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E x - R C S U Presiden t Steve Brightman escaped unhurt w h e n h i s c a r c r a s h e d into t h e Mechanical Engineering building last F r i d a y night. The a c c i d e n t happened at around 11.30pm, w h e n Mr Brightman's yellow Dolomite S p r i n t w a s t r a v e l l i n g from t h e Sherfield Building towards Mechanical Engineering. The c a r f a i l e d to n e g o t i a t e the r i g h t hand bend at M e c h E n g .

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It s t r u c k the k e r b , turned o n i t s s i d e a n d then p l o u g h e d into three w i n d o w s o n l e v e l one of the engineering building. T h e r e w a s n o f i r e , a n d the occupants o f the c a r , Mr Brightman and D a v e N i c k s o n , emerged u n i n j u r e d but s h a k e n from the battered v e h i c l e . E s t i m a t e s vary greatly as to the c o s t o f the damage t o the car a n d b u i l d i n g .

Mines President Paul Kurowski this week refused to streak around the Albert Hall to raise Rag funds. He said it lowers the. lowers the image of RSM. Perhaps some others, who could raise the standard should accompany him.

Procession on despite squabbles

Rag off? -No way! This year's Rag Procession is to go ahead as announced in last week's FELIX. This was agreed, after much intraCCU squabling and petty recriminations, at a Carnival Committee meeting on Wednesday evening. The Procession will be waved off by the Rector and Lady Flowers tomorrow morning. Although an affirmative d e c i s i o n w a s r e a c h e d , at one s t a g e a s e c t i o n o f the m e e t i n g almost swung o p i n i o n to the contrary.

L e d by C h r i s M o r r e l , R C S U P r e s i d e n t , this conclave c o m plained bitterly about t h e arrangements made f o r the P r o c e s s i o n a n d the fact that only two twenty-foot lorries were a v a i l a b l e to c a r r y f o u r f l o a t s o n the P r o c e s s i o n . 'With only two lorries we're going to be the laughing stock of Kensington,' M i s s Morrel c l a i m e d . John Kearns, last year's Rag Chairman, answered her by p o i n t i n g out that Q u e e n E l i z a b e t h C o l l e g e , only h a d three l o r r i e s o n t h e i r (very successful) Rag Procession last year.

RCS Rag totals up RCS Union this week s u r p a s s e d their last year's t o t a l f o r money c o l l e c t e d for R a g . They did so whilst selling R a g M a g s to those o n W e d n e s d a y ' s N U S / T U C ' F i g h t the C u t s ' march. R C S U h a v e now c o l l e c t e d £1,583 f o r R a g t h i s y e a r , £ 8 0 greater than l a s t y e a r ' s t o t a l . £100 of the t o t a l came from R a g M a g s a l e s on W e d n e s d a y . T h e march w a s the b i g g e s t industrial demonstration in London i n recent times. Over 40,000 people attended, i n c l u d i n g some 35 o r s o from IC Union. Demonstrators

r e a c t e d q u i t e w e l l to the R a g Mag s e l l e r s , although ex-IC President Trevor Phillips j e s t e d 'Why don't you come into line with the rest of us'.

Mascots The University College m a s c o t P h i n e a s w a s returned by G u i l d s t o U C a t t h e C & G U bar night o n S u n d a y . T h e mascot was transferred at a b o u t 10pm, a l t h o u g h U C s t u d e n t s a r r i v e d at the U n i o n bar by 8pm. T h e y j o i n e d , but wer e u n s u c c e s s f u l , i n the G u i l d s bar n i g h t f e s t i v i t i e s .

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The R C S U disappointment w a s h e i g h t e n e d s i n c e they have gone to great l e n g t h s t o obtain float that l e d the Lord Mayor's P r o c e s s i o n last Saturday. This features a lar g e r o b i n , a momento to S i r R o b i n G i l l e t the n e w L o r d Mayor. R C S U later urged e v e r y o n e to get a s many v e h i c l e s a n d people a s possible dressed up a n d out o n t h e P r o c e s s i o n . The meeting began' degendue to lack of erating, p o s i t i v e c h a i r i n g by M a r t i n J u d k i n s , the R a g C h a i r m a n . It took a r a l l y i n g c a l l o f 'Let's do the best with what we've got' by J o h n W h i t e , I C U H o n S e c , to r e s t o r e order to t h e m e e t i n g a n d s y m p a t h y to t h i s y e a r ' s P r o c e s s i o n arrangements.

g More w r a n g l i n g e n s u e d o v e r the q u e s t i o n of a s p e c i a l R a g e d i t i o n of F E L I X . T h e i d e a was given the go-ahead and the C C U P r e s i d e n t s w i l l b e responsible for s e l l i n g this s p e c i a l i s s u e of F E L I X w h i c h is published on December 3rd. It w i l l c o s t 5p a n d a l l t h e money collected s h a l l go to R a g . R a g Week ' 7 6 i t s e l f b e g a n l a s t n i g h t w i t h the R a g a n d Drag Queen Competition, comp e r e d by J o h n D o w n s , I C U Hon Sec 1975-76. This evening, the Three-Legged P u b C r a w l (start S t a n ' s B a r , 7.00pm) carries on the festivities.



T h e R C S Smoking C o n c e r t , advertised as beginning at 7.00pm next T h u r s d a y , i n f a c t , b e g i n s a t 8.00pm. T h e d a y , thougjj was c o y j e c t

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Thesis going cheap...only £170 I j u s t knew that I s h o u l d not h a v e mentioned sentence shuffling i n my p r e v i o u s literary m a s t e r p i e c e . N o s o o n e r had t h e w o r d s been l o v i n g l y c o e r c e d from t h i s r e l i c of a t y p e w r i t e r , than the editor a n d h i s subordinates ruthlessly m u t i l a t e d t h i s o n s l a u g h t . J u s t t o be o n the s a f e s i d e t h i s i s paragraph o n e . A n d s o t o para t w o . D o u b t l e s s e v e r y one h a s been h a r a s s i n g Mr D e w e y t o a s k h i m w h e r e the w o r l d f a m o u s P G p i e c e w a s l a s t w e e k ; ( s t r a n g e l y no — E d ) w e l l y o u c a n let h i m up n o w . My t y p e w r i t e r i s b a c k from i t s f i v e t h o u s a n d mistake s e r v i c e , s o I can tell you what's "been h a p p e n i n g . A v e r y r e d u c e d P G c o m m i t t e e met a c o u p l e of w e e k s a g o , despite its s i z e , useful d i s c u s s i o n e n s u e d h e l p e d a l o n g by a drop of s h e r r y . One a m a z i n g f a c t w h i c h I w a s a b l e to bring t o the n o t i c e of the c o m m i t t e e w a s a rough figure f o r the c o s t of p r o d u c i n g a t h e s i s for P h D w o r k . T h i s c o m e s t o around £170, a l t h o u g h c o n s i d e r a b l e f l u c t u a t i o n s c a n be e x p e c t e d d e p e n d i n g on s i z e and c o n t e n t . I rang the N E R C , at t h e i r r e q u e s t , t o g i v e them t h i s f i g u r e and took the opportunity t o a s k t h e i r v i e w s on t h i s matter.



T h e f a c e l e s s v o i c e at the other e n d t o l d me that the o f f i c i a l v i e w w a s t h a t a p r o p o r t i o n of the c o s t w a s s e c r e t e d in t h e m a i n t a i n a n c e grant e a c h y e a r a n d the s t u d e n t w a s s u p p o s e d to s a v e t h i s u p . When a s k e d if h e b e l i e v e d t h i s the v o i c e s o u n d e d l e s s than c o n v i n c e d . I went o n t o s u g g e s t that the amount ought t o be r e c l a i m a b l e in the s a m e w a y a s travel expenditure. The v o i c e noted this with the telephonic equivalent of i n t e r e s t , and went off to refer the matter to h i s c o m m i t t e e . I intend t o make similar suggestions to the S R C and D E S . M e a n w h i l e I s h a l l be l o o k i n g i n t o other w a y s of a l e v i a t i n g t h i s burden within College. The



from t h e m e e t i n g w a s that a s o c i a l event s h o u l d be h e l d on t h e e v e n i n g of the 25th of N o v e m b e r , t h a t ' s a T h u r s d a y . It w i l l take the form of a c h e e s e a n d w i n e e v e n i n g c o s t i n g only 75p a t i c k e t and s t a r t i n g at 6 . 4 5 p m . T h e venue i s a s not y e t f i x e d , but w a t c h for p o s t e r s f o r further details. Tickets s h o u l d be a v a i l a b l e s o o n from o u r d e p a r t m e n t a l c o n t a c t s . It i s hoped t o p r o v i d e a d i s c o and a bar.

y O n e d i s t u r b i n g thing about IC i s j u s t how e a s y it i s f o r someone t o w a l k i n and s t e a l t h i n g s . O b v i o u s l y w e d o n ' t want s e c u r i t y c h e c k s on a l l e n t r a n c e s s o i t ' s up t o u s t o w a t c h out and be s e n s i b l e . T h e thefts i n v o l v e m a s s e s of p e r s o n a l b e l o n g i n g s and money b e l o n g i n g to s t u d e n t s a s w e l l a s o f f i c e a n d l a b equipment. Several simple things c a n be done t o r e d u c e t h e s e t h e f t s ; 1) N e v e r l e a v e c h e q u e b o o k s , c a s h , or c r e d i t c a r d s i n your o f f i c e , e x c e p t in l o c k e d d r a w e r s or c u p b o a r d s ; 2) Whenever p o s s i b l e l o c k a l l l a b s and o f f i c e s w h e n they a r e unattended e v e n if only f o r a few m i n u t e s ; 3) L o c k a w a y a l l s m a l l p i e c e s of v a l u a b l e equipment w h e n not in u s e ( c a m e r a s , c a l c u l a t o r s , e t c ) . When in u s e e n s u r e that c a l c u l a t o r s a r e i n l o c k e d bench f r a m e s . 4) Q u e s t i o n a n y o n e that y o u a r e not f a m i l i a r w i t h w h o i s w a n d e r i n g in or near your l a b or o f f i c e area. I hops that w e c a n thus r e d u c e t h e c o s t a n d i n c o n v e n i e n c e of t h e f t s b o t h to the c o l l e g e and i n d i v i d u a l s . A n d thus i n f a c t e n d s the a r t i c l e . U L U P G C o m m i t t e e w i l l be d i s c u s s i n g the e f f e c t s of the proposed fee i n c r e a s e s on L o n d o n P G s and I s h a l l be r e p o r t i n g on t h i s s o o n . In tfie meantime d o n ' t forget t o w a t c h out for more d e t a i l s of the great P G P a r t y .

