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The Union refectory w i l l be open throughout the Easter Vacation except for one week, when the whole of College will be c l o s e d . The report in T O P I C which states the contrary is incorrect.

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Dracula and Casanova on STOIC

N E X T T U E S D A Y , STOIC are to screen the latest in the with "Film Talk" series Christopher Lee as their guest. Mr L e e was interviewed last year at Hammer House while he was making his latest film "To the Devil . . . A Daughter". (For a review of this film which is currently on release, see page six.) C l i p s from this film are included in the programme together with excerpts from " T h e Man with the Golden . G u n " , "The Three Musketeers" and "Scars of D r a c u l a " . Star of Casanova '73, L e s l i e P h i l i p s , is also to appear on STOIC after being found acting outside the Albert Hall last Monday. Mr P h i l i p s was working on his latest film, "Not Now Comrade". ST O IC hounds are quickly on the scene to nab him for a short impromptu interview. The interview will be shown during the last "lunchbreak" of tenn on 18th March.

IC Radio gets licence A F T E R WAITING for nearly two years, Imperial College Radio has finally been granted a test licence to begin operating. The licence will cost £300 and will be thereafter on a renewable yearly basis at the cost of £150 a year. The licience allows IC Radio to make single tone transmissions only. A spokesman for IC Radio said that they hoped to make test transmissions by June. Their first aim would be to transmit programmes to

NICK B R A Y S H A W i s the new p r e s i d e n t of I C U for the 1 9 7 6 - 7 s e s s i o n . T h e result was officially declared at the Union General Meeting held yesterday In the Great Hall. It was no walkover, however; on the first count, Mr Brayshaw had 550 first preference votes, Mr Fitzgerald 488 and Mr Miller 132. As the required quota had not been reached, Mr Miller's votes were re-allocated according to the S T V system and Nick Brayshaw narrowly scraped home by about 20 votes. T h e total number of votes cast was 1229. In the election for Editor of FELIX, Clive Dewey passed the quota on the first count by 622 votes to To 453 for Duncan Suss. complete the set, Derek Everett was elected Deputy President by 844 votes to Chris Kourouniotis' 177.

Southside and Linstead. The system IC Radio propose to use was described as "technically perfectly feasible" three weeks ago by a G P O engineer. Once the system is set up and is operational the G P O will check it to see whether it conforms to two basic requirements. These are that there is no interference with existing G P O lines on campus and that transmissions cannot be heard outside the campus.

Pete Teague, Nick Brayshaw, Tony Fitzgerald, Derek Everett and Rick Parker were elected as delegates to the NUS Easter conference, with Hugh Barrett, Adrain Sudworth and Nigel Miller elected as observers. Having dealt with the main elections, the meeting proceeded with the agenda, passing a constitutional change concerning the election of S C A B chairman. The motions to be put to NUS conference were prioritized, the first four being, in order of precedence, Welfare, N U S constitution, Education and Hall F e e s .

A motion on welfare was passed, and was followed by a motion on Hall F e e s . The meeting felt that it would be unwise to subsidise Hall rents in the long term, as this would penalise those students living outside college accommodation. Motions on direct elections, grants and education cuts were passed and the meeting closed with the election of several Union officers. Hugh Barrett was elected External Affairs Officer and a freshfaced newcomer P Ekpenyong was elected Academic Affairs Officer.

New Fellows at IC T H E G O V E R N I N G B D O Y of Imperial College of the Science and Technology has elected five new F e l l o ws of Imperial College who will receive their scrolls of Fellowship at the annual Commemoration Day ceremony in the Royal Albert Hall on Thursday 21 October 1976: DR K E N N E T H D E N B I G H , F R S Principal of Queen Elizabeth College, University of London; Courtaulds Professor of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College from 1961 to 1966. SIR K I N G S L E Y D U N H A M , FGS, F R S , Director of the Institute of Geological Sciences, London, until 1975; Foreign Secretary and Vice-President of the Royal Society; former President of the Geological Society and of the British

Association for the Advancement of Science. THE RT HON. LORD KEARTON, OBE, FRS, Chairman of the British National Oil Corporation, former Chairman of Courtaulds Limited and former President of the Society of Chemical Industry; Special Visitor at • Commemoration Day 1976. PROFESSOR HEINZ M A I E R LEIBNITZ, President der Deutschen Forschengsgemeinschaft (German Research Society), Federal Republic of Germany. MR DAVID WOODBINE P A R I S H , C B E , Chairman of the City and Guilds of London Institute; Master of the Clothworkers* Company 1974—75, Governor of Imperial College since 1971.


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Wotzon F r i d a y 5th IC F I L M SOC: " C R I E S AND W H I S P E R S " . Mech E n g 220 7.15pm. A d m by membership. E N T S 'Almost* F R E E D i s c o . Union Lower Refectory. 8.00pm. A d m lOp. Saturday 6th I C E n t s present " H A W K W I N D " i n c o n c e r t i n the G r e a t H a l l . In support " U n i c o r n " . 8.00pm. Adm I C adv £1.70, adv £1.80, door £ 2 . 0 0 . Sunday 7th Catholic Chaplaincy: Thomas A q u i n a s by Herbert M c C a b e , E d i t o r of N e w B l a c k f r i a r s . 7.30pm More H o u s e , 53 C r o m well Rd.

I C F O L K C l u b : A G M . 1.00pm i n the S C A B R o o m ( R A T T ) . Anyone interested welcome! R C S R a g F i l m s - for f u l l d e t a i l s see page 6. M A T H E M A T I C A L AND PHYSICAL SOCIETY: A lecture on the "Magnetic Plasmas" Containment of (an a l t e r n a t i v e to the u s e of l a s e r s for the p r o d u c t i o n o f controlled nuclear fussion) IC by Prof MG HAINES, P h y s i c s d e p t . 1.30pm P h y s i c s L e c t u r e T h e a t r e 3. Wednesday 10th D R A M S O C : F i r s t night of ' T H E TWO G E N T L E M E N O F V E R O N A i n the C o n c e r t H a l l . 7 . 3 0 p m . C o n t i n u e s t i l l Saturday. T i c k e t s 60p ( s t u d e n t s 4 0 p ) .

Monday 8th WELLSOC: Film: "WHEN EIGHT B E L L S T O L L " . Mech E n g 220. 7. 30pm . A d m l O p . I C Communist Party: T a l k in Social Democracy. Biology Common Room. 7.30pm. Speaker. D A V E C O O K . T u e s d a y 9 th I N D I A N S O C I E T Y : A G M and E l e c t i o n s . 1.00pm i n M e c h E n g 664. H A L L D I N N E R i n the S h e r f i e l d B u i l d i n g . 7.00 for 7 . 3 0 p m . S e c P a t i n the U n i o n o f f i c e by I ZOO noon t o d a y .

