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Founded i n 1949

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Dauy's forerunner, Davy pictured with a newspaper the last time it was violated, in 1974. This is the first time that the present Davy has been violated.

In a daring night-time raid on the Mines Building on Tuesday night, the RCS mascotry group succeeded in violating Davy, the Mines mascot. A t a press conference called at 1:30am on W e d n e s d a y m o r n i n g , R i c h A r c h e r issued the following statement. " F o l l o w i n g discreet observation at the R o y a l S c h o o l of M i n e s E l e c t i o n U G M last T u e s d a y , the l o c a t i o n of the M i n e s mascot, D a v y , was ascertained by the R o y a l C o l l e g e o f Science U n i o n mascotry t e a m , otherwise k n o w n as M o n t y s o c . L a t e r that night, the l o c a t i o n was visited by the R C S t e a m , a n d the mascot was removed from the b u i l d i n g w i t h negligible damage. A f t e r w a r d s , it was whisked a w a y to a secret destination. R a n s o m details w i l l be issued to the R o y a l S c h o o l of M i n e s U n i o n next t e r m . H a v e a nice D a v y . R i c h Archer and Paul Johnson" O n W e d n e s d a y m o r n i n g more i n f o r m a t i o n was given to F E L I X by a n a n o n y m o u s team m e m b e r . F o r the last five years, there has been a substantial a m o u n t of research c a r r i e d out by R C S U , obs er ving M i n e s U G M s a n d p i c k i n g u p clues. A f t e r the E l e c t i o n U G M last T u e s d a y the team decided to make a r a i d that evening. A g r o u p of between five a n d ten people f r o m the R C S M e t a l C o l l e c t i o n a n d A p p r e c i a t i o n Society affected a n entry to a locker in a first floor r o o m i n the M i n e s B u i l d i n g (Davey was also taken from this l o c a t i o n the last time it was violated by G u i l d s ) . T h e g r o u p went outside a n d placed D a v y i n the R C S J 4 , a n d it was removed to a n undisclosed destination. T h e whole o p e r a t i o n took only twelve minutes. O n the w a y out, the g r o u p was spotted by night security, but no one r e m a i n e d to e x p l a i n what was g o i n g on. T h e C h i e f S e c u r i t y O f f i c e r , M r R e e v e s , spoke to F E L I X o n W e d n e s d a y afternoon. H e realised that v i o l a t i n g D a v y was p r o b a b l y the stunt of the year, but the students should have told the g u a r d what was h a p p e n i n g . P a r t of a security guard's j o b w o u l d be to a p p r e h e n d people m a k i n g off w i t h brass fitments, he a d d e d . Students on this k i n d of stunt s h o u l d t h i n k more about the consequences of their actions. M i n e s U n i o n have not at this stage, made any official c o m m e n t to F E L I X , a l t h o u g h r u m o u r s have been c i r c u l a t e d suggesting R C S U have got the w r o n g D a v y . R C S U deny this resolutely.

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Cunning Stunts • T h e relationship between I C a n d C h e l s e a has deteriorated since I C p u l l e d out of N U S a n d Chelsea broke off the r e c i p r o c a l arrangements. Last week, students h a d tried to k i d n a p R a e Snee, but were trounced by M s Snee, a n d a c o m p a n i o n . O n T h u r s d a y e v e n i n g students a r r i v e d at I C R a d i o ' s studios beneath Southside. C l a i m i n g to be o n a C h e l s e a r a g stunt, they occupied the studio a n d t r i e d to get " o n the a i r " . F o r t u n a t e l y , the S t a t i o n M a n a g e r , D a v e F u l l e r , was able to take the station off the a i r so as to stop listeners b e i n g offended by crudities from n o n - I C students. C o l l e g e security a n d police a r r i v e d to remove the invaders from the premises. O n F r i d a y afternoon students a r r i v e d at the G u i l d s U n i o n Office, c l a i m i n g to be o n a r a g stunt f r o m Barts. T h e y u n t r u t h f u l l y said there was a s k i r m i s h between G u i l d s a n d Barts students outside. M r G a y e r was a c c o m p a n i e d outside by G u i l d s persons (who o u t n u m b e r e d the C h e l s e a / Q E C raggers) w h e n he went to investigate. O u t s i d e was a v a n , into w h i c h it h a d been intended to b u n d l e D a v e . But for the G u i l d s stalwarts it seems likely D a v e w o u l d have been ' n a b b e d ' . A t the same time as this, yet more students o n a r a g stunt a r r i v e d at t h e R C S U O l f i c e i n t e n d i n g to remove B a r n e y M c C a b e a n d P h i l T h o m a s . T h e y firstly asked for some signs from the R C S U Office but these were refused. T h e n the two v i c t i m s were taken outside a n d put in a red transit v a n . T h e y were taken to C h e l s e a a n d then to Q E C . Steve T y s o n . R C S H o n Sec, telephoned Q E C to e x p l a i n that a " r a n s o m " w o u l d not be p a i d . A f t e r this, Messrs M c C a b e a n d T h o m a s were locked in a downstairs r o o m at Q E C . H o w e v e r , there was another exit from the r o o m , n a m e l y a n u n l o c k e d d o o r w h i c h they were told not to try. It d i d not take l o n g for the i n t r e p i d two to figure out an escape a n d r e t u r n to I C i n a taxi. Q E C h a d i n t e n d e d to p u b l i c l y h u m i l a t e the I C students on S a t u r d a y ' s joint Q E C / C h e l s e a r a g procession to e n d their r a g week. T h e tables were successfully t u r n e d however, w h e n a g r o u p of I C students a r r i v e d at the procession a n d pelted everyone w i t h 151bs of flour. H i p ! H i p !

Friday, March 20,1981

Free!


