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A b o u t 100 I C a n t i - n u c l e a r w e a p o n s p r o t e s t e r s g a t h e r e d i n B e i t Q u a d r a n g l e o n S a t u r d a y m o r n i n g . M a r c h i n g u n d e r the I C U and

ICCND

banners

the g r o u p

joined the L o n d o n

student

s e c t i o n o f t h e C N D protest at V i c t o r i a E m b a n k m e n t . A f t e r a n h o u r , the g r o u p b e g a n to m o v e , at w h i c h t i m e t h e m a r c h e r s h a d b e e n e n t e r i n g H y d e P a r k for a b o u t t w o

hours.

T h e C N D estimated a total ol 250,000 people, r a n g i n g Irom white-haired

children crowded

into

where a wide range of specially composed

nuns

anti-

n u c l a r songs a n d s l o g a n s a d d e d a t m o s p h e r e . T h e c r o w d

were

H y d e Park,

to

pram-confined

e n t e r t a i n e d b y steel b a n d s , t h e a t r e g r o u p s a n d a c o n s o r t i u m o f speakers. A m o n g the speakers were h i s t o r i a n E . P . T h o m p s o n , L e a d e r o f the O p p o s i t i o n M i c h a e l F o o t , T o n y B e n n , c h u r c h representatives a n d a m o v i n g J a p a n e s e speaker w h o witnessed Hiroshima.

t h e n u c l e a r e x p l o s i o n at

T h e L o n d o n rally c o i n c i d e d w i t h a s i m i l a r protest ol 300,000 p e o p l e i n R o m e a n d was f o l l o w e d by protests of 50,000 i n P a r i s , 200,000

i n Brussels a n d 50.000 i n East G e r m a n y o n S u n d a y .

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T h i s is a l l p a r t o f t h e r a p i d l y g r o w i n g E u r o p e a n o p p o s i t i o n to present L S defence p o l i c y , N A T O strategy a n d the e s c a l a t i n g arms race in E u r o p e . I C C N D c o n t r i b u t e d to t h e o r g a n i s a t i o n o f t h e L o n d o n r a l l y b y p r o v i d i n g a c o n t i n g e n t o f t e n s t e w a r d s a n d a g r o u p to h e l p with

the

m a k i n g of about

50,000

placards.

Tony Benn addresses from Victoria (Photo:

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President D a v e A a r o n o -

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three prospective members

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Andy

announced

r e f e r e n d u m o n the q u e s t i o n of affiliation

expressed

his d e s i r e to h a v e n o t h i n g to

R a g M a g continues.

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the p u b l i c a t i o n o f t h i s y e a r ' s ICU

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during

period.

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sincerely

Xick

Morton

I wholeheartedly

agree

with your comment in F E L I X

like

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in

doing

s o m e t h i n g about the new

Hall

Montpelier

Street

the

situation

some

example

the

trying

to

blackmail

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as h e d o e s n o t

w a n t his n a m e a s s o c i a t e d w i t h

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not to o r g a n i s e G u i l d s C a r n i -

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ago.

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because he "anti-IRA"

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Saturday?

students

who

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marched

Imperial but

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they

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people

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us

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worried

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surprising

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m o n e y as a s u p p l e m e n t t o o u r

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back

heard,

about

retribution

present b u d g e t , a n d w i l l

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opinion,

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readers

agree

should

M r

NUS

managed you need

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without

for t h e past f o u r y e a r s ,

w h y do

sensible

w i t h o u t the support

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come

name

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IC

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t h e fact t h a t t h e U n i o n passed

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week.

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clubs'

supporting

the

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organise Guilds Carnival,

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a r g u m e n t that because of that

i n t o a c c o u n t (sabbaticals, stall

t h e n let h i m d o i t a n o n y m o u s l y .

is

m o t i o n t h e y s h o u l d b e a t least

s a l a r i e s , etc.) w o u l d r e s u l t i n a

II t h i s m e a n

morally

to p a r t a k e i n

2 0 - 2 5 % d r o p i n t h e f i n a n c e s of

are

C N D a c t i v i t i e s , s u r e l y at least

e a c h a n d e v e r y U n i o n c l u b or

h e a r h i m speak to I C U n i o n . I

h a d d o n e a n y t h i n g a b o u t i t . It

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s o c i e t y , a p r o p o s a l few o f t h e i r

hope G u i l d s U n i o n

also

the a i m s of the

treasurers w o u l d

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• T h e E x e c d i d t a k e steps t o investigate would

the

seem

situation.

that

FELIX

guilty of lack ol investigation nobody

since

asked

us i f w e

seems t h a t F E L I X

taken

something

of

a

had sensa-

t i o n a l i s t i n its r e p o r t i n g . T h e problems

w i t h the H a l l

to

down

come

to

a

seem

lack

of

C N D

bound

and

o f t h e m has c r e d e n c e i n

and

the

conviction

something perhaps thinks

organisation

about

the

to

do

them.

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Executive

C N D

an

just

unfortunate

many

a c c i d e n t t h a t h a p p e n e d to the

r o o m s a n d a l a c k o f hot w a t e r

U n i o n , s o m e t h i n g to be swept

in the b a t h r o o m s . The balance

u n d e r the mat. I hope

electricity

ol

the

sockets

in

problems

reported

Tours

e x i s t e d o n l y for a d a y o r t w o ,

not!

sincerely

Michael J . MacClancy

if at a l l . The hot

water

the

has

residents of M o n t p e l i e r

have

i n d e e d a s k e d for a r e n t will

more It

rebate.

Dear

I n t h e l i r s t issue of IC

Liberal

Club

advocated

keep

you

that I C U should rejoin N U S .

informed

of

how

this

H e r e I w o u l d l i k e to a n s w e r a

is p r o g r e s s i n g . not

true

few o f his p o i n t s .

that

the

The legal, advice

o f t h e E x e c i f it h a d n o t

supposes

FELIX.

It

would

as is s h o w n

been

which

or out, the simple truths are that we have m a n a g e d pretty well

so

sadly,

they

fact

much

advice

I a m m o t e a w a r e of the real

readily

yourself.

personal

inaccurate

sleigh

than

Furthermore,

we

aren't

change the

big

enough

interests

in

an

FELIX

has

pre-

I C U out

to

of

all

he

so

still

wants

let

conceited

w o n ' t sit get

act.

can

organise

but

they

must

got

let's

away

self-promot-

else now,

then

M r X

w i t h this sneaky, ing

to

t h i n k s his v i e w s

important

and

Someone Carnival,

take

it

over

not w a i t till M r X

them

speak)

it is

a n d it's too

Tours,

has

t h e B a l l s (so

by

to

late.

extremely pissed

IC

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off

McCabe

Gharbage's

for

ent

defence. Finally,

my

t h a n k s to

the

Estates Section w h o performed

to e v e n m o r e i m p o r t a n t o v e r -

arc.

sights

t h a t a m a j o r i t y o l all p o l i t i c i a n s

provides; provide

which

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not

to

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likely

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to

from

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member"

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to

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at

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a house i n a p e r i o d o f o n l y six bound

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will

naturally

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the E x e c m e m b e r on,

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problem.

it's

has

someone

Imperial

induce Rolls

transport, rooms IC

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moved else's

realise

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are power-crazed

the m a k i n g , it's b y no

in the

more

necessary

to be s o c i a l i s t .

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with

hotels a

for

F E L I X

to r e p l a c e

concept even

T h i s is u s e f u l t o

ICU

students,

out-moded

dictators in

for

impressive L o n d o n all

College.

Porsche

Royces

of

the

news-

( w i t h a l l the

remaining)

a 1e w

mercury artesian B O R E S the H g W e l l s Soc

will

p r o b a b l y be " l o o k e d i n t o " , o r

were

that

" t h e m a j o r i t y of socialists are

Nathan

p u t less v a g u e l y , s h e l v e d u n t i l

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the

Robert

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financial

miracles ;with a n old shell of

be t e e t h i n g p r o b l e m s a n d the

of

by

( F E L I X

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a c o l l e g e (or

motion

review

statement

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and

money

basis

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t h e m a k i n g " is t h a t a m i n o r i t y

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arc

reading

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the

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Mark

In F E L I X 593 F V a n k J a m e s c l a i m s that the i m p l i c a t i o n s o f

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it

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by the

welfare,

situation article

believes

this.

of

first is t h e e p i e s t i o n

position in M o n t p e l i e r w o u l d

has,

one

this session, the C h a i r m a n o f

not h a v e c o m e to the a t t e n t i o n in

cosily

relish.

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to

is

is

in c h a n g i n g N U S from inside

keep

Mark

attempt

request

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as

s t u d e n t s f o r us t o c a m p a i g n to

lack of electricity a n d meant

I

budgets,

(ha

for

ha!). Toms

Bvll

Waterson

P a u l Beli'ord PS: N o w we know from where

agree

dictators in means

James

advice that " o n e must exercise independent

critical

judge-

m e n t of the motives of people s u c h as ( T o n y ) B e n n . " Y e t w e a r c p u z z l e d as t o w h y h e h a s f a i l e d to f o l l o w We

ask

his

James

advice. to

justify

( w i t h facts) t h e a s s e r t i o n t h a t T o n y B e n n w o u l d l i k e to this

country

run

by

see the

Russians.

t h e N M E get t h e i r i n i m i t a b l e style!!

FELIX, October 30, 1981

Continued on frige fino.


"Bomb" goes off well

Monro gives in Probable rebate for Montpelier On

Tuesday,

October

St

27, the a c t i n g W a r d e n of M o n t p e l i e r

Street H a l l of Residence, D r D o n M o n r o , held a m e e t i n g w i t h the H a l l c o m m i t t e e s a n d the m a j o r i t y of residents. A l t h o u g h the meeting

was

primarily organised,

so t h a t t h e w a r d e n

could

discuss the i m p o r t a n t m a t t e r of a rent rebate, w i t h the

Hall

C o m m i t t e e it seems t h a t t h e w e i g h t a t t a c h e d t o t h i s issue b y t h e residents d r e w t h e m to the g a t h e r i n g o f l a r g e

numbers.

A week before this m e e t i n g a p e t i t i o n s u m m a r i s i n g the feeling o f t h e m a j o r i t y o f t h e r e s i d e n t s h a d b e e n h a n d e d i n to t h e s u b warden. T h e petition read:

"lie

Ihe undersigned wish lo express our dissatisfaction

l/ie prevailing conditions in 14 Montpelier point

out that many of

the facilities

with

.Street. U'e wish as promisee/

accommodation literature are either inadequate

in

to the

or absent. In view

of this state of affairs ice feel that the present rent of ÂŁ23pw

is

unreasonable and that some form

be

of

compensation

should

The ICU and ICCND As

forthcoming."

part

of

was signed by a c o n s i d e r a b l e n u m b e r ol the

r e s i d e n t s . A s w e l l as t h i s p e t i t i o n a l e t t e r w a s a l s o

delivered

t h e i r events

march.

for

an

attack a n d bombers

United Nations Disarmament

at

the

Week,

before b e i n g

IC

C N D

Jonathan This document

banners at Saturday's

screened

Dimbleby's

The

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end

brief

ol

the

re-called. interview

Bomb t w i c e o n T u e s d a y o l t h i s

Francis

Pym

week.

Defence

Secretary)

The

w h i c h h a d been d r a u g h t e d by the H a l l C o m m i t t e e , listing w h a t

documentary

was

were

runway with

(then

British was

cluded. H e defended

originally shown on Yorkshire

policy

these, a r e n t o l ÂŁ 1 8 . 5 0 (the r e n t for a s i n g l e r o o m i n B e i t H a l l )

T e l e v i s i o n last y e a r a n d

was

missiles a n d p o i n t e d out

was

an

the

millions

were

considered

as t h e m a i n d e f i c i e n c e s

a n d , in the light ol

suggested.

investigation

current

nuclear

residents i n the letters, a g e n e r a l discussion took place in w h i c h

policy

the

all present

and

A f t e r D r M o n r o h a d r u n t h r o u g h the points raised by

the

took part.

it I x ' c a m e highly

c l e a r t h r o u g h the m e e t i n g that a rent rebate

u n l i k e l y this t e r m , antl

t h a t it m i g h t

be

was

possible

for

States

was

suggested

that

modern

warning

themselves

and a

r e s i d e n t s t o a t t a i n t h i s r e b a t e n e x t t e r m . It w a s a l s o m a d e q u i t e

build

up

could

eventually

unless

residents w o u l d their A

the not

support

of

IC

U n i o n was

realistically have

a chance

gained

the

of o b t a i n i n g

rebate. meeting

took

place

at

Montpelier

just

after

lunch

on

of a c c e p t i n g had

died

of

in

w h i c h he w a n t e d to m a i n t a i n . ol

nuclear

systems

graphically,

massive

an

nuclear

holocaust

survivors

to

H o w e v e r , it w a s n o t

a

of

Hiroshima.

times

American

w a s not c o m p l e t e l y

indicated

i n its p r e s e n t a t i o n .

