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Linstead resident dies of drug overdose A THIRD Y E A R Electrical Engineering student was found dead in his bed on Monday 27th October. The student had been dead for sometime. He had been last seen during the previous Saturday on which occasion he looked to be in good health. The police were called and a n a u t o p s y w a s c a r r i e d out t h e f o l l o w i n g day. A n inquest w a s subsequently held last Wednesday. In a p r o c e e d i n g t a k i n g o n l y a f ew minutes the coroner, after considering a l l the available evidence, stated that t h e c a u s e of d e a t h w a s d u e t o self-inflicted barbiturate p o i s o n i n g w h i l e i n s t a t e of depression. The student, w h o came from B r a d f o r d a n d h a d been l i v i n g i n B r i t a i n for s e v e r a l years, w a s found t o h a v e been i n t h e p o s s e s s i o n of large q u a n t i t i e s of t a b l e t s w h i c h had not been o b t a i n e d on p r e s c r i p t i o n . D r C a r a b i n e ,

the warden of L i n s t e a d H a l l s a i d it w a s n o t o b v i o u s h o w the s t u d e n t h a d o b t a i n e d t h e drugs. It w a s a g r e a t s h o c k t o D r C a r a b i n e and many s t u d e n t s in t h e h a l l t o hear of h i s d e a t h . H e ( t h e d e a d student) had not o u t w a r d l y s h o w n a n y s i g n s of d e p r e s s i o n , but w a s quite jovial although he had been o b s e r v e d t o c o n s u m e a fair amount of alcoholic b e v e r a g e of l a t e . T h e s t u d e n t ' s funeral w a s last F r i d a y a n d a memorial service was held in Linstead Hall o n Monday at w h i c h nearly 6 0 people attended. F r i e n d s of t h e s t u d e n t read p a s s a g e s from the K o r a n .

IC radio to get licence soon Lord Rothschild receiving his Fellowship from Sir Henry Fisher, Chairman of the Board of Governors'. Lord Rothschild was also this year's Special Visitor - for his speech see page 3.

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IC R a d i o have received a letter from t h e Home O f f i c e regarding their application for a test license. This follows a v i s i t r e c e n t l y by G P O e n g i n e e r s to look into of the technical aspects setting-up a station on campus. They apparently are of t h e o p i n i o n that t h e Idea is feasible. IC R a d i o have been a s k e d , by t h e Home O f f i c e , to l o o k into v a r i o u s a s p e c t s of t h e i r design for a s t u d i o a n d o u t s i d e w i r i n g of t h e h a l l s of r e s i d e n c e . T h i s means for instance, i n c l u d i n g a means of v a r y i n g output power — Steve Brightman's design d i d not a l l o w for t h i s — a n d t h e

a e r i a l p o s i t i o n s o n some of the h a l l s need t o be r e v i s e d . IC R a d i o d o not s e e m to see any difficulties with complying with these modi f i c a t i o n s a l t h o u g h it m e a n s , in t h e c a s e of t h e a e r i a l s , a virtually complete new s y s t e m h a s t o be w o r k e d o u t . J o h n A l l e n , of I C R a d i o , commented! " W e were relieved to r e c e i v e a p o s i t i v e r e p l y after n e a r l y a y e a r of w a i t i n g . T h e r e d o e s not s e e m t o be a n y substantial difficulties with regard t o c a r r y i n g o u t t h e suggestions put forward b y the Home O f f i c e . "It l o o k s a s if a t e s t license could soon be on the way".


Friday 7th S h e r f i e l d B u i l d i n g . 1.30pm. IC I n t e r n a t i o n a l S o c i a l i s t s S o c i e t y : "Labour and the Crisis". C a r e e r s O p p o r t u n i t i e s T a l k s : "The Civil Service" by Mr C F S p e a k e r M i k e T o m p s o n . 1.00pm in C i v E n g 2 0 8 . B l a n k s , C i v i l S e r v i c e C o m m i s s i o n . E l e c E n g 4 0 8 . 1.30pm. I C E n t s d i s c o in the U n i o n L o w e r R e f e c t o r y . A d m 1 0 p . H a l l D i n n e r in the S h e r f i e l d B u i l d i n g . 7 . 0 0 - 7 . 3 0 p m S h e r r y . R a g & D r a g Q u e e n C o m p e t l t o n p l u s d i s c o in the U n i o n C o n c e r t S T O I C p r e s e n t R a y m o n d B a x t e r (from B B C ' s T o m o r r o w ' s World) H a l l at 7 . 3 0 p m . t a l k i n g about h i s c a r e e r in b r o a d c a s t i n g . 1.00pm. U n i o n , S o u t h s i d e Q E C : "The Funkies" p l a y in the C o u r t a u l d H a l l in a p a r t y - c u m - and J C R . d i s c o w i t h food p r o v i d e d . A d m 4 0 p .

Saturday

Wednesday 12th

8th

IC E n t s p r e s e n t 'Stackridge' p l u s ' S p a r r o w ' in the G r e a t H a l l 8 . 0 0 p m . A d m : IC adv 9 0 p ; a d v £1.00; on door £1.10. L o r d M a y o r ' s Show through C e n t r a l L o n d o n — a l l d a y !

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U n a K r o l l at More H o u s e , 53 C r o m w e l l R o a d . 7.30pm after bar s u p p S C A B E V E N I N G : Dramsoc/Opsoc co-production J a z z Concert, F o l k C o n c e r t and r e a l l y f i l t h y b l u e m o v e s . 8.0Opm i n the U n i o n B u i l d i n g . Adm: 30p. C h e l s e a C o l l e g e : F i l m 'SONS AND LOVERS' in the L i g h t f o o t H a l l , M a n r e s s a R d 7.00pm A d m : 1 5 p .

Monday

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D R I N K A P U B D R Y (some h o p e ! ) . Meet in the U n i o n B a r at 6 . 3 0 p m .

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Km After a fairly hectic five weeks at IC,Stella Godfrey, ICWA president, outlines future ICWA programmes and how to get the best out of ICWA socially and otherwise. T h e l a s t of the F r e s h e r s ' D i n n e r s b e i n g o v e r , there i s j u s t a momentary p a u s e in w h i c h to c a t c h our b r e a t h s before b e i n g p l u n g e d i nto R a g Week. Indeed, when this article goes to already P r e s s , R a g Week w i l l h a v e begun w i t h I C W A ' s o w n " 2 0 ' s R e v i v a l P a r t y ' . In a d d i t i o n to t h i s , R a g Week w i l l c o n t a i n a w h o l e h o s t of w e i r d and w o n d e r f u l e v e n t s , s o get i n v o l v e d and m a k e it the s u c c e s s it d e s e r v e s to b e . T h e next e v e n t on the ICWA c a l e n d a r after the " 2 0 ' s P a r t y ' w i l l be a d e b a t e on T u e s d a y , 18th N o v e m b e r at 7.00pm in the ICWA l o u n g e . T h e r i o t i a n w i l l house

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and F i l m s h o w . 8.00pm in the U n i o n B u i l d i n g . A d m : £1.50. T i c k e t s from C & G U o f f i c e . Q E C : R a g B a l l w i t h GONZALES\ F a n c y d r e s s . 8.00pm in the C o u r t a u l d H a l l . A d m : 80p a d v , £1.00 at the d o o r .

Saturday 15th

A s s o c i a t e d S t u d i e s : T h e I n d u s t r i a l A r c h a e o l o g i s t at w o r k : 2 "Conservation and Restoration" by D e n i s S m i t h , C h a i r m a n , Greater London Industrial A r c h a e o l o g i c a l Society. Theatre B ,

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R C S S m o k i n g C o n c e r t ( S t u d e n t s ' R e v u e ) in the U n i o n C o n c e r t H a l l at 8 . 0 0 p m . A d m : 50p ( i n c l u d e s free p i n t of beer!) IC S a i l i n g C l u b Wine and C h e e s e e v e n i n g at 8.00pm in the U n i o n S C R . T i c k e t s 40p from F a l m o u t h 2 1 8 . A s s o c i a t e d S t u d i e s : L u n c h - h o u r C o n c e r t in the . L i b r a r y , 53 P r i n c e ' s G a t e . 1.30pm. F i l m s : One M a n ' s C h i n a . 1. 'One Nation Many People'. 2.'People's Communes'. T h e a t r e A , S h e r f i e l d B u i l d i n g . 1.30pm. C a r e e r s O p p o r t u n i t i e s T a l k : " C a r e e r s for Graduates — Mass Production Industry" by Mr J D W a t k l n s o n , J o s e p h L u c a s L t d . E l e c E n g 4 0 8 . 1.30pm.

Friday

11th

B A R - B - Q U E and d i s c o : 8 . 0 0 p m ; B e i t Q u a d a n d U n i o n L o w e r R e f e c IC J e w i s h S o c i e t y : T a l k by H y a m M a c c o b y on "Jesus and the Jewish

Morphy D a y T o w p a t h B a t t l e . T o w p a t h near P u t n e y B r i d g e . Start 3pm IC F o l k C l u b p r e s e n t a F o l k C e i l i d h w i t h "North Circular Accidental Band" in the J C R ( S h e r f i e l d B u i l d i n g ) at 8 . 0 0 p m .

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R a g P r o c e s s i o n : M e e t in I m p e r i a l I n s t i t u t e R o a d a t 1 0 . 0 0 a m . 8.00pm in t h e G r e a t H a l l . R a g C o n c e r t : 'GONG'.

T i m e s ' ' w i l l o p p o s e if. (Margaret A l t e n , y o u w i l l remember c a m e to c o l l e g e l a s t y e a r to s p e a k to the 'Women in S c i e n c e and T e c h n o l o g y ' G r o u p on the s u b j e c t of 'Women in I n d u s t r y ' . ) We a l s o require t w o further s p e a k e r s (one defending, one o p p o s i n g ) from C o l l e g e , s o if you w o u l d l i k e to a i r y o u r v i e w s on the subject at the d e b a t e , drop a note into my l e t t e r - r a c k in the U n i o n O f f i c e . Sherry w i l l be p r o v i d e d . On Thursday, 20th November at 12.30pm, the first ICWA General M e e t i n g of the s e s s i o n w i l l t a k e p l a c e . During the meeting, the committee will report to you on i t s a c t i v i t i e s to d a t e and e v e n t s p l a n n e d for the f u t u r e . It is important that all members a t t e n d s o that we know w e are s p e n d i n g y o u r money a s you w o u l d l i k e to s e e it s p e n t . T h a t i s , t h i n k of it a s a s h a r e h o l d e r s m e e t i n g ! F u r t h e r , the F r e s h e r ' s will representative for this session be e l e c t e d a t t h i s m e e t i n g . T h e post w i l l be b e s t f i l l e d by someone prepared to e x p r e s s her o p i n i o n s on the present r u n n i n g of ICWA and a l s o c o n t r i b u t e some new ideas. The nomination papers are on the U n i o n n o t i c e board o u t s i d e the U n i o n O f f i c e . On the ICWA c o m m i t t e e there is a l s o a post for o n e m a l e and w e w o u l d l i k e any men in c o l l e g e w h o t h i n k s he c a n c o n t r i b u t e to the r u n n i n g of ICWA to s t a n d for the p o s t . H e w i l l need an ICWA nlember to p r o p o s e h i m , the n o m i n a t i o n p a p e r s being posted on the Union notice board.

On the e v e n i n g of the 20th N o v e m b e r , ICWA w i l l be h o l d i n g a P o s t G r a d u a t e and O v e r s e a s s t u d e n t s s o c i a l e v e n i n g . T h e a i m of the e v e n i n g w i l l be to get to know s o m e of the more e l u s i v e members of c o l l e g e and to d i s c u s s what they w o u l d l i k e to s e e us o r g a n i s i n g on t h e i r b e h a l f , t o g e t h e r w i t h any p o i n t s they may h a v e r a i s e d d u r i n g the G e n e r a l M e e t i n g . S o if *y.ou are e i t h e r a p o s t graduate or an Overseas Student, w h e t h e r f i r s t y e a r or t h i r d y e a r , p l e a s e a t t e n d . T h e r e w i l l be no c h a r g e and the s o c i a l w i l l t a k e p l a c e in the ICWA l o u n g e , w h i c h for t h o s e of you w h o h a v e not found it a s y e t , i s next to the U n i o n O f f i c e on t h e f i r s t floor of the U n i o n B u i l d i n g . It w i l l b e g i n at 6 . 3 0 p m . The Wednesday lunch time meetings of the 'Women in S c i e n c e a n d T e c h n o l o g y " group w i l l c o n t i n u e a s u s u a l and a s a future e v e n t to note, P r o f e s s o r D a p h n e Jackson, Professor of Physics at S u r r y , w i l l be c o m i n g to s p e a k t o the group on D e c e m b e r 4 t h . Watch t h i s s p a c e for further d e t a i l s on t h a t . F o r t h o s e p e o p l e w h o are not a w a r e of t h i s , there are m a g a z i n e s provided i n the l o u n g e . T h e s e i n c l u d e ' P u n c h ' , ' T i m e ' a n d ' N e w S c i e n t i s t ' . We a l s o hope to be a b l e to provide coffee facilities,.shortly. Finally, make the most of Rag Week and s e e y o u at the D e b a t e on the 1 8 t h .

Stella Godfrey


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T r y i n g or p r e t e n d i n g to f o r e t e l l the future h a s been a human f a i l i n g s i n c e the e a r l i e s t t i m e s . B u t f u t u r o l o g i s t have not a l w a y s been too s u c c e s s f u l w h e n p e e r i n g into the c r y s t a l b a l l . I n 1 9 2 5 , o r e x a m p l e , B e r t r a n d R u s s e l I pronounced that " p h y s i c a l s c i e n c e i s t h u s a p p r o a c h i n g the s t a g e when it w i l l be c o m p l e t e and therefore u n i n t e r e s t i n g . " It w o u l d be a long j o b to l i s t the a d v a n c e s i n p h y s i c a l s c i e n c e s i n c e t h e n . J B S H a l d a n e , one of E n g l a n d ' s b r i g h t e s t and most e c c e n t r i c s c i e n t i s t s , w r o t e that he w a s s a t i s f i e d from thermod y n a m i c c a l c u l a t i o n s that the energy i n s i d e an atom c o u l d never be h a r n e s s e d . S i m i l a r l y , R u t h e r f o r d d i d not b e l i e v e that atom-splitting w o u l d e v e r be put to p r a c t i c a l u s e (or m i s u s e for that matter). So much for p r o p h e c i e s about n u c l e a r power and the H - b o m b w h i c h , i n c i d e n t a l l y , I p r e d i c t w i l l not i n t e n t i o n a l l y be u s e d in y o u r l i f e t i m e , though there w i l l be some troublesome moments. These e x a m p l e s are s u f f i c i e n t to e x p l a i n w h y I a p p r o a c h my t a s k w i t h modesty and a n a p p r o p r i a t e l a c k of c o n f i d e n c e . f

Colonization of outer space will not solve world population explosion. Many p e o p l e , l i k e M a l t h u s in 1798 , are w o r r i e d about the p o p u l a t i o n e x p l o s i o n and, unless the A m e r i c a n scientist C a l h o u n ' s e x p e r i e m t s on the r e l u c t a n c e of r a t s to r e p r o d u c e at the e x p e c t e d rate, e v e n when not c r o w d e d , have been c o n f i r m e d a n d c a n be e x t r a p o l a t e d to human b e i n g s , there are good r e a s o n s for t h i s worry. If w e a s s u m e , o n l y , of c o u r s e , for p u r p o s e s of i l l u s t r a t i o n , that p e o p l e w i l l go on h a v i n g b a b i e s at the p r e s e n t r a t e , by the y e a r , 3.700 the w e i g h t of a l l the human b e i n g s on earth w i l l e q u a l the w e i g h t of the e a r t h . Some 1.700 y e a r s later, i n the y e a r 5 . 4 0 0 , if e v e r y o n e on e a r t h w e r e to be put into a h o l l o w b a l l , i t s r a d i u s w o u l d have to be 20.000 t i m e s that of the earth a n d the b a l l w o u l d have to e x p a n d at a n a l a r m i n g rate to k e e p up w i t h the c o n s t a n t l y i n c r e a s i n g number of babies. of the p o p u l a t i o n Some solution explosion i s , evidently, necessary; and the need for a s o l u t i o n i s o n e of t h e r e a s o n s why w r i t e r s about the future a n d others l i k e the d i s t i n g u i s h e d s c i e n t i s t , J D B e r n a l , p r e d i c t a n e x o d u s from e a r t h to other parts of t h e u n i v e r s e . It s u r p r i s e s me that s o many w r i t e r s about the future s e e m m e s m e r i s e d by outer s p a c e and by P r o f e s s o r Wheeler of the I n s t i t u t e for A d v a n c e d S t u d i e s at P r i n c e t o n , in part of w h o s e universe time d o e s not e x i s t , w i t h a l l s o r t s of Improbable a n d , in my v i e w , i m p o s s i b l e c o n s e q u e n c e s . B u t n e a r l y a l l of t h e s e w r i t e r s , i n s p i t e , p r o b a b l y , of h a v i n g heard of C r i c k , W a t s o n , D N A a n d R N A , f a i l to r e a l i s e the e q u a l l y or more f a n t a s t i c

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c h a n g e s t a k i n g p l a c e n o w i n the L i f e S c i e n c e s a n d , w i t h c e r t a i n t y , in the future d u r i n g y o u r l i f e t i m e . A l t h o u g h I s h a l l have s o m e t h i n g to s a y about outer s p a c e I s h a l l a l s o d i l a t e a l i t t l e on what you c a n e x p e c t i n and from the l i v i n g world.

