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ews East meets W e s t hits protest, N e w s in Brief & the entrepreneurs' Challenge

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Indian society show blighted as anti-Indian Government {protests infiltrate show only t o find that within t w e n t y - f o u r

[SEAN M O O R E Last T h u r s d a y I C U I n d i a n S o c i e t y h e l d

their

hours that t h e

majority had b e e n ripped d o w n and ruined.

[annual E a s t M e e t s W e s t s h o w . In t h e b i g g e s t

T h e s o c i e t y has s u f f e r e d from similar v a n d a l i s m

(event in C o l l e g e , the this y e a r ' s s h o w s a w o v e r 8 0 0

for a n u m b e r of m o n t h s , a n d c o n s e q u e n t l y h a v e

part

found it v e r y hard to p u b l i c i s e e v e n t s . T h o u g h IC

The show included various

s e c u r i t y w a s briefed on the s i t u a t i o n , t h e p e r p e t r a -

dances, c a t w a l k s , c o m e d y s k e t c h e s , a n d l i v e

tors h a v e y e t t o be f o u n d . T h e c o s t t o t h e Indian

ale, including o v e r 1 5 0 p a r t i c i p a n t s , t a k e [in the sold-out e v e n t .

singing from b o t h e a s t e r n a n d w e s t e r n

cultures.

Some of the m os t a r t i s t i c a l l y t a l e n t e d s t u d e n t s s e t out to d i s p l a y t h a t I m p e r i a l w a s n o t j u s t

about

s o c i e t y (one of the largest s o c s in IC) is e s t i m a t e d to be in e x c e s s of a t h o u s a n d p o u n d s a l t o g e t h e r . W h a t has w o r r i e d s e c u r i t y and the s h o w organis -

Including a g r a c i o u s c a t w a l k and a v e r y

ers s o d e e p l y is t h e well o r g a n i s e d a n d m a s s

lively bollywood d a n c e m a n y p r e s e n t d e s c r i b e d it

o r c h e s t r a t e d n a t u r e of this l a t e s t a t t a c k . T h e

as a t h o r o u g h l y e n j o y a b l e n i g h t .

leaflets were professionally designed and a few

studying.

However, the

event was m a r r e d b y a n u m b e r o f a t t a c k s

from

hundred

sneaked

in p a s t

Union

stewards.

unknown g r o u p s , a p p a r e n t l y t r y i n g t o b r i n g t h e

O r g a n i s e r s a p p e a r e d m y s t i f i e d that t w o h u n d r e d

show into d i s r e p u t e .

l e a f l e t s had b e e n i n s e r t e d in t h e p r o g r a m s , d e s p i t e

jjers, the p h i l o s o p h y o f | |

apparently

:he evening w a s r e p r e -

attended

sented b y n u m e r o u s

five minutes".

eastern a n d w e s t e r n

The

been

monious u n i t y o f t h e

1 called the "National

cultures".

the

Sikh

from

Youth"

and

"Khalsa Human Rights".

beginning

Felix w a s unable to that

minority

were

Jon & Liz b l i n k / d a z z l e d by the bright lights of H o n g Kong

pamphlets

referred t o t w o g r o u p s

became a p p a r e n t

Matt reveals his surprising k n o w l e d g e of mountain m e d i cine, this week hypothermia

left

for "about

jets, s h o w i n g , " a h a r -

However, r i g h t

Alcohol poisoning and Nightline someone to talk to when everyo n e else has g o n e , h o m e a n d you're. . I sad.

the G r e a t Hall having

According t o o r g a n

iiverse

N i n a a n d M i r i a m expose BSE across the E U , a n d some of the h o r r o r s of B l o o d y S u n d a y . Makes you proud, doesn't it?

H q m i s h meets his elderbetters, and V i c k y g t v e s Rag a run-down for fh< veel

contact Khalsa on the H B M number provided, but

[attempting t o u s e t h e night Is an o p p o r t u n i t y f o r r a c i a l

T h e leaflet in q u e s t i o n

[and religious d e m o n s t r a t i o n s . A f t e r t h e y w e r e d i s -

was

able

through

to send

a fax

asking about the

o r g a n i s a t i o n ' s role at Imperial C o l l e g e , a l t h o u g h no

tributed o n s e a t s in t h e G r e a t H a l l , m a n y of t h e

r e s p o n s e had b e e n r e c e i v e d a s Felix went t o p r e s s .

official p r o g r a m m e s f o r t h e e v e n t ( s o m e t w o hun-

The leaflet a l s o r e f e r r e d t o a report c a l l e d "India-

dred) had p a m p h l e t s i n s e r t e d in t h e m w i t h o u t t h e

T o r t u r e , R a p e & D e a t h s in C u s t o d y " by A m n e s t y

organisers' k n o w l e d g e . T h e

professionally-printed

I n t e r n a t i o n a l , w h i c h is n o t a v a i l a b l e a m o n g t h e

pamphlets c o m p l a i n e d of a p p a r e n t a b u s e of n o n -

m a n y r e p o r t s o n t h e Indian G o v e r n m e n t b y t h e

Hindu's in I n d i a . Q u e s t i o n i n g t h e Indian g o v e r n -

human rights w a t c h d o g .

ment's h u m a n r i g h t s r e c o r d , t h e l e a f l e t s a c c u s e d

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

ia's " N a z i G o v e r n m e n t " o f " E t h n i c c l e a n s i n g " .

leaflets a s s o o n a s t h e y w e r e d i s c o v e r e d , and t h e

Jatil D a m a n i a , V i c e P r e s i d e n t of the Indian S o c i e t y

incident did not substantially overshadow the

condemned t h e p r o t e s t

show, which raised approximately £3000 for chari-

a s a "cowardly

attack",

adding that it w a s " w e d o not d i s p u t e f r e e d o m of

ty.

expression, but it w a s c o m p l e t e l y a g a i n s t the e t h o s

d e s c r i b e d a s "electric" a n d o r g a n i s e r s p r a i s e d t h e

of the e v e n i n g a n d w a s i n a p p r o p r i a t e t o t h e s i t u a -

"enormous" response to the show. However, the

tion."

attempt to j e o p a r d i s e East M e e t s W e s t serious

Even b e f o r e T h u r s d a y n i g h t , t h e s o c i e t y h a d [complained t h a t , a s w i t h t h e i r l a s t t h r e e e v e n t s ,

Secular society make more waves, g o o d things to :ay M r P o l l a r d , a n d B i o c h e m Soc

T h e a t m o s p h e r e at t h e a f t e r s h o w p a r t y w a s

Extra large helping f i i s week o f Diary, to last you all the way to 1 1 9 2 without cold turkey

A l l sorts- i n c l u d i n g a s p e c i a l novelty book review sectionilNo books, you see?

q u e s t i o n s a s t o w h o m o r what o r g a n i s a t i o n c o u l d be behind the p e r s e c u t i o n of the s o c i e t y .

their p o s t e r s had b e e n i n t e r f e r e d w i t h . O r g a n i s e r s had printed 150 c o l o u r p o s t e r s , at a c o s t of £ 4 0 0 ,

Mountaineering + Phoenix. A n d I'm really, really sorry Etch- I'll print it next week.