1980 systems

by

i n t e r v i e w w i t h t w o o f the

arms

lead

quite

particularly

hensive

computer

that

World

W a r 2 f i g h t i n g for a d e m o c r a c y

disastrous nuclear war. T h r e e in

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refectory users, not the masses who

avoid them

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EXEC VIEWS Refectories T h i s week C o u n c i l have attempted a survey of people's opinions of refectories. T h i s survey has been c o n d u c t e d in the refectories so obviously w e have missed the people who don't use them. I invite c o m m e n t from the masses out tbere; just d r o p me a line in the U n i o n Office outlining w hy y o u don't use College refectories. Bars N o v e m b e r ' s guest ale is C o u r a g e D i r e c t o r s . This will be available in the U n i o n L o u n g e a n d S o u t h s i d e B a r s . It will b e sold at 50p a pint so make the best of it. Cuts W e have still only sent out a handful of letters to M P s . Please spare us the five minutes it takes to sign the letter and address it. W e have had some replies f r o m M P s a n d one or two of those have been quite encouraging. S o we c a n have some effect a n d it is worth doing. O n e or two people have told me about c u t b a c k s in their departments s u c h as libraries having their opening h o u r s restricted. If anybody sees an area where standards are suffering from e c o n o m i e s , please let me k n o w . A g a i n y o u c a n d r o p me a q u i c k note in the U n i o n Office. Waitrose A p p a r e n t l y there are a lot of W a i t r o s e trolleys a r o u n d the College. If you have accidentally forgotten t o return a trolley please d o so as s o o n as possible. Nick

T h e teething problems of the new set-up in the s h o p have almost been sorted out now; we're ready for new ideas o n things t o sell, and sell cheaply! A n y suggestions s h o u l d be t a k e n to me in the IC U n i o n Office. N o w ' s the time t o buy slopshirts a n d T-shirts t o take home to the family at C h r i s t m a s — d o n ' t leave it till the e n d of term when the money r u n s out! A n d don't forget about G r a n d a d ' s w o r n out squash racket, get h i m a n e w one a n d see h i m smile o n C h r i s t m a s D a y . Barney

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Small Ads

adopted •Would the person

w h o took my dark b r o w n a n o r a k f r o m the Life S c i party o n O c t 6 l i k e to h a v e t h e h o o d as w e l l ? ' C l a i m ' it f r o m t h e L i f e S c i O f f i c e . •Lost: in H y d e p a r k b y f o o t b a l l p i t c h e s , W e d , O c t 22, b l a c k l e a t h e r wallet, a S e i k o w a t c h with black strap a n d g o l d signet r i n g — N A J H . £ 1 5 reward f o r t h e i r r e t u r n , C o n t a c t N . W a l l s via Mines letter-racks or U n i o n Office. •Parker gold pen lost in S h e r f i e l d o n C o m m e m D a y . If f o u n d p l e a s e h a n d it i n t o t h e IC U n i o n O f f i c e .

•Stamps for the College Day Nursery Toy Fund: M o s t o f y o u will k n o w that the C o l l e g e h a s a D a y N u r s e r y in P r i n c e s G d n s for t h e c a r e o f c h i l d r e n (3mths t o 5yrs) ot students, P G s a n d staff. T h e m a i n r u n n i n g c o s t s , staff s a laries, etc. a r e met from the fees p a i d b y t h e p a r e n t s , but, a s in all v e n t u r e s of this k i n d , t h e r e is a l w a y s a n e e d for extra, voluntary f u n d s to b u y toys, p u z z l e s , b o o k s , e t c . , for t h e c h i l d r e n t o use. For several years now the Nursery h a s b e e n a b l e to r a i s e s o m e m o n e y for this p u r p o s e b y c o l l e c t i n g a n d s e l l i n g British a n d foreign s t a m p s d o n a t e d by C o l l e g e m e m b e r s from their i n c o m i n g m a i l T h e staff a n d c h i l d r e n of t h e N u r s e r y w o u l d like to t h a n k all t h o s e w h o s e n t t h e m s t a m p s last a c a d e m i c y e a r ; £ 7 5 w a s r a i s e d in t h i s w a y . If y o u h a v e a s o u r c e of s t a m p s of a n y t y p e , a n d w o u l d like t o h e l p t h i s y e a r p l e a s e s e n d t h e m to S u e T h o r n e t t , D a y Nursery, Princes G d n s .

•Lost o n F r i O c t 23 at a b o u t 2 : 0 0 p m o n t e n n i s courts near S o u t h s i d e , a leather BelVfjplack) with three rows of studs. ' T h e r e were 2 other students playing, . b o t h Italian s p e a k i n g . If y o u p i c k e d u p t h e belt, o r k n o w o f it, p l e a s e get in . t o u c h witt) J . J . K a z i k , P h y s i c s 3. T h e r e is a r e w a r d / .

•RCSA Careers Brains Trust, M o n d a y , N o v . 9 a t - 6 ; 3 0 p m in t h e M a i n D i n i n g R o o m , Sherfield. A d m i s s i o n £1. Hot buffet provided. •Stolen: 1 1 2 y r o l d o b s o l e t e M o u l t e n m i n i - b i k e , r o y a l b l u e , n o g e a r s . If f o u n d or seen contact Karen Woodhouse, " M a t s e t j j . - »•

•Adam Cotton w i s h e s t o i n f o r m all his f r i e n d s f ? ) at I C that h e h a s m o v e d t o T h a i l a r r d ^ N e w a d d r e s s 38/1 S o i S a e n g C h a n , S u k h u m v i t 4 0 , B a n g k o k 11, Thailand. Tel Bangkok 391-1277. IC s t q d e s a l w a y s w e l c o m e . •Would any PG Mech Eng or Man Sci s t u d e n t s w h o w a n t to p l a y c a s u a l 1 1 - a s i d e f o o t b a l l c o n t a c t C h a s P a r r y , int 3 5 6 6 or M E P G p / h , a s a p . •Birdwatcher w o u l d like info o n l o c a l s p o t s in a n d a r o u n d L o n d o n . C o n t a c t R i c h a r d A r c h e r , Z o o 1.

•ENTS disco a v a i l a b l e for hire, rates n e g , all s t y l e s c a t e r e d for. A p p l y E N T S R o o m any lunchtime. •Icelandic expedition: A n y o n e i n t e r e s t e d in j o i n i n g t h e e x p e d i t i o n t e a m planning an expedition to Vatrajokull ice cap, Easter '82. C o n t a c t M . Wilkins.

•Whatever happened to I C A n g l i n g Club?

•Agricultural equipment for hire. F u r r o w s p l o u g h e d , oats s o w n , weeke n d j o b s a s p e c i a l i t y . C h r i s , flat 74.

•Well done rebs o n y o u r fine d o u b l e Byll, Paul and A n d y .

•Tom

c a l l i n g h i m a twat in t h e p r e s e n c e of a female J . B . T .

for Life Sci.

Batschelet;

Biology of the Algae, R o u n d ; ics in the Life Scis. Y o u n g ;

ElectronAnimals

without backbones, B u c h s b a u m . Half p r i c e o r less. C o n t a c t C . W e b b via 6 E a r l s C t S q or v i a M a n S c i l e t t e r - r a c k s .

Owen Esq—An

a p o l o g y for

•Life Sci textbooks for sale: Biology, R o b e r t s ; Maths

•Brian and Cynthia t h i n k that P o o h face doesn't k n o w what he's talking a b o u t . T r y it w i t h B a r r y R a b b i t if it d o e s n ' t work with girls.

•Triumph Spitfire Mk IV, J r e g , g o o d

•Dear John, F e d u p with the fishfinger

condition, 6mths M o T , T o n n e a u , Selmar alarm, £475. Contact J . C . Hamer, M E 3 or tel 7 4 0 - 8 3 6 9 . •Sony PS 2 2 fully a u t o m a t i c d i r e c t drive turntable with ortofon M 2 0 F L s u per cartridge, V G C , £ 7 5 o n o . Phil C o r f i e l d , M E 3 , flat 2, 81 L e x h a m G d n s . •Bass guitar W a s h b u r n V u l t u r e 2 w i t h c a s e . S / B u r s t v. g o o d c o n d i t i o n a s nearly new. F o r c e d sale h e n c e £ 1 4 0 . J o n Steel via C E letter-racks or r o o m 8 Beit Hall.

y e t ? L o v e J a n (Ex r o o m 31)

•Columbus black L e s P a u l c o p y . G o o d action, excellent c o n d i t o n , £65ono. C o n t a c t A n d r e w L a y t o n , P h y s i c s 2. •Volkswagen Beetle 1500 w h i t e 1969 M o T , r a d i o , g o o d c o n d i t i o n . T e l 4445695 (anytime).

•Double room to let

in fully e q u i p p e d h o u s e with 2 others, Notting H i l l — 2 0 m i n w a l k , £ 2 2 p w . T e l 2 2 9 - 1 1 6 0 after 5:00pm. , •Accommodation: F l a t t o s h a r e , o n l y 7m in s walk from C o l l e g e , £ 1 9 . 5 0 p w . C o n t a c t A n d r e w L a y t o n , P h y s i c s 2.

•Christian roommate w a n t e d to s h a r e double room. Nearest tube A c t o n Town, £12.50pw. Contact P.H.H o , CE1.

•Single room in large house in E a s t A c t o n , £ 1 5 p w plus bills. C o n t a c t M a r tin, 749 5391 after 6 : 0 0 p m . •Large single room in H a m l e t G d n s flat w i t h five 3 r d y e a r s , £ 2 0 p w . P h o n e 748 3 6 5 5 .

•International Year of the Disabled T h e R o t a r y C l u b of K e n s i n g t o n in c o n j u n c t i o n with the R o y a l C o m m o n w e a l t h S o c i e t y f o r t h e B l i n d is o r g a n i s i n g a n i n t i m a t e c o n c e r t at L e i g h t o n Hall, H o l l a n d Park R o a d , K e n s i n g t o n , W 8 o n S a t u r d a y , N o v 21, a n d it is h o p e d that y o u will be a b l e to s u p p o r t this w o r t h y c a u s e a n d at t h e s a m e time s p e n d an enjoyable and interesting e v e n i n g . M u s i c will b e provided by the G e s u a l d o C o n s o r t w h i c h c o m p r i s e s a t a l e n t e d q u i n t e t of y o u n g soloists a n d w a s f o r m e d in 1978. S i n c e that d a t e t h e y h a v e g i v e n highly successful r e c i t a l s at t h e W i g m o r e Hall and Purcell R o o m , which were enthusiastically received by t h e P r e s s . A r e m a r k a b l e b l e n d , u n a n i m i t y of e n s e m b l e a n d i m p e c c a b l e style are features of their p e r f o r m a n c e s w h i c h a r e s e c o n d n a t u r e to s i n g e r s w h o have been m e m b e r s of s u c h renowned choirs as Kings College and Monteverdi. T h e c o s t of t i c k e t s is £ 1 0 a n d d i n n e r j a c k e t s s h o u l d b e w o r n . R e m e m b e r it's a charity worthy of y o u r support a n d that w h i l s t t h e t i c k e t s m a y s e e m e x pensive the cost includes a c h a m p a g n e r e c e p t i o n a n d w i n e w i t h light r e f r e s h e m e n t s p r o v i d e d by t h e Inn o n t h e Park* d u r i n g t h e i n t e r v a l . T i c k e t s are available from T o m Cottrell, Nat West Bank.

Earls Court Square N o . 6 Earls Court Square is a small College Head Tenancy House close to Earls Court tube. The house provides accommodation for 23 students, mainly in single rooms with common room and communal kitchen and laundry facilities. A Student Manager is urgently needed for this property. Duties to include liasing with owner of the property and generally ensuring that the place runs smoothly. The successful applicant will receive a rent free single room. Further details and application forms to be returned to the Students Union Office by Friday, Oct 30. College Accommodation

Vacancies

Hamlet Gdns: G r o u p of 4 for flat in Hamlet G d n s , £58pw. Lexham Gdns: Flat for 3, £62pw. 6 Earls Court Square: Single room, £20.50. Further details from Student Services Office, 15 Princes Gdns.

