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Tim Hillyer investigates the likely outcome of mining Harlington, the College sports ground

£1m BOOST FOR STUDENT RESIDENCE The sand and gravel deposits under the College Sports Ground at Harlington are now certain to be exploited during the eighties. When first discussed in FELIX No 547 (Friday 7th March), the question of extracting the minerals from the college land was treated coolly by Sherfield administration; but negotiations have now reached an advanced stage and planning permission seems to be a formality. O f

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or

courts, snooker

Council

has

10—12

competitive area

acres

of water

created

is

sailing could

sufficient

for

a n d such

an

be artificially

b y l e a v i n g p a r t o f t h e site

unfilled.

To

conclude In the present f i n a n c i a l climate,

the

exploitation

assets

of t h e m i n e r a l

at H a r l i n g t o n seems

windfall. unique

Imperial

like

College

opportunity

to

a

has a

improve

t h e h o u s i n g s i t u a t i o n o f its s t u d e n t s while

maintaining,

improving, only

group

deal

remains

a n d

the position likely

to lose

even

of the b y the

the College

sportsmen.

to

whether

opportunity

be seen is

It

this

taken.

most

of

lies

in the

t h e site.

O n e of

valuable commodities in

L o n d o n is a b i g h o l e i n t h e g r o u n d . Building

a n d civil

spend a great

d u m p

is

ideal

refuse.

Disruption

of

near

T h e a r e a is

lor councils

household

to

l a n d at

conveniently

the M 4 motorway.

also

close

a n d the College

Harlington to

engineering d e a l of m o n e y

waste

inert

London,

Even

to t i p

pavilion

unworkable

occupied

a n d other

the

than

for

the space

areas,

for

sports

allowing

mineral

b y the

buildings a n d

yield

predicted,

at

least

prices.

being

it is f o r e c a s t

less that

Streeter from

50

£l.lmillion

have

able

mineral willing

civil

engineers

resources

to advise

technical tion,

at

1980

Fortunately, in College we

a n d also

matters,

a n d

engineers,

professionally o n

matters,

s u c h as r e s t o r a -

on the financial

so it w i l l n o t b e n e c e s s a r y

College

to

engage

at

this

a

mining

consultant. Although effort

is b e i n g

minimum

notice. The

students

make

the

the sportsmen

f o r t h e loss

However

not

by

the L a w n

sport.

restoration

for a g r i c u l t u r a l purposes c a n back

to

does

already advised that a sailing lake

w i l l e n s u r e t h a t as l a n d is

restored

for

this, t h e l a n d at present

claimed

lost

t o p soil,

least

the C o l l e g e will receive a n i n c o m e

Lane

courts

rooms.

of

T h e area

o f Sipson

The

good

that

little d i s r u p t i o n to

sporting-life;

gramme

extrac-

restoration

could

with

College

three-year

u s e , it is e x p e c t e d

operation years

garden

between

a n d full

sports

for

field

an estimated

minimum

six

to b e

land

T h e market

b e t h e first

With

the

this

would

a n y work took place o n the

College will

scheme

land north

i n c l u d i n g t h e r e s t o r a l of

the facilities today.

area covers only a half o f the total owned.

be

of

unusual

Imperial

its v a r i o u s s p o r t i n g a c t i v i t i e s .

However,

in

work

up

will

vital

was bought in

held

company's

production.

firms

permission

Grounds

this

existing

hit

res-

food

to

Planning

land.

toration,

Hardest

t h e best i n t h e c o u n t r y .

the promises

r e s t o r i n g l a n d to full use, e v e n for

to b e b u i l t o n t h e site o f t h e t e n n i s courts.

the College

T h e m a i n reason for the permission

before

spent.