But how would we get there and

One c a n Implant e l e c t r o d e s into a p a r t i c u l a r part of a r a t ' s b r a i n a n d , by electrical stimulation, induce the e x p e r i e n c e of i n t e n s e p l e a s u r e . T h e rats c a n be t a u g h i to s w i t c h the e l e c t r i c i t y on w h e n they f e e l l i k e i t , a n d it turns out that the p l e a s u r e i s s o i n t e n s e that when the rats are p r e s e n t e d w i t h t h e i r e q u i v a l e n t of c a v i a r e or M a r i l y n M o n r o e , they ignore t h e s e s t i m u l i and c o n t i n u e to p r e s s the pleasure button. There seems little doubt — a n d I t h i n k it h a s been c o n f i r m e d e x p e r i m e n t a l l y - that the same c a n be done w i t h human b e i n g s . In y o u r l i f e t i m e the c r u d e m e t h o d of e l e c t r i c a l s t i m u l a t i o n , w h i c h in a n y c a s e w o u l d be i n a p p l i c a b l e on a large s c a l e , w i l l be r e p l a c e d by i t s c h e m i c a l e q u i v a l e n t , in the form of a p i l l , E x t a s i n (a d e s c e n d a n t A l d o u s H u x l e y ' s Soma). I d o n ' t know what the c h e m i c a l w i l l be but I s u s p e c t it w i l l be s o m e t h i n g like catecholamine ( f a m i l i a r to nerve p h y s i o l o g i s t s and some others) but more complicated and therefore d i f f i c u l t to manufacture i l l i c i t l y .

of over-population.

Anxiety about top civil servants becoming too good humoured and euphoric under the influence of Extasin What may some of the c o n s e q u e n c e s of E x t a s i n b e ? F o r r e a s o n s of economy and m o d e r n i t y , s p e c i a l i s s u e s of E x t a s i n w i l l r e p l a c e t h e h o n o u r s d o l e d out to C i v i l s e r v a n t s and some others on the Q u e e n ' s b i r t h d a y and at other t i m e s of the y e a r . Some n a i v e p e o p l e might t h i n k that the number of d a y s ' p l e a s u r e w i l l be prop o r t i o n a l to the l e v e l of the honour; one day for an M , t w o for a n O , three for a C , four for a K a n d f i v e for a G . B u t that w i l l not be the c a s e . We c a n n o t afford to g i v e our most s e n i o r and d i s t i n g u i s h e d civil s e r v a n t s four or f i v e d a y s of u n i m i t i g a t e d e c s t a s y , b e c a u s e of the a w e s o m e p r o b l e m s they have to f a c e e a c h d a y a n d w h i c h , in t h e i r e c s t a t i c c o n d i t i o n , they might not take s e r i o u s l y e n o u g h . Imagine the S e c r e t a r y of the C a b i n e t or the P e r m a n e n t H e a d of the Treasury having an overwhelming and, p o s s i b l y , e u p h o r i c s e n s e of s a t i s f a c t i o n throughout one w e e k . T h e c o n c e p t i s untenable — inconceivable — s o the q u a n t i t a t i v e a s p e c t s of t h i s n e w form of honour w i l l r e q u i r e the a t t e n t i o n of a n Interdepartmental Committee or e v e n , perhaps, a R o y a l C o m m i s s i o n . v

Shortly after the i n t r o d u c t i o n of E x t a s i n for t h i s p u r p o s e , it w i l l be i s s u e d free, to a s t r i c t l y l i m i t e d e x t e n t , on t h e Health S e r v i c e , every Saturday morning.

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Used in war; or is Extasin better? I am sure that o n e or both of t h e s e s u b s t a n c e s w i l l be produced in your l i f e t i m e a n d not o n l y w i l l they be u s e d for the p u r p o s e s a l r e a d y m e n t i o n e d , but a l s o in w a r , or the threat of i t . What d o e s a commander do when h i s t r o o p s , p i l o t s , a s t r o n a u t s or s a i l o r s become d e p r e s s e d , dejected and a p a t h e t i c following a s u r p r i s e d i s p e r s a l of M i s e r i n o r i g i n a t i n g from a s a t e l l i t e ? What might w e l l happen here i n t h e s e c i r c u m s t a n c e s i s that g a s m a s k s , though in e x i s t e n c e , w i l l e i t h e r be in the wrong p l a c e or the rubber w i l l have p e r i s h e d . Some F r e n c h m a n , perhaps T a l l e y r a n d , s a i d , " W a r i s m u c h too s e r i o u s a t h i n g to be left to m i l i t a r y m e n " . In your time w a r may w e l l have to be left to t h e a n t i - c h e m i s t s . So it w i l l be a r a c e between the d e j e c t i o n a n d a n t i d e j e c t i o n c h e m i s t s , j u s t a s it i s today between the S A M ' s w i t h t h e i r c h a n g i n g gadgetry a n d the e l e c t r o n i c counter m e a s u r e s in the a i r c r a f t or I C B M ' s to be shot d o w n . The alternative s c e n a r i o , just a s d i f f i c u l t f o r ' t h e g e n e r a l s to c o p e w i t h , i s for a l l the troops to be i n s u c h a good humour that they c a n ' t be bothered to d e a l with the enemy. S o , a s i s often t h e c a s e , t h i s p a r t i c u l a r peek into the future h a s c i v i l and military connotations.

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Possibility of deep-freezing astronauts for long journeys into outer space. I referred e a r l i e r to the i d e a , p o p u l a r among f u t u r o l o g i s t s a n d some s c i e n t i s t s , that p o p u l a t i o n p r e s s u r e s on earth c a n or w i l l be a l l e v i a t e d or s o l v e d by d i s p a t c h ing p e o p l e to outer s p a c e . Y o u c a n , I b e l i e v e , forget about going far enough out into s p a c e t o have much c h a n c e of m e e t i n g i n t e l l i g e n t b e i n g s b e c a u s e the a l m o s t i n c o n c e i v a b l e s i z e of the u n i v e r s e and the v e l o c i t y of light r e s t r i c t the p r o b a b i l i t y of s u c h a m e e t i n g t o the n e i g h b o u r h o o d of z e r o . A s I am s u r e y o u k n o w , the S p e c i a l T h e o r y of R e l a t i v i t y d o e s not p r e c l u d e o b j e c t s , t a c h y o n s for e x a m p l e , t r a v e l l i n g f a s t e r t han l i g h t ; but then they c a n n o t t r a v e l s l o w e r . C o n v e r s e l y , t h i n g s - u s a n d our c o n t a i n e r s — w h i c h t r a v e l s l o w e r than l i g h t , c a n n o t e v e r

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No little green men discovered in outer space. something bigger, better a n d more u s e f u l . T h e energy needed to get the c y l i n d e r s a n d t h e i r 2,000 i n m a t e s into the best orbit in s p a c e i s some 15,000 t e r a j o u l e s . It i s hard to v i s u a l i s e s o large an amount of e n e r g y . It i s e q u i v a l e n t to h a l f a m i l l i o n tons of T N T a n d , if one a s s u m e s that the r o c k e t p r o p e l l a n t i s made of the most e f f i c i e n t m i x t u r e of hydrogen a n d o x y g e n , the c o s t of the fuel a l o n e for t h e s e 2,000 m a n - c y l i n d e r s w i l l be c o n s i d e r a b l y more than our w h o l e G r o s s N a t i o n a l P r o d u c t in 1974 , a much h i g h e r figure than that of Professor O ' N e i l l . But a l l t h i s is peanuts. Suppose we want to make a n e q u a l l y t r i v i a l , but somewhat b i g g e r dent in the w o r l d population problem, say five m i l l i o n p e o p l e into outer s p a c e i n s t e a d of two t h o u s a n d , though f i v e m i l l i o n i s s t i l l insignificant, 0 . 1 % of the world's p o p u l a t i o n . Then, the numbers in terms energy expenditure, money and of resources become outrageous, so incomprehensibly large a s to baffle description, imagination or m e a n i n g . B u t have y o u not forgotten that e l i x i r of l i f e , that p h i l o s o p h e r s ' s t o n e , f u s i o n energy r e l e a s e d by the c o n v e r s i o n of d e u t e r i u m to h e l i u m ? N o , e v en t h e n , in s p i t e of the m i r a c l e s f u s i o n power w i l l a c h i e v e , the a n s w e r w i l l be the same — no s o a p , if o n l y b e c a u s e energy is but part of the effort n e e d e d . G o o d b y e , then, outer s p a c e to s o l v e our h e a d a c h e s . B a c k to the barely, heard-of C a l h o u n ? Who w i l l say? Someone had better. ball f i l l e d w i t h human beings That that I m e n t i o n e d e a r l i e r i s no j o k e .


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A l t h o u g h the i n s u r a n c e p o l i c i e s on t h e v e h i c l e s c o v e r a l l members of I C U it i s t h e p o l i c y of t h e R C C T r a n s p o r t s u b - c o m m i t t e e t o a l l o w o n l y c o m p e t a n t d r i v e r s to u s e t h e vehicles. T h e y m u s t , therefore, s a t i s f y t h e f o l l o w i n g c o n d i t i o n s : a . T h e y h a v e a c l e a n d r i v i n g l i c e n c e , h e l d for a t l e a s t two y e a r s ; b . T h e y c o m p l e t e an o b j e c t i v e d r i v i n g t e s t s a t i s f a c t o r i l y ; c . T h e y pay a £5.00 p e r s o n a l d e p o s i t , r e t u r n a b l e w h e n they r e q u e s t removal from t h e d r i v e r s l i s t , w h i c h may be f o r f e i t e d o n damage o c c u r i n g to the v e h i c l e d u r i n g u s e . A p p e a l s may be made a g a i n s t removal from t h e d r i v e r s list and/or l o s s of deposit to the R C C Transport sub-committee, whose d e c i s i o n s h a l l be f i n a l . (The d e p o s i t i s h e l d a g a i n s t - t h e £25.00 e x c e s s o n t h e i n s u r a n c e p o l i c i e s , t h e a d d i t i o n a l £20.00 i s u n d e r w r i t t e n in the c a s e of c l u b s a n d s o c i e t i e s by t h e r e l e v a n t c o m m i t t e e or c o n s t i t u e n t c o l l e g e u n i o n and p r i v a t e u s e r s by t h e m s e l v e s )

The following c l u b s have priority o n the v e h i c l e s : IC C o m m u n i t y A c t i o n G r o u p ; Y H A Group; Scout arid G u i d e C l u b ; Cav ng Club; • Mountaineering C l u b ; .Under-Water C l u b ; Surf C l u b ; Canoe C l u b ; !

T h i s a p p l i e s up to three w e e k s before a d a t e . T h e o n i y r e s t r i c t i o n to the ' f i r s t come-first s e r v e d ' s y s t e m w h i c h n o r m a l l y o p e r a t e s i s that preference i s given to full w e e k e n d u s e , a l t h o u g h it must b e noted that t h e a b o v e c l u b s normally fully u t i l i s e the v e h i c l e s at w e e k e n d s . A t a l l other t i m e s the v e h i c l e s are g e n e r a l l y a v a i l a b l e and c a n be b o o k e d v i a t h e B o o k i n g O f f i c e r . (Sessi'on 1 9 7 5 - 76 C l i v e B u n n e y - W e e k s H a l l - R o o m 34.) In c e r t a i n c a s e s , m a i n l y t r i p s a b r o a d , t h e a b o v e p r i o r i t i e s are w a i v e d . is the R C C Transport sub-Committee A t n o time r e s p o n s i b l e if a v e h i c l e i s u n a v a i l a b l e . C h a r g e s ( F r o m 29th S e p t . 1975) Weekend (6pm F r i d a y - M o n d a y 9am) First Day Following Days After 5 Days . 5 - H p u r P e r i o d (8am-1 pm--6pm-11pm) „ Per Hour A N D Per Mile

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Wardenship of the Hamlet and Cambridge Gardens Flats. T h e present Warden of the H a m l e t a n d C a m b r i d g e Gardens Head Tenancy Scheme is r e s i g n i n g with effect from 3 1 s t D e c e m b e r 1 9 7 5 . A p p l i c a t i o n s a r e i n v i t e d from s t u d e n t s of the C o l l e g e to f i l l t h e p o s i t i o n w i t h e f f e c t from 1 s t J a n u a r y 1 9 7 6 . T h e s u c c e s s f u l a p p l i c a n t w i l l be a m a r r i e d p o s t g r a d u a t e , w h o h a s been a s t u d e n t a t the C o l l e g e for about a y e a r . H e s h o u l d h a v e s o m e e x p e r i e n c e of h a n d l i n g s t u d e n t a f f a i r s , a n d be l i k e l y to be a t IC for another t w o y e a r s . R e n t - f r e e a c c o m m o d a t i o n , and a n e n t e r t a i n m e n t s a l l o w ance. A p p l i c a t i o n forms a r e a v a i l a b l e from the U n i o n O f f i c e , and the R e s i d e n c e O f f i c e . A p p l i c a t i o n s w i l l c l o s e on 20th N o v e m b e r 1 9 7 5 .

