e s clique a s an a s s o c i a t e d number of p e r s o n s or an e x c l u s i v e s e t . T h e second meaning is nearer that u s u a l l y meant at I C . T h i s i s that it i s a s m a l l number of s t u d e n t s w h o w i s h t o e x c l u d e a n y other s t u d e n t s they do not want w i t h them, l a m informed by the Warden of H a m l e t G a r d e n s that t h o s e s t u d e n t s in the f l a t s d u r i n g the s e s s i o n 73/74 a n d w h o w i s h e d to r e m a i n for s e s s i o n 74/75 w e r e a b l e to remain i n the f l a t s . In one w a y it may be i n t e r p r e t i n g the word c l i q u e l i b e r a l l y , in that it e x c l u d e s some new a p p l i c a n t s . H o w e v e r it h a r d l y l i v e s up t o the s e n s a t i o n a l h e a d l i n e of the a r t i c l e : there i s not a s m a l l band of s t u d e n t s l i v i n g i n H a m l e t and Cambridge Gardens e t e r n a l l y .

" . . J h e r e is not a small band of s t u d e n t s living in H a m l e t and Cambridge Gardens eternally."

I w a s a c c u s e d of s e t t i n g up a c l i q u e in the s e c o n d paragraph by t r y i n g to a l l o w r e a p p l i c a n t s to remain in r e s i d e n c e for next y e a r . If t h i s i s s o then the r e a p p l i c a n t s w h o w e r e s u c c e s s f u l last y e a r are a l s o a c l i q u e , s i m i l a r l y the y e a r before e t c . T h e third paragraph p o i n t s out that T r e v P h i l l i p s q u e s t i o n e d my s t a n c e on the i s s u e of H a m l e t G a r d e n s . F i r s t my s t a n c e on H a m l e t G a r d e n s , w h i c h w a s presented at C o u n c i l on M o n d a y 2 8 t h A p r i l .1 proposed t w o m o t i o n s , the f i r s t b e i n g that the r e a p p l i c a n t s for the s e s s i o n 75/7 6 be a l l o w e d p l a c e s , the s e c o n d motion w a s that the e x e c 7 5 / 7 6 , Student R e s i d e n c e O f f i c e r 7 5 / 7 6 , a n d Warden of H a m l e t G a r d e n s 75/7 6 s h o u l d meet to consider formulating any rules and regulations which may s u b s e q u e n t l y a p e r t a i n to H a m l e t G a r d e n s a n d C a m b r i d g e Gardens.

"Jacqui Gerrard then agreed with the article as a whole saying that she thought it was okay."

My r e a s o n s for t h e s e p r o p o s a l s a r e a s f o l l o w s . D u r i n g l a s t term J a c q u i Gerrard a s k e d if I w o u l d w r i t e a n a r t i c l e to a p p e a r in F E L I X w h i c h w o u l d e x p l a i n the s i t u a t i o n w i t h regard to w h o i s a b l e to live in H a l l s , Houses and F l a t s . T h i s e x p l a i n e d the v a r i o u s q u o t a s , e g . 1 2 % r e a p p l i c a n t s , 1 8 % P G ' s e t c . in H a l l / H o u s e s . T h e paragraph d e a l i n g w i t h the F l a t s w a s r e a s o n a b l y v a g u e a s there d i d not a p p e a r t o be many firm ru les . Y o u may remember the s e n t e n c e "// Is policy that students wishing in the flats have and get priority

to have a second first choice of which over first time

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cants." I w r o t e a draft c o p y of the article which Jacqui Gerrard, A n n Henley, ( R e s i d e n c e C l e r k at the t i m e ) , S h a u n C r o f t o n (Warden)and M r S e a f o r d ( D o m e s t i c B u r s a r ) a l l r e a d . J a c q u i Gerrard o b j e c t e d to t h e w o r d s "Union policy" in the a b o v e s e n t e n c e w h i c h a p p e a r e d in the draft. I c h a n g e d t h i s by dropping the word "Union" a l o n g w i t h other minor c o r r e c t i o n s into a s e c o n d draft w h i c h h a d the s e n t e n c e a s a b o v e . J a c q u i G e r r a r d then a g r e e d w i t h the a r t i c l e a s a w h o l e s a y i n g that s h e thought it w a s o k a y .