£1 m i l l i o n royalties

adjoining

was

several

have

about'

be

acres

be a m o n g Even

stage,

made

to

every ensure

d i s r u p t i o n of s p o r t s

Harlington,

at

s o m e i n c o n v e n i e n c e is

inevitable. T h e present pitches are of the

a

high

standard,

hockey

which

pitches

is g e n e r a l l y

particularly —

one of

considered

FELIX,

to

October

Phone Nightline on 581 2468 or Int 2468 3, 1980

Page 3


Now, I'm very sure that whoever took it regards it as a wonderful trophy, something they are really pleased to have, but I would not like to be them if he, she or it is found by several people.

pencil at each box to aid you. The boxes are easily recognised by the large orange dayglo signs above them saying 'Suggestions'. For each letter you write you will received an answer direct from student members of the Suggestions and Complaints Committee. Third

Machines

These have now been installed in the Lower Lounge and apart from a few teething troubles (and idiots nicking the cue-ball from the pool table) seem to be going okay. However to keep them in good condition any defects must so we be reported immediately, can get them fixed. If you do lose any money in t h e m , you can claim it back from Jen in the Union Office. Light

Shedding

on a

Bye-Bye

Security As you may have found out, the security guards are having an overtime ban to get a pay increase. All I can say is bear with it and make s u r e to l o c k d o o r s to H a l l s of Residence when you come and go. Ruth's

Jacket

Someone very kindly removed the Guilds' Jacket which.Ruth was wearing on Monday.

section (e.g. electricians, carpenters) and it then (eventually) gets done. With regard to the lights in the Union Gents loos, I sent in a defect report on 19 A u g u s t , followed by another stressing the urgency of the matter, on 25th September. That morning I also talked to the electrician who promised he'd do it that afternoon. I talked to them again this morning and they said they'd come over after tea, so, I hope they're fixed by the time you're reading this'.

Matters Raised

Overseas Students and Visas Could all overseas students please remember to renew visas O N E M O N T H before they expire. There should be something about it in your passport but this is not always the case. If in doubt, please contact me in the Union Office.

Scholarship

Contrary to the Editor's remark on generosity in Freshers' FELIX, most people have managed to donate £1 and for this we are truly thankful. At time of writing (Tuesday morning) the fund has t o p p e d £ 5 0 0 ; so thanks ever so much and keep it rolling in.

Suggestions Well no doubt you have all sampled M r M o o n e y ' s c o o k i n g a n d think that it is absolutely wonderful, couldn't be better and will really enjoy eating it all year. Mr Mooney and the Union are so concerned that the standard should be maintained and perhaps even i m p r o v e d that ' S u g g e s t i o n s a n d Complaints' boxes are installed in each refectory so that you can air your views. There should be a pad of paper and even a

Amusement

World

summarised and

policy

below.

terms

and

arranged

in

Halls

For

full

conditions

reference

should

document.

These

be

Stan's Real Ale Bar 8:30pm, Wednesday 8th October

Rae

on

and

behalf

of

Houses

is

details

of

relating

made

to

should

not

notes

cover

thereto

the

policy

be

treated

i)

The

policy

£250,000

iii)

Theft

up

to

iv)

Records,

liability

as

£150

defined

policy lor accidental d a m a g e

to

individual

in the

or

effects

houses

of

students

o f the

listed

in

who

are

normally

Halls of Residence, the

flats

theft,

policy.

can individually extend

the

include

accidental

or

per

explosion,

malicious

of water from fixed

student.

damage,

installations.

etc)

payment

Students

can

individually

1 L e a d e n h a l l Street, L o n d o n E C 3 (01-283-6052) on payment If

of additional premium.

an

individual

student's

i)

In

the a m o u n t

Page 4

to

equipment,

o n a p p l i c a t i o n to E n d s l e i g h a n d

of additional p r e m i u m .

the

students'

ii)

is

In

not

a

rooms

unoccupied

(provided

that

for

than

more

the 30

hotel,

private

house

where

iv)

by

is l i a b l e t o b e r e d u c e d p r o - r a t a t o underinsured.