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even anticipated. One d i s c u s s i o n on t h e w o r l d food problem, however, lingered a l l t h e w a y through the a p p l e p i e t o t h e c h e e s e c o u r s e . It c o u l d be o b s e r v e d that d i s c u s s i o n s w e r e at a much l e s s s e r i o u s l e v e l after t h e t h i r d pint in ' T h e C a n n o n ' in 2 0 6 0 A D (on t h e a f t e r n o o n s time s c a l e ) , Appropriately, the West European Council adjourned t o W i n d s o r P a r k on Sunda y m o r n i n g . T h e Q u e e n , though u n a w a r e of s u c h a momentus g a t h e r i n g in her b a c k g a r d e n , d i d d r i v e p a s t s e v e r a l members _ a n e v e n t w h i c h moved e v e n hardened p o l i t i c i a n s of 2 5 years experience and at the C o u n c i l g e n e r a l m e e t i n g a . 'Queen of Europe" was suoaested Relegation to ordinary members of s o c i e t y (if p e r s o n s described) | j n l e s s process which s t a r t e d at t e a on S u n d a y , a n d c o m p l e t e d by t h e time we arrived in C o l l e g e Sunda y evening, T h o s e of u s new to Touchstone promptly s i g n e d up for the next weekend. Apart from b e i n g a good excuse for spending a pleasant weekend a t S i l w o o d , it i s a l s o t h e o n l y w a y I know of e a t i n g a s much food a s I want o v e r a p e r i o d of 28 hours for j u s t £1.50. I w i l l not m e n t i o n the wonderful o u t l e t it p r o v i d e s for f r u s t r a t e d m e g a l o m a n i a c s w h o r e a l l y do want t o be on t h e West E u r o p e a n C o u n c i l , but h a v e to s e t t l e for the I C S t u d e n t s ' U n i o n C o u n c i I... T h e format of t h i s w e e k e n d was a little revolutionary, e v e n for T o u c h s t o n e - u s u a l l y it i s a s v a r i e d , but w i t h o u t d i s a p p e a r i n g into t h e future, T h e course this weekend i s a r e c o g n i s e d form of management t r a i n i n g s o it w a s a really good opportunity to epart, a n d t h o s e of u s 9 Even when the S c i e n c e f i c t i o n a t m o s h p e r e Is removed, the Touchstone weekends must s t i l l provide one of the best o p p o r t u n i t i e s t o learn about and discuss the future of our s o c i e t y with other p e o p l e from the C o l l e g e , It w a s c e r t a i n l y the most informative and enjoyable w e e k e n d I have h a d t h i s term. a

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leader of the Tanganyika African National Union. Later we were c o l l e a g u e s in the C o u n c i l of M i n i s t e r s under the G o v e r n o r s s o I had the u n u s u a l e x p e r i e n c e of k n o w i n g J u l i u s N y e r e r e on 'both s i d e s of the f e n c e a s it were." It w a s in 1960 when the g o v e r n o r ' s right-hand man, the C h i e f S e c r e t a r y , w a s a w a y for four months b e t w e e n May and A u g u s t that M i c k e y a s the then M i n i s t e r for Information w a s appointed Acting Chief Secretary. The transfer of power in the neighboring B e l g i a n C o n g o w a s not g o i n g p e a c e f u l l y d u r i n g t h i s period and thousands of Belgian n a t i o n a l s were f l e e i n g a c r o s s L a k e T a n g a n y i k a to T a n g a n y i k a i t s e l f to s e e k refuge. It f e l l upon the A c t i n g C h i e f S e c r e t a r y to o r g a n i s e the r e c e p t i o n of t h o u s a n d s of refugees and t h i s w a s done by b u i l d i n g c a m p s at utmost s p e e d . F o r t h i s he w a s a w a r d e d the M e d i a l i e de la Belgique Reconnaissante by the B e l g i a n government on his return to Britain the following year. Returning to London In A p r i l 1962 h a v i n g c o m p l e t e d twenty-one years in the Colonial Service, Mickey a p p l i e d for the v a c a n t job of Secretary of the Imperial C o l l e g e . "I was interviewed by a panel w h i c h i n c l u d e d S i r Patrick L i n s t e a d who was then R e c t o r of the C o l l e g e . " H e got the j o b . major p r e o c c u p a t i o n at the time w a s the College's redevelopment building program. It w a s I C ' s e s s e n t i a l l y 'bricks and mortar' period with Sir Patrick Linstead as the m a i n d r i v i n g f o r c e . The Southside halls were just being completed, the old C i t y and G u i l d s building was being pulled down, the Sherfield Building was only in the p i p e l i n e and Q u e e n ' s Tower was precariously s w a y i n g in t h e w ind.

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For Really Dirty Old Men Sunday 9 t h N o v e m b e r S C A B E v e n i n g : A p a r t from t h e t r i v i a l i t i e s of J a z z C l u b , F o l k C l u b , D r a m s o c e t c (!) We have got B l u e f i l m s - real s i c k e n i n g d i s t o r t e d p e r v e r t e d f i l t h . Jerry Spence (Rag Secretary and sometimes Mech Engl) i s wi I l i n g to g o i n t o a f u l l e r e x p l a n a t i o n a t length a n d w i t h a demonstration.

For Intellectuals 1. T h u r s d a y 6 t h November F i l m S P Y S : A p p a r e n t l y (so I'm told) a v e r s i o n of M A S H but w i t h S p y s . 2 . T h u r s d a y 13th N o v e m b e r . R C S S m o k i n g C o n c e r t ( ! ) 3 . W e d n e s d a y 12th N o v e m b e r : Morphy D a y (lookout A If). 4. S a t u r d a y 15th N o v e m b e r R a g P r o c e s s i o n : S h o u l d be the best of the d e c a d e if the p o l i c e s t a y n i c e a n d w e f i n d a n o t h e r lorry. N o v e l t y v e h i c l e s p r o v i s i o n a l l y o b t a i n e d i n c l u d e Vintage Cars, Vintage Fire Engine, Traction Engine, V i n t a g e B u s e s . T h e L o c h N e s s M o n s t e r and B o , C l e m a n d J e z . If e v e r y b o d y g e t s d r e s s e d up c o l o u r f u l l y a n a the f l o a t s are a s u c c e s s it s h o u l d be a g o o d m o r n i n g o u t .

For Criminals: R a g S t u n t s d o n ' t r e a l l y need to w o r k in order to be fun s o whether y o u are a c r o s s b e t w e e n R a f f l e s a n d t h e P i n k P a n t h e r or not, a n y i d e a s to l i v e n up a few dreary d a y s and p r o v i d e F E L I X w i t h a h e a d l i n e w o u l d be w e l c o m e . P a s s them on to a n y of t h e C o m m i t t e e or the C C U ' s . S t u n t s s u g g e s t e d so far:A n IC o r g a n i s e d C o m p u t e r d a t e l i n e . D o i n g " s o m e t h i n g " to the A l b e r t M e m o r i a l . K i d n a p the B a y C i t y R o l l e r s ( s i c ) . etc. e t c . : P i l l o r y the E x e c , (don't t e l l the e x e c , yet) M o n d a y / T u e s d a y dinner time the E x e c , (in parts) w i l l be c h a i n e d u p to Q u e e n s T o w e r and for 5 p . y o u c a n take your g r i e v e n c e ^ out on them by t h r o w i n g the left o v e r s from y o u r d i n n e r . W e l l t h a t s the Jot. H a v e a good t i m e , S e e y o u R a g W e e k .

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Raffle tickets are still being sold (10p each) at C C U Office and IC Union Offices. The following articles will be divided into roughly twenty prizes. Philips Portable Radio, Leather Briefcase, Guinness Trophy Sets, Guinness Beer Cloths, Guinness Playing Cards Sets, Perfumes from Germaine Montevil, Dorthy Gray and Christien Dior, Ronson Lighter, and ' A lot of Beer and Cider', 3 L P ' s . Prizes are on show in IC Union Office. Draw will provisionally be at Guilds Carnival.

P i l l o r y T h e E x e c u t i v e : 12.30 - 2.30pm. Queen's Tower Drink A P u b Dry: 6.30pm. Meet i n U n i o n B a r P'I lory T h e E x e c u t i v e : 12.30 - 2 . 3 0 p m . Queen's Tower Bar-b-que and d i s c o : 8.00pm. B eit Quad & Union Refectory Morphy D a y T o w p a t h B a t t l e : 3 . 0 0 p m . T o w p a t h near P u t n e y B r i d g e F o l k C e i l i d h w i t h North C i r c u l a r A c c i d e n t a l Band 8.00pm. Junior Common Room

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1. F r i d a y 7th November R a g & D r a g C o m p e t i t i o n : T h i s y e a r o r g a n i s e d by I F b u t s t i l l i n the C o n c e r t H a l l . T h e ' F a m o u s C o m p e r e ' h a s not y e t been d e c i d e d on s o i t ' l l be a S u r p r i s e ! E n t r i e s for t h e C o m p e t i t i o n are t o be dropped i n to J e n i n the IC U n i o n O f f i c e . T h e p r i z e i s free t i c k e t s to the rest of R a g Week a n d a P r o m i n e n t p o s i t i o n i n t h e p r o c e s s i o n !

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A Working P a r t y o n C o l l e g e Stores a n d P u r c h a s i n g A r r a n g e m e n t s h a s b e e n e s t a b l i s h e d uner the C h a i r m a n s h i p of P r o f e s s o r S E i l o n , w i t h the f o l l o w i n g T e r m s o f R e f e r e n c e : " B e a r i n g in mind: (a) the n e e d to u s e c a s h a n d s p a c e r e s o u r c e s to maximum benefit. (b) the report o f the E x c h e q u e r a n d A u d i t D e p a r t m e n t d a t e d 29th M a y 1975 a s i t r e l a t e s to s t o r e s a n d purchasing policies . (c) the C o l l e g e a s s o c i a t i o n w i t h the U n i v e r s i t y o f of L o n d o n P u r c h a s i n g Group. to a d v i s e o n h o w b e s t to i m p r o v e : (1) the s y s t e m o f c e n t r a l p u r c h a s i n g of i t e m s i n common u s e . (2) the s e r v i c e p r o v i d e d b y the c e n t r a l a n d d e p a r t m e n t a l stores (3) c o - o r d i n a t i o n of p u r c h a s i n g a n d s t o r a g e w i t h i n Departments, and as between Departments, and a s b e t w e e n D e p a r t m e n t s a n d the C e n t r e , w i t h a v i e w to m i n i s i n g the t o t a l c o s t of s t o r e s a d m i n i s t r a t i o n (4) the d e s i r a b l e b a l a n c e b e t w e e n c e n t r a l a n d departmental s t o r e s . " T h e other members of the W o r k i n g P a r t y are P r o f e s s o r P R Swann (Metallurgy and Materials Science); D r B J H i l l ( M e c h a n i c a l E n g i n e e r i n g ) ; D r R B F l a v e l l (Management S c i e n c e ) ; Mr D G H a y l e s ( B i o c h e m i s t r y ) ; Mr R S c r i v e n s (Administration — Buildings Office). H e a d s of D e p a r t m e n t s a n d others i n D e p a r t m e n t s c o n c e r n e d w i t h D e p a r t m e n t a l p u r c h a s i n g a n d storage arrangements have b e e n or w i l l be c o n s u l t e d . Other members of the C o l l e g e w h o h a v e v i e w s r e l e v a n t to the W o r k i n g P a r t y ' s T e r m s o f R e f e r e n c e are i n v i t e d to c o m m u n i c a t e them i n w r i t i n g to the S e c r e t a r y o f the W o r k i n g P a r t y (Mr E H e n r i k s e n , F i n a n c e O f f i c e , R o o m 527 i n the S h e r f i e l d B u i l d i n g , internal telephone 4101) by 1 December 1975. A r r a n g e m e n t s w i l l a l s o be made for a n y member o f the C o l l e g e w h o w i s h e s to g i v e o r a l e v i d e n c e t o the W o r k i n g P a r t y to do s o .

International Socialist Bookstall Open every Thursday 12 — 2pra in the J C R (Sherfield Building). A wide range of socialist books and pamphlets and ordering facilities for any left wing literature in print.


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T w o f u n c t i o n s h a v e been h e l d by the s o c i e t y s i n c e the s t a r t of the 1975/76 s e s s i o n . T h e f i r s t of t h e s e w a s the s h e r r y party organised for new members on O c t o b e r 9 t h . T h e o c c a s s i o n p r o v i d e d an e x c e l l e n t o p p o r t u n i t y for members to meet e a c h other, the p r o c e e d i n g s b e i n g e n l i v e n e d ' w i t h s h e r r y , s o f t d r i n k s and s n a c k s . T h r e e short b e a u t i f u l and i p f o r m a t i v e f i l m s on S r i o L a n k a were a l s o shown. Members recently visited the Commonwealth Institute in Ke n s i n g t o n H i g h Street. The Institute's Exhibition Galleries are attractive and •educational with their unique and c o l o u r f u l p o r t r a y a l s of the countries that make-up the C o m m o n w e a l t h . In the c o m i n g month, we w i l l be h o l d i n g a f i l m s h o w on the R u b b e r I n d u s t r y . T h e films being shown are 'Naturally its Rubber', 'Engineering with Rubber' and 'Standard Malaysian R u b b e r ' , T h e f i r s t of t h e s e i s a c o l o u r f i l m w h i c h t e l l s the story of n a t u r a l rubber - a raw m a t e r i a l v i t a l to modern industry. The film covers a l l aspects of rubber production, the p r o g r e s s a c h i e v e d In c u l t i v a t ing higher yielding trees

and how r e s e a r c h h a s h e l p e d to produce many t y p e s of different purposes. It also d e a l s w i t h the e f f e c t of the industry on the country's p o p u l a c e — rubber p r o d u c t i o n is Malaysia's leading industry. In February 1976, two films, 'Time for T i n ' and ' T i m a h ( T i m ) ' w i l l be s h o w n . T h e s e are but a few of the e v e n t s b e i n g put on by the society this session. The s o c i e t y w e l c o m e s a l l members of the C o l l e g e to m e m b e r s h i p s o that w e c a n s h a r e w i t h e a c h other our own u n i q u e e x p e r i e n c e and c o n t r i b u t e to t h e p r o m o t i o n of friendship and u n d e r s t a n d i n g . IT

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T i z a r d in C o u r t Last Sunday saw the return m a t c h of the I C WA n e t b a l l team v T i z a r d . Y e s , the f e m a l e s of IC d a r e d t a k e on the b u r l y m u s c l e m e n of Tizard. U n d a u n t e d by the 6ft 2ins stature of the o p p o s i t i o n we s e t forth i n t o an • hour long battle. A walkover thought Tizard, g a l l a n t l y a l l o w i n g us to drop out at the b e g i n n i n g before we lost our p r i d e . We began to t a k e hope when l o s i n g the toss, Tizard chose " e n d s " g i v i n g us f i r s t c e n t r e p a s s — Our f i r s t i n c l i n a t i o n that t h e s e men w e r e mere a m a t e u r s . ICWA took the l e a d s t r a i g h t away. This soon be c a m e q u i t e b o r i n g , s o in the s e c o n d quarter we a l l o w e d them to take a two goal l e a d . ( T a c t i c s a l l t a c t i c s ! ! ! ) N o w it w a s up to b i g A . S h e may look s m a l l to you but s h e is a l l m u s c l e , as brave Marcelle found out too l a t e . " H e ran

i n t o m e " s h e c r i e d , a s he f e l l to the ground d o u b l e d up in p a i n . N o w w e w e r e b a c k in our s t r i d e . Desperately Tizard swopped t h e i r men a r o u n d , but d e s p i t e Rob's m a s t e r l y p l a y , a l l to no a v a i l . T h e y were d e s t i n e d to l o s e . They had everything except f l a i r . D e s p i t e minor i n t e r r u p t i o n s — the w h o l e ICWA team b e i n g c a r r i e d off the pitch they still couldn't s c o r e a n d h a d to s e t t l e for defeat. The final score: ICWA 21 Tizard 12 O b v i o u s l y u s e d to d e f e a t T i z a r d d i d n ' t l o s e heart but took us all to the bar However they afterwards. look the w o r s e for wear t o d a y — the game h a s c l a i m e d many T i z a r d m u s c l e s . R o l l on N o v 2 3 r d , we w i l l beat them a g a i n . T e a m : - M a r y , Barbara, Big A, Isobel, Chris,

