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F r i d a y , 18th M a y , 1979

Issue N o . 518

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N E W S P A P E R O F I M P E R I A L Of)I I F O E U N I O N

ALLOM CUP VICTORY Boat Club Sweeps the Board

The victorious IC Eights O n the a f t e r n o o n o f W e d n e s d a y , M a y 9th, the m e n o f I m p e r i a l College Boat C l u b t u r n e d u p i n s t r e n g t h at the U n i v e r s i t y o f L o n d o n Boat H o u s e at S t r a n d - o n - t h e - G r e e n , K e w , to take p a r t i n the A l l o m C u p regatta f o r U L Colleges. O n l y three colleges stood a n y r e a l chance o f w i n n i n g i n the v a r i o u s events m a k i n g u p the regatta. F i r s t l y , I m p e r i a l College, w i t h a H e n l e y w i n b e h i n d t h e m , a n d recent experience of c o m p e t i n g at N a t i o n a l level at the A R A ' s N o t t i n g h a m m e e t i n g s . Secondly, U C H , s t r o n g i n college r o w i n g , b u t , s e l d o m n o t e d elsewhere. F i n a l l y , Q M C , w h o h a d ' p e r s u a d e d ' s e v e r a l o f t hei r m e n r o w i n g i n the U L U s q u a d to t u r n out for Q M C o n the d a y . C o n d i t i o n s were g o o d , a n d were o n l y s p o i l e d b y a few brainless m o t o r launch drivers who caused several near accidents. THE EVENTS O P E N S C U L L S - C h r i s ' B o m b e r ' H o w e l l beat Q M C / U L superstar ' D o n n y ' H i l l , a n d is c o n t i n u i n g his b i d to rise from novice to elite in one year. C O X L E S S P A I R S - A l a n C o o p e r a n d C o l i n S o u t h a l l ' s meteoric a n d erratic start so u n n e r v e d M r H i l l a n d his c o m p a n i o n that they gave u p w i t h i n 5 0 yrds o f t h e start. R e s u l t - a w a l k o v e r . C O X E D F O U R S - Steve P u m p h r e y ' s d e t e r m i n e d crew finally notched up a w i n against U C H . M r H i l l d i d n ' t enter this one because o f his elite status... C O X L E S S F O U R S - . . . b u t he was a l l o w e d to r o w in this event. It d i d n ' t d o h i m m u c h good, however, as the I C boat, w h i c h h a d been c o m p e t i n g with N a t i o n a l S q u a d crews the previous weekend, took n e a r l y t w o lengths o i l ' Q M C over this short course.

OPEN EIGHTS THE ALLOM CUP H e r e . I C was the meat i n the s a n d w i c h between Q M C a n d U C H . U C H was o n the water early, w a i t i n g for the other eights, were w a i t i n g for their who respective coxless boats to r e t u r n a n d d o u b l e u p for the b i g event. M r H i l l a n d a few other friends from the U L s q u a d were m a k i n g a last t r v for a pot i n a glass-fibre ' C A R B O C R A F T ' eight while I C were u s i n g ' i n house' technology, r o w i n g ' T H E P R I O R Y ' , and the U C H crew were in a c o n v e n t i o n a l w o o d e n boat. With surprisingly little j o c k e y i n g at the start, the three eights were l i n e d up, a n d the race started. I C p r o d u c e d a very average start, a n d h a d to r o w through between Q M C (to M i d d l e s e x ) a n d U C H (to Surrey): as these were slowly c o n v e r g i n g the I C c o x had a p r o b l e m o n his hands.. T a c t f u l l y i g n o r i n g the U L u m p i r e , a n d w i t h the a i d o f

e x p l a n a t o r y gestures. I C was able to p u l l t h r o u g h unscathed, a n d had a clear lead by the halfway m a r k . T h e crew relaxed into a steady three-quarter pressure, a n d passed the finishing post. ' T h e S h i p ' at M o i t l a k e . easy winners. A s Q M C c a m e last M r H i l l was u n a b l e to repeat former c l a i m s o f c o m i n g second. I C ' s o n l y loss was w h e n t h e novice eight were narrowly by U C H 'novices', defeated w i n n e r s o f t h e I T . head n o v i c e pennant a levy weeks p r e v i o u s l y . M r H i l l d i d not go a w a y e m p t y h a n d e d : Q M C ' w o n the c o x e d pairs event, by default, as no-one else had such a boat. A s a result o f these A l l o m C u p performances, C h r i s H o w e l l , a pai r , a n d t w o lours, w i l l b e representing the U n i v e r s i t y o f L o n d o n at the B r i t i s h U n i v e r s i t i e s Championship: they will, of course, be r o w i n g in I m p e r i a l College colours.


IW H A T ' S O N Following the Union Meeting held on Tues 8lh M a y at which a motion was passed withdrawing support from the National Abortion Campaign (NAC). I have since contacted N A C and have found that many of the premises, on which the vote was taken, were untrue. I would like therefore, to put forward the facts concerning N A C and hope that the motion will IJC re-discussed with a full appraisal of the facts by a wider spectrum of students at IC. T h e N A C supports aliortion on demand. It nowhere states that it condones 'killing a child within a few hours of its birth'. Abortion means 'terminating a pregnancy' .not killing a child. So if Barry Austin and his friends can keep a child in an incubator and allow it to live, all well & good, I've no objections. What N A C and the Womens Movement are interested in is the woman's right to choose what becomes of her body: that it should be her decision to have a child, not a doctors or the state or the church. O n l y when women have this right will they be able to take an equal part in this society. T h e present law on abortion (1967) requires the concent of two doctors who feel that continuation of pregnancy would endanger the health - physical or mental of the woman; injure the lives of her children that are already alive or if there is any substantial risk that the child could be severely handicapped. N A C is certainly opposed to profiteering by abortions. A l l legal institutions performing abortions do so only under scrutiny of the N H S . BP A S and PAS are both registered chairitics, ie non-profit-making, charging /75-80 for an early abortion, £130 for a later one. This sum is considerably less than for a full term baby. N A C (unlike L I F E and S P U C ) campaign for research into pregnancy testing, contraception and safe methods of abortion. T h e main argument at the meeting was 'late' abortions (after 16 weeks). In 1974 0.8% of all aliortions in England and Wales were performed after 20 weeks, the majority lor medical reasons. Another point was that of DayCare abortions. There are at present 12 Day-Care units run by N H S in Britain. This type of abortion enables women to have their terminations at an early stage of pregnancy (up to 12 weeks) with the minimum of delay or imposition of a heavy strain on either nursing stall or N H S financial resources (^35 as compared to £112 for overnight costed in 1977 i n T o w e r Hamelts). T h e woman stays in the hospital clinic for about 4-5 hours. She is not allowed to leave the

hospital alone a n d is advised to have a friend o r relative to stay the night in case of c o m p l i c a t i o n s . I n a 2 year trial m o n i t o r e d b y D H S S (ended J u n e 1978) B P A S and P A S (London) carried out more than 10,000 day-care abortions without mishap. C o u n c e l l i n g a n d assement is given beforehand. I hope this has clarified the situation a n d I hope further discussion o n the topic will c o n c e r n itself w i t h facts a n d not, as h a p p e n e d at the meeting, w i t h u n i n f o r m e d biassed opinions. T h e f u n d a m e n t a l difference between N A C a n d its oppenents is that NAC allows people the o p p o r t u n i t y to have their o w n belief w i t h o ut i m p o s i n g t h e m o n others. In c o n c l u s i o n we k n o w that Christians a n d Barry A u s t i n believe life is sacred, but isn't the q u a l i t y o f life i m p o r t a n t too? Merche Clark Maths 2

FRIDAY 18th May CONCERT IC C H O I R C o n c e r t - 8.00pm, Great Hall. T i c k e t s £1.10 (75p to students). B a c h - C a n t a t a N o 21 (Ich Hatte Viel B e k u m m e r n i s ) B e r g e r - B r a z i l i an Psalm,Bizet - Te Deum,Moeran-Nocturne. C L U B ACTIVITY s

I M P E R I A L C o l l e g e C h r i s t i a n U n i o n C h r i s t i a n s in t h e Real W o r l d : III 'Alone'. 6.30pm. M u s i c R o o m , 5 3 P r i n c e s Gate.

MONDAY 21st May C L U B ACTIVITY Y A C H T C l u b A G M . 12.45, P h y s i c s Dept C o m m o n R o o m . Y a c h t is now sailable. N o m i n a t i o n papers for posts o n notice b o a r d in s o u t h s i d e Elections o n M o n d a y . MISCELLANEOUS P H O T O S O C s h o p 12.45-1-15pm. L i n s t e a d 211. Please collect y o u r competition prints!!

T U E S D A Y 22nd May MISCELLANEOUS I C U A n n u a l G e n e r a l M e e t i n g . 1.00pm. C o n c e r t Hall. U n i o n cards required. A n n o u n c e m e n t of G e n e r a l awards. M o t i o n o n A b o r t i o n , Handover c e r e m o n y . I C W A A G M i n c l u d i n g elections. 1.00pm. I C W A L o u n g e . S T O I C T R A N S M I S S I O N ' R o c k y H o r r o r P i c t u r e S h o w ' last part. 13.00. J C R , U n i o n , S o u t h s i d e Halls, S o u t h s i d e L o w e r T V L o u n g e .

THURSDAY 24th May D e a r S i r , - A s t w o occasional readers o f F E L I X , we find it s u r p r i s i n g that the E d i t o r has n o w stooped so l o w as to devote t w o complete c o l u m n s to the petty self-indulgent r a m b l i n g s o f M r Barry Austin. W e c a n fully undestand n o w after r e a d i n g such self-centred c h i l d i s h rantings i n y o u r c o l u m n s , the reactions o f students o f other L o n d o n Colleges o n h e a r i n g the n a m e I m p e r i a l College. It is n o w obvious that the h i g h a c a d e m i c s t a n d i n g is not m a t c h e d by the m a t u r i t y o f its students. W e c a n only hope that, like us, M r A u s t i n is a t h i r d year student, so that future students w i l l not be treated to such depressing r u b b i s h again. Y o u r s sincerely, C h r i s t o p h e r C Bose C h e m III N i c h o l a s P F i t z h u g h Elec E n g III D e a r S i r , - It is nice to k n o w that I C students enjoy fresh a i r a n d sunshine b u t shameful that such a p p a r e n t l y intelligent people are so selfish a n d inconsiderate as to leave their litter for a l l i n Beit Q u a d to bear w i t h every time we have good weather. I ' m sure that a l l the people w h o carry their meals a n d d r i n k out into the q u a d are c a p a b l e o f c a r r y i n g their empties to an a p p r o p r i a t e r u b b i s h bin.

C L U B ACTIVITY A S C E N S I O N D A Y Service. Chaplaincies).

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MISCELLANEOUS P H O T O S O C S h o p . 12.45 - 1.15pm. L i n s t e a d 532. Please collect y o u r c o m p e t i t i o n prints. S T O I C T R A N S M I S S I O N ' L u n c h break' 13.00 Repeated 18.00 (except J C R ) J C R , U n i o n , S o u t h s i d e Halls, S o u t h s i d e Lower T V L o u n g e .

Don't forget the

AGM at 1:00pm in the C O N C E R T HALL T u e s . 22nd M a y MOTION O N ABORTION HANDOVER CEREMONY

L R M Dawson, Zoology D e a r S i r , - I feel that I must write aboout the last I C U G M , held o n Tuesday M a y 8 t h . T h e first by M r B m o t i o n , proposed Austin, was totally negative s h o w i n g no positive alternative to the w i t h d r a w a l from N A C , a n d then as i f this wasn't b a d enough the first a m e n d m e n t was even m o r e negative, w i t h d r a w i n g a l l

U n i o n policy on a b o r t i o n . A s w i t h all the a n t i - a b o r t i o n letters to F E L I X it was interesting to note that a l l the speakers i n favour o f the motion a n d t h e first amendment were male. V e r y surprisingly, this m o t i o n as a m e n d e d was passed i n favour of a second a m e n d m e n t , by M s K Pratt, w h i c h was the only one

w h i c h proposed a n y t h i n g like a positive alternative. Then, alter the vote was taken, a large section of the m i n u t e percentage o f the C o l l e g e present decided to leave after their 'pet' subject h a d been raised, not even b o t h e r i n g l o hear the second m o t i o n . Yours,

M r J.T. Czernuszka


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Lobby of Governors

Demonstrating Rates

T h e r e is to be a l o b b y of the C o l l e g e G o v e r n o r s o u t s i d e their meeting next F r i d a y , c a l l i n g o n c o l l e g e to c h a r g e o v e r s e a s student s the s a m e tuition fees as h o m e s t u d e n t s (in line with U n i o n p o l i c y ) . It is a l s o h o p e d that a h a r d s h i p f u n d will b e s e t up to hel p t h o s e affected by the i n c r e a s e s .

The revised rates for student d e m o n s t r a t o r s are £2.99 per hour. A n i n c r e a s e of 49p w h i c h is b a c k d a t e d to 1st O c t o b e r 1978. Sicycle Thefts

Refectories

O n a less c h e e r f u l note there have been a lot of thefts of c y c l e s lately. It is very important that y o u k n o w the frame n u m b e r of y o u r bike a n d that it is l o c k e d with a sturdy lock a n d c h a i n . T h e usual plastic c o v e r e d c a b l e s are no deterrent agains t the d e t e r m i n e d thief. Simon's Paragraph

I was a m a z e d to hear that refectory c o m m i t t e e a c t u a l l y voted o n the m o n t h l y c o n s t a n t o f t h e regulator. If o n e quarter of a per cent turns out to be t o o s m a l l then o b v i o u s l y the c o m m i t t e e c a n vote to c h a n g e it. I h o p e that this d e m o c r a t i c p r o c e d u r e will c o n t i n u e , a n d if it d o e s then there s h o u l d be little c a u s e for c o m p l a i n t f r o m the student b o d y .

F o l l o w i n g his usual t a c t i c s of b l a c k m a i l , bribery a n d a s s o r t e d p e r v e r s i o n s c o m m i t t e d against a d e f e n c e l s s F E L I X Staff, e x h a u s t e d after a s o l i d ten minutes pasting up, a n d with n o t h i n g better to d o t h a n listen to his s h o w , S i m o n (The M o u t h ) M i l n e r has s u c c e e d e d in his attempt to extract f r o m me a w h o l e p a r a g r a p h in my E d i t o r i a l . I h o p e the K e o g h M a f i a get him s o o n !

Of c o u r s e , what y o u g a i n o n the r o u n d a b o u t s y o u l o s e o n the bar p r i c e s . A t the m o m e n t we are suffering f r o m h i g h e r prices c o m p a r e d with the l o c a l s . W h e n the survey reveals this d i s c r e p a n c y I h o p e P r o f e s s o r E i l o n will c a r r y out his p o l i c y of keeping C o l l e g e prices competitive.

Congratulations

If y o u are at all c o n c e r n e d a b o u t the d i s c r i m i n a t i o n against o v e r s e a s students in this w a y then s i g n the petition in the U n i o n O f f i c e a n d c o m e to the l o b b y o u t s i d e 170 Queens Gate at 10.30 am on May 25th.

