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"We need criticism

e NUS PRESIDENT, Charles Clarke, yesterday r e p l i e d to increasing criticism o f the N U S , i n a s p e e c h at E s s e x University. S p e a k i n g to a U n i o n G e n e r a l M e e t i n g there, he s t a t e d h i s b e l i e f that the d i s e n c h a n t m e n t w i t h N U S w a s b a s e d on two ideas: that the political d e c i s i o n s o f governments and P a r l i a m e n t have no r e a l e f f e c t upon s t u d e n t s and that e v e n i f they d i d , the N U S c o u l d h a v e no r e a l i n f l u e n c e o v e r the d e c i s i o n s . "Bui", h e s a i d , "students are not immune from the economic , position which affects all of us." H e o u t l i n e d the effects of the present e c o n o m i c c r i s i s on the e d u c a t i o n sector in particular. The closure of teacher-training c o l l e g e s , the c u t t i n g back of d i s c r e t i o n a r y grants by l o c a l authorities a n d the c l o s u r e of nnili-r-siibscribed courses, he thought were a l l a d i r e c t result of the G o v e r n m e n t ' s decision to reduce public spending. But this w a s not the o n l y way i n w h i c h s t u d e n t s were a f f e c t e d . O n a more p e r s o n a l level, the prospects for employment were grim. T h e number o f " t r a d i t i o n a l " jobs available i s l e s s than the number of g r a d u a t e s s e e k i n g them, a c c o r d i n g to the " S t a n d i n g Conference of University Also, Appointment S e r v i c e s " . at p r e s e n t , there i s a s u r p l u s of 8000 q u a l i f i e d t e a c h e r s . are not Undergraduates exempted from economic

ELECTIONS Papers for the sabbatical posts and the post of D P are goinq up on Mon 9th F e b . They will be taken downat 5.00pm on F r i l 3 t h Feb. Hustings will be held on Feb 26th. A l l candidates for the above posts may submit a m a n i festo no longer than 400 words and should approach the F E L I X photographic editor, P h i l Dean, to have their picture taken as soon as p o s s i b l e . A l l manifestos must be handed into the F E L I X office by 5.00pm next F r i d a y .

s t u d e n t s during v a c a t i o n s a n d also ment ione d overseas students. "For overseas students the worst possible thing now is a weakening of the national union.", he warned. He c l a i m e d the " R e g i s t r a t i o n S c h e m e " , dealing with proposals was on student housing withdrawn solely at the i n s t i g a t i o n o f the N U S . T h e N a t i o n a l U n i o n h a d p u t forward and fought for the p r e s e n t grant s y s t e m w h i c h w a s introd u c e d in 1 9 6 2 , and h a s been fighting for i t s improvement ever s i n c e : bitterly opposing the "loan system" which e x i s t s in many other W E u r o p e a n countries. Charles

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p r o b l e m s b e c a u s e u p to 5 0 % of parents a r e not p a y i n g toward their full contribution the grant. A l l these t h i n g s , h e s a i d , a f f e c t e d students d i r e c t l y , p a r t i c u l a r l y those who w i l l be looking for j o b s w i t h i n the public sector. Any belief that s t u d e n t s were e c o n o m i c a l l y isolated was a "dangerous i l l u s i o n " , whether the c o l l e g e was a "further education c o l l e g e in an i n d u s t r i a l c i t y , or one o f o u r b e a u t i f u l i v o r y a c a d e m i c t o w e r * of i s o l a t i o n . " Mr Clarke then went on to defend the record •of the N U S in affecting educational policies. lie c i t e d the stand o f N U S ,on s o c i a l s e c u r i t y p a y m e n t s for

In 1 9 7 2 , the N U S s t o p p e d a c h a n g e in the f i n a n c i n g o f Student Unions, in 1973 a m i d - y e a r r e v i e w o f grants w a s forced. T h e s e s u c c e s s e s , he f e l t , came from the u n i t y of the N U S . H e d e p l o r e d "its failure to successfully communicate its policies and activities to all its members. We need criticism in order to improve. But that criticism must come from within the movement". Student Unions which disaffiliated "more made themselves vulnerable to the wolves in the blizzard." C h a r l e s C l a r k e w i l l be at I C on 19 F e b r u a r y , when h e will participate in a d e b a t e on d i s a f f i l i a t i o n together with Ian M i n n i s , P r e s i d e n t of A s t o n U n i v e r s i t y G u i l d of S t u d e n t s .

Terry-Thomas on S T O I C L A S T F R I D A Y S T O I C recorded n i n t h programme in i t s the 'Film Talk' S e r i e s a t the Educational T e l e v i s i o n Centre in B a t t e r s e a . T h e g u e s t o n this o c c a s i o n was Terry - Thomas, veteran of well over comedy star 50 f i l m s . H e w a s o r i g i n a l l y due to return to h i s home i n I b i z a l a s t T h u r s d a y , but was persuaded to stay for another d a y b y E M I so that STOIC could record their intervi ew. Mr Thomas w a s i n the country to promote h i s l a t e s t film* " S p a n i s h F l y " , a c l i p o f w h i c h , i s i n c l u d e d i n the programme. A l s o i n c l u d e d i n the programme are c l i p s from " B l u e Murder at St T r i n i a n s " and " O u r M a n i n M a r a k e s h " . be The programme will shown on S T O I C n e x t T u e s d a y , 10th F e b r u a r y , at 1.00pm a n d can be s e e n in the J C R (Sherfield Building), Southside L o w e r L o u n g e and the U n i o n T V L o u n g e o n the t h i r d f l o o r .

IC P G K O ' s P C L A S T S A T U R D A Y evening a postgraduate student at I C had a brush w i t h the L a w . It i s a l l e g e d , that after l e a v i n g a party i n W a n d s w o r t h , he ran out of a c h i p shop without paying. He was a p p r e h e n d e d by a p a s s i n g s q u a d car. The police claim that, w h i l e r e s i s t i n g a r r e s t , he h i t them three t i m e s ; o u t s i d e the s h o p , i n the p o l i c e c a r a n d

while entering the station. The student c l a i m s that h e o n l y r e t a l i a t e d after p r o v o c a t i o n e a c h time a n d , that w h i l s t in the c a r , h e w a s h i t w i t h a torch. After being arrested he w a s j a i l e d on Saturday e v e n i n g w a s only released on and Sunday e v e n i n g , after finding £100 b a i l .

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n F r i d a y 6th' Ents Disco: Union Lower R e f e c t o r y . 8.00pm A d m l O p . QEC E n t s present COCKY. N e w Common R o o m B a r . 8.00pm Adm F R E E . Bedford College: Disco in aid of N i g h t l i n e . 8.00pm A d m 2 0 p . Saturday 7th Imperial College Pakistan Society presents a colourful musical variety programme f e a t u r i n g Mohamed K a s s a m a n d Party, including several well k n o w n B B C R a d i o and T e l e v i s i o n A s i a n artists, i n ' t h e Great H a l l . 7.45pm. Doors open 7.15pm. T i c k e t s are 75p a n d £1.00 a n d a v a i l a b l e at the door. Sunday 8th

J O H N T U S A . Broadcaster and commentator o n A s i a n P o l i t i c s . Theatre B , Sherfield B u i l d u i g . 1.30pm. H a l l D i n n e r in the S h e r f i e l d Building. 7 . 0 0 for 7.30pm. S e e P a t i n the U n i o n o f f i c e b y 12.00 noon o n the p r e v i o u s Friday. O P S O C : F i r s t night o f " U T O P I A LIMITED" by Gilbert and S u l l i v a n i n the U n i o n C o n c e r t H a l l . 7 . 3 0 p m . T i c k e t s 60p & 80p. Cont inue s t i l l Saturday.

Wednesday 11th Folk C l u b present "ARKY'S T O A S T " in the U n i o n L o w e r R e f e c t o r y . 8 . 0 0 p m . A d m 30p 50p n o n - m e m b e r s . T h u r s d a y 12th I C S unda y S e s s i o n . A t l a s t by A s s o c i a t e d Studies: F i l m — The great popular demand, we Space B e t w e e n Words. 3. Work. p r e s e n t : "Prohibition" — I C ' s Theatre A , Sherfield B u i l d i n g . own Trad Jazz Band. Adm 1.30pm. F R E E . Union Lower Lounge, T h e next step i n the M i d d l e Selkirk Hall Folk Evening. East. D R M MEHDI, Birkbeck Singers, m u s i c i a n s etc. 7.30pm. C o l l e g e . Theatre B , Sherfield Adm F R E E . Building. 1.30pm ( I C Arab Monday 9th Society). Lunch-hour Concert. The Wellsoc: "An experimental Library, 53 P r i n c e ' s G a t e . demonstration -of flame E n t s film " M R M A J E S T Y K " . phenonema". A t a l k by Mr M e c h E n g 2 2 0 . 6.30pm A d m l O p . Moore 7 . 3 0 p m .