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Clem at Brighton by Nick Brayshaw F o r many, h u n d r e d s of v i n t a g e c a r o w n e r s , and many h u n d r e d s of t h o u s a n d s of v i n t a g e c a r l o v e r s , the a n n u a l L o n d o n - B r i g h t o n v i n t a g e c a r r a l l y on the f i r s t Sunday of N o v e m b e r i s a day not to be m i s s e d . F o r C l e m e n t i n e II a n d the R S M U , it i s an o p p o r t u n i t y to t a k e to the r o a d , and go for a s p i n down the A 2 3 w i t h t h o u s a n d s of c h e e r i n g p e o p l e h e l p i n g her on the w a y . T h e e v e n t s t a r t e d at the u n e a r t h l y hour of 8.30am at Hyde Park Corner, when a l l the o f f i c i a l e n t r i e s s t o r m off down the r o a d . T h e r e w a s a range of e x p r e s s i o n s o n t h e f a c e s of the d r i v e r s (from extreme d i s p l e a s u r e to s h e a r amazement) w h e n a g l e a m i n g y e l l o w and b l a c k c o m m e r c i a l vehicle, carrying 8 Miners and two c r a t e s of l i g h t a l e went r o a r i n g p a s t t h e m in t h e d i r e c t i o n of B r i g h t o n (No we d i d n ' t get lost). Since Clem was not an official entry we w e r e s u p p o s e d to meet 'Bo (which was an o f f i c i a l entry) on W e s t m i n s t e r Bridge. However, since being late at e v e r y event is a p r i v i l e g e afforded to the R S M , we decided to s e t off 15 mins b e h i n d ' B o (and Jez which a l s o came along for the r i d e ) . With Howard "Hot-Rod" C h e e t h a m at the w h e e l a 15 min d e f i c i t w a s e a t e n a w a y in no t i me (as were the c l u t h plates!). Passing 'Bo 25 miles out of London, we s t o p p e d for a r e n d e z v o u s o n l y to f i n d that C l e m w o u l d n ' t s t a r t (the t u r b o c h a r g e r w a s p l a y i n g up a g a i n ) . T h e t r o u b l e w a s soon diagnosed by John (the R S M G r e a s e M o n k e y ) as b e i n g the rotor arm h a v i n g g o n e a s t r a y . P u t t i n g the b r a i n c e l l into top g e a r , we c a m e up w i t h s o m e s i l v e r paper w h i c h soon had C l e m s i n g i n g a w ay s w e e t l y . H a v i n g c a u g h t up w i t h ' B o a n d J e z a g a i n , C l e m went t e a r i n g into the l e a d about 1 5 m i l e s out from Brighton. The s e a t i n g arrangement w a s t h e n r e a d j u s t e d s o that Nick "Vampire" B r a y s h a w c o u l d s i t on the roof w a v i n g t o the now' e c s t a t i c v e r g e s (we thought they w e r e g o i n g t o r u s h the p i t c h ) . T h i s p l a n w a s s o o n s h o t up the a — e w h e n we w e r e p u l l e d up by the l a w . H a v i n g got of the roof we c a r r i e d on r e g a r d -

l e s s and N i c k got b a c k on the roof a g a i n , (the b o y ' s a fool) just outside B r i g h t o n . T h e n , the moment we had a l I be w a i t i n g for - C l e m a r r i v e d at the front — to be t o l d to c l e a r off by the l a w w h o w o u l d n ' t let us go down to the P r o m . Not d a u n t e d by t h i s minor s e t b a c k w e went d o w n the other end of the P r o m and ot in there by t e l l i n g the law w e w e r e an o f f i c i a l " t e n d e r " . H a v i n g p a r k e d , the g a l rant M i n e r s went off in s e a r c h of r i c h s u c k e r s (ie p e o p l e to buy R a g M a g s ) . Persuading OAP's that they want to r e a d a book of d i r t y j o k e s / p i c s i s no e a s y t a s k , I c a n tell you! N e x t on the a g e n d a (after a round of g r e a s y f i s h and c h i p s a n d the r e st of the l i g h t a l e ) w a s the inter C C U " d o d g e m c o m p e t i t o n " . N e e d l e s s to say M i n e s emerged v i c t o r i o u s by ramming everything within a hundred y a r d r a d i u s of the dodgem t r a c k . We d e c i d e d to return to the M e t r o p o l i s (after b e i n g s k i n n e d 4 5 p for a s t i c k of rock) by w h i c h t i me it w a s semi-dark, and we w e r e s e m i - p . — d . T h e gentleman, who d e s i g n e d C l e m many y e a r s a g o w a n t s s h o o t i n g , a s we found out w h e n t r y i n g to d r i v e up the motorway w i t h a t o r c h to g u i d e u s . T h e lights* don't even illuminate the r a d i a t o r c a p ! T a l k i n g of r a d i a t o r caps, Clem developed a little overheating problem and we u s e d about 10 g a l l o n s of w a t er to k e e p a f l o a t . X ) n reaching L o n d o n , C l e m thought it had b e h a v e d i t s e l f for long enough and d e c i d e d w e no longer h a d any u s e for i t s c l u t c h ( w e l l we c e r t a i n l y d i d n ' t get any more u s e out of i t ) . So it w a s that Howard, in his desperate a t t e m p t s t o get us a w a y at a s e t of lights i g no r ed the lane m a r k i n g s and c a u s e d a p i l e - u p behind u s . E n o u g h is- enough w e a l l c r i e d , and s o the g a l l a n t c r e w returned to South K e n (at a m a j e s t i c 3mph) in t i m e for the l a s t pint in the U n i o n bar, after p u t t i n g C l e m to b e d .

NOTICE T h e D r a m a t i c S o c i e t y w i s h e s to a n n o u n c e Its r e v i s e d c h a r g e s for l o a n of e q u i p m e n t to n o n — S C A B c l u b s . Lighting Equipment (For parties, dinners etc)> 10p S t a n d i n g c h a r g e per l a n t e r n , " B u l b L i f e " : - 2 0 p per k i l o w a t t hour, a s a g r e e d w i t h S C A B S o u n d and O t h e r E q u i p m e n t — B y arrangement. A d e p o s i t (returnable) may be r e q u i r e d on s o m e Items. P l e a s e note 3 d a y s m i n i m u m n o t i c e is t e q u l r e d for a l l loans. AM P o t t e r pp D r a m s o c


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S i r , — M a y I a d d my comment as a Christian, to the a b o r t i o n d e b a t e . A s far a s I k n o w , t h e B i b l e d o e s not m e n t i o n a b o r t i o n but It d o e s have s o m e t h i n g to s a y about fornication which i s the c a u s e of most of the p r o b l e m . G o d d i d not make r u l e s to i r r i t a t e a n d r e s t r i c t u s but b e c a u s e he k n o w s what i s good for u s (he w a s o u r designer) and t h o s e who Ignore the r u l e s w i l l tend to suffer and so will the s o c i e t y i n w h i c h they l i v e . So, e l i m i n a t e f o r n i c a t i o n a n d the abortion issue will largely disappear as a fringe benefit. To those w h o d o not believe in God I would a s k them to c o n s i d e r the c o m m u n i s t r u l e r s of t h i s w o r l d . N e i t h e r d o they b e l i e v e in G o d but they are w e l l a w a r e of the d a n g e r s of s e x u a l i m m o r a l i t y and h a v e made great p r o g r e s s in s t a m p i n g it o u t . Yours faithfully, BOB PORTER, Aero P G .

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S i r - IWith reference to the letter from A n o n , c o n c e r n i n g refectory p r i c e s p u b l i s h e d i n F E L I X N o . 3 9 9 , may I point out that t h e w r i t e r h a d h i s f a c t s completely wrong. He claimed to have been u n d e r - c h a r g e d to t h e v a l u e of 9 p ; w h e r e a s he was actually charged correctly. T h e p r i c e i n d i c a t e d on t h e menu ( i n t h i s c a s e 3 5 p for c o d ) i n c l u d e s c h i p s or potatoes a n d a v e g e t a b l e . If one d o e s not have chips/potatoes or a v e g e t a b l e , then t h e i r p r i c e i s s u b t r a c t e d from the c o s t . T h u s the marked p r i c e i s for a c o m p l e t e main c o u r s e , a n d not j u s t for the m e a t / f i s h a s t h e w r i t e r of the letter, b e l i e v e s . the refectory Regarding d e b a t e , may I s t a t e my w h o l e hearted agreement with the a r t i c l e by M i k e W i l l i a m s ( a l s o in F E L I X n o . 3 9 9 ) . Yours faithfully, JJ STUART (Maths I) R o o m 287, Keogh H a l l , Prince's Gardens

a s u g g e s t i o n , b e c a u s e t h e y a r e bound by U G C r u l e s to b a l a n c e t h e i r a c c o u n t s . S h o u l d t h e y f a i l , a n d a p p e a r not to h a v e d o n e t h e i r u t m o s t , then I b e l i e v e that t h e U G C have a s p e c i a l t y prepared ton of b r i c k s w h i c h they w o u l d lower r a p i d l y onto t h e Rector's head. Why w o u l d the U G C be u n l i k e l y to t h i n k that t h e y had not t r i e d t h e i r h a r d e s t if they i m p l e m e n t e d Mr W i l l i a m s ' s s c h e m e ? I c a n n o t read t h e i r m i n d s , but some s i m p l e m a t h e m a t i c s s u g g e s t s that if the price rise • more students would

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to break e v e n on t h e y e a r ! ! S e c o n d l y I d o not t o t a l l y p r e c l u d e the i d e a that w e s h o u l d be prepared to h e l p o u r s e l v e s by h e l p i n g the r e f e c t o r i e s , but I c a n n o t a c c e p t the e x t e n t to w h i c h Mr Williams carries it. Q u i t e apart from w h e t h e r h i s i d e a c o u l d w o r k , t h e i d e a l o g i c a l b a s i s of M r W i l l i a m s ' s s u g g e s t i o n i s of a d e b a t a b l e n a t u r e . It s e e m s to me that the r e f e c t o r i e s s h o u l d be c l a s s e d a s a s e r v i c e , and t h e s e r v i c e i s for them to s u p p l y food to s t u d e n t s a n d s t a f f . We are not here to s u p p l y t h e r e f e c t o r y w i t h a s e r v i c e — namely c u s t o m e r s , w h i c h i s what Mr W i l l i a m s i s s u g g e s t i n g if h i s i d e a i s c a r r i e d to i t s l o g i c a l c o n c l u s i o n . T o a p p l y a n a n a l o g y , t h e s t u d e n t s at t h i s c o l l e g e a r e here just t o g i v e the staff s o m e t h i n g t o d o ! I w i s h p e o p l e w o u l d not w r i t e : " D o u b t l e s s t h e s m u g l i t t l e c y n i c s ... w i l l p o i n t o u t t h e d i f f i c u l t i e s " w h e n they ' r e a l l y ' mean that they want e v e r y o n e to g i v e t h i s i d e a fair c o n s i d e r a t i o n " . If a n y o n e r e a d i n g t h i s f e e l s that it i s f u l l of s m u g c y n i c i s m , s o be i t ; but I w o u l d - r a t h e r I d i d not feel p r e j u d g e d . A n o t h e r point f o l l o w s on from t h i s : it i s o b v i o u s from the a r t i c l e that Mr W i l l i a m s h a d never s u g g e s t e d t h i s i d e a to t h e for p r e s i d e n t or e v e n bothered to c h e c k f a c t s w i t h a n y o n e example, the chairman of the Refectory Committee. Why not? Yours faithfully,

Mathematical S i r , - In r e p l y to Mr F i t z g e r a l d ' s d e f e n c e of the a n t i abortioners, when the Catholics were confronted w i t h t h e problems of c o n t r a c e p t i o n they a l l o w e d a woman t o r e s o r t t o M a t h e m a t i c s but not to Physics or Chemistry to prevent a p r e g n a n c y . I am s u r e that a

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M a t h e m a t i c s department a s c a p a b l e a s ours s h o u l d be a b l e to produce a n e q u a t i o n a missto bring about c a r r i a g e in a n y o n e . P e r h a p s this will then r e l i e v e Mr F i t z g e r a l d ' s laboured pains on t h i s s u b j e c t . Yours sincerely, RICK P A R K E R , ICU A A O .

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M r W i l l i a m s ' ideas i l l - c o n c e i v e d S i r , — I enjoy a s h a r p s e n s a t i o n a l a r t i c l e , but I m a k e no a p o l o g i e s for t h e f o l l o w i n g w h i c h i s a r e p u d i a t i o n of l a s t w e e k ' s a r t i c l e on , " R e f e c t o r i e s " by M ike W i l l i a m s . T h a t . w a s t b e one that began by s u g g e s t i n g that Mr T e a g u e and Mr Mooney s h o u l d have t h e i r heads banged together (good stuff, t h a t ! ) , be forced to trust e a c h other (no harm in that) and h e n c e s o l v e the refectory e c o n o m i c c r i s i s at a s t r o k e . Mr Mooney w o u l d r a i s e the q u a l i t y of h i s food, and Mr T e a g u e w o u l d implore more s t u d e n t s to eat t h e r e . T h e a r t i c l e is i l l - c o n c e i v e d on s e v e r a l a c c o u n t s ; in p a r t i c u l a r (a) it is i m p r o b a b l e and f a c t u a l l y i n c o r r e c t ; (b) it is of d o u b t f u l idealogical bas i s. T a k i n g the p o i n t s in t h e i r l o g i c a l order — Mr T e a g u e a n d Mr Mooney are o n l y two c o m p a r a t i v e l y minor p e o p l e w h o i n f l u e n c e the refectory p r i c e l i s t s . T h e most important p e o p l e are undoubte d l y . t h e R e c t o r and h i s F i n a n c i a l Secretary w h o must take a n y pr o po s e d i n c r e a s e s to the G o v e r n i n g B o d y (for r u b b e r - s t a m p i n g ? ) Mr

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Tclix F E L I X h a s now been r e p o r t i n g , r e c o r d i n g and e n t e r t a i n i n g Imperial C o l l e g e for n e a r l y t w e n t y - s i x y e a r s . S i n c e its birth it h a s undergone r a p i d a n d s o m e t i m e s s e v e r e c h a n g e , not l e a s t b e i n g the c h a n g e from l e t t e r - p r e s s to off-set l i t h o — a very p a i n f u l t r a n s f o r m a t i o n but n e v e r t h e l e s s o<roe w h i c h h a s r e v i t a l i s e d the paper and i n t e r e s t in i t . T h e very f i r s t i s s u e , under the E d i t o r s h i p of E M H u g h e s c o n s i s t e d of t h i r t e e n p a g e s ( p l u s a front c o v e r ) of R o n e o ' d f u l l - s c a p , of w h i c h 6 0 0 c o p i e s w e r e p r i n t e d . T h e y s o l d out by 1 0 . 0 0 a m ! Y e s , they w e r e s o l d i n t h o s e d a y s for the sum of 3 d . I hope that t h i s i s s u e , d e s p i t e b e i n g free , w i l l a l s o go b y the s a m e t i m e . In that f i r s t i s s u e , t h e e d i t o r a n n o u n c e d : "The need has been felt tor some time for a frequently published journal to comment upon the affairs of the College whilst they are still topical, and to bring to the attention of its members the activities of clubs and societies of little, and knowing little, which people at present know tend to care even less... success or failure of this paper depends principally "The upon you, our readers. In the first place we depend upon you to produce many ot our articles and reports, since our staff cannot themselves attend and report every College event. Secondly we depend upon you to maintain a lively correspondence in our columns".

B o t h the s e n t i m e n t s e c h o e d i n the a b o v e e x t r a c t s t i l l h o l d good today a n d more s o than e v e r . T h r o u g h the p a g e s of F E L I X y o u make your i d e a s , o p i n i o n s a n d g r i e v a n c e s known to t h e w h o l e C o l l e g e , be c h a l l e n g e d and c h a l l e n g e on t h e s e a n d other p e o p l e s i d e a s , o p i n i o n s e t c . I hope y o u enjoy r e a d i n g t h i s i s s u e . H a v e a good R a g Week and d o n ' t forget to p a s s on a l l the j u i c y t a l e s of w h o d i d what where. T h e w i n n e r of p r i z e c r o s s w o r d number 23 w a s P a u l Bonner, Botany 3. a


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Halls of Residence A t the end of last term the G o v e r n i n g B o d y d e c i d e d that H a l l and H o u s e R e n t s w o u l d be r e v i e w e d t e r m l y . T h e r e v i e w for the end of t h i s term i s now g e t t i n g under w a y , and I h a v e been a s k e d for the s t u d e n t s ' v i e w s on s e v e r a l p o i n t s . O n e of the main o n e s i s the s t a n d a r d of c l e a n i n g in the H a l l s . T h e w a g e B i l l for the H a l l s forms q u i t e a h i g h proportion of the total o u t g o i n g s . I h a v e been a s k e d whether the s t u d e n t s f e e l that the H a l l rooms are c l e a n e d too often and whether it i s n e c e s s a r y for s t u d e n t s to h a v e t h e i r beds made f o r them e v e r y d a y . M a n y s t u d e n t s l i k e to h a v e t h e i r c l e a n e r I know, but it must be r e a l i s e d that the c l e a n e r c o s t s e a c h s t u d e n t in H a l l about £3 per w e e k . If we want to keep the c l e a n i n g at i t s present l e v e l we must r e a l i s e that it h a s to be p a i d for. I w o u l d a p p r e c i a t e a n y comments or s u g g e s t i o n s on t h i s t o p i c .