FELIX, October 30, 1981


Is Industry Boring? W e , the IC Industrial S o c i e t y , think not. A large proportion of a university's ex-inmates enter industry each year, many with no idea of a h o w a business is r u n . T h e first s t u d e n t i n d u s t r i a l society was set up in 1974, with help from the national Industrial Society, with the aim of improving this situation. T h e r e are now over thirty s u c h groups of which we are the most active in the country!! (Fanfare, applause, etc.) T h e I C I S a r r a n g e s v i s i t s to different c o n c e r n s , where we meet managers and w o r k e r s ; we also invite prominent figures to College to outline their organisation and answer any questions from the audience. Social events play a part this year. F o r instance, more cheese and wine evenings and a dinner.

The Gas Rig-last year's most ambitious event.

T h e society holds a regular meeting every Friday at 12:30 in C h e m E n g C o n c o u r s e (near the B o o k s h o p ) ; anybody is welcome to c o m e along, pick up a programme of events, join the society (only 50p a year) or just offer your thoughts. Finally, our next trip is on W e d n e s d a y , N o v e m b e r 4, to British Steel, Sheffield. T h e next speaker is from British G a s , on Friday, N o v e m b e r 6 at 1:00pm in C h e m E n g L T 1 dealing with Energy Policy up to the year 2000. L A D Y F L O W E R S a n d the IC W i v e s C l u b invite y o u to a F R E E B E E R A N D B A N G E R S in t h e R e c t o r ' s P a d ( 1 7 0 Q u e e n s g a t e ) . S t a r t s at 5 : 3 0 p m o n W e d n e s d a y , N o v e m b e r 4. A l l F r e s h e r s particularly welcome. A n y o n e w i s h i n g to attend s h o u l d give their n a m e to J e n in the I C U n i o n O f f i c e b y 1 2 : 0 0 n o o n o n M o n d a y , N o v e m b e r 2.

Chairman Chris Wilshaw Chem Eng 4 Vice Chairman H Johnstone Min ResEng2 Visits Manager Mark Skeater DoC2 Presentations Paul Harrison Chem Eng 2 Secretary Alistair Kirk Physics 2 Publicity Officer Andrew LaytonPhysics 2 Secretary M Nakamura DoC 3

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motivating people and running an organisation." In other w o r d s , 'these  student industrial society johnnies m a k e g o o d recruits'. In another article, some incautious r e m a r k s made by K a r e n W o o d , leader of the Industrial Society Student C a m p a i g n , gave some insight into the real attitudes of industry propagandists. Life outside the university is referred to as the Rat Race (surely not if you're w o r k i n g in industry,* Karen?) and she tells us to prepare for the "gruesome reality" of earning a living. Sir A d r i a n C a d b u r y , D i r e c t o r of C a d b u r y - S c h w e p p e s L t d , includes ' a passage in his article which seems calculated to m a k e people flinch with horror: " T h e field w h i c h is developing fastest...is the harnessing of., remarkable productivity and versatility of bugs to produce protein f r o m * abundant or waste materials (shit?). R a n k s H o v i s M a c D o u g a l l already have a pilot plant p r o d u c i n g m i c r o p r o t e i n of this k i n d . . . " so w a t c h out. A s far as the public aims of the Industrial Society are c o n c e r n e d t h e y are obviously d o o m e d to failure. T h e fact that thousands of recruitment booklets are being p r o d u c e d is an admission that most people don't find industry particularly interesting or d y n a m i c . N e c e s s a r y yes, but so are public l a v a t o r i e s a n d they a r e n 't v e r y i n s p i r i n g e i t h e r . I n d u s t r y is c o n c e r n e d with the dull task of keeping us supplied with food, clothing,* shelter a n d transport, and making money. A scientist might be involved with the secrets of the universe, a lawyer or doctor with d r a m a t i c , even life-or-death issues, but a factory manager has to find a way of m a k i n g cheaper tractor tyres. C h e a p tractor tyres are very useful (more useful than lawyers or scientists) but they don't have any m o r a l , emotional or intellectual appeal, the sort of appeal w h i c h attracts students to industry wants to employ. T h e unfortunate fact is that usefulness is not regarded as a great virtue, and few people feel m u c h urge to be useful to humanity. They want some status and some glamour, w h i c h they might get in the Foreign Office but not in the hotel or catering trade. O n l y a flimsy pretence of usefulness is enough to m a k e a sinecure respectable and sought after—look at the competition for academic posts.

An alternative view of Industrial Society O n e of the more active and apparently well funded societies in this College is the student Industrial Society. It presents itself in the form of a glossy, well p r o d u c e d twenty-four page booklet used in other colleges as well as Imperial, a n d a single page insert p r o d u c e d by the local college b r a n c h . T h e booklet contains numerous photographs, twelve articles of about a page e a c h , a n d enough full and half-page advertisements to fill about a third of the space. T h e stated purpose of this expensive looking publicity is to try to m a k e students better disposed towards industry. O d d l y enough the insert is m u c h more strident, almost militant, in tone t h a n t h e g l o s s y b o o k l e t . ' T h e i n d u s t r i a l b a s e of B r i t a i n i s d i s a p p e a r i n g . . . I n d u s t r y is i m p o r t a n t . . . t h e d r i v i n g f o r c e b e h i n d o u r society...Get involved in the dynamic w o r ld of industry..." the leaflet says. T h e r e seems to be something like missionary zeal in the determination of the student Industrial Society that we should all be keen on industry. W h a t e x a c t l y m o t i v a t e s people like C h r i s t o p h e r W i l s h a w . I C I S C h a i r m a n and author of the leaflet, to get involved in the 'industry is wonderful' propaganda? O n e of the articles in the booklet gives us a clue. U n d e r the heading ' W h a t e m p l o y e r s look for', Geoffrey P r i o r , W a n d e s f o r d e S e n i o r Recruitment M a n a g e r for Unilever P L C , writes "It is perhaps not a coincidence that in the last few years we have recruited a number of local committee members of a (student industrial) society." G o t the job fixed up yet, C h r i s ? A s far as M r P r i o r - W a n d e s f o r d e a n d the o t h e r i n d u s t r i a l i s t contributors to the booklet are c o n c e r n e d there isn't any need for a clue. In the same article as before we read "...we find quite frequently that member s h ip of the Industrial Society c a n be of great assistance in providing opportunities for developing self-confidence in speaking to an audience, of (sic) meeting with a range of people outside the university, of

The Industrial Society might succeed in getting a few consider w o r k in industry but they cannot make m u c h general attitude towards industry w h i c h is partly due partly to a natural feeling that there c a n be more to a making washing machines and financial audits.

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Situations Vacant B e l o w is a list of the vacant posts that will be elected at the next I C U G M on T u e s d a y , N o v e m b e r 10. A n y o n e wishing to stand for any of these posts should put their names up on the papers in the U n i o n L o w e r Lounge and gain the requisite number of seconders to be eligible for election. Publicity Officer T h e U n i o n Publicity Officer's most important duty is designing, producing and distributing posters for I C U G e n e r a l Meetings. S e c o n d a r y t o t h a t is the a d v e r t i s i n g of o t h e r U n i o n activites s u c h as marches, demonstrations, parties. S o u t h s i de S h o o , etc. A p a r t from p r o d u c i n g p o s t e r s t h e U P O w i l l a l s o be e x p e c t e d to produce adverts for F E L I X and fly sheets occasionally. T h e r e are three meetings per t e r m on average so the w o r k involved is not excessive but the job is very important in that it a meeting is not advertised then people will not turn u p to it, plain a n d simple. T h e job is not technically difficult because all the U P O has to do is p r o d u c e the a r t w o r k and h a n d it in to F E L I X and they do the rest. S o all that is required is a bit of imagination and the ability to get ideas d o w n o n paper. Union Finance Committee T h e r e are two vacant posts on U n i o n Finance Committee. T h e objects of the committee shall be: T h e committee shall investigate and give advice on the finances of Imperial College Union (consideration, drawing up, and r e c o m m e n d a t i o n of estimates to C o u n c i l ) , and shall a d m i n i s t e r a fund, c o n t r i b u t e d to annually by the C o u n c i l , for capital expenditure o n equipment. A l l clubs a n d societies grants have to be put to F i n a n c e C o m m i t t e e for a p p r o v a l a n d throughout the year all claims for equipment to be bought or e x t r a m o n e y needed for societies h a s t o be a p p l i e d f o r t h r o u g h the U n i o n Finance C o m m i t t e e . T h i s is a chance for anyone with a bent towards money and financial m a t t e r s to get i n v o l v e d with the allocation of the U n i o n grant to the areas they think most deserving this year. Imperial College C o m m u n i t y A c t i o n Group T h e r e are two vacancies for ordinary m e m b e r s of I C C A G . " T h e group shall have for its objects the p r o m o t i o n ot s t u d e n t a w a r e n e s s a n d involvement in programmes of c o m m u n i t y service a n d action of all k i n d s " . I C C A G help in many areas s u c h as evening soup r u n s to C h a r i n g C r o s s to feed the homeless, helping out o n S a t u r d a y mornings in clubs for mentally handicapped c h i l dr e n, taking part in shows at local hospitals and building adventure playgrounds on c o u n c i l estates. O n l y a few hours of w o r k need be put in each week but this is greatly appreciated by the recipients and g i v e s a g r e a t s e n s e of s a t i s f a c t i o n a n d fulfillment. Entertainments Officer T h i s is a new post w h i c h will for the first time: be elected at a U G M whereas previously there has been an Entertainments C h a i r m a n who was elected from the Ents C o m m i t t e e . T h e Ents Officer will chair the Entertainments C o m m i t t e e w h o w i l l be r e s p o n s i b l e f o r organising c on c er ts, filmshows, discos, and any other events as they d e e m necessary. T h e E n t e r t a i n m e n t s O f f i c e r will sit o n C o u n c i l a n d so will take a far m o r e active part

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in the governing of the U n i o n than previously a n d will also be directly accountable to C o u n c i l f o r t h e o r g a n i s a t i o n of e n t e r t a i n m e n t s i n College. Permanent Working Party T h e r e are four vacancies o n P W P two of which must be o c c u p i e d by first year students.. T h e objects of the party shall be: a) T o investigate any topics referred to it by U n i o n C o u n c i l (the managing body of the U n i o n ) or the Executive (President, Deputy President and H o n Sec of I C U n i o n , plus the President of C & G U n i o n , President of R C S U n i o n a n d President of Royal S c h o o l of M i n e s U n i o n ) a n d shall report back to the next C o u n c i l meeting. b) T o investigate any other areas that it c o n s i d e r s relevant to I C s t u d e n t s a n d to report, firstly, to a C o u n c i l meeting and then, if necessary, to a U G M either in the form of a report or as a motion. A s c a n be seen from the objects of the party the post of P W P m e m b e r can encompass any area of U n i o n life. T h e P W P has to have a w o r k i n g knowledge of all parts of the U n i o n and thus be able to tackle any specific problem that may arise. P W P m e m b e r s sit o n I n t e r n a l S e r v i c e s C o m m i t t e e w h i c h h as a s its o b j e c t s t h e organisation and development of the services, bot h College r u n and U n i o n r u n , that are available to IC students. This year this includes the Southside S h o p w h i c h is now a jointly run U n i o n / C o l l e g e venture and being a new project needs careful monitoring and adjustment over the forthcoming year. A l l P W P m e m b e r s also sit o n C o u n c i l and are thus involved in the m a k i n q of imoortant policy decisions that affect all students at IC T h e time involved is minimal c o m p a r e d to the knowledge of the w o r k i n g of the U n i o n gained and the impact that c a n be made therein. A P Editor T h e A l t e r n a t i v e P r o s p e c t u s is a s t u d e n t publication the aim of which is "to provide, for the benefit of the potential I C student, an accurate and balanced view of the advantages and disadvantages of I C " . T h e A P has articles o n all the departments within I C , written by the Departmental Representatives, who try to give an unbiased view of the courses as they see t h e m . T h e r e are also general articles on the v a r i o u s clubs a n d societies, facilities availaable, welfare, a c c o m m o d a t i o n , overseas students a n d life in general at I C . T h e Editor's job is first to extract these articles from the people c o n c e r n e d and then to bring them together to form the final product. T h e A P Editor sits as a permanent observer on C o u n c i l a n d is a member of IC Publications B o a r d which includes the Editor of F E L I X , Editor I C U H a n d b o o k , S T O I C C h a i r m a n , IC R a d i o M a n a g e r , and T h e Phoenix Editor. Academic Affairs T h e r e a r e t w o p o s t s v a c a n t for o r d i n a r y m e m b e r s of the A c a d e m i c Affairs C o m m i t t e e and the post of A c a d e m i c Affairs Secretary. T h e objects of the C o m m i t t e e shall be: a) T h e investigation of the p u r p o s e a n d structure of the degree system, together with its means of assessment. b) T h e co-ordination of all the A c a d e m i c Affairs sub-committees and staff/student committees within Imperial College. Subjects discussed vary from the perennial p r o b l e m of unsatisfactory maths lecturing for n o n - m a t h s specialist students, to the Sir Peter S w i n n e r t o n - D y e r Report on A c a d e m i c O r g a n i s a t i o n . T h e post of secretary merely involves a little more w o r k in the writing of m i n u t e s a n d p o s t i n g of n o t i f i c a t i o n s for meetings.