F r i d a y 13th T u e s d a y 10th I C F i l m Soc p r e s e n t " O L U C K Y A s s o c i a t e d Studies: A P l a i n MAN". Great Hall. 7.15pm. M a n ' s G u i d e to A r c h i t e c t u r e . A d m by m e m b e r s h i p . 4. Architecture since 1830. Ents disco. U L R 8.00pm. LIONEL LAMBOURNE, V&A. Adm lOp. Theatre A , Sherfield Building. QEC: St. Valentine's dance 1.30pm. with " P A L M B E A C H E X P R E S S ' of S o u t h - E a s t The Politics disco. 8.00pm. N e w A s i a . 1. S o u t h — E a s t A s i a i n the p l u s Common Room B a r . A d m 40p. A f t e r m a t h o f t h e V i e t n a m War. IC Ski Club AVIEMORE W/e 13-14th March M e e t i n g T u e s 10th F e b 1.00pm. U n i o n S C R . See n o t i c e b o a r d for d e t a i l s , ALEXANDRA PALACE M o n 9th F e b 6.00pm. South K e n .

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IC is a cliquish college P R O F I L E : Riz Shakir BORN IN the Punjab, R i z Shakir e v e n t u a l l y a r r i v e d in E n g l a n d at the a g e of 13 after h a v i n g l i v e d in v a r i o u s c o u n t r i e s from the far e a s t to the far w e s t to j o i n h i s p a r e n t s . H e c a m e to IC f r o m a s i x t h form c o l l e g e in Leicestershire. The school is still r e c o v e r i n g from the r e v e r b e r a t i o n s of the r e v o l u t i o n a r y w i n d of c h a n g e w h i c h swept'it during R i z ' s presence. It i s w i t h the s a m e energy and g u s t o , that he h a s a p p r o a c h e d h i s job a s Deputy P r e s i d e n t of Imperial College U n i o n . B e i n g a s u r p r i s e c a n d i d a t e at the e l e c t i o n , he w a s s o m e t h i n g of an unknown quantity. However, he has s i n c e proved to q u i t e a few p e o p l e , i n c l u d i n g h i s d e p a r t m e n t , that he c a n c o p e w i t h the job and do it a d e q u a t e l y w h i l s t s i m u l t a n e o u s l y pursuing a degree in C h e m i s t r y . H e h i m s e l f s a y s of the job: " / think I have lived up to what I intended to do, but there's a lot more I'd like to do". T h e job of D P i s one of the most d i f f i c u l t in the U n i o n to c a r r y out, he s a y s . A s a b b a t i c a l D P w o u l d be u s e f u l a l t h o u g h a restructuring of the Union and r e d e f i n i t i o n of the job d e s c r i p t i o n w o u l d f i r s t be r e q u i r e d . T h e extent to w h i c h s t u d e n t s r e l a t e to the U n i o n i s m i n i m a l and t h i s , he s a y s , i s b e c a u s e it h a s been a l l o w e d to become a p o l i t i c a l s t e p p i n g s t o n e ( w i t h the e x c e p t i o n of t h i s y e a r , of course). Another contributory factor is that the sabbatical officers are so overloaded with work that they are u n a b l e to go out and meet w i t h the s t u d e n t s they r e p r e s e n t . "A situation has been reached where ICU is regarded entity rather than solely as a political a social and cultural one as well, which in fact it is", he s a y s . "IC c o u l d retain its reputation by p r o d u c i n g graduates with good d e g r e e s and without d e h u m a n i s i n g them in the process". IC s t u d e n t s are a p a t h e t i c , not b e c a u s e they w i s h to be, but b e c a u s e the s y s t e m f o r c e s them to be s o . F a r too much e m p h a s i s i s put into k e e p i n g up the College's academic reputation. This d e m a n d s that IC s t u d e n t s be put through i n t e n s i v e c o u r s e s , w h i c h are not o n l y b o r i n g , but deny them the opportunity to broaden t h e i r e d u c a t i o n — he s t a t e d t h i s , m e a n i n g that IC turns out computer l i k e p e o p l e i n s t e a d of e d u c a t e d human beings. "IC could retain its reputation by producing graduates with good degrees and without dehumanising them in the process". He is worried that very l i t t l e is b e i n g done to make c o u r s e s i n t e r e s t i n g and he k n o w s of many c a s e s in w h i c h s t u d e n t s h a v e had to be p e r s u a d e d to c o n t i n u e w i t h t h e i r c o u r s e s . "Little or no consideration is given to the varying which might otherinterests of students wise give them the stimulus to continue with their courses". C o u r s e s , he f e e l s , are structured very impersonally and without much thought for the s t u d e n t t a k i n g the d e g r e e . T h i s i m p e r s o n a l a t m o s p h e r e bred the cliques which permeate the College; a result of s t u d e n t s s p e n d i n g too much timrin the c o m p a n y of only those s t u d e n t s in their own c o u r s e . "IC is a cliquish college , ne s a y s in a d a m n i n g then t o n e . "If you don't form a clique, you're out".

O v e r s e a s s t u d e n t s are a p a r t i c u l a r e x a m p l e of t h i s p h e n o m e n a of c l i q u e f o r m i n g . " They come out of their countries, more often than not from a different culture, and are made to feel ill at home". The alien culture, language and embarassment over their spoken E n g l i s h f o r c e s them to form c l i q u e s of t h e i r own c o u n t r y m e n — a s i t u a t i o n w h i c h l e a d s to very l i t t l e or no r a c i a l i n t e g r a t i o n . at odds with IC's "This is totally reputation as an international centre of learning". He takes a principled stand against the p r o p o s e d i n c r e a s e s in the f e e s of overseas s t u d e n t s b e c a u s e , he says, many of them c o m e from poor c o u n t r i e s . H e d o e s not e x p e c t them to take a stand a g a i n s t the f e e s i n c r e a s e , l e s t they are d e p o r t e d . these "We have to stand up and help people — people, who like us, would like knowledge, but are not being given the same opportunities to learn — just as we would stand up for our own grants to be raised, we must campaign on their behalf after due consultation with them". M o r e o v e r , he s t r e s s e s that the p r o b l e m i s a h u m a n i t a r i a n rather than a p o l i t i c a l o n e and s h o u l d be s e e n a s s u c h . " I C W A , although not p e r f e c t , i s at the moment, an e s s e n t i a l part of the Union..." T h e p r o b l e m s of o v e r s e a s s t u d e n t s at IC are c l o s e l y l i n k e d w i t h t h o s e of the postgraduate students of whom 50% are from o v e r s e a s . R i z agrees w i t h the R e c t o r , S i r B r i a n F l o w e r s , that the U n i o n d o e s not c a t e r a d e q u a t e l y for P G s . "However, the question of how to get PGs more involved in the Union is a much more difficult one", he s a y s . T h e r e are two main a r e a s in w h i c h he sees p o s s i b l e solutions d e v e l o p i n g . T h e l a c k of i n v o l v e m e n t amongst P G s i s e x a c e r b a t e d by the very s m a l l laboratory u n i t s into w h i c h they are s p l i t . O n e way to b r i n g them together i s for the College to o r g a n i s e more a s s o c i a t e d s t u d i e s l e c t u r e s , ( w h i c h they are g i v e n c r e d i t for), s p e c i f i c a l l y for P G s thus a i d i n g i n t e g r a t i o n and s o c i a l i s i n g . T h i s , he f e e l s , w o u l d p r o v i d e a b a s i s for unity among P G s . "The Union itself should try and for PGs". organise a lot more events If the U n i o n s h o u l d f i n d i t s e l f at a l o s s a s to the t ype and k i n d of f u n c t i o n s it s h o u l d o r g a n i s e , then it c o u l d try finding out through those P G s who are a l r e a d y a c t i v e in the U n i o n . H e a l s o d o e s not think that there is s u f f i c i e n t p r o v i s i o n for married s t u d e n t s (many are P G s ) in C o l l e g e o w n e d a c c o m m o d a t i o n . A n o t h e r group of IC s t u d e n t s whom he f e e l s , are s i m i l a r l y hard done by are perfect, the women "ICWA, although not is at the moment, an essential part of the Union and will develope a lot more in the future years". It i s a h e a l t h y s i g n , he s a y s , to s e e d i s c u s s i o n b e i n g instigated within ICWA on a wide v a r i e t y of t o p i c s a f f e c t i n g w o m e n . "It s e e m s IC i s either go and swot in the library or go to the bar and drink yourself silly..." H o w e v e r , the a t t i t u d e s in the C o l l e g e , s o c i a l l y and a c a d e m i c a l l y , he s a y s , do not t ake w o m e n ' s p r e s e n c e into a c c o u n t . "In many cases women are regarded as

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people who have lost their way into a course". A poor s t a t e of a f f a i r s c o n s i d e r i n g w e want more women at I C . "The social structure has to be changed radically before the male to female ratio can begin to improve. At the moment the social structure is very much based on a drinking man's club — most of the social functions involve drinking. It seems IC is either go and swot in the library or go to the bar and drink yourself silly... Firstly, there shouldn't be so much academic pressure on people as is the case at the moment... Secondly, we have to change social functions from principally drinking to s o c i a l i s i n g and drinking'. T o o much e m p h a s i s i s put on d r i n k in his thinking. " N U S at the moment d o e s very for s t u d e n t s "