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A t present t h e only c o n t e s t e d post i s o f Mr I C W A and e l e c t i o n s f o r him w i l l take p l a c e later t o d a y . D e s p i t e rumours to the contrary there i s d e f i n a t e l y g o i n g t o be a E a s t e r B a l l ' and it s h o u l d be q u i t e a b i t c h e a p e r than any other B a l l s ! ! ! ICWA w i l l a l s o b e having a C h r i s t m a s luncheon on T u e s 14th D e c w h i c h s h o u l d be q u i t e a f e s t i v e e v e n t ; but more d e t a i l s later. Isobel D o n n e l l y

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S i n c e there h a s been a l a c k of support a n d a number of c o m p l a i n t s about t h e d i f f i c u l t y of the t r eas ur e hunt I'll g i v e a further (and f i n a l ) hint that the c a p i t a l i n q u e s t i o n i s not e s c u d o e s ...I w i l l a l l o w a further w e e k s g r a c e for a n s w e r s . A n y b o d y w h o has s e n t i n an a n s w e r a n d n o w f e e l s it may be incorrect, can send in a second attempt. However, the s e c o n d answer w i l l be c o u n t e d ( e v e n if the f i r s t a n s w e r h a d been rightjL The second clue is:Men and Women showing reverence to superiors or the English Archers at Agin Court perhaps. T h e a n s w e r s to both c l u e s (and 20p) to r e a c h room 9 8 B e i t H a l l by T h u r s (25th) by l u n c h t i m e . I f e e l I s h o u l d point out that the f i r s t three c l u e s are t o h e l p find the t r e a s u r e for w h i c h t h e " t r e a s u r e h u n t " c l u e w i l l be the fourth and f i n a l o n e . G o o d l u c k to a l l who enter. to a l l our newly Congratualtions elected committee:Madeleine Scott — H o n . S e c . PadU ne Day — Treasurer Eileen McAuliffe - Life Sciences Rep. Arlene F r a n c e s — Mines Rep

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How much is YOUR company losing? Hugh Barrett looks at the NUS service companies A n important point to bear in mind w h e n d i s c u s s i n g N U S S e r v i c e s i s that they are our s e r v i c e s w h o , through N U S c o n f e r e n c e , are a c c o u n t a b l e t o u s .

N U S T r a v e l ( N U S T ) have h a d c o n t s i d e r a b l e d i f f i c u l t i e s over t h e last f e w y e a r s , e s s e n t i a l l y d u e to a l a c k of c a p i t a l . L a s t y e a r _they lost a l m o s t £300,00 0 (on a £6.5M turnover) and a r e s e t to l o s e o v e r £100,00 0 t h i s y e a r . D r a s t i c e c o n o m i e s and other m e a s u r e s h a v e h a d t o be i n t r o d u c e d t o c o m b a t these losses, v i z 35 redundancies and the i n t r o d u c t i o n of a new top managment team. T h e s e measures w i l l hopefuly p r o d u c e a b r e a k e v e n s i t u a t i o n in t w o y e a r s t i m e , a n d a n opportunity t o pay off the a c c u m u l a t e d d e f i c i t o v e r t h e following years. N U S w i l l not pay a n y of i t s i n c o m e from s u b s c r i p t i o n s t o any service c o m p a n y , s o c a s h , to tide N U S T o v e r t h i s p e r i o d , h a s been i n j e c t e d from a n o u t s i d e c o n c e r n , the A u s t r a l i a n N U S T . E n d s l e i g h Insurance i s in a much healthier financial position; estimated p r o f i t s t h i s y e a r w i l l be around £ 1 5 0 , 0 0 0 .

T h e bulk of t h i s s t e m s from the great s u c c e s s of the 6-month c a r i n s u r a n c e s c h e m e . T h i s a c c o u n t s for 4 5 % of E n d s l e i g h ' s income. E n d s l e i g h are helping N U S in t h e i r f i n a n c i a l d i f f i c u l t i e s by p u r c h a s i n g their tax l o s s e s . S o , i n s t e a d of p a y i n g c o r p o r a t i o n t a x to the G o v e r n ment, E n d s l e i g h are putting money into N U S T . A rather c ut e a c c o u n t i n g f i d d l e I think!

g E n d s l e i g h Printing (Photomech and U n i p r i n t ) a r e a l s o in f i n a n c i a l t roubl e for b a s i c a l y the same r e a s o n s a s t r a v e l . T h e y h a v e a projected c o m b i n e d l o s s of £72,000. Steps a r e b e i n g taken to remedy t h i s a n d I t h i n k that they a r e suceeding. A c l o u d on the h o r i z o n , h o w e v e r , i s a d e c i s i o n by the N a t i o n a l G r a p h i c a l A s s o c i a t i o n (who form a c l o s e d s h o p ' a t P h o t o mech) to only a c c e p t b u s i n e s s if the artwork h a s been done by N G A m e m b e r s . S i n c e a lot of P h o t o m e c h ' s trade i s w i t h s t u d e n t s and their u n i o n s , w h o normally d o t h e i r own a r t w o r k , t h e c o m p a n y c o u l d be badly a f f e c t e d . T h e r e i s , though, good n e w s from N U S M a r k e t i n g , a new c o m p a n y , w h i c h

i s e x p a n d i n g r a p i d l y . T h i s y e a r it h a s a l r e a d y n o t c h e d up s a l e s of £ 2 0 0 , 0 0 0 . A f i n a n c i a l breakdown (!) i s not y e t a v a i l i b l e , but I s u s p e c t that i n i t i a l c o s t of s e t t i n g up the c o m p a n y , w i l l b a l a n c e this y e a r ' s ' p r o f i t s ' . T h e d i s c o u n t c a r d has been a m a s s i v e s u c s e s s . B y the w a y if y o u c a n n o t o b t a i n a d i s c o u n t at a s t o r e w h i c h i s l i s t e d in the d i s c o u n t h a n d b o o k , a n d you have a d i s c o u n t c a r d , y o u s h o u l d w r i t e d i r e c t to N U S who w i l l refund the amount of d i s c o u n t y o u have lost a n d take the matter u p w i t h the s t o r e involved. On a happier line, John Menzies have joined the scheme and are now offering a 70% discount to students. F o l l o w i n g last w e e k ' s open E x t e r n a l Affairs meeting, we have submitted amendments to N U S motions on W e l f a r e , Housing, NUS Constitution, NUS Services, G r a n t s and C u t s and South A f r i c a . T h e s e m o t i o n s , if p r i o r i t i z e d , w i l l be c o m p o s i t e d a n d , h o p e f u l l y , returned to the U n i o n i n time for them t o be d i s c u s s e d at the U G M on D e c e m b e r 2 n d . H e r e w e w i l l be a b l e to mandate o u r d e l e g a t e s t o N U S Conference.


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g Wednesday's Carnival Committee meeting was not a happy occasion. T o see respectably ranked members of the Union indulging in petty squabbles just to uphold the image of their C C U does them, Rag and ICU no good whatsoever. L e t ' s hope we can now get down to the spirit of IC Rag and its associated socialising, without inter and intra — C C U bickering. Enjoy yourselves. Rag Week i s here.

gone up since October l s t . In fact they went up (about 2 — 5p a meal) last Friday to allow for items that have increased in price since the last refectory increase. Mr Mooney IS allowed to do this without referral to Refectory Committee. The latter have decided not to increase prices at the present time. Hmm (pause for thought I



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Regarding Nick B ' s claim (page 4) that the idea of a new sub-committee for overseas students was h i s . I have it on good authority that was not. T h e persons concerned have threatened to write a letter to F E L I X explaining a l l next week. Besides which if it was h i s idea where was he when the meeting took place?

Just in case you were taken in by our story ('Food prices stay constant', front page) last week or by Nick Brayshaw's Pres Cutting's (page 4 ) this week, refectory prices H A V E

The Business Manager and I are finding it difficult to get out to see local' advertisers. We would like a

Sexism reinstated Birmingham University S t u d e n t s . G u i l d h a s c o m e out in f a v o u r o f s e x i s t e v e n t s a f t e r a w e e k of f i e r c e d e b a t e . T h e trouble started when the G u i l d ' s M e d i c a l S o c i e t y a d v e r t i s e d their forthcoming 'Dragperson B a l l ' . L a s t Tuesday a heated two hour G u i l d ' s C o u n c i l d e b a t e l e d to a m o t i o n b a n n i n g s u c h events. The ball was described as ' d i s g u s t i n g and degrading' by some ( G u i l d ) C o u n c i l l o r s , w h o a r g u e d that ' e x t e n s i v e damage to Guild buildings a n d s t a f f h a d r e s u l t e d from previous Dragperson B a l l s . Their dec is io n was reversed at a n e x t r e m e l y w e l l a t t e n d e d G u i l d General Meeting (equivalent to an I C U G M ) . D e s p i t e heated discussion the majority for s e x i s t . e v e n t s was large. (Redbrick — Birmingham Univ. paper)

Social needs first A c a l l for a r e v o l u t i o n i n Government economic thinking w a s made a t T u e s d a y ' s S o c i a l ist Society meeting. T o m Litteric M P proposed a r e v i v a l o f the a l l o c a t i o n o f investment resources a c c o r d i n g to s o c i a l n e e d s ; h e r e j e c t e d the current trend, where 'the prices of consumer goods are determined by the capitalistic egoes of a few selfish elements. He thought that the u s e o f o l d m e t h o d s t o c o n t a i n unemployment a n d p r i c e s w a s p o i n t l e s s a s they h a d not * w o r k e d i n the p a s t . H e c a l l e d for the s o c i a l i s a t i o n of the "big f e w " w h o h a v e the power to control Britain's e x t e r n a l trade to s u i t t h e i r w h i m , s o that t h e y s h o u l d be accountable for their a c t i o n s to the p u b l i c .