T o H o w a r d a n d R o s on their e n g a g e m e n t . Cheers, John BAR

NEWS IN BRIEF Y A C H T REPAIRED

AP CRITICISED

Y a c h t C l u b s h o u l d soon be able to use their yacht f o l l o w i n g the satisfactory c o m p l e t i o n o f repairs to the engine.

C i t y a n d G u i l d s U n i o n officers have criticised I C Union's recently p u b l i s h e d ' a l t e r n a t i v e for not d e v o t i n g prospectus' e n o u g h space to the C o n s t i t u e n t College Unions.

P r o b l e m s started last s u m m e r w h e n it was discovered that work costing £800 was necessary. They finally c o n v i n c e d C o r a l M a r i n e to carry out the w o r k under guarantee a n d have now received a satisfactory report from the surveyors. PRICES VICTORY Refectory C o m m i t t e e has voted for o n l y l ' 4 p e r cent m o n t h l y wages regulator, t u r n i n g d o w n C h a i r m a n Professor E i l o n ' s r e c o m m e n d a t i o n for 1/2 p e r c e n t increases. The wages r e g u l a t o r compensates for increased l a b o u r costs a n d w i l l take effect i n J u l y i l the R e c t o r accepts the C o m m i t t e e ' s r e c o m m e n d a t i o n . Professor E i l o n is to i n f o r m the R e c t o r o f his disagreement w i t h the decision. The C o m m i t t e e also d e c i d e d to u p prices by 5 p e r c e n t in t e r m l y review. T h e increase is likelv to take elite t on lst J u l y in Southside but be d e l a y e d u n t i l O c t o b e r in the U n i o n . LIFE MEMBERSHIP OFFER Existing m e m be r s o f the C o n s t i t u e n t C o l l e g e O l d Student Associations w i l l be able to become life m e m b e r s o f I m p e r i a l C o l l e g e U n i o n at h a l f price. T h e three associations have a l l agreed to this ' o n e ofT oiler b u t not to a c o n t i n u i n g package life membership deal.

But E d i t o r e x p l a i n e d that to be cut at because there more t h a n the

R o g e r Stotesbury several articles h a d the last m o m e n t were eight pages target o l 64 pages.

IRANIANS C A N STAY Iranian students w h o are u n a b l e to pay their fees because of c o n t i n u i n g difficulties in getting money out o f I r a n w i l l not be forced to leave C o l l e g e , says C o l l e g e R e g i s t r a r Peter M e e . T h e p e r i o d over w h i c h they c a n c l a i m social security has n o w been extended indefinitely.

OLD

S T U D E N T S AGAINST HIGH FEES

Several former overseas students at I C are s u p p o r t i n g I C U n i o n ' s c a m p a i g n against h i g h t u i t i o n fees a n d overseas student quotas. But a questionnaire sent to current overseas students has h a d a p o o r response w i t h o n l y 69 replies. O f these however m a n y are self s u p p o r t i n g a n d have said that they w i l l face financial h a r d s h i p w i t h the increased lees. The U n i o n is to l o b b y College G o v e r n o r s next F r i d a y i n protest against overseas students b e i n g charged h i g h e r fees t h a n h o m e students. T h e y are also c a l l i n g for a h a r d s h i p fund.

PRICES T O O HIGH

Bar Committee Chairman A n d y M i d d l e t o n is d o i n g a survey of local pubs to see h o w prices c o m p a r e w i t h C o l l e g e bats. College beer prices start at 35p per pint i n the U n i o n a n d 36p in Stan's bar compared to a m a x i m u m starting price o f 3 2 p elsewhere i n L o n d o n U n i v e r s i t y . Professor E i l o n has stated that it is College policy that bars s h o u l d be c o m p e t i t i v e w i t h local pubs a n d if it is p r o v e d that they are not c o m p e t i t i v e prices w o u l d be cut.

But he has also said that profits must be m a x i m i s e d a n d he refused to a l l o w Refectory C o m m i t t e e to vote o n a p r o p o s e d l p price cut.

C H E A P HOUSING POSSIBLE A b o u t 40 s t u d e n t s c o u l d p a y a s l i t t l e as £1 p e r w e e k t e n t n e x t y e a r i n r u n - d o w n h o u s e s if t h e y w o r k on theproperty over the summer. M i c h a e l A r t h u r has called a m e e t i n g next T h u r s d a y to discuss the s c h e m e p r o p o s e d b y Shelter and set u p a H o u s i n g Cooperative.

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T o t h o s e of y o u w h o bring please c y c l e s to the C o l l e g e , m a k e sure y o u u s e very stout c h a i n s together with equally s t r o n g locks. Far too m a n y plastic c o v e r e d steel c a b l e s a n d weak l o c k s are still being used. Thefts of c y c l e s from t h e C o l l e g e is a g a i n o n t h e increase. T o date 24 have been stolen this year, 5 within the last few days. Most cycles have Frame N u m b e r s a n d I d o ask all owners to s e a r c h for this n u m b e r a n d p e r s o n a l l y r e c o r d it. S h o u l d they have the m i s f o r t u n e to report the theft, t h e frame n u m b e r does assist the P o l i c e in their enquiries. D o try a n d get y o u r i n s u r e d for theft etc.

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MEET CORINNE LAZARUS: IF's BUSINESS OFFICER Hi

I hate p u n k , j u n k food a n d a l l forms of creepy crawlies (met q u i t e a few in m y time, I m i g h t add!).

everyone!

I ' m C o r i n n e (fly me!) a n d I've been elected (well, a c t u a l l y the only m u g s t a n d i n g for it a l t h o u g h I ' m s i t t i n g down) as Business Officer. W h i c h means h a v i n g the o p p o r t u n i t y of g i v i n g m y c o n t e m p o r a r i e s spots if they s u c c u m b to the weakness of the flesh (- i n other words, p r o v i d i n g the nosh), a n d of c l o t h i n g the needy (you have to be needy if y o u wear the I F gear a l l the time!)

I grace St M i c h a e l ' s presence every S a t u r d a y , t r y i n g to a v o i d w o r k i n g as m u c h as possible! ( W e l l , I c a n ' t be the first to put the marks into Spencers!). I live in Ilford, a non-descript t o w n whose H i g h Street was supposed to be d e v e l o p i n g into the next best West E n d - w h a t became of it, no one is sure!

Now the i n t e r e s i n g part ( C o r i n n e L a z a r u s , this is y o u r .life!). A g e d n e a r l y 20 a n d still feeling a n d a c t i n g like 12, I have 1 brother, 1 sister, a n d 21 goldfish (don't forget the goldfish!). I was b o r n J e w i s h (so a v o i d pigs like the plague!), but I have a n open m i n d towards a n y r e l i g i o n w h i c h seems to k n o w w h a t it is t a l k i n g about.

M y a m b i t i o n s are: to g r o w a n o t h e r 4 inches ( I ' m 5 ft 2 ins o n a good day!), to be able to o w n a furry a n i m a l w i t h o u t sneezing a l l over the place, a n d to live in a igloo. M y i m m e d i a t e future (ie w h e n I have left IF) w i l l p r o b a b l y be taken u p by d o i n g a l l the c r a z y things I have w a n t e d to do but never h a d the time, money, or a m o u n t of s t u p i d i t y needed.

I a m mad on dancing, and I love s i n g i n g (sounds like a right nut so far!). I also love c o o k i n g , but m y m o t h e r never lets me into the k i t c h e n ! I love comedies of all kinds, p a r t i c u l a r l y the funny ones(!), a n d weepies - the l o c a l lifeboats are notified in time for the flood.

Rag

I d o n ' t bite, so w h e n y o u see me w a l k i n g d o w n the street (walk on by) d o n ' t hesitate to ask for m y autograph. T a k e care now, loads of love from C o r i n n e .

Fete

T h e IC A n n u a l R a g Fete is w e l l a n d t r u l y o v e r now. T h i s event was a success only m a r r e d b y the b a n k h o l i d a y t h o u g h it was a toss-up between the S i l w o o d B a l l a n d F.A. C u p weekend. T h e final totals f r o m the fete s h o u l d be k n o w n i n the next week a n d r e l e a s e d as soon as p o s s i b l e .

some good b u n t i n g , I C R a d i o for p r o v i d i n g an excellent service o n the day, the college carpenters a n d electricians, the people w h o helped on the day, etc. In fact thanks to everyone w h o put a stall in a n d to those w h o c a m e a l o n g a n d spent some money, also to those w h o helped w i t h the B a r - b que.

T h e r e are several t h a n k y o u s to be m a d e negarding the Fete. T h e first b e i n g to R a e h a e l Snee for

W i t h i n the next three weeks the final R a g total of the year w i l l be made known.

MARANATHA IN T H E B E G I N N I N G - E X I S T E N C E W I T H M E A N I N G ! M a n is G o d ' s c r e a t i o n . T h e C h r i s t i a n u n d e r s t a n d i n g o f m a n m u s t b e g i n here. A c c o r d i n g to C h r i s t i a n i t y , m a n is not j u s t a c o l l e c t i o n o f c h e m i c a l s that c a m e into b e i n g b y a n i n t r i c a t e p r o c e s s a n d then e v o l v e d m i n d a n d c o n s c i o u s n e s s . M a n owes his w h o l e b e i n g , his p h y s i c a l v i t a l i t y a n d his spiritual a s p i r a t i o n s , to G o d f r o m w h o m all life d e r i v e s . H i s existence is no c h a n c e o r accident. T h e e a r l y chapters of Genesis describe c r e a t i o n in evocative p i c t o r i a l language, m o r e a k i n to poetry t h a n science. T h e w ho le n a t u r a l order, the p r i m a e v a l energy, the e a r t h , the sea, the plants, the a n i m a l s , a n d filially m a n himself, are d e c l a r e d to be the w o r k of G o d , a n d good. G o d is d e s c r i b e d as f o r m i n g m a n f r o m dust a n d b r e a t h i n g into h i m , g i v i n g h i m life. T h a t is to say, it is G o d w h o has designed m a n to be what he is: thinker, artist, scientist, b u i l d e r ; above a l l , w o r s h i p p e r . M a n ' s e n o r m o u s creative c a p a c i t y comes from the C r e a t o r . T h e most creative act of a l l is a response to h i m . T h e C h r i s t i a n d o c t r i n e o f c r e a t i o n isn't c o n c e r n e d w i t h the b i o l o g i c a l details of m a n ' s o r i g i n . T h a t is the p r o p e r field of study for the zoologist a n d a n t h r o p o l o g i s t . But C h r i s t i a n i t y does assert that by whatever means m a n has c o m e into being, it is the w o r k of G o d . T h e theory of

U N I V E R S I T Y OF L O N D O N UNION U L U exists believe it or not (in M a l e t St - h a l f w a y between G o o d g e St. a n d Russell S q tube stations). It is a large b u i l d i n g c o n t a i n i n g facilities for Sports, Societies a n d v a r i o u s other things. It s b a r is not too b a d (if you like Stella). But U L U is T H R E A T E N E D . T h e students in the largest u n i v e r s i t y in E u r o p e are not using facilities p r o v i d e d for t h e m . W h i l e a p p r e c i a t i n g the facilities at I C , m a n y students live a w a y from C o l l e g e i n N o r t h L o n d o n or Intercollegiate H a l l s a n d are closer to U L U . So, think, people a n d A C T . A l s o U L U is the place where we at I C c a n meet students in n o n scientific disciplines from other colleges. T h e y are in the same university as ourselves, they are also fellow students they m i g h t even like to meet scientists from I C . U L U is in danger of closing. central L o n d o n a n d the lack of distinct possibility of the Senate b u i l d i n g for U n i v e r s i t y purposes do it.

D u e to the shortage of b u i l d i n g s i n use of the U L U b u i l d i n g there is a of the U n i v e r s i t y r e q u i s i t i o n i n g the a n d this is not just a threat, they w i l l

If you w o u l d like to find out more a b o u t U L U , there w i l l be a n o p e n meeting of the E x t e r n a l Affairs C o m m i t t e e at w h i c h J e r e m y H y d e , President of U L U w i l l speak o n the future of U L U . T h e m e e t i n g is in the G r e e n C o m m i t t e e R o o m at 7 p m o n T h u r s d a y 17th M a y . F a i l i n g that, see M a r y . B a r r y A u s t i n , C h r i s W e b b or myself t h r o u g h the U n i o n Office. John Passmore External Affairs Officer

e v o l u t i o n is at present generally considered to be the best d e s c r i p t i o n of the d e v e l o p m e n t of l i v i n g things that science c a n give, t h o u g h like a l l scientific theories, it is o p e n to c r i t i c i s m a n d w i l l need m o d i f i c a t i o n as new evidence comes to light. But at best it is o n l y a d e s c r i p t i o n o f t h e process. T h e belief of C h r i s t i a n s is that, w h a t e v e r the process, the a u t h o r is G o d . F r o m " W h a t is H u m a n ? " T . M . Kitwood. I VP.


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T)ay By Day A ROUND-UP OF LAST W E E K ' S NEWS

Wednesday 9th Alcohol Ban for Drunken Steelworker A steelworker, J o s e p h Levens, w a s b a n n e d from d r i n k i n g for three years u n d e r the 1902 L i c e n s i n g A c t , by magistrates at H o l y w e l l , North Wales. Invoking S e c t i o n 6 of the 1902 A c t disqualifies Levens from d r i n k i n g in the N o r t h W a l e s p o l i c e area for three years. A n illegal drink c o u l d cost Levens a fine of up to ÂŁ25a n d s u p p l y i n g h i m , ÂŁ25 for a first offence a n d ÂŁ50 subsequently. T h e A c t h a d fallen into d i s u s e b e c a u s e of small penalties but these were i n c r e a s e d by the C r i m i n a l L a w A c t of 1977. Sexist Remarks on Swedish Radio S w e d i s h R a d i o c l a i m e d that M r s T h a t c h e r had seen a s p e e c h therapist to m ake her v o i c e sexier. T h e i r m a n in L o n d o n talked about her hats, hairstyles a n d m a k e - u p instead of f o c u s s i n g o n her political s u c c e s s . T h e State w a t c h d o g , the R a d i o C o u n c i l , is now l o o k i n g into c o m p l a i n t s from S w e d i s h Conservatives w h o s a y that s u c h irrelevant remarks were not m a d e about Mr. C a l l a g h a n .

Thursday 10th What Happens on June 7th A d v e r t i s i n g for the E u r o p e a n E l e c t i o n s o n J u n e 7th began this week a n d w a s met with m u c h c r i t i c i s m . "It insults our intelligence", said o n e housewife. T h e full page posters in the press p r o c l a i m that y o u c a n use y o u r vote to elect y o u r m e m b e r of the E u r o p e a n Parliament (also c a l l e d the E u r o p e a n A s s e m b l y ) . Between J u n e 7th-10th, 180 million E u r o p e a n s will be able to vote together for the first time... but how many will? T h e world's first international elections aren't likely to p r o d u c e a mountain of votes. Communication Breakdown T h e people of K a t m a n d u w e r e informed that L a b o u r had w o n the G e n e r a l E l e c t i o n . T h e local newspaper, R I S I N G N E P A L , o n M a y 4th carried news of the L a b o u r victory personally i n s p i r e d by ' S u n n y J i m ' Callaghan. T h e officials of the British E m b a s s y stated that they had no c o n t a c t with the B B C a n d were relying o n R a d i o M o s c o w fortheir news.