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of I C U C o u n c i l . C o m e a l o n g to s e e f o r m e r

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LIVERPOOL C O M M O N

P r e s i d e n t A n d y H e e p s i n t r o d u c e a p a p e r on " C C U s - value for m o n e y " , C & G U present an

announced

Union President Hamish Common was head-

even larger paper going the other way, and an

o r k o n F r i d a y 1 s t w h i c h it is h o p e d m a y

Imperial C o l l e g e r e s e a r c h e r s

ing on a tour of the north last Thursday. In his

argument about a c a t . P a p e r s at C o u n c i l are

improve the abilities of rowers and reduce the

c a p a c i t y a s C h a i r of the Aldwych G r o u p , the

named " P a p e r A " onwards, and President

likelihood

an injury.

student unions of the country's leading univer-

Hamis h C o m m o n is currrently deciding which

Researchers from the B i o d y n a m i c s group stud-

sities, M r C o m m o n was due to meet with the

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get that next w e e k ' s Felix will be the last of the

placed on the spine and lower back when row-

increased dialogue and a journey of less than

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nine hours."

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clubs, and are studying a new rowing technique.

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N E E - w f e T O B S E :

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j u s t

facing

speculation

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B r i t i s h

p r o b l e m

over the

health of

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ears over m a d c o w disease h a v e r e s u r f a c e d in E u r o p e

it's c a t t l e . S p a i n h a s a l r e a d y reported

this w e e k , this time w i t h F r a n c e ' s

the

it's f i r s t t w o c a s e s of

d i s e a s e a n d G e r m a n y is

cattle coming under the spot-

described

light. C o n c e r n a b o u t t h e s a f e t y

p l u n g e d into a s t a t e of s h o c k by

as

having

been

of F r e n c h b e e f p r o d u c t s h a s

last w e e k ' s d i s c o v e r y t h a t B S E

been growing, following a recent

has n o w landed on i t ' s s h o r e s .

surge

of B S E

Just a week ago the German

infected cattle and C J D related

g o v e r n m e n t w a s insisting that no

in t h e n u m b e r

deaths, amongst the human pop-

B S E a c t u a l l y e x i s t e d in t h e coun-

ulation.

try.

100 c a s e s

This statement

has since

registered

been retracted and now G e r m a n

of B S E in F r e n c h

farmers are helplessly watching

So far, vets have

herds this y e a r , many of w h i c h

their

w e r e r e c o r d e d in t h e N o r m a n d y

before

beef

market

evaporate

region, where the F r e n c h Prime

t h e i r e y e s . P o l i t i c i a n s in t h e

ed t o c o m e i n t o f o r c e f r o m a s

it's w a y o n t o

e a r l y as t o d a y a n d e a c h t e s t is

Officials

e s t i m a t e d t o c o s t around £ 2 0 p e r

S t a n d a r d s A g e n c y h a v e beer,

t h e U K market!

from

t h e U K Foo

M i n i s t e r Lionel J o s p i n w a s t r y i n g

c o u n t r y a p p e a r to be doing little

cow.

rather

s e n t o v e r t h e r e in order to seel|

to c a l m p u b l i c f e a r s . In a s t a t e -

to a p p e a s e t h e q u a r t e r of a mil-

e x p e n s i v e ; given t h e large num-

a s s u r a n c e s f r o m t h e French govt

ment t o t h e F r e n c h

parliament,

lion G e r m a n s that rely upon cat-

ber of c a t t l e that will have t o be

e r n m e n t that B S E infected meat]

he later a n n o u n c e d s t r i c t e r c o n -

tle farming f o r their livelihood. In

screened-however the commis-

u n s u i t a b l e f o r s a l e on the French

trols for l i v e s t o c k f e e d a n d c a l l e d

a

sion i n s i s t s t h e price is w o r t h it,

m a r k e t , w i l l n o t b e finding it? w a y o n t o o u r s h e l v e s . They an

national

announcement,

This

may seem

for a t e m p o r a r y b a n on t h e s a l e

German Health Minister Andrea

in o r d e r t o g i v e c o n s u m e r s a n

of T - b o n e s t e a k s . H i s p r o p o s a l s

f i s h e r a d v i s e d p e o p l e t o s t i c k to

extra safety guarantee for the

s a i d t o w a n t proof that contain

have s i n c e been e c h o e d by s e n -

o r g a n i c beef o n l y - t h u s e n c o u r a g -

beef that they buy. A s p o k e s m a n

n a t e d m e a t is not being allowesj

ior E U o f f i c i a l s w h o i n s i s t t h a t

ing t h e m to reject t h e remaining

for t h e E U c o m m i s s i o n e r , D a v i d

to

t h e s e m e a s u r e s s h o u l d b e intro-

95%

B y r n e , s a i d : "He

Interestingly

d u c e d , not just t o F r a n c e , but t o

G e r m a n farms. O m a n a n d other

all of t h e 15 E u r o p e a n

Middle Eastern countries

were

the current

member states as well. Europe's

quick to follow suit, they

have

review the implementation

food safety c o m m i s s i o n e r : M r

a n n o u n c e d a b a n on all beef

Union

of t h e m e a t

David Byrne told journalists at a

imports

Brussels news conference :

milk) from F r a n c e ,

t h e r e h a s b e e n c o n c e r n in m y mind a s to t h e c o n t r o l s

relating

r e a r e d on

(with t h e e x c e p t i o n of

c o n s i d e r s it e s s e n t i a l t h a t in circumstances we of

re-enter

trary

the food

chain

h o w e v e r , and corf

t o t h e w i s h e s of man),

o p p o s i t i o n p a r t y m e m b e r s , bott| our g o v e r n m e n t

a n d t h e FSAi

have r e j e c t e d c a l l s for a tempo]

B S E c ont r ols " . A n a l y s t s s a y that there

is a

r a r y b a n o n F r e n c h beef prod-i

s t r o n g c h a n c e both of t h e s e pro-

u c t s , c l a i m i n g t h a t there is I

and

p o s a l s will b e a c c e p t e d by t h e

s c i e n t i f i c r e a s o n f o r them to 1

Switzerland. Similar precautions

member states, and countries

s o . A s t h e F S A chairman himse'

Ireland,

Portugal

1

to meat and b o n e m e a l ( M B M ) in

are also being c o n s i d e r e d by

o u t s i d e t h e E U , s u c h as P o l a n d ,

put it, in a r e c e n t interview c

animal feed. I have put forward

o t h e r G u l f S t a t e s and G r e e c e . In

will

BBC

p r o p o s a l s that a r e e s s e n t i a l f o r

a d e s p e r a t e a t t e m p t to c a l m t h e

m o n i t o r i n g b o d i e s if they wish to

the e n h a n c e m e n t of c o n s u m e r

escalating situation,

continue

c o n f i d e n c e . " S a l e s o f b e e f in

from t h e 15 E U n a t i o n s m e t f o r a

France, alone have slumped by

gruelling 16 hours of talks to dis-

ministers

ha.ve t o s e t up t h e i r o w n

exporting

cattle and

meat p r o d u c t s to E u r o p e .