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Crash! Bang! Wallop! A report on the C&GU Motor Club Rally on October 16/17 by Dave Pashley 9:00pm Friday, the air is cold, and the atmosphere tense and expectant. The ramps whirr and the last car is lowered to the ground, the marshall's radios crackle as they organise the exodus of twenty cars and fifty people into the Essex countryside. T h e Freshers' R a l l y , traditionally the lirst event in ihe C & G M o t o r C l u b ' s busy year, is a n a v i g a t i o n a l rally over a testing 100 miles of w i n d i n g country lanes. But first each ol the twelve c o m p e t i n g c a r s h as to pass s c r u t i n c e r i n g — a rigorous, on the spot M o T - t y p e test, one ol the m a n y safety requirements i m posed by the R A G w h i c h m a k e a p o t e n t i a l l y d a n g e r o u s sport relatively sale. C a r doors s l a m , engines rev a n d everyone heads for the M i l ; competitors to the start, a n d m a r shalls to the various checkpoints a r o u n d the route. A light mist shrouds the countryside, a n d the t e m p e r a t u r e drops to - l . It is the coldest night ol (he a u t u m n so far. The rally, w h i c h w i l l last l o u r hours, is held over eight t i m e c o n t r o l l e d stages. I n b e t w e e n the l i m e controls ( T C s ) . m a i m e d passage controls check that the competitors follow the proper route. O t h e r m a r s h a l l s are positioned to check thai ihe R A G regulations arc observed.

A l 11:31, car n u m b e r one goes h u r t l i n g off into the night. O n e m i n u t e later, the second car is a w a y , a n d so on until a l l twelve cars arc gone, a n d the frantic c l a m o u r of the start is transformed into an eerie hush. As this is a n a v i g a t i o n a l r a l l y , the crews (lo not receive any route i n f o r m a t i o n u n t i l the start of each stage. The emphasis is ihus very m u c h on n a v i g a t i o n ; r e c k l e s s d r i v i n g is s t r o n g l y discouraged and completely unnecessary. T h e marshalls are able lo keep a constant check on l l i e r i l l ' s ' p o s i t i o n s by r a d i o , thanks to ihe cooperation ol I C ' s a m a t e u r radio d u b . H A M S O G . F o r t y - l i v e minutes into S a t u r day m o r n i n g , i h c w i n d i n g c o u n t r y lanes c l a i m their lirsl v i c t i m as c a r f i v e , the w h i t e H i l l m a n i m p crunches into a telegraph pole. H a p p i l y , no one is hurt, a l t h o u g h the car and the telegraph pole arc both decidedly the worse l o r wear. A t T C 4 ( h a l f-w a y ) I h o s e c o m p e t i t o r s w h o are on t i m e •-lop lo enjoy a well-earned l o r t y -

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Celebrating in the Southside Bar. From left to right: Dick Mulnier (2nd place driver), Steve Crampton and Mike Harrison (winning team), Jock Murray and Frank Michaux (organisers). Photo by Jane Williams. l i v e m i n u t e b r e a k , a n d those r u n n i n g b e h i n d schedule can use the time to catch u p — a n d try to do better on the second leg. The threatened freezing log has not materialised, a n d the night is now d r y . clear, a n d billerlv c o l d . A n o t h e r car not to reach h a l l way is n u m b e r three. I he- c l u b captain's D o l o m i t e , w h i c h has Hopped unceremoniously into a dinli. The second hall ol the rally p r o v e s less e v e n t f u l l o r m o s t , all hough one c o m p e t i t o r drops out w i t h m e c h a n i c a l problems, and another gets very losi a n d has to miss out the seventh stage lo a v o i d exceeding the l i m e l i m i t . It's 4:00ani. p i t c h - b l a c k , a n d a

tiny .unclassified c o u n t r y lane somewhere in Essex is s w a r m i n g w i t h w i d e - a w a k e people, s l u r p i n g collee, a n d w a v i n g their arms about enthusiastically. The grass verges are littered w i t h cars ol all s h a p e s a n d sizes. E v e n t u a l l y e v e r y o n e c r o w d s r o u n d the organiser's c a r a v a n c t t c to hear ihc p r o v i s i o n a l results. O n S u n d a y evening, the c l u b meets above Southside B a r lor the postmortem and prize-giving. Bui 1 he mood is far Irom c o n v i v i a l , many people being a n n o y e d a n d unset about the two accidents. E v e n t u a l l y , h o w e v e r , the ale Hows, everyone relaxes, a n d the tall stories are exc h an ged late into the evening.

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CLUBS AND SOCIETIES amnesty international S i n c e 1961, A m n e s t y International has campaigned on behalf of men and women who have been imprisoned due solely to their religion, political beliefs, or race. Victims of torture or "disappearances" are also helped by Amnesty International, which is a strictly non political organisation. These 'Prisoners of C o n s c i e n c e ' have neither u s e d , nor a d v o c a t e d , v i o l e n c e . Tragically, the same cannot be said of the governments in Russia, South America, and Iran, to name but a few. The IC Amnesty Group is campaigning for the release of a man in Benin, in Africa, who has been imprisoned (without being charged) for twelve months. Fund raising, petitions, and publicity are also vital to us. Students at IC C A N help prisoners of conscience. Y o u choose whether you write one short letter per week, get completely involved, or somewhere in between. Amnesty International's task is vast. If you want to give practical help, please come to our meetings on Tuesdays at 5:30pm, in the Green Committee Room (top floor, Union Building). If you can't come to the next meeting, but are i n t e r e s t e d , please c o n t a c t A l i s t a i r K i r k , Physics 2.

Labour Coming Soon Councillor Dave Wetzel, Greater L o n d o n Council transport spokesman, has agreed to speak at Imperial College. Dave Wetzel is in the words of one newspaper "one of Red Ken's leading henchmen", and is the man responsible for the massive cuts in fares on L o n d o n Transport. Elections Club officers will be elected at the Labour Club meeting on Tuesday, November 3 at 12:45pm in the U n i o n U p p e r Lounge. A representative on the National Organisation of Labour Students will be speaking about its Work. Further details about Labour Club activities from J . Stanley, EE3.

Bridge F o r all of those athletic types who are otherwise engaged on Wednesday afternoons, and an yo ne else, there will be a Pairs Tournament on M o n d a y , November 2 at 6:30pm Brown Committee Room (third floor, Union Building). Also, if there is sufficient demand, there will be a beginners class one lunchtime per week. Would anyone interested either contact M Stirland via Maths 3 letter racks or put their name on the form in the Bridge Club. Mark Stirland

Bookshop News Sitting in my office, I hear the various comments you all make "Let's go to Foyles, their books are cheaper". There are even some of you who think IC Bookshop is owned by Dillons. The first point is: Books are priced by the publisher, this by law is the price A L L bookshops have to charge. The second and more important point is: IC B o o k s h o p is owned by the College unions and its profits are returned annually to the unions to assist the financing of students' activities. So, it is in your own interest to use your Bookshop. T h i s week, L o n g m a n are exhibiting a selection of their titles in the window. If you wish to see any of the titles, my staff will be only too happy to get them for you. N e w Titles Dracula's Bedtime Story Book, V i c t o r Ambrus, O U P , £4.50. Dracula, Victor Ambrus, O U P , £3.95. Freafcs, Leslie Fiedler, Penguin, £4.95. Puzzle Mountain, Gyles Brandreth, Penguin, £4.95. Best Seller Marshall & Renwick, Allen and Unwin, £4.95. London Pub Guide, Nicholson, £1.95. Obviously no one wanted the £2 book token offered two weeks ago. If anyone knows the whereabouts of two of our ex-staff Dorothy Trotter and Hannibal Martin, could you please let me know as they are still owed back salary.

H.G. Wells and the Aetherius Society The society was founded in 1955 by George King, then a Fulham taxi driver. It is a quasi-religious society with the aim of spreading the teachings of godlike interplanetary beings for 'the good of all mankind'. This is the society's history of how the interplanetary rapport developed. "One Saturday morning in 1954 Dr George King was addressed by a mysterious voice, which gave him the following instruction 'Prepare yourself! Y o u are to become the voice of interplanetary parliament!' The voice made this pronouncement in perfect English and held a peculiar musical quality, not possessed by an ordinary earth voice. Dr King did not fully understand the command at the time but believed it to be of vital significance. Eight years later Dr King who was sitting alone in his West End flat was visited by a great master of yoga from India, who gave Dr King instructions in advanced yoga, which enabled him to gain telepathic rapport with a Being from the planet Venus. The being was given the pseudonym Aetherius. A s time went on the messages from space intelligences increased in length, regularity and urgency giving D r King messages of wisdom and advice to mankind. O n July 27, 1958 Dr King gained contact from the Master Jesus, also from Venus. The great Cosmic Master of love gave the twelve blessings, and the first chapter of his aquarian age bible, teachings which were published by the society and adopted as a doctrine." The main function of the society is to propagate vital transmissions from the Master Aetherius, the Master Jesus, Mars Sector 6 (also a cosmic master) and other highly evolved cosmic intelligences.' T he society organises prayer-circles during a 'spiritual push' or 'Magnetization Period'. (The Magnetization Period is when a giant interplanetary spacecraft called Satellite N o 3 is brought into orbit around Earth by the Cosmic masters). The prayer circles are held around holy mountains in Europe, America, Africa and Australasia, where 'pilgrims radiate dynamical power to help all mankind'. Currently the Aetherius Society is involved in two main operations Operation Sunbeam is a means of using prayer power to repay some of man's collective debt to earth—the goddess Terra. Operation Prayer Power is a a means of storing prayer in a special battery, which is discharged during major disasters, such as earthquakes and floods, to help the stricken areas. Sir Richard Lawrence from the Aetherius Society will be addressing the H . G . Wells Society on Monday in Elec Eng 408 at 7:30pm. Page 8

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in United Nations disarmament week we invited the IC CND Group to state their views Saturday, O c t o b e r 24 saw upwards of 200,000 people gather in L o n d o n to demonstrate their c o n c e r n for the escalating arms race a n d the deployment of vast numbers of nuclear weapons in E u r o p e by both N A T O a n d W a r s a w Pact countries. This o c c u r e d in the wake of a demonstration of 300,000 in B o n n , a n d in parallel with one of 300,000 in Rome. T h e following day m a r k e d the beginning of the U n i t e d N a t i o n s disarmament week, a n d saw further record-breaking demonstrations in Paris a n d Brussels. S o , why this dramatic European-wide movement of public opinion against the defence policies of both superpowers and the countries of N A T O ? Since W o r l d W a r II, world politics has been increasingly dominated by the power struggle between the U S A and the U S S R . T h i s conflict of interests has" generated a n unrelenting C o l d W a r a n d arms race w h i c h have gained renewed m o m e n t u m . " O v e r k i l l " has been possessed by both sides since the early 1960s, thus invalidating the concept of deference as an explanation for the a r m s race. T h e Reagan administration has reiterated the condition of U S military superiority prior to any negotiation o n multilateral arms reduction. A condition w h i c h , w h e n paralleled by the U S S R , produces an a b s u r d paradox resulting in nothing more than the escalation of nuclear weapons, a n d a situation where nuclear war is n o w a probability. A probability further enhanced by the likelihood of a c o m p u t e r or systems failure firing a weapon by accident. In 1980 alone there were three reported cases of serious faults in the c o m p u t e r s that control the launch of N A T O nuclear weapons.