Sit I was disgusted w i t h last week's F E L I X (no 580) a n d dissociate myself from it entirely. It was a disgrace to the whole C o l l e g e a n d brought shame on the office y o u b e a r as E d i t o r . D e s p i t e y o u r persistent efforts, you were not elected to d r a g o u r newspaper d o w n to a l l - t i m e l o w standards, r e g a r d l e s s of w h e t h e r these standards are y o u r o w n : you were elected to be E d i t o r to the " n e w s p a p e r of I m p e r i a l C o l l e g e Union". In y o u r e d i t o r i a l last week y o u expressed the belief that " t h e m a j o r i t y of s t u d e n t s e n j o y r e a d i n g the k i n d of F E L I X (you) enjoy p r o d u c i n g " — y o u were obviously neglecting y o u r c a p a city to offend the decency of most people w h e n selecting the front cover. Y o u also seem to have "forgotten" the outrage, hurt a n d infuriat ion y o u have purposely caused in past issues. It seems to have been y o u r policy to cause sensations of the most distasteful k i n d , w i t h o u t any regard to the means e m p l o y e d a n d , in p a r t i c u lar, to the persons m a l i g n e d . I sincerely hope that y o u r successor pursues a more satisfactory e d i t o r i a l policy, w h i c h , u n d e r the regrettable c i r c u m stances, c o u l d h a r d l y be difficult. I also trust that he may be able to r e p a i r some of the substantial d a m a g e y o u have caused d u r i n g y o u r unfortunate tenure of office. Tonv Leech M a t Sci P C Sir T h e irony of y o u r headline over such a disgusting p i c t u r e ( F E L I X 580) o n l y reinforces evidence that if F E L I X h a d any c r e d i b i l i t y left w i t h i n I C or the p u b l i c at l a r g e a f t e r r e c e n t editorials, it has surely vanished

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now. E v e n if the C N D c a m p a i g n successfully removed a l l weapons from the face of the e a r t h , B r i t a i n w i l l eventually c r i p p l e itself w i t h its i m m o r a l i t y a n d godlessness. M a n y countries survive w ar — but none survive once g r i p p e d by i m m o r a l i t y . M a r y W h i t e h o u s e is a courageous, a n d far-sighted lady. She has courage w h i c h puts m a n y men to shame. T h e B i b l e says " T h e fear ol G o d is the b e g i n n i n g ol w i s d o m " , a n d M a r y W h i t e h o u s e is a wise lady indeed. She often stands alone in her fight to keep filth out of the m e d i a a n d though she w i l l be r i d i c u l e d by m a n k i n d , she is c e r t a i n ol c o m m e n d a t i o n from G o d : " i l you suffer as a C h r i s t i a n , do not be a s h a m e d , but praise G o d that you bear that N a m e . . F o r it is time lor j u d g e m e n t to begin w i t h the family of G o d ; a n d if it begins w i t h us, w h a t w i l l the o u t c o m e be far those who do not obey the G o s p e l of G o d ? " T h e fool w i l l say in his heart " t h e r e is no G o d " so that he c a n i n d u l g e in i m m o r a l i t y . T h e C h r i s t i a n , however, has a g l o r i ous hope a n d purpose in l i v i n g . W e do not place ourselves abovea n y o n e else, but we p r o c l a i m w h a t we k n o w to be true. T h e w o r d of G o d is the truth about m a n , a n d I personally believe a n d stake m y life on what H e says, from Genesis, to R e v e l a tions. D R Morris Civ Eng P G Sir I w o u l d like to m a k e it clear that I a m not the a u t h o r of the letter from E r i c the M u t i l a t e d C a m e l in last week's F E L I X . I am neither a r t i o d a c t y l nor mutilated, and though I am k n o w n as " E r i c " , it is merely a n i c k n a m e , hence the q u o t a t i o n marks. I agree w i t h the contents ol the letter a n d was revolted by the i l l - i n f o r m e d , m a l i c i o u s a n d dare I say, u n c h r i s t i a n attack m a d e on M r M a r s h a l l by that retromingent, semi-sentient, s i m i a n D a v i d V i n n e g a r . Despite this I do not believe in filling F E L I X ' s letters page w i t h abuse, even on subjects as t e m p t i n g as i g n o r a n t a n d l o n g w i n d e d as Dennis Vinnegar. I do not like people l e a n i n g out of L i n s t e a d E x t e n s i o n w i n d o w s a c c u s i n g me of w r i t i n g such t r i v i a l , abusive a n d tedious d r i v e l a n d so, I repeat, I a m not Erie the M u t i l a t e d C a m e l . I am Sir, } our obedient servant E J a r v i s — only (23-).

dena's letter, I w o u l d like to point out that I do k n o w what I said. T h e topic of debate w i t h M r P r i c e w a s w h e t h e r to s e n d t a l e n t e d c h i l d r e n to s p e c i a l schools or comprehensives w h i c h , . I said, " w o u l d reduce t h e m to the level ol s i m i a n morons like y o u " (and I have at least one other witness to bear me out on this). I can only conclude that you either genuinely misheard what I said at the time or that you have deliberately chosen to misquote me. I n the former case, I w i l l apologise to you lor any offence caused w i t h the proviso that you apologise firstly for the libellous comments that y o u wrote last week. In the latter case, a l l I c a n advise you to do is ' G o forth a n d m u l t i p l y ' in half as m a n y words. Concerning M r Kellerman's letter I w o u l d like to state firstly that I a m not a T o r y p r o p a g a n dist. Secondly, the report was not a c r i t i c i s m of the L a b o u r C l u b but rather a c o m m e n t on the speaker — had M r C a r l i s l e chosen to make the numerous rash comments that his counterpart made, I w o u l d not have hesitated i n c r i t i c i z i n g h i m . I do feel however that the report was too subjective a n d m y apologies to anyone who found the h u m o u r in a n y w a y distasteful. fours sincerely A J Amrolia Physics 1 PS: N o w t h a t y o u k n o w m y surname, y o u m i g h t as w e l l know that m y friends c a l l me Z a r but you c a n c a l l me M r A m i o l i a , Gunawardena Dear Sir W i t h reference to M r B e d d i n g ' s letter last week ( F E L I X 580)'. I w o u l d l i k e to t h a n k h i m for c o n c e d i n g that his article was a s u b j e c t i v e r e p o r t — it w o u l d h a v e b e e n w o r r y i n g h a d he c l a i m e d his o p i n i o n s were the true facts. T h e point ol'his letter appeared to be that " B i r Zeit's existence is being t h r e a t e n e d " by the Israelis. This statement, c o m i n g from s o m e o n e a w a r e of the facts, amazes me. A s M r B e d d i n g is well aware ( I ' m assuming he was at the m e e t i n g his o r i g i n a l article advertised) B i r Zeit a n d the other three universities on the West B a n k were created by the Israeli P a r l i a m e n t . S u r e l y the setting up of e d u c a t i o n a l institutions such as these is an act of peace in itself a n d t h e r e f o r e c o u l d n o t be considered the action of a hostile government. T h e answer is selfevident.