i)

i n t r a n s i t at

term

between home

coins,

insurance to

from

the

£25

address

company

is

some

etc

will

that

in

payable).

cases

works

and

furs

by

additional

o f art,

in

of the

precious

excess

of

£50

unless a g r e e d w i t h E n d s l e i g h b y the i n d i v i d u a l student. The

first

£10

cassettes

and

vii)

first £ 5

£5

The

deduction

the

students'

there

of any

loss i n c l u d i n g r e c o r d s ,

cartridges. of

any

will

be

is e v i d e n c e

loss,

made

rooms

(or

following

the

Claim

forms

should

be

a

except for

that

a

loss

temporary

fire

of a

M r Assistant

U K .

except

pay

where

evidence

etc

break

FELIX,

or

for the

that

any loss

the

Tel

that

N O from

place

of

a n d theft

where

i n to

room.

the

3,

to

obtained

M

is

1980

and

Aldridge Financial

the

Int

from,

to:

Secretary

438A Building

4101

Ext

2138

or

loss by

Liz

place

I C U

Lindsay Hon

Sec

broken possible

cycles.

October

be

Room

Claims vehicles

may

returned

end

residence

w h i c h it h a s b e e n s t o l e n h a s b e e n

Motor

most

be

Sherfield

into. ii)

Endsleigh

(in

pictures,

jewellery

Cover

medals,

provided

there

beginning and

the t e r m - t i m e

Policy Does Not

Money,

theft

not

to

vehicle.

i n excess

during

other College premises d u r i n g t e r m

permanant

the

student will

motor

cartridges,

Claims

Whilst

The

unattended

notified

Curios and

metals,

an

cassettes,

unless

residence)

is t e m p o r a r i l y r e s i d i n g ( e . g .

In any

of each

v)

vi)

days).

residence,

the student

up personal

p r o p e r t y e x c e e d s this l i m i t a n y c l a i m m a d e that student

policy loss

Where Covered

and

i n c r e a s e this l i m i t o n a p p l i c a t i o n to E n d s l e i g h at

Note:

breakages

s p e c i f i e d i t e m s (e.g. c a m e r a s , stereo jewellery,

from

premium

time.

Amount of Cover £1,000

persons.

Students

iii)

storm, escape

legal

vacation).

Risks Insured Fire,

personal

to

consecutive

at o n e

protection

ii)

Property Personal

provides

p r o p e r t y or i n j u r y to

room

Covered

also

against

as a u t h o r i t a t i v e .

resident

Jazz

T h i s d o e s n ' t s e e m m u c h to report after a busy week, but I'm sure I'll have much more to say next week.

My Wee Little Bit On Insurance residents

Passmore

I C U Pres

Electric

Additional Cover

insurance

John

Finally

And

Difficult

Namely, the Maintenance Service which works thus: I send in a defect report to the main office, this is sent to the r e l e v a n t

The

then.

Moral: if there's a defect, report it immediately, and then please, try and be patient.

Process

student

I hope you have all settled in and are happy. There is no truth in the rumour that I was seen romping in Prince's Gardens wearing kinky underwear — it was Rachel. I am managing to get out and see you all. Please talk to me and remember it is easier for you to remember our few names than us to remember all yours. I shall be seeing you,

should

after

the

be

initiated

loss/damage

is

as

soon

as

discovered.