R a d i o 4 , " T h i s year 1

B r i t a i n w e hav e o v e r 1,000

c a s e s of B S E a s compared 1 o n l y 1 0 0 in F r a n c e . Their n#

H e r e in t h e U K , t h e P r i m e

b e r s a r e s i m p l y g o i n g up f l a

as much as 50% and s o m e coun-

c u s s g r o w i n g f e a r s o v e r what t h e

Minister has apparently

been

ours a r e g o i n g d o w n , but we HI

tries

commission called

"disturbing"

warned that Britons could be

h a v e m o r e . O u r p o s i t i o n is t^'l

S w i t z e r l a n d have g o n e f o r an all

l e v e l s of B S E , in F r a n c e in par-

e a t i n g F r e n c h beef, i n f e c t e d w i t h

the risk from i m p o r t e d meat ^ \

out b a n of c e r t a i n F r e n c h m e a t

ticular. They have since

pro-

B S E . In a letter, p u b l i s h e d in t h e

meat

p r o d u c t s , until t h e y h a v e s u f f i -

p o s e d n e w t e s t s , d e s i g n e d to

T i m e s , T o n y B l a i r w a s told by t h e

greater

cient e v i d e n c e that t h e y a r e s a f e

target

Agricultural

d o m e s t i c m e a t a n d meat p

for human c o n s u m p t i o n .

not b e e n c o v e r e d by t h e e x i s t i n g

B r o w n , that meat from o l d e r ani-

safety c h e c k s . These are expect-

mals, r e a r e d in F r a n c e , c o u l d find

such

as

Italy

and

H o w e v e r F r a n c e is not a l o n e in

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older animals that

have

minister,

Nick

products than

s h o u l d not ^1 t h e risk

ucts. "

• 4th December 2000 • Felix •

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N E ' & H r o B l o o d y ARIAM G H O R B A N N E J A D

S u n d a y :

K N O W

D a y

o f

r e c k o n i n g

organiser, informed the crowd that a

Young Hooligans (DYH)' and contin-

7.62mm round in the S L R s . Notably

oday, the inquiry into the deaths

meeting w a s starting at Free Derry

ues that traditional c r o w d control

though, one of those killed, 17 year

f 13 C a t h o l i c s during a p a r a -

Corner, where Miss Devlin, M r

methods such as C S gas and rubber

old Kevin McElhimey, had an entry

troops operation in L o n d o n d e r r y ' s

C o o p e r and Lord B r o c k w a y would

bullets were not proving effective in

wound which measured only 3mm. The pathologists' findings could be

M

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Bogside D i s t r i c t o n J a n u a r y 3 0

be giving speeches. This occurred at

dealing with t h e m . S t o r m o n t a n d

||72, will re-open.

4 . 1 5 p m , ten minutes after a single

W e s t m i n s t e r were keen for the

at fault or the bullet may have been

s h o t w a s fired in W i l l i a m S t r e e t .

Army

fired from a different type of rifle

The announcement of a fresh tri-

to r e s t o r e

p e a c e in t h e

Ijinal was m a d e by Tony B l a i r in

Four or five a r m o u r e d vehicles

province, particularly in the catholic

altogether, possibly a 0.22 in (which

January 1998. O r a l e v i d e n c e w a s

d e s c e n d e d on William Street in an

areas. M o r e relevant to the inquiry

the S A 8 0 fires) . Size of the entry

l/en at Londonderry's Guildhall in

a t t e m p t t o b r e a k up t h e c r o w d .

is the statement Ford made at the

w o u n d a l o n e d o e s not give t h e

March of this year. Lord Saville of

T h o u s a n d s fled as paratroopers

end of the memo, only three weeks

whole picture as the same bullet can

Mewdigate is chairing the inquiry,

emerged from their vehicles. S o m e

prior to the fateful riots of Bloody

produce various dimensions accord-

(Kith costs running to £13m s o far.

tried to m a k e a r r e s t s ; others ran

Sunday. "The minimum force neces-

ing to whether the it was a ricochet,

Although the orig-

t o w a r d s s t r e e t c o r n e r s . T h e s e 21

sary to achieve a restoration of law

the type of body tissue infiltrated

and order is to shoot selected ring-

and the path it follows in the air. It

leaders among the D Y H after clear

seems with just three rifles to exam-

inal t r i b u n a l o f

f

f

Unleashing a furious

a

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m

y

snipers

1972 led by Lord Chief

Justice

Lord

barrage of bullets

Mdgery found the A r m y t o be inno-

J

J

opened fire unleashing a furious bar-

warnings have been given." He pro-

ine, it will be extremely difficult to

claimed.

e s t a b l i s h the distance from which

cent of any wrongdoing, the families

rage of bullets onto the streets of

of the victims disagreed. Their per-

Bogside. In Fahen Street, one man

w e r e t h e main infantry

sistent campaigning t o get justice

w a s even s e e n holding up a white

deployed by the British Army in the

nesses have stated about the para-

for their relatives has c a u s e d t h e

hankerchief but this did not deter

1970s. However they were phased

troopers firing from close range is true or not.

The self-loading rifles in question weapons

the guns were fired. Thus making it hard to confirm whether what wit-

Prime minister to s e t up this n e w

the soldiers from directing shots at

out steadily until they were eventu-

public inquiry. It will re-examine the

h i m . S o u n d s of m a c h i n e g u n s ,

ally replaced by the S A 8 0 in 1986.

