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Knightsbridge residents submit their plan for Linstead extension

Linstead Hall plans rejected College plans for an extension to Linstead Hall have been rejected unanimously by the Town Planning Committee of Westminster City Council. This was despite a recommendation by the Council's own Department of Architecutre and Planning (DAPWCC) that the college scheme be approved. T h e r e a r e n o w s e r i o u s f e a r s that t h e c o l l e g e w i l l l o s e i t s a n o n y m o u s b e n e f a c t i o n t o b u i l d t h e h a l l s h o u l d they f a i l t o b e 'in a position to start building on the ( e x t e n s i o n ) s i r e by January 1977', T h e i t a l i s e d w o r d s i n d i c a t e a c o n d i t i o n i m p o s e d by t h e b e n e f a c t o r o n the £ 3 5 0 , 0 0 0 made a v a i l a b l e to b u i l d the e x t e n s i o n . Strong o p p o s i t i o n to the new building h a s been v o i c e d by the l o c a l Knightsbridge Association and a local resident, Professor Wiggins, of Bedford College. Both have extensively lobbied Planning C o m m i t t e e members w i t h objections to the height of the n e w b u i l d i n g ( s e v e n storeys instead of the original L i n s t e a d ' s ten) and the density of student numbers in the Princes square. Alternative proposals for the e a s t s i d e o f the Square have b e e n d r a w n up for the P r o f e s s o r by a r c h i t e c t Steven Gardiner, architectural correspondent o f the Observer newspaper. T h e s e have not been submitted a s a plannin g application, whereas the Knightsbridge Association recently drawn-up s c h e m e h a s bee n„ O b s e r v e r s a t the m e e t i n g b e l i e v e the d e s i g n w i l l b e officially rejected o n the grounds of h e i g h t a n d g e n e r a l architectural grounds.

d R e a c t i o n t o the r e j e c t i o n has v a r i e d from a m a z e m e n t to disappointment. Union President Nick Brayshaw was a m o n g the f i r s t -to comment: 'I'm absolutely digusted I'm left with a feeling of total amazement. In my view the Planning members of the Committee have not considered the Imperial College view fairly.' College Secretary Mr D a v i e s w a s more r e s e r v e d : 'The decision is of course, to put it mildly, a .great disappointment.'

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Professor Wiggins w a s a l i t t l e more f o r t h r i g h t : 'College has made an error of judgement and it is sad that they have. They've known for some time that their design was disliked, Tv*e yet to find a member of College who says the rejected design was beautiful or good value for money.' O n a more h o p e f u l note h e continued, 'I'm sure the benefactor, who offered money to my own College, will extend the deadline, as he did several times for us.'

o T h e C o l l e g e had submitted two p r o p o s a l s for P r i n c e ' s G a r d e n s t o the C o u n c i l ' s T o w n Planning Committee. The first was a n 'outline' proposal for the d e v e l o p m e n t , i n f i v e phases, o f the remaining sites i n t h e g a r d e n s ; the second was a detailed proposal for phase o n e of this scheme, an extension to Linstead Hall o n top of the p r e s e n t c a l o r i f i e r c h a m b e r . A l t h o u g h not s t r i c t l y i n t h e same s t y l e a s the o r i g i n a l b u i l d i n g , the e x t e n s i o n would follow the g a l l e r y l i n e s of the o r i g i n a l b u i l d i n g . Study bedrooms w o u l d be o n e a c h f l o o r i n g r o u p s o f four o r f i v e , each with its own bath, shower, WC and cooking f a c i l i t i e s . T h r e e s u c h groups w o u l d be o n e a c h c o m m u n a l corridor. Other communal and c a t e r i n g f a c i l i t i e s w o u l d be supplied by the existing Linstead Hall. The new extension

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A sketch of the proposals put forward by the Knightsbridge Association (looking from the present Garden Hall on the north of Princes Gardens. p r o v i d e rooms for 9 5 s t u d e n t s in single and double rooms. The full scheme provides rooms for 581 e x t r a s t u d e n t s , 373 o f them o n the e a s t e r n s i d e o f the s q u a r e . P r i o r t o the m e e t i n g t h e D A P W C C h a d endorsed the college's plans for t h e C o u n c i l t o r e j e c t the o u t l i n e proposals. T h e a i m b e h i n d the s c h e m e for the square w a s t o p r o v i d e purpose-built accommodation for a t h i r d o f the s t u d e n t s a t I C . A t p r e s e n t 1,147 (28%) out o f 4,131 s t u d e n t s are i n C o l l e g e accommodation and the C o l l e g e h o p e s t o e v e n t u a l l y house a n o t h e r 7 0 0 i n Continued on page 3

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ICWA H e l l o a g a i n , I'm s o r r y t o k e e p b a t t l i n g on about e l e c t i o n s but there a p p e a r s t o be s o m e c o n f u s i o n a s r e g a r d s ' M r I C W A ' . Nomination papers a r e n o w p o s t e d a n d include the p o s i t i o n of ' M r I C W A ' . H e too, however, must be p r o p o s e d a n d seconded by members of I C W A . S o to t h o s e c a n d i d a t e s w h o have b e e n p r o p o s e d by men (!) p l e a s e w o u l d y o u a s k a member of ICWA t o s i g n y o u r n o m i n a t i o n paper i n s t e a d . D o n ' t forget t h e p a p e r s c o m e dow n next F r i d a y a n d t h e g e n e r a l m e e t i n g w i l l be o n M o n d a y N o v e m b e r 5 t h . ICWA h a s now had i t s f i r s t d i s c o a n d t h e f a c t that the e n t e r t a i n e r s despite didn't know how t o put a p l u g o n t h e i r t h e e v e n i n g s e e m e d t o be q u i t e deck successful. M an y t h a n k s t o M a d e l e i n e who helped clear the r e f e c t o r y a n d ' J S m i t h of C C D ' w h o h e l p e d put t h e r e f e c t o r y b a c k . (I! — E d ) .

e As p r o m i s e d l a s t w e e k , today w e a r e announcing the first clue in the Treasure Hunt Competition. On this o c c a s i o n only, we w i l l repeat t h e c l u e next w e e k . T h e entry f e e (for a l l four w e e k s c l u e s ) i s 20p payable with your first solution. This s a i d s o l u t i o n must be s e n t to m e (98, B e i t H a l l ) t o a r r i v e not later than Thursday 18th November at Lunchtime. A s s t a t e d l a s t w e e k t h e p r i z e i s £10 t o the f i r s t p e r s o n w h o c o m p l e t e s t h e four clues correctly. After the first c l u e the other fhree c l u e s w i l l a p p e a r a t t h e rate of o n e c l u e per w e e k f o r t h e n e x t t h r e e w e e k s . ( N o further entry f e e r e q u i r e d ) . S o here i s the f i r s t c l u e . .. , NOT BLACK BUT WHITE IN CAPITAL