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H i s most o u t s p o k e n c o m m e n t s w e r e / h o w e v e r , t h o s e r e g a r d i n g the N a t i o n a l U n i o n . O n the q u e s t i o n of r e p r e s e n t a t i o n , he s t a t e s c a t e g o r i c a l l y that, "It (the NUS) doesn't represent anybody but the few political activists that are at the top or are in the pipeline to replace them in turn. It is very much a political stepping stone for opportunist students, that is all. It does not represent a damn student and the opinions that it puts forward are very often those that suit them". "NUS at the moment does very little for students". That a national organisation representing s t u d e n t s i s a great a s s e t , he a g r e e s ; h o w e v e r , h i s image of s u c h a body i s very d i f f e r e n t to that of N U S at the moment. H e d o e s not think that N U S s h o u l d be a p o l i t i c a l l y m o t i v a t e d body and it s h o u l d r e s t r i c t i t s a r e a of c o n c e r n to t h o s e i s s u e s d i r e c t l y a f f e c t i n g s t u d e n t s . If, in a n y s u c h i s s u e s , p o l i t i c s i s i n v o l v e d , then f a i r e n o u g h , but o t h e r w i s e s t r i c t l y issues are no politics. International a l s o out, in h i s o p i n i o n , a s r e g a r d s campaigning work a l t h o u g h we s h o u l d d i s c u s s a n d a d o p t p o l i c y on t h e m . W h i l s t he thought it e x t r e m e l y u s e f u l , at a l o c a l l e v e l , to l i a i s e w i t h trade u n i o n s , he w a s a g a i n s t the ' p o l i t i c a l g r o v e l l i n g ' of the N U S e x e c u t i v e to the TUC. D e s p i t e t h e s e a t t i t u d e s to the N a t i o n a l U n i o n , he i s , in p r i n c i p l e , o p p o s e d to disaffiliation. Continued

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Henry IV, P a r t s 1 and 2 THE ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY a e currently presenting 'n repertory Shakespeare's trilogy concerned with the e d u c a t i o n of H e n r y V in k i n g s h i p . T e r r y H a n d s ' three p r o d u c t i o n s ( H e n r y V w a s r e v i e w e d l a s t week) h a v e now been t r a n s f e r r e d from S t r a t f o r d - u p o n - A v o n to the R S C ' s L o n d o n home at t h e A l d w y c h . T h e u n i t y of s t y l e w i t h w h i c h the three p l a y s are p r e s e n t e d , i s p e r h a p s their most s t r ik in g feature. F o r , having s e e n a l l three, it i s d i f f i c u l t to r e a l i s e how they c o u l d be performed or s e e n i n d i v i d u a l l y . T h e y are i n d e e d an e p i c s t o r y of H a l ' s p r o g r e s s from h i s d i s s o l u t e l i f e w i t h F a l s t a f f and h i s c o m p a n i o n s in E a s t c h e a p to the f i e l d at A g i n c o u r t . A la n Howard gives a marvellously c o n t r o l l e d p e r f o r m a n c e ; a s H a l both in Eastcheap and at court where he r e s o l u t e l y f a c e s h i s f a t h e r ' s w r a t h . It i s

in the two r e c o n c i l i a t i o n s c e n e s , before Shrewbury in part 1 and before h i s f a t h e r ' s death in part 2, that the drama r e a l l y c o m e s a l i v e . H e n r y IV, p l a y e d by E m r y s J a m e s , m a k e s no p r e t e n c e of the f a c t that, now he h a s w r e s t e d the c r o w n from h i s c o u s i n R i c h a r d II, he i s g o i n g to d i e a natural d e a t h w i t h the c r o w n s t i l l f i r m l y in p l a c e . In part 1 it i s the threat from N o r t h u m b e r l a n d that he f e a r s m o s t . N o r t h u m b e r l a n d ' s s o n , Harry P e r c y (Stuart Wilson), makes a telling contrast with H a l a s he r a v e s on the i n i q u i t i e s that the k i n g h a s v i s i t e d on h i s f a m i l y . In part 2 , a s the k i n g i s near to d e a t h , it i s the a p p r e h e n s i o n that h i s k i n g d o m may be lost by h i s s o n that w o r r i e s him m o s t ; here H a l ' s more p a t r i o t i c brothers who support t h e i r f a t h e r ' s e v e r y move are u s e d a s the y a r d s t i c k by w h i c h we c a n measure H a l ' s transgressions .

Brewster M a s o n ' s Falstaff towers over a l l the o t h e r s . Not o n l y i s he r e m a r k a b l y fat, a s t a t e that can be a c h i e v e d by j u d i c i o u s p a d d i n g , but he s e e m s ' to h a v e greater height, in h i s bare feet, and a larger h e a d than a n y o n e e l s e . U n f o r t u n a t e l y he g i v e s the i m p r e s s i o n that he h a s p l a y e d the part s o often in the past that it h a s now become a bore. T e r r y H a n d s i s c l e a r l y in c o n t r o l in t h e s e magnif i c i e n t p r o d u c t i o n s . S h a k e s p e a r e left very f e w s t a g e d i r e c t i o n s in the text but the w e a l t h of i m a g i n a t i v e d e t a i l that h a s been put in d e s e r v e s the h i g h e s t p r a i s e . T h e three p l a y s h a v e been e x a m i n e d in the f i n e s t d e t a i l for p o s s i b l e d o u b l e s e n t e n d r e s and i d i o s y n c r a c i e s of c h a r a c t e r in the t e x t , m a k i n g the p e r f o r m a n c e s more c o m p r e h e n s i b l e than most S h a k e s p e a r e p r o d u c t i o n s are to modern a u d i e n c e s . T h o m a s Stevenson

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I must admit that I've a l w a y s h a d s o m e t h i n g of a p e n c h a n t for R u n d g r e n ' s music. Todd is still a more v i a b l e p r o p o s i t i o n at h i s s e l f - i n d u l g e n t n a d i r (ie h i s l a s t two a l b u m s ) than many of t h e p o s e u r s that h a v e found t h e i r w a y onto the turntables of unsuspecting punters. T h i s l i v e album i s far and a b o v e a better r e c o r d than U t o p i a or I n i t i a t i o n , not that it i s without a few f a u l t s t y p i c a l of the R u n t . M o s t of them c o m e w i t h the only acoustic f eat ure 'Wheels', w h i c h s h o w s the man at h i s most l y r i c a l l y a s i n i n e , the m e l o d y too i s pretty n o n d e s c r i p t . T h e s o n g i s f l a n k e d by two other new tunes. 'Another L i f e ' , which o p e n s the a l b u m , c o u l d be p l u c k e d from the AWATS elpee, showing Todd's m u s i c at i t s m e l o d i c and i n d u s t r i o u s b e s t , the s o n g b e i n g f u l l of the h i g h v o l t a g e e l e c t r i c i t y w h i c h p e r m e a t e s the rest of the a l b u m . ' S e v e n R a y s ' , although a g a i n l y r i c a l l y d o u b t f u l , h a s enough g o i n g for it to sustain the listeners interest. Again high on melodic content, the s o n g e m p l o y s at v a r i o u s s t a g e s up to three s y n t h e s i s e r p l a y e r s , p r o v i d i n g a

c o n t r o l l e d barrage of warp s o u n d . R u n d g r e n i s o n e of the f e w p e o p l e w h o c a n u s e e x c e s s i v e t e c h n o - f l a s h and s t i l l make v i a b l e m u s i c , u n l i k e s a y E L P , who h a v e m a s t e r e d the t e c h n i q u e of m u s i c a l farting. S i d e two o p e n s w i t h ' I n t r o / M r T r i s c u i t s ' , a short i n s t r u m e n t a l e x c u r s i o n f e a t u r i n g the Human C a p i c i t o r d u e l i n g it out w i t h a lively synthesiser. Only Rundgren c o u l d then let the tune f a l l e f f o r t l e s s l y into a Bemstein/Sondheim standard from West S i d e S t o r y , namel y ' S o m e t h i n g s Coming', without making a complete p i z z l e of h i m s e l f . IT w o r k s b e a u t i f u l l y . We are then t r e a t e d to t w o s t r a i g h t r o c k e r s , that i s if any of R u n d g r e n ' s m u s i c c a n be called 'straight'. The brilliant ' H e a v y M e t a l K i d s ' , s t i c k s pretty c l o s e to the h i g h e n e r g y o r i g i n a l that appeared on the ' T o d d ' d o u b l e , the R u n t ' s a c i d g u i t a r s o l o m i x e d down w i t h the b a n d , but still managing to penetrate the m e l e e o f n o t e s p r o v i d e d by the rest of the m u s i c i a n s . T h e n i t ' s s t r a i g h t into the o l d M o v e number ' D o Y a ' , w h i c h i s a l m o s t a s good a s the latter. F i n a l l y , the band return to ground c o n t r o l w i t h

the s e d a t e ' J u s t O n e V i c t o r y ' c u l l e d from the A W A T S a l b u m . J u s t , how much of t h i s t w e l v e i n c h p i e c e of p l a s t i c i s truly a ' l i v e ' a l b u m , recorded a s it h a p p e n e d i s a n y b o d y ' s g u e s s . I mean a s far a s p r o d u c t i o n g o e s t h i s man i s s u c h a m a s t e r of the overdub he m a k e s M i k e O l d f i e l d look p o s i t i v e l y clumsy. For instance, I was a little disappointed with h i s performance at H a m m e r s m i t h a few months b a c k , f e e l i n g that h i s band U t o p i a p l a y e d it a l l a bit f l a t , not c r e a t i n g any real ' a t m o s p h e r e ' . Y e t a c o u p l e of w e e k s a g o , R a d i o O n e put out an 'In C o n c e r t ' (produced and re-mixed by Rundgren) of this very s a m e g i g , and to hear that y o u ' d h a v e thought it one of the best p e r f o r m a n c e s by an a r t i s t in y e a r s . I s u p p o s e s c i e n c e h a s f i n a l l y got to g r i p s w i t h r o c k ' n ' r o l l . A n y w a y , what h a s to be judged i s the end product and a s far a s that g o e s , t h i s record i s on the w h o l e very f i n e i n d e e d . R e c o m m e n d e d for a n y o n e who w a s unfortunate enough to p i c k up on Rundgren w i t h h i s l a s t two e f f o r t s , and s o perhaps m i s j u d g e the m a n ' s t a l e n t . Ian Morse