The irony about the whole inquiry

evidence, which could prove that the

thought to be the work of the IRA,

O f t h e 2 0 rifles p r o d u c e d in t h e

is that the truth about the events of

civilian victims were unarmed at the

p u n c t u a t e d t h e c o n t i n u o u s hard

W i d g e r y i n q u i r y , 14 h a v e b e e n

Bioody Sunday was known '25 years

time of the shootings.

b a n g i n g of t h e s e l f - l o a d i n g rifle

destroyed as well as 10 sold to pri-

ago'. The C r o w n would have had 'no

( S L R s ) , attributed t o the British. In

vate companies. Although the

prospect of a successful defence' in

five s e p a r a t e locations

inquir y w a s told t h e 5 rifles left

four specific cases; it was claimed

At a p p r o x i m a t e l y

2.30pm on

Sunday January 30 1972, the march

around

of civilian rights demonstrators left

Bogside thirty people were killed or

Bishofields. It is estimated that the

injured, predominantly young men

*ge crowd comprised of between

but i n c l u d i n g a w o m a n k n o c k e d

be k e p t secure

!0,000 and 20,000 people, certainly

down by a speeding A r m y vehicle.

ly, a further two

'he biggest gathering ever held in

Lawyers for the fourteen victims

would

"most |

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probably" e g r o u n

lying

d

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when shot twice at

were destroyed

close

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Attorney

General, Sir Peter Rawlinson. Of these men, Wray,

22, was 'most proba-

Londonderry. The event w a s trou-

have accumulated 60,000 pages of

m January of last year, against an

bly' lying o n t h e ground when he

ble-free until the protestors reached

evidence to date. M y s t e r y still sur-

internal Ministry of Defence order.

w a s s h o t t w i c e at c l o s e r a n g e . W i d g e r y had exonerated the Army

e first army barricade on William

rounds the rifles which Lord Saville

O n e of the victim's relatives, J o h n

treet an hour later, barring their

asked t h e Ministry of Defence for,

Kelly, w h o s e younger brother was

on t h e s o l d i e r s ' own v e r s i o n of

^ t r a n c e into t h e G u i l d h a l l a n d

back in 1998. H e had requested al!

killed, w a s o u t r a g e d s a y i n g ; " W e

events along with the forensic evi-

Waterloo Place. It was at this point

the S L R s used by the paratrooper

believe the destruction of the guns

dence given by Dr John Martin. The

the noting started, where it is

so that they could be subject to rig-

just before M r Blair's announcement

Doctor's report suggested that the

o r o u s f o r e n s i c e x a m i n a t i o n . T his

of t h e n e w tribunal p r o v e s t h e r e

d e a d w e r e a r m e d w i t h guns o r

battalion were s t o n e d f o r 10 min-

could reveal whether adapted rifles

was a deliberate attempt to pervert

b o m b s . B u t he has admitted now

tes. C S gas and a w a t e r cannon

o r d e r e d by M a j o r G e n e r a l Robert

the course of justice."

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b

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a l l e

u

w e r

9ed, that

men of the 2 n d

e used to d i s p e r s e t h e c r o w d ,

^eat J a m e s S t r e e t and S a c k v i l l e

Ford were used on Bloody Sunday.

those tests for lead particles leading

Forensic evidence from the origi-

him t o this conclusion were incon-

nal i n q u i r y c o n c l u d e d t h a t t h e

clusive. The outcome of the tribunal

then in charge of the running of the

ammunition the Army claimed to be

of A p r i l 1 9 7 2 is now s e e m i n g l y

erected, also saw mass

A r m y in N o r t h e r n Ireland. S a v i l l e

using on that Sunday matched the

based

" ence, with soldiers firing rubber

has r e c e n t l y d e c l a s s i f i e d a s e c r e t

post mortems. The entry wounds on

a c c o u n t s of e v e n t s . The B r i t i s h Army fears the exact details of that

^ eet, where two other army harritr

es

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t s as well a s r e l e a s i n g huge

M a j o r G e n e r a l Robert Ford w a s

solely

on the soldiers'

memo from Ford to Lieutenant

t w e l v e of t h e p e o p l e s h o t d e a d

°unts of gas into the crowd.

General Harry Tuzo, his Superior in

m e a s u r e d between 6 - 8 m m ; which

march coming to light after twenty-

^

U l s t e r . H e calls t h e rioters 'Derry

would

eight years of secrecy.

Kevin M c C o r r y , the civil rights

• Felix • 4th December 2000

have resulted

from the

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entirely

avoid sciences or arts. S e e m s to make perfect sense to me, and more importantly to a lot of experts. The government

PS- We had enough for

are considering

issues

c h a n g e s ; but don't hold your breath. Time to

couldn't

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• Felix • 4th December 2000 •

:

two

this week- really sorry if we fit you in. we'll try next week

Johnny

News


T h e

m o u n t a i n

m e d i c :

H y p o t h e r m i a

Park with five friends

MATT K A P L A N

during m i d - O c t o b e r | C o n s i d e r i n g the f a c t that last w e e k ' s Felix focused on campus medical care I only think it

nearly ago.

two

years

The weather

a p p r o p r i a t e that w e e x p l o r e t h e q u e s t i o n of

had b e e n c o o l , but

wilderness medical care here in the science sec-

a b o v e f r e e z i n g dur-

tion. S o this is the first of several articles which

ing the day time and

will consider what to do when the forever valiant

well b e l o w f r e e z i n g at

f o u r t h night in t h e

develop when you are far a w a y from medical

back

care facilities.

u n l o a d e d our p a c k s

S o you might ask, what the hell does the sci-

night.

On

ourfjlf

Dr. Weinreb and her team of talented physicians are not available to tackle urgent problems that

country

we

to set up camp and Ij

ence editor of Felix know about wilderness med-

noticed

that

one

icine? W e l l for starters let me be very clear that

member

of

our

I am N O T a d o c t o r , I a m w h a t in A m e r i c a is

group, J a n e , started

called an emergency medic (I think you call them

acting a bit... reclu-

paramedics here in Britain). A n y h o w , I started

sive.

my training on a m b u l a n c e rigs and eventually

her behaviour, I grew

started work placement in the triage division of

more and more con-

the S a c r a m e n t o California e m e r g e n c y room.

cerned, she just did-

I

As I watched

worked with a lot of urban injuries, st abbings ,

n't look right. It's not

automobile accidents, drug addictions, and quite

that "reclusiveness" on its own is indicative of

a lot of gun shot injuries (silly gun legislation in

s o m e sort of m e d i c a l p r o b l e m , h o w e v e r the

the states). Eventually I got interested in doing

presence of a behavioural change certainly is. I

the different types of hypothermia.

back country search and rescue, it s e e m e d a lot

didn't do anything at the time, and in retrospect I

t h r e e major c a t e g o r i e s ; m i l d , m o d e r a t e , and

bit of good, it was then that I stepped in.

B e f o r e I go any further I should comment or

There are

more exciting to me, and I upgraded my medical

should have been more vigilant, because nearly

severe.

t r a i n i n g t h r o u g h s e v e r a l m o d u l e c o u r s e s to

two hours later when I was heating up a kettle

oriented , cool to the touch, uncoordinated, ait

M i l d hypothermics tend to be a bit dis-

include wilderness medicine. I have now worked

of water for some coffee I watched as J a n e was

usually shiver. M o d e r a t e hypothermics areverj

a s the m e d i c a l d i r e c t o r of t h e R o y a l G o r g e

helped out of her tent by her boyfriend, Mark.

cold to the t o u c h , shiver lots, often noticeafci

Wilderness M e d i c a l L o d g e in L a k e Tahoe, C a . ,

S h e was quivering uncontrollably, having terrible

mentally altered, and have terrible trouble mo»-

as the medic for several river rafting expeditions

difficulty manoeuvering, and slurring some of her

on the A m e r i c a n Rive r (I m y s e l f am a rafting

speech.