few volunteers to train as B u s i n e s s A s s i s t a n t s . A desire to help F E L I X and an urge to sell are the only prerequisities. Duncan Suss and I feel able to teach applicants a l l the necessary skills. (Aren't we damn egotists). F E L I X O f f i c e , Imperial College Prince Consort Road, Union, L o n d o n SW7 2 B B T e l 01 589 5111 ext 1 0 4 8 / 1 0 4 2 / 1 0 4 3 i n t 2 8 8 1 . 1976 Many t h a n k s to G i l l M c C o n w a y , Ian M o r s e , J e n H a r d y - S m i t h , Mark K u s e , Howard Cheetham, Chris Palmer, Duncan Suss, Trevor P ool e Terry Westoby, Andrew E v a n s , Dave Crabbe, Alison, Mike Slone-Murphy, J o n Lorraine, Tony Jones Pingpong, Steve E a r l y and M u k o z o k e - - . T a too a n y o n e e l s e I've f o r g o t t e n . Editor - C l i v e

Abel to handle Rents freeze -thaw expected ICWA R u p e r t A b e l ( M i n i n g 2) w a s e l e c t e d Mr ICWA o n Monday. T h e p o s t , m a k e s Mr A b e l t h e o n l y member o f I C W A . The competition w a s this year j u d g e d o n w h o c o u l d best help ICWA and not a s in p a s t y e a r s , where the w i n n e r w a s the man w i t h the k n o b b l i e s t knees. F i v e competitors enteied the c o m p e t i t i o n , b u t o n l y 2 turned up to M o n d a y ' s m e e t i n g , Mr A b e l a n d R S M U H o n S e c Steve P a t e r s o n . Mr A b e l p l e d g e d h i m s e l f to promote ICWA's interests, a l t h o u g h h e ' s n o t sure how he w i l l go about t h i s .

MORE DISCOUNT

College H a l l and House r e n t s w i l l not b e i n c r e a s e d n e x t term. T h i s d e c i s i o n .was taken last week at a meeting of- the F i n a n c e S u b - C o m m i t t e e of the College Student Residence Committee. Recent national press reports have suggest, however, that t h i s w i l l not r e m a i n the s i t u a t i o n for v e r y m u c h l o n g e r . A n i n c r e a s e , i n r e a l t e r m s , of

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2 5 % h a s b e e n p u t f or war d i n a c o n f i d e n t i a l Department o f Education and Science document l e a k e d to T h e Guardian newspaper.

Bo' blow out Boanerges, the Guilds v e t r a n c a r , s u f f e r e d a tyre blow-out during Saturday's Lord Mayor's Show. B o ' was thus u n a b l e to c o m p l e t e the show p r o c e s s i o n . The blow-out h a s left a three-quarter i n c h h o l e i n t h e tyre, which i s l i k e l y t o ' c o s t £ 5 0 to r e p a i r .

letter Guilds reply

J O H N M E N Z I E S , the w e l l known high street s t a t i o n e r s , have joined the N a t i o n a l Student Discount Scheme. Henceforth a l l NSDS card h o l d e r s w i l l get a 10% d i s c o u n t a t their on goods bought stores. If y o u h a v e n ' t bought your Dis c oun t C a r d y e t then I C Union h a s just obtained a fresh s t o c k . T h e s e are a v a i l a b l e from the U n i o n O f f i c e .

D e a r S i r , — It w a s w i t h great i n t e r e s t that we r e a d the l e t t e r in l a s t w e e k ' s F E L I X from M e s s r e s Braund and Dodge e n t i t l e d ' L - P l a t e s for L u n a c y ' . In it they c l a i m e d that R C S that by definition, 'feel mascotry should b e good humoured a c t i v i t y w i t h n o r e a l violence a n d definitely no a c t i o n s w h i c h c o u l d endanger l i f e or l i m b ' , and a d d e d that they w o u l d c o n t i n u e to f o l l o w these g u i d e l i n e s .

Sporting success

It w a s w i t h some s u r p r i s e , therefore, that after the E l e c E n g freshers dinner we found that barriers and obstacles h a d been p l a c e d in the r o a d o u t s i d e C i v E n g w i t h the r e s u l t that the c a r of o u r g u e s t speaker w a s damaged. Furthermore, there w a s a trip wire a c r o s s the R e c t o r ' s Gate (a fact w h i c h w a s w i t n e s s e d b y the D e a n o f R C S ) which would certainly endanger limbs. W h i l s t w e a p p r e c i a t e that one cannot control completely the actions of individual members of the U n i o n , M r B r a u n d might s e t a better example than to invite a

I C ' s D a v i d R o s e n has won the p r e m i e r I n d i v i d u a l O r i e n teering C h a m p i o n s h i p for S o u t h E a s t E n g l a n d . H e c l i n c h e d the title at Sunday's final South E a s t e r n G a l l o p p e n where he c a m e s e c o n d , w i n n i n g four out of the s e v e n e v e n t s . S e v e n G a l l o p p e n , or league events are h e l d e a c h y e a r . T h i s brought h i s points t o t a l f o r the C h a m p i o n s h i p to 498 out o f a p o s s i b l e 5 0 0 . Rosen's consistent performance c o u l d w e l l put h i m i n l i n e , for a p l a c e i n the B r i t i s h team at t h e next World Championships.

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member o f G u i l d s t o a s t a n d up f i s t f i g h t , i n front o f many impressionable freshers. We c e r t a i n l y agree w i t h R C S that m a s c o t r y s h o u l d b e n o n - v i o l e n t but \ye j u s t w i s h that they were c a p a b l e o f abidin g by their o w n guidelines. Yours sincerely, Steve Dearing (President C & G C U ) Dave L o r d (Vice President C & G C U )

 

'I d o remember, my V i c a r t o l d me the d i f f e r e n c e o n c e ' — Chris Palmer. ' A h o l e ' s not w o r t h a n e x p l a n a t i o n mark i f i t ' s o n l y two i n c h e s i n diameter' — Duncan. 'I get u n d r e s s e d f o r d u p it's quite an licating, e x p e r i e n c e ' — John White.

'I do not subscribe to getting pissed out of my mind' — Paul JEkpenyong C o p y D e a d l i n e for next issue M O N D A Y 2PM.


4 - F E L I X , N O V E M B E R 19th 1976

by IC Union

Ins and outs of the WELFARE Rent Act T h e R e n t A c t i s often c i t e d a s the r e a s o n f o r the s h o r t a g e of a c c o m m o d a t i o n i n L o n d o n . It w a s i n t r o d u c e d to g i v e more r i g h t s t o the t e n a n t , but d o e s it h e l p y o u ? T h e r e are d i f f e r e n t c l a s s e s under t h e A c t , s u c h a s r e s i d e n t and n o n - r e s i d e n t l a n d l o r d s . F i r s t l y , I w i l l c o n s i d e r the c a s e where you have a resident landlord. A s they are r e s i d e n t they t ake a d v a n t a g e of a s p e c i a l d i s p e n s a t i o n i n t h e A c t w h i c h r e m o v e s y o u r right to s e c u r i t y of tenure u n l e s s the a c c o m m o d a t i o n i s a purpose b u i l t b l o c k of f l a t s w h e n t h e e x e m p t i o n d o e s not n e c e s s a r i l y a p p l y . A lodger or tenant w i t h a r e s i d e n t l a n d l o r d h a s t h e r i g h t t o h a v e a rent f i x e d by a R e n t T r i b u n a l u n l e s s y o u have food p r o v i d e d a n d t h i s forms a s u b s t a n t i a l part of the r e n t . If y o u have a n o n - r e s i d e n t l a n d l o r d it i s p r o b a b l e that y o u h a v e a_ r e g u l a t e d t e n a n c y . H o w e v e r t h e r e a r e , of c o u r s e , e x e m p t i o n s s u c h a s H a l l s of R e s i d e n c e . Regulated tenants have s e c u r i t y of tenure a n d the rents are s u b j e c t t o R e n t r e g u l a t i o n , whether t h e property be f u r n i s h e d or u n f u r n i s h e d . A s a tenant y o u h a v e s e c u r i t y of tenure e v e n when y o u r t e n a n c y e x p i r e s ; y o u d o not have t o l e a v e u n l e s s the c o u r t s grant a n o r d e r of p o s s e s s i o n a g a i n s t y o u . U n f o r t u n a t e l y the A c t i s s l i g h t l y v a g u e s o e a c h c a s e h a s t o be taken' on i t s o w n m e r i t s ; if y o u h a v e any problems w i t h your accommodation please contact the W e l f a r e C e n t r e , 3rd F l o o r , of the U n i o n Building.

Sxetutiue Welcome o n c e a g a i n to t h e l i t e r a r y centre-point of F E L I X ! ! Before I delve •into a c o u p l e of m a t t e r s of current i n t e r e s t , l e t me s a y me e f f o r t s a r e ' a m p e r e d (pun) b y f a c t u a l i n n a c u r a c i e s i n F E L I X . L a s t week's issue contained three w h i c h I s h o u l d l i k e to c o r r e c t : (i) The C o l l e g e ' R e f e c t o r y Committee did not decide to recommend that refectory p r i c e s remain a t their present l e v e l after C h r i s t m a s . Wh^t they d i d d e c i d e w a s that they w o u l d n o t make a r e c o m m e n d a t i o n u n t i l further d i s c u s s i o n

ORANGE MOLE by IC Union Deputy President Derrick Everett T h e r e h a v e r e c e n t l y been a number of i n c i d e n t s w h e r e students have conducted t h e m s e l v e s 1n a l e s s t h a n c o m m e n d a b l e f a s h i o n . Increased r o w d i n e s s in S t a n ' s b a r i s a matter o n w h i c h many p e o p l e have commented, and seems mostly to involve individuals banned from the U n i o n bar .