Dear Sieve I w o u l d l i k e t o use y o u r c o l u m n s to reply to the accusat i o n s l e v e l l e d at m e by t h e L a b o u r C l u b in last w e e k ' s FELIX. I n reply to M r R Alexander and M r GunawarFELIX,

March

lours sincerely Jonathan M Miller Dear Comrade Editor O n c e again I see the C a m paign lor N a t i o n a l Disaster ( C N D ) has been r e a r i n g its ugly bead on y o u r pages. T h i s disgusted, or perhaps d i s g u s t i n g 20,1981

c o m r a d e has obviously never left the lower echelon of the Physics department. Does he seriously believe that the enormous Soviet presence/ d o m i n a t i o n in E a s t e r n E u r o p e is p u r e l y decorative, a n d that the Soviet invasion of A f g h a n i s t a n was purely a C h r i s t m a s present for President B r e z h n e v . T h e Soviet threat, comrades, is there a n d real, a n d we must light to c o n t a i n it. O u r freedom is more i m p o r t a n t t h a n the ego t r i p s of v a r i o u s p o l i t i c o s w h o w o u l d p r o b a b l y state that the U S A was a greater enemy to d e m o c r a c y t h a n the U S S R just to gain a bit of cheap p u b l i c i t y . W e must fight h a r d against these i n d i v i d u a l s w h o w i s h to r o b us of o u r n a t i o n a l p r i d e a n d identity. F r e e d o m , comrades, is the o n l y t h i n g w o r t h fighting for. .No surrender C o m r a d e B i l l the M o l e Dear Sir T h e f i n a l s e c t i o n of y o u r e d i t o r i a l last week left me w i t h a c o l d feeling in m y stomach. B e i n g quite sure that y o u w o u l d not publish information which you knew to be u n t r u e , I c a n o n l y assume that you have h i r e d a group of people to follow me about a n d m o n i t o r m y movements from day to day. I used to leave the curtains in m y r o o m open most of the time, but it seems this w i l l have to change. B u t , Steve I ' m af r ai d y o u r t e a m of p r i v a t e detectives has passed y o u s o m e t h i n g less t h a n t h e t r u t h . I have spent some fifteen hours of my time on w r i t i n g things for The Phoenix this term a l o n e , a n d the l a c k of s a i d m a t e r i a l i n the editor's hands is d u e to s e l f - c r i t i c i s m . S e l l c r i t i c i s m is not of course a subject I w o u l d e x p e c t y o u to k n o w m u c h about. } ours sincerely K C Mann Ed's .Note Dear Ken, accept my apologies, I have m a l i g n e d y o u . Please, in future, a p p l y the s a m e s e l f - c r i t i c i s m to S F S o c a r t i c l e s w r i t t e n for F E L I X . T h a n k you.

Dear Sir R e y o u r e d i t o r i a l , F E L I X 580. I f you consult I C U H a n d b o o k 1980/1 (editor R D C r a b b e ) page 6, col l y o u w i l l find the f o l l o w i n g reference: " ' 2 2 . R C S social c l u b . Elected membership". Tours Laurence Mountebank P S : C o m m i s e r a t i o n s to R i c h Archer. Ed's .Vote W e l l D o n e ! I was, of course, referring to the R o y a l C o l l e g e of Science H a n d b o o k .


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•BE1/DNW Wimp of the Term (Results) 1st D a v e ( W a i t r o s e - B a g ) P e r k i n s — 4 votes 2 n d B r e n d a n (It's t h e o n e I b o u g h t y e s t e r d a y ) S m i t h — 25 v o t e s 3rd P a u l ( N o r m a l ) A d a m s — 6.000,752 •Nick Morton: C o n g r a t u l a t i o n s o n b e c o m i n g President — Bernard Sunley. Any hassles from minnions? T h e n , c o n tact L u i g i ' s H i t S q u a d in H o u s e 44. •Mike: V o u c h e r is still v a l i d ; w h e n a r e y o u g o i n g t o u s e it? L o v e A n d y •Alison: H a p p y B i r t h d a y for n e x t M o n day. L o v e from an a n o n y m o u s admirer. •BE1 (DNW?)Turd o f t h e T e r m : C h a i n saw Smith.

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Council Report ICU Council had a turgid and acrimonious meeting on evening. The meeting discussed FELIX finances, finances, the Union response to Swinnerton Dyer, motion of criticism in the three sabbatical officers.