Multilateral negotiations so far have not been a waste of effort. A n y agreement is useful, but their effect o n the arms race has been marginal. This does not mean that we should despair a n d await the holocaust. W e must analyse why they failed a n d then find an alternative a p p r o a c h . C N D propose that Britain should w o r k within E u r o p e to bring about a E u r o p e a n N u c l e a r Free Z o n e, the first steps w h i c h would be the decision to ban C r u i s e and stop the Trident programme, followed by the ; e m o v a l of all U S military bases. It is important to regard C N D ' s proposals as a process of disarmament, a n d not a naive step into the u n k n o w n . The belief that the C o m m u n i s t s are poised to o v e r r u n the " F r e e W o r l d " has been repeated time and again throughout the past thirty-five years until it is n o w widely accepted. Similar statements, with the roles reversed, are being fed to the people in the C o m m u n i s ! countries. T h e U S S R would be unable to (and w h y should they particularly want to?) sweep across a defenceless E u r o p e . T h e W a r s a w Pact's supposed superiority in conventional forces is aqain something which doesn't bear s c r u t i n y . T h e n u m b e r s game w h i c h is p l a y e d h e r e is m i s l e a d i n g , particularly in view of the deliberate decision of N A T O countries to opt for efficient, highly sophisticated hardware, as o p p o s e d to the (larger amount of) comparatively basic weapons of the W a r s a w Pact. People must n o w start to think for themselves. T h e history of the arms race has been a h i s t o r y of lost (or often, carefully a v o i d e d ) o p p o r t u n i t i e s . S o m e o n e must take the first step. B r i t a i n has o n e of t h e largest c o n c e n t r a t i o n s of n u c l e a r b a s e s , m i s s i l e s , a n d w e a p o n s u p p o r t establishments in the world. It must scrap A L L nuclear weapons a n d bases, a n d refuse to co-operate with any N A T O nuclear strategy. T h e D u t c h a n d Belgians have already refused C r u i s e . C a n a d a has refused all nuclear weapons. There is a large movement building up in Britain supporting unilateral disarmament: c h u r c h organisations, trade unions, the L a b o u r Party, l a r g e s e c t i o n s of t h e L i b e r a l P a r t y , t h e E c o l o g y P a r t y , a n d a m u s h r o o m i n g of C N D a n d E N D l o c a l g r o u p s . T h e m o v e m e n t is attracting large numbers of individuals of different bac k gr o u n ds a n d beliefs, all of w h o m share the conviction that the present trend must be reversed. In time of unemployment, cuts, low investment, a n d terrible need in the Third W o r l d (see the Brandt Report), it is appalling that resources are devoted to nuclear weapons. It is essential to start the steps to survival n o w . Time is running out.

IC CND Group Reagan has chosen to adopt the tactics of confrontation, involving massive increases in defence expenditure and the death of detente. H i s c o n t r o v e r s i a l statement to N e w Y o r k editors w a s only a blunt reaffirmation of the present willingness of both superpowers to envisage a " l i m i t e d " n u c l e a r w a r f o u g h t in t h e E u r o p e a n " t h e a t r e " . F u r t h e r willingness is illustrated by the adoption of Presidential Directive 59, and the plans for installing Pershing II a n d C r u i s e missiles in E u r o p e , both initiated by the C a r t e r administration. Reagan's stamp of approval was a d d e d b y t h e e n d o r s e m e n t of t h e M X m i s s i l e p r o g r a m , a n d t h e insensitive announcement of the revived neutron b o m b program o n H i r o s h i m a day. T h e British government has played its part by agreeing to site o n e h u n d r e d a n d sixty C r u i s e missiles o n its soil, in full knowledge that they will be entirely under U S c o n t r o l . F u r t h e r m o r e the government has c h o s e n to update o u r o w n "independent deterrent" by the purchase of four Trident submarines at a cost of £6,000m. A policy w h i c h , if c o n t i n u e d , might result in a further cost of £17.000m for the newer Trident II system. Present N A T O policy allows for a nuclear w a r to be fought in the E u r o p e a n " t h e a t r e " — b u t whatever the level of s u c h a w a r , Britain's concentration of military targets makes its destruction certain. T h e U K government is clearly pr e par e d to persuade people that a nuclear war is not only thinkable but survivable. T h e civil defence measures outlined in 'Protect a n d S u r v i v e ' are farcical, a n d must not be allowed to placate a worried population. This situation has been reached despite " m u l t i l a t e r a l " arms negotiations dating from the 1950s. T h e culmination of these, S A L T 2, still allows a 50-70% rise in the number of deliverable strategic warheads before 1985 (SIPRI), a n d S A L T 2 has not been ratified in the U S . FELIX, October

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CLUBS AND SOCIETIES

SF Soc This is the S F Soc bulletin, mark 2. M a r k 1 was read over my shoulder by the S o c Sec, who didn't like it so here's the new i m p r o v e d , nice inoffesnive meally m o u t h e d soft version with no integrity whatever. I'm not p r o u d . It's a hard life being a script droid. D r o i d . There's a w o r d . D r o i d . C a n ' t say I like it. D r o i d . N o , it doesn't grow on me. I prefer replicant myself. O h d r o k . T h e only things I have to say I'm not allowed to. S o , if any readers feel the influence of some strange psychic force, it's me trying to get in t o u c h . M y goodness those burst arteries hurt. Newsflash: A r t h u r C . C l a r k e in movies t a r d o m bid. Y e s folks in the new film Village in the Jungle, the well-known author plays the part of (a?) judge. S F meets B l o o m s b u r y . What can we expect to follow this? T h o m a s D i s c h in S a t u r d a y N i g h t F e v e r —II? Ian W a t s o n in the remake of F a m e is the S p u r ? H a r l a n Ellison in A n n i e ? That joke died quickly didn't it? Is there some stange significance to the fact that B l a k e s 7 the S c o r p i o s transporter will only transmit people into clay pits and their guns m a k e people j u m p into puddles? That A v o n is a l w a y s s h o t a g a i n s t a w h i t e b a c k g r o u n d when he says "yes"? That he also gets struck on the back of the head three times in every episode? T h o se last two sentences weren't actually sentences by the way, unless of course you're A m e r i c a n . N o w , a message for all our readers who happen to be triffids. T o k tok tok thump pok pok tok clatter t h u m p . O h I forgot, triffids can't read- (at least, not without moving their stamens). A h well, time to t u r n , can't write any more for personal reasons which I'd rather go into right now. Life's like that. S o long and leave it to G e o r g e . The Cat, the Rat, the Dog and the mediumsized Bear who lives in the woods.

TM W h a t ' s all this then? S o m e mystical m u m b o j u m b o ? S o m e Eastern religion? S h a v e d heads, beads, flower power...? T y i n g your legs in knots a n d contemplating your navel? N o 'fraid not. T r a n s c e n d e n t a l Meditation (or T M ) is a simple, natural, effortless mental technique,

practised for fifteen to twenty minutes twice a day that produces a deep level of mental relaxation and physical rest. S i n c e clarity of m i n d , health and the ability of decision improves, social relationship are more enjoyable. O v e r three h u n d r e d scientific research studies support the psychological, physiological and sociological changes effected by regular T M . C o m e to an introductory talk and unleash y o u r mental potential (...better e x a m results), enjoy better health (...good for sport) and i m p r o v e d social relations (...to say nothing of y o u r love life). T M will help you live life to the FULL. See T M S o c on W e d n e s d a y , N o v e m b e r 4 at 1:00pm in the H u x l e y Building, R o o m 340/1 or e v e r y M o n d a y at 8 : 0 0 p m i n K e n s i n g t o n Library.

Mopsoc O n W e d n e s d a y , O c t o b e r 21, thirteen members went to W h i t e City to be shown a r o u n d the B B C C e n t r e . D u r i n g our two hour visit we saw part of the new serial Tenco being rehearsed: D r W h o was also in operation, but T o p of the Pops s e e m e d to be h a v i n g a permanent tea-break (we tried to see that twice!). W e saw the view a newscaster has whilst reading the news, a n d also visited one of the infamous B B C restaurants for a very welcome c u p of tea. Altogether we had a very interesting and informative visit, c o m i n g away with information o n jobs, teletext, ways of obtaining tickets to see productions being filmed, and how to w o r k out w h i c h radio channel plays what.

Trampoline IC T r a m p o C l u b is alive a n d well, in spite of being cut out of last week's F E L I X . W e meet e v e r y W e d n e s d a y f r o m 5 : 3 0 p m at Q u e e n Elizabeth's College, C a m p d e n Hill R d (just off K e n s i n g t o n High Street). Beginners are always w e l c o m e — m e e t at Beit A r c h at 5:00pm if y o u want to be shown the way there, or contact K r i s t e n H a n s e n , C h e m 2 or F i o n a Sinclair, A e r o P G .

Cypriots unite! This article has two main objectives: to remind I C students of the C y p r u s problem and to generate interest in formation of a C y p r u s Society in the IC U n i o n . T h e invasion of our 'island of love' is now over seven years old. T i m e , said to be a healer, has in our case m e r e l y i n c r e a s e d the intercommunal mistrust and deepened the w o u n d s of the displaced people, the relatives of the missing persons and generally of all peace-loving Cypriots-Greek, Turkish, M a r o n i t , A r m e n i a n and Latin. Since antiquity, our homeland has been dominated by different influences; this has enabled a rich cross-fertilization of cultures a n d a C y p r i o t i d e n t i t y a n d c h a r a c t e r has d e v e l o p e d . H o w e v e r , r e c e n t h i s t o r y is threatening our culture and society. W e , as students and young citizens c a n help to promote our culture and identity by forming a national society to cater for our social, cultural and national needs. A l l interested students and staff, come to Southside Refectory on T u e s d a y , N o v e m b e r 3 between 12:30 and 2:00pm, or sign name and address o n poster in J u n i o r C o m m o n R o o m . P l e a s e c o m e to d i s c u s s , s u g g e s t or participate.

Community Action Group A s usual the soup run is o n Tuesday and Friday, 10:30pm, Falmouth Kitchens, t r a n s p o r t a v a i l a b l e b a c k to E v e l y n G d n s . A n y o n e interested in draught-proofing homes on W e d n e s d a y afternoons or helping with handicapped children on Saturday afternoons c o m e along to the action group's meetings at 12:30pm on M o n d a y s at the top of the U n i o n Building or contact S e a n C o y l e , E E 3 . A l s o St P a n c r a s Hospital are asking for volunteers to help with elderly patients in various activities, w a t c h out for details in F E L I X and posters r o u n d College.

CONSTITUENT COLLEGE UNIONS

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This week there is lots to do. O n Saturday we all go d o w n to H a r r o d s and there play silly sports whilst collecting oodles of money for Rag. S u n d a y sees B o ' s annual trip to B r i g h t o n . H e takes a c o a c h l o a d of supporters with h i m , who've seen h i m off at 8:15 in H y d e P a r k in their pyjamas. T u e s d a y at 1:00pm is the Election U G M for V P , Publicity Officer (please) and H J T . Friday night is B a r G a m e s Night in the Union Bar. R a g W e e k starts on N o v e m b e r 11 with M o r p h y D a y a n d the L o r d M a y o r ' s (Guilds) P r o c e s s i o n o n N o v e m b e r 14. M o r e next week. TTFN. Page 10

W e l l , it's the last of our F r e s h e r s ' D i n n e r s tonight—the Mineral Resources Engineering d e p a r t m e n t — a s usual, everyone should meet in the U n i o n B a r between 6:15 and 6:30pm. O f course, anyone not attending the M R E D i n n e r must go along to the C C U Halloween Party in the J C R — t i c k e t s (£1) are available in R S M U Office. M o n d a y , N o v e m b e r 2, there is a film trip organised to see History of the World Part 1,-only £2—sign up outside G 2 0 if you want to go. T h u r s d a y night, N o v e m b e r 5, is an R S M B a r Night in the U n i o n B a r , and if you're capable of w a l k i n g i n t o B e i t Q u a d t h e r e be a f e w fireworks as it's G u y F a w k e s Night too! See you t h e n ! Caynor

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October

30, 1981

Firstly a correction to my last article. OK, I admit it, I cocked it up. The General Committee Meeting is on Tuesday not Monday because (wait for it) I'm going to a dinner on the Monday. Anyway, General Committee is the policy making body of RCSU and consists of all officers and reps. Anybody, however, can attend. So please come along (ask your reps where and when). On Saturday last, fifty-seven people from RCS turned out to play Monopoly around London. Congratulations to the 'Chemcoats' team, overall winners, and to the 'Mug and Glass' learn who were runners-up. Our final total was about £200, which may not seem much, but if you went out lo enjoy yourself rather than to collect, which is the best method, gaining £4 each and having fun is a good result. Anyway, this brings our overall Rag total to about £1,150 for this year There is no Rag stunt this weekend, but instead we have the draw of the first RCS Rag Raffle, at noon on Saturday in the RCSU Office. So today is the last day of ticket sales, except from me. Nex! week however, November 7, there will be the next stunt, so look out for details. The next Broadsheet will be produced on Wednesday, if you want to see it out before Christmas Steve probably needs help that afternoon. On Thursday. November 5, Guy Fawkes, etc., Simon is organising a trip to the Lewes Carnival to watch the barrel races and fireworks display. Places are expected to be snapped up. according to Simon anyway, and thus you should gel your name down early if you want to go. More details in Broadsheet on Thursday.