Reviews Films THE

SHiMiHQ W H E N J a c k T o r r a n c e is offered the job of c a r e t a k e r at a n i s o l a t e d h o t e l w h i c h will be left e m p t y t h r o u g h the h a r s h C o l o r a d o winter, he d o e s not realise that m a n y d a n g e r s await h i m t h e r e . T h u s the s c e n e is set for the r e t u r n t o the s c r e e n of t w o great a r t i s t s , d i r e c t o r S t a n l e y K u b r i c k a n d the brilliant J a c k N i c h o l s o n , w h o s t a r s as T o r r a n c e . T h e O v e r l o o k H o t e l is a v a s t b u i l d i n g p e r c h e d h i g h in the C o l o r a d o m o u n t a i n s which is only inhabited by a caretaker and his family during the winter months. S o m e years previous to Tor r an c e's arrival a horrific murder was committed there by a caretaker called G r a d y , who brutally slaughtered his wife and daughters with a n axe. T o r r a n c e smiles broadly when informed of this — no need to w o r r y about anything like that with h i m , he says. J a c k is accompanied by his wife W e n d y ( S h e l l e y D u v a l l ) a n d s o n D a n n y , w h o is a p p a r e n t l y p o s s e s s e d of a p o w e r d u b b e d 'shining' (hence the title), w h i c h is some form of p s y c h i c a b i l i t y a l l o w i n g h i m t o b r i e f l y glimpse the future and past. H e forsees evil at O v e r l o o k a n d o n a r r i v a l s t a r t s t o e n c o u n t e r v a r i o u s , s p i r i t s f r o m the h otel's sordid past. N i c h o l s o n gives an excellent performance in the leading role. T o r r a n c e is affected by the isolation a n d strange forces present at the hotel. Indeed, the most impressive parts of the film are not so m u c h the scenery or e f f e c t s , b u t t h e g r a d u a l c o n t o r t i o n of N i c h o l s o n ' s features as he is transformed

'Torrance

confronts

from a loving h u s b a n d to murderer. H i s eyes seem to harbour a deep-seeded malevolence a n d the i n t e n s i t y of his i n s a n i t y b e c o m e s more and more apparent from his evil grin. H e begins to encounter the embodiments of the spirits present; he d r i n k s with a ghostly barman a n d confronts a beautiful girl who becomes transformed in his arms (into . . . Arrrgh!). Eventually he p i c k s up his axe and starts to p u r s u e his f a m i l y t h r o u g h the deserted hotel. S t a n l e y K u b r i c k , t o o , has d o n e s o m e excellent work. H i s blend of music is in itself very impressive and some of the photography is breathtaking. Despite all this, however, something seems to fall a little short. I found

The Special Edition of

Close Encounters

of the Third Kind

This film is well w o r t h a s e c o n d viewing, if only to reinforce its position as a classic of the genre. T h e re-editing and re-shooting of some scenes has m u c h enhanced the whole. S o m e inclusions are obvious, the discovery of a s h i p i n the G o b i D e s s e r t for o n e . H o w e v e r , the m u c h less obvious changes in the h o m e life of the character played by R i c h a r d Dreyfuss are the key. In the original the post-Watergate difficulty in coming to terms with authority caused these scenes to lack a certain credibility. Instead Dreyfuss is seen as a m a n who has retained a sense of wondering innocence (his championing of the film Pinnochio) and finds himself looking for more in life — open to suggestion from above, when he sees the U F O s , which he unquestionably accepts as real. H i s family with w h o m he is unable to communicate suggest the ' G r o w n U p s ' in Peter Pan in their mentality. But he rises above self-doubt t h r o u g h a. p e r i o d of s u f f e r i n g , his f a m i l y becoming superfluous after he finds that his mountain exists. T h e other visible change is the inclusion

of D r e y f u s s a s c e n d i n g i n t o t h e a l i e n starship, here Spielberg uses the song W i s h Upon A Star to reflect almost a magical atmosphere. It c a n be argued that this, is best left to one's imagination; it is certainly imagination that makes the initial scene of the toys becoming alive so horrifying. T h e final message of some greater power first scrutinising and then redeeming E a r t h , has a ready following, as Chariot of the Gods has shown. Indeed the basic idea of the plot: of a m a n being chosen; the why-me feeling of inadequacy; the final movement to some spiritual serenity could easily b e c o m e ridiculous on the screen, except that hope is in demand when the spectre of war and uncertainty rises. T h u s one is left with a film t h a t o w e s as m u c h to W a l t D i s n e y ' s animated classics of the '30s a n d '40s as it d o e s t o t h e p r e c o c i o u s t a l e n t s of i t s d i r e c t o r , S t e p h e n S p i e l b e r g . Its s t a r s probably ought to reflect that, along with those banes of the acting world: animals and children, they ought not to act with spaceships. Stephen Goulder