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T h e meetin g opened shortly after 6:00pm, a n d u n d e r matters a r i s i n g from the minutes o f the last meeting, J o h n Passmore suggested that a n e d i t o r i a l r e m a r k i n F E L I X suggesting that the affiliation to W U S was u n c o n s t i t u t i o n a l was incorrect. J o n F i r t h , P u b l i c a t i o n s B o a r d C h a i r m a n , o u t l i n e d some of the reasons offered for F E L I X e x p e n d i t u r e d u r i n g the year. T h e D e p u t y President stated that the H O S T l i b r a r y w i l l stay i n the same place as before. O n L o n d o n Student T r a v e l , she o u t l i n e d p r o p o s a l s f r o m t h e n o n - s t u d e n t d i r e c t o r s to r e m o v e the s t u d e n t directors from the B o a r d . In the H o n See's report it was suggested that the ballot papers i n single transferable vote elections s h o u l d c o n t a i n v o t i n g instructions. T h e H o n Sec m e n t i o n e d a f i l m " N o t T o n i g h t " , w h i c h illustrates some problems o f students w o u l d be shown if e n o u g h interest developed i n it. T h e O S C C h a i r m a n ' s report was referred back, a n d a full b r e a k d o w n financial situation (£200 i n the red) was asked for. T h e m e e t i n g then discussed a m o t i o n to C o u n c i l from P u b l i c a t i o n s B o a r d w h i c h criticised the D e p u t y President, R a c h e l Snee. M a r k S m i t h , F E L I X E d i t o r - e l e c t , spoke to the m o t i o n , w h i c h was i n reply to a previous m o t i o n at the last C o u n c i l w h i c h c o n d e m n e d " i n the strongest possible t e r m s " the way money h a d been misspent by F E L I X stall, o n office furnishings, refreshments a n d Conference fees. T h e m o t i o n w a s discussed t h o r o u g h l y , w i t h c o n t r i b u t i o n s c o m i n g i n p a r t i c u l a r f r o m M a r k C l e g g . R a e Snee spoke against the m o t i o n , a n d defended her action at the last C o u n c i l . T h e w h o l e m a t t e r revolved a r o u n d , firstly, the E d i t o r s a n c t i o n i n g p a y m e n t for e q u i p m e n t d u r i n g the s u m m e r a n d at other times, w i t h o u t p r o c e e d i n g t h r o u g h the correct channels, a n d secondly, the D e p u t y President b r i n g i n g the matte r to C o u n c i l ' s attention w h e n it s h o u l d have been dealt w i t h i n the c o m m i t t e e o f first instance, n a m e l y P u b l i c a t i o n s B o a r d , a n d w ith out i n f o r m i n g the accused o f the o r i g i n a l C o u n c i l m o t i o n so they c o u l d be present to advocate their side o f the case. T h e m o t i o n c r i t i c i s i n g R a e Snee was passed. (The original motion put to Council by Rae Snee was not reported in FELIX as Mark Smith had complained to the Elections Committee that it biased the election - Ed.) M a r k C l e g g , presenting the P W P report, said they were l o o k i n g into h a v i n g a w o m a n ' s rep o n P V V P . B a r n e y M c C a b e suggested a G a y s o c rep a n d a yellow trousers r e p , but after discussion f r o m M r C l e g g M r M c C a b e revealed that he h a d not been quite serious i n his suggestion. P W P was also l o o k i n g into student representation o n J o i n t C o l l e g e Committees. T h e m e e t i n g went into closed session. W h e n it was reopened to observers, it was agreed to ask the H a n d b o o k E d i t o r to e x t e n d the copy deadline to the e n d o f the first week of term. In answer to a question, J o h n Passmore said that he expected b a r prices to r e m a i n d o w n u n t i l next t e r m . T h e m e e t i n g then discussed the U n i o n ' s reponse to the S w i n n e r t o n D y e r report a n d asked l o r a r e d r a f t i n g o f a statement presented to Council. W h e n everyone thought the m e e t i n g was d r a w i n g to a close. B o b B r a d l e y . A c a d e m i c Affairs Officer, proposed a m o t i o n of censure i n this year's three s a b b a t i c a l officers, for not b r i n g i n g next year's estimates to C o u n c i l ' s attention before they were s u b m i t t e d to College. R a e Snee had lelt the meeting. J o h n Passmore felt he h a d done n o t h i n g w r o n g , and L i z L i n d s a y said it was policy not to photocopy more t h a n twenty sheets of a n y t h i n g . N i c k M o r t o n , I C U President-elect, said he w o u l d resign if he was placed in a s i m i l a r situation next year. J e n H a r d y S m i t h said it w o u l d m e a n more w o r k for the p e r m a n e n t staff, i f the full estimates were presented at the meeting. It was emphasised that the estimates were updated as recently as F r i d a y , w i t h the a d d i t i o n a l further claims. M r B r a d l e y , w h o referred to the I C U Blue Book d u r i n g his submissions, altered the m o t i o n to one of r e p r i m a n d . T h e meetin g \oted 7-11 not to pass the m o t i o n . A f t e r further m i n o r points, the unsettled meeting closed. I n f o r m e d sources told F E L I X M o n d a y night that M i s s L i n d s a y later said sin- w o u l d have resigned if the o r i g i n a l m o t i o n h a d been cat tied.

Hayman Named Sir Peter H a v i i i a n . ROMS, C Y O , M B E . was n a m e d yesterday i n a P a r l i a m e n t a r y Q u e s t i o n FEUX,

as the e x - d i p l o m a t i n v o l v e d i n the p a e d o p h i l e case. F E L I X a n d Private Eye n a m e d Sir Peter as l o n g ago as J a n u a r y 16. H e is a governor o f a student residence where a n u m b e r o f I C students reside.

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A P I C K E T of Governing Bodv was held outside 170 Q u e e n s gate, the R e c t o r ' s residence, last F r i d a y m o r n i n g . A b o u t twenty students were present t o h a n d out leaflets to C o l l e g e G o v e r n o r s before the m e e t i n g c o n c e r n i n g S o u t h A f r i c a n students o n the n u c l e a r fuels technology course. Students o n the picket told F E L I X that a m e m b e r o f the G o v e r n i n g Bo d y t o l d the students that there m a y w e l l have been more support for t h e m amongst the G o v e r n o r s t h a n w o u l d have been shown o n a n y v o t i n g . T h e issue o f S o u t h A f r i c a n students o n the course is likely to c o m e u p agai n at B o a r d of Studies o n M a y 6, a n d a p e t i t i o n to be presented to t h e B o a r d . ( A p e t i t i o n f o r m w i l l be a v a i l a b l e I r o m K e v i n C o u r t n e y , Physics P G or the U n i o n Office.)

Song Sung Blue B A R N E Y M c C A B E , ICU's multitalented Deputy Presidentelect, h a do n e of his songs, Brontosaurus Blues, performed in a m u s i c a l e v e n i n g i n 53 Princes G a t e last F r i d a y . T h e song, a catchy u n a c c o m p a n i e d SATB* w i t h male lead d i t t y , was w e l l received, a n d M r M c C a b e was pleased w i t h the W o r l d P r e m i e r e performance. H o w e v e r , he d i d not m e n t i o n a n y plans to go professional as a songwriter. Brontosaurus Blues w i l l b e p u b l i s h e d l o r the first time i n The Phoenix w h i c h w i l l be o n sale next term. * S o p r a n o , A l t o , T e n o r , Bass.