Welfare officer John Morgan

 N i g n t l i n e and the U n i o n Welfare a r e c o m b i n i n g to o r g a n i s e a d i s c u s s i o n o n Suicide. Suicide i s a subject normally t a l k e d about i n e m b a r r a s s e d , h u s h e d whispers. It i s a p r o b l e m of our p r e s e n t s o c i e t y and u n d e r s t a n d i n g i t .goes a l o n g w a y to i t s c u r e . T h e r e i s g o i n g to be an o p e n m e e t i n g t i t l e d ' S u i c i d e , t o d o o r not to d o . ' o n Wednesday D e c e m b e r 1st at 1 9 . 0 0 h o u r s in Mech E n g 220. The d i s c u s s i o n w i l l be l e d b y J e a n B u r t , t h e j o i n t G e n e r a l S e c r e t a r y of the S a m a r i t a n s . It i s h o p e d that t h e e v e n i n g w i l l h a d t a k e n p l a c e o n the C o m m i t t e e , and the r e s u l t of that d i s c u s s i o n w i l l b e f o r w a r d e d to the G o v e r n o r s i n D e c e m b e r , ( i i ) In t h e o v e r s e a s - s t u d e n t s a r t i c l e i t s a y s that the p r o p o s a l s w e r e w e l c o m e d by- m e . Q u i t e t r u e , n o t o n l y w e r e they w e l c o m e d by m e , they w e r e s u g g e s t e d by me a f t e r a p a p e r g i v e n t o me b y P e t e Teague (President I C U ' 7 5 - 7 6 ) .

PRES CUTTINGS by IC Union President Nick Brayshaw ( i i i ) In the m i s i n f o r m e d tome from S t e v e Williams concerning the Discount C a r d scheme h e s a y s " w e w i l l be u n a b l e t o s e l l our c a r d s to the s t u d e n t s from o u r c o l l e g e b e c a u s e they w i l l j u s t g o to

remove suicide. become you can

 The l e g a l s e r v i c e o n Wednesday a f t e r n o o n s p r o v i d e d by l a w s t u d e n t s from the L o n d o n . S c h o o l o f E c o n o m i c s w i l l next be o n 1 s t D e c e m b e r i n the W e l f a r e C e n t r e ( l o c a t e d on the t hir d f l o o r of the U n i o n B u i l d i n g . If y o u h a v e a n y urgent l e g a l q u e r i e s p l e a s e c o n t a c t the Welfare C e n t r e any J u n c h t i m e b e t w e e n 12.30 a n d 13.30 hours . a s i t - i s p o s s i b l e to c o n s u l t a s o l i c i t o r o n y o u r b e h a l f . I m p e r i a l " . What a l o a d o f b u l l , b e c a u s e we agreed q u i t e e x p l i c i t y that we w o u l d o n l y s e l l the c a r d s to members o f I C U a n d no other c o l l e g e s . Here n o w i s your c h a n c e to e a r n some money: C a s h i e r i n the R e f e c t o r y . T h e U n i o n Refectory i s in need of another c a s h i e r in order to reduce t h e q u e u e s w h i c h develop each lunchtime. The going rate i s about £1 / h o u r a n d the j o b w o u l d be a c o u p l e o f h o u r s e a c h l u n c h t i m e , i e n e a r l y £10 per w e e k . A n y o n e i n t e r e s t e d (and h o n e s t ) , t h e n c o m e a n d s e e N i c k B r a y s h a w i n the U n i o n . Refectory Questionnaire. L a s t week I m e n t i o n e d that the U n i o n i s t o c o n d u c t a survey on " w h a t the customer w a n t s " , i n o r d e r , to get a good r e s p o n s e w e i n t e n d p a y i n g p e o p l e to s t a n d i n t h e r e f e c t s and a s k p e o p l e to a n s w e r t h e q u e s t i o n s , ie do a b i t o f market r e s e a r c h . R a t e s £ l / h o u r , free p e n a n d c l i p b o a r d s u p p l i e d — see N i c k B r a y s h a w . N o more n e w s , b u t see n e x t w e e k ' s a r t i c l e for the next star b a r g a i n s .

l e t me Further t o this, remind y o u that b e i n g on t h e U n i o n roof, w i t h o u t p e r m i s s i o n from m y s e l f , i s a d i s c i p l i n a r y o f f e n c e , and drinking parties on the roof are most definitely not on.

Official noticeboards: (i) Executive, Council and External Affairs Committee n o t i c e b o a r d s ; a l l in lower lounge. Nomination papers are posted o n the C o u n c i l board. (ii ) Welfare,- o u t s i d e w e l f a r e centre.

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S o c i e t i e s n o t i c e b o a r d s are placed:(i) O u t s i d e E n t s room (ii) outside Bar ( i i i ) by t e l e p h o n e s G e n e r a l not i c e b o a r d s : (i) 3 in lower -louhge (orange material) (ii ) o u t s i d e U n i o n O f f i c e ( i i i ) by a n d o p p o s i t e photobooth - (mostly earmarked f o r accommodation, lifts, jobs etc)

S o c i e t i e s n o t i c e b o a r d s in t h e basement General noticeboards, (i) t e l e v i s i o n lounge (ii ) board o u t s i d e refectory (not p o s t e r s ) (iii) basement Sherfield

many of t h e myths s u r r o u n d i n g It i s a l s o h o p e d that y o u w i l l a w a r e of the p r o b l e m a n d how assist.

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General noticeboards (i) on w a l k w a y , g l a s s c o v e r e d (ii ) in J C R a t B a t t e r y e n d .

Departmental N o t i c e b o a r d s A e o E n g none w h a t s o e v e r . Biochemistry and Chemistry: a d j a c e n t to lift and U G letter racks. Chemical E n g : Prince Consort R o a d e n t r a n c e foyer C i v i l Eng: Concourse area, level 201. E l e c t r i c a l E n g : Main entrance, walkway level. H u x l e y B u i l d i n g : none w h a t soever. Mechanical E n g : outside C & G U n i o n o f f i c e a n d by c l o c k mechanism. P h y s i c s : by U G L e t t e r r a c k s R o y a l S c h o o l of M i n e s : by letter r a c k s , right hand s i d e of f o y e r . Z o o l o g y and ' B o t a n y : i n t h e B i o l o g y common room a d j a c e n t to B e i t a r c h w a y .


F E L I X , N O V E M B E R 19th 1 9 7 6 - 5

Rag WeekTomorrow - Ralph McTell B o r n i n D e c e m b e r 1944 ( S a g g i t a r i o u s w i t h S a g g i t a r i o u s R i s i n g ) , R a l p h M c T e l l w a s brought up i n p o s t w a r L o n d o n by h i s mother,, H e h a d a grammar s c h o o l e d u c a t i o n p r i o r to s p e n d i n g f i v e months i n the A r m y . H e then bought h i s r e l e a s e a n d went to C o l l e g e , where h e s c r a p e d a f e w ' O ' l e v e l s , a n ' A ' l e v e l i n A r t , a n d p u r c h a s e d h i s f i r s t g u i t a r . T h i s w a s f o l l o w e d by j o b s s u c h a s g a r d e n i n g , c o n s t r u c t i o n s i t e work a n d a s a w a i t e r . T h e n c a m e a p e r i o d of p l a y i n g h i s g u i t a r o n the s t r e e t s o f E u r o p e . In P a r i s 1965 he met h i s future w i f e , N a n n a , w h o c o l l e c t e d money w h i l s t R a l p h p l a y e d the q u e u e s . In 1 9 6 6 , a f t e r h i s return to E n g l a n d , h e p l a y e d h i s f i r s t p r o f e s s i o n a l g i g s , (while a l s o a part-time porter). About this time R a l p h s t a r t e d s o n g w r i t i n g . In N o v e m b e r of that y e a r he wrote h i s c l a s s i c ' S t r e e t s of L o n d o n ' . He b e g a n r e g u l a r w o r k i n f o l k c l u b s d u r i n g 1968 a n d s o o n emerged a s a hero o n the C o l l e g e c i r c u i t . F r o m there he p r o g r e s s e d to tour f i r s t A m e r i c a , a n d then E u r o p e , s e l l i n g out a l l the w a y . In 1974 h e b e c a m e the f i r s t o n e man performer to f i l l the R o y a l A l b e r t H a l l to c a p a c i t y i n 14 y e a r s . R a l p h M c T e l l ' s fourth A l b u m for Warner B r o t h e r s Right Side Up h a s j u s t b e e n r e l e a s e d . T h e t r a c k s i n c l u d e 'Weather the Storm', h i s n e w s i n g l e , a s w e l l a s two b e a u t i f u l s o n g s from a c o u p l e of h i s c o n t e m p o r a r i e s , J o h n M a r t y n ' s 'May You Never', a n d Tom W a i t e s 'San Diego Serenade'. R a l p h i s p l a y i n g a few s e l e c t e d concert appearances before C h r i s t m a s to promote the a l b u m . T h e s e i n c l u d e I m p e r i a l C o l l e g e on the 20th N o v e m b e r , t i c k e t s for w h i c h are a v a i l a b l e f r om the I C E n t s C o m m i t t e e O f f i c e at l u n c h t i m e s . P r i c e s are £ 1 . 6 0 (£1.50 to IC s t u d e n t s ) i n a d v a n c e , a n d £ 1 . 7 0 o n t h e d o o r . T h i s p r o m i s e s to be one o f the g r e a t e s t c o n c e r t s o f t h e t e r m . Bill Heckley Ents Chairman

Friday - Guilds Carnival Always one of the highlights of IC Rag Week is the Guilds A l l Night Carnival, this year scheduled for Friday, 26th November. Last year's extravaganza featured the whimsical talents of the drunken V i v Stanshall, Rodger Ruskin Spear and A n d y 'Thunderclap' Newman. This year the Guilds Ents Committee have chosen a line-up of artists that give the event a more rock oriented feel. Headlining the bill will be top Welsh band Sassafras. After gigging up and down the country at clubs, colleges and supporting major rock acts at top venues, the band have now earned a strong, healthy following. T h e present line-up is Terry Bennett, Ricky John Holt, Dai Shell, Ralph Evans and Bob 'Congo' Jones. T h e y have maintained their base in Cardiff where they began with Dai and Ralph — a long-standing guitar playing partnership — who teamed up with bass player R i c k y J o h n and former Love Sculpture drummer Congo Jones. T h e y worked for a year, split up, and then reformed in ' 7 3 , adding Bennett to their line-up. Although basically a hard-hitting rock band, Sassafras have been influenced by the West Coast sound, and distinct references to the country bands like the Burritos and Eagles can be heard in their music. Certainly a band that y o u shouldn't miss. Supporting Sassafras will be folk singer Alan White and rock band the Foster Brothers. I must admit I know little of the talents of M r . White. However, I can tell y o u that the Foster Brothers are a raunchy goodtime band, that have been playing the L o n d o n pub circuit for a long time under the name of Blitz. T h e y are now concentrating more on Colleges and small halls. There will also be a disco on throughout the evening. As a contrast to the live music, two films will be shown during the evening. T h e y are the brilliant 'Loot', and the much acclaimed Take the Money and Run', both of which should prove excellent entertainment. T o round things off, food will be provided throughout the evening and most important of all the U n i o n Bar and Lounge will be serving drink until 3 a.m.! A l l this and more can be enjoyed at the very reasonable price of £ 1 . 9 0 in advance (from C & G U n i o n Office) or £ 2 . 2 0 on the door. Everyone is welcome to join in the festivities, so why not go along and enjoy yourselves.