Continued

he l e a v e s c o l l e g e . H e h o p e s e v e n t u a l l y to run a b u s i n e s s of h i s o w n . A l t h o u g h time h a s p r e v e n t e d him p l a y i n g the v a r i o u s a n d m u l t i t u d i n o u s s p o r t s h e e n j o y s , there h a s not been too much of an o b s t a c l e to h i s f a v o u r i t e sport — s h o o t i n g . He sums it up: "Perhaps above is shooting. everything else, my interest This is something a lot of people reserve opinion about and I respect their opinions. But, I think, with all due respect, they don't know what it involves. A shooting person knows a great deal more about the animals, them much better, because understands you have to learn their habits and behaviour. This brings one closer to nature and since man is an integral part of nature, it improves one's mankind". understanding of T h i s then i s R i z S h a k i r , a man of assonate personality; with 'definite

Dear F E L I X R e a d e r s , As you may h a v e n o t i c e d , the banner i s not in red a s u s u a l . T h i s i s due to t e c h n i c a l problems w h i c h h a v e been o v e r c o m e and s o we s h o u l d be back next w e e k w i t h a f u l l b l a z i n g issue. We w o u l d a l s o l i k e to a p o l o g i s e to the IC C o m m u n i s t P a r t y b r a n c h , contributors whose articles were i n c o r r e c t l y p a s t e d up and e s p e c i a l l y to our r e a d e r s for the numerous errors c o n t a i n e d in l a s t w e e k ' s i s s u e . We s h a l l do our utmost to e n s u r e that s u c h e r r o r s a r e a v o i d e d in future.

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R i z Shakir

"If students feel that a national body like NUS is not required at all, in any shape or form, then we should disaffiliate... it we think that there is a need for a national body which represents our views, negotiates on our behalf, runs a profitable travel service, has competent leadership — (this is what NUS could be if a little bit of effort was made by the average student) — then they should vote to stay in". If what students desired was a c h a n g e in N U S , then he f e l t the b e s t way to do t h i s w a s from w i t h i n N U S for the s i m p l e r e a s o n that our v o i c e s w o u l d not be l i s t e n e d to or e v e n heard from without. R i z i s an i n d e p e n d e n t sort of c h a p , and t h i s i s r e f l e c t e d in h i s p l a n s when

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i d e a s about the freedom of the i n d i v i d u a l a n d the w i l l i n g n e s s to s p e a k h i s m i n d . Who better to o c c u p y the post of D P ?


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External Eclairs L A S T M O N T H the C o n s u l t a t i v e Committee for Co-ordinating D i s c u s s i o n on the R e c o m m e n d a t i o n s of the Murray C o m m i t t e e p r e s e n t e d i t s fifth and f i n a l report, in w h i c h it recommended that the C o m m i t t e e be wound u p . So now the b a l l i s in o u r c o u r t , that i s , we must t h i n k about what sort of federal university we wish to be part of, if a n y . The most important recommendation of the C o m m i t t e e , w h i c h reported in 1972, w a s that t h e U n i v e r s i t y ask (of London) should P a r l i a m e n t for the power to a l t e r i t s own s t a t u t e s w i t h o u t r e c o u r s e to P a r l i a m e n t . It i s e x p e c t e d that the U n i v e r s i t y w i l s u b m i t the B i l l for t h e 1 9 7 6 - 7 7 s e s s i o n of P a r l i a m e n t . Both University College, and K i n g ' s C o l l e g e a r e s e e k i n g to o b t a i n their own c h a r t e r s and s t a t u t e s a n d when t h e s e are granted, these colleges the University will leave (of L o n d o n ) . Imperial C o l l e g e will then be the largest college in the University, and w i l l retain the pr es en t at financial arrangements, at l e a s t through the f 9 7 7 - 8 2 q u i q u e n n i u m . F o r t h o s e of y o u w h o do not know about the

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latter, the U G C makes a r e c o m m e n d a t i o n to the S e n a t e , w h e n a l l o c a t i n g money for the U n i v e r s i t y a s to h o w much of the a l l o c a t i o n s h o u l d go to IC. This recommendation is always followed by the Senate. I s h o u l d be i n t e r e s t e d to receive comments on the matter of the University and might p o s s i b l y r a i s e it at the next U n i o n m eet in g of p e o p l e who a r e i n t e r e s t e d . St A n d r e w s d i s a f f i l i a t e s from N U S L a s t week St A n d r e w s v o t e d to l e a v e , the N a t i o n a l U n i o n of S t u d e n t s by 1,384 v o t e s to 6 5 3 . It i s a l s o reported that t w o C a m b r i d g e c o l l e g e s have decided to l e a v e , no doubt prompted by the recent a n t i p a t h y s h o w n towards s u c h c o l l e g e s by the N U S E x e c u t i v e . As this article h a s to b e s u b m i t t e d before the v o t e at Manchester (on W e d n e s d a y ) , t h e r e s u l t w i l l be e l s e w h e r e in F E L I X . I e x p e c t the r e s u l t to be c l o s e r than at St A n d r e w s , but a h i g h e r turnout c a n be anticipated. Derrick Everett

Society

Lewinski lectures Sit I . C MR J S L E W I N S K I i s to v i s i t the C o l l e g e on F e b r u a r y 10th to g i v e a l e c t u r e on modern a s p e c t s of 35mm phot ography . Mr L e w i n s k i , w h o i s a s e n i o r l e c t u r e r at the L o n d o n C o l l e g e of P r i n t i n g , h a s had many of h i s photographs published in l e a d i n g Sunday n e w s p a p e r s and in A u g u s t 1 9 7 0 , t h e N a t i o n a l Portrait Gallery bought 60 of Mr L e w i n s k i ' s print s for a permanent c o l l e c t i o n . In 1972,Mr L e w i n s k i a l s o h e l d a one-man e x h i b i t i o n at the G a l l e r y . In a d d i t i o n , h e h a s r e c e n t l y p u b l i s h e d a book entitled, " C o l o u r in f o c u s " .

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T h e book i s the f i r s t of i t s k i n d in i t s attempt to a s s e s s and e v a l u a t e the nature of photography a s an i n d e p e n d e n t , c r e a t i v e medium of e x p r e s s i o n . It deals extensively with m a t t e r s p e r t a i n i n g to s u b j e c t treatment, d e s i g n and c o m p o s i t i o n in c o l o u r . The lecture being given w i l l also include d i s c u s s i o n on photography from the photoj o u r n a l i s t ' s point of v i e w . T h e lecture w i l l be h e l d in the G e o l o g y L e c t u r e T h e a t r e (room 2 . 2 8 i n the R o y a l S c h o o l o f M i n e s ) and b e g i n s at 7 . 0 0 p m .

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Hyde Park Relay The C r o s s Country C l u b ' s major home event of the y e a r i s to be h e l d on Saturday 21st February, b e g i n n i n g at 1 5 . 0 0 h r s at the Western end of R o t t e n R o w . A b o u t 100 e n t r i e s h a v e been r e c e i v e d for t h e event from student teams from a l l o v e r the C o u n t r y a s w e l l a s from the C o n t i n e n t . E a c h runner w i l l attempt to c o m p l e t e a 3 m i l e c i r c u i t of the P a r k a s one of a team of six running consecutively. A good time for a s i x man team be in the order of would 1 /i h o u r s . A number of m a r s h a l Is are neede d to direct the 1

runners on their correct course and a n y o f f e r s of help in t h i s respect would be rewarded by a free t e a plus a mystery item w h i c h , for s e c u r i t y reasons, cannot be revealed until the d a y . M a r s h a l l s w o u l d be r e q u i r e d from 14.00hrs u n t i l about 1 7 . 0 0 h r s . If y o u t h i n k y o u may be a b l e to a s s i s t , p l e a s e c o n t a c t R i c h a r d H a r r i n g t o n (by a note ' H ' of the U n i o n letter in rack) or any member of the cross-country club. T h i s event i s the l a r g e s t of i t s k i n d in the C o u n t r y , i s being s u p p o r t e d by and the National Westminster Bank.