The article appeared on M o n d a y ( F E L I X w a s late that I s s u e ) 1 0 t h M a r c h . C l o s i n g date for a p p l i c a t i o n s w a s 2 1 s t M a r c h - l e s s than t w o w e e k s l a t e r . I therefore a s s u m e that s t u d e n t s r e a d i n g t h i s a r t i c l e t a k e it a s b e i n g truthful - a s I d i d . Now Trev P h i l l i p s and Jacqui G e r r a r d are e f f e c t i v e l y s a y i n g t h i s i s not to be s o . B u t when d i d they s a y s o ? N o t a month or s o before c l o s i n g d a t e but a matter of d a y s before c l o s i n g d a t e . N o p u b l i c n o t i c e of t h i s a p p e a r e d in F E L I X u n t i l the a r t i c l e p r e s e n t i n g a b i a s e d v i e w a p p e a r e d . A n y c h a n g e s in the method of s e l e c t i o n s h o u l d be made p u b l i c a month in a d v a n c e a t l e a s t .

"Any changes in the method of selection should be made public a month in advance at least." T h i s time factor i s my main r e a s o n for the f i r s t p r o p o s a l I put to C o u n c i l , w h i c h w a s d e f e a t e d by a narrow m a r g i n . N e x t Is that i n s t e a d of r e a p p l i c a n t s b e i n g n o t i f ied before or about the end of the E a s t e r v a c a t i o n and new a p p l i c a n t s n o t i f i e d s o o n a f t e r w e h a v e the s i t u a t i o n w h e r e the forms (266 for 1 4 6 p l a c e s ) have not been s o r t e d t h r o u g h . T h i s i s a d r o p in t h e s t a n d a r d of s e r v i c e f o r s o m e s t u d e n t s that is not t o be t o l e r a t e d .

" T h i s is a drop in the standard of service some students that is not to be tolerated." I o b t a i n e d t w o l i s t s of r e s i d e n t s of the F l a t s r e l a t i n g t o the s e s s i o n s 7 3 / 7 4 and 7 4 / 7 5 . N o l i s t i s a v a i l a b l e for the previous years 71/72 and 72/73. Upon s o r t i n g through t h e s e l i s t s I h a v e found that l e s s than 3 0 % of the p l a c e s a r e occupied by r e a p p l i c a n t s , not s m a l l e n o u g h t o be a c l i q u e but not b i g e n o u g h to be "the

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year after year" that w i l l not a l l o w a n y new a p p l i c a n t s i s i t ? Some s t u d e n t s may remember the c i r c u m s t a n c e s s u r r o u n d i n g the s e t t i n g up of a Warden . H e w a s to be a n a d m i n i s t r a t o r a n d to k e e p a more r i g o u r o u s c o n t r o l of d i s c i p l i n e a s there had been a large number of c o m p l a i n t s from t h e n e i g h b o u r s . H a v i n g been a member of the Student H a l l C o m m i t t e e I hope I a m not m i s r e p r e s e n t i n g Hall

REVIEW FILM Tommy (Director Ken Russell) IN T H E f i l m v e r s i o n of P e t e T o w n s h e n d and t h e W h o ' s R o c k O p e r a "Tommy", K e n R u s s e l l ' s s t r o n g , w e i r d i mages r e a c t n e g a t i v e l y , for the most part, w i t h the m u s i c . O n l y in one o r two s c e n e s d i d what w a s h a p p e n i n g on the s c r e e n a d d t o the power of the s e c o n d t r a c k . Many of R u s s e l l ' s images w e r e c l e v e r and h a d s o m e t h i n g to s a y , many w e r e not and had n o t , a n d almost without e x c e p t i o n t h e y a l l f a i l e d to f i n d s u f f i c i e n t r e l e v a n c e to the m u s i c a n d l y r i c s . T h i s w a s not a i d e d by A n n - M a r g r e t ( T o m m y ' s Mother) a n d O l i v e r R e e d (her lover) w h o , w h i l e looking good a n d a c t i n g w e l l , respectively, cannot s i n g . C a n someone e x p l a i n