FELIX,

October

3, 1980

the

barman.

that the whole story would probably have been extremely boring and straightforward if not for N i c h o l s o n ' s brilliant performance — he seemed to hold the whole thing together. T h e b l a m e for t h i s m u s t lie at K u b r i c k ' s d o o r , who wrote the screenplay with D i a n e J o h n s o n from a novel by Stephen K i n g . I think that we c o u l d have been treated to many more ingenious twists in the plot. N e v e r t h e l e s s , a s it s t a n d s t h e f i l m is beautiful, horrific at times a n d certainly the best horror feature of recent years. Unfortunately it is not a classic of the genre as some writers seem to suggest. Perhaps they are referring to N i c h o l s o n ' s classic perfor-

Concerts

classix nouveaux I must congratulate E N T S o n p r o d u c i n g a great freshers' gig. T h e support, T i m e Flies, started slowly but grew o n me. Quite enjoyable, but still pretty average. A large audience were blinded as C l a s s i x N o u v e a u x turned the white lights o n t h e m for their intro. T h e lights faded a n d they began their set. I had never seen C l a s s i x before and I was impressed; especially by Sal Solo, the vocalist. H e had an a m a z i n g voice range put to good use with his 'controlled' vibratto s c r e a m , m u c h to the enjoyment of the audience. T h e y finished with The Robots Dance (their single). Sal Solo gave a magnificent performance clad in a tight white suit — accompanied by strobe effects, the true robot image came over very well. N o t surprisingly, an encore was d e m a n d e d . The

Tin

Teapot

Page

5


The

Freshers'

UGM

Y e s t e r d a y ' s U G M is the first freshers' U G M to be inquorate for at least five years. L o o k s like the E x e c u t i v e have s o m e quick thinking to do about their a p p r o a c h to UGMs. Helpers

and

S m a l l Ads

Meetings

The first F E L I X Staff M e e t i n g of term will be held T O D A Y at 1.00pm in the F E L I X Office. W e need people to w o r k in all areas of newspaper production: p a s t e u p , layout, collation ( T h u r s d a y nights), news r e p o r t i n g , proofreading, sub-editing, reviewing, etc, etc. A t p r e s e n t we are p a r t i c u l a r l y s h o r t of puzzle writers. All you bods with such twisted minds as to be able to do AZED c r o s s w o r d s and the like s h o w y o u r face — you're in d e m a n d ! A l s o , people e x p e r i e n c e d or interested in graphic art and design should turn up as we have equipment that will blow y o u r m i n d ! (as they say) The first P h o e n i x meeting is on T u e s d a y at 7:00pm in Stan's B a r . Thanks to . . . . M a r k , Len, Dave, Colin, Steve, T i m , D G , a n d M a z and all those I've forgotten in rush.

Continued from front page.

*********************** Duplicator

Ian the

She

Demonstration

was

questioned

who

asked

people

1:00pm, Tuesday 7 October

the

several

ludicrous attendance.

in the FELIX Office

could

only

All Publicity Officers of clubs and

tried

her

posters

societies should attend.

by

her opinions

reply best;

that

on She

she

had

certainly

a r o u n d

the

College

were

adequate. But

L A D Y F L O W E R S and the IC Wives Club are throwing a F R E E BEER A N D B A N G E R S nosh-up on Thursday, 16 October, in the Rector's Pad (170 Queensgate). Starts at 5:30pm. Freshers will be particularly welcome, but all are invited. Anyone who would like to go should give their names to Jen in the IC Union Office by 1:00pm, 14 October.

Parking

Permit applications must

be handed into the Union Office

COPY

Forms available from the Office.