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E n t s f i l m - S L E E P E R " . 6.30pm Mech E n g 220. Adm lOp. F r i d a y 12th 1C C H O I R p r e s e n t s : V E R D I R E Q U I M . G r e a t H a l l at 8 . 0 0 p m . T i c k e t s 50p for s t u d e n t s . 7 5 p . others. Ents d i s c o . Union L o w e r R e f e c t o r y . 8 . 0 0 p m . Adm l O p . Q E C : M U S C L E S and R A N D Y R H I N O D I S C O plus Bar e x t e n s i o n . 40p a d v ; 50p d o o r . 8.00pm — 1.30am. N e w C o m m o n Room B a r .

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H O N D A 175cc double c y l i n d e r , four stroke. £120 o.n.o. i n c l u s i v e of c r a s h helmet, roll bars and " f a i r i n g " . Contact Riz Sh.akir, Beit Hall letter-rack, internal p h o n e s 3637 or 3 9 1 5 .

F l a t for four i n C a m b r i d g e G a r d e n s SW10 between N o t t i n g h i l l G a t e and Ladbrook Grove. F l a t c o n s i s t s of:2 s i n g l e rooms — £ 8 . 5 0 p e r w e e k each, 1 d o u b l e room — £7.25 p e r w e e k each.phi l o u n g e , k i t c h e n and b a t h r o o m . T h i s f l a t i s a v a i l a b l e from t h e 2 1 s t M a r c h , 1976, o r the start of next t e r m . P L E A S E A P P L Y : Residence Office, Room 161, Sherfield B u i l d i n g , o p p o s i t e e n d o f the c o r r i d o r from t h e B a n k .

Imperial College Union Diary Ents officers, committee c h a i r m a n , c l u b s e c r e t a r i e s : do y o u w i s h to p u b l i c i s e the d a t e s of important or interesting e v e n t s and the d a y / t i m e / p l a c e o f y o u r regular m e e t i n g s ? Y o u are i n v i t e d to submit s u c h information for possible inclusion in the Imperial College Union P o c k e t Diary w h i c h i s now b e i n g p r e p a r e d for the a c a d e m i c y e a r 1 9 7 6 / 7 7 . Information _ to: Duncan Turner, P u b l i c a t i o n s Board, I C U O f f i c e before 5 M a y 1976. YOUR C H A N C E TO GO UP QUEEN'S

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T u e s 9th M a r c h 12.30-2.30pm Wed 10th M a r c h 12.30-4.30pm T h u r s 11 th M a r c h 1 2 . 3 0 - 2 . 3 0 p m Wed 17th M a r c h 12.30-4.30pm C o s t : l O p p l u s l O p per C a m e r a P r o c e e d s to C h a p l a i n c y C h a r i t y — 'Jospice'

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Prints or Slides B/W or Colour Aviation Subjects Only lOp per entry

Plastic scale Models Any Standard Scale 25p For 1st Entry 20p For 2 n d Entry lap Each Thereafter.

For R u l e s and D e t a i l s Contact Nigel William^ ( A e r o 2)

Adrian Jones ( A e r o 2)

T h e draw h a s b e e n made for the f i r s t round and i s i n the U n i o n B a r . T h e c l o s i n g date for the f i r s t round i s W e d n e s d a y , 10th M a r c h and for the s e c o n d i s M o n d a y 17th M a r c h . M a t c h e s not p l a y e d by t h i s d a t e may be d e c i d e d by the d r a w i n g o f l o t s , s o m a k e sure your m a t c h i s p l a y e d in t i m e . M Gibson Darts Club President

FOR SALE AMSTRAD IC 2000 M K 2 In good c o n d i t i o n — just been s e r v i c e d . £25 o.n.o. Contact P a u l Ekpenyorig v i a F E L I X o f f i c e int 2 8 8 1 .

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T o everyone thinking of taking part i n our p h o t o g r a p h i c a n d model aircraft competitions, t h i s i s a reminder that y o u ' v e got a w e e k l e f t to h a n d i n y o u r e n t i r e s . R e m e m b e r , the competitions are open to e v e r y o n e i n I C , and we n e e d more e n t r i e s , so get i n t o u c h w i t h me or N i g e l W i l l i a m s ( v i a A e r o 252) if y o u are i n t e r e s t e d . All entries should be h a n d e d i n to u s ( a g a i n , v i a A e r o 252) b y next F r i d a y , M a r c h 12th A D R I A N J O N E S

IC B A L L O O N C L U B A Hot A i r B a l l o o n C l u b is b e i n g formed at I C . Would a n y b o d y i n t e r e s t e d in h e l p i n g i n s e t t i n g up the c l u b or t a k i n g part i n i t s a c t i v i t i e s a f t e r w a r d s , please come to the first m e e t i n g : T u e s 9th M a r c h in the common room of . the P h y s i c s dept, l e v e l 8 of the Blackett Laboratory (Old building). For additional information ring P e t e D i c k i n s o n on*int, 4445 o r e x t 2 5 0 1 .

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Imperial College Radio Station announce their forthcoming Annual General Meeting and e l e c t i o n of o f f i c e r s for the session, for which next nomination papers have been p o s t e d in the U n i o n L o w e r Lounge. The meeting will be h e l d in the U n i o n e v e n i n g room ( B o t / Z o o common room) at 5.45pm o n M o n d a y 15th March.

WANTED Actors and Actresses to take part i n D r a m s o c ' s forthtour b e t w e e n June coming 28th and J u l y I2th i n the South o f E n g l a n d . T h e p l a y i s WS G i l b e r t ' s "Engaged". If y o u are i n t e r e s t e d p l e a s e let u s k n o w today, by telephoning i n t e r n a l 2 8 5 4 , or by c o m i n g to the Storeroom on the U n i o n E a s t S t a i r c a s e , a few f l o o r s a b o v e the U n i o n O f f i c e .

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B r a n d new B - f l a t trumpet w i t h luxury case. Unused and in perfect c o n d i t i o n . Worth w e l l o v e r £ 5 0 . S e l l for £ 4 0 o.n.o. Apply Richard Folkson M e c h E n g 2. or p h o n e 0 1 - 8 8 8 1976 e v e n i n g s .

W i s h e s to announce an open m e e t i n g in the I C W A L O U N G E o n T U E S D A Y 9th M A R C H at 7.00pm in o r d e r to s e l e c t next vear*. -ninnr charity (groan, g a s p , p u k e ! ) If \ o u know any s m a l l , under-developed, unfinanced c h a r i t y (other than y o u r s e l f ) on whose behalf y o u are w i l l i n g to s p e a k for a few m i n u t e s , do c o m e a l o n g .

T h e S e c r e t a r y and C o m m i t t e e of T h e Welfare w i s h to thank I C S t u d e n t s ' U n i o n for the u s e o f the J C R on Saturday 28th F e b r u a r y . We a l s o w i s h to thank the members of staff, NUPE members and t h e i r g u e s t s for m a k i n g the " S o c i a l " a great s u c c e s s . B i l l Haynes Secretary, N U P E

WELFARE F o r info on: legal aid contraception accommodation student d i s c o u n t s N U S benefits C o m e to the Student Welfare C e n t r e , 12.30—1.30pm, M o n d a y s to F r i d a y s . Student C o u n s e l l o r in a t t e n d a n c e T u e s d a y s and Thursdays.