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External Affairs With the e l e c t i o n of N U S d e l e g a t e s over, the n e x t s t e p i s t o p r i o r i t i s e the motions and submit amendments. T h i s will be done at a n o p e n E x t e r n a l A f f a i r s M e e t i n g on T u e s d a y 9 t h N o v e m b e r at 6.30pm i n the U n i o n L o w e r R e f e c t o r y . S i n c e it i s a n open m eet in g e v e r y o n e present w i l l be a b l e t o v o t e , s o if y o u are i n t e r e s t e d p l e a s e c o m e a l o n g . A n 8 8 - p a g e document l i s t i n g a l l the m o t i o n s h a s a r r i v e d in the u n i o n o f f i c e and i s a v a i l a b l e if y o u w i s h t o c o n s u l t it. M o t i o n s range from N U S s e r v i c e s t o Southern A f r i c a and t h e E n v i r o n m e n t . If y o u w i s h t o submit a n amendment t o one of t h e s e , p l e a s e let me h a v e i t , preferably i n w r i t i n g , before T u e s d a y . A s y o u a r e r e a d i n g t h i s I s h a l l be on my w a y to an N U S S e r v i c e s C o n ference a t C h e l t e n h a m where N U S w i l l try t o e x p l a i n h o w T r a v e l lost i n t h e r e g i o n of £ 3 0 , 0 0 0 l a s t y e a r , and how they hope t o r e s t o r e it t o a break e v e n situation. A d a t e for your d i a r y i s t h e 17th November when N U S a r e organising a N a t i o n a l D e m o on G r a n t s a n d C u t s , s t a r t i n g from H y d e P a r k C o r n e r . I C U w i l l be s e n d i n g a l o n g a d e l e g a t i o n , and s i n c e i t ' s on a Wednesday afternoon we s h o u l d h a v e q u i t e a good t u r n o u t . One final plea — the External Affairs Committee is s t i l l without a Secretary, Services Liason Officer, P R O a n d P u b l i c i t y o f f i c e r . If a n y o n e i s i n t e r e s t e d i n d o i n g a n y of t h e s e worthwhile ( s i c ) j o b s p l e a s e l e t me know. H u g h Barrett E A O External Affairs Officer


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(£350,000) c o m p r o m i s e s h a v e t o be made. T h e great t h i n g i s t h a t C o l l e g e i s d o i n g what i t c a n t o get more desperately needed accommodation. I t ' s a great p i t y that' they h a v e b e e n thwarted o v e r p l a n n i n g p e r m i s s i o n for the p r e s e n t t i m e ; l e t us hope t h e y can salvage something.

d Once again L i n s t e a d H a l l has h i t the h e a d l i n e s , a s i t d i d o n the 29th J a n u a r y t h i s y e a r w i t h the Linstead benefaction., T o p i c , the C o l l e g e paper, i s a l s o ding its first article since February o n the extension plans. T h e r e w a s some c a u s e t i c f e e d b a c k on my e d i t o r i a l a f o r n i g h t a g o , w h e n I a n n o u n c e d that F E L I X w o u l d be d o i n g a feature o n t h e e x t e n s i o n . H o w e v e r , nobody h a s refuted my s u g g e s t i o n that more o p e n C o l l e g e d i s c u s s i o n i s n e e d e d o n the s u b j e c t of the p r o p o s e d b u i l d i n g . B u t , w h e n y o u d o start t o w a d e through the p l a n s for s u c h an immense p r o j e c t y o u r e a l i s e p e r h a p s w h y . T h e t a s k i s d a u n t i n g i n that w e now have three p l a n s a n d a n a w f u l lot o f c o n t r o v e r s y a s t o h o w we s h o u l d go about s p e n d i n g t h e b e n e f a c t o r ' s money. I have s e e n a l l three p l a n s . L i k e the Department of A r c h i t e c t u r e a n d P l a n n i n g at W e s t m i n s t e r C i t y C o u n c i l , I am not p a r t i c u l a r l y i m p r e s s e d w i t h the l o w r i s e i d e a , o n p r i n c i p l e . In t h i s r e s p e c t I l i k e the C o l l e g e p l a n s , a l t h o u g h I may w e l l f i n d c a u s e t o grumble at some o f the s e m a t i c s later o n . Nevertheless in a building of t h i s s i z e o n this t i g h t a budget

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Princes Gardens. Linstead, S o u t h s i d e a n d Weeks H a l l s h o u s e 590 p e o p l e . B o t h o f the a l t e r n a t i v e s c h e m e s put foward are of a l o w r i s e nature, a n d c o v e r o n l y the a r e a n o w o c c u p i e d by games c o u r t s a n d the c a r park to the north o f the Linstead calorific chamber. Under the Knightsbridge Association plan seven games courts w o u l d form> the north and w e s t p e r i m e t e r s o f t h i s a r e a . O n t o p of t h i s would be s e v e n 2-storey maisonettes each containing rooms for nine s t u d e n t s . " T h e a r e a b e h i n d the m a i s o n e t t e s w o u l d be u s e d t o p r o v i d e three tennis c o u r t s , under which w o u l d be a c a r p a r k . O n the n o r t h s i d e o f the Square there be further 2-storey would m a i s o n e t t e s above the Sports Centre. These would accommodate sixty students. In front of t h e s e w o u l d b e a conservatory. T h e s c h e m e from P r o f e s s o r Wiggins is based on a collegiate staircase principle by Oxford and favoured Carnbrdige colleges. The pr es en t c a r park a n d games court a r e a w o u l d c o n t a i n n i n e accommodation blocks each

s Editing articles i s a necessary e v i l ; theoretically, and ideally, I s h o u l d not e v e n need to l o o k at the grammar, s p e l l i n g a n d p u n c t u a t i o n of submitted articles., let alone, a s i n many c a s e s r e w r i t e them t o t a l l y s o they make s e n s e to the r e a d e r a n d Varitypist. In r e p l y (o my D a v y ' s l e t t e r (page 10), I d o not a i m t o l i m i t sport to one page of F E L I X . If good l i v e l y material i s s u b m i t t e d o n time then I w i l l p r i n t it w i t h f e w , i f a n y , a l t e r a t i o n s . H o w e v e r e a c h a r t i c l e h a s to earn i t s p l a c e i n F E L I X — h e n c e the t w o s o c c e r a r t i c l e s p r i n t e d l a s t .week. Nevertheless some p l a n n i n g i s n e c e s s a r y , o t h e r w i s e the paper w o u l d a l w a y s be out T u e s d a y . H e n c e I h a v e to d e c i d e e a r l y i n the w e e k (after 2pm M o n d a y ) a s t o w h a t s p a c e e a c h s e c t i o n i s g e t t i n g . If that s e c t i o n overruns i t s " q u o t a t h e n a r t i c l e s g e t c h o p p e d by e d i t i n g out p a r a g r a p h s . A t l e a s t , t h o u g h , I managed t o p r e s e r v e h a l f of your, (Mr D a v y ' s ) a r t i c l e and" it d i d make s e n s e . O t h e r s i n o t h e r sections weren't s o lucky. Regarding the W h a t ' s On and r e v i e w s s e c t i o n s , might I p o i n t o u t that F E L I X h a s to c a t e r for other t a s t e s than yours M r p a v e y .

of three or four s t o r e y s . R o o m s w o u l d be l e t off the c e n t r a l staircase at half floor intervals. P r o f e s s o r Wiggins and h i s architect, Stephen Gardiner, believe that the courtyard atmosphere created w i l l enhance s o c i a l life and provide more attractive accommodation. E a c h block h a s a roof g a r d e n o n t o p , w h i c h i s s h e l t e r e d from the north by m e z z a n i r e s e c t i o n s . The scheme accommodates 280 s t u d e n t s a n d e x t r a common rooms are e n v i s a g e d . T h e f i r s t stage o f t h i s p r o p o s a l i n v o l v e s the c o n s t r u c t i o n of three b l o c k s . So? w h i l s t the C o l l e g e plans have been rejected, the d e b a t e a s t o w h a t i s r i g h t a n d proper f o r the square goes o n . O n the o n e . h a n d C o l l e g e , its architects, and the D A P W C a l l support a medium t o h i g h r i s e d e v e l o p m e n t , w h i c h w o u l d n o t , they c l a i m , introduce a third s t y l e of a r c h i t e c t u r e i n t o P r i n c e s G a r d e n s . -On the o t h e r ' s i d e are the Knightsbridge Association and Professor W i g g i n s w h o s e p e r a t e l y argue for a l o w r i s e d e v e l o p m e n t of t w o t o four f l o o r s , and that a new architectural style c a n be i n t r o d u c e d .

y F u r t h e r argument centres around the number of s t u d e n t s t h a t ought t o be a c c o m m o d a t e d i n the n e w b u i l d i n g s . C o l l e g e ,

s Let me endorse the R C S view that mascotry should not endanger life and / or limb. I hope that R C S will stick to this principle as Boch a s they expect Guilds to.

s T h e s * ate now available from the FELIX Office. They greatly simplify the job of compiling the column, so we'd be grateful if people would use them.