Wardens by s a y i n g that t hey d o not w i s h to have a very large proportion of f r e s h men b e c a u s e they c o n s i d e r the H a l l s then lack d i s c i p l i n e . I feel consequently that t h e F l a t s need r e a p p l i c a n t s w h o are h o p e f u l l y g o i n g to e x e r c i s e s o m e s e l f control. A g a i n i n the third paragraph of the a r t i c l e T r e v P h i l l i p s i s reported a s c o n d e m n i n g the a c t i o n b e i n g t a k e n o v e r H a m l e t G a r d e n s "which directly contradicts Union policy" to q u o t e the a r t i c l e .

In my c o p y of the U n i o n p o l i c y d o c u m e n t w h i c h a U n i o n m e e t i n g w i l l be a s k e d to ratify a s t r u e , there i s no m e n t i o n of Hamlet Gardens Cambridge Gardens, Head t e n a n c y f l a t s , U n i o n F l a t s or a n y other name under w h i c h they may a p p e a r . S o the a r t i c l e i s w r o n g there a n d the o n l y a c t i o n s o far t a k e n o v e r H a m l e t G a r d e n s i s to s u s p e n d the s e l e c t i o n of a p p l i c a n t s w h i c h T r e v h a s d o n e . T h e matter of H a m l e t G a r d e n s h a s been d i s c u s s e d at s o m e e x e c meetings but no firm a c t i o n h a s been d e c i d e d on s e l e c t i o n p o l i c y a s far as I know.

"I f e e l . . . t h a t the F l a t s n e e d reapplicants who are hopefully going to exercise some self-control."

A brief resume then of w h y I d o not agree with what h a s happened/ is h a p p e n i n g / i s not h a p p e n i n g o v e r the Flats: 1 . M y a r t i c l e of 1 0 t h M a r c h a b o u t S t u d e n t Residence . 2 . T h e i n t e r v e n t i o n of T r e v o r P h i H i p s a n d J a c q u i Gerrard o n l y after t h i s a r t i c l e had b e e n p u b l i s h e d whilst Jacqui had seen the article before it FELIX and had okayed it.

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3 . T h a t a n y d e c i s i o n now r e a c h e d means there h a s been a t i m e delay for a p p l i c a n t s — a d r o p i n the s t a n d a r d of s e r v i c e . 4 . P r e s e n t o c c u p a n t s a t the b e g i n n i n g of the y e a r (perhaps) knew that they w o u l d be a b l e to remain i n the F l a t s now f i n d that they may not n e c e s s a r i l y be a b l e to d o s o but onjy j u s t before t h e c l o s i n g date for a p p l i c a t i o n s . T h e a b o v e h o p e f u l l y g i v e s a true i n d i c a t i o n of what i s h a p p e n i n g a t H a m l e t G a r d e n s a n d s h o u l d c o r r e c t what w a s a n erroneous a n d m i s l e a d i n g a r t i c l e . What more c a n I s a y ? (A part from petty b i t c h i n g ) . the r e l e v a n c e of A n n - M a r g r e t s w i m m i n g in s i x i n c h e s of b a k e d b e a n s w h i c h h a v e s p e w e d from a s m a s h e d T V ? T h e t w o e x t r a numbers w r i t t e n i n by P e t e T o w n s h e n d , to a d d s o m e e x t r a c o n t i n u i t y , a r e not up to the s t a n d a r d of the other s o n g s . The two places where I felt the v i s u a l s complemented the music where in "Amasing