Friday 11th IRA Obtain Secret Military Document T h e p a s s i n g of a d o c u m e n t , entitled " N o r t h e r n Ireland, F u t u r e Terrorist T r e n d s " , the IRA has been a political to e m b a r r a s s m e n t for the M i n i s t r y of Defence. T h e d o c u m e n t w a s part of a haul of mailbags stoen from a train between B i r m i n g h a m a n d London! The report looks at the structure, m a n p o w e r a n d funds of the IRA a n d forsees c o n t i n u i n g trouble from the terrorists for five years at least.

Shirley Williams to Return in Haste? T h e p r o b l e m of whether to ensure the early return of M rs W i l l i a m s to the C o m m o n s is o n e w h i c h will c o n c e r n M r C a l l a g h a n w h e n he draws u p his resignation h o n o u r s list. T h e o b v i o u s c o u r s e for h i m is to p r o m o t e a L a b o u r b a c k - b e n c h e r , returned o n M a y 3 r d with a substantial majority, to the H o u s e of L o r d s a n d s o create a b y - e l e c t i o n in a safe L a b o u r seat for w h i c h M rs W i l l i a m s c o u l d be nominated. M r C a l l a g h a n must c o n s i d e r the precident when M r G o r d o n - W a l k e r lost his seat in 1964 as L a b o u r M P for S m e t h w i c k . In spite of this, M r W i l s o n a p p o i n t e d h i m F o r e i g n Secretary a n d he was put up to fight L e y t o n , c o n s i d e r e d a safe L a b o u r seat. H e w a s defeated.

Saturday 12th Arsenal Win Cup Final 3-2 B r i a n T a l b o t s c o r e d a n early goal for A r s e n a l and after a s e c o n d from S t a p l e t o n it l o o k e d as if the G u n n e r s had the m at ch sewn up at half-time. However, in the s e c o n d half their o p p o n e n t s M a n c h e s t e r U n i t e d were clearly the better side for long periods of a somewhat scrappy, undistinguished game that boiled up into a dramatic c l i m a x with three g o als in the last four minutes. United's two g o als were M c l l r o y , but the m a n of B r a d y , p a s s e d to A l a n s c o r e d giving A r s e n a l the

by M c Q u e e n a n d the m a t c h , L i a m Sunderland who Cup.

Sunday 13th

Monday 14th Student Does 8hr Operation on Himself A student operated o n h i s o w n a b d o m e n for eight h o u r s in his c o l l e g e r o o m with an expertise that s u r p r i s e d s k i l l e d s u r g e o n s , a c c o r d i n g to t h e latest J o u r n a l of the American Medical Association. T h e 22 year o l d spent m o n t h s p r e p a r i n g for an operation o n h i s adrenal g l a n d s by s t u d y i n g s u r g i c a l b o o k s a n d a c q u i r i n g the necessary instruments a n d m e d i c a t i o n s . H e disinfected his r o o m , d r a p e d sterilised sheets over his body, s w a l l o w e d barbiturates for anaesthesia a n d performed the o p e r a t i o n w e ar i ng sterile gloves a n d a s u r g i c a l mask. L o o k i n g into strategically p l a c e d mirrors, he began by c l e a n s i n g h i s a b d o m e n with a l c o h o l , a n d made a n i n c i s i o n with a s c a l p e l , a n d the d i s s e c t i o n carried out with s u r g i c a l instruments. After eight h o u r s he had to give up b e c a u s e of u n e x p e c t e d pain in retracting his liver. E x h a u s t e d , he bandaged his w o u n d a n d called the police. H e was taken to hospital, w h e r e s u r g e o n s f o u n d the w o u n d s to be remarkably c l e a n a n d free of infection. London is Europe's Hottest at 82 Ice-cream sales s o a r e d in L o n d o n , as temperatures rose a b o v e those in other E u r o p e a n resorts. F o r example, in M a j o r c a it was a mere 77, a n d in N i c e it w a s 70.

I Tuesday 15th

"Kill the Shah" Orders T h e S h a h of Iran, at present in exile in the B a h a m a s , a n d important m e m b e r s of his family have been s e n t e n c e d to death in their by the c o u n t r y ' s revolutionary absence courts. A senior A y a t o l l a h said that a n y o n e w h o assassinates them c o u l d not be arrested as terrorists by foreign governments.

Thorpe Accused of Plotting Second Killing It was c l a i m e d at the O l d Bailey that J e r e m y T h o r p e h a d already plotted another murder, before p l a n n i n g the death of N o r m a n Scott. T h i s claim was made by T h o r p e ' s c o u n s e l , M r G e o r g e C a r m a n , Q C in a c r o s s - e x a m i n a t i o n of M r Peter B e s s e l , the chief p r o s e c u t i o n witness.

Irate Doctor gets Birdie A g o o s e w a s f o u n d b l u d g e o n e d to death at the 17th hole on the e x c l u s i v e C o n g r e s s i o n a l C o u n t r y C l u b in W a s h i n g t o n - it died after being hit by a w o o d e n putter. A d o c t o r member, w h o admitted killing the bird, s a i d that he inadvertently struck the g o o s e with his a p p r o a c h shot. T h e n , d e c i d i n g that the bird w a s b e y o n d recovery, he put it o u t of its misery with his putter. However, a c c o r d i n g to the e v i d e n c e of witnesses, the g o o s e ' h o n k e d ' as the d o c t o r was about to putt. T h e distraction c a u s e d him to miss the shot, a n d , in rage, the d o c t o r struck d o w n the creature.

Price Control Scrapped P r i c e c o n t r o l s a n d the P r i c e C o m m i s s i o n are to be s c r a p p e d a n d the p o w e r s of the Office of Fair T r a d i n g a n d of the M o n o p o l i e s a n d Mergers C o m m i s s i o n i n c r e a s e d .

Staying Alive in a Cage of Snakes A S o u t h A f r i c a n carpenter has just beaten the 36 day r e c o r d for staying alive in a c a g e with two d o z e n deadly s nake s . T h e temperature in the cage dropped c o n s i d e r a b l y o n e night, a n d the snakes, being cold-blooded, wrapped themselves a r o u n d the man's b o d y to keep w a r m . Nevertheless, he is staying o n with the mambas, c o b r a s a n d puff adders "depending on how well we get on together".

The Queen's Speech T h e Q u e e n o p e n e d P a r l i a m e n t today a n d her s p e e c h i n c l u d e d a statement that the extent of nationalisation a n d s t a t e - o w n e r s h i p w o u l d be r e d u c e d . S h e also s a i d that legislation will be i n t r o d u c e d to r e m o v e the c o m p u l s i o n o n local authorities in E n g l a n d a n d Wales to re-organise their s c h o o l s on c o m p r e h e n s i v e lines: a n d their freedom to take up places at independant s c h o o l s will be restored.

Go-ahead for ITV After 10 years' of debate a n d G o v e r n m e n t enquiries, the s e c o n d ITV c h a n n e l has been given the g o - a h e a d . T h e new c h a n n e l is e x p e c t e d to be o n the air by A u t u m n 1982 or S p r i n g 1983, provided the G o v e r n m e n t give sufficient p r i o r i t y to t h e n e c e s s a r y legislation.


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D r a c u l a ' s m o u t h w o u l d have w a t e r e d at the A n n u a l G e n e r a l M e e t i n g o f the R o y a l College o f Science U n i o n last week. F o r the m a i n i n g r e d i e n t o f t h e i n i t i a t i o n m i x was five gallons o f b u l l ' s b l o o d - a n d it was not the w e l l k n o w n H u n g a r i a n w i n e o f that n a m e . W h i l e the three R C S chefs were p r e p a r i n g the m i x for the i n i t i a t i o n o f next y e a r ' s E x e c u t i v e , the m e e t i n g elected Z o s i a Z b r z e z n i a k as A s s i s t a n t H o n o r a r y S e c r e t a r y a n d R i c h A r c h e r as E n t e r t a i n m e n t s C o m m i t t e e C h a i r m a n . Social c o l o u r s went to 30 people who w e r e c o n s i d e r e d to have m a d e a s p e c i a l c o n t r i b u t i o n to U n i o n life this year. T h e s e i n c l u d e L i z L i n d s a y a n d Rae Snee, a n d e x c e p t i o n a l l y a non' U n i o n m e m b e r , A n n i e L a t h a e n , one o f the IC U n i o n staff. R C S U President C h r i s F o x received a U n i o n G e n e r a l A w a r d exoliieio. H e also presented a w a r d s to Sean O ' B o y l e a n d J e r r y S w a i n to r e w a r d their e x c e p t i o n a l service to R C S U . T h e D e r v c k B o n d M e m o r i a l A w a r d went to A n d y F r e n c h . T h i s is a lavatory seat w h i c h he has to w e a r r o u n d his neck at R C S b a r nights. M e a n w h i l e the three chefs. B a r n e y M c C a b e , J i m Sarsfield a n d D a k H o w a r d , were a d d i n g such choice delicacies to the i n i t i a t i o n m i x as assorted fish organs, mashed r a w potatoes a n d " M r s . Watsons a m a z i n g M a l a y s i a n p r a w n s " Ingredients were l i m i t e d o n l y by the constraint that thev h a d to be or once hare been edible. "

Mark Corrigan

Handing

RSM

T h e a s s e m b l e d multitude then thrilled to the transfer of p o w e r from A n d y M e g a p h o n e Lewis, J o h n H i c k s a n d Pete B i r d m a n H o d d i n o t t to C h r i s S l e a p , Trev F l e t c h e r a n d B e r n i e Pryor. Afterwards the old a n d new e x e c s t h r a s h e d a c r o s s a rather c o l d and wet S e r p e n t i n e in the traditional race. A few hours, a n d several pints, later the o r d e r e d c a l m of R S M B ar ni g ht was shattered by a s e e t h i n g mass of s h r i e k i n g scientists w h o b l i n d e d us all with their d a z z l i n g mediocrity. A certain i n d i v i d u a l , w h o will remain a n o n y m o u s ( b e c a u s e Trev's bigger t han me), then d e m o n s t r a t e d the folk art of T a b l e M o u n t i n g . B y c l o s i n g time the M i n e s m e n (oops) M i n e s p e r s o n s had asserted their s u p r e m a c y by o u t d r i n k i n g and o u t - s i n g i n g the res rabble. C o n g r a t u l a t i o n s must go to A n d y , J o h n and Pete for the extremely s u c c e s s f u l past year and best w i s h e s to C h r i s , Trev a n d B e r n i e for the next one.

C&G

T h e i n i t i a t i o n p r o c e d u r e was not without its u n s c h e d u l e d mishaps. T o o b t a i n the b u l l ' s blood the chefs had journeyed to W a t f o r d a b a t t o i r , but confusion about the relative locations ol W a t f o r d a n d the W a t f o r d G a p meant that they d r o v e almost as far as N o t t i n g h a m before they realised that they might have gone slightly too l a r up the M l .

A liberal dousing of the initiation mix was the next pleasure to hit them. F i n a l l y U n i o n m e m be r s proceeded to the Round Pond where the E x e c u t i v e , by n o w very stick) a n d s m e l l y , p r o b a b l y w e l c o m e d their p e n e t r a t i o n of the water's surface.

Armitage

On Thursday the 10th the world's attention was focused on London for the Jeremy Thorpe trial and, more importantly, the R S M U A G M . On display was a 12 ft Spanner (courtesy of C & GU) and Andy Lewis, resplendent in GIT-embroidered underwear, entertained (?) the masses by thrashing a guitar and singing? Then followed the awarding of colours - U.G.As were received by J . Hicks, P.J. Hoddinott, A. Lewis and S. Potter.

H o w closely the final " m y s t e r y ingredient" truly fitted that description was perhaps debatable. T h e l i q u i d h a d been d o n a t e d by an R C S student a n d was not u n c o n n e c t e d w i t h h u m a n reproduction.

T h e i n i t i a t i o n started w i t h the new executive of Sean O ' B o v l e . Tansy Hepton and M o Misra i m b i b i n g a beer a n d m i l k m i x t u r e out of the t h r e e - h a n d l e d pot. T h e n the three were p a i n t e d in black. white and lilac. U n f o r t u n a t e l y lot them an error by B a r n e v M e C a b e meant that gloss p a i n t was used w h i c h proved very difficult to wash off.

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A Place to Live and the Law

The Ins and Outs of Finding Somewhere to Live T h e r e are two stages in this pr o c e s s . T h e o b v i o u s o n e is finding a l a n d l o r d w h o has a v a c a n c y a n d there are a n u m b e r of ways in w h i c h y o u c a n go about d o i n g this. T h e s e c o n d stage is c o n v i n c i n g the l a n d l o r d that y o u are the sort of tenant that he is l o o k i n g for. In many ways this is the most difficult part a n d o n e w h o s e i m p o r t a n c e s e e m s to be g e n e r a l l y u n d e r e s t i m a t e d . A n y w a y , first of all find y o u r l a n d l o r d . S o u r c e s of a d d r e s s e s i n c l u d e : T H E UNIVERSITY O F L O N D O N A C C O M M O D A T I O N OFFICE. T h i s is situated at 8 P r i n c e s G a r d e n s a n d has c o n t a c t s with a great m a n y l a n d l o r d s . T h e y are also geared up to help y o u find a pl ace this term for next year a n d c a n s e n d y o u a d d r e s s e s d u r i n g the vac. Most of their a c c o m m o d a t i o n c o n s i s t s of bedsits a n d l o d g i n g s and they do not have a h i g h p r o p o r t i o n of flats. C o n t a c t t h e m t o w a r d s the e n d of May for next year. IMPERIAL C O L L E G E UNION W E L F A R E C E N T R E T h i s c a n be f o u n d o n the third floor of the U n i o n B u i l d i n g . It has far fewer l a n d l o r d s t h a n the U L a c c o m m o d a t i o n Office and tends to rely more o n advertising for new l a n d l o r d s than d e a l i n g with established ones. A l s o there are no facilities for s e n d i n g y o u a d d r e s s e s d u r i n g the vacation. However, if y o u d r o p in at the b e g i n n i n g of J u n e , there may be s o m e a d d r e s s e s that y o u c a n contact, to b o o k for next year. IMPERIAL C O L L E G E R E S I D E N C E O F F I CE ( R o o m 161 Sherfield) A l t h o u g h all C o l l e g e A c c o m m o d a t i o n is a l l o c a t e d well in a d v a n c e there are the o c c a s i o n a l v a c a n c i e s w h i c h arise t h r o u g h p e o p l e m o v i n g out for o n e r e a s o n or another. It is worth r e m e m b e r i n g that the R e s i d e n c e Office keeps a w a i t i n g list t h r o u g h o u t the year from w h i c h these v a c a n c i e s are filled.

c a s e s the landlady will operate o n a first c o m e first served basis and so there won't be any p r o b l e m s o l o n g as y o u more or less fit in with what the l a n d l a d y has in m i n d . M a n y landladies, however, are more selective a n d y o u c a n be sure that if s h e is offering a g o o d deal at a time of heavy d e m a n d , s h e will have a lot of p e o p l e to c h o o s e from. E s p e c i a l l y if y o u are g o i n g to be living in the s a m e h o u s e as the landlady, s h e will be l o o k i n g for s o m e o n e w h o s o u n d s polite, considerate, fits her idea of the sort of p e r s o n that s h e wants a n d a p p e a r s flexible - or even exploitable in s o m e c a s e s . T h e initial p h o n e c a l l to the l a n d l a d y a n d a n y s u b s e q u e n t m e e t i n g are very important. S o , even t h o u g h y o u may be e x h a u s t e d a n d frustrated by the time y o u ring a particular l a n d l a d y a n d even t h o u g h the r o o m that s h e is offering s o u n d s like a s e c o n d c o u s i n to the B l a c k H o l e of C a l c u t t a , it helps a lot if y o u c a n s o u n d e nt hus i as t i c, polite a n d pliable. Don't whatever y o u do, mention the Rent A c t s a n d if y o u are told that y o u have no Rent A c t p r o t e c t i on don't q u e s t i o n it (although of c o u r s e , if there is time y o u c a n c h e c k what y o u r legal p o s i t i o n is likely to be with the Welfare C e n t r e before y o u s i g n anyt hi ng). T a k e a long hard look at y o u r b a r g a i n i n g position before y o u even q u i b b l e about the rent. Wait until y o u are e s t a b l i s h e d in the place a n d entitled to a n y remedies as regards security of tenure or registering a lower rent via the Rent Officer o r Rent T r i b u n a l a n d then d o s o m e t h i n g a b o u t it. A l t h o u g h at the b e g i n n i n g of term the most important thing is to get a roof over y o u r head, it is advisable to be a little c a u t i o u s about what y o u accept. If y o u c a n move into a place w h e r e there is no p r o b l e m about m o v i n g out at short notice then it isn't so bad b e c a u s e y o u c a n look for s o m e w h e r e better as s o o n as the rush has d i e d d o w n . B u t beware of s i g n i n g an agreement for a long fixed p e r i o d o n an unsatisfactory pl ace b e c a u s e if y o u do it will be very difficult to avoid s t a y i n g there for the duration of the agreed period.