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i t s a r c h i t e c t s , the D A P W C C and P r o f e s s o r Wiggins s a y that a d e n s i t y o f 2 0 0 p e r s o n s per a c r e ( p p a ) i s n o t i n appropriate for student accommodation. T h e proposed Linstead extension would b r i n g t h e d e n s i t y up t o 170— 180ppa, T h e Knightsbridge A s s o c i a t i o n q u o t e the G L C Development P l a n recommendation of 85—lOOppa for 'domestic accommodation'. Their proposals for the square are b a s e d o n a d e n s i t y of 90ppa„ A g a i n s t t h i s the DAPWCC comment that 85—lOOppa 'is not considered an appropriate yardstick in this case'.

o T h e D A P W C C a l s o come out a g a i n s t a l o w r i s e d e v e l o p ment f o r the s q u a r e i n t h e i r to the Planning report Committee (paragraph 16): With regard to the character of Princes Gardens, on one would doubt that the components of that character are strong, whether they be the existing, though much disliked, post war College development; the listed terraces on the west and north side or the fine, matur.e and in some cases 90 foot high, plane trees. The central garden is also large in scale and the entire Square represents a simple which and bold. statement requires to be completed

on the east side in a way which a small scale low rise development would not resolve. It is far this reason that at no. stage have the architects to the college been advised to do other than conform to the lines of the Square, in order to retain the essential characteristic enclosure which is typical of the London Squares. L o c a l residents had said that the C o l l e g e p l a n s wer e 'hideous' and 'inappropriate for the s q u a r e ' . A t p r e s e n t the C o l l e g e i s w a i t i n g for the d e c i s i o n to be officially communicated to them before d e c i d i n g o n further a c t i o n . It s e e m s l i k e l y , t h o u g h , that the B o a r d o f Governors, who meet on N o v e m b e r 1 9 t h , w i l l be l e f t to d e c i d e what h a p p e n s n e x t .

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Fees For section (a) (i) The subscription is £8.00 by John White (previously £6.00) for ex-students at any time after the completion of at least IC Union Hon.Sec. three complete sessions. (ii) For those who do not complete three sessions the subscription is £12.00 You t h i n k y o u ' r e bored h e a r i n g about (previously £10.00). elections! I'm t h e mug that h a s to carry Two very important p o s i t i o n s remain (b), (c) and (d) For sections out the j o b of R e t u r n i n g O f f i c e r for a l l v a c a n t , a n d o n e other h a s j u s t c r o p p e d The subscription is £18.00 (on the elections that w . i l o c c u r s p o r a d i c a l l y up, amongst the m i l l i o n s lef t. equivalent terms of elegibility, prethroughout t h i s y e a r . T h e s e are: viously £15.00). Honorary J u n i o r T r e a s u r e r Well we've plugged up a f e w more (i) These new t e r m s and f e e s w i l l c o m e Overseas Students' Committee holes — notably the e l e c t i o n for t w o (ii) into effect on t h e f i r s t day of the S p r i n g C h a i r m a n (together w i t h v a c a n c i e s members of the P e r m a n e n t Working party Term (Monday J a n u a r y 10th). So why n o t . . . for 8 ordinary members!) (PWP) a n d o n e o r d i n a r y member of t h e a s k y o u r Mum t o buy y o u L i f e M e m b e r s h i p Union Finance Committee ( U F C ) — and (Hi) P h y s i c s D e p R e p . the U n i o n for C h r i s t m a s - w h i l e i t ' s of n o m i n a t i o n papers "for t h e s e a r e we've elected the d e l e g a t i o n t o bring The s t i l l at the old rate! a n d a w a i t i n g your s i g n a t u r e in you b a c k s o m e B l a c k p o o l R o c k from the p o s t e d To h e l p y o u d e c i d e , h e r e ' s what y o u of future g l o r y , a n d C o u n c i l NUS National Conference in December. T o anticipation get: g i v e y o u some i d e a of the current s t a t e T e a s ! (1) U s e of all Union F a c i l i t i e s , of play here are some e l e c t i o n r e s u l t s : i n c l u d i n g j o i n i n g any c l u b o r s o c i e t y . (2) U s e of Sports C e n t r e , i n c l u d i n g the 2 members of P W P : At the last U G M , Thursday 28th squash courts. Mr S t e v e P a t e r s o n (Squaddy) October, I brought a paper w h i c h , on y o u r (3) U s e of C o l l e g e L i b r a r i e s , R e f e c t o r i e s Mr D u n c a n S u s s acceptance, c h a n g e d the terms a n d the and B a r s . fees of L i f e M e m b e r s h i p of the U n i o n . A l l that, a l l l i f e l o n g ! 1 member of U F C ; T h i n g s a r e now t i g h t e r , w e hope, and w e Till .anon, f a r e w e l l a n d s a f e home. Mr D a v e N i c k s o n f e e l that no one w i l l now be i n a p o s i t i o n H a v e a n i c e w e e k e n d !

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Damned Bullshit!! IAN M O R S E T h a t w e l l k n o w n m u s i c a l b o g r o l l 'Sounds' h a s done i t a g a i n . S p l a s h e d a c r o s s i t s front p a g e t h i s w e e k a r e a b u n c h of l i k e l y l o o k i n g l a d s t h a t go b y t h e name o f the Damned. Some of y o u m a y not e v e n o f h e a r d o f t h e b a n d t h a t a d o r n t h e c o v e r t e d front p a g e s p r e a d , o n c e r e s e r v e d o n l y for t h e R o d / E l t o n / M i c k s y n d r o m e . T h e immediat e c a p t i o n r e a d s : 'Damned Head For The Charts- Pistols Hit The Road - Punk is on its way!' Y e s , y o u ' v e g u e s s e d i t , Sounds h a s y e t a g a i n t a k e n u p o n i t s e l f t o ram p u n k r o c k d o w n t h e throat o f the u n s u s p e c t i n g p u b l i c . N o w d o n ' t get me w r o n g , I ' l l s n i f f g l u e w i t h the n e x t d e g e n e r a t e , a n d t h e r e ' s n o one I'd rather s e e i n L o n d o n t o d a y , than a good punk r o c k b a n d g o through i t s p a c e s , but f o r a m u s i c paper to c o m e o u t w i t h s u c h f a l l a c i e s i s j u s t not o n . L e t s take a c l o s e r l o o k at t h e h e a d l i n e 'Damned Head For The Charts'. R i g h t , the D a m n e d , I c a u g h t their a c t a t the R e d C o w a w e e k or s o a g o . It w a s t h e i r f i r s t L o n d o n g i g . T h e c r o w d w h o turned up came I w o u l d t h i n k , a s m u c h out o f c u r i o s i t y a s a n y t h i n g , a l s o p e r h a p s e n c o u r a g e d b y the f a b r e v i e w g i v e n t o the group b y a Sounds c r i t i c a t a g i g i n B e d f o r d the p r e v i o u s w e e k . I, a s w e l l a s 9 5 % of the a u d i e n c e that