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F e m a l e Student R e q u i r e d A S p a n i s h f a m i l y l i v i n g i n S e v i l l e ( c i t y ) , w o u l d l i k e t o get i n t o u c h w i t h a female s t u d e n t , i n t e r e s t e d i n l e a r n i n g S p a n i s h or s p e n d i n g t i m e i n S p a i n . We offer free b o a r d arid l o d g i n g a n d some p o c k e t money; i n e x c h a n g e to t e a c h i n g E n g l i s h to g i r l s and s p e n d i n g some t i m e w i t h them d u r i n g t h e i r m e a l s . A n y o n e i n t e r e s t e d , p l e a s e w r i t e to Dr Enrique Arjona, 27 Marques De Paradas, Sevilla, Spain. IC C h r i s t i a n Union P o s t Graduated F i r s t Main Meeting 'The Christian's Attitude to Science' a t a l k a n d d i s c u s s i o n by P r o f F a i r b a i r n , lecturer in Pharmo c o g n o s i s from the L o n d o n S c h o o l of P h a r m a c y . Tuesday 20th May 6.30 p.m. Chemistry 231. A l l are w e l c o m e , i n c l u d i n g undergrads a n d C o l l e g e s t a f f .

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"Where Hi-Fi is going: and editors view" a t a l k to b r i n g y o u up to date w i t h the l a t e s t t r e n d s , to be g i v e n by C l e m e n t B r o w n group e d i t o r of "Hi-Fi Sound" e t c . U n i o n Senior Common Room Wednesday 14th M a y at 7.30pm Members free, g u e s t s 20p e v e r y o n e w e l c o m e , free coffee