O n c e y o u have f o u n d s o m e w h e r e to live, y o u m a y w o n d e r w h a t y o u r c h a n c e s are o f s t a y i n g there i f y o u r l a n d l o r d takes a s u d d e n d i s l i k e to y o u . C a n he j u s t p u t y o u r b e l o n g i n g s out i n t o the street a n d change the l o c k s , o r is there m o r e to it t h a n t h a t ? P a r l i a m e n t , t h r o u g h a series of R e n t a n d other A c t s , has e v o l v e d a system of p r o t e c t i o n w h i c h varies i n strength w i t h the k i n d o f a c c o m m o d a t i o n that y o u o c c u p y , but u n f o r t u n a t e l y it is often difficult to decide w h i c h p a r t i c u l a r category y o u fall into. T h e two m a i n categories of a c c o m m o d a t i o n for this purpose are licences w h i c h c a n be t e r m i n a t e d w i t h very little notice after w h i c h y o u have no p r o t e c t i o n at a l l , a n d tenancies where there are v a r y i n g degress of protection. Li cences i n c l u d e rooms i n hotels a n d hostels, genuine bed a n d breakfast arrangements a n d places where the l a n d l o r d o r his agents have free access, w i t h o u t reference to y o u , to a l l parts of the a c c o m m o d a t i o n that y o u o c c u p y . If y o u are given a n agreement w h i c h calls itself a licence, this does not necessarily m a k e y o u a licencee but if the a r r a n g e m e n t of the a c c o m m o d a t i o n is such that y o u d o n ' t have a r o o m to yourself, a n d the agreement contains a clause to the effect that the l a n d l o r d has the right to m o v e one of y o u out a n d move i n a replacement a n d if each sharer signs a separate agreement, then it is quite possible that this w o u l d m a k e y o u a licencee. R o o m s i n a h a l l of residence are also usual ly licences. W h e n a licence is t e r m i n a t e d , y o u become, i n effect, a squatter. T h i s means that a l t h o u g h the l a n d l o r d cannot use force to evict y o u , there is n o t h i n g to stop h i m c h a n g i n g the locks w h i l e y o u are out. A l l other types of a c c o m m o d a t i o n c o u n t as tenancies w h i c h means that y o u r l a n d l o r d c a n ' t get r i d of y o u w i t h o u t a possession order from

FLAT AGENCIES T h e s e are generally rude, unhelpful and extortionate. T h e i r main object is to seperate y o u from y o u r m o n e y as q u i c k l y as possible. T h e y are r e k n o w n e d for b e i n g o n the l a n d l o r d ' s s i d e a n d a d v i s i n g him on ways to avoid the Rent A c t s . M a n y a g e n c i e s don't deal with the kind of property that y o u will be able to afford a n d they c h a r g e up to two weeks rent for s i m p l y giving y o u an a d d r e s s w h i c h may or may not still have a v a c a n c y a n d w h i c h may be c o m p l e t e l y unsuitable. T h e y are not legally entitled to c h a r g e y o u unless y o u move into an a d d r e s s that they have given y o u but this doesn't s t o p t h e m trying! T h e r e are a c o u p l e of a g e n c i e s w h i c h don't c h a r g e t h e tenant a n d it is worth r e m e m b e r i n g that estate agents usual ly c h a r g e the l a n d l o r d rather than the tenant, t h o u g h they may ask y o u for a c o n t r i b u t i o n t o w a r d s the cost of d r a w i n g up the t e n a n c y agreement. T h e Welfare C e n t r e s h o u l d have an updated list of a g e n c i e s at the b e g i n n i n g of next t e r m (the present o n e is a bit out of date) a n d it is s o m e t i m e s worth trying t h e m if y o u are rich or are l o o k i n g for s o m e t h i n g very particular or out of the ordinary. NEWSPAPERS T h e e v e n i n g S t a n d a r d is the best pl ace to look but it is a p o o r best. P e o p l e q u e u e o u t s i d e their office early in the m o r n i n g to c a t c h the first e d i t i o n h o t f r o m the press. T h e p h o n e n u m b e r s of r e a s o n a b l y affordable p l a c e s are c o n s t a n t l y e n g a g e d a n d if y o u d o eventually get t h r o u g h and the l a n d l o r d agrees to s h o w y o u r o u n d the place, y o u are likely to find that y o u are b e i n g given a c o n d u c t e d t o u r a l o n g with a large g r o u p of other hopefuls. T h e E v e n i n g N e w s doesn't t e n d to have so many advertisements but o t h e r w i s e the s a m e applies. L o c a l papers like the K e n s i n g t o n and C h e l s e a N e w s a n d t h e F u l h a m C h r o n i c l e a l s o carry advertisements and are not quite so heavily s u b s c r i b e d but they don't have s o many advertisements to c h o s e from. If the T i m e s is b a c k next a u t u m n , its 'Flat S h a r e ' c o l u m n is a very useful s o u r c e of places. ADVERTISING T h e E v e n i n g S t a n d a r d is the best pl ace to advertise a n d for £12 or so y o u s h o u l d be able to pl ace a r e a s o n a b l e sort of advert. T h e trouble is that y o u n e e d a p h o n e n u m b e r where l a n d l o r d s c a n c o n t a c t y o u a n d a lot of t h e offers y o u will get will b e miles a w a y from w h e r e y o u want to live. NOTICEBOARDS A lot of t o b a c c o n i s t s have d i s p l a y b o a r d s w h e r e p e o p l e advertise v a c a n c i e s but the p l a c e s are u s u a l l y g o n e by the time y o u ring. It also involves a lot of f o o t s l o g g i n g to find the n o t i c e b o a r d s in the first pl ace a l t h o u g h there is a list of t h e m in the Welfare C e n t r e w h i c h y o u c a n consult. SELLING Y O U R S E L F T O A L A N D L A D Y O n c e y o u have got h o l d of a few n u m b e r s to ring, it is time t o give a bit of t h o u g h t to y o u r t e c h n i q u e in a p p r o a c h i n g the landlady. In many

Various Types ol There are a number of different kinds of accommodation which you might end up in next year. Although places are advertised under one label or another, there is a great deal of variety within different types and many are a hybrid of two or more types. To start off with, unless you can fix something up well in advance, you are unlikely to have much choice as to where you live but once the rush has died down it should be possible for you to find the kind of place that you are looking for. Here is a summary of what you can expect if you are offered a particular type of accommodation. L O D G I N G S OR 'DIGS'. T h i s sort of pl ace is where y o u b e c o m e part of the landlady's family a n d w h e r e s h e c o o k s for y o u , m e n d s y o u r s o c k s a n d acts generally as a sort of s u r r o g a t e mother. T h i s category is o n the d e c l i n e a n d is not very p o p u l a r with most p e o p l e as it c a n tie y o u to meal times a n d so o n a n d tends to be fairly expensive. Nevertheless it c a n be a very comfortable existence, p r o v i d i n g a proper home base and g uar ant e e d company.

offered it as a bedsit for £17 per week. A n o t h e r put a bed into a loft s p a c e w h i c h w a s so low that y o u w o u l d have to c r a w l to get to the bed a n d offered it for £15 per week. O n the whole, bedsits are s m a l l rooms, f u r n i s h e d to a m i n i m a l s t a n d a r d with an electric ring for c o o k i n g a n d u s e of a c o m m u n a l b a t h r o o m a n d toilet. T h e a r r a n g e m e n t s vary also, from s o m e t h i n g just a little short of digs where y o u live in the landlady's h o u s e and s h e gives y o u breakfast a n d doesn't i m p o s e too m a n y restrictions to places where the o n l y t h i n g about y o u which isn't resented and c o m p l a i n e d about is y o u r money. T h e n there are the real bedsit j u n g l e type r o o m s w h i c h c o n s i s t of run d o w n h o u s e s c r u d e l y k n o c k e d into bedsits w h e r e y o u don't even have an unfriendly landlady for c o m p a n y . M o s t of the p e o p l e w h o operate this kind of letting are in it purely a n d s i m p l y for the m o n e y . If a r o o m c a n c o n c e i v a b l y h o l d two beds, two beds will g o in a n d it will be let to two p e o p l e for twice the price. R e p a i r s are often never d o n e a n d that new carpet which the landlord promised you when you m o v e d in rarely materialises.

BEDSITS T h i s is the most c o m m o n type of a c c o m m o d a t i o n a n d often the worst. B e d s i t s vary from proper bedsitting r o o m s with tables, chairs a n d all the requisites for a civilised e x i s t e n c e to partitioned s p a c e s , hardly big e n o u g h for a s i ng l e bed. O n e l a n d l o r d put a bed into a tiny r o o m w h i c h he was u s i n g as a b o o k c u p b o a r d a n d

O n the other h a n d , there are g o o d bedsits to be had and there are g o o d l a n d l a d i e s but they are the e x c e p t i o n . If at the b e g i n n i n g of term y o u find y o u r s e l f in o n e w h i c h isn't up to s t a n d a r d , don't give up. K e e p pestering the p e o p l e w h o s e j o b it is to help y o u with a c c o m m o d a t i o n until y o u find s o m e w h e r e that is.

Accommodation HOTELS Not, alas, the H i l t o n but bedsits by a n o t h e r name. T h e r e are a lot of these in B a y s w a t e r a n d parts of West L o n d o n . T h e main s n a g is that they tend to t h r o w y o u out at the b e g i n n i n g of the S u m m e r T e r m s o that they c a n get on with their real b u s i n e s s of c a p i t a l i s i n g o n the hoards of tourists. FLATS In many ways flats are the ideal s o l u t i o n in t h a t t h e y c a n be t u r n e d into s o m e t h i n g a p p r o a c h i n g a h o m e a n d y o u c a n live with friends. O n the other h a n d they are u s u a l l y e x p e n s i v e and n o t o r i o u s l y difficult to find. A l s o , the strain of living o n t o p of e a c h other in a s m a l l flat c a n lead to personality c l a s h e s a n d p e o p l e d r o p p i n g out, leaving the others to find their share of the rent. T h e moral of this is that it is a d v i s a b l e to make s u r e that y o u a n d y o u r fellow s h a r e r s are sufficiently c o m p a t i b l e to put up with e a c h other in what c a n s o m e t i m e s be very trying c i r c u m s t a n c e s . W h e n y o u are trying to get people together for a flat it is worth bearing in m i n d that most flats are for three or four p e o p l e a n d flats for larger n u m b e r s are very rare indeed. A l s o , s o m e landlords are not keen to let to m i x e d g r o u p s b e c a u s e they feel, rightly or wrongly, that m i x e d g r o u p s are m o r e likely to split up a n d run into difficulties w i t h p a y i n g the rent. Flats, like bedsits, vary c o n s i d e r a b l y in q u a l i t y . A n average flat might have t w o

' d o u b l e ' b e d r o o m s - i.e. b e d r o o m s that c a n just h o l d two beds, a l o u n g e (if y o u ' r e lucky) a n d a kitchen and bathroom. Single r o o m s in f l i t s are rare or very small. UNFURNISHED F L A T S T h e s e tend to be a lot c h e a p e r but are almost u n o b t a i n a b l e . If y o u a p p r o a c h o n e of the few agencies that deal with u n f u r n i s h e d flats, they will p r o b a b l y o n l y be able to help y o u if y o u c a n afford to pay h u n d r e d s of p o u n d s for 'fixtures' a n d ' f i t t i n g s ' . O t h e r s o u r c e s of u n f u r n i s h e d flats are H o u s i n g Associations and Local Authorities who sometimes allow students to live in flats w h i c h are unsuitable for families (usually because you h a v e t o c l i m b u p a l o t of stairs to get to them) or are 'short life' properties w h i c h m e a n s that they are d u e for d e m o l i t i o n . T h e U n i o n is at present t r y i n g to establish c o n t a c t with b o d i e s w h o can offerthiskindof accommodation but s i n c e m a n y of t h e m say that they c a n o n l y help p e o p l e w h o are already living in their areas, y o u might well be able to get s o m e t h i n g by a p p r o a c h i n g the H o u s i n g Department in the T o w n Hall of the area w h i c h y o u are living at present a n d any H o u s i n g A s s o c i a t i o n o p e r a t i n g in the area. S q u a t t i n g is a n o t h e r way of finding very c h e a p a c c o m m o d a tion, but it d o e s tend to have a lot of p r o b l e m s a s s o c i a t e d with it. If y o u are interested in s q u a t t i n g , the best t h i n g to d o is to c o n t a c t the Squat t e r s U n i o n , T e l e p h o n e 70I-569I.