Stater Patter What are you d o i n g t h i s summer? We have obtained, at considerable expense, several books which could help you when looking for something to do t h i s summer. T h e t i t l e s are a s f o l l o w s : 1976 Summer E m p l o y m e n t D i r e c t o r y of the US, 1976 Summer Jobs in Britain, 1976 Summer Jobs Abroad, Jobs and C a r e e r s Abroad, Travellers Survival Kit Europe. T h e s e are a l l a v a i l a b l e for r e f e r e n c e in the W e l f a r e room on the top f l o o r of the U n i o n B u i l d i n g , and on a preliminary inspection seem most u s e f u l . T h e 1976 Jobs available books are broken down into a r e a s , in t h i s country and a b r o a d , and the opportunities vary from fruit and h o p p i c k i n g to m i l k m e n . The Travellers Survival Kit E u r o p e " g i v e s a great i n s i g h t into the c o u n t r i e s of E u r o p e , telling y o u h o w to travel c h e a p l y , the most e c o n o m i c a l a c c o m m o d a t i o n , where to e a t , and where to f i n d the b e s t nightlife. An indispensable book for the t r a v e l l e r . L o n g e r range j o b and c a r e e r p r o s p e c t s abroad are dealt with in " J o b s and C a r e e r s A b r o a d " , w h i c h o u t l i n e s job o p p o r t u n i t i e s in many c o u n t r i e s and s o if y o u are c o n t e m p l a t i n g a c a r e e r abroad w h y not pop up and consult this.

w o u l d then o n l y h a v e to pay the c o s t of f o o d . It i s not s u r e whet he r t h i s f e e w o u l d be met by e a c h students Local Authority, although I personally doubt this. The other p o s s i b i l i t y i s to m a k e the S o u t h s i d e h a l l s of r e s i d e n c e f u l l or p a r t i a l b o a r d i n g . E a c h r e s i d e n t w o u l d then h a v e to pay for a c e r t a i n number of m e a l s a w e e k and t a k e t h o s e m e a l s in S o u t h s i d e R e f e c t o r y . T h e third s u g g e s t i o n that I h a v e heard i s that w e s t a r t to close refectories and concentrate on o n e or t w o areas. I s h a l l be g l a d to r e c e i v e any comments on t h e s e s u g g e s t e d alternatives. R o y a l C o l l e g e of A r t Refectory I have received a complaint from the new P r e s i d e n t of t h e R C A about the number gf I C students using their Refectory at ' luncht^me. Many of the R C A students are fed up wit h queueing for a long time behind IC students. I have been a s k e d to remind y o u that IC s t u d e n t s s h o u l d not u s e the RCA Refectory before one o ' c l o c k and must pay a 10p surcharge. T h e s e two r u l e s are g o i n g to be e n f o r c e d f a r more strictly in the n e a r f u t u r e . Y o u h a v e been w a r n e d , s o d o n ' t come m o a n i n g if y o u are thrown out of R C A at ten to o n e .

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T h e a b i l i t y to a n n o u n c e a benefaction to enable an extension to Linstead Hall to be b u i l t i s o n e of t h e events of this year that g a v e me great p l e a s u r e . It i s a m a r v e l l o u s g e s t u r e on the part of one i n d i v i d u a l to s e e that I C i s a b l e t o f u l f i l i t s p u r p o s e properly w h i c h it i s feared it c a n n o t without a lar g e proportion of students in r e s i d e n c e . I h a v e w r i t t e n to t h e anonomous b e n e f a c t o r to e x p r e s s our t h a n k s . I hope that the b u i l d i n g work w i l l be able to start I w o u l d not q u i c k l y , though e x p e c t the new e x t e n s i o n to be habitable for at least three y e a r s .

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a simple step to compare just how effective IC Union on its own w i l l be w h e n c o m p a r e d to the p r e s s u r e o u r national body can bring employer, upon our e f f e c t i v e the G o v e r n m e n t . Fo>' t h 3 Ti.jjority o ' s t u d e n t s at IC who need a simple question, ask yourself, " D p y o u need a n a t i o n a l r e p r e s e n t a t i v e body or n o t ? " . Q u e s t i o n s c o n c e r n i n g C h i l e , A n g o l a and s o on are p o l i c y matters that c a n be c h a n g e d by s u f f i c i e n t disapproval; do not d e s t r o y the N U S o v e r m i n o c p o l i t i c a l matters.

Dear S i r , I w o u l d I i k e to a s k t h o s e to who would disaffiliate consider tho position of B'itish students should a l l colleges and coal mnes, both d i s t r i b u t e d f a i r l y randomly the country, both around having "similar" union s t r u c t u r e s a n d both s t r i v i n g for the betterment of the b o d i e s they r e p r e s e n t . N o w t h i n k b a c k to the l a s t and a s k great coal strike yourself; where does the powa r of t h i s body l i e ? Is It In i n d i v i d u a l a c t i o n of l o c a l m i n e s o r in c o n s o l i d a t e d a c t i o n u n i o n ? It i s of the National

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THE OTHER CINEMA a r e v i e w of L o n f l o n s c i n e m a s not s h o w i n g m i n d l e s s p a p , t i t i l l a t i n g >. m o g r a p h y , s e n t i m e n t a l vehicles for aged stars, 176.3mm, sensurround, super-duper, pantechnicolor monster-hit m o o v i e s . . . T h i s i s a s u b j e c t i v e r e v i e w of what is arguably the best, smallest and c h e a p e s t s i d e of L o n d o n ' s v a s t c i n e m a w o r l d . Some of t h e s e c i n e m a s are u n d e n i a b l y the haunt of beardy w i e r d i e s l o s t in the s i x t i e s and b e a u t i f u l i n t e l e k c h o o l s , but they do s h o w e x c e l l e n t and very v a r i e d films. Most project a different film each n i g h t ; for d e t a i l s s e e " T i m e O u t " in the H a l d a n e L i b r a r y or from n e w s a g e n t s p r i c e 25p e a c h T h u r s d a y . . E l e c t r i c C i n e m a C l u b , 191 Portobello R o a d , Wil 7 2 7 - 4 9 9 2 ) M e m b e r s h i p 15p per a n n u m . Probably the best alternative and ndependant c i n e m a in L o n d o n . A c a t h o l i c s e l e c t i o n of f i l m s are s h o w n from e a r l y E i s e n s t e i n to late L e o n e , from B horror movies such as " T h e Corpse C r u s h e r s " to F e M i n i ' s "8V2". T h e y tend to h a v e s e a s o n s of f i l m s b a s e d very loosely around a theme and s h o w e a c h f i l m s e v e r a l t i m e s in a w e e k . T h e c i n e m a i s in a grotty d i s t r i c t ( e s p e c i a l l y at n i g h t ) , it i s a n c i e n t and s c r u f f y , the s e a t s are hard and u n c o m f o r t a b l e if y o u are t h i n l y p a d d e d , but a d o u b l e b i l l c o s t s o n l y 7 5 p . L a t e night s h o w s at w e e k e n d s . C a n be r e a c h e d by 52 bus or tube to N o t t i n g H i l l G a t e and w a l k . G a t e C i n e m a , N o t t i n g H i l l G a t e (727 - 5 7 5 0 ) A recent and w e l c o m e a d d i t i o n to L o n d o n s other c i n e m a m i n o r a m a . Its l a t e n i g h t f i l m c l u b s e e m s to h a v e e x p i r e d but its late night films live on. A continuous performance feature is shown through the day and e a r l y e v e n i n g ; they h a v e a

p r e d i l e c t i o n for new German f i l m s at the moment and are s h o w i n g F a s b i n d e r s "Fox". E a c h e v e n i n g at 1 1 . 1 5 this m a k e s way for a d o u b l e b i l l of a s s o r t e d f i l m s ; the h i t s of the 4 0 ' s , 5 0 ' s and 6 0 ' s . It is a p l u s h , c o m f o r t a b l e w i t h a b e a u t i f u l c i e l i n g (if y o u l i k e t h o s e sort of t h i n g s ) but i s e x p e n s i v e . T o be found Gate" (as it i s known) at on " t h e N o t t i n g H i l l ; tube or 52 bus from the A l b e r t H a l l , or a short w a l k up K e n s i n g t o n Church St. ' C A , N a s h H o u s e , T h e M a l l , SWI ( 9 3 0 - 6 3 9 3 ) T h e I n s t i t u t e of Contemporar y A r t s a s it i s rather p o n t i f i c a l l y k n o w n , l i v e s in a grand s e t t i n g underneath the a c h e s on the Mall near Trafalgar Square. Student membershi p i s £2 a y e a r and e n t i t l e s u s e of i t s s o c i a l f a c i l i t i e s a n d 10p off each cinema performance. Not really worth it for the odd f i l m , w h i c h c o s t s 75p for e a c h programme. R a t h e r fond- of s h o w i n g p o l i t i c a l and s o c i a l l y m e a n i n g f u l f i l m s but s h o u l d not be d i s m i s s e d w i t h s u c h a s w e e p i n g g e n e r a l i s a t i o n . T o get there take bus numbers 9 and 14 to P i c a d i l l y C i r c u s then w a l k south down lower R e g e n t St to the m a l l . I t ' s under the f i r s t arch on the left at the b a s e of the s t e p s . National Film Theatre, South Bank complex (928-3232^3 Associate m e m b e r s h i p (Students) i s £2 Very "establishment' Dut provide e x c e l l e n t and c o m f o r t a b l e f a c i l i t i e s for members i n c l u d i n g a c a f e t e r i a , p r i v a t e bar and b o o k s h o p . T h e f i i m s are p r e s e n t e d as s e a s o n s w i t h an u n d e r l y i n g theme a s a b a s i s eg d i r e c t o r s , f i l m s from p a r t i c u l a r studios, history through the cinema. T h e y present a l l - n i g h t e r s ; a f o r t h c o m i n g a l l night r e t r o s p e c t i v e are the f i l m s of