Phil


B.8.Wolffe's> M c C a b e has spent t h u m b i n g t h e glossy c a t a l o g u e it is n o t c e r t a i n w h e t h e r h e i s s h o c k e d o r expecting his lurex stockings! to arrive at a n y moment! Living off the cream ; • * T h e legacy of last year seems to have affected the residents of 1 Wharfedale Street too. It seems that the current residents were rudely a w o k e n one m o r n i n g by a n irate m i l k m a n , who wanted to discover the present addresses of the previous occupants of the E a r l ' s C o u r t flat. T h e s c o u n d r e l s h a d c o n s u m e d £35 w o r t h of the p o o r man's dairy goods and buggered off without p a y i n g / ! T h e residents in question included n o n other than I C U D P Barney M c C a b e , H o n S e c Macro Ledbetter, R C S U President and professional idiot D . T h o m p s o n , and the dopec r a z e d fiend who runs the R C S J 4 van (mainly over other people). S o a w o r d of warning to these distinguished members of o u r c o m m u n i t y — t h e m e n in the white coats may indeed by c o m i n g to take you away!

Big Black

Book

Hi, I'm back again (after a short illness) in charge of exposes, scandals, caustic comment and wry wit! For those unfamiliar with my previous literary efforts, let me explain. Mr Smith has wisely allowed me to continue casting my critical eye over some of the more unusual and amusing aspects of College life. If you have any interesting snippets for me, then drop a note into the FELIX Office or see the Editor. He'll pass anything on (complete anonymity assured, of course!). Knickers to the D P ! Everybody in the U n i o n seems to have souvenirs left behind by their predecessors. M r S m i t h tells m e that the great S o u t h A m e r i c a n explorer left behind a lovely cassette tape entitled Sounds of Sex, presumably to keep the incoming editor interested during long nights alone in the office. B u t deviancy seems to have reached greater heights in the I C U n i o n Office. D e p u t y President Barney M c C a b e discovered a charming colour brochure in his bottom drawer entitled " F a n t a s y Fashions from East of E d e n " w h i c h R a c h e l Snee had (carelessly?) forgotten about. F r o m the amount of time M r

W a r m Welcome T h e welcoming spirit is always strong at the start of a new year. T h e r e c o u l d be no better example than Senior W a r d e n D o n (Kermit) Monro. O n discovering that one of the new inmates' of W e e k s Hall listed " R o c k music, motorbikes a n d playing guitar" as his interests, he was keen to meet the hapless fresher. A s the new resident climbed off his machine, wiped the grease from his hands and removed his helmet D o n leapt forward with a welcoming gesture: " H i , I've been dying to meet y o u . Y o u ' r e interested in everything I'm not!" he quipped. Underneath the arches T h e D e p u t y President has discovered a new m e t h o d for controlling the rowdy masses who roll out of the U n i o n B a r late at night. H i s r o o m is positioned directly above Beit A r c h w a y and on a recent occasion he tested his brilliant idea. B y becoming brainlessly d r u n k himself a n d leaning over the balcony he found he c o u l d empty the contents of his s t o m a c h onto the unsuspecting masses below with surprising accuracy. T h e only fault is that, m o r e often than not, he is at the head of s u c h crowds himself.

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Sailing

T h e I C team sailed over last weekend for the " F o o t T e a m . R a c i n g T r o p h y " at the W e l s h H a r p . T h i s event is o r g a n i z e d a n n u a l l y by " C a s t a w a y s " a n d attracts a n u m b e r o f v e r y strong teams from a r o u n d the c o u n t r y . A s r a c i n g started it soon became clear that I C was l a c k i n g the experience ol some o l the c l u b teams a n d lost to very good teams f r o m Hollingworth Lake S C and Laleham S C , eventual winners a n d runners u p in t h e group I C were sailing i n . T o their credit the team beat a l l university style teams. U L 2 , C a s t a w a y s , a n d U n i t e d Hospitals convincingly. T e a m : Ajderian, Kennedy, Mills, Redman, } oimphusband.

Lacrosse O n S a t u r d a y several girls from I C c l a d w i t h lacrosse boots a n d lacrosse sticks ( c o m m o n l y referred to as 'fishing nets'!) p l a y e d for U L U in the S o u t h C l u b s a n d Colleges T o u r n a m e n t held at M o t s p u r P a r k . T h e first t e a m p l a y e d w e l l , w i n n i n g t w o matches, but suffering n a r r o w defeat against ' G u i l d f o r d , i n a n extremely fast m a t c h . T h e second team h a d tough o ppo s i ti o n w i t h i n their g r o u p , but their play i m p r o v e d in each m a t c h they p l a y e d a n d their final m a t c h against R c i g a t e was very e x c i t i n g a l t h o u g h U L U found difficulty i n scoring. T h a n k s to everybody w h o p l a y e d , a n d supporters w h o absolutely froze w a t c h i n g ! I f a n y b o d y else is interested i n p l a y i n g lacrosse, please contact A n n e W o n n a c o t t , C h e m i s t r y 2, o r t u r n u p to the practice at M o t s p u r P a r k on W e d n e s d a y , N o v e m b e r 4.

W^WaterPol T h e club's first m a t c h this year was against H o u n s l o w . T h e result was an 8-4 defeat, even so we were definitely not as b a d as the score suggests. I n f a c t , c o n s i d e r i n g w e h a d n ' t p l a y e d together since the s u m m e r tour, we p l a y e d some very good polo. N i c k a n d J o h n scored impressive goals as d i d R i c h w h e n he decided to a c t u a l l y put some ellort into his game. S p e c i a l thanks to C l i f f w h o kept goal w i t h a busted c o l l a r bone a n d to J i m for t a k i n g us, i n that lousy ( a n d expensive) U n i o n landrover.

Ladies Rugby F o r a l l those ladies interested i n p l a y i n g rugby there will be a practice o n T h u r s d a y l u n c h t i m e , meet at 12:45pm i n the U n i o n L o w e r L o u n g e w i l h kit. S e v e r al fixtures have been a r r a n g e d for this t e r m already a n d w e need a team to play t h e m . A l l e n q u i r i es to Mary Harrington, M E 3 .

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H a v i n g obviously heard of the 'magnificent Sevenths' two h i g h - s c o r i n g victories the week before-. M i d d l e s e x H o s p i t a l Seconds decided that the- only way to beat I G was to dress as Indians. So: laces covered in w a r - p a i n t lliev proceeded to d o m i n a t e the Fust half a l t h o u g h I G s c o r e d first a l t e r f o r t y - f o u r m i n u t e s through Carlos l.opiz.

H o w e v e r a few minutes into the second h a l f M i d d l e s e x e q u a l i s e d w i t h a twenty y a r d shot. L a t e in the game they scored two more goals. I heir second a n d decisive onebeing a d u b i o u s p e n a l l y . Best for I G were T h e s c o r e r s w e r e B e l l (3), A v e r s (2) •Sieve D a v i e s a n d M a r k L c n c z n c r . and C o a t c s w o r t h . l e a r n : R. Bird. M. Eenezner. I). Bradley, I'. l e a r n : Bnller. Riley, Cimli we mill. Barker. Xti/t/e. I' Ror/i>ers, (:. Lo/iiz, I. Donovan. S. Eianklin. Clarke. Ilansal, Rim. Bell. Amis. Cray. Da. us. I'. Bis/mirk. C. linker, C. Marsh. Sub: I. Ruse.

Ladies

X Country The R i c h m o n d P a r k F r i e n d l y was held last week in glorious weather, w i t h a cloudless sky a n d a cool, gentle breeze. There was a l a i r turnout w i t h runners Irom various L o n d o n colleges p a r t i c i p a t i n g . W e were most disconcerted, however, l o hear on our r e t u r n from the race thai an irate U G L C a p t a i n had p a i d a visit to ihe U n i o n Office al 1:30pm, h a v i n g nol been able to l i n d us at C o l l e g e alter he had phoned earlier to say that they w o u l d be a r r i v i n g at 1:30pm. W e h a d left at 1:43pm as the coach was booked for 1:00pm a n d we c o u l d delay it no l o n g e r . H o w e v e r a l l was m a d e c l e a r on S a t u r d a y w h e n the U C L C a p t a i n said that they had a r r i v e d at 1:45pm. three quarters of a n h o u r later than i n v i t e d . T h e S o u t h a m p t o n I n v i t a t i o n on Saturday was also very enjoyable w i t h the rain h o l d i n g oil'just u n t i l the end ol the race, w h i c h was r u n a l o n g tracks t h r o u g h some beautiful F'orestry C o m m i s s i o n L a n d . A strong performance was again given by T . Asteriades a n d C . W a l l . T h a n k s also to R . W e s t o n . P. H o l d s w o r t h . A . B r i l t o n . R. Morrison, D. G o o d m a n and A . Williams.

Football Fourths T h e fourth team gave an impressive a l l r o u n d performance on W e d n e s d a y w h i c h was e m b e l l i s h e d by eight efficiently l a k e n goals. O n a n e x c e l l e n t p l a y i n g s u r f a c e at W a l t h a m s l o w . J o h n R i g b y o p e n e d the scoring, after good w o r k by M c X i c h o l a s . a n d headed a second following a corner. A d i p p i n g shot from D a v e H a r d y inc leased tinlead, but L o n d o n penetrated the I C delence to score just before h a l l - t i m e . In the second half, a cross from the lt-f"tw i n g enabled G l a d m a n to score from close range a n d , after a s i m i l a r w e l l - w o r k e d move. M c M a h o n m a d e no mistake. T h e c h a r i t a b l e nature of D a v e H a r d y a n d J o h n R i g b y was evident w h e n both missed penalties, o b v i o u s l y to save L o n d o n the misery Page 12

Firsts D u r i n g the lirsl h a l f of a highly competitive m a t c h . I C man age d to pass the stalwart d e l e n c e of P e t e H u g h e s a n d G o . t w i c e . Despite- m u c h territorial advantage the Firsts struggled lo put awav l u i i l i e r chances until m i d w a y through ihe second hall, when a four g o a l b l i t z s t u n n e d the o p p o s i t i o n . T h e highlights ol our performance were three open play goals by Sean ' J u g ' B e l l a n d a short corner conversion by T i m C o a t e s w o r t h .

Firsts T h e t e a m e v e n t u a l l y a r r i v e d at t h e hospital g r o u n d in a c o n v o y of hackney cabs. Spirits were h i g h a n d it d i d not take l o n g for the team to develop the right frame of m i n d . The l i n a l result was 10-10 a n d in general the team gave a c r e d i t a b l e performance. IG's points came in the first h a l l , M a n z o n i a m K i n g s c o r i n g two tries from c o n t i n u e d pressure on the opposition's line, a n d D o w n s c o n v e r t i n g one of t h e m . T h e back-row of M c G e c . K i n g a n d A s t o n were i n s t r u m e n t a l i n m a i n t a i n i n g a last tempo to the game, often forcing the hospital team b a c k w a r d s u n d e r pressure. T h e r e was only one bad feature of the game, thai was a static b a c k d i v i s i o n . O f t e n , poor, slow h a n d l i n g caused the ball to end up yards b e h i n d ils s t a r t i n g p o i n t , against I C ' s favour. J o h n s p l a y e d a sound game, h a v i n g switched from s c r u m hall to l u l l - b a c k .