T H E I S L E of Man o n c e a g a i n p r o v i d e d the s e t t i n g for the c l i m a x of the c r o s s - c o u n t r y s e a s o n , a n d in p a r t i c u l a r for a mottey band of 13 runners p l u s team m a s s e u s e , t w o c h i l d r e n and a d o g , r e p r e s e n t i n g I m p e r i a l C o l l e g e . T h e f e s t i v a l , o r g a n i s e d by the l o c a l a t h l e t i c s c l u b , s p a n s the E a s t e r w e e k - e n d , a s w e l l a s a v a s t array of r u n n i n g t a l e n t , a s c a n be judged from the Saturday's festivities were r e s u l t s of the 4 m i l e road r a c e s o m e w h a t l i m i t e d , in v i e w of on Good F r i d a y e v e n i n g . the fact that the now famous T h e e a r l y pace w a s f a s t , beer-drinking competition was u n t i l 3V4 m i l e s w h e n a brute of to be h e l d next d a y . H o w e v e r , h i l l brought most m o r t a l s to a t h i s d i d not prevent Ian I s h e r shuddering halt. Overcoming wood from nearly getting this obstacle with muchaplomb, a r r e s t e d t r y i n g to feed c h i p s C h a r l y A l l i n s o n led the 1st to a p o l i c e m a n ' s d o g ; the H a i r team home in 63rd in 2 2 : 4 5 , A r t i s t and Wilf w e r e a l s o s e e n f o l l o w e d by the fast f i n i s h i n g doing weird things with w i n d s p e e d y S t e v e Webb a n d a n HW screen wipers. Later that recruit, Stuart Littlewood. e v e n i n g , S t u a r t , after 11 p i n t s G r a n n y C l a r k e c l o s e d in for and c h i c k e n a n d c h i p s , was the f i r s t team in 1 0 2 , to p l a c e obliged to d e p o s i t a s o l i d the first team 2 2 n d out of 3 6 . e x c e s s in the s i n k : a m a z i n g l y , T h e s e c o n d and third teams t h i s w a s the o n l y ' s p i l l a g e ' of w e r e s o m e w h a t unnerved by the w e e k - e n d . this h i l l , f i n i s h i n g a humble 33rd a n d 3 6 t h respectively. If S u n d a y ' s f e l l r a c e w a s T h e hard s u r f a c e d i d T r a c t o r meant to sort out the men from Houlbrooke a d i s s e r v i c e , and the b o y s , then most of us o w i n g to half s h a f t t r o u b l e , he s h o u l d s t i l l be in our c o t s . w a s u n a b l e to r a i s e s u f f i c i e n t P r o v i n g the e x c e p t i o n to the e n g i n e power-'to take part in rule was Charly Allinson, the next 2 r a c e s . R o b M a d d i s o n , undeterred by the g r a d i e n t s , r e t u r n i n g from a y e a r ' s a b s e n c e l e a d i n g us home in 63rd a g a i n . in the d e p t h of Plessey, Just behind was Granny, a m b l e d home in 1 6 5 t h , c o n v i n b e a t i n g s p e e d y S t e v e into 7 6 t h . c i n g l y l a s t by over 2 m i n s . H o w e v e r , our next man home The evening passed peacefully, w a s a r e a l d a r k horse (and u n t i l a re-enactment of the p a l e , more often than not) a s B a t t l e of C u l l o d e n Moor; (the the rest of the 1 st team s t o o d Scots being Edinburgh Zoo, in a s t o n i s h m e n t w a t c h i n g Ian s h a r i n g the s a m e h o t e l a s us)— Isherwood romp home in 87th ButcherCumberland was played to be the f i n a l s c o r e r for the by Steve W e b b . first team. Next morning passed T h e s e c o n d a n d t h i r d teams r e s t f u l l y , after we had p o l i t e ! y were e v e n l y d i s t r i b u t e d in the turned d o w n offers of t r a i n i n g f i n a l 5 0 .Mr J o h n s o n , s t i m u l a t e d runs of 15 m i l e s and more, by the p r e s e n c e of h i s w i f e at from the e n e r g e t i c S c o t s : w e the top of the f e l l , beat W i l f thought the rest w o u l d e n a b l e a g a i n ; P a d and R o b M a d d i s o n us to beat them in the 4 x 3 were credited w i t h equal l a s t . m i l e s road r e l a y the same S e v e r a l of us ran the 6 m i l e s were a f t e r no o n . Our hopes b a c k to D o u g l a s , p a r t a k i n g in f o r l o r n , t h o u g h , in s p i t e of a n the f i r s t d r i n k i n g s e s s i o n of e x c e l l e n t team performance by the day e n r o u t e . the 1 s t team, f i n i s h i n g 1 6 t h , The serious drinking was a n d beaten by both E d i n b u r g h r e s e r v e d for later that d a y . T h e Z o o ' A ' and ' B ' teams . R e s u l t s : f i r s t team of P a d , T r a c t o r , W i l f a n d Stuart w o n the f i r s t IC ' A ' - 16th round by a huge margin: 1 6 .1 7 Charly A llinson u n f o r t u n a t e l y , in the s e c o n d Speedy Steve Webb 1 7 .1 8 round, we encountered E d i n Granny Clarke 17.5T burgh Z o o and R o s s e n d a l e , the Stuart Littlewood 17.21 eventual f i n a l i s t s , and we 68.47 w e r e u n a b l e to o p e n our g u l l e t s the e x t r a i n c h to beat them, IC ' B ' - 3 2 n d failing by a few seconds. Isherwood Ian P r o t e s t s of s p i l l a g e f e l l on Andy Baxter deaf e a r s , s o w e were left to Ha ir A rt is t s u p at a more s e d a t e r a t e . T h e Davey Andy s e c o n d team of C H U n d e r ( s i c (k)), H a i r A r t i s t , A n d y D a v e y a n d C h a r l y A l l i n s o n performed IC ' C - 3 2 n d c r e d i t a b l y on t h e i r d e b u t , j u s t Mr Johnson 20.08 k n o c k e d out in the f i r s t r o u n d . Smooth 'N Easy Donnelly Babyface Welford G A llinson (again)

22.47 2029 19.27 82.57 Not e v e n the t h i r d team c o u l d produce a run to match that of A . D r u n k a r d ( s i c ) of E d i n b u r g h Z o o : c o n s u m i n g at l e a s t 2 c a n s of a l e en route, he s p e d round in 2 6 . 3 7 , a mere 11 m i n s o u t s i d e the l ap r e c o r d .

The return to Liverpool next day w a s f o r t u n a t e l y c a l m , though s e v e r a l s t a y e d on to s u r v e y the i s l a n d . A Ithough not quite as eventful as previous years, we were certainly s t r o n g e r in the r u n n i n g d e p a r t ment than in the p a s t c o u p l e of y e a r s , a n d hope to c o n t i n u e this trend at next year's festival.


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