the courts. In a d d i t i o n y o u are entitled to a d e q u a t e notice, o f the l a n d l o r d ' s i n t e n t i o n to rescind his a r r a n g e m e n t w i t h y o u . so, except i n the case of a tenancy for a fixed p e r i o d , the l a n d l o r d must give 28 days notice i n w r i t i n g before he c a n even start a p p l y i n g for a possession order. A n y other attempt by the l a n d l o r d to exclude or harrass y o u constitutes a c r i m i n a l offence for w h i c h he c a n be prosecuted b y the local council. So, w h a t are the chances of the court g r a n t i n g a possession o r d e r to a l a n d l o r d w h o has given y o u a v a l i d notice to qui t? T h e r e are a n u m b e r of cases w h e r e the court w i l l almost c e r t a i n l y give a n order. These i n c l u d e tenancies of places w h i c h used to be the l a n d l o r d ' s residence a n d he wants to live there a g a i n or wants it for m e m b e r s o f his f a m i l y w h o used to live there or i f he bought the house as a retirement h o m e a n d n o w wants to retire there. In b o t h cases the l a n d l o r d is meant to notify y o u of'any such i n t e n t i o n at the b e g i n n i n g of the tenancy, i n w r i t i n g , but the court c a n dispense w i t h this r e q u i r e m e n t . O t h e r cases are where y o u signed a n agreement to stay for a p e r i o d of less t h a n eight months i n a n out of season h o l i d a y l e t t i n g or i f the l e t t i n g is for the purpose of a h o l i d a y (though y o u m i g ht sometimes be able to argue that it was c l e a r l y not let for a n y such purpose). T h e same applies to student lettings where the l a n d l o r d is the college or university; places w i t h a very h i g h rateable v a l u e or extremely l o w rent a n d c o u n c i l a n d h o u s i n g association o w n e d property. A n o t h e r e x a m p l e of this is where the l a n d l o r d offers y o u suitable a l t e r n a t i v e accommodation. If y o u are a tenant a n d y o u r l a n d l o r d lives i n the same b u i l d i n g (so l o n g as the place is not a purpose b u i l t block of flats) the court w i l l grant a possession order unless y o u a p p l y to the rent t r i b u n a l before the e x p i r y of the notice p e r i o d . T o find out h o w to do this contact the welfare centre or the h o u s i n g d e p a r t m e n t at y o u r t o w n h a l l . T h e R e n t T r i b u n a l c a n grant y o u a n extension of u p to six months. A t the e n d of that p e r i o d y o u c a n r e a p p l y but once the t r i b u n a l p r o t e c t i o n is exhausted a possession o r d e r w i l l be g r a n t e d . I n most other cases t h a n those o u t l i n e d above y o u w o u l d have security o f tenure for as l o n g as y o u w a n t e d to stay there so l o n g as y o u fulfill y o u r obligations. O w i n g to the c o m p l e x i t y of this subject, the above c a n o n l y be a r o u g h guide a n d if y o u are threatened w i t h e v i c t i o n y o u s h o u l d seek advice at the W e l f a r e C e n t r e w i t h reference to y o u r p a r t i c u l a r circumstances. Michael Arthur Welfare Adviser

T H E COST OF A S o m e of y o u m a y r e m e m b e r in an accommodation filling survey at the b e g i n n i n g of last term. T h e results o f the survey have p r o d u c e d quite a lot of useful i n f o r m a t i o n o n w h a t people have been p a y i n g for a c c o m m o d a t i o n this year a n d the standards of the places that they have been l i v i n g i n . I n terms of w h a t y o u c a n expect to pay next year, rents w i l l p r o b a b l y be at least 10% h i g h e r t h a n they have been this year. STANDARDS O u t of about 250 replies w e found that l i v i n g c o n d i t i o n s were often not satisfactory. W e asked • three specific questions a b o u t living standards and the percentage of people w h o thought that their a c c o m m o d a t i o n was defective i n one or m o r e respects was as follows:

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The results showed that a l t h o u g h some people h a d found c h e a p a c c o m m o d a t i o n (e.g. 6% of people l i v i n g i n flats were p a y i n g rent of less t h a n £8 each per week), most people were h a v i n g to pay t h r o u g h their noses. 40% of the respondents were p a y i n g over £15 per week for rent alone a n d w h e n y o u i n c l u d e 'extras' e.g. h e a t i n g a n d l i g h t i n g costs. 44% of those in bedsits a n d 54% of those l i v i n g i n flats were p a y i n g over £15 each per week. H a r d l y a n y b o d y was p a y i n g less t h a n £1 or over £\9 p e r week a n d most were p a y i n g b e t w e e n ^ a n d £16 per week for just the rent. Flats seem to be m o r e expensive t h a n bedsits m a i n l y because h e a t i n g costs etc are m u c h h i g h e r . So, w h e n y o u start l o o k i n g at places to live for next year. I h o p e BEDSITS

N o w h e r e adequate to w o r k T o o noisy to w o r k Inadequate h e a t i n g O n e or m o r e of the above

These results d o n ' t take a n y a c c o u n t of a l l the other defects that a pl ace m i g h t have.

•21.1% 10.0% 23.3% 37.7%

FLATS 18.7% 18.7% 35.0% 51.2%

this w i l l give y o u some idea as to w h a t to expect a n d w h e t h e r o r not the l a n d l o r d is c h a r g i n g o v e r the odds.


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Renaissances 1979 UK tour has inevitably Included a concert at Hammersmith Odeon. Before a fairly enthusiastic audience they performed an excellent range of tracks sleeted evenly from old to new albums, giving a show which should have left most Renaissance fans quite satisfied. T h e s u p p o r t act, an Irish h u s b a n d - a n d - w i f e folk d u o c a l l e d ' G a y a n d Terry W o o d s ' , ponfused the issue by craftily starting o n time, t h u s leaving the stage as most p e o p l e arrived. B a t h e d in a solitary amber spotlight in the e m p t y black e x p a n s e of the O d e o n , they s a n g s o n g s with titles like ' D o u b l e Y e l l o w lines'. T h e y were basically very voice pleasant; G a y having a good r e m i n i s c e n t of A n n i e H a s l a m ' s a n d p l a y i n g a strange instrument like a s t r i n g e d vegetable marrow, w h i c h required elaborate t u n i n g between s o n g s . H e r h u s b a n d o n guitar seemed u n a b l e to c o n t r o l his volume, a n d blurted emphasis on however, c o m p l e t e l y u n s u i t a b l e words in the m i d d l e of lines. T h e a u d i e n c e w a s fairly uniformily dressed in tidy j u m p e r s a n d c o r d s , not a s t u d d e d jacket in sight, a n d s h o w e d their restlessness between acts merely by politely a p p l a u d i n g two roadies a n d the safety c u r t a i n . B e h i n d m e sat a g r o u p of G e r m a n s , t a l k i n g loudly. A l l I c o u l d translate was the f o l l o w i n g enigmatic exchange. 7 have seen piano'.

them

before.

7, however, prefer Alice

They have a

Cooper.'

I think the reply w a s 7 think Mickey Mouse is better.', but p r o b a b l y m y sub^O level German m i s s e d the subtleties of this exchange. R e n a i s s a n c e c a m e o n after a short interval. A n n e H a s l a m , the lead singer, s w i r l e d a n d b o p p e d , o n the spot, h a n d s o n hips, a n d R e n a i s s a n c e were s o o n into an enjoyable mixture of o l d favourites a n d recent releases. 'Pr o l o g ue ' , ' M o t h e r R u s s i a ' , ' S o n g for all S e a s o n s ' a n d e s p e c i a l l y ' N o r t h e r n lights', were all i n c l u d e d a n d r e c o g n i s e d with w i l d a p p l a u s e , but R e n a i s s a n c e e n t h u s i a s t s will have m i s s e d ' O c e a n G i p s y ' a n d ' R u n n i n g Hard'. Also, only one track from

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Renaissance live at Hammersmith Odeon, Friday May 11th. ' S c h e h a r a z a d e ' w a s featured, but this was wise as it s o u n d s best with an orchestra. A n n i e s e e m e d apologetic about the new s o n g s i n t r o d u c e d into the act. T h i s hesitance invited a m u r m u r from the a u d i e n c e . 'Oyl' s h e said with her famous r e c u r r i n g laugh, W e V e got to include some new songs you know'. A s bass guitarist J o n C a m p remarked, R e n a i s s a n c e s o n g s take inspiration from diverse s o u r c e s ( S o l z h e n i t s y n , T h e flood of L y o n s , S c h e h a r a z a d e ) , but n o n e stranger than 'Secret M i s s i o n ' . T h i s J o n w a r n e d , w as c o m p o s e d to alleviate the b o r e d o m i n d u c e d by an A m e r i c a n J a m e s - B o n d type film, but 'Secret M i s s i o n ' t u r n e d out to be very g o o d . 'This is our latest single, just released. d e c l a r e d A n n i e , later. A lone voice c h e e r e d in the fifth row. "Oh, so you're the one who bought it!' she said, l a u g h i n g a g a i n .

(There w a s a slight p a u s e as the G e r m a n s e x p l a i n e d this witticism to e a c h other, then l a u g h e d i n c o n g r u o u s l y thirty s e c o n d s after e v e r y o n e else.) T h e c l i m a x of the p e r f o r m a n c e w as the encore. ' A s h e s are B u r n i n g ' , o n e of Renaissance's most p o p u l a r tracks. A n n i e H a s l a m c o o e d m e l o d i c a l l y over J o h n Tout's stacatto p i a n o d o u b l e octaves, a n d J o n C a m p burst into a d o u b l e n e c k e d guitar solo. T h e w h o l e track was very e x c i t i n g and b l o s s o m e d into s p e c t a c u l a r overkill as p l u m e s of fire a n d s m o k e fireworked u p w a r d from the front of the stage, the a u d i e n c e swept with beams of light s p a r k l i n g off the O d e o n ' s obligatory m i r r o r - g l o b e s at the rear. T h e m u s i c got louder, A n n i e s a n g higher, a n d as g l o r i o u s mel l otron c h o r d s d i e d away, the g r o u p s u r g e d d o w n off their various instruments to s h a k e hands with the delighted front row. l nii ms G r e a t Stuff. P

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[RECORDS Singles R e v i e w : L e i g h Foster T h e first e x h i b i t i n this case is a r e c o r d by the C l a s h , to wit the n e w single by t h e m . It is a cover version of S o n n y C u r t i s T fought the l a w ' . T h i s is the second cover song they have released as a single recently, if they d o n ' t c o o l it soon t h e y ' l l e n d u p like the Shadows. T h e i r last at t empt, o n E n g l i s h C i v i l W a r was m u c h better, h a v i n g at least some o f t h e v e n o m o f their earlier songs, but this song hangs sadly empty., ( T r i s says ' y e a h h ' ) A n y w a y I t h i n k if J o e S t r u m m e r is r u n n i n g out of ideas for songs m a y b e he s h o u l d take a v a c a t i o n . E x h i b i t B is a r e c o r d c a l l e d ' I ' m H a n g i n g A r o u n d ' , a n d it is by the L e y t o n B u z z a r d s . It is n o t h i n g like ' H a n g i n g A r o u n d ' o f Stranglers fame, but stands u p o n its o w n as a

really listen-to-able disc. It is a n everyday story of teenage love, t o l d a little more c o n v e n t i o n a l l y t h a n J i l t e d J o h n . T h i s bloke fancies a nice g i r l a n d is t h r i l l e d to be the one she chooses out from the local lads, but then she turns nasty on h i m , but of course his love is true a n d I c o u l d go on a l l d a y but time, space a n d sore lingers prevent me.

unnecessary

to c a s h i n o n

someone

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really!

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sacred?

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bigger waste o f plastic.

F i n a l l y , a n d i n c o n c l u s i o n , I w o u l d like to put

If y o u w o u l d care to e x a m i n e the next exhibit w i t h great care not to get too close, for fear of c o n t a m i n a t i o n . It is a disco version of, wait for it, no not the song o f S o l o m o n , that's been done. N o this piece of putrescent plastic attempts to discofy the a n t h e m of the N e w W a v e 'Sex a n d D r u g s a n d R o c k a n d R o l f Possibly I a n D u r y ' s M e i s t c r v e r k , or possibly not. T h e facts, M ' l u d , are as follows: the g r o u p of people k n o w n as P a t r i c k D u v e t a n d his Sweet Perversions have put out a record called ' L e Sex, L e D r a q u e s et L c R o c k ' n ' R o l l ' . T h e song is not, as y o u might expect, i n F r e n c h , it is just a twee a n d

failure

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that

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a

distinct lack o f o r i g i n a l singles this week. T o substantiate this c l a i m I present E x h i b i t D; a R o c k a n d R o l l L o v e Letter from the Records (a c r u e l l y c o n f u s i n g n a m e t h e y h a v e

there).

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this

was done m i l l e n i a a g o b y the s u n k - w i t h o u t tracc

B a y CJity R o l l e r s . A c t u a l l y h a s a f e w

r e d e e m i n g properties, most of w h i c h are d u e to t h e s o n g r a t h e r t h a n t h e b a n d . A l l i n a l l this week has been w h a t w e i n t h e r e c k e r e d industry call 'quiet'.

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h a r d task b e l o r e I h e m to l i n d s o m e g o o d s t u d to p l a y y o u , b u t r e m e m b e r

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always w i n i n the e n d . ' B y e now.


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REVIEWS! the 60s c a m p u s e s has lasted t h r o u g h a w h o l e d e c a d e - still, s u c h p e r s o n a l views are inevitable, till we get an alternative A P ! ! Before the longest, a n d to my m i n d , most important s e c t i o n 'The C o u r s e s ' , c o m e s m o r e information, o n student m e d i a M r J a r v i s , what h a p p e n d to y o u r o r g a n ? , College entertainment, no m e n t i o n of the C C U s , or even ! C U G M s here! arid a page of near lavatory h u m o u r , to reassure the ' C a r r y - o n ' freaks that no potential bog-artist need feel c o n s t i p a t e d at IC provided he/she has a feltmarker handy... A l s o a p p e a r i n g on P 11 is 'Shit' the first 4 letter w o r d of the A P ! ! Having worked out which is the front cover and which the editor's tribute to the Sex Pistols, the unsuspecting reader turns to page 3 of the '80-'81 AP and is greeted by a stark warning of the dangers of 'drifting' into higher education (in type of a size which would do credit to the front page of 'The Sun'). B y the time the reader r e a c h e s P 6 and this time the type is laid l o n g i t u d i n a l l y (nudgenudge, do I detect M e l K i n k i e ' s influence?) He/she is g o i n g to be well aware o f t h e pitfalls of an i l l - c o n s i d e r e d c h o i c e m a d e at the 'ALevel Crossroads' following school e d u c a t i o n . S o m e w h e r e the editor f o u n d somebody to write about 'Life o u t s i de e d u c a t i o n ' (reluctantly admitting that s o m e attracted to students 'Might feel sufficiently them to join' - T h e forces or the police!) w h i c h article a l s o i n c l u d e s the broad generalisation 'Just remember - your degree is not to qualify you for any particular job' still it d o e s hi ghl i ght the n e e d to face 'reality' s o o n e r or later in life a n d to have the c o u r a g e and foresight to c o n s i d e r what is g o i n g to o c c u p y y o u r 5 0 - o d d post university years. M o r e w a r n i n g s of d r a w b a c k s of IC (and the r e c o u r s e s available w h e n t h i n g s go wrong) follow, a n d the a n a r c h i s t i c streak s h o w s t h r o u g h again with a s n i d e a n t i - s c h o l a r s h i p quip, just to r e m i n d the potential a p p l i c a n t that the l o n g - h a i r e d , anti-establishment, c h i p p e d - s h o u l d e r e d , b l o o d y - m i n d e d n e s s of