Refectories I w a s most i n t e r e s t e d in the a r t i c l e on R e f e c t o r i e s by M i k e W i l l i a m s in the l a s t i s s u e of F E L I X . P e r h a p s he w i l l e x c u s e t h i s " s m u g c y n i c " for p o i n t i n g out the d i f f i c u l t i e s . F i r s t , I do not want to s e e the r e f e c t o r i e s c l o s e d , or the p r i c e s i n c r e a s e d at C h r i s t m a s , h o w e v e r , I f e e l that s t u d e n t s s h o u l d be d e c i d i n g whether the food in the r e f e c t o r i e s i s good v a l u e for money. If they feel it i s not then of course they should eat elsewhere. S e c o n d l y , the m a i n point around w h i c h M i k e ' s s o l u t i o n r e v o l v e s i s an improvement in the q u a l i t y . I a g r e e that the q u a l i t y s h o u l d be improved and I h a v e s a i d that if t h i s w e r e done I feel more p e o p l e w o u l d u s e the r e f e c t o r i e s . M i k e omitted an e s s e n t i a l f i r s t s t e p in h i s arguement h o w e v e r , that i s ; Mr Mooney food must admit that the q u a l i t y of l e a v e s room for improvement. T h i s he resolutely refuses to do, saying for

Postgraduates T h e c o l l e g e h a s s e t up a w o r k i n g party, under the c h a i r m a n s h i p of Prof Pearson, Chem Eng, to investigate P o s t g r a d u a t e E d u c a t i o n at IC i n c l u d i n g arrangements made for P G s in both the a c a d e m i c and s o c i a l c o n t e x t . I w a s a s k e d to n o m i n a t e three P G s to s i t on the w o r k i n g party, and I am s t i l l at the time of w r i t i n g l o o k i n g for a g i r l on an M s c c o u r s e in R C S or M i n e s to a t t e n d . If and a n y o n e w o u l d t i k e to, p l e a s e c o m e

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Mutters Arising ' M u t t e r s ' t a k e s to the a i r o n c e more. C o n s i s t e n t w i t h t r a d i t i o n , it s e e m s , t h i s epistle bears tidings of elections. Thankfully, some have taken place. H o p e f u l l y , the others w i l l d o . A n y w a y , the f o l l o w i n g p e o p l e h a v e , for t h i e r s i n s , been e l e c t e d a s U n i o n Officers: External Affairs, Derek Everett, P h y s i c s 2 ; Student R e s i d e n c e Officer, Welfare Dave Rawnsley, Physics 2; O f f i c e r , Sue K a l i c i n s k i , C h e m E n g P G and I C A G c h a i r m a n , Ian J o w e t t , P h y s i c s 3 , N o w we come to the meaty b i t . T o d a y , the papers go up for the d e l e g a t i o n to attend the N U S A n n u a l C o n f e r e n c e . T h i s y e a r the venue i s e x o t i c S c a r b o r o u g h , and the c o n f e r e n c e w i l l run from 5th - 8th D e c e m b e r . We are s e n d i n g f i v e d e l e g a t e s three o b s e r v e r s , and at the next U G M on N o v e m b e r 2 0 t h , we w i l l be d i s c u s s i n g the m o t i o n s , a m e n d m e n t s , and e l e c t i n g t h o s e hardy i n d i v i d u a l s w h o c a n f a c e S c a r b o r o u g h at C h r i s t m a s . Some of the more important m o t i o n s w i l l be printed in next w e e k ' s i s s u e of F E L I X . T h e c o m p l e t e list is a v a i l a b l e from P e t e (who d e n i e s r u m o u r s t h a t h e i s f l o g g i n g s e c o n d hand c a l c u l a t o r s ) , or D e r e k E v e r e t t . T h a t ' s it for now; h a v e a g o o d R a q Week.

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Refectory battle w o n THE QUEEN ELIZABETH C o l l e g e Students' Union has won the l a t e s t round i n i t s refectory battle with the College's administration. P r i c e s i n t h e i r refectory h a v e b e e n l o w e r e d after a month of student pressure and c a m p a i g n w h i c h i n c l u d e d the s e t t i n g - u p of an alternative refectory b y the U n i o n . The decision to s e t - up an a l t e r n a t i v e refectory was t a k e n at the f i r s t U G M w h e n the U n i o n found that p r i c e s had been i n c r e a s e d by a n a v e r a g e of 7 0 % w i t h o u t t h e i r being consulted. S i n c e t h e n , the refectory h a d b e e n m a k i n g a £600 l o s s every week. The U n i o n ' s self-catering was c a r r i e d out, with equipment h i r e d , i n the g y m n a s i u m and p r o v i d e d up to 300 m e a l s a d a y . T h e a v e r a g e c o s t of a main course was in the r e g i o n of 25p a s o p p o s e d to 46p in the C o l l e g e ' s r e f e c t o r y . The Union's president, Mr Wayne Philpott says that they h a v e b r o k e n e v e n o v e r the p e r i o d (month of O c t o b e r ) in which the system was running. A report by Mr P h i l p o t t o n the refectory set-up at Q E C was circulated to a l l the professors a n d members of

Council. As a the Union r e s u l t the C o l l e g e d e c i d e d to l o w e r p r i c e s — a 46p m a i n c o u r s e now c o s t s 3 2 p . T h e number of p e o p l e u s i n g the refectory h a s r i s e n d r a m a t i c a l l y and it i s on t h i s f a c t o r t h a t the Q E C U n i o n i s r e s t i n g i t s c a s e . It i s h o p e d t h a t the i n c r e a s e d turnover w i l l k e e p losses to well below the £600 mark. Mr p h i l p o t t is s a t i s f i e d w i t h the way the problem h a s b e e n resolved, pleased to see that the "I'm College has given up trying to break even on the refectory and I hope this sets a trend tor the future", he said.

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A first year student, Andy S i d w e l l h a s been c h a r g e d w i t h " i n c i t e m e n t to d i s s a f f e c t i o n " . He i s one of s i x p e o p l e w h o appeared at Manchester magistrates court on the same charge. They are alleged to h a v e , been in possession of the' contoversial 'Some Information for Discontented Soldiers' were leaflet when they arrested while staging an a n t i - w a r street theatre p l a y . A l l s i x h a v e d e n i e d the allegation and have been released on- b a i l pending h e a r i n g s of t h e i r c a s e s . Mr Sidwell is being supported by his Union who are p u b l i c i s i n g his. c a s e w i t h i n the U n i v e r s i t y .

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You a r e presumably a r e a d e r o f FELIX. When you d i e agree w i t h t h e E d i t o r do you:a ) Do n o t h i n g . b) W r i t * a a t r o n g l a t t e r under your own name. c ) W r i t e under a nom de plume?

ANALYSIS. Anybody w i t h more than 3 b's i s a r a v i n g ext r o v e r t and s h o u l d s t a r t t a k i n g bromides. Those w i t h more t h a n 3 a's a r es i l e n t i n t r o v e r t s , p r o b a b l y s e c r e t major r e v o l u t i o n s . Any w i t h more socialists plotting than 3 c's a r e t o o verage t o be o f i n t e r e s t t o any except the manufacture r s o f those many p r o d u c t s which Those w i t h more than t h r e e a p p e a l t o the a v e r a g man. a's and c ' s j s u f f e r from s c h i z o of two t y p e s ( e . g . p h r e n i a , and w i l l p i o b a b l y be o f i n e s t i m a b l e v a l u e t o t h e i r r e l a t i v e s who w i l l be a b l e t o s e l l d e t a i l s t o tbe Sunday newspaper*. ( F r o m FELIX

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WELLSOC Engineering is fashionable A f e w y e a r s a g o , it s u d d e n l y ( o v e r a p e r i o d of f i v e y e a r s o r s o ) d a w n e d upon the B r i t i s h G o v e r n m e n t that t h e c o u n t r y w a s b e i n g left b e h i n d in the t e c h n o l o g y f i e l d , e v e n by c o u n t r i e s not c l a s s i f i e d a s T o p N a t i o n s . T h e most o b v i o u s e x a m p l e of t h i s w a s J a p a n , w h i c h s e e m ed t o be p r o d u c i n g a t e c h n o l o g i c a l h e r i t a g e o v e r t h e d e c a d e s s i n c e 1945 e q u a l to and greater than ours of 2 0 0 y e a r s . D e t e r m i n e d to d o s o m e t h i n g about t h i s sorry s t a t e of a f f a i r s , they d e c i d e d t o s e n d s o m e b o d y out t o J a p a n t o s e e H o w T h e y D i d It. K i n d l y , a n d for n o particular reason. The G o l d s m i t h s ' Institute agreed to f i n a n c e t h i s e x p e d i t i o n . T h e man they sent ( t h i s reads l i k e J a m e s B o n d , d o e s n ' t It?) w a s Dr G C Sneed, an engineer working in the Science Museum, w h o lectured to u s this evening. This Intrepid traveller s p e n t a c o u p l e of months i n J a p a n , g o i n g round the v a r i o u s t y p e s of s c h o o l s a n d u n i v e r s i t i e s , a s k i n g t h o u s a n d s of q u e s t i o n s a translator) a n d (through taking 2000 photographs. H e c o v e r e d e v e r y f a c e t of J a p a n e s e l i f e , t r y i n g to e x p l a i n w h y J a p a n had s o many c o m p e t e n t e n g i n e e r s . F i r s t l y he l o o k e d at the v a r i o u s primary a n d secondary schools. Perhaps superb science facilities e n c o u r a g e d wou Id-be engi n e e r s ? Not a c h a n c e . Standard l a b . f a c i l i t i e s were c h a i r s , tables and blackboards. Possibly,

there might be a b a l a n c e s o m e w h e r e , or some t e s t t u b e s , but the s t u d e n t s much prefered l a p p i n g up t h e o r y . B u t w h y ? In J a p a n , there a r e t w o types of u n i v e r s i t y , state owned a n d p r i v a t e l y owned. These privately owned establishments are second grade p l a c e s that a r e run a s b u s i n e s s e s , and d o not f i g u r e in the G r e a t T e c h n o l o g y D r i v e s . T h e s t a t e u n i v e r s i t i e s t a k e the c r e a m , and after t h e four y e a r c o u r s e , the s e l e c t i o n p r o c e d u r e is very simple: T h e best p e o p l e go to t h e best f i r m s . N o n e of t h i s d e m o c r a c y of interviewing everybody w h o wants to b e . T h i s appears to be the root c a u s e . B e c a u s e it i s o b v i o u s w h o the best p e o p l e a r e , and b e c a u s e t h e s e a r e s o w e l l - p a i d , it i s a matter of p r e s t i g e of w h o c a n make t h e grade to b e c o m e one of t h e e l i t e , who own the s e c o n d h o m e s , the big cars and the b i g y a c h t s . So e v e r y o n e i s s t r u g g l i n g to make it t h e m s e l v e s , or e g g i n g t h e i r c h i l d r e n on t o b e c o m e one or marry one. It's simple

Digging up Jerusalem The meeting on 3 r d N o v e m b e r w a s rather a s p e c i a l o c c a s i o n , b e i n g the f i r s t time that a woman had d e l i v e r e d a talk t o the s o c i e t y . Dame Kathleen Kenyon, archelogist of great repute, s p o k e o n "Digging

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t a s k w h i c h s h e undertook i n the s i x t i e s . A n c i e n t P a l e s t i n e had a l w a y s been somewhat o v e r s h a d o w e d both p o l i t i c a l l y and a r t i s t i c a l l y by n e i g h b o u r s like Egypt and h a s thus received relatively little a t t e n t i o n from a r c h e o l o g i s t s . T h o s e w h o h a v e s t u d i e d it have been r e w a r d e d not s o much b y s p l e n d i d f i n d s — the best articles that Dame K a t h l e e n found b e i n g a p a i r of battered bronze b u c k e t s — as by the s a t i s f a c t i o n of filling a g a p i n human knowledge. L i t t l e r e m a i n s of t h e e a r l y c i t i e s that s t o o d o n t h e s i t e and thus t h e t a l k w a s l a r g e l y d e v o t e d to t r a c i n g t h e movements of t h e i r w a l l s from the

reign of D a v i d , through t h o s e of S o l o m o n a n d H e r o l d , up to the o b l i t e r a t i o n of the c i t y by the R o m a n s i n A D 7 0 , f o l l o w ing the f i r s t r e v o l t of the J e w s . It i s i n d e e d fortunate that the w a l l s d i d more for the present c r y , w h i c h reappeared Christianity became when acceptable, is now so c r o w d e d a s t o prevent t h e i r excavation. In a l l , it w a s a very i n t e r e s t i n g t a l k b y a great a u t h o r i t y on the s u b j e c t . RC CHESS

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In response to popular demand, the chess club is organising a club night, every 7.00pm Monday, from to 10.30pm, starting on Monday, 27th October. All interested are welcome.

e c o n o m i c s . In J a p a n , e n g i n e e r ing i s f a s h i o n a b l e , a n d n o longer d o some of t h e b e s t b r a i n s d o arts s u b j e c t s and go s t r a i g h t into the c i v i l s e r v i c e . It d o e s n ' t pay s o w e l l . So t h e B r i t i s h G o v e r n m e n t now k n o w s what t o d o . W e l l , Mr H e a l e y , H o w about c u t t t i n g t a x , for engineers' income starters...?

HORSE-RIDING Interested contact Adam Rawicz-Szezerbo E l e c E n g I.

Alan Lodge

How many Directors of ICI are Engineers?

C h e c k y o u r estimates w i t h t h e a n s w e r s b e l o w . T h e n y o u w i l l see h o w i m p o r t a n t e n g i n e e r i n g is at I C I . It covers a l l a c t i v i t i e s f r o m the d e s i g n o f s m a l l i n s t r u m e n t s to the c o n s t r u c t i o n o f large c h e m i c a l factories. It a l l o w s f o r a n u n u s u a l l y w i d e v a r i e t y o f e n g i n e e r i n g interests

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How many senior ICI management posts are held by qualified engineers?

to be satisfied, i n c l u d i n g s p e c i a l i s e d ' areas. I n 1975 w e p l a n to i n v e s t o v e r £4001x1 i n n e w p l a n t a n d e q u i p m e n t . A n d w e n e e d t h e best engineers t o be r e s p o n s i b l e f o r t h e effective use of this money. Whatever engineering discipline y o u are t a k i n g i t w o u l d m a k e sense to talk to y o u r C a r e e r s A d v i s o r y S e r v i c e , a n d to r e a d o u r b o o k l e t s on Careers for Engineers i n I C I . Answers

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r e f r e s h i n g to hear m u s i c of t h i s k i n d performed w i t h s o much c o n v i c t i o n and t a l e n t . It w a s i m p o s s i b l e to f a u l t them, a l t h o u g h I t r i e d very h a r d . O n e by one aach of the f i v e m u s i c i a n s proved h i s s k i l l . T h e lead g u i t a r i s t p l a y e d w i t h the e n e r g y o_ J o h n M c L a u g h l i n , c o n t i n u a l l y t u r n i n g out r i f s of s u c h c o m p l e x i t y it w a s hard to b e l i e v e that they w e r e a band w i t h o u t a f o l l o w i n g of m i l l i o n s yet a l o n e a r e c o r d c o n t r a c t . A l t h o u g h it w a s o b v i o u s they were s t r o n g l y i n f l u e n c e d by Z a p p a they o n l y p l a y e d one number c o m p o s e d by h i m . In t h i s the drummer who beforehand had remained anonymous, by h i s drum k i t , produced a s o l o w h i c h e v e n B i l l y C o b h a m h i m s e l f w o u l d have been proud of. T h e number w a s "Road Ladies" from Chmfs\'.$. R e v e n g e and the band s e e m e d to h a v e a s t r o n g preo c c u p a t i o n w i t h l a d l e s of a n y k i n d which added strong i n t e r e s t to the l y r i c s of t h e i r s o n g s .

BURLESQUE - exciting If taken in the right context B u r l e s q u e ' s c o n c e r t for the J a z z C l u b on Sunday 26th O c t o b e r w a s p r o b a b l y the most e x c i t i n g and e n j o y a b l e m u s i c a l performance w i t n e s s e d at IC t h i s t e r m .