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WELLSOC Prof Eric Laithwaite and Annual General Meeting M a r c h 15th

581 2468 (int. 2468) or c o m e round to 8 Prince's Gardens 6.00pm to 9.00am.


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Remember, remember, the 27th February - N U S national demo IMPERIAL C O L L E G E closed down at 12.30pm l a s t F r i d a y . Ir reopened a t 1.30pm, but w i t h about 60 fewer s t u d e n t s ; f o r F r i d a y 27th F e b r u a r y w a s the d a y o f the n a t i o n a l d e m o n s t r a tion o n grants and e d u c a t i o n c u t s . A somewhat d i m i n u t i v e horde gathered o u t s i d e the U n i o n b u i l d i n g and left at 1.15, in a s p e c i a l l y h i r e d c o a c h . A l t h o u g h most o f I C i g n o r e d the o c c a s s i o n ("I c o u l d n ' t s t r i k e , I h d d to do some w o r k " ) , about 25,000 s t u d e n t s from a l l o v e r E n g l a n d g a t h e r e d nea r Waterloo S t a t i o n , w a t c h e d c l o s e l y b y t e l e v i s i o n cameras, the N a t i o n a l P r e s s and the Daily Telegraph. T h e r e were e v e n s e v e r a l t h o u s a n d m a r c h e r s from t h e M e t r o p o l i t a n P o l i c e , who i n s i s t e d on w a l k i n g o n the o u t s i d e o f the p r o c e s s i o n , p r e s u m a b l y i n order to a p p e a r on t e l e v i s i o n . The demonstration marched from Waterloo B r i d g e to H y d e Parte v i a O x f o r d Street. T h e c o l u m n , when i t f i n a l l y s e t off, s t r e t c h e d f o r m i l e s . When the l e a d e r s r e a c h e d O x f o r d C i r c u s , the t a i l - e n d w a s j u s t c r o s s i n g Waterloo B r i d g e . N o t e v e r y o n e supported u s , however: an intrepid reporter from t h e Daily Telegraph, t h e f o l l o w i n g day w r o t e , "The column of casually - dressed marchers, brandishing red banners ... infuriated passersby who souted back their own slogans to the marchers". T h e "infuriated passers-by", was a n o l d man w i t h c u r i o u s l y w a v i n g arms who d e c i d e d , a g a i n s t h i s w i f e ' s a d v i c e , to hold h i s own, individual, counter-demonstration. He s h o u t e d , a c c o r d i n g to the

Daily Telegraph, "Go back to Siberia" and "Get on with your work". What k i n d o f w o r k he d i d , that e n a b l e d him t o s t a n d o n street c o r n e r s , a t 3.00pm o n a F r i d a y a f t e r n o o n , s h o u t i n g at s t u d e n t s , gave r i s e to much s p e c u l a t i o n . It w a s rumoured that h e w a s a f r e e l a n c e for the Daily Telegraph. When the m a r c h e r s f i n a l l y r e a c h e d H y d e P a r k , most o f I C made a d r a m a t i c s w i n g t o the right and w e n t home, leaving a couple o f F E L I X staff and a bemused Hon Sec ( J o h n D o w n s ) t o absorb the speeches. Casually-dressed Charles Clarice made an i m p a s s i o n e d , i f not e n t i r e l y i n t e l l i g i b l e s p e e c h ; "This is the largest ever demonstration.,.er ... since last year". H e s a i d that Mr H e a l e y w a s u s i n g "economic steamroller to crush the life and humanity out of society" and Mr C l a r k e , n o featherweight himself, should know. Max Morris, president of the National Union of Teachers s a i d that i t w a s the f i r s t N U S d e m o n s t r a t i o n to h a v e the o f f i c i a l b a c k i n g o f the N U T . F i n a l l y , a l t h o u g h i t may c o m e a s a s h o c k to those I C s t u d e n t s who p a r t i c i p a t e d , ( s e v e r a l o f whom wore s u i t s ) , "moderate students were conspicuous by their abscenc^ and Lionel Zetter of the Sussex University Conservative Association, condemned the march as just another holiday event" — D a i l y T e l e g r a p h . Mr Z e t t e r w i l l s ur el y d o n a t e any i n c r e a s e i n h i s grant equally between Conservative C e n t r a l O f f i c e and the D a i l y Telegraph fighting fund.

John Downs being dowsed during the ICWA v. ICU Exec pancake race last Tuesday.

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'ello 'ello 'ello POLICEMAN stops IF A y o u in the s t r e e t , what r i g h t s have you got? If he s t o p s y o u and (i) a s k s ' o r your name and a d d r e s s — g i v e it; (ii) w a n t s to s e a r c h you he c a n if he h a s good reason to b e l i e v e y o u are c a r r y i n g d r u g s , f i r e a r m s or s t o l e n g o o d s . If he d o e s (or w i l l ) not g i v e a r e a s o h , he h a s no right to s e a r c h y o u . A p p e a l to a n y o n e around on the s t r e e t , but if h e i n s i s t s , do not r e s i s t and c o m p l a i n later at the local police station If a p o l i c e m a n a r r e s t s you (i) and g i v e s y o u a r e a s o n , you must go w i t h him to the station. (ii) and w i l l not e x p l a i n why (and y o u were not "caught in the a c t " ) a p p e a l to a p a s s e r - b y . H o w e v e r , do not r e s i s t and lodge a c o m p l a i n t at the s t a t i o n . cases remember In atl h i s name or number and look around for w i t n e s s e s . Y o u do not h a v e to s a y a n y t h i n g . At the station ( i ; Y o u must be t o l d what you are b e i n g c h a r g e d w i t h . (ii) A s k to phone a s o l i c i t o r or the nearest law centre A l s o phone f r i e n d s or f a m i l y about b a i l . (iii) Do not s i g n anything

without lega l advice. You do not h a v e to a n s w e r any questions. (iv) Y o u c a n o n l y be made to give finger-prints if the p o l i c e o b t a i n a court order. They may keep you in c u s t o d y u n t i l they get it. (v) Y o u c a n a l s o a s k to s e e a probation o f f i c e r . H e / s h e w i l l be h e l p f u l if then on any " s p e c i a l c i r c u m s t a n c e s " s u r r o u n d i n g your c a s e . In court Y o u must appear in court w i t h i n 24 hours in the w e e k or 48 h o u r s at the w e e k e n d . If you h a v e not obtained l e g a l a d v i c e by then it i s b e s t to p l e a d " n o t gu'lty". You can always change your p l e a later. Get f r i e n d s or f a m i l y to come and a c t as s e c u r i t i e s . Choose someone who i s " r e s p e c t a b l e " in the e y e s of the c o m m u n i t y , that i s , a rate payer (preferably a house owner) with no previous convictions. They do not h a v e to pay a n y t h i n g unless you moonlight. F i n a l l y , a p p l y for lega l a i d . A n y q u e r i e s or p r o b l e m s ? C o m e and s e e me at the Student W elf ar e C e n t r e , open Monday to Friday, 12.301.30pm. Sue K a l i c i n s k i Welfare O f f i c e r