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n i g h t , w i l l t e l l y o u b o y , w e r e t h e y s h i t . T h e barrage o f s o u n d that e m i n a t e d from o n s t a g e w a s g r e e t e d not e v e n by what o n e c o u l d c a l l p o l i t e a p p l a u s e b y the a t t e n d e n c e , the m a j o r i t y o f w h i c h w e r e a l l s e a s o n e d p u n k s t e r s . 'Head for the Charts'? C l o s e s c r u t i n y o f the p a r a g r a p h g i v e n to the band o n p a g e t w o r e v e a l s that i n f a c t , t h e D a m n e d ' s f i r s t s i n g l e for the o b s c u r e S t i f f l a b e l h a s s o l d 4 , 0 0 0 c o p i e s ( s o t h e y s a y ) . When y o u c o n s i d e r that o n a v e r a g e a s i n g l e h a s t o s e l l a r o u n d 2 5 , 0 0 0 before i t e v e n reaches the T o p T h i r t y , the Sounds h e a d l i n e becomes a bad jok e . So what e x a c t l y are the Sounds e d i t o r i a l b o a r d up too? H a v e they a l l gone o v e r b o a r d at t h e i r n e w l y d i s c o v e r e d m u s i c form? I n f a c t , p u n k - r o c k a s i t i s t o d a y dates b a c k t o 6 6 / 6 7 p s y c h a d e l i a w h e n the p u n k s w e r e a b a c k l a s h a g a i n s t the h i p p i e c u l t u r e ; the sort of k i d s w h o ' d rather g i v e y o u a k i c k i n the g r o i n than a flower, #r maybe i t s j u s t that t h i s m u s i c p a p e r has trouble f i l l i n g s p a c e . A n y w a y , y o u c a n b e the b e s t judge by g o i n g a l o n g a n d l i s t e n i n g to them y o u r s e l v e s . A m o n g t h e g i g l i s t i n g s there a r e s p r i n k l e d a f e w that f eat ure p u n k b a n d s ; Vibrators, Subway Sect, Clash, Jam, Rockets a n u the v e r y w o n d e r f u l Stranglers.

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PHOTSOC COMPETITION RESULTS These are the winning photos from Photsoc's first competition of the year, held on Tuesday 26th October. The chosen best two overall were both by Miss Lindsay Maxwell, who gets our wholehearted congratulations but in fairness to the rest of us who entered the competition, it was pretty damn close. The general standard of photography was high. Foul play was not suspected. Jorge Saffar's entry, which won the prize for new members, was also in the running for one of the top spots. The club runs two fully equipped darkrooms plus a weekly competition, instruction group, forum, lecture on whatever takes our fancy. T h i s Wednesday (10th) we're going to visit the Kodak factory, but that's fully booked up, so you can't go. However on Tuesday 16th we are holding a portrait session with a model and a guest photographer. The latter will demonstrate lighting and other studio techniques, so anyone interested in joining us should come along that night (with a camera of course) to the Union Concert Hall at 7pm. For more information about Photsoc call John Mattheus (int. 2786) or Deji Demuren (int. 2890).

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'Funky white folks score in the energy stakes' Ultra-hip, silky slick, f o n k e n — peopl e s h o ' got e n o u g h w h i t e boy i m i t a t o r s , but they keep on c o m i n g b a c k i n s e a r c h of ' t h e real f e e l ' . T h i s bunch get c l o s e , up in both U S and o u r very o w n s i n g l e s s c e n a r i o s w i t h the opener 'Play that Funky music'. Slightly s u b - c o m m o d o r e s s t a n d a r d but s t i l l mighty fine. Some good bands h a v e e m e r g e d from the b a d - a s s fonk f i e l d , notably B r a s s C o n s t r u c t i o n , the a f o r e m e n t i o n e d Motown - m a e s t r o s , and w a r . F r o m t h i s a l b u m it s o u n d s l i k e W i l d C h e r r y , e v e n though just a bunch' a h o n k i e s , c o u l d be j o i n i n g t h e higher e c h e l o n s pretty s o o n if they m a i n t a i n t h e i r e s s e n c e a n d energy for longer than a c o u p l e of s i d e s - w o r t h . T h e group are made up of R o b e r t P a r i s s i , t w i n lead q u i t a r s w i t h B r y a n B a s s e t t ; A l l e n Wentz on b a s s , and t h e s k i n - f l i c k i n g of R o n a l d B e i f l e . A l t h o u g h a quartet, the action i s strictly P a r i s s i controlled, producing the p r o c e e d i n g s and penning s i x of the n i n e a v a i l a b l e s n i p p e t s . T h e other three a r e by s u c h soul luminaries a s Wilson P i c k e t t , Steve C r o p p e r , a n d the f o r m i d a b l e H o l l a n d Dozier-Holland midfield trio. Wild C h e r r y and t h e i r v i b e s a i m at the more i m m e d i a t e l y m o b i l e parts of the anatomy — f e e t , a r m s , h i p s — w i t h a t a i l o r - m a d e beat for t h o s e w h o a p p r e c i a t e a good s w e a t on the f l o o r . I t ' s g e t - u p and-shake-the-funky-cobwebs dancing m u s i c a n d just the sort of t h i n g to dyno-rod the c i r c u l a t i o n when y o u ' v e had a c o u p l e .

Mind y o u , t h e s t u f f i n g s t a r t s to get a bit t h i n by the m i d d l e of t h e B - s i d e , w i t h a s h a l l o w d o o h - d a h c a l l e d 'Hold on' and the s e n s i t i v e l y - t i t l e d 'Get it up' w h i c h in the end turns out to be a rather limp ' o r g a n ' - b a s e d i n s t r u m e n t a l w i t h a c e r t a i n l a c k Of thrust about i t . O b v i o u s B l a k o e m a l f u n c t i o n . N o matter — the band b o o g i e s o n out at f u l l pelt on the c l o s i n g track 'What in the funk do you

It's not a great m u s i c a l a c h i e v e m e n t ; it w a s n ' t i n t e n d e d to b e , but a s f a r a s v i t a l i t y g o e s it beats the e y e b a l l s o u t of b o r i n g , o v e r p a i d , o l d farts ( R o b i n T r o w e r to name but a half) c u r r e n t l y f o l l o w i n g the same well-trodden, well-heeled, paths on their supposedly ' n e w ' releases.

Fonk field revitalised •jRAHAM C E N T R A L S T A T I O N - 'MIRROR' T h e thing w i t h d i s c o - f u n k bands i s f a u l t l e s s , but a t m o s p h e r e ? N o n e . that r e a l l y they a r e a l i v e c o m o d i t y . P u t T h e s o n g s a r e n ' t a l l that memorable them in the s t e r i l e s u r r o u n d s of a ( a g a i n , not a l w a y s the most important r e c o r d i n g s t u d i o , and no matter how hard t h i n g in a l i v e c o n t e x t ) , r a n g i n g from the they t r y , no w a y a r e they g o i n g to g e t s t a n d a r d funk of 'Do Yah' (no r e l a t i o n a n y w h e r e near the f e e l of t h e i r s t a g e to the M o v e c l a i m ) , the present s i n g l e act. G r a h a m C e n t r a l S t a t i o n a r e no '/ got a reason', w i t h i t s deft reggae d i f f e r e n t . I'd probably d i g t h e i r s h o w s l a n t i n g , s u n g in a ' s o u l y f a l s e t t o ' . On a n y t i m e , but play them o n a n o l d t i n box the other hand y o u c a n forget the p s u e d o in a M a i d a V a l e s q u a t on a c o l d O c t o b e r g o s p e l l y r i c i s m of 'Forever'; the s o n g h a s n i g h t ? . N o , the o n l y w a y a band l i k e a nice melodic synthesizer passage t h i s c a n d o j u s t i c e to t h e m s e l v e s i s on r u n n i n g through i t . a live s t a g e , where thankfully presence T h e best track i s probably 'Save Me', and a t m o s p h e r e count a s much — s o m e w h i c h opens up s i d e T w o , and h a s a t i m e s more — than t h e s o n g s being l a i d particularly catchy chorus line. Although down. s t r i n g s a n d horns are u s e d throughout, T r y a s they d o , the S t a t i o n j u s t c a n ' t they a r e a l w a y s held b a c k to a l l o w t h e bring the v i n y l a l i v e e v e n though they rhythm s e c t i o n a n d v o c a l l i n e s t o be start w i t h the intro t o their a c t - the s e m i w e l l to the fore. i n s t r u m e n t a l 'Entraw', where they i n v i t e A l t h o u g h a b i g a c t in the S t a t e s , the l i s t e n e r to ' a p a r t y ' . A t f i r s t they where t h e i r last a l b u m went G o l d , in t h i s appea r to have everything. Slick country they are d e s t i n e d one f e e l s only professionalism? You bet. Tight to be a d o r e d in the land of the d i s c o . m u s i c i a n s h i p ? Sure a s h e l l . H a r m o n i e s ?