I had only read about

moderate

guide), and as the

ng a r o u n d .

S e v e r e h y p o t h e r m i a is a critics

1

e m e r g e n c y w h i c h n e e d s t o b e d e a l t will e x t r e m e c a r e , I'll explain this in greater detar

medic on multiple

later.

backpacking treks

of dealing with mild and moderate hypothecs

N o w there are a lot of different methods]

in U . S . n a t i o n a l

in the wilderness, but there is a central theme|

parks.

G E T T H E M W A R M ! This may sound simple, bj

But

when you are out in freezing temperatures wit!

enough

about my training,

no s h e l t e r a r o u n d this is not a l w a y s an easj

lets get

task.

talking

about neat stuff

I brought J a n e back inside her tent and I

like e n v i r o n m e n t

M a r k put her in a sleeping bag. I collected sorm

induced hypother-

water bottles, filled them with the warm « •

mia,

lightning

from the kettle which was on the fire, and p"|

strikes, drownings,

pared to make what is so eloquently known as

and t r a u m a .

human burrito.

The

I took a warm water bottle a

placed it inside the sleeping bag and wrapped'

best w a y to c o m m u n i c a t e h o w to

up against the bottoms of Jane's feet, wrapP*|

deal with such sit-

another one up in her hand, closed up the

uations

and stuck a couple of wool hats on her I

is

also

sleeps.

perhaps the most

considered sticking her boyfriend in the s\(

interesting,

bag with her, after all, we humans make ma^J

and

lous h e a t e r s (and he w a s c e r t a i n l y h a p P j

this is through the telling of a few s t o r i e s .

jum p in) but I d e c i d e d a q a i n s t it.

N a m e s in my s t o r i e s

I did J

have b e e n c h a n g e d for p u r p o s e s of p r i v a c y .

hypothermia in class, but I instantly knew that

b e c a u s e I w a s c o n c e r n e d about J an e

With the winter holidays just around the corner

this w a s it.

the heat out of M a r k and did not want to en 1

it s e e m s appropriate to consider cold illness this

encouraged her to try to warm up, it didn't work.

week, so lets talk hypothermia.

The ambient temperature was well below freez-

I was trekking through Y e l l o w s t o n e National

Science

M a r k p l a c e d her by the fire and

ing and the fire was not large enough to do her a

,1

0

in

having two hypothermics on my hands. spect I think it would have been fine,

re^ J

l n

wate

was no need to risk it since I had warmbut

ri

th*J

• 4th December 2000 • Felix*


joy d i s p o s a l .

I must s t r e s s this point, u s i n g

of

other p e o p l e to w a r m a p a t i e n t c a n b e v e r y

which

is t h a t

with dropping tem-

effective, but you must b e careful a n d use c o m -

peratures

mon sense in making this decision. D o not ever

body's s y s t e m s get

the

put yourself in a position where y o u end up cre-

a bit f r a g i l e a n d

ating a second patient!

shaking a severe

Jane w a r m e d up w i t h i n l e s s t h a n an hour,

hypothermic around

slurped up some warm broth, and ended up fin-

c o u l d lea d to c a r - |$

ishing the trip without a p r o b l e m . B u t what if

diac arrest

she had been suffering from s e v e r e hypother-

nitely bad).

mia? What would she have looked like and how

(defi-

Y o u solve severe

would it h a v e b e e n t r e a t e d ? W e l l , if s e v e r e l y

hypothermia

hypothermic, J a n e w o u l d n e v e r have left her

getting

help via

tent, even with M a r k ' s a s s i s t a n c e . S h e would

mobile

phone,

not have been able to speak at all and would not

radio,

flares,

be aware of the environment around her. S h e

smoke, or by hiking

by

would have been as cold as a river rock and def-

to the closest med-

initely boasting an unhealthy skin colour (a love-

ical c e n t r e

ly bluish/purple). H e r heart and breathing rate

ousl y not a g o o d

(obvi-

will have slowed a lot, and if a pulse is taken she

o p t i o n if y o u a r e

may even a p p e a r dead.

several days away

Scary huh? A s I s t a t e d e a r l i e r , s e v e r e hypothermia c ri t ic aI medical emergency

from such a place). In the states, someone with

hypothermic patient. W e like to think of severe

my t ype of medical certifi-

hypothermics as panes of glass that easily shat-

is a

II

and it does not get

Severe hypothermia is cation would usually be the * ° a critical medical - . 7 • • end up finding, and they emergency would likely contact a firs

p e

r s

n y o u

f

uld

u

ter. S o that's hypothermia in a nutshell. If you find this stuff interesting and want to learn more or just have a few questions please feel free to fire

solved in the back country. Y o u should not move

helicopter rescue group

a severe h y p o t h e r m i c nor s h o u l d y o u t r y to

like L i f e F l i g h t b e f o r e t r a v e l l i n g o u t to t h e

icated, patient, and caring folks over in the cam-

rewarm t h e m ( c o n s t r u c t i n g a s h e l t e r a r o u n d

s e v e r e hypothermic t h e m s e l v e s . S p e e d is not

p u s h e a l t h c e n t r e , t h e y a r e a r e s o u r c e that

them is certainly a d v i s a b l e if p o s s i b l e ) . There

the critical factor in the rescue effort s o much

s h o u l d not be f o r g o t t e n . R e q u e s t s for future

are a lot of reasons for this, the most important

a s s t e a d y a n d g e n t l e m a n a g e m e n t of t h e

wiiderness medical articles are welcomed .

questions to Felix. A l s o remember all those ded-

Sir Alexander Fleming Lecture

CELLS AND THE NATURE OF LIFE g l<§etune Professor Sir Paul Nurse F R S Director-General, Imperial Cancer Research Fund

6 PM Tuesday 5 December 2000 Sir Alexander Fleming Building Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine South Kensington Campus Free admission Wine reception Sponsored

by

the

Arranged

Department by

BioSoc,

william.

* Felix • 4th December 2000 •

of Biology, Imperial

burns@ic.

Imperial

College ac.

uk

College Union


Skyscrapers and palm readers After

having

Kong

to

successfully

admire

the

crossed temples,

of

A r r i v i n g s t r a i g h t f r o m India, H o n g K o n g ' s s t a g g e r i n g t e c h n o l o g y w a s all the

more

s h o c k i n g . The train that s p e d us from the air-

India, both

the

Felix

travel

religious

writers

and

lli.

er c o m e s at a p r i c e and it w a s

immediately

and h e a d e d for the Y u e n Po S t B i r d

e v i d e n t t h a t H o n g K o n g w a s g o i n g to be a

G a r d e n in s e a r c h of c h e a p e n t e r t a i n -

hotel

room in the e a r l y e v e n i n g o n t o N a t h a n road jr

m

' m

ment. O u r guide book informed us that

J e t l a g g e d w e s t u m b l e d out of our

t h e C h i n e s e h a v e long f a v o u r e d

birds

as p e t s , a fact that w a s o b v i o u s when

People

Despite the pessimists, life goes O n •

r u s h e d busily a l o n g

"

with

Hong

in

variety

the highlights of our trip so far. A s we only had a f e w d a y s in H o n g

awash

arrive

E v e r y light f r o m t h e w h o l e c i t y s t o o d

K o n g , w e w e r e up e a r l y t h e next d a y

to f i n d t h e s t r e e t s

Liz

b e f o r e us; it w a s u n d o u b t e d l y o n e of

silent and a m a z i n g l y q u i c k . E f f i c i e n c y howev-

still

and

capitalist

port into the c i t y c e n t r e w a s c l e a n , d e a d l y

c h a l l e n g i n g city to s e e on a b u d g e t .