Social security: the latest T h e future Last week the long awaited new arrangements for s t u d e n t s c l a i m i n g s o c i a l s e c u r i t y were a n n o u n c e d . F o r the a c a d e m i c y e a r 1976—7, the "vacation element" of the undergraduate grant w i l l be taken to c o v e r the X m a s and Easter vacations, but not the summer. H e n c e in the summer you w i l l be a b l e to claim full benefit without any d e d u c t i o n . In the shorter vacations you will be receiving, as grant, the equivalent of the social benefit for a single nonh o u s e h o l d e r (£8.70 at p r e s e n t ) . T h i s i m p l i e s a student l i v i n g at home for the v a c a t i o n s w i I I , not be entitled to b e n e f i t . H o w e v e r , the ' n e w ' vacation element does not include provision for rent. This

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reviewed again for the a c a d e m i c v e a r (1977—8) T h e present T h e a b o v e d o e s not come into e f f e c t u n t i l O c t o b e r 1976 and the same system as before a p p l i e s for t h i s E a s t e r and summer (that i s , if you go home for the vacation y o u r e c e i v e b e n e f i t l e s s the .vacation grant of £3.18). A l t e r n a t i v e l y , if y o u stay up and pay rent you r e c e i v e benefit p l u s your rent l e s s £ 3 . 1 8 . Y o u r rent may not be paid in f u l l if it i s c o n s i d e r e d to be too h i g h . The benefit Married Single payer Person lodging Anyone student

currant rates of are: c o u p l e - £17.75 h o u s e h o l d e r (ie rent £10.90 in d i g s ' - B o a r d a n d . fee p l u s £3.50 e l s e over 18 (eg l i v i n g at home) - £8.70

Y e s , election fever is h i t t i n g a l l of u s . N e x t Wedn e s d a y we s h a l l be e l e c t i n g officers for next year's committee. All candidates, who s h o u l d s i g n up on the Southside Basement noticeb o a r d , n e e d one p r o p o s e r and two s e c o n d e r s . It must be s t r e s s e d that a l l members of the C o l l e g e c a n stand for any post, including non-members of the society and nonC h i n e s e . F o r those of you not f a m i l i a r w i t h the s o c i e t y , our c h i e f a i m s are the promotion of C h i n e s e c u l t u r e and s o c i a l i s a t i o n amongst our m e m b e r s . Itn order to a c h i e v e t h e s e a i m s we need a committee who c a n collectively organise functions and i n d i v i d u a l l y s h o u l d e r the responsibilities of their p o s t s . It is not n e c e s s a r y to know about C h i n e s e c u l t u r e (although it i s u s e f u l ) or to

be a b l e to s p e a k one of the many dialects — in fact being of a non-Chinese c u l t u r e c o u l d e n r i c h both the s o c i a l and c u l t u r a l aspects of the s o c i e t y and present a less formidable front to n o n - C h i n e s e p e o p l e . If y o u are i n t e r e s t e d in s t a n d i n g for a post, the present c o m m i t t e e are a v a i l a b l e for c o n s u l t a t i o n in the J C R at l u n c h t i m e s . T h e r e m a i n i n g e v e n t s of the term are a f i l m s h o w , w h i c h f o l l o w s the e l c t i o n s , and a sherry party to be h e l d on T h u r s d a y 18th M a r c h . T h i s latter event is for the introduction of the newly elected committee to the s o c i e t y and w i l l be f o l l o w e d by a d i s c o at w h i c h p r e s e n t a t i o n of the t r o p h i e s to the w i n n e r s of the v a r i o u s L U C S C S games w i l l t a k e p l a c e .

Touchstone THE LAST Touchstone w e e k e n d of t h i s s e s s i o n h a s a l s o ' proved to be the l a s t under the chairmanship of Mr Kenneth M c D o w a l l . Mr McDowall who h a s c h a i r e d the d i s c u s s i o n w e e k e n d s at S i l w o o d P a r k s i n c e it w a s f i r s t s t a r t e d 26 y e a r s ago thought it was time he stepped off and allowed someone e l s e to take o v e r . H i s r e p l a c e m e n t w i l l be Mr Eric Stables. Mr M c D o w a l l w a s p r e s e n t e d with a book on Durer by the Touchstone regulars and with a bottle of w h i s k y by alI t h o s e p r e s e n t l a s t w e e k e n d . H e w i l l be c o n t i n u i n g his E n g l i s h c l a s s e s with overseas students at L S E and h a s been a s k e d to h e l p out in Westminster Abbey. However. i plus £1 towards parents rent e t c ) . Thanks to those who filled in the questionaire. I h a v e p a s s e d on the v a r i o u s comments to the NUS. N e g o t i a t i o n s for s e t t i n g u p a c l a i m i n g c e n t r e , or at l e a s t get t in g h o l d of some preregistration forms are in will let progress and we you know a s s o o n a s p o s s i b l e . Any Queries - please contact the Welfare C e n t r e at the top of the U n i o n , open 12.30 - 1.30pm.

h i s main p r e o c c u p a t i o n w i l l be with the "Illiteracy C a m p a i g n " , a t o p i c of very, great interest to h i m . Many T o u c h s t o n e w i l l be sad to see him . g o . He brought to Touchstone the n e c e s s a r y e l e m e n t of "stir" and w i t t o s t i m u l a t e d i s c u s s i o n on e v e n after the most b o r i n g of s p e a k e r s . L a s t y e a r he was made an Honorary A s s o c i a t e of the C o l l e g e in r e c o g n i t i o n of h i s s e r v i c e s to the C o l l e g e in the f i e l d of A s s o c i a t e d S t u d i e s . T h e t o p i c for d i s c u s s s i o n on t h i s o c c a s i o n w a s " I m p e r i a l C o l l e g e - A i r p o r t C u l t u r e or Community?" Dr Sinclair Goodlad, of STOIC fame, gave a very interesting discourse on the subject. H i s main c o n c e r n w a s to try and d i s c o v e r what type of social institution Imperial C o l l e g e r e a l l y w a s and what it ought to b e . T o do t h i s , he c h o s e two widely disimilar "cultures" as guides; namely, "Airport Culture" and "Monastic C u l t u r e " . F rom t h e s e b a s i c i d e a s , he went on to t a l k about the social foci of t h e s e - c u l t u r e s , their e f f e c t s on the p e o p l e w i t h i n t h e s e cultures, and to ask the q u e s t i o n : " W h a t is the r o l e of u n i v e r s i t y w i t h i n s o c i e t y " . continued