Next is one of the best d o u b l e pages, with excellent articles on w o m e n , gays, and overseas students (all of w h o m must feel o p p r e s s e d to various extents). T h e first article is very a c c u r a t e t h o u g h not, I felt, c a l c u l a t e d to attract m o r e w o m e n to IC, thus ' i m p r o v i n g ' the ratio - still, c o u l d we, in all c o n s c i e n c e do this? Next follows 'The U n i o n B u i l d i n g and C o l l e g e B a r s ' - w h i c h is very informative, but c o n t a i n s certain things not all IC students w o u l d a g r e e with - 'The Union Bar unfortunately still has a certain male dominated atmosphere' a n d on refectories, 'Despite the high prices, the quality of the food can be disgusting'.(Complete with the boycott-poster pigswill full frontal M o o n e y picture - the ' M e a l ' s p e c i a l l y o r d e r e d by M a l c o l m B r a i n for full atrocity effect!) 'The c o u r s e s ' is next: 33 fact-filled pages written by students of the C o l l e g e a n d supplying information understandably absent from the offical c o l l e g e p r o s p e c t u s about inadequacies of examining t e c h n i q u e s , staff-student relations, s o c i a l a n d a c a d e m i c p r o b l e m s etc. It s e e m s a pity t h o u g h , that s o m e c o u r s e s have a m u c h more detailed 'write-up' than others and that s u b s e c t i o n s are not the s a m e from o n e article to the next?!. A n article on S o u t h A f r i c a starts by e x a m i n i n g the ' P r o s ' of w o r k i n g there, but these s e e m to be d r o w n e d by the s u b s e q u e n t

'cons', the article c o n c l u d i n g : 'Any company in S. A frica must operate under the system of apartheid, and is therefore propping up the economic system of that country'. Next follows 'IC U n i o n ' (again starting in type rather too large to be easily digested) again informative, but rather biased t o w a r d s A C C at the e x p e n s e of S C A B , R C C a n d S C C . T h e C C U s p a g e is a m a z i n g l y b a l a n c e d a n d reasonable, highlighting their crucial function in b r e a k i n g the ice initially, a n d even admitting that C C U s are 'Wot to everyone taste'. T h i s page c o n c l u d e s with a note on I C W A a n d is m a r r e d o n l y by the persistent m i s p u n c t u a t i n g of ' C C U s ' (still, if it d i s s u a d e s pedants like myself from c o m i n g to IC, y o u may be s p a r e d s u c h p e o p l e in the future...). Now follow 11 excellent pages on a c c o m m o d a t i o n of all types - a l t h o u g h even an a p o l o g y for the d e p r e s s i n g air of this s e c t i o n (on p57) fails to allay my c o n c e r n at the p o s s i b l e c o u n t e r - p r o d u c t i v e effects of statements like 'in truth things are pretty bad and getting worse'. O n l y at the 11th hour a n d 64th p a g e d o e s the s i x t h - f o r m er c o m e face to face with the editor ' A P S u p r e m o ' R o g e r S t o t e s b u r y . T o his credit he got elected I C U H o n S e c before this A P c a m e out (what do y o u m e a n thats w h y he held it back?) In c o n c l u s i o n this book c o n t a i n s a wealth of information a n d is v i s u a l l y very attractive and extremely well p a c k a g e d . In order to be of m a x i m u m value, an A P must from time to time express o p i n i o n s a n d inevitably these will be c o n t e n t i o u s on o c c a s i o n . W h i l e many s e c t i o n s (especially 'The courses') o w e a lot to previous A P s , t h i s e d i t i o n d o e s c o n t a i n m u c h that is new a n d i m m e d i a t e l y relevant, a n d if only to a d m i r e the layout a n d presentation I w o u l d urge y o u to have a look at a c o p y a n d follow our A P P i p e r a l o n g his y e l l o w - b r i c k w a l k w a y to a better i n f o r m e d fresher entry, a n d a h a p p i e r a n d m o r e fulfilled student body. Mick Berry (who's department thinks he's been on a sabbatical this year).

HRECORD IAN DURY : (Stiff) Do it Yourself A n y r e s e m b l a n c e to c h a r a c t e r s l i v i n g or d e a d is not m e a n t to be u n k i n d to men in syrups. T h i s m e s s a g e is to be f o u n d o n the l a b e l of the new Ian D u r y a l b u m , ' D o It Y o u r s e l f , r e l e a s e d t o d a y , a n d he is r i g h t , it does not r e s e m b l e his p r e v i o u s w o r k at a l l . In fact, i f this h a d not been ' T h e new Ian D u r y A l b u m ' , I w o u l d n ' t p r o b a b l y have g i v e n it a s e c o n d l i s t e n , w h i c h w o u l d have b e e n s a d i n d e e d . ( ) l c o u r s e , h e h a d a lot to d o ; after ' N e w Boots a n d Panties', the ' P o o r M a n ' s T u b u l a r Bells', n o w eighteen m o n t h s old, anything meet with less than excellent would d i s a p p o i n t m e n t a n d to be honest, I d o n ' t t h i n k m a n y D u r y fans w i l l l i k e t h i s a l b u m f i r s t t i m e t h r o u g h . It is d e f i n i t e l y a g r o w e r , a n d a l t e r l i s t e n i n g to it a l l last w e e k e n d , I ' m g e t t i n g t o l i k e it. It is d i f f e r e n t , h a s s o m e v e r y g o o d tracks, but I w o n d e r if m a n y p e o p l e are g o i n g t o g i v e it t h e s a m e c h a n c e . B u t e n o u g h o l t h i s t h e o r i s i n g , ' D o It Y o u r s e l f c o m e s i n a p s e u d o - w a l l p a p e r s l e e v e ( D I Y - get it?) a n d an i n n e r sleeve w i t h a p i c t o r i a l ' W h o ' s W h o ' ol anvhndv remotely involved with the

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d o n e . 'Crawling around people's gardens in the dark, touching women walking in Ihe park'; w h a t a s t r a n g e l i f e h e m u s t l e a d . It r u n s i n t o ' D a n c e of the S c r e a m e r s ' , a b l a n d , b o r i n g n o t h i n g of a song. T h e last t r a c k is ' L u l l a b y f o r F r a n c e s ' , a

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brain'. ' S i n k M y B o a t s ' is a n u n e x c i t i n g r o c k e r , b u t the short ' W a i t i n g for Y o u r T a x i ' , a prolonged staccato, complete w i t h c r o w d a n d e n g i n e n o i s e s , is v e r y g o o d . 'Tour taxi never comes', l a m e n t s D u t y , a n d n e i t h e r d o e s t h e e n d , o r so it s e e m s - i t ' s b o u n d t o c a t c h o u t some D J or other.

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chatters away engagingly ( W h y oh w h y no sheet?) a b o u t DIY and infidelity. word S t r a i g h t into the excellent ' U n e a s y S u n n y D a y H o t s y T o t s y ' , w h i c h w o u l d be s u r e to p i c k u p a l o t o f r a d i o c o v e r a g e w e r e it n o t f o r t h e b a s e l a n g u a g e . It h a s e v e r y t h i n g , c a t c h y l y r i c s , a fast b e a t - y o u j u s t c a n ' t h e l p s i n g i n g along.

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Jon Firth


Page 12 Final Points Totals:

Imperial Games

C and G 146, RSM

89, RCS 56.

U L Championships: T h e next i m p o r t a n t athletic event is the U n i v e r s i t y of L o n d o n C h a m p i o n s h i p s at M o t s p u r P a r k o n W e d n e s d a y , 23rd M a y . I.C. have w o n this event three times out of the last five meetings. T h e I C t e a m w i l l be t a k i n g a c o a c h d o w n for this event.

G u i l d s scored an i mpressi ve victory over M i n e s and R C S in the Inter C C U A t h l e t i c s C h a m p i o n s h i p s o n a b l u s t e r y a f t e r n o o n o n 25th A p r i l last.

A l l those interested s h o u l d sign u p o n the Cross C o u n t r y C l u b notice b o a r d or contact Pete B a r r y , R o o m 625 H u x l e y B u i l d i n g (Maths) Int 4319.

T h e y w e r e strongest i n the t r a c k events w i n n i n g seven o f the twelve events. B u t i n the f i e l d events they were h e l d close by M i n e s , w i t h o n l y t w o p o i n t s i n it at the e n d o f the day. M o s t notable o n the t r a c k f o r G u i l d s was I a n M o r t o n . H e s t a r t e d the d a y w i t h a c o m f o r t a b l e v i c t o r y i n the 800m. o f s o m e 9 sees o v e r the m a n they a l l w a n t e d to beat, B r i a n A c f o r d . ( B r i a n , w b o i s i n h i s f i n a l y e a r at I.C., h a s h a d a s u c c e s s f u l C o u n t r y a n d R o a d seasonJFinished the d a y w i t h three c r e d i t a b l e seconds). Ian t h e n went o n to w i n the 2000m. Steeplechase, a g a i n f r o m B r i a n A c f o r d a n d f i n a l l y the 1500m. b y a m a r g i n o f o n l y 3 sees, f r o m Steve K i r k . B u t o n the f i e l d , i t w a s Ian R o b e r t s w h o h e l p e d G u i l d s o n to that c l o s e v i c t o r y o v e r M i n e s w i t h w i n s i n b o t h the J a v e l i n a n d the shot. W i t h the o t h e r t w o f i e l d events g o i n g to A n d r e w K r u s z e w s k i i n the D i s c u s & R a y P a r k i n s o n i n the L o n g J u m p . R a y h a d a s u c c e s s f u l a f t e r n o o n w i t h v i c t o r i e s o n the t r a c k i n the 200m. a n d the 400m. H u r d l e s . In a l l , despite the b a d w e a t h e r , it was a n enjoyable afternoon w i t h s o m e h a r d fought battles o n the t r a c k a n d field. B u t o n the d a y , w i t h a n i m p r e s s i v e r u n o u t l e d b y M a r k C o r r i g a n , it was G u i l d s a l l the way. Pete B a r r y

RESULTS T r a c k E v e n t s : Points total:

C a n d G 112, R S M 57, R C S 48

100m. 1. A . K r u s z e w s k i ( C a n d G ) 12.2 s., 2. R . P a r k i n s o n ( R S M ) 12.3 s. 200m. 1. R . P a r k i n s o n ( R S M ) 25.6 s., 2. N . B u l l o c k ( C a n d G ) 25.7s. 4 0 0 m . 1. A . L e n c z n e r ( C a n d G ) 56.0 s., 2. R . P a r k i n s o n ( R S M ) 56.8 s. 8 0 0 m . 1. I. M o r t o n ( C a n d G ) 2 m . 6.2 s, 2. B. A c f o r d ( C a n d G ) 2 m . 15.0 s. 1500m. 1. I. M o r t o n ( C a n d G ) 4 m . 34 s., 2. S. K i r k ( R C S ) 4 m . 37 s. 110m. H u r d l e s 1. N . B u l l o c k ( C a n d G ) 19.1 s., 2. R . P a r k i n s o n ( R S M ) 20.0s. 4 0 0 m . H u r d l e s 1. R . P a r k i n s o n ( R S M ) 64.5 s., 2. G . L o n g h u r s t ( C a n d G ) 67.5 s. 2000m. Steeplechase 1. I. M o r t o n ( C a n d G ) 7 m 00s., 2. B . A c f o r d ( C a n d G ) 7 m . 17s. 2000m. W a l k 1. G . S h e r w o o d ( R C S ) 12m. 13.6s., 2. G . L o n g h u r s t ( C a n d G) F i e l d E v e n t s : Points total

C a n d G 34, R S M 32, R C S 8

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Rifle C l u b S e v e n IC s h o o t e r s attended the U L c h a m p i o n s h i p s at T w i c k e n h a m on S a t u r d a y 12 M a y . T h e weather w a s rather t o o hot for comfort, with mirage and heat haze m a k i n g l o n g range visibility very bad. T h e w i n d was highly variable but generally light. T h e c o u r s e of fire for rifles was 20 shots at e a c h of 25, 50 a n d I00 yards. T h e tie for Ist p l a c e was b r o k e n by a further 20 s h o t s a i iOO y a r d s . RESULTS

C h a r i n g Gross H o s p i t a l II 2 : 4 IC V IC Vths in late late title bid A t the s t a r t the o m e n s l o o k e d b a d f o r the fifths w h e n t h e i r c a p t a i n AI C a b l e f a i l e d i n an e a r l y a t t e m p t to s c o r e before the g a m e s t a r t e d (ie o f f e r i n g two y o u n g g i r l s a lift o n the w a y to the g r o u n d ' R o o m f or two m o r e i n s i d e g i r l s ' , but b e i n g refused). W h e n the m a t c h a c t u a l l y started the V t h s q u i c k l y took a deserved lead w h e n a hopeful lob by M a r k C l e g g found D a m i a n K e l l y clear i n front of goal a n d he gave the keeper no c h a n c e w i t h a w e l l p l a c e d shot. T h e fifths followed u p this early success w i t h a n o t h e r goal, from a corner. First P h i l L a k i n w o n the b a l l in the a i r a n d directed it to P a d d y O ' K e l l y w h o headed the b a l l across goal for C l i v e W h i t e s i d e to h e a d (Yes, it definitely was C l i v e W h i t e s i d e ) .

A . J o l l e y s ( P h y s P G ) , 589 - Ist (Tie shoot I93) A. J o n e s (U.C.), 589 - 2 n d (Tie s h o o t I87) G . K o l b e (Phys P G ) , 587 - 3rd J . B l o o m f i e l d ( M e c h E n g 2), 583 - 6th I. M c K i e (Civ E n g 3), 566 - C l a s s

' B ' 1st

Liz C h r i s t i e ( R S M 2), 563 - N o v i c e s Ist, L a d i e s 2 n d A. E t e m a d i (Phys I), 534 - N o v i c e s 3rd

Chess C l u b This year's chess club championship was won convincingly by Phil Maguire with five and a half out of six, a full point ahead of Shayin Rouhani and Bob Coles who tied for second place. The tournament was distinguished by some pretty atrocious play with several people competing for their first IGP (International Grand-Patzer) norm. After stiff competition from Jitesh Gajjar, who contrived to lose to Maguire in nine moves, this dubious honour went to Pete Anderson for consistently bad play throughout the event. M o r e r e s p e c t a b l e c h e s s w a s p r o d u c e d by the t w o teams in the M i d d l e s e x league. After two fine 6-0 w i n s at the e n d of the s e a s o n the s e c o n d team are certain of p r o m o t i o n from the 4th d i v i s i o n and may w in it. M a n y fine i n d i v i d u a l p e r f o r m a n c e s i n c l u d e d 4/4 from J i t e s h Gajjar on b o a r d I a n d 7/8 from S t e v e M a d d e n o n B o a r d 3. T h e final p o s i t i o n of the first team is still in d o u b t but it l o o k s likely that it will be p r o m o t e d to the Premier Division. Finally, in the 3rd M i d d l e s e x team t o u r n a m e n t , h e l d at I C U over M a y B a n k H o l i d a y , the IC team put in a fine p e r f o r m a n c e with 13/24 w h i c h i n c l u d e d a s u p e r b w in over p r e - t o u r n a m e n t favourites K i n g s H e a d . In this 3rd r o u n d match British C h a m p i o n ( l ) J o n a t h a n S p e e l m a n c o u l d m a k e no p r o g r e s s against a c c u r a t e d e f e n c e by M a g u i r e and a d r a w w a s a g r e e d . O n b o a r d two J o n F r e e m a n lost n a r r o w l y to International player D a v i d G o o d m a n whilst Pete A n d e r s o n a n d C h r i s C a l l o w both s c o r e d brilliant w i n s against their o p p o n e n t , Whiteley and H i l l y a r d w h o a g a i n are players of national calibre. A fine finish to a very s u c c e s s f u l s e a s o n .