Jon

w e

Jon Enoch and Liz Wigg

f ^

s a w

e

g

y

woven

boo c a g e s that

have our f o r t u n e s r e a d . It is s t a g g e r i n g l y hard

the n e v e r - e n d i n g e x p a n s e s of s h o p s w i t h a

filled the c o u n t l e s s stalls and shops that

to m i s s out on s o m e t h i n g w h e n you know the

seemingly

cram the m a r k e t s s t r e e t s . The birds

shoppers.

insatiable

desire

to

spend.

E v e r y w h e r e we looked neon signs hung

off

t e r e d a r o u n d the t e m p l e g a t e s , w e decided to

were

c h a n c e s are you'll never be b a c k . Y o u always

hand fed live g r a s s h o p p e r s using, c h o p s t i c k s

f e e l , "if I don't d o it n o w , I'll n e v e r get the c h a n c e , " w h i c h h a p p e n s a lot while travelling

t o w e r i n g b u i l d i n g s w h i l e t h e n o i s e of

traffic

a n d if s i n g i n g a b i l i t y

h a m m e r e d out a d e a f e n i n g b e a t to

which

h e a l t h t h e n all t h e b i r d s w e r e w e l l

e v e r y o n e but o u r s e l v e s m o v e d in h a r m o n y .

bam

is a n y s i g n of

good looked

(and a l w a y s s e e m s to c o s t us m o n e y ) . Al

after. T h e m a r k e t w a s busy, m o s t l y with old

e l d e r l y l a d y , u s i n g a l l s o r t s of confusing

For a while w e w a l k e d a little lost w i t h i n the

m e n l o o k i n g f o r a f e a t h e r e d f r i e n d to p a s s

c h a r t s and b o o k s , d e c i p h e r e d the lines on our

jungle of s k y s c r a p e r s s o in o r d e r to find our

t h e h o u r s wit h and w e s p e n t an

hands.

bearings w e d e c i d e d to h e a d to V i c t o r i a p e a k

morning w a n d e r i n g the narrow l a n e s .

where astonishing views across the

cities

harbour w e r e p r o m i s e d .

v e r y lucky until w e w e r e forty t h r e e , that we

u n d e r g r o u n d s y s t e m lay t h e W o n g T a i S i n

w o u l d be retired by the a g e of fifty and that

temple. W o n g Tai

s i d e d hill f a c e and like e v e r y o t h e r v i s i t o r to

Sin was a Sheppard

H o n g K o n g , s t o o d h y p n o t i s e d at t h e b e w i l -

w h o , l e g e n d h a s it,

dering

w a s a p p r e n t i c e d to

view

of

the

cityscape.

S h e w o r k e d out that w e w e r e going to be

A short ride a w a y on the i m p r e s s i v e M . R . T

W e t o o k the f u n i c u l a r r a i l w a y up the s t e e p

night

interesting

Developers have, rather predictably, decided

an i m m o r t a l a n d a m o n g

.

.

F

o

^

r

^

Q

f

^

wallets, bring on the third W O f l d

looking a f t e r our livers

II

would

be i

wise

move:

what

a bar

g a i n f o r only

other

to build a s h o p p i n g c o m p l e x at the peak but

things, found a cure for all illness (as you do).

the v i e w from the r o o f t o p out a c r o s s the har-

U n s u r p r i s i n g l y , H o n g K o n g ' s ill flock here in

F e e l i n g guilty a b o u t our e x t r a v a g a n t spend-

bour w a s s e n s a t i o n a l , w e c o u l d s e e for m i l e s .

d r o v e s to p r a y f o r r e d e m p t i o n , a n d as w e

ing, it w a s time to m a k e s o m e cut backs but

H ^ B B M ^ J F ^ ^ ^ B ^ B l ^ ^ ^ f W ° * smell n

i i l l i l '•

t

^^^^^^^^^^^^ ...

||lll§lSllfiHfiff»^

•HUB

p r p 1-1

- the was

intense, all

as

around

w e r e the n o o d l e b a r s , w h i c h offer all arrays

of w e i r d and w o n d e r f u l c o n c o c t i o n s . Now, we don't now m u c h C a n t o n e s e , in fact none anil

o f f e r e d

w i t h o n e of us b e i n g v e g e t a r i a n , we were

smouldering

playing a d a n g e r o u s g a m e . U s i n g well-honed

bundles

of

sign l a n g u a g e s k i l l s t h o u g h , w e managed to

incense

to

a v o i d the pig t r o t t e r s o u p but w e never did

t he

Gods.

w o r k out w h e t h e r t h e c u p of b r o w n liquid

f| T h e

colour

p l a c e d in front of us w a s for drinking or f°

was

almost

cleaning your chopsticks with.

f

as

O n c e a g a i n t h o u g h , it w a s t i m e to pa *

the

smell,

t h o s e r u c k s a c k s a n d m o v e o n a n d even

with

bright

green red

c

t h o u g h t h e U n i o n J a c k w a s l o w e r e d for

and

final time s o m e t h r e e y e a r s a g o , w e had seer-

pillars

a c i t y in w h i c h , d e s p i t e t h e p e s s i m i s t s , li'

making

e

this

still g o e s o n . W e f o u n d the s t r e e t s still P '

T a o i s t shrine

s a t i n g w i t h e n e r g y a n d t h e s m e l l of money

a

haven

colour the

ul

of

c o n t i n u i n g to float t h r o u g h the thick, hum"!

amid

air. O n the s u r f a c e , H o n g K o n g l o o k s '

urban

grey.