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Elections S i r , — We w o u l d l i k e to e x p r e s s our extreme disgust and contempt for the immature e l e c t i o n s t y l e of Mr E v e r e t t ' s campaign. Surely a candidate should on his own concentrate proposed policies and the reasons w h y he c o n s i d e r s himself suitable for the relevant post, instead of i n d u l g i n g , what amounts to, " m u d sI i n g i n g ' ' . Rather than furthering his cause through his campaign, he has merely r a i s e d d o u b t s , in our m i n d s , as to h i s s u i t a b i l i t y for the demanding post of Deputy President. Yours faithfully, CM KLER ST K I M M I N S MP PITCHERS A CHILDS S F P DAVIS S MOHINDRA GK NIEUWENMUIJS A KARUNARATNE S PUREWAL E THEOCHAROUS Jl KAHN

ment will attend, that i s , p e o p l e who l i k e the p a r t i c u l a r type of m u s i c p l a y e d or w h o like drinking a lot. T h i s c a u s e s the u n i o n s to be d o m i n a t e d by a c e r t a i n type of p e r s o n and l e a d s to the formation of cliques. T h u s , through i n v o l v e m e n t in other c l u b s r e s u l t i n g in a l a c k of time, the l a c k in a p p e a l of much of what the U n i o n d o e s and the formation of union c l i q u e s , it i s not s u r p r i s i n g that the " a v e r a g e " IC student b e c o m e s a p a t h e t i c towards h i s union. T h e s i t u a t i o n i s w o r s e at IC than at other u n i v e r s i t i e s due to the large proportion of p o s t g r a d u a t e s , and o v e r s e a s students whose presence c r e a t e s a larger s p e c t r u m of n e e d s to be c o v e r e d — thus s t u d e n t s form c l i q u e s in their departments and amongst their own c o u n t r y m e n . H o w e v e r , t h i s s t a t e of a f f a i r s cannot be blamed on the u n i o n s — it w o u l d be i m p o s s i b l e for them to arrange e v e n t s which would appeal to everyone. I w o u l d l i k e to f i n i s h on a note aimed at t h o s e a c t i v i s t s w h o often point an a c c u s i n g finger at the n o n - p a r t i c i p a t i n g m a j o r i t y . H o w many of them p a r t i c i p a t e in other s o c i e t i e s to the degree of attempting to reduce the s t r a n g l e h o l d of cliquesandproviding incentives for them to get i n v o l v e d * in union a c t i v i t i e s ?

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historical conditions and w h i c h , s i n c e it w a s the f i r s t , and in that s e n s e an e x p e r i m e n t , made many m i s t a k e s . T h i s in no w a y e x c l u d e s the p o s s i b i l i t y of a p e a c e f u l democratic transition to S o c i a l i s m in B r i t a i n — the only lasting democracy.

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It i s no a c c i d e n t that in c o u n t r i e s where there i s a minimum of d e m o c r a c y , s u c h a s S p a i n , or P o r t u g a l before A p r i l 1974, Communists are in the fore front to e n d t h e s e r e g i m e s , for free trade u n i o n o r g a n i s a t i o n and d e m o c r a t i c elections. A h , y o u s a y , what about the S o v i e t U n i o n , what d o e s d e m o c r a c y h a v e to do w i t h the b u r e a u c r a t i c and a d m i n i s t r a t i v e s u p p r e s s i o n of d i s s e n t i n g views? It i s e s s e n t i a l to point out that t h e s e antis o c i a l i s t a c t s a r e in no w a y intrinsic to the i d e a l s of S o c i a l i s m . S t a l i n i s m i s not historically inevitable, especially in B r i t a i n where we h a v e s u c h s t r o n g democratic traditions. It • i s , rather, s p e c i f i c to a country w h i c h attempted to b u i l d a new s o c i e t y in very d i f f i c u l t

COMMUNISTS are often accused of b e i n g undemoc r a t i c , of t r y i n g to o v e r t h r o w g o v e r n m e n t s e l e c t e d by the people {perhaps violently) — but, i s this true? In Western European countries Communist parties take part in P a r l i a m e n t a r y elections and c o n s i d e r a b l e p o p u l a r support i s e x p r e s s e d in some c o u n t r i e s ( F r a n c e and H a l y a r e e x a m p l e s ) . In none of these countries do the Communist parties advocate the s e i z u r e of power (by armed m e a n s or o t h e r w i s e ) by s m a l l " s u b v e r s i v e " groups op people. However, they a l s o b e l i e v e that the pr es en t system of Parliamentary d e m o c r a c y i s not the u l t i m a t e expression of people's interests. We enjoy democratic right s for the m a s s of p e o p l e at pr es en t — but o n l y b e c a u s e of continued struggle — rights such as housing, edgcation, health, picketing, r a c i a l and s e x u a l equality, the right to work e t c . T h e s e are by no m e a n s a s s u r e d a n d God g i v e n — look at the current c u t s by Mr H e a l e y . T h e s e r i g h t s must be d e f e n d e d and e x t e n d e d , u l t i m a t e l y into areas where they do not e x i s t at p r e s e n t , for e x a m p l e , at the p l a c e of work where w o r k e r s a r e at the mercy of non-elected factory owners, and t h u s , f i n a l l y to S o c i a l i s m .

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TOUCHSTONE This role w a s h e l d to that of p r o v i d i n g a c f i t i c a T . e l i t e w h o s e c r i t i c i s m s , of the system and s o c i e t y as a w h o l e w o u l d be c o n s t r u c t i v e rather than d e s t r u c t i v e . In a free ranging d e b a t e , the e v e n i n g within during sub-groups and during the following afternoon as a w h o l e group, the c o n c l u s i o n was r e a c h e d that IC w a s n e i t h e r of the two c u l t u r e s mentioned. The type of c u l t u r e it s h o u l d h a v e w a s e v e n t u a l l y not d e c i d e d u p o n , and but various rituals such like were proposed. T h e main i d e a here b e i n g to e v o l v e a t o t a l l y new c u l t u r e for the C o l l e g e .

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Cinema T O T H E D E V I L . . . A D A U G H T E R (X, EMI). D i r e c t e d by P e t e r S y k e s ; starring R i c h a r d Widmark, C h r i s t o p h e r L e e , Honor B l a c k m a n a n d Anthony Valentine'. B L A C K M A G I C R I T U A L S , murder and suspense. Rest assured however, this r e f r a i n s from i n d u l g i n g in the e x c e s s e s common to many Hammer f i l m s . B l o o d i s let s p a r i n g l y . A s o c c u l t phenomena are not n o r m a l l y e n c o u n t e r e d by most p e o p l e , the burden of m a k i n g a S a t a n i c theme b e l i e v e a b l e i s c o n s i d e r a b l e ; the onus r e s t s c h i e f l y w i t h the a c t o r s . C h r i s t o p h e r L e e , h a v i n g p l a y e d many b i z z a r e and m a c a b r e c h a r a c t e r s p r e v i o u s l y , i s w e l l s u i t e d to the part of F a t h e r M i c h a e l , an e x c o m m u n i c a t e d p r i e s t who forms a c o n v e n t d e v o t e d to the w o r s h i p of the d e v i l figure of L o r d A s t o r a t h . H e p l a y s the part c o n v i n c i n g l y but w i t h a d i g n i t y w h i c h w o u l d not, one i m a g i n e s , be found in an u n f r o c k e d p r i e s t . A s h i s a d v e r s a r y , c o m b a t i n g the f o r c e s of E v i l , R i c h a r d Widmark h a s the harder r o l e . It i s d i f f i c u l t to m a k e a c h a r a c t e r good w i t h o u t b e i n g n a u s e a t i n g l y v i r t u o u s , he o v e r c o m e s t h i s prgblem by i n s t i l l i n g in the c h a r a c t e r a r u t h l e s s practicality. A i d e d by b r i s k d i r e c t i o n , the f i l m maintains a d e s i r a b l e tempo. The plot, owever, d o e s tend to be s l i g h t l y c o n f u s i n g as the e v e n t s of the story* d o