Man v Machine ON T U E S D A Y , M a r c h 10, seven members o f the Chess C l u b took o n seven electronic o p p o nents: N A S C O M , Pets a n d the College main-frame. T w o o f the c o m p u t e r s , perhaps rather shy o f t h e i r first p u b l i c appearance d i d n ' t w a n t to start; M M e C a l l ' s oppon en t, a rather t e m p e r a m e n t a l N a s c o m , twice suffered from a nervous breakdown during mid-game. T h e c o m p u t e r o n b o a r d 1 lost to a blindfolded player in twelve moves, whilst the C o l l e g e C D C lost its queen a n d rook i n 8. " T h e y ' r e c r a p ! " C a p t a i n o f of the m a g n i f i c e n t seven c o m m e n t e d after i n l l i c t i n g a c r u s h i n g 13:1 defeat o n the c o m p u t e r s . T h e o n l y person to lose was p l a y i n g b l i n d f o l d e d a n d was t w o pieces u p w h e n he resigned out o f boredom. W h e n F E L I X asked the M i c r o c o m p u t i n g C l u b about this a b y s m a l f a i l u r e , the o n l y replies received were " w e l l , m i n e d i d n ' t w o r k " , " a h c o m e o n ! " a n d "just wait till next t i m e " . Page 3


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Preamble Welcome to the Easter puzzle eggstravaganza! Steve asked me to make it topical, with lots of eggscruciating puns, so how could I refuse? As with the Christmas issue, the unmarked puzzles are for amusement only, whereas the sworded ones each have a £ 2 prize, awarded for the correct solution randomly selected at 1:00pm on Wednesday April 29th. In addition for the person who answers most prize puzzles correctly, there is a cash bonus of£2, plus a £ 1 0 voucher redeemable at Mend-a-Bike. Many thanks to Pete and Will, the managers of Mend-a-Bike, for their generosity in giving this prize Thanks too to Grey Spider for the chess puzzle (again) and JAIT, for the cross-number. to a new contributor, Sorry about the 'catch' in last week's puzzle, but I thought that as it's getting on for April 1st, I should be allowed a few liberties. You can rest assured that there's nothing as sneaky as that irr this batch. Because this page is going to press before the competition deadline, the winner's name is in Steve's editorial (if he remembers). Answers to sworded puzzles, as usual, to me c/o FELIX Office. The correct solutions to all the puzzles will appear in the first FELIX of next term. Finally good luck with the puzzles, enjoy a relaxing Passiontiae, and may your egg-cup run over. Scaramouche.

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AntiApartheid IN RESPONSE to an overwhelming vote at an IC U G M and following pressure from the Association of University Teachers, the meeting of the Board of Governors at the end of last term discussed the admission of South African students to the MSc course in Nuclear Fuels Technology. Under pressure from the Rector, the meeting decided to continue the present policy of admitting Souf African students. Earlier this term, represei tative groups from A U T and ICU (including Joh Passmore) were invited to discuss with the Recto: his objections to their proposals. Briefly, these were: 1. The Nuclear Technology course is not directly applicable to the production of nuclear weapons. 2. The exclusion of students from any course was an infringement of academic freedom. 3. Exlusions of students from a course at IC would only send them elsewhere and would not really affect South Africa's progress towards the bomb. Our criticisms of these points may be summarised as follows: 1. This course inevitably has a close connection with nuclear industry, and associated techniques will be adapted for the production of weapons grade fuel — and expertise thus provided to South A f r i c a will be a real encouragement towards the development of the apartheid bomb. 2. The anti-apartheid movement has details of plans made by the South African government for detonation, of nuclear explosions within South Africa aimed at areas of black population. 3. South Africa is at present at war with neighbouring black states of Mozambique, Angola and Zambia and has stated that it is prepared to use extreme measures to maintain its security. 4. Academic freedom must be quantative, and by supporting the security of the present South African regime we support the exclusion of a large majority of its population from the academic freedom that we expect. 5. IC has in its hands the means to demonstrate support for U N resolutions deploring nuclear collaboration with South Africa, and to have a real affect on the rate of nuclear arms prolifertion (and hence world peace) and on an inhuman, racist and undemocratic regime. Bob Hughes, MP, Chairman of the AntiApartheid Movement recently received a letter

from the United Nations Special Committee against Apartheid specifically on the subject of the IC'situtation. The letter expressed total support for the Antiapartheid movement on this issue, and specifically commended both ICU and the IC branch of A U T "for demanding an end to the training of South African nuclear physicts". The IC Anti-Apartheid Group intends to continue its campaign with a petition in College prior to a fresh approach to the Board of Governors and Board of Studies, and has prepared a form letter for individuals to send to their home MPs to encourage raising the question in the House of Commons. Dear M r Hughes I h a v e r e c e i v e d y o u r l e t t e r of 19 J a n u a r y 1981 c o n c e r n i n g the actions of the A n t i - A p a r t h e i d M o v e m e n t (a) with respect to the advertisement in the Daily Telegraph by the Electricity S u p p l y C o m m i s s i o n of S o u t h A f r i c a a n d the S o u t h A f r i c a n A t o m i c Energy B o a r d for nuclear technicians a n d engineers; a n d (b) the training of S o u t h A f r i c a n nuclear physicist in reactor physics at Imperial C o l l e g e . I b e l i e v e that t h e s e a d v e r t i s e m e n t s a n d t r a i n i n g c o u r s e s raise issues of great magnitude. A s s i s t a n c e to the racist regime in S o u t h Africa in the nuclear field is clearly a flagrant violation of n u m e r o u s resolutions of the U n i t e d Nations. It is, m o r e o v e r , a hostile act against the o p p r e s s e d majority in S o u t h Africa a n d , indeed, against all A f r i c a n states which have sought the denuclearization of A f r i c a with a view to m a k e their continent free f r o m nuclear weapns. A r g u m e n t s b a s e d on distinction between so-called " p e a c e f u l " and " m i l i t a r y " d e v e l o p m e n t s are little more than sophistry since the Pretoria regime is feverishly trying to acquire nuclear w e a p o n capability in defiance of appeals by the W e s t e r n P o w e r s themselves. I a m surprised that the U n i t e d K i n g d o m G o v e r n m e n t has not t a k e n action to stop all nuclear collaboration with S o u t h A f r i c a . It was twenty years ago that the S o u t h African regime left the C o m m o n w e a l t h in order to continue racist domination without hindrance, a n d yet S o u t h A f r i c a s e e m s to c o n t i n u e to e n j o y s p e c i a l privileges in m a n y w a y s c o m p a r a b l e , if not better, than she used to enjoy as a M e m b e r of the C o m m o n w e a l t h , to the detriment of the most vital interests of the S o u t h A f r i c a n people a n d the independent African States. O n e would have thought that G o v e r n m e n t s which profess c o n c e r n for peaceful solutions a n d even o p p o s e a r m e d resistance by the o p p r e s s e d people, would at least be s c r u p u l o u s in denying assistance to the racist regime. I a m heartened by the c o m m e n d a b l e vigilance and a c t i o n s of t h e A n t i - A p a r t h e i d M o v e m e n t to s t o p collaboration with S o u t h A f r i c a . I would also like to c o m m e n d , o n behalf of the Special C o m m i t t e e against A p a r t h e i d , the Students' U n i o n at Imperial College and t h e I m p e r i a l C o l l e g e B r a n c h of t h e A s s o c i a t i o n of U n i v e r s i t y T e a c h e r s for d e m a n d i n g a n e n d to t h e training of S o u t h African nuclear physicists. I wish to assure y o u that the Special C o m m i t t e e will give utmost attention to the information provided by y o u with a view to further action. Y o u r s sincerly B Akporode Clark