Thursday - Smoking Concert

L o c k up your daughters, 'cause this Thursday sees the annual R C S Smoking Concert. In blunt terms it is 'a smutty version o f what a college revue should be' (John White) i.e. 3 hours of filth, obscenity and bawdy wit(?). In fact it is so good that even Miners and Guildspersons pay 50p to get in. So much for the promo; I can't tell y o u much more 'cause the bulk of the sketches are written the night before, a fact that greatly enhances the literary content of the show. As you will have gathered from the graphic pictures in the R C S Handbook(?), Smoking Concert is the students' chance to get their own back on the lecturers, throw mud at the Executive (all 4 of them?—Ed) and relieve thier sexual frustrations. If y o u are in R C S then act in your year sketch, it's great fun and a free barrel goes to the winners. If y o u are in Mines or Guilds then come and watch y o u own execs., in their guest sketches. (Quite honestly — I think you'll — Mines and Guilds that is — be more turned on by the stripper or drag artist . . . depending on your fancy of course!) Steve Braund

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Rag week is nearly upon us again. This is the one week in the year when you can forget about the lectures and problem sheets (if you haven't already) and indulge in some never to be forgotten experiences. So make the most of it! It would be unfair to say Rag week is characterised by the frequency with which people take their clothes off but if the trends set last year continue — unlikely since Paul Korowski's cancelled his streak — we could be in tor some interesting sights. Have a good time, spend lots of money (please) and remember its all iq aid of Cancer Research and Kensington Emperors Swimming Pool for the Disabled.

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and a good time was had by all 4 . 3 0 a m Saturday morning loomed e a r l y (for a c h a n g e ) a n d s o I s e t about j o i n i n g t w o or three other hardy i n d i v i d u a l s in the dark a n d f r e e z i n g c o l d of M i n e s q u a d to p o l i s h up our (loaned) f i l e e n g i n e for the L o r d M a y e r ' s S h o w . A t 6 . 3 0 , the e n g i n e g l e a m i n g l i k e a n e w p i n , s o t h e c r e w returned to S o u t h s i d e f o r b r e a k f a s t . My t h a n k s to T i n a P e a r s o n and S a n d r a for s o a b l y d o i n g the e g g s a n d b a c o n , a n d a l s o to M s s r s H a l l , R e d i t t , D o d g e , Q i l l e t t , C o x , M a t t b a c k for h e l p i n g p o l i s h the e n g i n e a n d for w o r k i n g s o hard h e l p i n g g e n e r a l l y w i t h g e t t i n g the s h o w on the r o a d . • A b o u t 7 . 0 0 w e left for. L o n d o n W a l l ; it d a w n e d a s w e r a c e d p a s t B u c k i n g h a m P a l a c e k l a x o n s c r e a m i n g , b e l l r i n g i n g , and a l l s h o u t i n g " F i r e " . B u t w e d i d n ' t get a s t a t e l y t w o - f i n g e r s from a n y of the w i n d o w s . 10 m i n u t e s after w e a r r i v e d at L o n d o n W a l l , s o a k i n g wet a n d f r e e z i n g c o l d , up rode G u i l d s in ' B o , l o o k i n g s i m i l a r l y the w o r s e for w e a r . In f a c t ' B o n e a r l y got f l a t t e n e d by a tank transporter but f o r t u n a t e l y t h e army d r i v e r m i s s e d . A b o u t 9 . 0 0 the r e s t of the f l o a t s a r r i v e d a n d w e r e c l o s e l y f o l l o w e d by the R C S c o n t i n g e n t , l e d by C h r i s M o r r e l l arid A d e S u d w o r t h . B y 10.30 w e were ready for the o f f , and a w a y w e went ( r e s t r a i n i n g C h r i s from a t t a c k i n g t h e V i k i n g s on a n a d j a c e n t f l o a t : ' H e ' s got a l o v e l y , c h o p p e r ! ! ' I h a v e n e v e r s e e n s o many p e o p l e in my l i f e , e v e r y b o d y c h e e r ing a n d w a v i n g . It w a s a n a m a z i n g s i g h t , e s p e c i a l l y w i t h a l l the kids there. J e z (Mark II) a n d B o both got e x c e l l e n t r e c e p t i o n s due to the s t u d e n t s t r y i n g to get the c r o w d i n v o l v e d i n the s h o w rather than just standing watching.^ _ As we come up to St Paul's, Bo' suffered a blow-out (leaving a three-quarter inch hole in a tyre, which will cost about £50 to repair) and was unable to continue in the procession. J u s t after that N i c k G i l let (son of the new L o r d M a y o r a n d our o w n R C S T V star) managed to get i n t e r v i e w e d by the B B C . T h e i n t e r v i e w e r n e a r l y broke h i s n e c k c l i m b i n g on the e n g i n e , but thats a n o t h e r s t o r y . A f t e r lunch at K i n g ' s C o l l e g e w e f i n i s h e d the s e c o n d half of the p r o c e s s i o n (we a l l had ' s t a t e l y - w a v e r s e l b o w ' by t h i s time) and then p i l e d b a c k t o c o l l e g e . A s y o u may h a v e s e e n , were y o u in S o u t h s i d e at the t i m e , R C S

d e c i d e d t o g i v e a f i r e - f i g h t i n g d i s p l a y and c o n n e c t e d the e n g i n e up to a f i r e - h y d r a n t , putting 1 0 0 , 0 0 0 g a l l o n s ^ a minute on to the H a w t h o r n tree ( T h i s a n s w e r s a l l the peopl e w h o are w o n d e r i n g where the l e a v e s w e n t ) . A g a i n I f e e l s p e c i a l t h a n k s must be due to R C S Motor Q l u b for a r r a n g i n g the loan a n d J e z (Mk II) from D e n n i s M o t o r s "and to N i c k G i l let for k e e p i n g my head a b o v e w a t e r w i t h r e s p e c t to a lot of what g o e s on in the L o r d M a y o r ' s S h o w . Steve Braund

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F E L I X , N O V E M B E R 19th 1976 - 9

JUST FYNGYR LYKYN' GOOD A f t e r four e x c e l l e n t s t u d i o L P s , w i t h o n l y a c o u p l e of d u d t r a c k s b e t w e e n t h e m , it w a s o n the c a r d s that a I i v e a l b u m , i n the v e i n of a ' B e s t o f , w o u l d be r e c o r d e d , t r y i n g t o c a p t u r e them i n t h e i r ture s t a t e , (sorry) a Southern R o c k B o o g i e B a n d . What a n absolute* gem i t i s t oo. It s p e e d s a l o n g at a t e r r i f i c r a t e , o p e n i n g w i t h a r o c k i n g p l u g for t h e i r r e c o r d i n g c o m p a n y , 'Workin for MCA', then s t r a i g h t • i n t o , 'I Ain't the One', slowin g in pace only for such tasteful numbers a s 'Tuesday's Gone', 'Sweet Home Alabama' a n d 'Needle and the Spoon'. T h e c l i m a x to t h e a l b u m i s the v e r y l a s t t r a c k , t h e b r i l l i a n t , 'Free Bird', w h i c h s t a r t s off w i t h t h e t i n k l i n g g u i t a r from A l l e n C o l l i n s , and the g r a v e l v o i c e d v o c a l s of R o n n i e V a n Z a n t , w h o i s eventually swamped under by the b l i s t e r i n g g u i t a r work of t h e three l e a d guitarists, namel y Collins, Garry R o s s i n g t o n and S t e v e G a i n s . T h e l a s t o f

t h e s e m a k e s h i s r e c o r d i n g debut on t h i s album. Out of t h e f o u r t e e n t r a c k s o n t h i s d o u b l e a l b u m , t h e r e a r e o n l y three w h i c h w e r e n ' t p r e v i o u s l y a v a i l a b l e on r e c o r d , a 'Skydnerdysed' i e 'T tor Texas', v e r s i o n of the c o u n t r y c l a s s i c by J i m m i e R o d g e r s , ' T r a v e l l i n ' M a n ' and 'Crossroads', a l l are d e s t i n e d t o be S k y n y r d F a v o u r i t e s . T h e t h i n g that m a k e s L y n y r d S k y n y r d s o g o o d , f o r me, i s t h e i r u n p r e t e n t i o u s a p p r o a c h t o r o c k ; they g i v e a r o c k hungry a u d i e n c e e x a c t l y what it w a n t s , r a u n c h y , hard h i t t i n g n u m b e r s , that m a k e y o u w a n ' n a move y o u r f e e t , a n d sing along. This album g i v e s y o u e x a c t l y t h a t . I've s e e n them l i v e three t i m e s , and t h i s i s the c l o s e s t r e c o r d i n g to how S k y n y r d r e a l l y a r e — mean a n d basic. I thought of w r i t i n g 'It you've not been turned on tb Lynyrd Skynyrd yet, this is the album to do it. It doesn't make the previous LPs obsolete because there are so many excellent tracks not given a look in on this one. 'One more from the Road', should be in every as I am Skynyrd fans' record collection, sure it will be'. B u t I thought better ot it. S t i l l the L P ' s t e r r i f i c .