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COPY DATE not conform to patterns n o r m a l l y e x p e c t e d in nature. T h e story i s s e t in the present w h i c h a d d s to the p l o t s c r e d i b i l i t y and it i s i n t e r e s t i n g that the a g e n t s of the D e v i l do not s c o r n modern m e d i c a l technology. T h e s u p p o r t i n g c a s t fare very w e l l : A n t h o n y V a l e n t i n e d e m o n s t r a t e s that he i s a c a p a b l e a c t o r and worthy of better r o l e s than the s u p e r c i l i o u s b a r r i s t e r w e u s e d to s e e o p p o s t e Margret L o c k w o o d ' i n the T V s e r i e s " J u s t i c e " . Together with Honor B l a c k m a n , who p l a y s h i s l o v e r , they add a n e l e m e n t n o r m a l i t y to the f i l m . U n d o u b t e d l y , t h i s a i d e d by H o n o r B l a c k m a n ' s B o n d background.

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IC shine in Midlands Championships T H E C L U B H E L D a very e n c o u r a g i n g e v e n t on R i c h m o n d P a r k ten d a y s a g o . T h e c o m b i n a t i o n of good w e a t h e r and e a s y terrain e n a b l e d e v e r y o n e to run f a s t e r than u s u a l and record good t i m e s . S t e v e Webb s t a r t e d f i r s t on the l o n g c o u r s e and a l s o finished first. H e recorded a t i m e of 46 m i n u t e s , two m i n u t e s c l e a r of D a v i d R o s e n . Michael Bloom showed a s u r p r i s i n g turn of s p e e d , c o m i n g in t hr id a h e a d of M i r i a m B e s i o b y and Ian I s h e r w o o d . K e i t h Sugden w a s t r o u b l e d by c o n t r o l 8 w h i c h some k i d s had ' k i n d l y ' p l a c e d up a tree, but he had a good run up to that p o i n t . niOn the short c o u r s e , H e n r y A d a m s w a s the c l e a r w i n n e r — he w a s t r y i n g the sport for the f i r s t t i m e . D i a n e B e n g e w a s next w i t h M a t t h e w C 4 e m e n t s o n l y three m i n u t e s b e h i n d . L u c k i l y , neither of t h e s e two were d i s t u r b e d by another v a n d a l i s e d c o n t r o l point. At the w e e k e n d A l a n L e a k e y and D a v i d R o s e n c o m p e t e d in the M i d l a n d s c h a m p i o n s h i p s h e l d in C h e s h i r e . Out of a large f i e l d of 150, D a v i d came 3rd, p u t t i n g him in l i n e for the B r i t i s h T e a m , w h i l s t A l a n d i d w e l l to achieve a silver standard. T h e next c l u b f i x t u r e w i l l be the H A V O C B a d g e E v e n t in E s s e x on March 14th. C o m e to the c l u b m e e t i n g s on F r i d a y s at 12.30pm in B e i t 57 to find out more d e t a i l s . David Rosen C o m e and J o i n IC Underwater C l u b D o y o u e v e r dream of f l o a t i n g i n c l e a r blue s e a s ? C h a t t i n g up a d o l p h i n ? Or r e l a x i n g in the sun and s u r v e y i n g y o u r booty of c a n n o n s and o l d c o i n s ? A l l this i s p o s s i b l e . D o n ' t t h i n k that b e c a u s e y o u d i d n ' t j o i n at the b e g i n n i n g of the y e a r that i t ' s too l a t e n o w , i t ' s n e v e r too l a t e — we h a v e training sessions e v e r y T u e s d a y (8.00pm) a n d Thursday (7.00pm) in the pool. I T h e r e are no e n t r a n c e r e q u i r e m e n t s , e x c e p t that y o u c a n , s w i m : we do the r e s t , i n c l u d i n g p r o v i d i n g all the equipment! J o i n now in time for the summer d i v e s a l l o v e r the country, and e v e n a b r o a d . Don't imagine astronomical c o s t s e i t h e r , we are an R C C c l u b and as s u c h k e e p our c o s t s , and yours to a min-inium.

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F O R T H E s e c o n d week running there w a s a f u l l team of l a d i e s — t h i s time f i r m l y under the c o n t r o l ? ) of umpire B a l d e r s o n . T h e late a r r i v a l of the o p p o s i t i o n e n a b l e d s o m e pre-match t a c t i c a l d i s c u s s i o n s to t ake p l a c e . ' B e a v e r w o o d ' and ' R o l l e r b a l l ' were but two of the d e v i o u s p a s s w o r d s thought up to b a f f l e the opposition. When p l a y s t a r t e d IC immediately began'to p r e s s u r i z e the B a r t ' s goal and it w a s n ' t long before they were 1—0 up, t h a n k s to s u p e r - s t a r - S a r a h t r y i n g hard for a jug in her last league appearance ( A a a h l ) . B u t B a r t s were not s o e a s i l y ' c o n n e d ' and d e s p i t e the v a l i a n t efforts of ' s o c k it to 'em s p r o a t e s y ' in the g o a l , they soon e q u a l i s e d . H o w e v e r they w e r e somewhat unprepared for our next move ( w h i c h , surprisingly enough, hadn't been d i s c u s s e d before the game). M s Horn s u d d e n l y f e l t the need to get u n d r e s s e d on the p i t c h , and amid s t a r t l e d c r i e s of "I d n ' t want it, my ruddy s k i r t ' s c o m i n g o f f " , the opposition could only stand and s t a r e w h i l e Sarah ran r e g a r d l e s s up the f i e l d and s l a m m e d the b a l l into the b a c k of the net. IC w e r e now b e g i n n i n g to t a k e command and J a n e t took a d v a n t a g e of t h i s to put u s 3—1 up at h a l f time. B e i n g o v e r c o m e by a c t u a l l y b e i n g in the lea d c o u l d p e r h a p s e x p l a i n why IC began to ' f a d e ' in the s e c o n d h a l f . B a r t ' s s c o r e d a s e c o n d g o a l from a corner and e q u a l i s e d s h o r t l y a f t e r w a r d s . We fought on — Sarah tried a l l w a y s (not that she c o u l d think of many more!) for her j u g , but it w a s not to be and we had to be s a t i s f i e d w i t h a d r a w . B u t t h i s must be p r o g r e s s ; from l o o s i n g 9—0 in our f i r s t two m a t c h e s we h a v e d e f i n i t e l y improved throughout the s e a s o n . T e a m : - E Sproates, L McLardie, J Orchard, R White, 'W, C Forsyth, J Coxage, E Hammersley, T Pearson, D Mounsey and ... Sarah Horn.