WANT TO WIN TWO TICKETS TO THE IC ENTS' The questions

1. What Beatles' album consists partly of 'live' roof-top material ? 2. What Beatles' song includes "Girl With Kaleidoscope Eyes" ? 3 . What was the name of the deceased Rolling Stone ? 4. What Rolling Stone album was recorded at the Madison Square Garden ?

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CONCERT, IN THE GREAT HALL, 5. Which famous Horslips album includes "Dearg Doom" SAT. NOV. 13th? s , Then just answer this d . simple contest and you n could be going free. Tickets for Horslips are available in advance from IC Ents in the Union Building price : £1.10 (IC advance price £1).

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Y STOIC: J C R S T O I C : a f e a t u r e t t e on the m a k i n g of ' A l l the P r e s i d e n t s M e n ' w i t h Robert R e d f o r d a n d P a u l N e w m a n . J C R i n South S i d e T V L o u n g e — Union Upper Lounge.

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Wine H a l l D i n n e r : 7.00 for 7 . 0 0 p m . S h e r f i e l d B u i l d i n g . £ 3 . 5 5 (Wine i n c l u d e d ) . A l l a p p l i c a t i o n s to P a t by noon t o d a y .

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E n t s D^sco. 8.00pm. Union Lower Refectory. 15p. L i n s t e a d H a l l D i s c o : 8pm — M i d n i g h t . F r e e . C h e a p B o o z e .

S c i e n c e F i c t i o n C l u b : F i l m s h o w and T a l k . ' T h e y Shoot S F M o v i e s d o n ' t h e y ' by P h i l S t r i c k . 6 . 3 0 p m . M E 2 2 0 . IC J e w i s h S o c i e t y . T a l k by D a v i d L i t m a n o n : ' T h e R e a l i t i e s of A r a b J e w r y ' 1.20pm. M e c h E n g 6 4 0 .

Film IC F i l m s o c p r e s e n t ' T h e L a d y With T h e D o g ' 7 . 3 0 p m . M e c h E n g 2 2 0 . A d m i s s i o n by m e m b e r s h i p c a r d o r 25p a t the d o o r .

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Open M e e t i n g of E x t e r n a l A f f a i r s C o m m i t t e e . . 6 . 3 0 p m . U n i o n L o w e r R e f e c t o r y . A m m e n d m e n t s and p r i o r i t i e s f o r N U S C o n f e r e n c e m o t i o n s . G u i l d s N i g h t Out to Q u e e n s Ice S k a t i n g R i n k . 7 . 0 0 p m . U n i o n B a r . Enquiries C & G Union Office.

E d d i e and T h e H o t R o d s . T h a m e s P o l y W o o l i c h . Count B i s h o p s : Bedford C o l l e g e , Regents Park. A l c a t r a z : C i t y of L o n d o n P o l y . T y l a G a n g and B u s t e r C r a b b e : D i n g w a l l s , C a m d e n L o c k . F i y i n g A c e s : Greyhound, Fulham Palace R d . P a c i f i c Eardrum: Man In.Moon, K i n g s R d . C a r o l G r i m e s ' L o n d o n B o o g i e B a n d . N a s h v i l l e , North E n d R d . Rahsha. Roland Kirk: Ronnie Scotts, Frith St. Sailor/Smith Darbo: New V i c t o r i a .

Orienteering C l u b : Meeting and cheap lunch. 12.40pm. Union S C R .

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F E L I X N O V E M B E R 5th 1976 - 9

FELIX SPORT Lacrosse

Orienteering

Effective possession tactics

ROSEN WINS THE LEAGUE

At Camberley last Sunday, There were f i v e I C runners the O r i e n t e e r i n g C l u b t o o k part o n the ' B ' c o u r s e for men under in the Southern Navigators 21, A n d y Q u i c k f a l l , the n e w l y Event on Barossa Common, T h i s elected. C l u b Secretary, sped is a n area of Army l a n d , round i n 6 6 m i n u t e s 16 s e e s , St H e l i e r ' B ' 5 , v 7 Imperial C o l l e g e criss-crossed b y tank t r a c k s , to put him i n 2 n d p l a c e , Ian and the h a x a r d s i n c l u d e d r o l l s A l v e y w a s next b e s t i n 80—36, After p l a y i n g St H e l i e r i n s u c c e s s . A t h a l f time St H e l i e r o f barbed w i r e a n d s l i t t r e n c h e s . w h i l s t M a r k E v a n s got round i n a f r i e n d l y l a s t w e e k , Imperial l e a d 4 - 2 . The event officials were 8 9 - 5 0 , College again headed down to Over the interval I C tried Army personnel, w h i c h r e g a i n some c om pos ur e s A t m a i n l y Mitcham t o p l a y them i n a to Several newcomers to the that t h e e v e n t h a d o n e flags match (the ' F l a g s ' i s a the start of the t h i r d quarter I C meant sport came along and w i s e l y knockout competition). A s somehow c a m e i n t o t h e a s c e n d - j or two o d d i t i e s . tried the shorter courses, u s u a l I C were t w o p l a y e r s short a n c y . It w a s n ' t s o m u c h a c a s e T h e c a r park w a s some w a y N i g e l Ward d i d the 5 k i l o m e t r e s c o r i n g lots o f g o a l s , but and s i n c e they h a d b e e n told of into the c o m m o n , a l o n g a v e r y c o u r s e i n 68—25, w h i l s t o n the a case of k e e p i n g that (this week) S t H e l i e r more bumpy t r a c k , w h i c h s h o o k up 4 kilometre course, Mike and just plugging would have a f u l l t e a m , I C p o s s e s s i o n the occupants of the minibus Turner took 59—25, L e n n a r t away at g o a l . T h e defence were e x p e c t i n g a hard m a t c h . slightly — perhaps Martin K a r l s s o n took 82—23, a n d t h e t i g h t e n e d up s o that at In f a c t St H e l i e r o n l y h a d a r e a l l y Kessler thought he w a s d r i v i n g new Club Treasurer, Roland the e n d o f the t h i r d quarter I C one man a d v a n t a g e , b u t t h e y a l a n d r o v e r . O n the 11 k i l o m e t r e T h o m a s strolled round i n a had a h e a v i e r team than t h e l e a d by 5—4, 'A' c o u r s e , t h e o n l y I C runner l e i s u r e l y 111 m i n u t e s . week before. St H e l i e r a r e T h e l a s t quarter started w i t h was David Rosen, who s c o r i n g t w o more g o a l s . d e s p i t e noted for being a ' p h y s i c a l ' IC Next Sunday, the 7 t h of a n Army 'funny', then d e c i d e d to e m p l o y c o m p l e t e d team a n d t h i s match w a s noT h e y the C l u b i s going t h e c o u r s e i n 7 0N o v e m b e r , rather dangerous p o l i c y minutes exception. T h e I C d e f e n c e the 52 s e e s . T h e ' f u n n y ' to the N e w F o r e s t i n H a m p s h i r e just k e e p i n g p o s s e s s i o n w a s that there w a s a n i n c o r r e c t for quickly learnt the act o f t h eof the November Classic not really going to hard control 'take out' which i n v o l v e s and c o d e — t h e number o n B a d g e Event, w h i l s t the g o a l . T h i s r e s u l t e d i n a the s i d e o f t h e marker w h i c h f o l l o w i n g m a k i n g sure that w h e n s o m e o n e for S u n d a y , w e w i l l be y o u that y o u a r e a t theg o i n g runs i n t o y o u i t h u r t s them v e r y a c t i v e l a s t t e n m i n u t e s a s t e l l s to F a r l e y Heath i n l i g h t f a d e d a n d S t H e l i e r r i g h t c o n t r o l , C o n s e q y e n t l y , he Surrey them more than i t d o e s y o u . the f o r another 'Badge attempted to make s p e n t a couple of minutes E v e n t ' , Meanwhile I C ' s attack were repeatedly We w i l l b e t a k i n g a the area, before m i n i b u s having t r o u b l e s o f their o w n , up the three g o a l d i f f e r e n c e , I C s c o u r i n g t o both o f t h e s e a n d to h o l d them o f f a n d d e c i d i n g that h e h a d b e e n i n n e w c o m e r s namely that St H e l i e r h a d a m a n a g e d are very w e l c o m e . e n d e d a v e r y c l o s e game, t h e the r i g h t p l a c e t o b e g i n w i t h . heavy defence s o I C were Just c o m e a l o n g t o our F r i d a y v i c t o r s b y 7—8, His time w a s n e v e r t h e l e s s lunchtim e coming from f i f t e e n t o twenty m e e t i n g s a t 12.40pm fast enough to m a k e h i m thein t h e U n i o n S C R (on t h e l s t yards out a n d were e a s i l y w i n n e r o f the South E a s t f l o o r ) , Team: Bill Jackson (Capt), c l e a r s n a p p e d up by the g o a l k e e p e r . a n d s i g n t h e t ranspor t league for 1976, despite l i s t , Pete Watson, Bob Strangeway, a r e a f a c t that there i s o n e more For most o f t h e f i r s t h a l f Rob Morrisson, Richard Forster, the St H e l i e r h a d t h e upper h a n d . 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FELIX SPORT Rugby