Magma at the New Victoria Theatre Magma c a m e , s a w a n d d e a f e n e d a meagre a u d i e n c e on the o o c a s s i o n of their only B r i t i s h concert date prior to a E u r o p e a n and American tour. However, do not despair, they are coming back early next y e a r for a c o n c e r t tour. Magma are a F r e n c h group, one of the early underground progressives, who h a v e now won w i d e a c c l a i m in F r a n c e and E u r o p e but have a s yet to break through i n t h i s c o u n t r y . T h e y have r e l e a s e d two or three a l b u m s the l a t e s t of w h i c h Magma L i v e , i s r e v i e w e d in t h e s e p a g e s . T h e y h a v e a m u s i c a l l anguag e of t h e i r o w n and it i s q u i t e s o m e t h i n g to s e e them performing on s t a g e . Their music is completely enveloping and f r i g h t e n i n g l y raw and b a s i c . T h a t i s not

F r o m t h e i r f i r s t number "Gorilla Crunch" it w a s o b v i o u s that B u r l e s q u e w e r e a band w i t h a c e r t a i n d i f f e r e n c e . Their m u s i c h e l d i t s roots f i r m l y in the s a m e ground a s F r a n k Z a p p a and it w a s

T h e o n l y d i s a p p o i n t i n g part of the evening w a s the s m a l l s i z e of the a u d i e n c e . If J a z z C l u b had arranged for the bar to be o p e n some of_ the 2 0 0 i n h a b i t a n t s of the U n i o n bar at t h i s time c o u l d have enjoyed this m u s i c a l f e a s t . B u r l e s q u e o b v i o u s l y had a s t r o n g e f f e ct on most p e o p l e there and J o h n D o w n s were was heard to s a y that they "Cosmic Man". W e l l e v e n if they w e r e , they were a l s o the most enjoyable band to be s e e n s o far t h i s year, and a l l for f r e e . A l l i s not l ost If you m i s s e d t h i s c o n c e r t for B u r l e s q u e are p l a y i n g support to G e o r g e M e l l y on 22nd N o v e m b e r In the Great H a l l . G o along and w i t n e s s what p r o m i s e s to be the most e n t e r t a i n i n g c o n c e r t at IC t h i s y e a r .

A new musical experience s a y the m u s i c is not w e l l p l a y e d but in fact s o w e l l e x e c u t e d that in its f i n a l c l i m a x it t h r e a t e n s to tear one and a l l a s u n d e r . The musical inspiration of the group c o m e s from t h e i r drummer, C h r i s t i a n V a n d e r , who i s at the f o c u s o f a l l t h e i r m u s i c from w r i t i n g to p l a y i n g . H e g a v e one of the most n i g h t m a r i s h drumming s o l o s I have yet w i t n e s s e d to date and yet d e l i v e r e d it w i t h a t o t a l s i n c e r i t y a n d d e d i c a t i o n that a l m o s t c a t c h e s one u n a w a r e s . A t the c l i m a x of t h e i r performance one g e t s the f e e l i n g , perhaps d u e to the p r i m e v a l nature of the m u s i c and i t s l a n g u a g e , k o b a i a n , that one i s w a t c h i n g a k i n d of s a t a n i c r i t e w i t h the group t o t a l l y i n v o l v e d and unaware of t h e i r a u d i e n c e to the point w h e r e it w o u l d

s e e m that they were s u p e r f l u o u s . T h e y b u i l t up to s u c h a v i o l e n t c r e s c e n d o that the N e w V i c t o r i a T h e a t r e r e v e r b e r a t e d quite considerably. And yet, they play with finesse combining percussion with vocals, with electronic chorus and making use of v i o l i n in p l a c e of lead g u i t a r to p r o d u c e a s o u n d that l e a p s at y o u w i t h force. The bass player is unforgetable in h i s s t y l e and a l m o s t f r e n z i e d p l a y i n g of h i s instrument — it i s a s m a l l m i r a c l e h i s f i n g e r s do not get c a u g h t in the strings. For a new musical experience I w o u l d s u g g e s t you go and s e e them w h e n they next v i s i t B r i t a i n or c o n t e n t y o u r s e l f w i t h t h e i r latest a l b u m , Magma L i v e , w h i c h g o e s some way to c a p t u r i n g the w a y they p l a y on s t a g e .

i s the b e s t s o n g on the "In my life" a l b u m — a ' y e s ' - s t y led c o m p o s i t i o n w i t h t a s t e f u l , f l o w i n g g u i t a r work from J o h n L e e s . " S w e e f Jesus" s o u n d s too much l i k e a d i r g e but nevertheless c o n t a i n s a n o t h e r good L e e s s o l o . Of i n t e r e s t i s a t r a c k c a l l e d 'Titles', whose l y r i c s are made up c o m p l e t e l y from the names of o l d B e a t l e s ' s t a n d a r d s . T h e rest of the a l b u m i s c o n s i s t e n t if u n e x c i t i n g and the t r a c k s are not worth m e n t i o n i n g i n d i v i d u a l l y . S u f f i c e to s a y that L e e s , H o l r o y d , W o l s t e n h o l m e do t h e i r job as best they c a n y e t the s o n g s do not r e a c h the s t a n d a r d of the p l a y i n g .

l i v e or r e c o r d e d , but it h a s a c e r t a i n h a z y pastoral charm — solidly-dependable ' E n g l i s h ' m u s i c w h i c h d o e s n ' t e x p e c t you to l i s t e n too hard and c o n t a i n s few s u r p r i s e s . T h e r e ' s a n i c e c o v e r j o b done by B i l l D a r e (take a bow) o o z i n g w i t h a warm c o u n t r y s i d e a t m o s p h e r e — many oranges and g l o w i n g r e d s w h i c h c o m p l e m e n t the m u s i c c o n t a i n e d — the type of c o v e r that w o u l d s t a n d out if y o u w e r e b r o w s i n g through a r e c o r d r a c k . A s w i t h s o many r e l e a s e s , if you d o n ' t e x p e c t too much t h i s record w i l l s a t i s f y , but r e c o r d s n o w a d a y s , are s o p r i c y that the b u y i n g p u b l i c p r o b a b l y l o o k s for s o m e t h i n g s p e c i a l rather t h a n a n o r d i n a r y L P . B J H fans w o n t be d i s a p p o i n t e d .

Records B A R C L A Y JAMES H A R V E S T Honoured Ghosts (Polydor):

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T h i s i s the l a t e s t a l b u m from a band who have been d o i n g the r o u n d s for a long time now, and b u i l t up q u i t e a f o l l o w i n g in the p r o c e s s . T h e y are a l l competent m u s i c i a n s , yet lack the i n v e n t i v e a n d i n n o v a t i v e t a l e n t s that e l e v a t e g r o u p s a b o v e 2nd d i v i s i o n s t a t u s . Attempting to b r i n g together styles o r i g i n a t e d by other a r t i s t s , t h e y t h i n k that by u s i n g the b e s t moments from s a i d p i e c e s a n d c o m b i n i n g them, a w o r t h w h i l e end-product w i l l be f o u n d . It d o e s n ' t work and o n l y r e s u l t s i n B J H h a v i n g no p a r t i c u l a r ' s o u n d ' of t h e i r o w n .

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Records Peanut butter melts in path of FELIX reviewer whilst froggies spawn ecstatic response Magma - Magma Live (RCA, Utopia) Wljh the r e l e a s e of t h i s d o u b l e a l b u m M a g m a prove c o n c l u s i v e l y that together w i t h C a n a n d Weather R e p o r t , "they are a m o n g s t t h e formost m u s i c a l i n n o v a t o r s w o r k i n g i n the e v e r - w i d e n i n g c o n t e x t of r o c k . The seamlngly perpetually changing line-up of the F r e n c h band l e d by v i r t u o s o drummer, C h r i s t i a n V a n d e r , for t h i s r e c o r d c o n s i s t s of t w o keyboard p l a y e r s , b a s s , g u i t a r , v i o l i n and t w o v o c a l i s t s , o n e of w h i c h i s V a n d e r s ' w i f e , S t e l l a , and i t s w i t h the v i o l i n and s a p r a n o v o i c e r e c e n t l y added to the band w h e r e Magma s u c c e e d i n m a k i n g perhaps their finest recorded work to d a t a L i s t e n i n g to t h i s r e c o r d , I'm of the o p i n i o n that the band s e e m to a c h i e v e the s o r t of m u s i c a l e c s t a c y that somehow a l w a y s s e e m e d to e l u d e , f o r i n s t a n c e , the late lamented King Crimson. C o m p a r i s o n s c a n be made throughout this album with Crimson's 'Larks T o n g u e s In A s p i c ' , e a c h r e a c h i n g a musical c l i m a x after h u m b l e o r i g i n s . But where a s K C ' s c l i m a x w a s derived from purely s e x u a l i n s p i r a t i o n , Magma a c h i e v e a n e t h e r e a l majesty in their m u s i c , q u i t e u n l i k e a n y band p l a y i n g

today. T h e f i r s t a l b u m Is t a k e n up w i t h 'Kohntark', a sombre, all-powerful p i e c e c o n j u r i n g u p v i s i o n s of some m a c a b r e i n i t i a t i o n c e r e m o n y , at t i m e s close to W a g n e r i a n construction as regards the u s e of the t w o v o i c e s . T h e s e c o n d r e c o r d opens up w i t h the most e a s i l y a c c e s s i b l e s o n g 'Kobah' w h i c h i s r e a l l y a p i e c e of c o m p l e x funk, V a n d e r on p e r c u s s i o n s h o w i n g h i s a c u t e s e n s e of s p a c e . This is followed by t h e b e a u t i f u l l y melodic 'Lihns', w h i c h i s a feature for t h e fine s t r o n g v o c e of K l a u s B i a s q u i z . T h e s i d e e n d s w i t h 'Hhai', which could a l m o s t be Z a p p a r e s q u e i n . o r i g i n , t a k e n at a b r e a k n e c k three-eight pace, its not t o o d i s i m i l a r to U n c l e F r a n k ' s legendry ' K i n g k o n g ' . F o r me Magma r e a c h t h e i r m u s i c a l peak w i t h the f i n a l c u t , w h i c h t a k e s up the w h o l e of s i d e f o u r . T h e ' p i e c e e n t i t l e d 'Mekanik Zain', demonstrates a l l the power a n d the g l o r y that i s . M a g m a ' s m u s i c , the v i o l i n and g u i t a r soaring above the a m a z i n g driving c o m p l e x i t i e s of the rhythm s e c t i o n . I don't t h i n k I've ever heard a n y t h i n g ;

p l a y e d w i t h s u c h c o n v i c t i o n i n rock music. T h r o u g h o u t the a l b u m the* m u s i c i a n s h i p i s l i t t l e short of b r i l l i a n t , V a n d e r in p a r t i c u l a r s h o w i n g w h y he i s regarded a s p o s s i b l y the f i n e s t drummer to come out of E u r o p e . A n y o n e i n t e r e s t e d in the a d v a n c e of contemporary r o c k music s h o u l d at l e a s t g i v e t h i s a l b u m a l i s t e n .

John Denver - Windsong (RCA) If I w e r e the a c h e t y p a l ' A l l A m e r i c a n b o y ' , bred o n m o l a s s e s and too much mothersmilk, believed that the w o r l d w a s a b e a u t i f u l p l a c e f u l l of b e a u t i f u l p e o p l e a n d C a l i f o r n i a w a s the p r o m i s e d land — but a b o v e all appreciated musical d i a r r h o e a , I'd p r o b a b l y like J o h n D e n v e r . A s fate w o u l d h a v e i t , I w a s born a W e l s h m a n , l i v e in one o f t h e most v i o l e n t c i t i e s in t h e Western w o r l d , have been ripped-off by numerous penny-thieving bastards a n d d u e to r i s i n g i n f l a t i o n c a n n o t afford to suffer from a n y form of a c u t e m u s i c a l f l a t u l e n c e , and I d i s l i k e J o h n D e n v e r . Continued

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Theatre 'Pilgrim and ' A Little Black Magic' at the Roundhouse, Chalk Farm. Pilgrim is quasi-rock musical version of C h r i s t i a n ' s journey from the C i t y of D e s t r u c t i o n to the C e l e s t i a l C i t y . It i s based of John Bunyan's tale from P i Igrims P r o g r e s s . Paul Jones stars a s C h r i s t i a n in a musical which threatened to stifle i t s e l f i n the f i r s t a c t by s t i c k i n g too r i g i d l y to t h e o r i g i n a l s t o r y l i n e . H o w e v e r , it i s r e s c u e d from t h i s by a v e r y s o l i d and just short of p o w e r f u l " performance by P a u l J o n e s w h o s i n g s w i t h g u s t o and fervour. He is ably supported by Peter Straker as Apollyon, Paul Nicholas as Talleative and Joanna C a r l i n as C h r i s t i a n ' s wife. The vocal talent o l t h e s e three b a c k e d w i t h that of the rest of the company m a k e s t h e m u s i c a l r e a l l y come a l i v e . T h r o u g h o u t , there i s c o h e s i o n and team work w h i c h i s c h a r a c t e r i s t i c of a Prospect Theatre production.Imaginative c o s t u m e s for A p o l l y o n ( P e t e r S t r a k e r n e a r l y s t e a l s the s h o w in t h i s r o l e a s he c a r e e r s from one v o c a l l i m i t to another) and thoughtful u s e o f the l i m i t e d s t a g e a l s o a d d to t h e w h o l e show. Tomorrow i s the l a s t night of t h i s m u s i c a l a n d if you are not a l r e a d y e n g a g e d I w o u l d recommend t h i s s h o w to y o u . Y o u jean get to the R o u n d h o u s e q u i t e e a s i l y bv tube ( C h a l k Farm) and s t u d e n t s r e c e i v e a 3 0 p d i s c o u n t on a l l s e a t s e x c e p t t h o s e at 7 0 p . If after t h i s , you feel l i k e more e n t e r t a i n m e n t , then y o u c a n w a i t the half hour or s o to s e e P e t e r S t r a k e r in a one-man c a b a r e t s h o w , A Little Black Magic. T h i s a l s o f i n i s h e s tomorrow night. his somewhat exhausting After in P i l g r i m a s A p o l l y o n performance he manages to be c o m p l e t e l y r e f r e s h i n g -

and e x c i t i n g in a n i n e t y - m i n u t e s h o w the a l m o s t false that swings from gaity of the t h i r t i e s to the b l e a k seventies. H i s depth and range of v o c a l s h a s not been heard t h i s s i d e of the A t l a n t i c s i n c e Shirley B a s s e y last v i s i t e d these damp i s l e s . Straker i s s u c h a t a l e n t e d a r t i s t a n d performs w i t h w i t , s t y l e a n d i n t e l l i g e n c e that a l l I c a n s a y i s j u s t d o n ' t s i i r e a d i n g t h i s , g o a n d s e e it n o w ! ' Y o u might e v e n be l u c k y and get a B r a c k M a g i c c h o c o l a t e — after a l l , that i s what the a d m i s s i o n fee p a y s f o r !

Paul Ekpenyong The Royal Shakespeare Company in "Too True To Be G o o d " , by George Bernard Shaw, at the Aldwych Theatre. One of the d i f f i c u l t i e s of S h a w ' s p l a y s i s that o n e i s n e v e r c e r t a i n h o w far they w i l l go before t h e plot b r e a k s down and the torrents of i d e a l i s t i c r e f l e c t i o n b e g i n to f l o w . In "Too True to be Good" w e a r e w e l l into the s e c o n d a c t before he g e t s d o w n to the r e a l heart of the matter, and from there to the end of the t h i r d a c t it i s pretty tough g o i n g . T h e r e i s enough v a r i a t i o n to k e e p the c o r r e s p o n d e n c e c o l u m n s of "The Times" b u s y for months — w a r , m e d i c i n e , w o m e n , r e l i g i o n a n d the d i s c o v e r y that immense r i c h e s d o not l e a d to immense h a p p i n e s s . Fo r sheer theatrical effectiveness the p r o d u c t i o n d e s e r v e s f u l l m a r k s . Ian M c K e l l e n , a s the c l e r g y m a n e x - a i r m a n turned b u r g l a r w i t h , a penchant for s e r m o n i s i n g , h o l d s the a u d i e n c e s p e l l bound. R a l p h K o l t a i ' s sets are a ' b i t o v e r p o w e r i n g , p a r t i c u l a r l y for the t h i r d act w h i c h t a k e s p l a c e at the foot of a cliff supposedly h e w n out to s o m e s e m b l a n c e of St P a u l ' s , though w h i c h r e s e m b l e d n o t h i n g s o much a s a p i e c e of distorted perspex.