Mel B r o o k e s , and a l s o h a v e a c h i l d r e n s m a t i n e e ' s . Members are sent a programme b o o k l e t r e g u l a r l y and it i s best to book in a d v a n c e a l t h o u g h some s e a t s are r e t a i n e d for s a l e on the n i g h t . T h e N F T i s a l s o the h o s t to the L o n d o n F i l m Festival. Occasionally directors are i n v i t e d to i n t r o d u c e t h e i r f i l m s . - S e a t s cost 5 0 - 6 0 p . P a r i s P u l l m a n , D r a y t o n G a r d e n s , SW7 (373-5898) V e r y s i m i l a r in format to " t h e G a t e " . Presents a daily feature; once again German f i l m s are the v o g u e . T h e l a t e night f i l m s on M o n d a y s and T u e s d a y s are 65p for s t u d e n t s and n u r s e s and for the rest of the w e e k c o s t £ 1 . P r e s e n t a very v a r i e d s e l e c t i o n of o l d f a v o u r i t e s and contemporary f i l m s from a l l o v e r the w o r l d . Kai F a F i l m Club, Hong Kong Cinema, Gerrard S t . , Wl ( 4 3 9 - 3 9 3 5 ) An "ethnic" cinema showing popular C h i n e s e m o v i e s . N o membershi p c h a r g e . M o s t f i l m s are s u b - t i t l e d and s e a t c o s t £ 1 . 2 0 . P r o g r a m m e s d a i l y at u s u a l hours but there i s very l i t t l e information in the p r e s s s o r i n g the c i n e m a for d e t a i l s . Starlight C u b , Mayfair H o t e l , B e r k e l e y S t , Wl ; 6 2 9 - 7 7 7 7 ) Very plush, s e c l u s i v e and exclusive with o c e a n s of leg-room. Membership £5 a y e a r and s e a t s £1.50 to £2 for e a c h show. Present sentimenta I " c l a s s i c s " , Munro, G a r b o e t c for the r i c h to w e e p o v e r t h e i r lost y o u t h . N o t for s t u d e n t s on a grant. T h e Other C i n e m a i s the name of a new c i n e m a that i s to be buiIt by p u b l i c subscription in Charlotte Street, Wl. Its fund r a i s i n g s h o w i s p o l i t i c o - s o c i a l . See T i m e O u t . _ . Arthur Sesquipedalian-

Concerts Power, drive and control R E N A I S S A N C E ' S C O N C E R T l a s t Saturday w a s not . s o much an a s s a u l t upon the s e n s e , more a c a l c u l a t e d d i s s e c t i o n of t h e m . It w a s a b r i l l i a n t c o n c e r t , by any s t a n d a r d s ; e m b o d y i n g power, d r i v e and c o n t r o l to produce one of the b e s t g i g s at IC for many a d a y . T h e s c e n e w a s s e t by B o b P e g g , a worthy country f o l k s i n g e r w e l l b e l o v e d by a l l F o l k C l u b v e t e r a n s , who kept the a u d i e n c e happy w i t h h i s u s u a l b l e n d of s e l f - c o m p o s e d t a l e s of the N o r t h , p l a y i n g h i s g u i t a r and tin w h i s t l e s i m p l y and e f f e c t i v e l y . Indeed some p e o p l e c a m e to see " t h e Bob Pegg c o n c e r t " ! I would h a v e s a i d that Mr Pegg w a r m e d the a u d i e n c e u p , but that w o u l d not be s t r i c t l y true a s , in f a c t , the h a l l w a s b l o o d c o l d , a s J o h n C a m p remarked When R e n a i s s a n c e took to the s t a g e at later. B y that t i m e , p e o p l e wer e getting r e s t l e s s . T h e T V c a m e r a s had t r u n d l e d up and down the p a c k e d h a l l a c o u p l e of t i m e s , and I had f i n i s h e d my c a n of N e w k y . T h e l i g h t s s u d d e n l y f a d e d , the s t a g e w a s e n v e l o p e d in d a r k n e s s , a n d ' R e n a i s s a n c e hit town g o i n g s t r a i g h t into' "I C a n ' t U n d e r s t a n d " .

F o r t h o s e of y o u w h o know their m u s i c , they p l a y e d a v a r i e t y of the o l d and the new; "Running Hard", "Ocean Gypsy", "Mother Russia", "Prologue (from way b a c k ) " , and the excellent " S c h e h e r a z a d e " , the t i t l e work of t h e i r last album. If y o u are not s o w e l l a c q u a i n t e d w i t h the band and y o u d i d not read F E L I X l a s t w e e k , they are a five-man group: percussion, p i a n o ; a c o u s t i c and b a s s g u i t a r and A n n i e H a s l a m on v o c a l s . T h e i r " c l a s s i c a l i n f l u e n c e s " are most p r e v a l e n t in the e x c e l l e n t work of the p i a n i s t , J o h n T o u t , w h o s e u s e of the s y n t h e s i s e r w a s e x e m p l a r y . T h e power b e h i n d the b a n d ' s m u s i c c o m e s from the drummer, Terry S u l l i v a n , and b a s s man J o h n C a m p , around whom much of the m u s i c e v o l v e s . H e a l s o p l a y s the b a s s organ p e d a l s , s o , a l l in a l l , he i s a pretty important part of their s o u n d . T h i s r e a l l y i s a band to s e e . T h e w h o l e c o n c e r t swept a l o n g in a v e i n of v i t a l i t y and a g g r e s s i o n , the band p l a y i n g l o u d , but m a i n t a i n i n g good sound q u a l i t y . It w a s r e f r e s h i n g to be a c t u a l l y a b l e to hear the words being sung without s t r a i n i n g . T h e u s e of s p e c i a l e f f e c t s

a i d e d , rather than d e t r a c t e d from the performance. The encore, " A s h e s A r e Burning", (another LP title track) f a i r l y pinned the a u d i e n c e to the f l o o r , e s p e c i a l l y when J o h n C a m p l a u n c h e d h i m s e l f into h i s s o l o . At the end of the p i e c e , no-one c a l l e d for another e n c o r e — the band c o u l d not p o s s i b l y h a v e had a n y t h i n g more to g i v e . Y o u may h a v e gathered that I l i k e d t h i s g i g — I d i d , and s o d i d e v e r y o n e e l s e there. T h a n k s , R e n a i s s a n c e . John

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SUE WINTERBURN, this y e a r ' s B o ' B e l l e h a i l s from M a n c h e s t e r . She i s a member o f the i n f a m o u s C C D 1 a n d i s an extremely active Guildsw o m a n . O r i g i n a l l y s e c o n d to the s e n s u o u s Tom F i s h e r in the B o ' B e l l e e l e c t i o n , s h e w a s e l e c t e d after T o m r e s i g n e d . (He bad no intention of wearing a dress). In h e r . c a p a c i t y a s B o ' B e l l e , she t h i n k s of l i t t l e e l s e . T o h e r , B o ' i s a b e a u t i f u l c a r and h e r a m b i t i o n i s to b e c o m e B o ' d r i v e r . In f a c t , one o f the foremost reasons for her wanting to pass her first y e a r e x a m s i s s o that s h e c a n r i d e i n B o ' on the B r i g h t o n run next y ear. Although not actively i n v o l v e d w i t h I C W A , Sue i s S e c r e t a r y of WIGS (Women i n G u i l d s ). WIGS h a s recently been formed to encourage more G u i l d s women to c o m e and j o i n i n U n i o n a c t i v i t i e s . She b e l i e v e s that i f women

m a k e an effort they c a n do all right for t h e m s e l v e s at IC, even with a ten-to-one ratio. Sue t o l d F E L I X that many m e n / b o y s at C o l l e g e are not very gentlemanly. Incidently, s h e w a s r e c e n t l y b a n n e d from the U n i o n bar after a s l i g h t f r a c a s w i t h a Mr Z a k , the c i r c u m s t a n c e s of w h i c h were not made c l e a r to F E L ' X . Sue has many interests, apart from B o ' and C C D 1 . A s a Mancunian she supports the great M a n c h e s t e r U n i t e d , who, a c c o r d i n g to h e r , will w i n the d o u b l e t h i s s e a s o n . She r e c e n t l y took part in the Guilds' Rugby Sevens and h e r team won 42—4 a g a i n s t the Morons. She h a s just a d d e d b a l l r o o m d a n c i n g to her many e x t r a — c u r r i c u l a a c t i v i t i e s . Sue w i l l not be s t a n d i n g for any Union posts this year, "I've got what I wanted", she s a i d . Photo