3

W e s t e r n i s e d a s a n y o t h e r m a j o r finanC c e n t r e but lurking at t h e f o o t of the skyscraP

As we saw the rows

Travel Feature

b e i n g h u n g r y a n d in H o n g K o n g w a s not J g o o d s t a r t . T h e only c h e a p i s h p l a c e s to eat

worshipers

as vivid

The bright lights, as seen from Victoria Peak

fifteen p o u n d s e a c h !

of

e r s are the t e m p l e s , n o o d l e b a r s and statSJ of the G o d s that give H o n g K o n g its spice

its

but for t l " rid!

palm

read-

c h a r m and its undying l o n g e v i t y ;

ers

clus-

s a k e of our w a l l e t s , bring on the third wo

• 4th December 2000 • Felix •


Working with our elders and betters by Hamish Common President, Imperial College Union

'Roderick Floud" is not a name many of you will [, familiar with. H e has m a n a g e d , in an elec-

pulling together to p r e s s student-friendly policy out of g o v e r n m e n t , r a t h e r than let

e

tion more fraught and tightly c o n t e s t e d than

ed to w the

w a t c h a s p e c t a c l e of infighting that e n s u r e s w e get pushed to the b o t t o m of the pile.

ven y o u r a v e r a g e s t u d e n t union s a b b a t i c a l

ity of a general election before the end of this

election, being e l e c t e d by 52 to 51 v o t e s to the

a c a d e m i c year, and previous joint s t a n c e s have

M u c h of this d e p e n d s on the leading charac-

presidency

had an effect on government policy and party

ters among the C V C P and Russell G r o u p . The

Chancellors and P r i n c i p a l s ' , the lobbying and

manifestoes.

new C V C P

support o r g a n i s a t i o n for U K u n i v e r s i t i e s . The

I don't know what the c h a n c e s are of this plan

r e c e n t a r t i c l e in the G u a r d i a n E d u c a t i o n a s

CVCP (sort of the C o l l e g e e q u i v a l e n t to the

w o r k i n g in p r a c t i s e . I h a v e n o t i c e d that the

part of his bid for the presidency, talked of the

fv|US, except they're affiliated and we're not) is

a t t i t u d e s of s t u d e n t l e a d e r s and

institutional

student body in ten years' time. His c o m m e n t s

e

' hart

them

tic as it may sound - there is a serious possibil-

of

the

'Committee

of

Vice

P r e s i d e n t , R o d e r i c k F l o u d in a

planning to turn itself from a genteel commit-

heads vary widely on policy and co-operat ion ,

are mixed b l e s s i n g s for s t u d e n t s . H e recognis-

tee, as it w a s founded at the turn of the centu-

a n d if s t u d e n t p o l i t i c s is a n y t h i n g to go by,

es that if w e want to expand education , much

ry, into a more forceful lobbying organisation .

o c c a s i o n s where they agree around a c o m m o n

more m o n e y has to be s p e n t on a c c e s s , but

So how d o e s this affect us? T h e r e shouldn't be

t h e m e are few and far b e t w e e n . Naturally, w e

doesn't s a y w h e r e it's coming from. The thing

a great p r o b l e m f o r us in h i g h e r e d u c a t i o n

wish to push for c o m m i t m e n t s not to increase

that is particularly annoying about

institutions improving their lobbying force with

tuition fees and to ensure that the sort of stu-

f e e s ( i n c r e a s e d f e e s at h i g l y - r a n k e d

government - I have previously c o m m e n t e d on

d e n t s that a t t e n d Imperial are not d i s a d v a n -

tions such as IC) is that it's us that has to pay

differential institu-

the dire lack of government funding and this is

t a g e d by the G o v e r n m e n t ' s plan to i n c r e a s e

t h e m in o r d e r to fund a c o m p l e t e l y different

something s t u d e n t s and university a d m i n s t r a -

student numbers in the w a y it plans.

set of people to study at unviersity. P r o f e s s o r

tions appear to agree on. T h e r e are s o m e peo-

C V C P t h e m s e l v e s are producing a report

Floud's o t h e r ideas of o b s o l e s c e n t t e r m s and

t the ple who would like c o - o p e r a t i o n b e t w e e n stuellinj dent, administrative, staff and institutional rep-

on higher education funding - presently in its

timetables and no-one going to lectures and all

provisional s t a g e s - which will form the basis of

l e a r n i n g o v e r t h e net m a y b e f a r - f e t c h e d ,

). a! resentative o r g a n i s a t i o n s , on m a t t e r s of c o m -

their submissio n to government, just as all the

though he is also one of an increasing number

jsing mon concern to them. This is s o m e t h i n g I have

parties form their m a n i f e s t o e s for the e l e c t i o n .

of p e o p l e w h o a d v o c a t e s t u d e n t s l i v i n g at

n our been a d v o c a t i n g to the A l d w y c h G r o u p

We

I ways

(the

The

a r e hoping to influence this in f a v o u r of

home and commuting to university.

student unions of the top 19 r e s e a r c h institu-

s t u d e n t s - the N U S will undoubtedly be push-

The

to be tions that m a k e up the R u s s e l l G r o u p ) , and is at we

ing an a g e n d a as w e l l : t houg h there is m o r e

A l d w y c h - R u s s e l l m e e t i n g , so this is a c h a n c e

I that livers >e 8

press are

interested

in a n

an approach w e will h a v e t a k e n to our V i c e -

h o p e t h a t t h i s y e a r t h e y m a y c a r e as t h e i r

to get our v i e w s a c r o s s to w i d e r population. If

Chancellor

President wasn't a L a b o u r appointee and d o e s -

you have any views or any particular example

equivalents

last

week

in

an

Aldwych-Russell m e e t i n g . We hope to set up m e e t i n g s t h r o u g h o u t

love

national

the

n't appear to be s e e k i n g a parliamentary seat

about w h e r e student life may, or ought to be

in the next b y - e l e c t i o n . T h e p o l i t i c a l p a r t i e s

going in the next f e w y e a r s then tell me. There

bar-| year, and to find c o m m o n ground for joint gov-

may be more impressed by the varying repre-

is a better opportunity this y e a r than for a long

onlyi ernment lobbying. This isn't as silly or unrealis-

s e n t a t i v e o r g a n s a t i o n s in h i g h e r e d u c a t i o n

time, so use it.

send-1 s but lot i

d ea: rray;

v, we 3 and | were

F

irstly an update on what Rag has been doing since the last column; A n

overseas, come here for treatment. Specialist doctors from Great Ormond

open meeting saw us roughly map out Rag week, giving ourselves plenty

Street also go to local hospitals where they offer expert advice on a wide

of hard work to do. Details cannot be revealed here but you will all find out

range of children's medical problems - from heart disease to asthma. Over

soon enough.

Suffice to s a y that w e hope to give you a packed week of

100 different clinics are now run regularly across the country - and the num-

events which aim to include as many members of the college as possible,

ber is growing. Great Ormond Street Hospital is world renowned for its pio-

whilst raising lots of money for two very deserving charities. We also held a gathering to present the cheques from last years R a g .

•oned d tc

Cheques were given to representatives of Alone in

r die

London and the Dyslexia Institute. The event gave

i quid

us all an opportunity to reflect on the past year,

ir fo'

and look forward to the rest of this years efforts.

3

Looking back over all that has been achieved gave us all an idea of the work pack. =ven r the seen , l

involved, and the work w e still have to do to achieve our target of raising '30,000 for charity this year.