K e n Wynne o p e n s the p l a y a s a d i s c o n s o l a t e m i c r o b e c o n v i n c e d that the y o u n g l a d y , l y i n g in her s i c k - b e d , i s r e s p o n s i b l e for h i s h a v i n g the G e r m a n m e a s l e s . It i s parts l i k e that, a n d that of P r i v a t e M e e k , w h o turns out to h a v e h a d more e x p e r i e n c e of army l i f e t han w e s u s p e c t e d , that make t h i s play w o r t h w h i l e , if y o u find the r h e t o r i c hard t o t a k e . Judi Dench and Anna Calder-MarshalI p l a y the c h a m b e r m a i d turned nurse a n d the r e s p e c t a b l e y o u n g lady w h o , together w i t h Mr M c K e l l e n , s e t out to enjoy t h e m s e l v e s w i t h the p r o c e e d s of the s a l e of a v a l u a b l e n e c k l a c e . T h e y f i n a l l y arrive, disguised as Countess V a l b r i o n i , her m a i d a n d h e r brother, at a s e c l u d e d d e s e r t b e a c h w h e r e the B r i t i s h A r m y i s i n the a c t of s u b d u i n g b r i g a n d s , whom they b e l i e v e to be h o l d i n g the y o u n g lady kidnapped. F u n i s had w i t h Meek, apparently modelled on A i r c r a f t s m a n of A r a b i a ) , w h o Shaw (or L a w r e n c e w i e l d s more power t han the c o l o n e l w h o s e s o l e i n t e r e s t i s in w a t e r c o l o u r i n g , the o n l y o c c u p a t i o n of t h e B r i t i s h a d m i r e d by

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R E C O R D REVIEWS F r o m the s t a r t , w i t h the a l b u m s l e e v e d e p i c t i n g the man on h o r s e b a c k , s e e m i n g ly r i d i n g from t h e d e p t h s of the o c e a n , you get t h e i d e a of what D e n v e r i s a l l about — the w o r l d of the e s c a p i s t t w e e s o n g s c o n c e r n i n g p o l u t i o n and t h e e n v i r o n m e n t - m u s i c of the w i n d and the r a i n . A s he puts it in h i s s l e e v e note to h i s many f o l l o w e r s — '/ wanted to record the songs that the wind makes, there is beautiful, beautiful music there. All you have to do is listen. I love you and I wish you peace'. In my

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a l b u m s that f i n d s i t s e l f a s p e c i a l p l a c e in c o l l e c t i o n s . T h e racy g u i t a r s o l o s and demented V a n L e e r v o c a l n o i s e s h a v e m e l l o w e d out a n d the s h a r p e d g e s h a v e been smoothed down but a c o m p o s i t i o n a l strength h a s taken i t ' s place, although two s i d e s of t h i s c a n ' t d o for the c i r c u l a t i o n what one good P a g e riff or i n s p i r e d S a n t a n a s o l o are c a p a b l e of. What t h i s a l b u m r e a l l y n e e d s are a c o u p l e of head bustin-rockers where the musicians a l l o w t h e m s e l v e s t o let r i p . N e v e r t h e l e s s , if modesty i s a v i r t u e , F o c u s are in l i n e for m e d a l s . T h e y might d o z e off in the m i d d l e of the next a l b u m , though.

Hie "Get Down" by Joe Simon (Polydor) O n c e upon a t i m e , a F E L I X e d i t o r w a s g i v e n a r e c o r d , by J o e S i m o n , to review. This record contained such m a s t e r p i e c e s a s " G e t Down, (Get On The Floor)", a n d , "It

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Way Sometimes." S e v e r a l s e c o n d s after the afore-mentioned F E L I X e d i t o r had lowered the n e e d l e onto the r e c o r d , he d e c i d e d to be k i n d a n d p a s s the s a i d r e c o r d on to somebody e l s e . E v e n t u a l l y he found the right person — he s a w a c o r p s e w e a r i n g a d i r t y o l d l i g h t brown h a t . T o t h i s person he d i d g i v e t h e record. T h e hat h a s two m u s i c a l l o v e s ; a) K i l b r u n and the H i g h R o a d s and b) the A R P Oddessey synthesizer:he d i d , howe v e r f i n d "It Be's That Way Sometimes", e x t r e m e l y good - q u i t e to h i s l i k i n g i n fact - he e v e n d i d l i k e the f i r s t few s e c o n d s of "Fire Burning". T h e hat d o e s not, h o w e v e r , find that t y p e of m u s i c a l extravagance c a l l e d "Soul Muzik", to h i s t a s t e - and thus d e s p i t e the fact that all aspects of p r o d u c t i o n — m i x i n g , p l a y i n g of i n s t r u m e n t s e t c — are v e r y w e l l done, he d o e s tend to turn green at too much of i t .

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T h e r e m a i n i n g members of l a s t y e a r s 1 s t XI v i e w e d t h i s f i x t u r e w i t h c o n s i d e r a b l e i n t e r e s t a s U C H k n o c k e d us out of the L o n d o n U n i v e r s i t y C u p i n the f i r s t round l a s t year, a n d i n t h e c o r r e s p o n d i n g l e a g u e match l a s t y e a r we w e r e l u c k y to h o l d them to a d r a w . In e m p l o y i n g a different formation o f four forwards, three in m i d f i e l d , t w o d e f e n d e r s a n d a s w e e p e r , the i d e a w a s to have a s t r o n g b a s e at the back and to utilise the considerable speed of our forwards on the b r e a k . M u c h to e v e r y o n e s s u r p r i s e t h i s w o r k e d , w i t h IC b l o c k i n g t h e m i d f i e l d , not a l l o w i n g the U C H forwards any s p a c e . I C ' s f i r s t g o a l , though s l i g h t l y l u c k y , ball was deserved, the r e b o u n d i n g off the post o n l y to be put in by t h e i r g o a l k e e p e r . L i f t e d by the goal IC c o n t i n u e d to. put p r e s s u r e on the U C H defence and five minutes before h a l f time s c o r e d the best goal of the g a m e . F r o m a break d o w n the right w i n g , the c e n t r e w a s n e a t l y f l i c k e d into the goal by T r e v T u t u . L e a d i n g by two g o a l s at h a l f t i m e , everything seemed to be w o r k i n g fine and for fifteen m i n u t e s after the break IC c o n t i n u e d a s b e f o r e; H o w e v e r

MIXED Imperial College 2 Royal College of Pharmacy 2 A s e v e r y o n e turned up on time, tor o n c e , the m i x e d team a r r i v e d at P h a r m a c y a n hour e a r l y , s o there w a s a lengthy warm-up b e f o r e the game. When it eventually s t a r t e d , it turned out to be an excellent match. . The

;-3lightly c a s u a l p l a y i n d e f e n c e by IC and good a n t i c i p a t i o n by a U C H forward r e s u l t e d in U C H pulling a goal back. P r e s s u r e w a s a p p l i e d to the IC d e f e n c e for a c o n s i d e r a b l e p e r i o d w h i c h i n c l u d e d s e v e r a l short c o r n e r s and one of w h i c h w a s w e l l s a v e d w i t h a neat leg g l a n c e by J i m M a r s h a l l . T o w a r d s the e n d of the game IC got b a c k on top but no more g o a l s w e r e forthcoming. T h i s w a s a good performance w i t h the w h o l e team p l a y i n g well, especially Jasper Cooke, A l l e n Brown, Mike Isles and Trev Tutu. T e a m : - Charles Brown, Kim Houlden, James Marshall, JasperfBites your legs) Cooke, Ivan (The terrible) Hodgson, Allen (gumshield Brown, A lister Ross, John (missed it again) Latter, Michael Is'es, Juliet (we're going to get thrashed) Andrews, Trevor (pass it to me) Tutu.

H O C K E Y first h a l f y i e l d e d a g o a l for each side, Chas Hardy s c o r i n g from a s h o r t c o r n e r for I C . In the s e c q n d h a l f , the game s w u n g from end to e n d , w i t h IC m a n a g i n g to grab the l e a d , but o n l y for a short while, Pharmacy q u i c k l y r e p l y i n g w i t h what w a s the goal of the m a t c h .

Venue:- Motspur Park D e s p i t e , or b e c a u s e of, the departure of the IC c a p t a i n and 1st T e a m e a r l y on in the proceedings, the IC 2nd's p r o c e e d e d c o n v i n c i n g l y to w i n i t s f i r s t two m a t c h e s , C h a s H a r d y s c o r i n g most of the g o a l s . D u e to a " s l i g h t " l a c k of f i t n e s s (and the m i s s i n g of an open g o a l by C B H ) w e o n l y w o n the q u a r t e r - f i n a l match on c o r n e r s . T h e s e m i - f i n a l proved too m u c h for this gallant band and d e s p i t e two g o a l s from out of the b l u e to draw the s c o r e l i n e , we l o s t on cornets. The L S E won the tournament.

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c h a n c e s c r e a t e d , the d e f e n c e s c o m i n g out on t o p . B o t h - J o h n A n d r e w s and A l i s t e r R o s s had good games in midfield, e s p e c i a l l y J o h n w h o h a s done a great j o b p l a y i n g out of p o s i t i o n . T h i s w a s a gritty performance from a team w h i c h i s f i n d i n g it d i f f i c u l t to s e t t l e d o w n , but s h o w s c o n s i d e r a b l e promise. Team:Charlie Brown, Jim Marshall, Kim .Houlden, Ivan Hodgson, Julie Andrews, Alister Ross, John Latter, Mjke Isles, Trev Tutu, Bob Middleton, Andy Brewster.

the Imperial College 1st XI 1 kept them out. A f t e r i n t e r v a l , the r o l e s c h a n g e d , Borough Road College 1st XI 1 IC for the f i r s t time a p p l i e d Having collected four points from our f i r s t two l e a g u e m a t c h e s the 1st XI trauched to Borough Road College on Saturday to try and make it s i x out of a possible six. However IC started slowly and BRC gained the advantage, dominating the midfield. A f t e r 10 m i n u t e s B R C w e r e awarded a penalty stroke w h i c h they d u l y converted, C h a r l i e Brown in goal being penalized for an illegal c l e a r a n c e . B R C c o n t i n u e d to a p p l y p r e s s u r e r i g h t through the h a l f , but d o g g e d d e f e n c e

constant pressure, Trev Tutu, and Mike Isles looking d a n g e r o u s at t h e front. A good move involving M i k e and T r e v r e s u l t e d in T r e v b e i n g k n o c k e d d o w n in the ' D ' ( s h o o t i n g area) and K i m H o u l d e n s c o r e d from the p e n a l t y f l i c k . A f t e r t h i s IC p r e s s u r i s e d the B R C d e f e n c e but w e r e u n a b l e to break through due to good work by their goalkeeper. This was an excellent hard working performance w i t h s p e c i a l c r e d i t due to A l l e n B r o w n , A l i s t e r R o s s and Kim Houlden.

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T e n IC s t a l w a r t s e v e n t u a l l y a r r i v e d in the d e e p S o u t h to p l a y a bunch of c o w b o y s and e x - c o n v i c t s from S u r r e y . R i g h t from the s t a r t IC r e a l i s e d they w e r e up a g a i n s t a team p o s s e s s i n g a l l the q u a l i t i e s that made N a z i G e r m a n y great, and at h a l f - t i m e the s c o r e s t o o d at 2—0 to the home s i d e . In the s e c o n d h a l f IC b u i l t up p r e s s u r e and a l l four forwards came c l o s e to s c o r i n g a number of times before B a l d e r s o n netted from f i v e c e n t i m e t r e s . T h e r e w a s no further s c o r e a l t h o u g h , in g o a l , C a r l i l e made a f i n e s a v e w i t h h i s left e a r - l o b e in the d y i n g s e c o n d s .

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N o r t o n C h a l l e n g e d i d make an a p p e a r a n c e piloted by Scotsman A:ex George a l t h o u g h it e x p i r e d h a l f w a y through the r a c e in a c l o u d of s t e a m . ' The race was eventually won by J o h n W i l l i a m s from J o h n N e w b o l d and P e r c y T a i t m a k i n g it a 1—2-3 for the Suzuki team. A p a r t from not w a n t i n g to d e s c r e d i t the w o r k s t e a m s , our r a c i n g m a c h i n e w a s not ready in time to enter. However, it w i l l be r a c e d next s e a s o n on p r a c t i c e d a y s a n d at B e m s e e C l u b meetings, s o any b u d d i n g a g o s t i n i s who w a n t s to try t h e i r hand at" road r a c i n g come a l o n g to our meetings on Wednesday l u n c h t i m e a b o v e S t a n ' s B a r in S o u t h s i d e , at I.COpm and find out more a b o u t u s . Kawasakis Rule OK.?

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SPORT 2 CROSS C O U N T R Y RUGBY D e t e r m i n e d to a v o i d a repeat of l a s t y e a r s ' poor f i r s t L e a g u e r a c e a t t e n d a n c e , the C l u b turned u p in s t r e n g t h at Surrey U n i v e r s i t y - d e s p i t e a late s t a r t , a detour for J a n s ' s t u d s a n d a s s o r t e d Guildford B v - P a s s roadworks. Anxious, perhaps, to T h e long C a m b r i d g e c o u r s e lose the a l l - m u d , he-manw a s fast a n d , i n the e v e n t , reputation o f their course, hazardous. Taking advantage Surrey shortened it t o a of a narrow u p h i l l path i n the derogatory three a n d a h a l f fifth mile, an aggravated miles by removing every s w a r m ot w a s p s upset the r a c e ploughed field (cries of and many runBers c o l l e c t e d shame?) f i v e or more p a i n f u l s t i n g s on N o wonder Ian ( s p r i n t e r ) , their l e g s and other r e g i o n s . . . Rob, Dave, Tony and A l f the discomfort Despite took l e s s than twenty m i n u t e s to p a c k into 6 t h , 9 t h , 1 4 t h , the L o n d o n U n i v e r s i t y team f i n i s h e d a ( c l o s e ) hundred or 19th a n d 2 1 s t p l a c e s : a l m o s t so p o i n t s b e h i n d t h e front certainly the w i n n i n g team. three Cambridge teams, P a u l , Dave (J), R i c h , Ian, J a n 2 3 r d , P a u l 3 9 t h , D a v e 51st Neil, Colin, Andy, P e n , Alan and Wilf 59th - IC f i r s t a n d and Wilf s p a c e d a n d f i l l e d out 'ast. the next t w o I C teams but. t h e infamous IC fourth team Ian, P a u l and W i l f . A f t e r t h e " stayed its hand/foot/gullet. traditional " w a i t * f o e . the coach at Molet S t " , the A flurry of e x c u s e s (the L o n d o n team departed n o r t h Imperial G a m e s ) r e d u c e d t h e w a r d s , but w i t h o u t Borough IC c o n t i n g e n t at the U L v Rd w h o d e i g n e d n o M o a p p e a r . C a m b r i d g e match to D a . v e . i J , On S a t u r d a y 1st November we went to T h e R o y a l M i l i t a r y A c a d e m y S a n d h u r s t where w e had a very e n j o y a b l e race' against Thames Hare & Hounds, R M A S , and a local s c h o o l . Security w a s high a s they d i d n ' t know that I R A stood for Imperial Running A s s o c i a t i o n ... some of u s where i n fact s e a r c h e d o n l e a v i n g b.ut a l l that w a s fognd w a s a lot of l e t h a l s w e a t y running k i t . Rob Allinson and Mike Fuller, recently transferred from H e r c u l e s W i m b l e d o n for an u n d i s c l o s e d s u m came i n at 4 & 5 t o l e a d home the IC team. Ian E l l i s and Dave R o s e n w e r e next in at 8 & 9 . T h e f i r s t team h a d returned when Roman Halenko and P a u l C l a r k e f i n i s h e d 18th & 1 9 t h . ( N o comment about t h e fact that t h e f i r s t team a l l f i n i s h e d in p a i r s _ . ) We w e r e t h i r d o v e r a l l (67pts) b e h i n d T , H & H (52pts) a n d R M A S (58pts). T h e B team was lead home by another d e f e c t o r from W i m b l e d o n , B i g ^ohn^hejaj^r^^o^fipla^e.