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The Future of Higher Education in Britain " E d u c a t i o n ! ' ' s a i d E e y o r e b i t t e r l y j u m p i n g on h i s s i x s t i c k s . " W h a t i s l e a r n i n g ? " a s k e d E e y o r e a s he k i c k e d h i s t w e l v e s t i c k s into t h e a i r , " A t h i n g R a b i t k n o w s ! H a ! " "I t h i n k . . . " began P i g l e t , n e r v o u s l y . " D o n ' t , " said Eeyore. E l i t i s m ! T h a t ' s what E e y o r e s u f f e r e d from, and a p p a r e n t l y , not through c h o i c e , w e a l l s h a l l be a statistical elite until higher education is a v a i l a b l e to o v e r 15% of the 1 8 - 2 2 y r s age group. T h i s i s the v i e w of P r o f N i b l e t t , the g u e s t s p e a k e r at Si I wood Park on the last Touchstone weekend. Our desire for further education could be assessed by the eagerness with which we p i l e d into the c o a c h to be taken a s q u i c k l y a n d far a s possible from South Ken. ( T h o s e of y o u w h o thought S i l w o o d P a r k an e d u c a t i o n a l establishment, think again; they o n l y do B o t a n y and s u c h I i k e there.) " N o t a b r i e f c a s e in s i g h t , " I noted a s we got off the coach at Silwood. Clearly, e v e r y o n e had c o m e to d i s c u s s h i g h e r e d u c a t i o n , not i n d u l g e in a n y . A f t e r t e a , the n i t t y - g r i t t y Solution

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P r o f N i b l e t t t a l k e d about the r a p i d growth of h i g h e r e d u c a t i o n in the l a s t 25 y e a r s , and the broadened c o n c e p t s of h i g h e r education. Universities, he e x p l a i n e d , h a v e a t e n d e n c y to be too e l i t i s t , too a c a d e m i c , and too research-orientated (ouch!). Polytechnics, which offer more subjects, and c a t e r for a w i d e r c r o s s - s e c t i o n of s t u d e n t s , were i n t r o d u c e d in 1965 for t h i s very r e a s o n . T h e future of h i g h e r e d u c a t i o n i s in the h a n d s of the i n c r e a s i n g number of p e o p l e o u t s i d e the 18—22 age b r a c k e t who demand it. The open University demonstrates the growth of this demand: it now has 5 5 , 0 0 0 s t u d e n t s , of a l l a g e s . Y e t it s t i l l c a n n o t c o p e w i t h the floods of applications, and h a s to r e f u s e some who w i s h to s t u d y w i t h t h e m . Money i s the k e y to i n c r e a s e d a v a i l a b i l i t y of h i g h e r e d u c a t i o n ; in the 1 9 3 0 ' s , about £2 m i l l i o n DOWN

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was spent on university education. Now the figure exceeds £4000 million (in 1969, education spending surpassed defence costs for first time.) Assuming the that no more money i s a v a i l a b l e , wha t there i s must be s h a r e d . This entails increasing the student I staff ratio, cuts in (sorry, postgrad education Rick), charging overseas students higher fees, (I p l e a d a n o n i m i t y ) , and a cut down in student residence (this isn't r e a l l y w r i t t e n in the comfort of a B e i t H a l I a r m c h a i r . ) B u t there are other p r o b l e m s to be f a c e d w h e n t r y i n g to introduce mass higher education (ie for more than 15% of the 18—22 age group), or U n i v e r s a l h i g h e r e d u c a t i o n (over 50%). A much w i d e r range of c o u r s e s i s n e e d e d , and the m e r i t s of part-time e d u c a t i o n s h o u l d be fully explored. P r o f N i b l e t t summed up by c o m p a r i n g our h i g h e r e d u c a t i o n s y s t e m w i t h t h o s e of other countries. He concluded that the poor s h o w i n g B r i t a i n made, compared with Japan, for i n s t a n c e , w i l l prompt the Government into developing higher education. We returned, r e f r e s h e d , from s u p p e r , to d i s c u s s s o m e of the questions raised by Prof N i b l e t t ' s l e c t u r e . We a l l had a natural interest in the subject, and the mistaken impression that the whole country r e v o l v e d around h i g h e r education could e a s i l y have been t a k e n by an o n l o o k e r .

The predicted figure for 1981 students in higher e d u c a t i o n i s 18% - and d o u b t s h a v e been c a s t a s to whether or not demand w i l l continue to increase at its current rate. "What about women!" someone s h o u l d h a v e s h o u t e d , but d i d n ' t . (Our d e m a n d s are constantly increasing.) After l i q u i d ref reshment , a l l r e t i r e d , and the d i s c u s s i o n resumed after Sunday l u n c h . Apart from the distinctly male appearance of the "average student" of the future, the w e e k e n d ' s d i s c u s s i o n s were very successful and forward l o o k i n g . It w a s w i t h regret that we boarded the coach (after another very s a t i s f a c t o r y tea) and returned to I C . I n c i d e n t a l l y , C o l l e g e i s the s u b j e c t of the next T o u c h s t o n e , entitled " I C — Airport Culture or Community". The guest speaker is our very own S i n c l a i r G o o d l a d . I recommend it most s t r o n g l y — t h e s e w e e k e n d s are e n j o y a b l e , i n f o r m a t i v e , and incredibly good value. S o , if you want a w e e k e n d in with as much the country, to eat a s y o u c a n m a n a g e , good c o m p a n y , and i n t e r e s t i n g c o n v e r s a t i o n , s i g n up for the next o n e . It w i l l be the l a s t weekend in February, and c o s t s £ 1 . 5 0 . Y o u might c o m e back feeling that education i s j u s t s o m e t h i n g that R a b b i t k n o w s , w h i c h i s where I c a m e in. K a r e n G add


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H A V I N G s u c c e s s f u l l y located the p l a y i n g f i e l d s , the p i t c h , the c h a n g i n g r o o m s , the T V lounge and the opposition the 1st's then changed to f a c e a team for St B e r n a r d s H o s p i t a l . IC s t a r t e d w e l l on a c o m p l e t e l y s o l i d p i t c h and s o o n l o o k e d the better s i d e under the conditions. With a great d e a l of movement from the f o r w a r d s , (probably t r y i n g to a v o i d f r o s t b i t e ) the h o s p i t a l defence was soon under p r e s s u r e ; T r e v Tutu c a u s i n g a l l s o r t s of problems on the right w i n g . H o w e v e r I C s f i r s t g o a l c a m e from a S i g G o l d i n g c r o s s , w e l l p i c k e d up by T r e v T u t u w h o s e shot hit the post h a l f way up, and B o b M i d d l e t o n s c o r e d from the r e b o u n d . trio With the midfield p i c k i n g up most of the l o o s e b a l l s (brass monkeys beware), IC l o o k e d much the better s i d e

up to h a l f t i m e , w h e n , a l l the team wer e p r o v i d e d w i t h c u p s of t e a e x c e p t T r e v T u t u who went to m a k e sure the c h a n g i n g room w a s l o c k e d . D e s p i t e a s h a k y start to the second half, IC gradually into the game, moved b e c k Nigel Woodhous e at centre half having a fine match. N o w we come to the h i g h l i g h t of the g a m e , the s e c o n d g o a l , scored from I fanfares Trumpets i a short comer. A M i k e I s l e s shot w a s d e f l e c t e d and A l i s t e r R o s s s c o r e d from close in. IC now had the game s e c u r e d , St B e r n a r d s 2nd in the L e a g u e , s t a r t e d to get f r u s t r a t e d and the game began to get a bit p h y s i c a l . H o w e v e r in the end IC f i n i s h e d the d e s e r v e d w i n n e r s w i t h a good team p e r f o r m a n c e , w e l l worth the two p o i n t s . T e a m : - C Brown, J Marshall, JCook, KHoulden, N Woodhouse, J Andrews, S Golding, M Isles, R Middleton, A Ross, T Tutu.

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A F T E R T H E good performance on the p r e v i o u s S a t u r d a y , the 1st XI s t a r t e d w e l l against C i t y , most of the p l a y b e i n g in t h e i r half for the f i r s t 20 minutes. This was rewarded by a f i n e o p p o r t u n i s t goal from Ramesh Fatania mid way through the half. However concentration l a p s e d at the back and two goals wer e q u i c k l y c o n c e e d e d just before halftime. City started the second w e l l and at one point l o o k e d set for a w i n , but IC fought b a c k and g r a d u a l l y the p l a y switched to the other end.

Despite the pressure, the necessary goal was not forthcoming and City, still l o o k i n g good on the break, almost scored again, Hugh B a r r a t s a v i n g w e l l on the l i n e . H o w e v e r w i t h the l a s t hit of the m a t c h , S i g G o l d i n g s c o r e d from a T r e v T u t u c r o s s after Bob had missed the ball a g a i n (dummy?) O n r e f l e c t i o n a good fight b a c k , but it w o u l d h a v e been u n n e c e s s a r y h a d the d e f e n c e been t i g h e r in the f i r s t h a l f . Good performances from Ramesh Fatania and John (the U m p i r e ) L a t t e r . ( T e a m : C Brown, J Marshall, H Barrett, K Houlden, A Brown, J Andrews, S Golding, R Ratania, R Middleton, A Ross, T Tutu.

T H E W E E K s t a r t e d w i t h an eventful run against Brunei and Surrey U n i v e r s i t i e s , the latter an unexpected guest team, who then demanded a tea. T h e r a c e w a s won by the man with the watch, Rob A l l i n s o n in 2 8 . 1 0 . A minute later the p r i d e of the IC team w a s r e s t o r e d , after a p r o l o n g e d s p r i n g in by Ian E l l i s who just managed to defeat J M a h o n , i n f l i c t i n g on him the same punishmen t that Rob was given last s e a s o n . The IC team managed to w i n by scoring six runners (any other number w o u l d h a v e lost u s the match) by the effort of D a v e ' h a v e a C a r r o t ' J o n e s and R i c h 'I d o n ' t b e l i e v e the t i m e ' Harrington. After a bad run on the Wednesday, Andy 'Flaker' D a v e y made a c l a s s i c n o n appearance at the Southern Counties Cross-Country C h a m p i o n s h i p s . T h e temperature was below zero, and the ground w a s f r o z e n . In s p i t e of this, eleven IC runners c l o c k e d up a l m o s t 100 m i l e s in t h i s g r u e l l i n g r a c e . Rob A l l i n s o n once again le d the team home in 92nd position, Dave Rosen of O r i e n t e e r i n g fame came next for IC f i n d i n g the g o i n g more to h i s l i k i n g than S t e v e " I t ' s a real r a c e " Webb, w h o c a m e next.