DEADLINE the

Monday for

view

Exec

College

able

the

following Friday's FELIX.

to

•Oversea! Students C o m Freshers' Reception, 6:00pm, Bot/Zoo Common Room. • E N T S Disco, 8:00pm, Lower Lounge, 30p. •Froebel

Students'

Union

Disco,

on a

boat going down the Thames, 7:30pm, meet Putney Pier, £3. Further details from 876-1909.

Saturday, October 4 •Tlddlywlnks down Oxford St, 9:30am, meet C C U s Offices. Please bring union card. • West L o n d o n C h a p l a i n c y Party Night, 7:30, Union Lower Refectory.

Sunday, Octobers • R C S Bamlte, 7:00pm, Union Bar.

Monday, October 6 • C o n s e r v a t i v e S o c i e t y W in e a n d Cheese Party, 7:00pm, Mech Eng 702, small entrance fee.

Tuesday, October 7 • S C A B Meeting, 1:00pm, Union S C R . Club chairmen and junior treasurers to attend.

• Railway Society Introductory Meeting, 5:40pm, Maths 340. Topical films will be shown. •IC Oept of Humanities, Physics and P h i l o s o p h y : 1. T h e Interaction of S c i e n c e and P h i l o s p h y with J o h n Milton, 1:30, Read Theatre, Sherfield B u i l d i n g . E x p l o r a t i o n : 1. C h i n a Explored with Prof Eric Brown from the dept of Geography, Univ Col London and Honorary Secretary of the Royal Geographical Society, 1:30pm, Pippard Theatre, Sherfield Building. • S F Soc presents Rollerball, 6:30pm, Mech Eng 220, 30p to members and 60p to non-members.

Wednesday, October 8 • Graffitti Demonstration (screen printing), 1:00pm, Graffitti Workshop, 2nd floor Union West Staircase. •Link III, a jazz rock band in Stan's Real Ale Bar, 8:30pm, free.

Thursday, October 9 •Rag Committee Meeting, for details see posters. All Soc Reps must attend. Format for Rag Week must be finalised. Everyone is welcome. • E N T S Film: The Eagle Has Landed, 6:30pm, Mech Eng 220.

seriously

being

distributed rest

reports

followed,

were

around

be

50

The

of

the

and

availat

the

officers' a

speech

was g i v e n by A n n a C l a r k , President of

U L U . Immediately

to

the

the m e e t i n g

Motions,

called

Quorum

was

dissolved.

rose

and

refused than

and

on

the

representative

for

an

reason till It

then

from of

that

less

simply

not

of t h e

which

Liberal in

had

to

a be

chair.

meeting

remained

informal

argument

lor

inquoraey

the

call

Goulder

engaged

the

the

then

the

400.

exchange

Most

that

are

of

meeting

Cole

grounds

two members Exec

stopped

the

Steve

people

moved

G o u l d e r

Phil

demanded

300

The

M r

M r

withdrawn.

heated

Friday, October 3

to

Only

be

there

.News

U G M .

C l u b

What's on

that

ought

questioned.

be

The copy deadline for all issues is 5:30pm, on

by 5:30pm, T O D A Y .