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T h e play, however, was not a l l confined to one e n d . C h a r i n g Cross h a d a l r e a d y twice been very close to s c o r i n g w h e n they hit Steve Veat's near post w i t h first a t h u n d e r i n g free-kick a n d then a w i c k e d l y flighted shot. A n d it c a m e as no surprise that Steve wag e v e n t u a l l y beaten w h e n a skilful C h a r i n g Cross w i n g e r burst into the p e n a l t y area a n d t u c k e d a neat shot just inside Steve's near post. T h i s served to spur the fifths to greater efforts a n d after several shots h a d been well saved they went further a h e a d from another corner. T h i s was taken by B r i a n E d m u n d s o n o n the right, a n d flicked back by J a m e s R o w l e y to A l C a b l e w h o m a d e no mistake w i t h this o p p o r t u n i t y to score. T h e fifths now started to take a strong g r i p o n the g a m e a n d due to some excellent m i d field w o r k were u n l u c k y not to have a d d e d further to t h e i r lead before halftime. A further goal d i d o c c u r m i d w a y t h r o u g h the second half w h e n M o M i s r a , in true K e n n y D a l g l i s h style, d a r t e d in between the f u l l - b a c k a n d goalkeeper to

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score a s u p e r b o p p o r t u n i s t goal. F r o m this point I C were i n complete c o n t r o l of the g a m e but with three m i nut es left the substitution of J o h n H e a l y for M o M i s r a served o n l y as a s p u r to C h a r i n g Cross. A n d w i t h the last kick of the g a m e (so to speak) C h a r i n g Cross scored w i t h a fine near post header, w h i c h gave Steve V e a t s no chance. T h i s must go d o w n as a n e m p h a t i c t e a m v i c t o r y in w h i c h it w o u l d be difficult to single o u t particular players in a performance to w h i c h a l l the players c o n t r i b u t e d greatly; b u t D e n n i s C o o k a n d Steve V e a t s must receive special credit. D e n n i s for a l l o w i n g the p l a y e r he was m a r k i n g to socre b o t h goals because 'He was such a pleasant bloke', a n d Steve for b e l i e v i n g his 'Dracula' tag by not only c a t c h i n g but h o l d i n g every cross he went for. Team:Steve Veats, Brian Edmundson, Dennis Cook, Phil Lakin, Al Cable, Damian Kelly, Clive Clegg, James Whiteside, Mark Rowley, Mo Misra, Paddy O'Kelly. sub John Healy.

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ICROSS C O U N T R Y

Batavierenrace Tour HOLLAND ' T a k i n g p a r t i s m o r e i m p o r t a n t t h a n w i n n i n g ' w a s the race m o t t o a n d the D u t c h were c e r t a i n l y into the s p i r i t o f t h e event. T h e race o f 25 stages a t t r a c t e d the c a p a c i t y n u m b e r o f 150 t e a m s a n d N i j m e g e n U n i v e r s i t y , the h o s t s , fielded 44 o f these. T h e o r g a n i s a t i o n , facilities a n d e n t h u s i a s m n e c e s s a r y to stage s u c h a c o l o s s a l event i n v o l v i n g 3750 r u n n e r s a n d a n entourage o f s u p p o r t e r s a l m o s t defies the i m a g i n a t i o n a n d it i s b a s i c a l l y i n c o n c e i v a b l e that a n y t h i n g s i m i l a r c o u l d be staged i n this Country. T h e seventh Batavierenraee began at m i d n i g h t o n S a t u r d a y 28th A p r i l i n the spectacular light of red fireworks o n the r u n n i n g track at . N i j m e g e n . T h e n off into the night, t h r o u g h a c o r n e r of G e r m a n y , across the R h i n e a n d back into H o l l a n d u p to D i n x p e r l o where we a r r i v e d at about 04.00, ten stages h a v i n g been c o m p l e t e d , w i t h the Impalas i n 4th place out o f the 75 teams w h i c h h a d started at m i d n i g h t . U n c o m f o r t a b l y close b e h i n d were S u r r e y U n i v e r s i t y i n 5th. M a r t i n T a r n o w s k i after o v e r t a k i n g S u r r e y d u r i n g leg 6, took a w r o n g t u r n a n d lost them a g a i n . P h i l G i b b s in leg 10 r e c l a i m e d o u r position after a great r u n by Pete J o h n s o n i n l e g 9. R o b A l l i n s o n r u n n i n g the longest leg w o r k e d wonders for the team as usual, by finishing w i t h the second fastest time for that leg. only 9 seconds b e h i n d the fastest from D o r t m u n d . C r e d i t to B r y a n for p u l l i n g up over 40 places d u r i n g leg 2. at Boekelo, a small town Because the leaders q u i c k l y c o m pl e t e ly engulfed by 4500 lads gain hours on the trailers, the race and lasses a n d about 300 contains three restarts, the first minibuses. T h e shops a n d cafes b e i n g at D i n x p e r l o for leg 11. T h e a n d P u b s c a n never have k n o w n runners a n d their a c c o m p a n y i n g such trade. U p to this point, the cyclists took to the r o a d at 06.03, restarts h a d been i n t w o halves. just a h e a d o f p a n i c a n d near disaster as 150 minibuses jostled ' w i t h the runners o f teams 76-150 for space to head off o n the c a r setting o f l a n h o u r after those from 1-75.' route to deposit the l e g 12 r u n n e r in time. W e just m a d e it a n d then A t Boekelo however, for the no real t r o u b l e t h r o u g h o u t the start ofthe final leg, 150 of'the best second stage, f i n i s h i n g 5 t h at runners at the event l i n e d up B a r c h e m for legs 11-18. together at 16.15 b e h i n d a r o a r i n g set o f motorcycles w h i c h were to clear the w a y . M o t o r c y c l i s t s , S i m i l a r p a n d e m o n i u m reigned runners then their bewidlered at the second restart at 11.00. w i t h bicycle escorts set off i n a a last m i n u t e s w i t c h o f o u r spectacular surge, as the rest of runners for legs 19-24 to the the teams rushed for their m i n i b u s w h i c h was least h e m m e d minibuses i n a n attempt to travel in. A g a i n , there was no real to the finish before the first trouble u p to leg 24 w h i c h ended

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Name

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14 15. !(.. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

A Mikolay B Acford M Thwaites A Leakey R Allinson M Tarnowski D Benge T Dixon P Johnson P Gibbs G. Longhurst L Sidoli H MacAmley M Hfenshaw I Isherwood E Moran R Harrington J Kearns I Fox G Sherwood J Mulcair J Stokes I Morton N Crean M O'Halloran

Sex

Course

F M M M M M F M M M M F M F M M M F M M M F M M M

4.5km 8.0km 6.5km 7.7km 9.4km 6.7km 5.0km 6.4km 6.6km 6.6km 5.3km 3.4km 7.3km 3.0km 8.3km 8.4km 6.8km 4.0km 4.5km 7.4km 7.8km 4.7km 8.2km 7.1km 8.2km

Time

College

19.31 27.40 24.07 27.42 29.57 26.40 21.35 27.56 23.36 25.22 16.07 16.19 25.17 14.20 30.17 28.06 26.39 19.25 15.17 26.28 26.15 23.23 28.27 25.12 27.00

SMC IC IC IC IC IC IC SMC IC SMC IC SMC SMC IC IC SMC IC SMC SMC IC SMC SMC IC QSMC SMC

Position 52 6 7 6 ") 22 7 33 4 8 8 29 4 50 4 6 5 27 9 7 4 66 7 3 13

THEIMPALAS runners a r r i v e d . W e made it just in time to see o u r M a r t i n O ' H a l l o r a n c o m i n g i n i n 13th position after a superb r u n d u r i n g w h i c h he was the last to get t h r o u g h a level crossing before the gates c a m e d o w n ! Overall the Impalas, c o m p r i s i n g 13 I C students a n d 12 from St M a r y ' s C o l l e g e, finished 7th in a time o f 10 hours 2 minutes 39 seconds for the 100 m i l e race, an i m p r o v e m e n t o f 6 minutes 37 seconds o n last year a n d this time w i t h the legal n u m b e r o f ladies. Sur r e y finished one place a n d 10 minutes b e h i n d , a n d the only other B r i t i sh team, R o y a l Vets i n 74th after getting College disastrously lost at one stage. T h r e e minutes faster w o u l d not only have broken the ten h o u r

b a r r i e r b u t also w o u l d have gained us 2 places. U n d e r ten hours w i l l surely be o u r a i m for next year. T h e winners were Delft Delvers from H o l a n d i n 9.31.50, but G o t t i n g e n from G e r m a n y were o n l y r o b b e d of victory one r u n n e r through fielding twice, w h i c h is against the regulations. T h e p a r t y afterwards was as sensational as the race itself a n d was h e l d at the Bastille, the 21st century Union b u i l d i n g of T w e n t e P o l y t e c h n i c , where the race finished. O u r thanks to R C C for the loan of t w o very well behaved minibuses. Richard Harrington :TENNIS

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Imperial College v London House T h e m e n s t e a m w e r e due to p l a y the a n n u a l fixture against L o n d o n H o u s e last S a t u r d a y . W e m e t i n the g l o r i o u s s u n s h i n e o f P r i n c e s G a r d e n s s t u n n e d b y the thought that we m i g h t p l a y a m a t c h u n i n t e r r u p t e d b y r a i n o r sleet. O n a r r i v i n g at H a r l i n g t o n , we d e c i d e d to p r a c t i c e u n t i l o u r o p p o n e n t s t u r n e d u p . A f t e r p l a y i n g singles f o r a n h o u r u n d e r the b u r n i n g s u n , e v e r y b o d y a g r e e d that it w a s t i m e for a rest.

B a r r y a n d D a v e halved their first m a t c h against D a v e a n d L a l i t , but kept the contest open by losing to A r n a u d a n d A l a s t a i r . D u r i n g tea, T o n y suggested that next time we skip practice session, A d r i a n w a n d e r e d about like a ghost a n d C h r i s came to the s t u n n i n g c o n c l u s i o n that we were 31/2 - 21/2 u p . The three matches after tea were a l l d r a w n . T h e most w o r t h y of these was C h r i s a n d D a v e s c o r i n g 3-6, 6-3 against A r n a u d a n d A l a s t a i r who h a d previously d r o p p e d o n l y l o u r games. F i n a l Score:

A s w e were c r a w l i n g towards the b a r at a b o u t three o'clock, o u r opponents a r r i v e d i n t w o taxis. A f t e r i n t r o d u c i n g themselves they said they w o u l d like to start the m a t c h as soon as possible. O u r first p a i r , T o n y a n d A d r i a n , got off to a b l i n d i n g start, losing 6-1, 6-1, to A l a s t a i r a n d A r n a u d . T o n y p l a y e d his usual g a m e but A d r i a n s pl ay became more feverish as the g a m e progressed. A f t e r this setback A d r i a n retired w i t h some form o f plague, to be r e p l a c e d by N e v i l l e . T h i s resulted i n a comfortable w i n against L o n d o n s t h i r d p a i r , G r a h a m and Clive. C h r i s a n d D a v e were I C ' s best p a i r o f the day, d r o p p i n g only seven games to L o n d o n ' s 2 n d a n d 3 r d pairs before tea.

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London:Arnaud and A last air, Dave and Laid, Craharn and Clive. A n y b o d y interested in the tennis team o r any other activities o f the tennis c l u b s h o u l d contact B a r r y W i t t s ( M a t h s III) o r c a l l into the U n i o n Office any l u n c h t i m e (except Wednesday). Barry Witts


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Q.E.C. 1st XI vs. I.C. 1st XI T h e day s t a r t e d b a d l y w i t h the key m e m b e r s o f the I.C. side s t r a n d e d i n T h e O r a n g e T r e e i n R i c h m o n d w h i l s t the other half of the team conducted an in-depth survey of the R i c h m o n d one-way system. Somehow by 3pm there were nine m e m b e r s o f the l s t X I at QJEC's g r o u n d . T h i s d i d not i n c l u d e s k i p p e r T o p l i s who was s t r a n d e d i n R i c h m o n d P a r k h a v i n g erotic fantasies about deer. W e w e r e forced to start w i t h o u t him and Morton heroically a s s u m e d the roles of s k i p p e r a n d opening bowler. Toplis soon arrived and immediately brought h i m s e l f o n to b o w l i n p l a c e o f t h e ferocious l o o k i n g M o r t o n . T o p l i s managed to collect 4 lucky wickets for 25 runs by such dubious means as h i t wicket. Meanwhile Myfvaganam had p r o d u c e d t h e f l a t t e r i n g figures o f 1-14. E v e n t u a l l y T o p l i s w a s f o r c e d to resort to I C ' s b a t t e r y of s p i n n e r s w h o are n o t e a b l e m o r e for their n u m b e r s t h a n a n v a b i l i t y to s p i n t h e b a l l . P r i c e 1-27, F i f i e l d 2 - 5 , a n d C a r e 0-1 a l l g a v e t h e b a t s m e n a c h a n c e t o find t h e s h o r t l e g - s i d e boundary. Luckily Q E C cannot boast too m u c h i n the w a y of batting. The IC fielding w a s u p t o its normal standard. Fifield m a n a g e d to r u n o u t the b a t s m a n

at the non-stricker's e n d by accidentally deflecting a straight drive with his foot o n t o the stumps. Morton dropped an impossible chance on the b o u n d a r y . H e n o r m a l l y h a n g s on this to s u c h c h a n c e s , b u t o n o c c a s i o n he was i n severe d a n g e r of i m p a l i n g h i m s e l f o n a w o o d e n fence. However, the fielding highlight of the afternoon must have been Price's acrobatic a t t e m p t s to a v o i d a full b l o o d e d p u l l to s q u a r e leg. T h e l o o k o n his face m a t c h e d the b r o w n stain o n his flannels. The net result of all this f r i v o l i t v was that Q E C f i n i s h e d at 84 a l l out. Toplis's only good decision of t h e d a y w a s to a l l o w M o r t o n a n d F i f i e l d to o p e n t h e b a t t i n g . T h i s elegant p a i r h a d s o o n k n o c k e d off t h e first 7 0 r u n s b e f o r e F i f i e l d finally managed (at the sixth a t t e m p t ) to t h r o w a w a y his w i c k e t so t h a t h e c o u l d m a k e it t o K i n g s C r o s s for a t r a i n . T h i s a l l o w e d Everett ( b i d d i n g for the Sam H e a t h Ugliest M a n i n the C l u b A w a r d ) to c o m e i n a n d s c o r e a s t r e a ky 8 n.o. M o r t o n m o v e d o n t o 41 b e f o r e g e n e r o u s l y l o b b i n g a c a t c h to m i d off w h e n we w e r e three runs short of victory. T h i s left Mylvaganam to score a faultless 0 n.o. Q E C : 8 4 , I C : 8 5 for 2 R e s u l t : T h u m p i n g V i c t o r y by 8 wickets.