Ralph McTell in concert Saturday 8pm liieiif Hm Tickets from Ents Office

H o r s l i p s at Imperial C o l l e g e G r e a t H a l l I w a s t h i n k i n g of w a l k i n g out h a l f - w a y through H o r s l i p s ' s e t ; but then I g o t bored a n d f e l l a s l e e p . I a w o k e t o f i n d t h e b a n d e n g r o s s e d i n some d e l i g h t f u l Irish (folk) j i g s . B o t h the band a n d the c a p a c i t y audience came to enjoy themselves, and n e i t h e r left d i s a p p o i n t e d . W e l l that j u s t goes to show how subjective a review can be. One c a n ' t fault H o r s l i p s t e c h n i c a l l y , but I found them at t i m e s rather s e l f , i n d u l g e n t , p a r t i c u l a r l y d u r i n g 'The First Movement ot the Gaelic Symphony? N e v e r t h e l e s s , w h e n they d i d start p l a y i n g t h e i r f o l k / r o c k j i g s they became t e r r i f i c crowd inspirers. T h e band are f a i r l y t a l e n t e d , e s p e c i a l ly and keyboard player. their violinist T h e s e two g i v e the a n d a v e r y t r a d i t i o n a l I r i s h i d e n t i t y , w h i c h r a i s e s them a b o v e other bands in t h e f o o t - s h u f f l i n g r o c k idiom. performance Despite a n energetic a l l - r o u n d I c a n remember s e e i n g better H o r s l i p s "concerts a t I C . S t i l l , they w e r e right for a g o o d hop a t the e n d . C l i v e Dewey

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WANT TO WIN TWO TICKETS TO THE IC ENTS' The questions 1. Who played Uncle Ernie in the film 'Tommy'? 2. Wiich 'Who' album preceded 'The Story of the Who'? 3 . Who was lead singer and founder member o f G e n e s i s ? 4. What's the name of Phil Collins (of Genesis) part-time band?5. T h e Split Enz concert forms part of their first ever nationwide head-lining tour, and is their only London date. But from which country do they originate?

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F E L I X , N O V E M B E R 1 9 t h 1976 T U E S D A Y 23rd Club Activity L e c t u r e on G e o t h e r m a l E n e r g y in B r i t a i n ' by D r J G a r n i s h . 5.30pm. Mining Geology Lecture Theatre ( R S M . 3 - 1 4 ) Free tea at 5 p m .

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Film E n t s p r e s e n t : ' T o m m y ' (with the Who). 6 . 3 0 p m . M e z z o 1 5 p .

Club Activity S o c i a l i s t S o c i e t y : P u b l i c meeting: Joan L e s t o r , M P on M i s c e l l a n e o u s Disco Disco E d u c a t i o n c u t s . 1.00pm. M a t h s H a l l D i n n e r : 7 . 0 0 for 7 . 3 0 p m . 340. C Ents Disco: 8.00pm.Union Q E C D i s c o : 8.00pm. Union Bar, Sherfield B u i l d i n g . £2.55p. A H IC I s l a m i c S o c i e t y : T a l k o h Campden H i l l , W8. 20p. SU Lower R e f e c t o r y . 15p a t door. a p p l i c a t i o n s t o P a t by N o o n I s l a m . 1.30pm. 0 0 2 S h e r f i e l d . c a r d s r e q u i r e d . N e a r e s t tube — Club Activity today. IC C h r i s t i a n U n i o n L e c t u r e : H i g h St K e n s i n g t o n . Orienteering C l u b : Lunchtime ' A d a m a n d the A p e - A meeting. 12.40pm. Union Senior C h r i s t i a n a p p r o a c h to the theory Common R o o m . M e e t i n g & C h e a p Gigs of E v o l u t i o n ' by Prof R . J . B e r r y . Club Activity Lunch. 1.30pm. L e c t u r e T h e a t r e B , S h a k i n S t e v e n s at the ' H o p e and J a z z C l u b p r e s e n t a Sunday A n c h o r ' p u b , U p p e r St (359 4510) S h e r f i e l d B u i l d i n g . Gigs s e s s i o n . 15 p i e c e b i g b a n d , H i n k l e y s H e r o e s / R a z o r b a c k s at T h e M o v e s play the ' H o p e and and 3 piece rock band. 8.30pm. Miscellaneous the M a r q u e e , Wardour S t . L i n d a A n c h o r ' p u b , U p p e r St ,359 4510) U n i o n R e f e c t o r y . F r e e . S T O I C programme ' L u n c h b r e a k ' R o n s t a d t a t the "New V i c t o r i a B a b e R u t h play the Marquee 1.00pm J C R S h e r f i e l d B u i l d i n g , T h e a t r e (834 0 6 7 1 ) . G i g s C l u b , Wardour St ,437 6603) S o u t h s i d e , U n i o n . R o u n d i n g up R a c i n g C a r s p l a y the N a s h v i l l e V a n D e r Graaf G e n e r a t o r p l a y Miscellaneous the more u n u s u a l a s p e c t s of I C . R o o m s , North E n d R o a d (603 6071 ) the Drury L a n e T h e a t r e (836 8 1 0 8 )S T O I C programme featuring a n A e r o s o c paper d a r t s c o m p e t i t i o n J e t H a r r i s play C e n t r a l L o n d o n G r e e n s l a d e / F r u m p / T i g e r at the i n t e r v i e w w i t h T h e R e c t o r 1.00pm (for R A G Week) 12.30pm. U n i o n P o l y t e c h n i c , R e g e n t St (580 2020) R o u n d h o u s e , C h a l k F a r m R o a d R o o f . 10p per f i r s t throw, 5 p J C R Sherfield Building, Union, Strutters play t h e ' R o c h e s t e r ' (267 2564) t h e r e a f t e r . 1 s t p r i z e — half the Southside. pub, Stoke N e w i n g t o n H i g h S t . takings. G u i l d s U n i o n M e e t i n g . 1.00pm. Miscellaneous Eng Mech 342. S T O I C ' L u n c h b r e a k ' programme. T V P r o g r a m m e : Report on World Miscellaneous 1 8 . 0 0 hours U n i o n S o u t h s i d e Orienteering Championships R C A (Dept of g e n e r a l s t u d i e s ) only. W E D N E S D A Y 24th 8.50pm. B B C 2 . L e c t u r e by J o h n C a r s w e l l on Folk ' B o d y M a r k i n g and T a t t o o i n g ' F R I D A Y 26th 2.00pm. R C A Lecture Theatre. M O N D A Y 22nd IC F o l k C l u b : S i n g e r : S h e p Gigs Wooley. 8.00pm. IC Union Club Activity G u i l d s C a r n i v a l . S e e page 5 Lower Refectory. S A T U R D A Y 20th for d e t a i Is. W E L L S O C : D e b a t e on the future Club Activity Gigs of the N u c l e a r P r o g r a m m e : Miscellaneous P l u t o n i u m - Its worth t h e The Lombard R A C R a l l y Forum. IC E n t s present a R a g C o n c e r t r i s k ! ' P r o p o s e d by D r N R C A (Dept ot g e n e r a l s t u d i e s ) 6.30pm. Great H a l l . G u i l d s w i t h R a l p h M c T e l l . 8.00pm Franklin, Chairman, Nuclear L e c t u r e by J o h n C a r s w e l l : Motor C l u b members 5 0 p . O t h e r s d o o r s open 7 . 3 0 p m . G r e a t H a l l , Power Company L i m i t e d . ' T r a v e l l i n g T a l e n t ' 2.00pm £ 1 . 0 0 . C l u b membership i s 5 0 p . Prince Consort Road. IC adv. O p p o s e d by ' C z e c h ' C o n r o y of R C A Lecture theatre. D r i v e r s a n d c o - d r i v e r s meeting £ 1 . 5 0 , a d v £ 1 . 6 0 , on door £ 1 . 7 5 F r i e n d s of the E a r t h . 7.30pm. before the 1976 R A C R a l l y . S U cards required for IC adv Mech E n g 2 2 0 . F i l m s , i n t e r v i e w s and r a l l y c a r s S A T U R D A Y 27th tickets. to look at throughout the e v e n G i g s D i s c o P l u m m e t A i r l i n e s play G i p s y ing. T i c k e t s a v a i l a b l e in C & G H i n k l e y s H e r o e s / R a z o r b a c k s at H i l l C o l l e g e M a x Merritt at the (Mines) F a n n y ' s a m a z i n g D i s c o Union Office. ' H o p e a n d A n c h o r ' pub, U p p e r 100 C l u b , O x f o r d St (636 0933) at C a n t e r b u r y H a l l , C a r t w r i g h t Introductory O r i e n t e e r i n g E v e n t T h e M o v i e s at the N a s h v i l l e , St (359 4510) 2.00 - 2.30pm. Hampstead Heath Gardens, W C 1 . T i c k e t s 50p, i n c l u d i n g s u p p e r . P l e a s e note North E n d R o a d (603 6071) 20p. See Orienteering Notice R a c i n g C a r s play the N a s h v i l l e , Canterbury Hall is a F E M A L E V i b r a t o r s at the R o c k G a r d e n , B o a r d on ground f l o o r U n i o n North E n d R o a d ( J u s t by West C o v e n t G a r d e n (240 3961) Hall. B u i l d i n g for further d e t a i l s . Ken tube). F R I D A Y 19th N O V E M B E R

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SCAB'S BLUE EVENING T h i s Sunday, a s in previous R a g Weeks, the c l u b s w i t h i n S C A B w i l l p r e s e n t an e v e n i n g s e n t e r t a i n m e n t i n t h e U n i o n for a n o m i n a l f e e of 2 5 p . A l l p r o f i t s w i l l be g o i n g t o R a g . T h e star a t t r a c t i o n will undoubtly be the d i r t y m o v i e s but there i s a s t r o n g s u p p o r t i n g cast. Dramsoc present " A f t e r Magritte" by T o m Stoppard while Folk Club resident group "-"South Kensington U n d e r g r o u n d " w i l l attempt t o make y o u s w i n g . J a z z C l u b feature t h e " I m p e r i a l S o u n d "

a n d the M e k k e r s " . The evening k i c k s off at around 7 . 0 0 p m . B r i n g y ou r own plastic mac. M.F. Vusler S C A D Chairman.

e n q u i r e about- a n y a s p e c t o f p o s t e r , T s h i r t or t i c k e t d e s i g n and p r o d u c t i o n , c o m e up a n y lunchtime. T h e e a s i e s t - w a y to the w o r k s h o p i s b y the b a c k staircase, from b e h i n d the Union Refectory.