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External Affairs THE ELECTIONS for the posts of secretary and four ordinary members of the External Affairs Committee are to be held at the first U G M of next term, on Thursday, April 30. Papers are now up on the noticeboard in the Lower Lounge. The Committee's tasks as I see them are mainly: the discussion and formulation of draft policy on issues affecting students which are outside College, e.g. grants, overseas students' fees, etc.; the coordination of relations with outside bodies, especially student bodies such as U L U and NUS, and also the University of London authorities. There are other areas (external affairs is a very general brief) but these are the main ones. The secretary and four ordinary members, together with the President, E A O and U L U Representative, form the ICU delegation to U L U General Union Council (GUC), formerly SRC. This is the central policy making body of U L U , and has an executive including three sabbaticals. It consists of delegates from all colleges in the University, and meets about two or three times a term. It provides an opportunity for IC students to see what.real union hacks are like, being much more openly political than ICU. The IC delegation is often an 'oasis of reason amidst a desert of extremism', or put in a less literary way we are Page 6

often the only major college to put forward pragmatic views. However, if you enjoy political debating then it can be fun, and it gives an opportunity to meet people from other colleges. If you are interested in standing for the Committee then please ask either John Passmore or myself for further details. However, before you do consider it, please make sure that you are prepared to attend meetings (or at least send apologies). You cannot expect to sit on a committee without putting some time and effort in, so be prepared to do your bit. Having said that I would like to encourage as many people as possible to stand, it is a good 'first' Union post as it is often better to have had no previous experience and so be able to put forward a new opinion on things.

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MONDAY, March 9 saw a friendly match against Dublin University at IC. The match consisted of men's single and doubles, ladies' doubles and mixed, with mixed fortunes throughout. The men's doubles were drawn Martin Taylor 3-3, and Wong won his singles game to go External Affairs Officer with a 100% record in the men's doubles partnered by Bull. T h e ladies' d o u b l e s were rather less successful, losing 0-4, but not without a fight. The mixed doubles resulted in a 1-3 loss for IC, with Morris and Ions winning our only This bulletin was not by Ken Mann and has game. hence been edited down as it did not come up to Thus, a most enjoyable match and evening Ken's usual high standard. resulted in a 5-10 loss for IC. There is a BSFA Meeting on Friday, March 20. I S Q U A D : Mitchell, Ridd, Horrocks, Ions, Meet Hammersmith Tube 7:30pm (I'm sure you'll I Cooper, Wong, Bull, Morris, Chiang, Williamhave a lot in common). son, Haegar.

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In a year as Sports Editor I: Edited as I saw fit, cutting out crudities a n d i n s u l t s . . . a n d Christian names (I). Questioned the antics of the Rugby Club and their free spending â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and their annual "loss" of shirts. Remember the h a s s l e c a u s e d by the Captain of Volleyball concerning the new court â&#x20AC;&#x201D; yet have received no articles from his Club all year. Congratulate the Football Club on an amazingly successful season (five of their six teams winning their leagues) and the Hockey Club on the performance of their first team. Thank all the clubs and individuals who have sent in articles, with special thanks to Jim Beer for his excellent reports. Am Trying to find a Sports Editor for next session (see below).

IC Sailing Win Bradford Barrel IC mustered their strongest team, calling on their U L S C sailors (Ajderian, Baxter, Lewis) to compete in the Bradford Barrel. This is a prestigious international event in which the invited universities compete for a barrel during two days of debauchery. Being Friday 13 however, all was not well. A transport and monetary problem started the ball rolling. After a famous Bradford curry, the team returned in a merry spirit to discover that Ajderian's van had been stolen from the University car park. Five members' sailing gear, sleeping bags, etc., and vital coursework were taken with the van. T h e first race against the Dutch team resulted in a procession in the light airs with Murray and the reserve Y o u n g h u s b a n d leading the pack. Baxter and Chadwick looked uncomfortable in second place as posing became very difficult in the becalmed conditions. Ajderian and Kennedy took third. Lewis became a hero and sailed in all the other races, leading IC to five convincing victories out of five, in the freshening breeze. Sunday started with most of the IC team joining the C h u n d e r boat and a victory against Edinburgh. The 'biggie' was against Liverpool, which due to lack of concentration IC were marginally defeated. All was not lost as Salford beat Liverpool in the next race. Everything hinged on the last race between IC and Salford. Lewis and Murray would have set up an excellent start had they not been too early, confusion led to Murray and Baxter restarting in fifth and sixth. Baxter and Chadwick produced some skilful tacking and with the aid of Lewis they sailed into first and second positions at the windward mark but just as easily lost it again. Salford took a green but were now winning on the water and were so, until Murray managed to slip into third place on the line following Lewis to give IC 2, 3, 4 and the Barrel. The team would like to thank Bradford for putting on a splendid weekend and for helping us out with the kit. Our valueless team coach, Paul Burton and the Bradford curries also deserve a mention for providing so much entertainment. T E A M : Ajderian, Baxter, Chadwick, Kennedy, Lewis, Murray. Reserve: Younghusband. Coach: Burton.