Seconds I C S e c o n d s t r a v e l l e d by t r a i n d o w n to C o b h a m to play St Georges H o s p i t a l M e d i c a l S c h o o l , bui the long journey was w o r t h il as ilie encounter p r o d u c e d some very e n t e r t a i n ing rugby. I G started w e l l when some d r i v i n g f o r w a r d play p r o d u c e d a try for C a p t a i n Steve Bell. M a r k S i m m o n s converted il a n d a d d e d a penalty lo make the score 9-0. The pack were p l a y i n g very well d u r i n g this period but were let clown bv some unintelligent play from the hacks. A stern team talk from Bell al half-time d i d the trick a n d I C had a m u c h belter second half. A n d y R a l p h , w h o a l o n g w i t h ihe rest of the back row had a very good game, scored two tries. T h e winger. Davies. also scored one. U n f o r t u n a t e l y , none were c o n v e n e d . I G c o n t i n u e d to press strongly but failed lo m a k e p r o p e r use ol t h e i r o p p o r t u n i t i e s m e a n i n g that the linal score stayed at 21-0. not really reflecting I G ' s d o m i n a t i o n ol the match. Team: Bell. Ball, Crallam. (air. Henderson, Reane, Ralph, I.un^. Mails. Simmons, HVw.vor, Weir. Bruiiiinel. Daeies. Thompson. FELIX, October 30, 1981

O n Wednesday. O c t o b e r 21. IG Ladies Hockey team played their lirst m a t c h ol tinseason versus U C H . There- was some excellent play on behalf ol IC. but unfortunately the opponents were more- successful a n d at hall l i m e IG was losing 1-0. Despile ellorls by the C a p t a i n to rouse IG the second hall proved fatal and (In- final score- was 3-0 lo U C H . H o w e v e r , the last goal was s o m e w h a t c o n t r o v e r s i a l as i l was a p e n a l l y Hick given on the grounds thai ihe I G goalie "sat on ihc- ball — though il was under her pads a l l the l i m e ! S p e c i a l thanks to C h r i s ' l i l y lor u m p i r i n g

Badminton T h e lirst m a t c h of the season lor ihc lirst team brought us out to E g h a m . Surrey against R H G . The m a t c h started off well, w i t h our first pair w i n n i n g in straight sets to love (150. 15-0). 'The rest ol the m a t c h was very m u c h in our favour against a rather inexperienced R H C side who found no defence against theheavy smash shots of H . K . W o n g , or the tactical c o - o r d i n a t i o n of Lee Y a p a n d Tony L a i a n d the clever dropshots from Pete S m i t h . 'The l i n a l result was 8-1 lo I C . The second m a t c h of (he season was at home against U S E , w h i c h again started b r i l l i a n t l y w i t h o u r first p a i r w i n n i n g the first m a t c h 150, 15-1. Two E n g l a n d Y o u t h S q u a d players (G. H u l l l c t a n d S. W i l l i s ) were also able lo play in this m a t c h a n d c o n t r i b u t e d m u c h lo the success of the- learn. 'The first m a t c h of the pair. C . H u l l l e t a n d S. C h i a n g , was y e n difficult as they had not played together before, though they gained confidence w i t h time a n d w o n their second two matches after losing their first. 'The same was true of the p a i r i n g of S. W i l l i s and L . Y a p but the lirsl p a i r kepi I heir 100% record w i n n i n g all three matches in straight sets. The final result was 7-2 to I C . These- lirst two results are very p r o m i s i n g lor I he rest of the season a n d ihe- first learn have a very good chance of w i n n i n g the- First D i v i s i o n ( U L U L e a g u e ) p r o v i d e d the t e a m c a n r e m a i n consistent in t h e i r a t t e n d a n c e (especially to team-practice night! . T e a m : //.A", llwiu. I. Bull. I. Imi. I., lap. P. Smith. Rafael. S. Willis. C. Hufflet, S. Chianv.


Football

RESULTS S a t u r d a y , O c t o b e r 24 Football I C 1st X I

vs M a s s o n i a n s vs K i n g s 2 vs Barts 2 vs K i n g s 3

I C 3rd X I I C 4th X I I C 5th X I I C 6th X I

0-3(H) 0-0(A)

l-l(H) 8-1(A) 8-1(A)

vs L o n d o n H o s p 3 vs St T h o m a s 2

I C 7th X I

2-l(H)

Rugby I C 1st X I IC 2nd X V

vs R H C 1st X V vs R H C 2 n d X V

9-6(H

52-0 11

Badminton I C 1st V I

VS L S E

7-2(H

Hockey I C 1st X I IC 3rd X I

vs B i r k b e c k vs U x b r i d g e

1-2(A) 4-3(H)

Rugby Firsts This g a m e was set to be q u i t e p s y c h o l o g i c a l , as the two teams are to meet a g a i n i n the first r o u n d of the G u t t e r i d g e C u p . F o r t u n a t e l y , the psychology w o r k e d i n f a v o u r of I C . T h e c o n d i t i o n s were c e r t a i n l y the best one c o u l d have h o p e d for a n d the final result was 9-6. A l t h o u g h I C p l a y e d a fast game, often k e e p i n g the o p p o s i t i o n u n d e r pressure, the g a m e d i s p l a y e d too m a n y b l a t a n t i n a d e quacies. T h e backs h a d a n u n b e l i e v a b l e i n a b i l i t y to finish-offfrom m a n y good breaks a n d often c a u g h t out in defence due to some p o o r p o s i t i o n a l t h i n k i n g . T h i s needs w o r k i n g o n belbre the c u p game. L i n e p h i l o s o p h y is essential b u t q u i t e s i m p l e , i f o n l y I C ' s backs w o u l d believe it. I C ' s try was scored by A s t o n , a l t e r a c o n t r o l l e d p u s h over, the other five points c o m i n g f r o m the c o n v e r s i o n of the try a n d a simple penalty.

Seconds T h i s was a n o t h e r good w i n lor the S e c o n d X V , w h o are b e g i n n i n g to look a n d p l a y m o r e like a p r o p e r side n o w . T h e m a t c h started o i l o n a low note, w i t h the o p p o s i t i o n intent at b e a t i n g the t e a m i n every aspect except r u g b y , a n d there were a n u m b e r of u n s a v o u r y m o m e n t s . T u r n i n g this to o u r a d v a n t a g e , w c took the game f r o m t h e m , a n d w i t h the forwards w i n n i n g most of the b a l l , the backs h a d p l e n t y of chances to r u n at t h e m . T h i s s h o w e d , w i t h the h a l f - t i m e I n t h e s e c o n d h a l f , w e c o n t i n u e d to pressurize t h e m , a n d it was i n e v i t a b l e that the t e a m w o u l d score m o r e , against w h a t was n o w a d i s h e a r t e n e d side. It w a s t h u s a g o o d a l l - r o u n d t e a m p e r f o r m a n c e , w i t h tries f r o m J . D a v i e s (3), A . R a l p h (1), M . W i n s o r (1), N . B r u m m e l l (2). G . P i k e (2), R . F l y n n (2), a n d J . Syrrtes m a n a g e d to k i c k four conversions. T e a m : J. Symes, R. Flynn, .V. Brummell, J. Weir, (â&#x20AC;˘'. Pike, M. Simmons, M. Win.sm, J. Davies, A. Ralph, M. Pea ice, ('.. Henderson. T. Can, H. Ball, A. Chalklen, S. Bell (Capt).

Firsts ' W e s h o u l d have w o n , " said the despondent L o n d o n H o s p i t a l ' s C a p t a i n , " i t was just that they scored twice a n d t h e n scored four m o r e ! " U n f o r t u n a t e l y the p o o r , m i s g u i d e d sole also seems to have i g n o r e d the m u l t i t u d e of chances that were once more missed by Imperial. T h e r e was a c t u a l l y o n l y one team i n it f r o m the start but it took a w h i l e before R i c k a r d forced the first goal home, q u i c k l y followed by a second before h a l f - t i m e . T h a t first h a l f saw P h i l N i c c o l l s ' r e m a r k a b l e s h o o t i n g a b i l i t y d i s p l a y e d to the full. H i s t w e n t y - l i v e y a r d elfort a c t u a l l y h i t t i n g the c o r n e r Hag a n d an elfort f r o m the edge of the box that he e n d e d u p n e a r l y t r a p p i n g . T h e second h a l f saw D a v e D e a n finally finding the net w i t h two goals. N i c c o l l s was o n c e m o r e i n a c t i o n as he " r o s e l i k e a p i l c h a r d " at the far post for a cross but was a good two feet b e l o w the b a l l a n d then hit a s c r e a m i n g v o l l e y that t r a v e l l e d a l l of two yards before b e i n g b l o c k e d . W a r d d i d a n a c t i o n r e p l a y of M u l h a l l last year, neatly p l a c i n g the b a l l over the bar. N i c c o l l s finally r e ape d the fruits of his r a n d o m s h o o t i n g s c o r i n g o i l the inside of the keeper' leap. A t the other e n d , R e e v e was k e e p i n g W i l l i a m s busy w i t h one of his ' s p e c i a l ' b a c k passes. F i n a l l y , A n d y Page c a p p e d a m u c h i m p r o v e d second h a l f p e r f o r m a n c e w i t h a goal f r o m a suberb g l a n c e d header to give us a 'close' 6-0 win! T e a m : A. Williams, M. Curran, S. Dunhill, S. Ward, K. Reeve, J. Lay, P. Xiccolls, A. Pane, D. Dean, M. Carr, G. Richard.

Thirds A f t e r b e i n g defeated 4-0 by the hands of U C Seconds on W e d n e s d a y , I C T h i r d s stepped out of the clouds of g l o o m a n d l a c e d K i n g s C o l l e g e Seconds a w a y . T h e early pace was very last w i t h s h o o t i n g chances to either side in the fust half. I C p l a y e d w i t h the w i n d i n the second h a l f a n d c a m e very close w i t h A n d y H a r t l a n d just f a i l i n g to convert several chances. Xlick F l a n a g a n , p r o m o t e d f r o m the S e c o n d s c o m b i n e d w e l l u p front a n d guest appearances from P h i l L a k i n a n d J o h n B u r n s were very m u c h a p p r e c i a t e d . W i t h C h r i s H c n d y s u b s t i t u t i n g lot the F i r s t s , K e v B u c k l e y gets the "pratt ol the m a t c h ' a w a r d . F i n a l score 0-0 a n d a w e l l - e a r n e d d r a w . l e a n t : Broun. Bans, Burns. Cibanl. (,'liouri, l.islci. I.akin. Buckley. Runnier. Flanagan. Hailliind. I'S: f h e ( i n o m e strikes back!

Fourths T h i s h a r d , l a s t - m o v i n g g a m e resulted m a w e l l e a r n ed p o i n l lot: the fourths. A n early b r c a k a w a v left the B a i t s b a c k l o u r s t a n d i n g square a n d D a v e M c P h a i l c a l m l y s l i p p e d the b a l l past the keeper to score. In r e p l y . B a i l s a t t a c k e d strongly, but the I C defence, with Steve Veats a n d D a v e K i n d r e d o u t s t a n d i n g , d i d w e l l to prevent a n i m m e d i a t e equaliser. T h e fourths found more space in the second hall and M c N i c h o l a s and R i g b y persistently unsettled the B a i t s defence w h i l e ,

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at the o t h e r e n d , keeper A n d y S l a t e r dealt c a p a b l y w h e n u n d e r pressure. A n u n l u c k y deflection f r o m y o u r corresp o n d e n t ' s j a w e n a b l e d a Barts striker tc equalise, but the d e t e r m i n e d c h a r a c t e r of the fourths emerged as the I C side b a t t l e d o n . T h e m i d i i e l d m e n grew i n confidence a n d began to take c o n t r o l , but there was one tense m o m e n t w h e n B a i t s h a d a goal d i s a l l o w e d for offside. H o w e v e r , despite c r e a t i n g several good chances the F o u r t h s c o u l d not o v e r c o m e the s t u b b o r n B a r t s resistance a n d u l t i m a t e l y h a d to be content w i t h a d r a w . T e a m : Slater, Maddy, Heath, Veals, Kindred, (Madman, McMahon, Dolan, McPhnil, Rigby, McNicholas.

Sevenths A t H a r l i n g t o n I C beat St T h o m a s ' H o s p i t a l Seconds 2-1 but s h o u l d have w o n by m o r e . A f t e r a scoreless first h a l f Peter R o d g e r s gave I C the l e a d f o l l o w i n g a c o i n e r a l t h o u g h the goalk eeper was at fault. M a r k L e n c z n e r then m a d e one of m a n y runs deep into St T h o m a s ' p e n a l t y area before b e i n g b r o u g h t d o w n J u l i a n N o r l e y scored f r o m the p e n a l t y . A f t e r this L e n c z n e r , N o r l e y a n d F i s h w i c k a l l went close to s c o r i n g before St T h o m a s ' broke a w a y to score t h e i r o n l y goal. T e a m : R. Bud, P. Wide, D. Bradley, P. Magle, P. Rodgers, A. Rose, P. Fishwick, M. Lenczner, J. Xorley, C. Baker, 7. Donovan. Sub: G. Folkard.