Graffitti, have a limited of d e s k calendars, number printed i n 5 colours using the latest screen printing tech. niques available to us i n c o l l e g e . C o v e r i n g tte a c a d e m i c y e a r from O c t o b e r 1976 t o J u n e 1977 they w i l l i n i t i a l l y be f o r s a l e a t 2 0 p from t h e Graffitti Workshop, situated i n the U n i o n B u i l d i n g , l e v e l 2 b e h i n d the G y m . If y o u w o u l d like a calendar, or w i s h to

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The G e o p h y s i c a l Society presents a lecture on Geothermal E n e r g y i n the U K by DT J D G a r n i s h o f H a r w e l l Nov 23rd ' 5.30pm. Mining Geology lecture Theatre ( R S M 3.14). F R E E T E A A T 5P.M.



P l e a s a n t l y furnished ground f l o o r front room ( a p p r o x . 15 x 12). U s e of b a t h r o o m , k i t c h e n and w a s h i n g m a c h i n e f a c i l i t i e s . L.inen provide. T o o t i n g B e e a r e a c l o s e to bus route (49 a n d 19) and U n d e r g r o u n d . P h o n e L o w 4 9 3 1235 e x t 3 4 1 0 ; after 6pm 767 1419


F E L I X , N O V E M B E R 19th 1976 - 11

FELIX SPORT Hockey

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Dastardly tactics take IC to top Medhurst 0 IC 1 A 3-phase plan was the Captain's latest idea for overwhelming the opposition when IC travelled to Medhurst to play the league leaders. The first stage was to send the forwards o f f i n one car with scant directions to the venue, and take the rest o f the team i n the minivan. This resulted with the game starting 10 minutes before the forwards arrived. This lead o n to stage t w o o f his dastardly plot: tire out the opposition b y getting his players to hit the ball in random fashion all over the field and leave the opposition to fetch it. O n to stage 3 : The opposition were already disheartened b y their inability to penetrate seven men and were rocked further back c n their heels as a further four players arrived. .However, after some initial tottering, Medhurst regained their balance and began to play like the league leaders they were. They attacked with gusto, using the breadth o f the field, but the IC defence played well and all their scoring chances were thwarted b y demon play from Charlie Brown in goal. Between these bouts o f pressure the forwards were not only admiring the abilities o f the de-

ACCOMMODATION FOR 1 PERSON 5 mins R a v e n s c o u r t P a r k t u b e , s h a r e d o u b l e room i n s p a c i o u s f l a t for four, b r e a k f a s t i n c . , ÂŁ9 per w e e k . C o n t a c t D H o p k i n s Mech E n g 2 .

fence, but were actively engaged in trying to score goals. They, i n turn, were aided in this endeavour by tenacious and visionary play from midfield, which provided a constant stream o f balls to the front. The forwards tried hard but were often foiled by a lack of coolheadedness in front of goal. H o w ever one attack d i d produce a score. Mike Isles' snapshot sent the ball sauntering towards their Mixed

Hockey

Early birds forget the worms & guzzle Guinness I C Mixed X I 0 Guinness 2 In our u s u a l w e l l - o r g a n i s e d w a y we a r r i v e d at the o p p o s i t i o n ground at a b o u t 1.15pm o n l y to f i n d that the p l a c e w a s d e s e r t e d a n d that t h e match w a s not d u e to start until 3.00pm. G u i n n e s s were ' u n f o r t u n a t e l y ' unable to f i n d e n o u g h w o m e n for their team a n d s o p l a y e d 7 men a n d 4 women. They w e r e a l s o u n a b l e to s u p p l y an umpire, s o our bronchitic captain, Chas Hardy, was volunteered the j o b . H e continually cursed the fact that he w a s d o i n g more r u n n i n g a b o u t than the p l a y e r s themselves.





A s the f i r s t quarter got underway there w a s no indication from I C o f the g o a l - s c o r i n g s p r e e to f o l l o w . I n d e e d , it w a s the Otter team w h o s c o r e d their t w o g o a l s first, although Rory d i d p u l l one b a c k before the s e c o n d quajter. i n t h e s e c o n d quarter I C p u l l e d l e v e l with a penalty taken b y P e t e r M c C a r t n e y . T h e n g o a l s from P a u l H i n d l e , Michael McCartney and Cliff Spooner s e t I C o n t h e r o a d to v i c t o r y . O t t e r c o n t i n u e d to play their fair s h a r e of

Roger Hutson, John Huckle, Kim Houlden, Chris Forsyth, Chris Parker, Rosalind Baker, Janet Coxage, Jim Marshall', Debra Bean, Pete Slowell and Diana Mounsey.

a t t a c k i n g w a t e r - p o l o , but Ian B a l e s , i n g o a l f or I C , w a s e q u a l J o a n y shof they c o u l d produce.

 It w a s i n t h e t h i r d q u a r t e r , h o w e v e r , that I C r e a l l y s h o w e d their s u p e r i o r i t y . T h e r e f e r e e , perhaps f e e l i n g a l i t t l e sorry for O t t e r , t w i c e s e n t o u t I C p l a y e r s . In b o t h c a s e s I C r e p lie d , w h i l e being a man d o w n , w i t h g o a l s from C l i f f and R o y . S h ^ . t l v afrerWards C l i f f completed his hat-trick. F o r the f i n a l quarter D a v e Lowther w a s brought into action, because Cliff w a s judged to have inflicted enough punishment o n the opposition. Nevertheless, IC extended their lead with another from M i c h a e l . T o t h e i r c r e d i t O t t e r fought to the v e r y e n d a n d f o r c e d I a n to produce some dynamic goalkeeping. Finally Andy S m i t h m a r k e d h i s return to the team by r o u n d i n g o f f the s c o r e for I C . r

W e l l , here i t i s , t h e f i r s t Boat Club report! Though little publicised, Imperial C o l l e g e Boat C l u b i s one of the C o l l e g e ' s most s u c c e s s f u l clubs with a long string of v i c t o r i e s a t a l l l e v e l s to i t s name. L a s t year w e won 20 events in V D I ' s , IV's and s c u l l s . We p u t t w o c r e w s i n for H e n l e y R o y a l R e g a t t a ( i n July), a n d set a new IC r e c o r d b y l o s i n g o n l y to the eventual victors, Harvard (in the T h a m e s C u p c o m p e t i t i o n ) . We are c u r r e n t l y r u n n i n g t w o V I U s and a lightweight I V . T h e s e l e c t i o n f o r 1st a n d 2 n d V I I I s h a s n o t y e t b e e n made a n d if a n y oarsmen, w h o haven't c o m e d o w n y e t , w o u l d l i k e to on a W e d n e s d a y o r Sat urda y a f t e r n o o n they w i l l be more than w e l c o m e . A n y c o x e s , o r people w h o would like to l e a r n h o w to c o x , a r e a l s o much sought after. The lightweight I V i s going for I n t e r n a t i o n a l s e l e c t i o n i n the f a m o u s c a r b o n - f i b r e four, having already beaten crews of current B r i t i s h Internationals. We hope t o h a v e a n o t h e r successful year and bring g l o r y to I C ' s name o n c e more so why not j o i n in? PS Women are always welcome, my a d d r e s s is

K . P . Houlden Riding

IC 'otters' clinch title The 1C W a t e r - p o l o t e a m c l i n c h e d the M i d d l e s e x L e a g u e First Division Championship last Friday night with a d r a w to g a i n the f i r s t d i v i s i o n title, but gave their home 'crowd' something t o ' shout when their g o a l s tally r a n into double f i g u r e s . T h e I C team w a s o n l y promoted t o the first division last year.

p l a y . B o t h teams h a d q u i t e a few scoring c h a n c e s . D e f e n s i v e errors from I C e n a b l e d G u i n n e s s to p u t home t w o o f t h e s e . I n c o n t r a s t I C were u n a b l e t o s c o r e e v e n from a range o f 10 y a r d s . T h e m a t c h w a s e n j o y e d by a l l a n d the s e r i o u s part o f the a f t e r n o o n c a m e w h e n free G u i n n e s s and Harp L a g e r w a s supplied (in fair quantity) after the g a m e . Our team o f a l c o h o l i c s were:-

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goal. The goalkeeper, flummoxed by the insouciant attitude o f the ball, could only let it rebound o f his pads to where Trevor T u t u , acting with alacrity far beyond any he had shown previously, deposited it i n the back o f the net. This one goal advantage was preserved to give IC its sixth consecutive w i n taking us to the t o p of the league - a suitable reflection on the new attitude and spirit of the side.

Coxes needed for repeat success story

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LAST & FIRST Riding C l u b has competed i n t w o U n i v e r s i t y of L o n d o n L e a g u e matches this term. B o t h m a t c h e s took p l a c e a t P a r k Farm S t a b l e s i n N o r t h w o o d a n d c o n s i s t e d of a s i m p l e dressage test B H S N o . 6 f or the k n o w l e d g a b l e f o l l o w e d b y a showjumping c o u r s e . The first of these, (October 27th) w a s a g a i n s t N o r t h w o o d Riding Club and Royal Vetinary College First. H e r e , d e s p i t e a l o t o f hard work b y N i c k i e o n t h e V i c a r , Imperial came third. A fortnight later a n d I C were i n Northwood again, competing against Kings

College a n d Wye C o l l e g e . T h i s time w e d i d a l i t t l e better, bearing both of them; the j u m p i n g w a s the m a j o r factor i n this d e c i s i o n ! T h e r e s u l t - f or t h e s e t w o m a t c h e s were:W e d n e s d a y 27th O c t o b e r 1. N o r t h w o o d R i d i n g C l u b 2. R o y a l Vetinary C o l l e g e l s t s 3. Imperial C o l l e g e . Wednesday 10th N o v e m b e r 1. Imperial C o l l e g e 2 . Wye C o l l e g e 3. K i n g s C o l l e g e IC Team:Linda Janet Browne, Nicola head, Steve Jackson, Rawicz-Szczerbo.