Tenpin Bowling

Gutteridge win Seeking again to do w e l l in the G u t t e r i d g e C u p ( w h i c h w a s s o c l o s e t o b e i n g brought to I C l a s t s e a s o n ) , the 1 s t v ent ur e d i n t o the d e p t h of Hertfordshire to p l a y the s i d e they k n o c k e d out 4—3 l a s t season. After a promising start, Cotter k i c k e d a p e n a l t y to give I C a 3 point lead. T h i s was soon followed by a fine try by West w h i c h r e s u l t e d from a previously untried movement from our b a c k s . A s u c c e s s f u l p e n a l t y attempt by ' V e t s s a w the half-timer s c o r e to 7—3. With the forwards w i n n i n g a limited amount of only ball, the b a c k s b e g a n to show some flair. After a clean passing movement Williams scored a n excellent o n the r i g h t w i n g . T a k i n g try on 2 men h e k i c k e d a h e a d , ran through (a m a s s of

opponents) and gathering the ball, w e n t o v e r for a try. Shortly afterwards a crash movement b y G i l b e r t l e d to a C o t t e r t r y , c o n v e r t e d to g i v e I C a 1 7 - 3 l e a d . In the l a s t 10 m i n u t e s , Vets turned o n the p r e s s u r e and w e r e rewarded w i t h a consolation try. Another Cotter p e n a l t y s a w the f i n a l score at 20—7, a good r e s u l t from an entertaining match. There is still room for improvement, b u t the s i d e s h o w s great p r o m i s e . Other r e s u l t s : I C 1 s t X V 3 9 , E s h e r 3rd 4 IC 2 n d - X V 13, E s h e r 4th 0 If any constituent college p l a y e r s want a S a t u r d a y game any week, then p l e a s e l e t your c a p t a i n ( s ) k n o w .

IC L A D I E S S A V E T H E D A Y IC Ladies showed their o n Saturday by gaining ability the Club's* first' point" i n the Southern L e a g u e . T h i s came as somewha t o f a s u r p r i s e , since the C l u b w e r e e x p e c t i n g a c o n v i n c i n g defeat by a far better Portsmouth side. Maria Georgiadis deserves special mention for b o w l i n g a m a g nificent 384. Portsmouth f i e l d e d a far superior team which upset the standard o f our l j t s , who, w e r e b o w l i n g very s u b - s t a n d a r d . T h e 2 mis tried hard w i t h M a r t i n Lynn rolling Imperials highest 3 c o r e o f the day at 4 8 4 .

in the game. S t J o h n s w e r e q u i c k l y t w o g o a l s u p . D o w n the other end of the p i t c h I C forwards mystified everyone by their ability to s e t u p T h e rugby c l u b s w e e p s t a k e , chances a n d t h e n m i s s them. w a s by N i g e l this week, The chief culprit was Middleton W i l t s h i r e ( C h e m E n g 3). who spent most of h i s time a l t e r n a t i n g b e t w e e n c u r s i n g the Hockey the defence and making apologies to them a s the b a l l went between h i s l e g s . Although the d e f e n c e woke IC 1 St J o h n s , C a m b r i d g e 3 up after the i n t e r v a l , a n d began to p l a y h o c k e y , t h e y H a v i n g a r r i v e d a t C a m b r i d g e p r e v e n t the o p p o s i t i o n s c o r i n g . d i s h e a r t e n e d by the However, Saturday p r o v e d became with eleven players I C coni n a b i l i t y of the I C fronted St J o h n s w i t h the how e v e n the b e s t t h e o r i e s are c o n t i n u e d to s c o r e . I C t h e n t o f a i l u r e . T h e m a t c h forwards infamou s ' M i d d l e t o n S y s t e m ' . prone w i t h St J o h n s f i n d i n g w e n t three g o a l s d o w n . T h i s c o n s i s t s o f three f o r w a r d s , s t a r t e d i n an I C defence, which the l a s t f e w m i n u t e s of In four h a l v e s , three b a c k s a n d a gaps totally d i s i n t e r e s t e d the game (due t o t h e U m p i r e ' s goalkeeper. T h e i d e a b e i n g to s e e m e d

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Sports editing Dear S i r , — A s the author of the a r t i c l e e n t i t l e s 'Mudfree' which appeared i n last week's FELIX, I w i s h to point out t h a t t h e p u b l i s h e d item bore l i t t l e r e s e m b l e n c e to the one o r i g i n a l l y s u b m i t t e d for publication. T h e original contained descriptions of two events in w h i c h die C r o s s country C l u b had participated the previous week. The featured article c o n s i s t e d of a report on just one of these e v e n t s (the d e s c r i p t i o n of the other e v e n t w a s o f

equal length i n the o r i g i n a l , ) and that w a s i n a n e d i t e d version. I h a v e it o n g o o d a u t h o r i t y that some of the other s p o r t s articles printed were also subjected to t h i s form of guillotine e d i t i n g , a n d i n one case i n p a r t i c u l a r a report,, submitted w a s not p u b l i s h e d whilst the s o c c e r c l u b h a d two a r t i c l e s on the s p o r t s page!) Thi'i devastating use of the e d i t o r i a l D e r o g a t i v e m a k e s absolute nonsense o f the