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All the starters for IC finished the course, a comendable performance, c o n s i d e r i n g the d i s t a n c e and the number of frozen ruts j u s t w a i t i n g for s o m e o n e to s p r a i n an a n k l e i n . The after-race enquiry was h e l d in " T h e F l a c k " and it that we couldn't concluded h a v e done better if w e had t r i e d , h o w e v e r by the " H o r s e and Groom" some members little more had thought a training might be in order, and by the N a g s H e a d had d e c i d e d ' to get up the next morning to do some! Who can blame them with the St Edmund H a l l r ela y s o c l o s e ?

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FOR T H E F I R S T time this s e a s o n both IC t a b l e t e n n i s teams wer e beaten in their respective fixtures. At the start of the week the unbeaten d i v i s i o n l e a d e r s c a m e to IC and showed why they are the league's best team by overwhelming our regular s e c o n d team 9—0. T h i s e n d s the t e a m s run of 7 l e a g u e victories in s u c c e s s i o n and v i r t u a l l y s e c u r e s the d i v i s i o n t i t l e for P a d d i n g t o n 1 s t .

Promotion chances cut

A S A R E S U L T of the c o m p e t i t i o n Imperial C o l l e g e 1st 4 p l a y e d on Sat 17, Mon 19, Mon 26 of J a n u a r y we w i s h P a d d i n g t o n 2nd 5 to c o n g r a t u l a t e the following If t h i s w a s n ' t enough t h e i r p l a y e r s for w i n n i n g the v a r i o u s second team became the events: f i r s t team to w i n a g a i n s t IC L a d i e s s i n g l e s : S a l I ie C a l h o u n 1st on t h e i r home g r o u n d . A t L a d i e s d o u b l e s : Wendy L o w e one ' s t a g e - I C w e r e 3—1 up, and J a n M u l l e n but the w r i t i n g w a s on the w a l l Mens doubles: John Gowlett when Paddington won two and R ( ? ) P a r r i p a t y a d a r games after deuces in the Mixed doubles: Richard f i n a l s e t s . It now s e e m s a l m o s t T r u b g e r and J a n M u l l e n c e r t a i n that IC 1st w o n ' t w i n The mens singles which t h e i r l e a g u e , and u n l e s s the remains unplayed will be team i m p r o v e s , it c o u l d e v e n b e t w e e n P a r r i . and the w i n n e r drop to t hir d p l a c e , and s o of the other s e m i - f i n a l b e t w e e n f a i l to get p r o m o t i o n . Let's A n d y Stott and R i c h a r d T r u b g e r . hope next w e e k s e e s a c h a n g e Many thanks to a l l who in form. took part and yet d i d not w i n by T r e v o r Walker B e t t e r l u c k next timel


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That's all we need F I R S T , T H E R E IS P e t e r H a i n a c c u s e d of a bank robbery, then there i s J e r e m y T h o r p e a c c u s e d of a s e r i o u s " e r r o r of j u d g m e n t " by the n a t i o n a l m e d i a c o n c e r n i n g his venture into secondary banking. Also the smear campaign conducted by the media on behal f of some idiot who branded willage Mr T h o r p e a p o u t . S o , let u s take a look at the Liberal Party. Dog-food gourmet Clement Freud and everybodys favourite pumpkin Cyril Smith. Then there is D a v i d S t e e l , J o h n P a r d o e and David Penhaligon — Penhali who? How about the Lords? Well, we all know about Lord (Eric Lubbock) Avebury and a l s o L o r d ( los t a l l h i s money) B e a u m o n t . So what? C r e d i b i l i t y i s what i t ' s a l l a b o u t , of c o u r s e . A t the l a s t two e l e c t i o n s , the L i b e r a l Party announced that it w a s now b e i n g taken s e r i o u s l y by a large proportion of the e l e c t o r a t e — a l l that w a s little faith. needed was a S i n c e t h e n , one c a n only s a y that the P a r t y h a s steadily gone downhill in popularity and e s p e c i a l l y in the c r e d i b i l i t y s t a k e s . Is the L i b e r a l P a r t y a n y w h e r e near the s t a g e of l e a d i n g the country b a c k on its feet a g a i n ? Y e s . A n d that i s the a n s w e r from the rank and f i l e of

the L i b e r a l P a r t y . T h e tens of t h o u s a n d s of a c t i v e party workers up and down the country b e l i e v e that there i s very much a l l to p l a y for. T h e r e are many, many l o o n i e s in the other two p a r t i e s , yet it seems that there is truth indeed in the old saying, S a f e t y in N u m b e r s . The f ew Liberal MPs stand a l o n e under the a w e s o m e banner of L i b e r a l i s m - a l o n e , that i s , in P a r l i a m e n t , and their stand is admirable c o n s i d e r i n g the o d d s a g a i n s t m a k i n g any impact at a l l . Out in the country, the masses rally to the party c a l l . N e v e r h a s support for the Party leadership been stronger than it i s t o d a y . When the other two p a r t i e s are a t t a c k e d by the m e d i a , they cringe and sulk. The Liberals, however, take up the challenge and strive harder for justic, equality and freedom for the i n d i v i d u a l . The Liberal Party has been mauled by the P r e s s and T V l i k e never before but far from b e i n g d e f e a t e d , the fight has only just begun, T h e P a r t y i s proud of its leadership. So b e w a r e H a r o l d , beware Maggie, the Liberals are a f t e r y ou r b l o o d ! So s p e a k s the e v e r - a c t i v e Liberal Club of Imperial College. _, Sheyne L u c o c k

the fourth t a l k THIS W E E K in the W o m e n ' s S t u d i e s C o u r s e will be g i v e n , the r o l e of Women in H i s t o r y b e i n g the t o p i c for d i s c u s s i o n . It w i l l be h e l d at 12.45pm on Wednesday in the ICWA lounge. The course will endeavour to c o v e r the w h o l e s p e c t r u m of the r o l e s of women in s o c i e t y , topics already having been d i s c u s s e d being ' S o c i a l i s a t i o n and M a l e and F e m a l e R o l e s ' , 'Women in P r i m i t i v e S o c i e t i e s ' , and 'Women a n d . t h e C h u r c h ' . F o r our sporty members who are u n a b l e to attend due to the timing of the meetings, a w r i t e - u p of each d i s c u s s i o n w i l l be kept for c o n s u l t a t i o n in the ICWA l o u n g e . In the same v e i n , a q u e s t i o n and a n s w e r s e s s i o n on the Sex Descrimination Act will be h e l d at 7.00pm on T u e s d a y , February 10th in the ICWA will be lead by lounge. It J e a n C o u s o n s from the N a t i o n a l Council of Civil Liberties (the lady who w a s kind enough to s t e p i n , in the p l a c e of Margaret Allen who was unable to attend the Rape Discussion). This year for the first time the U n i o n w i l l be p r o d u c i n g an A l t e r n a t i v e P r o s p e c t u s w i t h the a i m of g i v i n g a s t u d e n t ' s e y e v i e w of l i f e at Imperial College. ICWA has been g i v e n s p a c e in t h i s p u b l i c a t i o n

to d e s c r i b e j u s t what it is l i k e to be a woman at I C . If y o u are an I C W A member, h a v e an o p i n i o n on l i f e at IC and w o u l d l i k e to contribute to our submission please contact me via the Union letter r a c k . (A number of p o i n t s of v i e w are require d to g i v e a true i m p r e s s i o n ) . On the s o c i a l front, ICWA will be s t a g i n g its biggest and most e n j o y a b l e event on F r i d a y , M a r c h 5th; the ICWA E a s t e r B a l l . T h e c o s t of the e v e n i n g ' s entertainments will be £11.50 (£6 single) and will include a five course meal with s h e r r y , w i n e and port p l u s the s e r v i c e s of a steel band, cabaret and d i s c o . If you f e e l l i k e d i n i n g light to music by candle book your p l a c e at t h e B a l l •with y ou r ICWA dep-rep, or d i r e c t l y at rooms 121, 124 or 14 B e i t H a l l . S t e l l a Godfrey HARDSHIP

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T h e amounts c l a i m from t h i s fund, which is there to provide assistance to continuing fee paying s t u d e n t s , h a s so far been very minimal. All those who wish to c l a i m must do so by F r i d a y 20 F e b r u a r y . OVERSEAS STUDENTS: THIS WILL NOT A F F E C T Y O U R V I S A S IN A N Y W A Y . COPY DATE Monday 9 F e b r u a r y 2.00pm.

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Gear Trading Co. 85King's Rd Chelsea

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http://felixonline.co.uk/archive/IC_1976/1976_0410_A.pdf

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