T H E S P O R T I N G Motorcycle C l u b held its first ever treasure h u n t / r a l l y on S u n d a y , 22nd F e b r u a r y . It met in the country l a n e s of S u s s e x bounded by the A 2 4 and A 2 3 . A f t e r a s k i r m i s h at the J o l l y F a r m e r , the e n t r a n t s a s s e m b l e d for a p i n f and some lunch at the B a r l e y Mow on the A 2 5 near B u c k l a n d . Competitors were s e n t off at 5 minute i n t e r v a l s into unknown territory w i t h a l i s t of c l u e s and treasure to f i n d . T h e f i n i s h w a s at the R i s i n g Sun near H o r s h a m . O n the b a s i s of some h e a t e d d i s c u s s i o n at the end of the r a l l y , it s e e m e d that at l e a s t two of the c l u e s were i n a c c u r a t e . D e s p i t e that, a l l but N i c k J a m e s managed to f i n d their way to the f i n i s h w i t h o u t o p e n i n g the s e a l e d e n v e l o p e c o n t a i n i n g a rough map of the c o u r s e . Winners w e r e R o b B r a c k e n and J o h n R e d f e r n on a 7 5 0 c c Norton who r e c e i v e d two t h i r d s of the e n t r a n c e money k i t t y . Second were Bob Longman and N i g e l B a m b e r on a 6 5 0 c c T r i u m p h who r e c e i v e d o n e t hir d o f . t h e k i t t y . H o w B o b d i d 8 4 m i l e s w h e n the c o u r s e w a s o n l y 20 m i l e s l o n g , h e a v e n knows!

T h e w e a t h e r w a s m i l d and o c c a s i o n a l l y sunny although we had about 5 m i n u t e s d r i z z l e . T h e treasure c o n s i s t e d of greenery c u l l e d from the h e d g e r o w s , some of w h i c h proved to be u n c o m f o r t a b l e to c e r t a i n p a r t s of the body w h e n p l a c e d in the front t r o u s e r p o c k e t . T h e r e w a s no t i m e l i m i t to the event. E v e r y o n e thoroughly e n j o y e d it, and the e v e n t ' s huge s u c c e s s means there s h a l l be more t r e a s u r e h u n t / r a l l i e s in the future. S t e v e Wilks

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W E H A D a r o u s i n g send-off on S a t u r d a y , c r o w d s w a v i n g and c h e e r i n g , led by IC President Pete Teague. U n f o r t u n a t e l y , our t r a v e l l i n g supporters ( a l l 5 0 , 0 0 0 of them), adorned in blue and w h i t e were d i v e r t e d somewher e in North L o n d o n and d i d n ' t make the match. When we a r r i v e d , a grubby g r e e n - f i n g e r point e d s o m e w h a t v a g u e l y to the m i d d l e of a s e r i e s of h i l l s i d e ploughed fields. A s i s the c u s t o m in t h e s e rural m a t c h e s , the a g r i c u l t u r a l c r o w d a l w a y s manage to p l a y d o w n h i l l in the f i r s t h a l f . A s s o o n a s the w h i s t l e went they a l l c h a r g e d d o w n the h i l l and the l o c a l manure merchant

p l a y f u l l y t o s s e d the b a l l to R o g e r in g o a l . N o t w i s h i n g to d i r t y h i s p a d s , h e moved out the w a y and w e were 1—0 down. A f t e r t h i s temporary s e t b a c k there w a s no h o l d i n g u s and g o a l s from C h a s H a r d y , D a v e H a r r i s o n and A l i s t a i r R o s s c l i n c h e d the game. The score would have been a lot h i g h e r had it not been for the b a r b a r i c t a c t i c s of our farming f r i e n d s w h o s e motto appeared to be " P l o u g h the f i e l d s and s c a t t e r " . T a r i q Sethi o c c a s i o n a l l y had a drag on the w h i s t l e but a s he had h i s f i n g e r on the h o l e the o n l y n o i s e he made were o b s c e n e .

The Cross Country Club wishes to thank

THE NATIONAL WESTMINSTER BANK and

F U L L E R , SMITH & TURNER LTD. F o r their valuable support for the HYDE PARK ROAD

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Victory for Hospital Imperial College 7 London Hospital 15 F O R T H E F I R S T time In i t s long history the Gutteridge C u p h a s two h o l d e r s in one s e a s o n ; or more or l e s s h a d ! A few d a y s after r e a c h i n g the f i n a l P a u l R o b i n s (the IC c a p tain) w a s informed by U L U that London H o s p i t a l felt t h e m s e l v e s to be u n a b l e to p l a y on the d a y d e s i g n a t e d b e c a u s e a long—standing f i x t u r e c o n fl i c t e d . T h a t , by d e f a u l t , g a v e IC the c u p . B u t , in the c i r c u m s t a n c e s there was no p l e a s u r e in o b t a i n i n g it. T h i s u n s a t i s f a c t o r y s i t u a t i o n r e m a i n e d for a few d a y s u n t i l t h e r e w a s a phone c a l l from L o n d o n H o s p i t a l to s a y t h a t , a f t e r a l l , they c o u l d p l a y on that d a t e if IC w o u l d a g r e e . I C , s t i 11 k e y e d up e m o t i o n a l l y for t h e f i n a l , found no d i f f i c u l t y in a g r e e i n g . IC made the journey to M o t s p u r P a r k a c c o m p a n i e d by about 50 s o p p o r t e r s intent upon w i n n i n g the c u p for the 12th time s i n c e 1 9 5 1 . S h o r t l y before the kick—off a touch of c o l o u r w a s added to the s c e n e by the a r r i v a l of further support c o m plete withJez. A q u i c k ' A V i v o ' led by P e t e T e a g u e c o n f i r m e d the s u p e r i o r i t y o f the I C s u p p o r t . T h e game o p e n e d w i t h I C p l a y i n g into the w i n d . T h e y s t a r t e d w e l l by w i n n i n g the f i r s t s c r u m a g a i n s t the head . I C ' s dominance in the pack c o n t i n u e d throughout. In the opening minutes • London H o s p i t a l p r e s s e d IC back and got t h e i r reward w h e n , after nine minutes, their full-back k i c k e d the f i r s t of h i s four penalties. Twenty-five minutes i n t o the f i r s t half s a w L o n d o n H o s p i t a l 9:0 in front, h a v i n g added a p e n a l t y and a drop g o a l to t h e i r p r e v i o u s s c o r e J C c a m e back into the game and d o m i n a t e d the r em ainde r of the h a l f . D u r i n g t h i s p e r i o d IC missed three crucial penalties and halt time a r r i v e d w i t h IC 9 : 0 d o w n , a l l of their a t t a c k s h a v i n g been f o i l e d by the a c c u r a t e Kicking of the London Hospital scrum half and full back. IC put the p r e s s u r e on from the s t a r i of the s e c o n d half and w i t h i n three m i n u t e s were awarde d a p e n a l t y w h i c h Andy Devaney converted. The pressure on London H o s p i t a l c o n t i n u e d . IC wer e now p l a y i n g the b e s t rugby of the game. T h e p a c k c o n s i s t e n t l y won the b a l i in the l o o s e and Terry F e a r n p a s s e d the b a l l freely to the b a c k s . A t t i m e s IC were c l o s e to s c o r i n g : no-one c a m e c l o s e r than P h i l T u r l e y . H o w e v e r , no move was carried to fruition. After twenty-two minutes London Hospital broke out. IC's covering b a c k w a s good but a c r o o k e d feed into the resulting scrum conceded a penalty. That gave London H o s p i t a l a lead of 12:3. That lead w a s i n c r e a s e d to 15:3 f i v e m i n u t e s later. IC came b a c k w i t h a v e n g e n c e and in the