her

sufficient

on

the

lasting

2:20pm. is as a b h o r r e n t

as it w a s

to m a n y

that

many

so

attend,

perhaps

to

the

o f those

writer present

decided

not

the success

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•I've got a few free tickets for B B C Orchestral Concerts at the Maida Vale Studios at 7:00pm for October 6 (Bantock, S h o s t a k o v i c h , B u l t a n ) a n d 10 October (Cannon, Bliss, Vaughan Williams). — Jen, IC Union Office. •Honda CXSOO, blue, V-reg, 8,000 miles, excellent condition, assorted extras, newley taxed, £925ono — Brian Steel, Computing P G . •1976 Honda CB250G5, 18,300 miles, V G C , tax to July 1981, M O T to August 1981, rack, British tyres, recently serviced. Any offers over £300 contact Mike Weiner. C C D 3 . • N l k k o T R M 300 a m p l i f i e r a n d A m s t r a d 5000 e q u i v a l e n t ( O r i o n ) cassette deck. Both good nick. £20 each. Dave Poley, Mech Eng 2. •Shy, sensitive photographer requires nubile females for weekend sessions. Call box 96 FELIX. •Pain in the neck, back, etc? Muscle therapist at Chelsea School of Human Movement (the old Chelsea College of PE) is n o w a P G a t l C . If aspirins, booze or heat treatment don't work, contact John Taylor-Byrne, Computing dept and walk away a new man/woman or at least informed as to who to contact if the case is not in my domain. No charge to students. •Wanted: One Rag Treasurer. Due to unforeseen circumstances the Rag Treasurer elect is with us no more. It is essential to elect a replacement as soon as possible. The election will take place on Thursday, October 9 at Rag Committee (see notices for details), if you are interested in rag and would like to take on the job come and see Ian Hodgson (Rag Chairman) in the ICU or Rag Office lunchtimes. •Hot F o o d : pies, pasties, and toasted sandwiches now available in Stans and Union Lower Lounge Bars at evenings and weekends. •Bored? Finding it difficult to raise the e n e r g y to fill out y o u r o w n sentences? If your life is like a bus queue, then try an injection of run. IT WILL C H A N G E Y O U R W H O L E LIFE. All work and no play makes Jack an IC student, so break out and exercise your right to be 'fun to be with". I am sure that many closet funny people are s c a r e d of being persecuted for their perverse attitude to life. A sense of humour is nothing to be ashamed of! Flaunt it! Stand proud and join Jest A Minute. If your not into the fun scene you don't have to wear the red nose or floppy boots, but merely exercise your humour in a locked room between consenting adults. Thus, gaining confidence in your right to be funny, you might try a quick 'gag' in the bar and thence onto 'pranks' all over college. If you are interested in joining our m o v e m e n t , or h e l p i n g o t h e r s to realise their identity as funny people contact us via Box No 1, FELIX Office. Lots of love. Chief HA. • F o u n d : one propelling pencil in the bicycle shed in Imperial College Road at the end of last term. For information ring int 2519.

N e i l h a d just c o m p l e t e d the s e c o n d year of his M a t h s degree a n d was to be C a p t a i n of I C S q u a s h C l u b this year.

•Ladies Rowing: Any girls interested in learning to row or cox with the Ladies Boat Club, please come down to the Boat House at the Putney E m bankment (Putney Bridge tube) any Wednesday afternoon or Saturday or contact Jane Hillier (Zoology 2) or Sally Drane (Geology 2). Events this term i n c l u d e : M o r p h y D a y R a c e ; Annual Boat Club Dinner; U L Regatta; Reading Novices Regatta, and Plum pud races at the end of term. • Would anyone finding a Lloyds plastic folder removed from a leather jacket at the Life Sciences Party please return it to me in Tizard Room 521 or through the letter-racks. The credit cards are cancelled, but I would like my driving license back. Jeff Fowler, Chem Eng 2.

H e had a cheerful and easy-going personality a n d will be greatly missed by everyone.

• C o p y Deadline for small ads and all copy for next FELIX must be submitted by 5:30pm, Monday.

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F a l m o u t h Hall a n d the m a n y friends a n d associates of Neil C r o z i e r would like to e x p r e s s their sympathy a n d support to his parents a n d family after his s u d d e n and tragic death oh A u g u s t 7, 1980.

FELIX is published by the Editor for and on behalf of the Imperial College Union Publications Board, and is printed by the Union Print Unit, Prince Consort Road, London, SW7 2BB. (589 5111 ext. 1048/int. 2881) Copyright FELIX 1980. Editor: S.J. Marshall, Advertising Manager: M.A. Smith. Registered at the_GPO_^_a_nm>^aper.


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