Ladies Rugby Win Plate AT 8:00 on Sunday morning the intrepid ladies' rugby 14 set off for the Second Annual Loughborough Women's Rugby Tournament. Twelve teams took part, including Santa Monica, an American team who are currently touring England. We were unlucky to draw Santa Monica in the first round, when we were beaten 22-0. Santa Monica went on to win the Whitbread Trophy. We were now in the plate competition, where we had a bye in the first round, and then played Keele in the semi-final. We were the dominant team throughout the match, winning almost all the set pieces. They defended well however and we could not quite break through to score. Andree was unlucky not to be awarded a try, when the touch judge thought she put her foot in touch just before grounding the ball in the corner. There was no score at the end, so the game had to be decided on place kicks, as they would not allow us to play extra time. Then some good kicking by Andree decided the match for us, taking us to the final of the plate. In the final we met York, whose very strong pack gave us some trouble initially. However we all played very hard and soon began to dominate the match. Again we were unlucky not to score, and this match too was decided on place kicks, where Andree again converted the deciding goal, making IC the winners of the plate. Thanks must go to all who played and also to our very noisy supporters. T E A M : Lois, Steph, Jane, Pam, Sara, Andree, Mary (Capt), Rad, Sabs, Big Les, Helen, Cathy, Jenny, Ruth.

Basketball B A S K E T B A L L practices will be held in the first week of next term on Monday and Thursday. Make sure you're there; competition in second week.

Cricket T H E Cricket C l u b trials will be held on Wednesday, April 29 at Harlington. Those wishing to attend should sign the notice outside of the Union Bar. We will, during the whole of next term, be r u n n i n g two X l s on a W e d n e s d a y and Saturday with a possible third XI if demand is sufficient. A Sunday XI will play during the whole of the summer, and although this is intended mainly for PGs is open to all club m e m b e r s . A n y o n e w i s h i n g to play on Sundays should contact Dr Dave Chadwick of Chemical Engineering. Will anyone wishing to play at all next term, however infrequently, please fill in the availabilities chart on the noticeboard outside the Union Bar. This will make our team selections (Monday and Thursday lunchtimes) much easier at a time when many people are not in College all of the time. I hope that as many people as are able will find time to turn out and enable us to fulfil all of our fixtures during the busy exam season. Experience has shown that an afternoon playing cricket is an ideal way of keeping yourself from becoming totally bogged down by revision, etc. So dig out your whites and bring them to College. Even if you only intend playing a couple of games, we will be glad to see you as the more people playing for the club the e a s i e r it is to f u l f i l o u r f i x t u r e s a n d keep the club going. Martin Ellacott FELIX,

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Football Sixths IC sixths team in only their second season of League football have won the 5R lower reserves league having only dropped three points and scored thirty-five goals. Top of the goalscorers was Roche with a remarkable twenty goals including three hatricks. The Sixths were fortunate that Chamberlain's fiancee allowed him to play because he scored twelve goals. Although they only scored two goals each, Davis and Coussens created many chances with their runs down the right wing. The Sixths had a settled midfield all season; Milner scored three goals, Gartside's fierce tackling and consistent effort earned him a regular place and Tinkler kept getting picked for no apparent reason but did manage to score two goals. The defence were rarely troubled by the opposition. Higham dominated the right side of defence, Nagle's composure steadied the defence until his unfortunate leg injury, Maynard added his experience and tackling ability. Haberlin defended well and managed to score twice, Davies even played when it was cold. The goalkeeper Hampton managed to shrug off his Scottish connections and produced some extremely vital saves. Many thanks to the other players who played for the Sixths: Audin, Clegg, Martin, Caseau, Flynn and Hall.

Sailing T H E Sailing C l u b has enjoyed an active season, participating in the South East Universities League and a number of other events. Unfortunately, it has not been possible to complete the League programme due to lack of time and our final position is likely to be affected. The team this year has consisted almost entirely of first years, and often losing nearly all the matches in the first term, our results this term have been much better. In J u n e , an IC team took part in the Colraine 24-hour race, finishing third overall. At the Firefly National Championships in September, three IC boats participated. Dave Derby finished first, Chris Lewis ninth, and James Baxter eighteenth in a fleet of 100. In October the Firefly Inland Championships were held at the Welsh Harp, and four IC boats entered, with James Baxter gaining the highest position, fourth overall. Our first team event was the Foot Trophy, also in O c t o b e r . T h e team did not fair particularly well, but gained much experience against strong opposition. Perhaps the most important event this year has been the Castaways Cup, in which all the London colleges participate. Two IC teams entered, the first team winning the event, and the second team finishing fifth.

Sports Editor IT IS normally the role of Vice-Chairman of A C C to act as Sports Editor. If there is anybody sufficiently interested in sport at IC rather than the organisation of A C C then next year's FELIX Editor, Mark Smith is more than keen for them to do the job. I suspect that Mark's attitude will be the same as Steve Marshall's this year; that is, he is VERY keen for a sports section but not oeing interested in sport himself requires lelp. If you are interested, drop into the FELIX Office and see me sometime or better still, come along to Falmouth 132 for a cup of coffee and I'll tell you what you're letting yourself in for. Phil Page 7


Ultra Vires Again It seems M r Passmore read m y editorial last week — but unfortunately, he has missed the point. I should point out that affiliation to W U S ( W o r l d University Service) is not U l t r a V i r e s , as it is a n " e d u c a t i o n a l " organisation, w h i c h is allowed under the law. M r P a s s m o r e suggested at I C U C o u n c i l that I had suggested that affiliation to W U S was Ultra V i r e s ; I admit that connotation could be placed o n what I wrote but all I intended was to liken the W U S collections at U G M s to a possible collection for affiliation fee that would otherwise be Ultra V i r e s . It amazes me that M r Passmore should read my editorial and only find that point worth c o m m e n t i n g o n . If he h a d r e a d w i t h t h e intelligence I realise we must have to obtain an h o n o u r s d e g r e e he w o u l d k n o w I w a s suggesting m u c h more than that. A g a i n , anything for the easy life a n d a little bitch at F E L I X , eh John?