M e d i c i n e Man D a v e J o n e s w a s next, followed by Rich H a r r i n g t o n a n d Wonder B o y S t e v e Webb w h o " j u s t j o g g e d " round w i t h an injured k n e e , j u s t b e a t i n g J o h n Shearer a n d A l f G a r n e t t . T h i s f i n i s h e d the B team w h o w e r e fifth w i t h 172pts. There now f o l l o w s a two minute s i l e n c e a s we w a i t a n d w a i t and w a i t for t h e i n v i n c j b l e G team those dedicated piss artists who find a l l t h i s r u n n i n g j u s t a little too tiring...Pete Johnson, Martin T a r n o w s k i , Andy Davey, M i k e W e l f o r d , Ian I s h e r w o o d . L a s t but not l e a s t " w a s the biggest beer" gut Mr P a d Donnelly, who showed really bad form in a s s u r i n g u s that it w a s 5 . 3 0 a n d not s « when it was i n fact s i x , (opening time of c o u r s e ) . T b e C team had amassed a colossal 280pts, far more t han a n y other team could manage. Some fine Moi l a n d ' s a l e w a s sampled, accompanied by random dart p l a y i n g , w h i c h rounded off a very p l e a s a n t outing.

Orienteering O n C o m m e m o r a t i o n D a y , a few p e o p l e w h e r e not i n v o l v e d i n the ceremony made t h e i r w a y to Wimbledon C o m m o n t o try o r i e n t e e r i n g . A l l w h o c a m e , c o m p l e t e d t h e i r c o u r s e , d e s p i t e the fact that one of the c o n t r o l makers w a s thrown into a pond (the Wombles a r e s u s p e c t e d ) , a n d a n o t h e r w a s removed by a ' h e l p f u l ' park k e e p e r and p l a c e d in a l i t t e r b i n . L a s t S u n d a y , f i v e members made t h e long journey t o t h e Over 21 ' A ' Course - 11.8Km New Forest to compete in the D a v i d Rosen 95 minutes 'November Classic'. The A l a n L e a k e y 118 m i n u t e s y o u n g t r e e s a n d many d i t c h e s O v e r 21 ' B ' C o u r s e - 7 . 9 K m made t h e g o i n g very s l o w i n P e t e J o h n s o n 125 m i n u t e s p l a c e s a n d by t h e e n d of t h e i r M i k e Welford 159 m i n u t e s c o u r s e s , e v e r y o n e w a s pretty shattered. O n the way h o m e , U n d e r 21 C o u r s e - 8 . 9 K m the o n l y s o u n d that c o u l d be T o n y W a r w i c k 138 m i n u t e s heard w a s s n o r i n g . T h e next e v e n t w i l l be o n Results:Sunday November 16th irl John G i b b i n s won the 6 S u f f o l k a n d w e hope t o take a k i l o m e t r e c o u r s e i n 101 m i n u t e s m i n i b u s . B e g i n n e r s (of b o t h w h i l e Stewart H i r s l e y w o n t h e sexes of c o u r s e ) will be 3 kilometre course i n 52 very w e l c o m e . minutes.

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L a s t Saturday the A ' s l ost for t h e f i r st time t h i s s e a s o n . A n e x p e r i e n c e d R o s s l y n P a r k s i d e i n f l i c t e d the h e a v i e s t de f e at the A ' s had e x p e r i e n c e d for t w o s e a s o n s . H o w e v e r , t h i n g s w e r e not a s b l a c k a s they may a p p e a r from t h e s c o r e . R o s s l y n P a r k d i d not have it a l l t h e i r own w a y and IC w e r e d e s p e r a t e l y u n l u c k y . IC had a d i s a s t r o u s start t o the game, g i v i n g a w a y a try then became more open a n d in d u r i n g the f i r s t few m i n u t e s . the f i n a l twenty m i n u t e s the T h e r e w a s w o r s e to c o m e . A ' s s c o r e d through a good Almost' immediately Gwyn p i e c e of b a c k p l a y s u p p o r t e d D a v i e s had to leave the f i e l d by C h r i s B e c q u e w h o c h i p p e d w i t h a n injured a r m . T h a t the ball through t o s c o r e the A ' s a n d demoralised e a s i l y . T h e f i n a l try w a s s c o r e d Rosslyn Park seized their by P a r k in t h e l a s t m i n u t e c h a n c e a n d ran i n s i x t r i e s when t h e A ' s w e r e d o w n to before half t i m e . H o w e v e r , t h e t h i r t e e n men due t o R i c h J e n n e r A ' s f i n i s h e d the half w e l l with g o i n g off w i t h a l e g i n j u r y . Rich Jenner following up In the e n d , d e f e a t , but not q u i c k l y from a f i v e yard s c r u m h u m i l i a t i o n , for a n IC s i d e of to g a i n an o p p o r t u n i s t try. T h a t fourteen men that had a run of left IC 2 8 — 4 d o w n . u n b e l i e v a b l y bad l u c k and h a d In the s e c o n d h a l f t h e A ' s p r e s s u r i s e d a much h e a v i e r completely changed their R o s s l y n P a r k p a c k . N o mean a t t i t u d e a n d s t a r t e d to achievement. p r e s s u r i s e the o p p o s i t i o n . F o r some twenty m i n u t e s P a r k w e r e Many t h a n k s t o a l l w h o forced t o defend in t h e i r o w n turned o u t , i n c l u d i n g t h e A ' s twenty-five. However, this supporter. p e r i o d bore no fruit a n d w a s T e a m : - N Morton, J Pitcher, ended by a P a r k b r e a k a w a y try BLeeson*, L Davies, G Davies c a u s e d by a dreadful m i s t a k e H Duncan, B Bubb, R Edney, by the A ' s b a c k s . T h e game M Zawaratco, R Porter, C

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A t 1 2 . 3 0 J o n P i t c h e r made h i s f a s t e s t run of t h e d a y . It w a s a run of about 400 y a r d s , n o t , a c t u a l l y , to c o l l e c t a perfect p a s s but t o c o l l e c t a l a z y number e i g h t p l u s a s e t of s h i r t s . A s u s u a l , e s p e c i a l l y when there i s ho o p p o s i t i o n , ' J o n made it and returned g r i p p i n g R i c h J e n n e r w h o s w o re that the n o t i c e had s t a t e d 1 2 . 4 5 p u t t i n g t h e fourteen men w h o h a d turned up a t 1 2 . 1 5 f i r m l y i n the w r o n g . H a v i n g s o r t e d that out w e th ought our t r o u b l e s w e r e o v e r for the d a y but then w e s a w the p i t c h . It w a s t h e right s i z e , a l l r i g h t , a n d more or l e s s f l a t , but there w e r e c o w s a l l o v e r it t r e a t i n g it w i t h that casual disrespect so particular to c o w s . A s , o n c e a g a i n , w e had turned up h a l f a n hour e a r l y there w a s p l e n t y of time ' to d e a l w i t h the c o w s before k i c k off. Soon after start it w a s o b v i o u s that w e w e r e g o i n g . to have a hard game. T h e o p p o s i t i o n seemed t o be more c o n c e r n e d w i t h t r y i n g to c r i p p l e us than w i t h t r y i n g t o p l a y a good game of r u g b y . T h e IC pack- dominated the game throughout but o u r b a c k s ( d i s o r i e n t a t e d by an e x c e p t i o n a l l y wide pitch - perhaps the better to accommodate the cows) made many m i s t a k e s . IC opened t h e s c o r i n g w h e n D a v e T u r n e r dropped a g o a l , less c o m p e n s a t i n g for some satisfactory dropping during the game. V e r y s o o n after that we lost t h e l e a d . A s e r i e s of mistakes let E a s t London through for a try w h i c h they I C went converted easily. s t r a i g h t b a c k at them a n d s o o n the l e a d c h a n g e d h a n d s a g a i n . O u r forwards w o n the

ball a n d after some good i n t e r p a s s i n g g a v e it to B o b L e s s o n w h o s c o r e d a fine t r y , h i s first this s e a s o n . The second half opened w i t h IC l e a d i n g 9 - 6 , but it w a s not u n t i l D a v e Turner k i c k e d a p e n a l t y that E a s t London started to lose heart. F r o m then o n w e w e r e a l I o v e r them a n d in t h e f i n a l twenty m i n u t e s we ran in three t r i e s , one by N i c k Morton a n d two by A l H a r e r y (playing hooker). That gave a final s c o r e of 26—6 i n our f a v o u r . It i s a l w a y s s a t i s f y i n g to beat a team l i k e E a s t L o n d o n by p l a y i n g good rugby i n s t e a d of r e v e r t i n g to a l l - i n t h u g e r y . E v e r y man of t h e A ' s p i a y e d h i s part a n d p l a y e d it w e l l . T h e forwards had a p a r t i c u l a r l y good game a n d nobody w o u l d begrudge R o d P o r t e r a n d J o h n Fishburn a mention. T h e backs stood up w e l l to some v i c i o u s t a c k l i n g , a n d it i s a w o n d e r that C h r i s B e c q u e and John P i t c h e r were s t i l l on their feet a t t h e e n d o f it a l l . T e a m : - N Morton; L Davies; B Leeson; C Becque; J Pitcher; D Turner; H Duncan; B Bubb; AI Harery; S Downing; C Cuthbertson; R Porter; M Siomiak, R Jenner; J Fishburn.


FILIX

Imperial

Games

The renaissance of Athletics at Imperial College took place on Sunday 26th October at the West London Stadium. SIT the gloomy shadow of Wormwood Scrubs prison approximately 30 enthusiastic athletes competed in seventeen field and track events for ten silver trophies unearthed from,deep recesses and glittering for the occasion. Enthusiasm and a Willingn e s s t o try a n y t h i n g o n c e were the order rather than o u t s t a n d ing i n d i v i d u a l b r i l l i a n c e . D a v e L o r d — s o m e t h i n g t o do w i t h C i t y a n d G u i l d s — s h o u l d be mentioned in the former category a n d Ian E l l j s , S G o l d i n g a n d D a v e West in t h e l a t t e r . J u d g e s and t i m e - k e e p e r s were recruited from the spectators who included girl- . f r i e n d s , c h i l d r e n a n d a rather u n s a v o u r y tramp and h i s d o g . D u e to a l a c k of c o m p e t i t o r s the h e a t s were abandoned a n d only finals were r u n . T h e athletic highlight of the afternoon w a s u n d o u b t e d l y the 1500 metres w h i c h d e v e l o p e d into a b a t t l e be t w e en Ian E l l i s and Paul C l a r k e . Until the l a s t 200 metres C l a r k e w a s leading by fifteen feet, however Ellis showed h i s s u p e r i o r s t a m i n a a n d power and overtook on the f i n a l bend to w i n a w e l l c a l c u l a t e d a n d t i m e d race at a c r e d i t a b l y fast p a c e . T h e water jump in t h e 3 0 0 0 metres s t e e p l e c h a s e w a s a w e i n s p i r i n g . R a i n h a d f i l l e d it t o the brim a n d e x t e n d e d i t s l e n g t h , the c o l o u r of the water w a s an e v i l murky green a n d i t s depth w a s i n d e t e r m i n a t e . T w o

of s p r a y . T h e r a c e w a s w o n very serlo.usly and p r o f e s s i o n a l l y by Ian E l l i s . T h e tug-of-war w a s w o n by C i t y and G u i l d s . After the s e r i o u s f i r s t round be t w e en two 8-man teams from C & G a n d RCS the second round degenerated into a free for a l l with girl friends and c h i l d r e n helping both sides. Apart from t h e s e odd l a p s e s the c o m p e t i t i o n w a s very s e r i o u s and the n o v e l t y of r u n n i n g on a T a r t a n t r a c k w a s e n j o y e d by a l l the a t h l e t e s . T h e t r o p h i e s were awarded by J o h n T h o r n b a c k , C h a i r m a n of A C C , C o n g r a t u l a t i o n s a r e due t o S t e v e Webb a n d Ian Ellis for their excellent organisation, to Karen Ryder for k e e p i n g t h e s c o r e , to M r s D a v e West for t i m e - k e e p i n g and to B a r b a r a D o n n e l l y for h e r vocals. T h e r e a r e no more a t h l e t i c events connected with the C o l l e g e u n t i l the U n i v e r s i t y of London Championships early in M a y . It i s hoped that many people w h o competed on Saturday w i l l a l s o t a k e part in t h i s (IC w o n l a s t y e a r a n d hope t o r e t a i n it t h i s y e a r ) .

RESULTS 400m H u r d l e s 1 D West, 5 8 . 5 ; 2 P Clarke, 71.9 100m 1 V F a r e w e l l , 1 1 . 7 ; 2 S G o l d i n g 11.7 800m 1 I E l l i s 2 0 5 . 5 ; 2 S L i t t l e w o od 2.10.3 2000m w a l k 1 D L o r d 1 1 . 0 9 ; 2 M Welford 11.50 1500m 1 I E l l i s 4 . 1 9 . 8 ; 2 P C l a r k e , 4.24.6 3000m S C 1 I E l l i s 11.07 2 P Johnson 12.35 2 0 0 ? 1 D West 2 3 . 8 ; 2 V Farewell 25.0 400m 1 D West 5 5 . 0 ; 2 D Lord 57.0 4x100 relay 1 C & G 47.9; 2 R C S 51.0 d i s t i n c t methods of n a v i g a t i n g the jump w e r e u t i l i s e d . T h e first w a s the p r o f e s s i o n a l method, a s s e e n at the O l y m p i c s , where the runner puts one foot onto the jump then leaps g r a c e f u l l y to land at the e d g e of t h e s h a l l o w s w i t h a g e n t l e s p l a s h . T h e s e c o n d a n d most common method — a s u s e d by P a d D o n n e l ly — w a s to c lamber onto the bar u s i n g both h a n d s a n d feet, t o g a i n t h e i r b a l a n c e , g r i n a n t h r o p o l d a l l y then c r o u c h a s though b u i l d i n g up immense power for take-off. The r e s u l t i n g e p i t o m y of a t h l e t i c prowess would then jump half-heartedly, stumble on Impact a n d f a l l in t w o feet of f reez ing water sendI ng up s h e e t s

T h e r e i s a l s o a very a c t i v e C r o s s C o u n t r y C l u b at I C a n d a n y o n e w a n t i n g to keep f i t d u r i n g t h e w i n t e r Is s t r o n g l y e n c o u r a g e d t o j o i n (they a l s o d o some road r u n n i n g a n d re l a y s ; i t ' s not a l l s l o g g i n g through mifdl). F i x t u r e s a r e a d v e r t i s e d on t h e i r n o t i c e board j u s t o u t s i d e the u n i o n c l o a k r o o m . Some members of the C l u b a l s o t a k e part i n O p e n A t h l e t i c meetings throughout the w i n t e r a n d hope t o enter s o m e Indoor races this season. D e t a i l s of t h e s e e v e n t s w i l l be p o s t e d o n t h e i r n o t i c e board or a n y o n e i n t e r e s t e d s h o u l d the C l u b v i a t h e contact Internal m a i l i e U n i o n L e t t e r rack.

4 x 4 0 0 relay 1 C & G 3 . 5 3 . 9 ; 2 R C S 4.06.5 D i s c u s 1 G C h a i d l e r 9 6 ' 2</2"; 2 P McCullagh 91' 1 0 " L o n g J u m p 1 D West 1 9 ' 1 " ; 2 S Golding 18' 1 0 " J a v e l i n 1 S G o l d i ng 127' 1 " ; 2 E Heald 124' 6 " . H i g h J u m p 1 S G o l d i n g 1m 7 5 ; 2 C Mathers 1 m 6 0 Shot 1 P M c C u l l a g h 3 0 ' 2 " ; 2 S Golding 30' 0 " Triple Jump 1 S Golding 43' 3 " ; 2 P Novak 41' 6 " Tug-of-war - C i t y and G u i l d s College resut:1 Guilds, 2 RCS, 3 S Littlewood, 4 Mines


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