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following five minutes both Steve Booth and Keith L i p s c o m b e were u n l u c k y not to s c o r e . T h e p r e s s u r e d i d r e s u l t in a try and that w a s s c o r e d by Adrain Williams f o l l o w i n g a p e n a l t y on the right w i n g . It w a s a j u s t reward a s A d r a i n had c a u s e d all sorts of problems for L o n d o n H o s p i t a l d u r i n g thegame. A n e x c i t i n g ten m i n u t e s followed but t h e r e w a s no further s c o r i n g d e s p i t e the v a l i a n t e f f o r t s of J o h n Smith and P a u l R o b i n s . It w a s a l l to l a t e . It c o u l d be^ argued that it w a s r e a l l y a moral v i c t o r y for IC a s they s c o r e d the o n l y fry of the game, but the c u p went to London Hospital b e c a u s e of their consistent

k i c k i n g . IC took too long to settle into a confident rhythm. If they had p l a y e d during the second half victory could have been t h e i r s . H o w e v e r , it w a s an entertaining and exciting game b e t w e e n two very good f i f t e e n s . B o t h s i d e s emerged with credit. H e a r t y t h a n k s are d u e to the IC Supporters c o n t i n g e n t whose vociferous support w a s a p p r e c i a t e d by the t e a m . T e a m : - B Finney, A Williams, M Cotter, N Gibbs, M West, A Devaney, T Fearn, I Maclain, Ft Austin, R Doyle, K Lipscombe, S Booth, J Smith, P Robins (Capt), P Turley. R e f e r e e : D Head (London Soc.)

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IC'B' Wins title IN A THRILLING final against Hackney Bus Garage, IC clinched the London Business Houses League after finishing runners-up the p r e v i o u s y e a r . T h e match a g a i n s t H a c k n e y w a s a double" banker from which iC needed to take f i v e out of the p o s s i b l e s i x p o i n t s to be a s s u r e d of the championship, (each team consists of three players and e a c h match c o n s i s t s of three frames e a c h , a point b e i n g awarde d to the w i n n e r of e a c h game.) Phil C h e s t e r and S t e v e Well both won their m a t c h e s , but J o h n H e a l y p l a y i n g w i t h a borrowed cue (his cue having been stolen the night before) lost h i s f i r s t m a t c h . H o w e v e r , he w o n h i s

s e c o n d match after a tremendous s t r u g g l e . This championship was made p o s s i b l e by some f ine p e r f o r m a n c e s e a r l i e r in the season: notably the two v i c t o r i e s over J D Burns who were the other main c h a l l e n g e r s for the l e a g u e . C h a r l i e Y a t e s , tne t e a m ' s regular N o . 3, w a s u n a b l e to play in the l a s t four m a t c h e s . o f the s e a s o n , but h i s two v i c t o r i e s o v e r the C i t y of L o n d o n P o l i c e h e l p e d k e e p IC in c o n t e n t i o n . Phil C h e s t e r s who has p l a y e d at N o . 1 for the ' B ' team for the l a s t two y e a r s , h a s in that time o n l y lost one match and he i s probably the main reason for the C o l l e g e team •being s u c h a s t r o n g f o r c e in the L o n d o n Business Houses League.

RESULTS:P P C h e s t e r s (No.1) 12 J H e a l y (No.2) 12 C Yates 7 4 SWeli (No.3; J Lane . 1 12 Cvera' i

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ON SATURDAY 21st of February Imperial College Lacrosse C l u b s e t off to E p p i n g F o r e s t . B e i n g a b l e to u s e the A C C v a n , (thanks to M i k e B u r k e for d r i v i n g ! it made t h i s e p i c journey much e a s i e r than in p r e v i o u s y e a r s . A n d with the C a p t a i n ' s i m p e c c a b l e navigation)?) we only got lost once. So we a r r i v e d , on time, but with o n l y eight p l a y e r s . S t i l l w e wer e l o o k i n g forward to a f a i r l y e n j o y a b l e game, as B u c k h u r s t H i l l are one of the f r i e n d l i e s t c l u b s in the south of E n g l a n d ; a n d w e got o n e . T h e f i r s t quarter w a s a t y p i c a l s t a r t , in w h i c h n e i t h e r s i d e d o m i n a t e d the other and the a t t a c k and d e f e n c e found out w h o were the o p p o s i t i o n ' s danger m e n . A t the end of the f i r s t quarter I C led by 3—2. T h i s a c t u a l l y h e l p e d boost I C ' s c o n f i d e n c e , a s we w e r e ex pec t i ng to be com prehen s i v e I y hammered, B u c k s h a v i n g a man advantage. However the second q u a r t e r w a s a bit of a b l o w . A s u s u a l we got a bit lax in our m a r k i n g a n d f i g h t i n g for the b a l l . Greasy Pete in g o a l d i d a good job and kept the s c o r e down to 6—4 for B u c k s at h a l f t i m e . In the third quarter the attack and in particular Richard F o r s t e r and Derek Senner d i d a lot of f i n e work, and both managed to get on the s c o r e s h e e t . M e a n w h i l e the d e f e n c e d i d a s o l i d job and didn't give away a s i n g l e g o a l . A f t e r the third quarter IC led by 7 - 6 . It w a s good to s e e R o b M o r r i s o n in d e f e n c e do s o w e l l i n h i s f i r s t g a m e . After this amazing come back (a rare occurrence) E f r e m Z i m b a l i s t J u n i o r Mark II put the match out of B u c k hurst H i l l s reach by s c o r i n g four g o a l s in a s many m i n u t e s . T h e n it w a s just a c a s e of the d e f e n c e t r y i n g to s t o p B u c k s from s c o r i n g , w h i l e the a t t a c k got back every goal IC c o n c e d e d . In the l a s t q u a r t e r G r e a s y P e t e in goal got a b r u i s e on h i s arm, w h i c h he insisted I mention in the report. Some p e o p l e are proud about the silliest things. One t h i n g that d o e s d e s e r v e a mention i s the l a s t g o a l of the m a t c h . T h i s w a s one of the best m o v e s of the game In w h i c h J E d g a r H o o v e r Mark II possession, ran gained t o w a r d s goal and p a s s e d ! ' ) to D e r e k Senner who had run round the b a c k of the d e f e n c e and s l o t t e d the b a l l home. F i n a l s c o r e 1 4 - 1 0 In I C ' s favour. Didn't w e do w e l l ?


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