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Olympians 132 all out IC Sunday XI 75 for 9 Match Drawn For ihe first time this season Furnish lost the toss, and Olympians elected to bat on a soft green wicket. 30 minutes later, at 14 for 3, the decision looked a mistake but Olympians pulled back to 52, when the combined subtle moves of bringing on spinner Slator and balding old man Hallett, who clearly had the opposition beaten with raw pace, r e d u c e d t h e m to 92 for 7. They finally made 132 all out. IC started well with Stantiford m a k i n g the b o w l i n g look w o r s e than it was, a n d the wicket look better than it was. He went for 21 with the s c o r e on 23 (2 byes) a n d the w i c k e t s b e g a n to t u m b l e due

to a c o m b i n a t i o n of g o o d b o w l i n g , bad batting, and a very uneven b o u n c e . T h e draw was finally saved primarily by a patient 17 not out from Ellacott w h o was there for about 25 overs, a n d was well s u p p o r t e d for 9 overs for the final wicket by C r o w e w h o , having been ICs o u t s t a n d i n g bowler with 4 for 21, batted for probabl y the best 0 not out he will ever get. C e r t a i n IC players a p p e a r e d to be h o l d i n g a prayer meeting in the p u b afterwards but were a s k e d by the l a n d l o r d to c e a s e their mediations. T o give the o p p o s i t i o n Patel batted well.

Team:- Furnish, Tomlinson, Stantiford, Chadband, Slator, Acford, Hallett, McLellan.

Ellacott, Crowe,

credit, Davis,

W i l l a l l A C C C l u b s note that o n l y e x p e n d i t u r e that has been previously cleared w i t h J o h n Stocks w i l l be a l l o w e d after the 30th M a y .

IC 2nd XI Kings 2nd XI

_203 - 6 Dec 33 all out

Improvement at last! This time we actually had the Minibus keys, but the Minibus seemed to lack an engine. Failing to be discouraged, the team clambered into a red cattle truck, which was adroitly backed out of the parking lot by driver Acford, despite gaining an extra coat of yellow paint on the way. T h e bright s u n s h i n e o b v i o u s l y affected s k i p p e r F u r n i s h , w h o p r o c e e d e d to toss up with the K i n g s 1st XI captain. W h e n this was eventually pointed out to him, he shuffled a c r o s s to the other pitch, muttering 'we would have beaten them anway' and w o n t h e t o s s . F i r s t X I import Everett a n d third XI reject K e n d r i c k o p e n e d the batting, a n d put on 34 before K e n d r i c k was beaten for p a c e by a m e d i u m pacer, and comprehensively bowled. Cowboy Care, encouraged by his performance the previous week, played an a t r o c i o u s shot, a n d s l i c e d a half volley to d e e p mid off. 'Spark P l u g ' F u r n i s h c a m e in to join Everett with the s c o r e on 44, and with a variety of mishits and e d g e s from F u r n i s h at one end, a n d s o m e majestic stroke play from the little m a n at the other end, this pair of unlikely lads put on 130 before Everett was bowled for an a m a z i n g 110. u p r o o t e d leg s t u m p . Wyatt w a s replaced by A c f o r d , who p r o d u c e d two a m a z i n g overs of v i c i o u s l y straight full tosses. O n e unfortunate b a t s m a n actually hit one to our resident s p i n - b o w l e r , w h o d r o p p i n g his daisy c h a i n , threw the ball to A c f o r d in true c o w b o y style. A c f o r d , r u m o u r e d to have been selected for his driving abilities, s h o w e d a vast a m o u n t of c o - o r d i n a t i o n and deflected the ball onto the s t u m p s for a creditable run-out.

N o w was the o b v i o u s time to declare, but with the captain on for a fifty, this s e e m e d unlikely. Despite deliberately r u n n i n g out the l u c k l e s s 'Taffy' Salter, he was out for 47. M c G u i r e fell next ball, so the d e c l a r a t i o n was delayed to give the bowler a c h a n c e of a hat trick (and a jug). T h e padless A c f o r d loped out to join Ellacott, who, not k n o w i n g the rules o f t h e game, h o i k e d the next ball over s q u a r e leg. With K e n d r i c k a n d the still limp D e a n suffering from a surfeit of s a n d w i c h e s , IC o p e n e d with the n a k e d p a c e of Ellacott, a n d the m o r e c u l t u r e d pace of Wyatt. K i n g s were s o o n 5 for 3, t h a n k s to two fine c a t c h e s held by Salter and Furnish. A magnificent partnership of 16 then developed, between two batsmen who refused to be intimidated by either b o u n c e r s or s a r c a s m . F i n a l l y Ellacott p i t c h e d a ball on line, a n d Team:-

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Ellacott,

Acford,

Wyatt, Vincent,

Everett,

T h e s p i n attack having been thereby r o u s e d , was brought o n to bowl, g a i n i n g o n e wicket, a n d so frightening the batsmen that Wyatt w a s able to m o p up the over, remaining rabbits next s i m p l y by b o w l i n g straight. K i n g s final total was 3 3 , 1 0 o f w h i c h were extras, giving a final result of victory by 170 runs, and e n a b l i n g Ellacott to take 4 for 5. Kendrick,

Care,

Salter

McGuire,

Dean.

IC 2nd XI 86 all out QEC 2nd XI 31 all out IC won by 55 runs Winning the toss on a fine, dry day against a side who already bore the mark of cowboys, IC elected, not surprisingly, to bat. Q u e e n Elizabeths attitude o f ' c o u l d n ' t care less' on the field s e e m e d to work its way t h r o u g h to F u r n i s h and T o m l i n s o n w h o were s o o n back in the pavilion to make the s c o r e 21 for 2. Wyatt f o l o w e d shortly afterwards, given Ibw to a ball 2 feet wide, to e n a b l e t h e Q u e e n Elizabeth u m p i r e to run off the field to the loo. T o m a k e a m e n d s the o p p o s i t i o n captain then instructed him to give an equally bad d e c i s i o n in our favour, giving A c f o r d , who m a d e 20, a n d he l ped in a partnership with top s c o r e r Salter (21), not out when he was on 0. IC finally m a d e 86. After a stern tea time lecture from the IC captain on the low s t a n d a r d of the previous w e e k s fielding, and on the undesirability of being beaten by s u c h a t e a m , IC fielded with s o m e vigour.

s o o n as A c f o r d , at the other e n d , began to bowl on the stumps, the w i c k e t s fell, a n d he finished with a r e m a r k a b l e (I still don't believe it) 7 for 15, i n c l u d i n g a hatrick. Q E C w e r e finally all out for 31.

A fine T o m l i n s q n throw ran out an o p e n e r on the 3rd ball of the i n n i n g s a n d the f o l l o w i n g ball s a w Wyatt have the next batsmen c a u g h t by S t e a n at leg slip. A s

A c f o r d s h o u l d have bought 4 jugs; 1 for 5 wickets, 1 for a hatrick, 1 for his first ever b o u n d a r y , a n d 1 for his first ever s c o r e in d o u b l e figures, but tightfistedly he s u p p l i e d 1 jug only.

Team: Furnish, Tomlinson, Acford, Salter, Stean, Roche, Graham.

Wyatt, Mahers,

Heath,

Clothier,


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GRASS ROOTS COUNCIL DISCUSSION A n attempt by Union Preisdent Mary Attenborough to get Council to refer back the controversial abortion motion passed at last week's Union meeting fizzled out when she discovered that she would not have to act on the motion in the near future. She had been worried that she and IC Union's other representatives on the University of London Students' Representative Council (SRC) would have to propose withdrawal from the National Abortion Campaign at the S R C meeting, 23rd May. But when she heard that the meeting would not be discussing policy and there would not be another meeting until the end of June she withdrew her motion to Monday's ICU Council meeting. Abortion will again be discussed at the Union meeting next Tuesday and Ms Attenborough hopes that the decision not to support the N A C will be amended. Council met on the lawn in the pleasant s u r r o u n d s of S i l w o o d . Other items on the agenda were less controversial. Members accepted a p r o p o s a l that I C U s h o u l d tentatively agree to host the International C o n f e r e n c e of Student of T e c h n o l o g y two years from now. This is a conference, largely s p o n s o r e d by industry, to w h i c h the Union sent three representatives this year. A s a result of d i s c u s s i o n s at that c o n f e r e n c e C o u n c i l agreed to set up a Union C o m m i t t e e to help students find training places and j o b s abroad. Another body set u p by C o u n c i l is a U n i o n Safety C o m m i t t e e . T h i s has become a legal requirement a n d C o u n c i l also a c c e p t e d a U n i o n Safety Policy drawn u p by its o w n resident safety expert B e r n a r d S m i t h . Prompted by the U n i o n P e r m a n e n t W o r k i n g Party C o u n c i l a c c e p t e d a number of s u g g e s t i o n s to i m p r o v e student interest in U n i o n meetings. Among these are a n I C U stall at F r e h s e r s ' Fair, a printed g u i d e to U n i o n meetings and an attempt to e n s u r e that other meetings or c l a s s e s d o not clash with U n i o n meetings. A new task given to the P W P is the revision of the U n i o n P o l i c y Document in a n attempt to b r i n g it up to date.

NEWS IN BRIEF ART C O L L E G E PLEA

MORE SEX C A L L

The Royal College of Art has a^ain complained to IC Union about IC students using their refectory. T h e y are asking students not to eat there before 1.00pm or they will be forced to institute rard checks.

T h e U n i o n ' s A c a d e m i c Affairs Committee is c a l l i n g f o r the U n i o n O f f i c e to be t u r n e d i n t o a b r o t h e l a n d for a n associated studies course i n 'sexual affairs'.

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Stan has appealed to people not to remove galsses from his bars in Southside. Glasses should not be taken further than the lounge and refectory areas. He is trying to cut the heavy loss of beer glasses and hopes students will co-operate. IC Union has given support to his decision.

EXPLOSIVE O C C A S I O N The sun shone brightly on IC's wind orchestra at their annual open air lunchtime performance in the shadow of the Queens lower on Tuesday. Highlight of the occasion was Tehaikovski's 1812 symphony acrompained by explosives detonated on the lower balcony and the pealing of the bells.

FIRE S T O P S LIFT A fire in the engine room of the Union Building lift on Tuesday has put the lift out of action. No further damage was caused. smelly

I n a m o t i o n to C o u n c i l the C o m m i t t e e stated t h e i r belief i n a direct relationship between sex life a n d a c a d e m i c attainment. T h e y also p r o p o s e d the r e p l a c i n g of p e r m a n e n t U n i o n s t a l l b y s e x advisers. B u t C o u n c i l r e f u s e d to d i s c u s s t h e m o t i o n a t its l a s t m e e t i n g , preferring a speedy a d j o u r n m e n t to the p u b . A c a d e m i c Affairs Officer Roger Stotesbury revealed h o w e v e r that the m a i n purpose of the m o t i o n was to attract m e d i a attention.

NO ALTERNATIVES The Union's Social Clubs Committee has rejected an application by a group named 'Postitive Alternatives to A b o r t i o n ' ( P A T A ) to b e c o m e a Union society. P A T A had intended to c a m p a i g n against a b o r t i o n a n d to offer h e l p to girls becoming pregnant. Barry Austin, P A T A ' s founder, is v e r y a n g r y a t t h e d e c i s i o n . H e has accused SCC of acting unconstitutionally', but was u n w i l l i n g to e x p l a i n his c h a r g e .

Council Members on the Lawn al Silwood

Park

It was agreed that four more U n i o n office-holders s h o u l d be offered rooms in hall next year. T h e s e are the S C A B C h a i r m a n , the U n i o n Publicity Officer, IC R a d i o Station M a n a g e r and the O v e r s e a s S t u d e n t s ' Committee Chairman. B e c a u s e of the difficulty of finding a departmental representative for M a n a g e m e n t S c i e n c e where most of the students are postgraduates on one year c o u r s e s C o u n c i l d e c i d e d to move the election for this post to the a u t u m n term. the most c o n t r o v e r s i a l item d i s c u s s e d by C o u n c i l was whether there s h o u l d be a barrel of beer at the J o i n t C o u n c i l meeting in J u n e . T h e d e c i s i o n was to provide one. Finally C o u n c i l adjourned to a quiet c o u n t r y p u b nearby, took over the premises and drank their entire stock of Director's bitter. H e also c l a i m s that he was refused a right of r e p l y to p o i n t s r a i s e d d u r i n g the d i s c u s s i o n . S C C Chairman Frank James told F E L I X that P A T A h a d been r e j e c t e d b e c a u s e its a i m s w e r e i n part already covered by the welfare service and Women's Association. M r Austin had r e f u s e d to l i m i t P A T A ' s a c t i v i t i e s to c a m p a i g n i n g a n d w o u l d n o t accept amendments to its c o n s t i t u t i o n to c o m p l y w i t h t h e requirement that different societies' a i m s m u s t not o v e r l a p . Rejecting M r Austin's charges Frank James said that the decision d i d not c o n t r a v e n e S C C standing orders a n d that the m e e t i n g h a d s p e n t 1 1/2 h o u r s d i s c u s s i n g the m a t t e r w h i c h he felt was adequate time for e v e r y o n e to m a k e t h e i r p o s i t i o n s clear.

C o l l e g e to g i v e r e a s o n s for t h e i r t e r m i n a t i o n of the e m p l o y m e n t of branch C h a i r m a n A r t h u r Sier. M r S i e r is a n A S T M S N a t i o n a l Executive Committee member and chief negotiator with the universities on technical staff matters. His conditions of e m p l o y m e n t , p e r m i t t i n g h i m to c a r r y out his U n i o n functions, were laid d o w n in a n agreement between IC's former Rector L o r d Penney and A S T M S National Secretary Clive Jenkins. A S T M S members are anoyed that College acted without consulting their Union. An A S T M S meeting on T u e s d a y d e c i d e d that if C o l l e g e d i d n o t r e p l y to these t w o m a t t e r s a b r a n c h m e e t i n g w o u l d be c a l l e d n e x t w e e k at w h i c h t h e C h a i r m a n would propose entering into d i s p u t e w i t h the C o l l e g e .

DISPUTE T H R E A T

NOT E N O U G H ROOM

College technicians arc dissatisfied with College's progress in c a r r y i n g out the terms of J a n u a r y ' s a f e t y a g r e e m e n t a n d a n o t h e r d i s p u t e is p o s s i b l e .

So m a n y 3rd year students have a p p l i e d lor h a l l p l a c e s t h a t t h e r e w i l l be a l m o s t n o r o o m for 2 n d year new applicants.

The IC branch of the Association of Scientific, T e c h n i c a l a n d M a n a g e r i a l Staffs, A S T M S , is c l a i m i n g t h a t C o l l e g e has not complied with the agreement w h i c h e n d e d t h e 10 w e e k d i s p u t e last w i n t e r . The U n i o n h a s g i v e n C o l l e g e a w e e k It) provide evidence of progress on safety.

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