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Hockey Firsts

O n o u r a r r i v a l at the g r o u n d , it c a m e as no surprise to find that o n l y one of the a p p o i n t e d umpires had turned up. T h e opposition h a v i n g p r o v i d e d a substitute, I C p l a y e d the first half u n d e r a c o n s i d e r a b l e a m o u n t of pressure a n d B i r k b e c k were d u l y r e w a r d e d w i t h a one goal a d v a n t a g e at h a l f - t i m e . A f t e r the restart, we c a m e i n c r e a s i n g ly into the g a m e , a n d there were Hashes of the team's true p o t e n t i a l . O u r spirits were lifted f u r t h er by a coolly t a k e n equaliser shortly before the e n d of the g a m e . T h i s was the cue for some s p i r i t e d a t t a c k i n g from the h o m e side, w h o were a w a r d e d a c o n t r o v e r s i a l short c o r n e r w h i c h they c o n v e r t e d w e l l . T h e scorer was B a n s a l . T e a m : Bullet, Riley, Coatesworlh, Parker, Franklin, Clarke, Bansal, Rao, Bell, Avers, Cray.

Thirds D e s p i t e the help of several S e c o n d X I players, the T h i r d X I still m a n a g e d to put u p a good p e r f o r m a n c e against U x b r i d g e . W i t h the score at 1-1 just before h a l l - t i m e , C a p t a i n A n d y P u r d y h a d the good sense to dislocate his s h o u l d e r before Pete H u g h e s c o u l d get a n y w h e r e near h i m ! H u g h e s , it must be s a i d , s p o r t i n g l y agreed to p l a y for the o p p o s i t i o n but then r a t h e r u n s p o r t i n g l y p r o c e e d e d to score twice for t h e m ! F'ortunately for h i m this d i d not affect the final result w i t h G o r d o n W y l i e (3) a n d E d M c G u i r e g i v i n g I C a deserved 4-3 v i c t o r y to keep u p the T h i r d s unbeaten run. T e a m : Jones, Pound, Ramplon, Purdy (Stroomer 30 rnin), Shindler, McGuire, Wylie, Allan, Taylor.

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Wardens Places Two S e n i o r W a r d e n D o n M o n r o has been uncharacteristically quiet since last week's editorial. What's up—cat got your tongue, eh? A n y w a y , a further thought has o c c u r r e d to me o n t h i s s u b j e c t . T h e t w o S o u t h s i d e Wardens, D r Paul Jowitt (Fatmouth/Keogh) and D r H e n r y H u t c h i n s o n (Tizard/Selkirk) have recently taken on added responsibility when their various halls combined. H o w e v e r , as w e l l as t a k i n g o n t h e wardenships I believe (please correct me if I'm wrong!) that the two wardens have inherited the warden's places of their predecessors. N o w this means that they now each have six rather than three places at their disposal. Admitte d they have not exactly taken out new c o n t r a c t s — m e r e l y modified their p r e v i o u s ones— but the spirit of the Student Residence C o m m i t t e e directive against warden's places was quite clear and perhaps the wardens should be asked to hand these extra places over. This situation provides one explanation for D o n M o n r o ' s ridiculous desire to have three w a r d e n ' s p l a c e s in M o n t p e l i e r S t r e e t . Together with his W e e k s Hall places this would give him six places too! K e e p i n g up with the Joneses? O r is it the Jowitts? Montpelier Street • O h really! D o e s N i c k M o r t o n seriously think that anyone will be taken in by his letter on page two? H o w e v e r I'll try to hold back the laughter and thank N i c k for his wonderful hard work for the Montpelier Street residents that has resulted in the overwhelming probability of a rent rebate. G o o d idea sir! In fact his actions were so dynamic that I

mmwucm G e n e r a l Reisenschein has decided to give his support to disarmament week by getting ridof all his ground-to-ground missiles: already he's making plans to launch them... Y o u may remember that in this c o l u m n last year I described the town of Q u a d r a t s b u r g which is divided by its eighteen roads into sixty-four blocks, arranged in a square. O n e of these contained the military headquarters, and in t h e f o u r b l o c k s o r t h o g o n a l l y (i.e. not diagonally) adjacent were four ammunitions dumps. I say were because this G r e e k cross shape was rather vulnerable, and on the advice of F E L I X readers G e n e r a l Reisenschein bombed out the ten blocks shown in the diagram, confident that he must hit the headquarters or one of the ammunitions dumps. Quadratsburg has now been rebuilt, and the headquarters and three of the dumps are in the same places as before. T h e fourth dump, however, has been moved to a new site in a block adjacent to its old position, and is now next to one of the other three dumps. A l a s , military intelligence (a contradiction in terms if ever there was one) has revealed all the above information to Reisenschein, who once again is appealing to F E L I X readers to show him how few missiles he needs in order to be certain of hitting his target, and w h i c h blocks he should aim for.

have christened our glorious leader Action Man. That seems appropriate. W h i l s t on that note, are there any suggestions for suitable names for other U n i o n Officers or College p e r s o n a l i t i e s — s e n d suggestions to me by M o n d a y , 1:30pm and I'll give a list of the most popular and appropriate names (rude or otherwise). Staff Meeting Despite the extensive credits we still need regular contributors (mainly news reporters). M o r e staff means larger issues and hence more r o o m for those extra items like reviews and cartoons which have been sadly lacking. C o m e into the F E L I X Office (on the right underneath Beit Archway) at 12:30pm today if you are interested in finding out more. Weekly staff meetings are held at this time. Business Manager M a r c o has outlined the various U n i o n posts left unfilled on page six, but has left F E L I X Business Manager up to me. Basically this post involves k e e p i n g the F E L I X account books up-to-date, administering the payment and receipt of money and preparing financial estimates for next year. It doesn't involve an enormous amount of time, but y o u m u s t be a b l e to see the S e n i o r Treasurer on M o n d a y lunchtimes and attend Publications B o a r d . Papers go up in the U n i o n Lower Lounge this week. It would be wise to see me if you are interested as I can give you further details. Halloween Party Tonight is the C C U Halloween Party which includes the sensation M a r i W i l s o n and the Imaginations—an extremely danceable band with a "sixties" sound fronted by Miss Beehive herself. Please try and turn up in fancy dress. This is the best way to make the party extraspecial, so make the effort (even if it's only a little mask!). Credits T h e following people deserve to have their praises sung from the highest towers: Lesley H o r r o c k s , Steve G r o v e s (for last week's cover photo), Eddie, Jane, Peter, Dave, Chrissie, D e b b i e , S h a m s , M i k e (x2), M a r t i n , P h i l , Richard A r c h e r (no relation), Alistair, Steve B r o w n , D a n u t a , M a z and Ian.

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October

Solutions, comments, criticisms to me at the FELIX Office, please. Closing date for both puzzles is Wednesday 1:00pm, and each puzzle carries a £5 prize donated by Mend-a Bike.

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•Sailing C l u b Extraordinary G e n e r a l Meeting, ME640.

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• C h e e s e a n d W i n e P a r t y / F r e s h e r s Reception, 8:00pm, Botany C o m m o n R o o m (Entrance to the U n i o n Building). F r e e to members, others 50p. G r e e k popular and folk music. • I C C A G S o u p R u n , 10:30pm, meet F a l m o u t h Kitchens.

Sunday, November

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• W e s t L o n d o n C h a p l a i n c y , 10:00am, Sherfield A n t e Room. • W a r g a m e s C l u b M e e t i n g , 1:00pm, U n i o n S C R ,

Monday,

November

2

• H a n g G l i d i n g C l u b M e e t i n g , 12:30pm, above S o u t h side Bar, • C h e m S o c L e c t u r e : Drugs G . F . Phillips, 4:30pm, L T C . • F i l m : Lets Do It Again, S o c cards needed. •Wellsoc present

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and

Forensic

Dr

Science,

6:00pm, M E 2 2 0 . A f r o - C a r i b b e a n voice

of interplanetary

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ment o n the Aetherius Society, 7:30pm, EE408. • D a n c i n g C l u b A d v a n c e d C l a s s , 7:30pm, J C R .

Tuesday,

November

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• C a t h o l i c M a s s a n d l u n c h , 12:30pm, C h e m 231. N o m inal charge for lunch. • B o a r d s a i l i n g C l u b M e e t i n g , 12:30, Southside U p p e r Lounge. • B / W a n d C o l o u r P r i n t C o m p e t i t i o n , 12:45pm, R S M M i n T e c h R m 3.03. Entry fee 25p. C a s h prize! M a x 3 prints per entry. • D e p t of H u m a n i t i e s presents: . Views of Life and Dea t h Part 1: T h e Buddhist V i e w with G a r r y T h o m s o n , V i c e President of the Buddhist Society, 1:30pm, Read Theatre. A r r a n g e d by IC Buddhist Society. 2. T h e Social History of the M o t o r C a r A Critic in Every O n l o o k e r , a C a r at Every K e r b with L . J . K . Setright, motoring journalist, 1:30pm, P i p p a r d L T , • S o c i a l i s t S o c s p e a k e r m e e t i n g : British Society for of Riot Social Responsibility in S c i e n c e — t h e Technology Control, 6:30pm, G r e e n C o m m i t t e e R o o m (top floor U n i o n Building). •Astrosoc

M e e t i n g , 6:30pm, Physics L T 2 . Wit h Eric

Laithwaite. M e m b e r s only, but anyone can join at door. • D a n c i n g C l u b B e g i n n e r s C l a s s , 7:30pm, J C R , • I C C A G S o u p R u n , 10:30pm, F a l m o u t h Kitchens.

Wednesday,

November

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• I n d u s t r i a l S o c i e t y V i s i t to British Steel W o r k s , Sheffield, m o r n i n g — a l l day visit, meet Beit A r c h . Prices: travel cost. Details from M a r k Skeates, D o C 2, • M e t h s o c : David Mullins speaking, 12:30pm, 99 Princes G d n s . L u n c h 50p. •Introductory Talk on Transcendental

Meditation,

1:00pm, Huxley R m 341 (Maths). E v e r y o n e welcome.' • W a r g a m e s C l u b M e e t i n g , 1:00pm, U n i o n S C R . •IC

Trampoline

S o c , meet 5:30pm, C o u r t a u l d Hall,

Q E C , C a m p d e n Hill R d . C o n t a c t Kristen H a n s e n , C h e m 2 for further details. • I C S a i l i n g C l u b in conjunction with he University of L o n d o n S C hold the Fireworks D i s c o , complete with western style food, at U L S C C l u b h o u s e , B i r c h e n G r o v e , N e a s d e n , 7:30pm. T i c k e t s £1 from 1 C S C c o m m m e m b e r s until 2:00pm N o v 4. • D a n c i n g C l u b A l t e r n a t i v e B e g i n n e r s C l a s s , 7:30pm, JCR.

Thursday, L a s t Week's Puzzle N o answers received to last week's puzzle; just several letters begging for another week to work on it. S o be it, but let me amplify the hint. T h e w o r d normally is deliberately ambiguous. I mean it in the sense of correctly, properly, in the necessary manner, and not in the sense of perpendicular. Y o u may feel that a hint which says 'write it out so that it makes sense' is unhelpful to the point of churlishness, and perhaps you're right. Nevertheless, the hint does contain useful information, and every w o r d was carefully chosen w h e n 1 wrote what I now repeat: try rewriting it all normally. G o o d luck everyone!

On

November

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• P G G r o u p M e e t i n g , 12:30pm, U n i o n S C R . • S c o u t a n d G u i d e C l u b T a l k by A . Griffiths on Dolomites, 12:30pm, Mines 303. •Methsoc Bible Study, L u n c h 50p.

12:30pm, A 9

Linstead

The Hall,

• P r e p a r a t o r y talk o n T r a n s c e n d e n t a l M e d i t a t i o n , 1:00pm, R m 342, H u x l e y . F o r anyone who has previously attended an Introductory talk. • D e p t of H u m a n i t i e s p r es en t : 1. Film: The World at War ( T h a m e s T V ) Part 3: F r a n c e Falls, 1:15pm, Sherfield G r e a t Hall. 2. L u n c h - h o u r C o n c e r t with the Fairfield String Quartet, 1:30pm, M u s i c R o o m , 53 Princes G d n s . 3. Foreign T e c h n o l o g y versus Self-Reliance in C h i n a with J o h n Gittings from the Polytechnic of Central L o n d o n , 1:30pm, Read T h e a t r e . (Arranged by IC C o m m i t t e e on O v e r s e a s Students). • W h a t ' s M y L i n e , 1:30pm, Huxley 340, Last year Robert Robinson had a heart attack after we presented a C a l l M y Bluff. W h a t will happen to D a v i d J a c o b s this year, IC Jewish Society proudly presents What's My Line. All welcome. • G l i d i n g C l u b M e e t i n g , 5:30pm, A e r o

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