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The previous week Imperial had a n e n j o y a b l e S u n d a y at Southampton at w h i c h Paul Bartzett broke the 2 0 0 barrier and s e t t h e C l u b off to a flying start. Despit e this w e were narrowly beaten a n d had to dorwn our s o r r o w s o n the return. R u p e r t W i l l o x - B a k e r , o u r driver, found a v e r y good pub and negotiated the e n t r a n c e better than the e x i t . The L a d i e s T e a m — Marlow Hill, Pauline. H a s s a l l , Maria Georgiadis and T i n a Vargas. S i m o n Sparrier (Captain)

generosity) IC scored a goal, which w a s c o n t e s t e d e v e n by their own (IC's) defence. The The f a c t that M i d d j e t o n h a d scored w a s f i r s t to much for them. Team: R Hulson, M Callun, R Vaz, J Huckle, T Sethi, T Creek, C Parker, P Nowe 11, C Hardy, R Middleton (Capt), S Sorba. John Huckle

C The Photographic Society in meets every Tuesday Geology L e c t u r e T h e a t r e 228 at 7 . 3 0 p m . being a pointless contribution to FELIX by self-styled critics whose pretentious journalism is as justified as a n y c l a i m I w o u l d make to be a n O l y m p i c a t h l e t e . Reviews b y better q u a l i f i e d p e o p l e c a n be f o u n d e l s e w h e r e , s o w h y h a v e them i n F E L K ? Thus, by the r e m o v a l of the p a g e s o c c u p i e d by t h e s e space consuming topics, room w o u l d be c r e a t e d for all articles in a virtually unedited form. Y o u r s i n the hope that t h i s letter is printed i n an unedited form. A Davey Capt X-Country ... b u t - f i r s t we 90 t o speak to obout

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F E L I X , N O V E M B E R 5 t h 1976 - 11

FELIX SPORT Football

Right Wing Dentistry Imperial 1st XI 2 v K i n g s C o l l e g e 1st XI 0 Imperial College's first team f o l l o w e d up t h e i r 7—2 c u p w i n over C h e l s e a w i t h t h i s well deserved victory over Kings on Wednesday. I C b e g a n the game v e r y s l o w l y a n d for the f i r s t t w e n t y m i n u t e s the m a t c h w a s v e r y s c r a p p y . H o w e v e r , t o w a r d s the e n d of t h e h a l f I C s e t t l e d downa n d s t a r t e d to l o o k d a n g e r o u s w i t h a s e r i e s of r i g h t w i n g a s s a u l t s on the K i n g s ' d e f e n c e . F r o m one s u c h a t t a c k a d i v i n g by Ian H u n t i n g d o n attempt went just w i d e . D e s p i t e a c o u p l e of m e l e e s i n the K i n g s g o a l m o u t h the h a l f - t i m e s c o r e r e m a i n e d at 0 - 0 , In the second half IC c o n t i n u e d to d o m i n a t e the game. In f a c t , w i t h A n d y B a k e r a n d Dave Brabbin in complete control at the b a c k , . K e v A l l e n h a r d l y h a d to make a save throughout the s e c o n d half. I C o p e n e d the s c o r i n g w i t h a f i n e move d o w n the right w i n g , T e r r y L i n d o n s e n t over a p e r f e c t c r o s s a n d there w a s Ian Huntingdon — recently

reinstated into the forward l i n e after some t r o u b l e w i t h h i s d e n t i s t — to s c o r e w i t h a f i n e r i g h t foot s h o t . F r o m t h i s p o i n t I C d i d not l o o k back, their lead w a s soon i n c r e a s e d when Steve B a t e s c r o s s e d t h e b a l l , a g a i n from the r i g h t w i n g , a n d G a r e t h Roberts ghosted i n at the near p o s t to s c o r e w i t h a glancing header. IC continued to search for g o a l s a n d were u n l u c k y not to i n c r e a s e t h e i r t a l l y . O n e move i n p a r t i c u l a r d e s e r v e d a better f a t e ; S t e v e G e e c e n t r e d to the near p o s t , T e r r y G r i m w a d e f l i c k e d it o n , a n d there was Terry L i n d o n to hit a stunning left foot volley which was magnificently turned a w a y b y the g o a l k e e p e r . T h e l a s t 10 m i n u t e s s a w the game d e g e n e r a t e into a s e r i e s of petty i n c i d e n t s . Ian Huntingdon had a disagreement w i t h a K i n g s d e f e n d e r and t r i e d ( u n s e c c e s s f u l l y ) to e n s u r e that he t o o w o u l d v i s i t the dentist. This was followed by the K i n g s c a p t a i n b e i n g

sen t off for q u e s t i o n i n g the referee's parentage (That's a cute w a y of putting " i t — E d ) . Nevertheless I C kept their g r i p o n the game a n d c l a i m e d another two v a l u a b l e p o i n t s . T e a m : Kev Allen, Chris Howley,

Dave Brabbin, Andy Baker, Rob Steve Grimwade, Young, Gareth Roberts, Terry Lindon, lan Huntingdon, Steve Gee. N B . Ian Huntingdon appears b y k i n d p e r m i s s i o n of T a m p a Bay Molars.

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Saturday dampner ICCOC represented the U n i v e r s i t y o f L o n d o n i n the first Courages L e a g u e match of the s e a s o n . D e s p i t e e x c e l l e n t runs b y P a u l C l a r k e a n d G e o r g e S i v e l l the team c a n n o t f a i l to d o better i n future matches. A s i f t h i s w a s not e n o u g h the day was further spoilt by a n excess of rain which a c c o m p a n i e d the team where they w e n t ,

d O n W e d n e s d a y the T e a m , of stalwarts and freshers, competed i n a ' l o c a l ' match a g a i n s t U L a n d L S E at L S E ' s c o u r s e . A f t e r a good start o n the t w o l a p c o u r s e , 4 m e m b e r s , who s h a l l remain anonymous, out leaving the dropped r e m a i n d e r to f l o g r o u n d . N o w for the good news: Paul

Clarke finished 4th, Dave R o s e n 6th a n d A n d y D a v e y 7 t h , the others in unmentionable positions.

d Having been invited to compet e i n a r a c e a t S o u t h a m p t o n w e turned u p . T h e r a c e w a s h e l d i n a l o c a l f o r e s t , the wetter patches o f w h i c h p r o v i d e d more than a d e q u a t e c o v e r i n g s of s t i c k y , w e t , c l i m y , ' c l a y e y ' mud!! George S i v e l l weathered these conditions well to f i n i s h 4 t h , w i t h S t e v e Webb 17th a n d P a u l C l a r k e 2 4 t h . Other notable performances were given by Martin C o o p e r , A n d y D a v e y , Ian A l v e y , T i m Waite, Brian Ackford and Maurice'Wilson. Ian A l v e y

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12 - F E L I X , N O V E M B E R 5th 1976

Edinburgh quits NUS a referendum last In Friday, the students of Edinburgh University voted 1,894 t o 1,675 t o d i s by a f f i l i a t e from N U S . This d e c i s i o n , made b y a high 33% turn-out, h a s deprived N U S o f £12,000 p a (2.7% of i t s income) a s w e l l a s 10,000 m e m b e r s . Of the eight Scottish universities, Strathclyde, Glasgow a n d St A n d r e w s wer e already outside N U S , whilst Dundee, Aberdeen, Stirling and Heriot-Watt c o n t i n u e their a f f i l i a t i o n The referendum s e e m s t o indicate the v i e w s o f the 'silent majority', since a l l the m a i n p o l i t i c a l o r g a n i z a t i o n s at the u n i v e r s i t y , from B r o a d Left to F e d e r a t i o n of C o n servative Students, opposed disaffiliation. Commenting on the d e c i s i o n , as N U S spokesman, said: 'After a little while out in the cold, Edinburgh will come back again'.