Scaramouche Winner • Congratulations to J M C o w a n , Elec E n g 1, w h o c a n collect his £5 cheque from the F E L I X Office next t e r m .

Thanks to . . . . Patrick, M a r t i n , A n d y , Phil, T i m , Shanne, D a v e , P a u l , Pallab, Steve, Z a r , Ian a n d M a z . H a p p y Easter everyone. G o o d luck in your eggzams next term.

Intercollegiate Halls For Men Only Commonwealth Hall, Cartwright Gardens, London W C 1 H 9EB, 387 0311. Warden: R G Harris, BA. For 412 undergraduate and postgraduate students. Connaught Hall, 41 Tavistock Square, W C 1 H 9EX, 387 6181. Warden: Professor D M Lang, M A , DLit. 195 students. For Women Only Canterbury Hall, Cartwright Gardens, W C 1 H 9EE, 387 5526. Warden: Verena M c C r i r i c k , M A , L R A M . 222 students. College Hall, Malet Street, W C 1 E 7HZ, 6368982. Warden: M r s H M Watt, J P , M A . 220 students. Nutford House, Brown Street off George Street, London W 1 H 6 A H — n e a r Marble A r c h , 262 4431. Warden: Christine Prince, B A . 190 students. For Men And Women Hughes Parry Hall, Cartwright Gardens, W C 1 H 9EF, 387 1477. Warden: P Throsby, P h D . 278 students. International Hall, Brunswick Square, W C 1 N I A S , 837 0746. Warden: C D Mann, M S c . 430 students of whom 215 are mainly overseas postgraduates. For Postgraduate Men And Women Lillian Penson Hall, Talbot Square, W 2 1TT.262 2081. Warden: K G T McDonnell, B S c (Econ), P h D . Full-time internal postgraduates only: Single people and married couples without children. Meads may be purchased in the dining room. Limited selfcatering facilities. Private bathrooms. 502 places. The closing date for applications by students already at the university is April 30. The mixed and postgraduate halls are applied to individually, while the single sex halls can be applied to by filling in one form with order of preference stated. Address for obtaining an application form from Student Services, 15 Princes Gardens or U L Accommodation Office, 8 Princes Gardens.

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Bookshop News Y o u will all be pleased (?) to hear that all 1980 E x a m P a p e r s a r e n o w w i t h t h e H e a d s of Departments and not sold by the Bookshop. M i k e Kidron, the author of State of the World Atlas, gave a v e r y i n t e r e s t i n g t a l k o n t h e background to his book last Friday and despite the small audience, he will be coming back during the autumn. The book is still available from the Bookshop, priced £5.95.

O N F R I D A Y N I G H T there is a Rag Disguise Party in the J C R . Tickets are 50p each and are available in the Guilds Office. Some time in the first two weeks of next term there will be IC Games — the annual i n t e r - C C U sports competition. Anyone willing to run, hurdle, pole vault, throw things or spectate should be able to get more details in the Guilds Office. I'm sorry 1 can't give you a date or anything, but it has not been organised (at the time of writing). By the way, Dave "Duncan G o o d h e w " Gayer's 21st birthday is on April 2, but he doesn't want anyone to know about it. Andy

Croucher Foundation T h e C r o u c h e r F o u n d a t i o n of H o n g K o n g p r o p o s e s t o a w a r d a l i m i t e d n u m b e r of S c h o l a r s h i p s for p o s t g r a d u a t e s t u d i e s a n d research in science or technology tenable from October 1 1981 in an approved institution either in t h e U n i t e d K i n g d o m o r i n H o n g K o n g . Candidates should be normally resident in Hong Kong but attending undergraduate courses in a British university and expecting to graduate in 1981. The Scholarships are intended to enable holders to proceed towards the degree of P h D and will be tenable in the first instance for one year, renewal for a further two years being dependent on a satisfactory progress report from the Scholar's supervisor; they will carry a stipend of £2,500pa payable quarterly in advance together with all necessary fees. A book allowance of £100 will be payable in the first year of tenure and at the conclusion of a Scholarship the cost of travel to Hong Kong will be met by the Foundation. Awards will be conditional on the candidate obtaining a 1st Class Honours Degree and being a c c e p t e d as a p o s t g r a d u a t e student in the university of his choice. Further information and forms of application may be obtained from L o r d Todd, O M , F R S , Christ's College, Cambridge, C B 2 3 B U , to whom completed forms should be returned by the head of the applicant's department not later than May 8 1981.

N E W S F L A S H : N I G H T L I N E is moving during the Easter holidays from 10 Princes Gardens to the basement of 9 Princes Gardens. Jo Student: " S o what's that got to do with me?" Fred Bloggs: "Isn't that where you phone when you're just about to leap off Battersea Bridge?" Well, contrary to popular belief, Nightline has a lot more to offer than that. We have heaps of information available, ranging from what time the last bus is, where a film is showing, where you can go for a meal at 2:00am, gay events, what's on in all the W London colleges, as well as information on contraception, V D , etc., etc., etc. Nightline is run by students for students, and is open each night from 6:00pm to 9:00am, so why not drop down to "the basement" after Easter for a cup of coffee and a chat — we promise not to bite, preach or psychoanalyse and the coffee's even quite decent. O r , why not phone — the number remains the same as before — 581 2468 or internal 2468. Each S U from the W London colleges help to finance Nightline, so why not get your money's worth?

HappyNew Year T H E B A H A ' I C a l e n d a r c o n s i s t s of nineteen months, each of nineteen days, and an additional four days (or five days if it is a leap year) called Intercalary days. March 2 1 marks the beginning of the year and Baha'is all around the world celebrate this day. IC Baha'i Society takes this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy New Year!

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