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Sex: Male Height: Uncertain Weight: 9 stone (or l e s s ) C h a r a c t e r : Determined Crime: to cox" N o v i c e sq u ad of I C B C Reward: P e w t e r T a n k a r d s (and beer) A n y k n o w l e d g e a s to the where a b o u t s of t h e s e m i s c r e a n t s w i l l be g r a t e f u l l y r e c e i v e d . C o n t a c t Roger H a l e Mech E n g III.


12 - F E L I X , N O V E M B E R 19th 1976 Rugby

Bad tempers and excitement L o n d o n School of E c o n o m i c s 12 : 22 IC

STUDENT WORLD

Imperial C o l l e g e went to N e w M a i d e n o n W e d n e s d a y to take o n t h e L S E l s t X V a n d c o n t i n u e f h e i r f ine f o r m , of r e c e n t w e e k s . It w a s a game f u l l of i n c i d e n t a n d e x c i t e m e n t a n d o n e w h i c h , s a w some s p i r i t e d rugby from both s i d e s .

L S E were d e l i g h t e d to s c o r e two t r i e s w i t h i n f i f t e e n m i n u t e s . T h e f i r s t c a m e from t h e i r right seas intake by 50, P C L by 4 6 , w i n g e r , w h o beat the d e f e n c e a n d there h a v e been c o m p a r a b l e with some e l u s i v e running i n c r e a s e s at C i t y a n d S o u t h Lancaster's lead inopposing a n d the s e c o n d f o l l o w e d good B a n k . the Government's proposed support work that c r e a t e d a n Defending the d e f i a n c e , r i s e i n t u i t i o n f e e s f o r 1977 o v e r l a p on t h e l e f t . B o t h were P r o f e s s o r Y a r w o o d of P C L (see last week's Student converted. s a i d he r e g a r d e d the e d u c a t i o n World) h a s b e e n f o l l o w e d t h i s of o v e r s e a s s t u d e n t s a s a w e e k by the s e n a t e s o f S o u t h s u b s t a n t i a l c o n t r i b u t i o n to the amption artd L e i c e s t e r , a n d Ic r a l l i e d a n d were r e w a r d e d o v e r s e a s a i d programme. the C o u n c i l at A s t o n - T h e i r by a beautifully struck (McGarel) m a i n c o n c e r n w a s f or s t u d e n t s penalty from Cotter. T w o whose fees i n c r e a s e d m i d minutes later the f o r w a r d s c o u r s e . (THES) w o r k e d the b a l l b a c k from a Two members of the maul and Gibbs u n s e l f i s h l y University Union Executive put G r e g o r y i n for a t r y . Committee at L e e d s wer e thrown out o f o f f i c e t h i s m o n t h . T h e game at this s t a g e w a s Aberyst wyt h' s Court last o p e n a n d f l u i d , w i t h some A motion o f n o c o n f i d e n c e week voted overwhelmingly commendable tackling and was p a s s e d against A l i s o n a g a i n s t the b i d t o p u t four covering. Y o u n g , the House Secretary, T U C r e p r e s e n t a t i v e s on i t s L a t e r o n a s p a t e of good Liz Colvin, the Education 'security c o u n c i l ' (see last line-out play enabled R o b i n s Secretary. week's Student World), b u t a n d T u r e l y to take the b a l l to Brian Smith, President S i r T u c may s t i l l be a d m i t t e d w i t h i n a y a r d o f the l i n e . T h e prosecuting, siad that the to the 2 0 0 s t r o n g c o u r t o f ensuing ruck w a s fast a n d two s e c r e t a r i e s h a d ' n e g l e c t e d King Aber. f e r o c i o u s . T h e L S E back row all their responsibilities': t r i e d to k i l l the b a l l , b u t the d e f e n d i n g , M s Y o u n g s a i d that half-backs were able to they had b e e n i l l , a n d s u g g e s t e d handle quickly and enabled that the motion was in F o u r o f the five London Gilbert dive over for h i s first retaliation for a n earlier polytechnics have defended s c o r e of the s e a s o n . m o t i o n by h e r s e l f . the g i v i n g of quarter (of t h e i r (Leeds Student) Instead of consolidating p l a c e s ) to the ' f o r e i g n q u a r t e r ' their p o s i t i o n , I C lost c o n by d e f y i n g a n I L E A d i r e c t i v e centration, something which to k e e p t h e i r o v e r s e a s s t u d e n t h a s c a u s e d problems i n the With l e s s ' than a f o r t n i g h t numbers a t the same l e v e l a s to g o before R a g Week, L e e d s ' past, a n d the 1 lead w a s last year. rag organization h a s been s n a t c h e d a w a y from them a s T h e y are the P o l y t e c h n i c o f s p l i t a t the s e a m s b y the LSE s c o r e d a try o n the N o r t h L o n d o n , t h e C i t y of r e s i g n a t i o n of three s e n i o r r a g stroke of h a l f t i m e . London Polytechnic, Central officers in protest at the A f t e r the i n t e r v a l R o b i n s — London P o l y t e c h n i c , a n d the chairman's incompetence. t r o u b l e d by a n a n k l e i n j u r y — P o l y t e c h n i c o f the South B a n k . (Leeds Student) w a s f o r c e d to l e a v e the f i e l d . T h e only dissident i s Thames. T h i s , a n d some e x t r a o r d i n a r y T h e a i m o f the d i r e c t i v e -is to d e c i s i o n s — or rather l a c k o f r e d u c e o v e r s e a s numbers from them — c o n c e r n i n g i n f r i n g e O v e r the p a s t w e e k , e i g h t 2 5 % t o 10% b y 1982 - that i s , ments at both ruck a n d m a u l , E x e c u t i v e C o m m i t t e e members from 8,400 to 3 , 4 0 0 . i n t r o d u c e d a degree- o f f r u s t hav.e r e s i g n e d i n d i s i l l u s i o n r a t i o n i n t o the g a m e . S e v e r a l ment, at S h e f f i e l d U n i o n . C o n t r a r y to the d i r e c t i v e , P N L has increased i t s over(Dart) A n d r e w E v a n s p u n c h e s were thrown and m u c h

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g M a t t e r s came to a h e a d , h o w e v e r , w h e n the I C 2 n d row Steve A s p d e n , was seen raking a n L S E p l a y e r at a r c u k . H i s instant dismissal to the d r e s s i n g room made h i m the first Imperial C o l l e g e l s t X V p l a y e r t o be sent off i n f i v e years. T h e final thirty minutes wer e a n enormous test of c h a r a c t e r f o r the t e a m . T h e f o r w a r d s drove t h e m s e l v e s a n d fought for e v e r y b a l l , c o n t e s t i n g both scrummage a n d l i n e out, w i t h c o n v i c t i o n . H a v i n g withstood intense pressure, I C broke out of d e f e n c e a n d from a badly mis-cued 25 yard drop out H e a t h c h i p p e d a h e a d , G i b b s gathered t h e b a l l a n d Gregory fought through a t a c k l e and s q u e e z e d over i n the c o r n e r f o r a tremendous try. T h i s w a s truly the t u r n i n g p o i n t o f the g a m e , it e n c o u r a g e d the p a c k to b a t t l e o n , a n d C o t t e r k i c k e d another penalty before further p r e s s u r e o n the L S E l i n e p r o d u c e d a try f o r West o n the left w i n g . T h e final whistle w a s blown i m m e d i a t e l y after the c o n v e r s i o n attempt faded p a s t the left hand upright,

d In w i n n i n g by 22—12 I C have provided themselves w i t h the p l a t f o r m n e e d e d f or the f i x t u r e s to come a g a i n s t some of the b e s t c l u b s i d e s i n London. They showed a measure of t h e f i r e a n d motivation, too, which has earned the rugby club a r e p u t a t i o n a s o n e of the top teams in the U n i v e r s i t y . Team:Cotter, Gregory, Gilbert, Gibbs, West, Devaney, Price-Stephens, Mclean,Heath, Pullan, Porter, Aspden, Turley (Capt) Robins, Siomiak. Ian

McLean

Promising start Imperial C o l l e g e

CLASS

M a t c h e s Won IC KINGS Epee ' 2 7 Sabre 6 3 Beginners' F o i l 7 2 Ladies Foil 4 5 F o i l l s t Team 4 5

IC F e n c i n g C l u b ' s f i r s t match this season was against K i n g s who reputedly have a very strong team. After a slight disagreement the d e f i n i t i o n of a about beginner — our b e g i n n e r s b e i n g more e x p e r i e n c e d than theirs — o u r teams got o f f t o a good s t a r t , h o l d i n g their ground w e l l a g a i n s t a v e r y

v ' s Kings

College

strong s i d e . S p e c i a l mention must be made o f A n d y M e u s c h whose refreshingly unusual t a c t i c s proved effective against f e n c e r s w h o h a d been d r i l l e d i n orthodox m e t h o d s . S i m i l a r t a c t i c s proved t o be e f f e c t i v e at E p e e . "Hie f i n a l s c o r e , apart from the e x c e l l e n t performance o f the Sabre -team, d o e s not l o o k until one too promising c a l c u l a t e s the t o t a l number of matches w o n — I C 23 a n d K i n g s 2 2 . N o w it i s j u s t a matter o f w i n n i n g t h e m a t c h e s . . . . . . at the right t i m e . . . Mark Ho I brook (Captain)

http://felixonline.co.uk/archive/IC_1976/1976_0435_A  

http://felixonline.co.uk/archive/IC_1976/1976_0435_A.pdf

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