Further fears Following the recent announcement of further cut-backs in public spending, it seems likely that t h e Science Research Council's budget for 1980 w i l l b e reduced not b y a s i x t h , a s forecast in last week's Student W o r l d ' , but b y a q u a r t e r . This m a k e s it a l l the more probable that university education and research w i l l be a f f e c t e d .

t F o u n d e d : 1973 - at the start o f the w o r l d r e c e s s i o n . Headquarters: T o k y o . Rector: D r J|tmes Hester, former p r e s i d e n t of N e w Y o r k University. Governors: c o u n c i l appointed b y W a l d h e i m a n d the U N E S C O chief. M a i n programme: r e s e a r c h i n t o w o r l d hunger . Works through established u n i v e r s i t i e s and research i n s t i t u t e s : T h i s i s more e c o n o m i c a l ! Now wants 8500m, s o it c a n live off c a p i t a l ,

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A p i l o t O pen U n i v e r s i t y scheme at Wakefield P r i s o n has proved so successful that i t m a y be e x t e n d e d to other j a i l s i n the c o u n t r y . the O p e n U n i v e r s i t y When started i n ' 1971, 16 p r i s o n e r s at W a k e f i e l d ' s top security prison enrolled on courses. The Understanding Society course p r o v e d to b e the most popular a m o n g s t the i n m a t e s ; some o f whom wer e s e r v i n g l i f e s e n t e n c e s for murder.

n Students • at the C e n t r a l London Polytechnic boycotted the W e l l s Street C a n t e e n last Thursday (28th O c t ) a s a protest against rising prices and f a l l i n g s t a n d a r d s i n the Polys Canteens. the start of term, At Taylorplan Canteens increased prices b y 1 8 % furthermore they a b o l i s h e d the s u c c e s s f u l meal-of-the-day' (a s e t m e a l at a slightly lower price) w h i c h operated i n two canteens last year. McGarel, the C L P Union

Red tape & dark skins Guardian has exposed The a Government plan that could seriously affect a l l current and potential overseas students | n Britain. T h e plan i s embodied i n a confidential Home O f f i c e a n d DES draft circular which encourages colleges and universities to give evidence in cases of v i s a renewal applications that t h e o v e r s e a s student i s in fact continuing with h i s course of studies and, i n m o s t c a s e s , that he has attended them regularly'. This policing • policy will affect the 5 3 , 0 0 0 o v e r s e a s i n B r i t a i n , of w h o m students 8,500 a r e a t L o n d o n U n i v e r s i t y , mostly a s postgraduates, a n d it i s d e s i g n e d t o 'help to maintain an effective immigration control'.

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further r e c o m m e n d a t i o n is that universities refer overseas students' admission applications to an Entry Certification Officer, an immigration o f f i c i a l i n their own country, w h o w i l l be authorised t o e x a m i n e the student's knowledge of English and his financial standing. A n d this official.

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will be empowered to refuse students the r i g h t to c o m e to Britain, even if they are sponsored by their own government. Colleges would a l s o be e n c o u r a g e d t o require deposits from overseas students before admitting them. These restrictions, s a y the c i r c u l a r , are 'in order to prevent wasted journeys to the UK.'

t NUS, L S O and other organizations concerned with foreign students have already protested t o the H o m e O f f i c e about t h e c i r c u l a r , a n d there is t o be a p i c k e t at D E S next Thursday at 1.30pm. Richard S i l v e r , P r e s i d e n t of ULU, d e s c r i b e d the news a s 'absolutely scandalous', a n d said, 'We'll go to fantastic lengths to smash this one—If they want a riot on their hands, the Home Office is asking for it'. In d e f e n c e - o f the c i r c u l a r , Gordon Oakes M P , Minister of State at D E S , s a i d i n a r a d i o i n t e r v i e w that i t 'breaks no new ground' a n d that 'you can't expect the British taxpayer indefinitely to support overseas students'.

Newspaper, a l s o reports that spot c h e c k s i n d i c a t e d that the quality of food is getting w o r s e . It a l s o p o i n t s o u t that since the Poly heavily subsidises Taylorplan — last year t o more than £ 1 0 0 , 0 0 0 it i s i n the i n t e r e s t s o f a l l the s t u d e n t s to e n s u r e v a l u e for m o n e y .

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s Overseas Students A t L e e d s U n i v e r s i t y a r e r e f u s i n g t o pay part of their tuition fees i n protest a t the 3 0 % i n c r e a s e since last year, and against the f a c t that the o v e r s e a s students are r e q u i r e d t o p a y considerably more than t h e i r British counterparts. The overseas students are paying £442.80 into an account specially opened for the purpose by t h e S t u d e n t s ' Union, a n d the U n i o n i s paying £250 o f t h i s t o the University,

In t h e front page lead story l a s t w e e k ' s THES i t is s u g g e s t e d that government officials i n t h e Department of Education and Science are expecting a drop in numbers o f u n i v e r s i t y s t u d e n t s of a r o u n d 7.000 next y e a r a s Higher grants f o r s t u d e n t s a r e s u l t o f f e e i n c r e a s e s (see studying s c i e n c e and e n g i n e e r fast week's FELIX). This ing are b e i n g c o n s i d e r e d b y w o u l d b e the f i r s t drop s i n c e the Government, Mrs Shirely 1939, and would result in a Williams, E d u c a t i o n Secretary, total of 268,000 students, said. 17,00 0 f e w e r t h a n the g o v e r n This w a s one of the ment t a r g e t . proposals being considered to encourage young people Informed s o u r c e s a t the to take up s u b j e c t s w h i c h universities, h o w e v e r , do not are at present underbelieve that s u c h a drop i s subscribed. likely.

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Jon Callaghan IC Union and F E L I X regret to announce the death of Jon Callaghan (Geology I last year) as a result of a mining accident, at the Wheal Jane Mine, Truro, Cornwall. We offer our sympathy to his family and friends.

Tories oppose rival union A former Tory minister last week criticised the creation of the B S A a s contrary t o the p r e s e n t T o r y policy o f reform from w i t h i n the u n i o n s , a c c o r d i n g to a G u a r d i a n report, 'The NUS is an effective voice for the student case,' he said, 'That is why the Federation of Conservative Students is absolutely right to be taking a very active part in its affairs.' A University course in swearing at Manchester may h a v e to be University c a l l e d off for l a c k of c a n d i d a t e s . T h e course i n " T h e Psychology of S w e a r i n g " h a s a l r e a d y b e e n attacked a s a " w a s t e of taxpayers' money" b y Mr Normanton, a Cheshir e M P ,

r There w i l l be a Major Claims Union Finance Comm it t ee at 18.00hrs in the U n i o n S e n i o r C o m m o n Room on Monday 15th N o v e m b e r . Any club anticipating e x p e n d i t u r e of a n o n - a n n u a l nature, i e for e x p e n d i t u r e which could not be a n t i cipated in drafting estimates for the y e a r , s h o u l d c o n t a c t t h e i r r e s p e c t i v e major s u b committee e x e c u t i v e with a view to having their case put f o e w a r d . Please note that claims will not be accepted after t7.00hrs on Wednesday 10th November.

r Hopefully y o u re reading this on F r i d a y morning a n d s o w i l l know know that there i s a demo of the D u p l i c a t i n g M a c h i n e s in the F E L I X Outer O f f i c e at 13.00 T O D A Y . A l l those pr es en t w i l l be r e g i s t e r e d to s i g n for the k e y s t o t h e machines.

R H o n d a C D 175, K r e g i s t r a t i o n . Very good c o n d i t i o n , M e t a l l i c Blue; £145 o n o . Must S e l l , £20 guarantee g i v e n for one month. See C l i f f Miller, 77 B e i t H a l l Int, 2753,

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