S o a big well done to Martin, Farhad and all

involved last year for a fantastic year. Friday N o v e m b e r 17th s a w the annual B B C C h i l d r e n in N e e d appeal.

|fe

pul | Whilst this was not something w e were involved with, Emma W a t s o n from oney umid

'he C h

emistry d e p a r t m e n t c o o r d i n a t e d s o m e serious fundraising which should see a cheque for over ?1100 being sent to the appeal.

S 8

5

nc I

And here are a few w o r d s about our other nominated charity, G r e a t Or

crap' )t'-K

m o n d St. Il

's Britain's biggest specialist hospital for children and is dedicated to

neering work. Alongside the hospital's doctors and nurses are over 200 scientists at the Institute of Child Health, the hospital's research partner. They are investigating the causes of and finding cures for a iJUl.i

wide range of children's illnesses. The Hospital's motto

"V- * is 'The C h i l d First and A l w a y s ' - and it's designed especially with children in mind. For more info visit their website at www.gosh.org For details of forthcoming Rag events, reviews, a new competition and news of our raffle, plus Pete's highly entertaining editorial, visit the Rag website at www.icu-rag.org.uk Coming up this term, we have carol singing at Euston and Liverpool St Station for Alone in London, our big raffle, a few cloakrooms and more. With the end of term fast approaching it is time to look back on how far w e target. Friends have been made and w e have a working committee who I am confident in saying will ensure that we more than meet our target. However, there is still room for new ideas, help and volunteers, so if you are interested in joining us then email us at rag@ic.ac.uk

;

e, r

l t ;

treating and caring for youngsters with the most unusual, complex and rare conditions.

*

Every year over 100,000 children from across the country, and sometimes

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• Felix • 4th December 2000 •

Finally a big thank you to everyone who has helped us get this far. Enough of my ramblings, have a good week Vick


ments though,

A N A C R I D ATTITUDE...

that. Secondly,

Dear J o h n ,

inaccuracies, when

entific conspiracy against religious

Secular Society on some very irnpo ,

want

evidences. In conclusion, this 'atheist

tant matters that are often misun.

lets not talk about

a priori dismissal' meme finds safety

derstood and misrepresented

in popularit y , rather than in s u b -

would also like to invite him, alonq

stance.

with anyone else who would like to

The second query that might come

ask us questions, to our first meet,

otherwise

to get confused

I'm bound

and I don't

shall we?

Two things to sort out.

not

(1) I am not currently, nor have I

Editor's salaries -Ed

it comes

to

Especially docking

e v e r b e e n , i n v o l v e d in m a s c o t r y activities. I am certainly not a "Guilds spokesman". (Not the impression got, but thanks Ed)

for clearing

A Q U E S T I O N O F N O FAITH

I

it up -

Dear Editor,

If y o u w o u l d like an o f f i c i a l

Guilds statement (or simply want a

A s t h e a c t i n g p r e s i d e n t of

the

r

to mind would be : Does this mean

ing which will be held from 4-6»

that the only thing that matters is

dBs

on

Wednesday

6th

: 0

s c i e n c e , and that s c i e n c e can

D e c e m b e r . A n d finally dear Editor

a n s w e r everything ? C l e a r l y once

thankyou very much for your time

a g a i n t h e S e c u l a r a n s w e r is a

and column space,

resounding no. It would be impossi-

list of all the inaccuracies in your last

S e c u l a r S o c i e t y and the author of

ble for even a hardened Scientist to

article) please get in touch with the

the the S o c i e t i e s posters I feel

derive any defensible moral system

Vice-President, Sarah Bluhme, who

moved to reply to M r Yorke-Smith's

by science alone I Of course emo-

is responsible for all mascotry affi-

letter in your last issue (1190, 27th

tions matter I W h e r e would any of

ars.

December). I feel that I can clarify

us be without love, guilt, anger, hap-

(2) You did not print my letter about

some points of Secular belief to M r

p i n e s s . . . ? Indeed it is obvious to

It has come to my attention

our D P F & S . I am assuming that this

Y o r k e - S m i t h , and answer s o m e of

theists and atheists alike that sci-

t h a t c e r t a i n p e o p l e at Imperial

is because you did not want to print

his questions, something I could not

ence isn't all that matters. A n d as a

C o l l a g e a r e s l i g h t l y l a c k i n g ina

two letters from the s a m e person

do for the author of the previous let-

matter of fact there are questions

sense of humour. While I definitely

(what would you do if both myself

ter (Wes), whose critisism took the

that science (at this moment) cannot

don't w a n t

and the other Mustafa Arif were to

form of a rant rather than that of a

answer, the big 'why' questions that

S c i e n c e vs. Religion argument (my

write in at the same time?) and not

rational argument.

M r Y o r k e - S m i t h w a s alluding to.

own life e x p e r i e n c e s having giver me an incredibly polarised viewol

Yours Sincerely, Nikolai Segura Dear Felix,

to be d r a w n into a

In his letter M r Y o r k e - S m i t h a s k s

H o w e v e r this does not mean that

stuff about Etienne. S o , to spare you

w h e t h e r I am promoting scientism

there must be something else that

the whole d e b a t e ) , I do think that

from having to choose between let-

r a t h e r than s c i e n c e . T h e S e c u l a r

can a n s w e r t h e m . N o r that t h e s e

there is a bit too much sensitivity

Society does indeed believe that the

questions even have a satisfactory

regarding M r Secura's posters.

Scientific m e t h o d , that of rational

answer I

I p e r s o n a l l y feel that the secular societies posters are light-hearted

because you only like printing nasty

ters, I've tagged it on to the end of this one: Following a state of letters from var-

inquiry, is the only philosophically

The question 'why are we here ?' in

ious people publicly expressing their

d e f e n s i b l e m e t h o d of finding out

my opinion is a bit of a null question

M y belief, W e s , is that the "Born OK

Deputy

facts about the Universe. N o w two

in the absense of a creator G o d . If in

the first time" was a reference to the'

President (Finance & S e r v i c e s ) , I

questions will spring to the mind of

fact there is no G o d , then the ques-

Christian philosophy that one has tc

thought I'd write in to say that I think

the religious reader. The first would

tion has no emotionally satisfying

be "born again" within the faith to be

he's doing a sterling job. F r o m my

probably be : Is this a masked a pri-

a n s w e r . W e can scientifically find

"saved" - a little play on words, that's

own experiences so far he seems to

ori rejection of religion and the idea

out about evolution, and the origin of

all. W h e n any group (i.e. not necessarily

grievances

with

our

be competent and c o n s c i e n t o u s . I

of a G o d ?

species, and the regress of the uni-

have also found him to be courteous

T h e a n s w e r is no, t h e S e c u l a r

v e r s e , but in the a b s e n c e of fore-

religious) protests s o loudly about

at all times (although he is known to

Society offers no objections a priori

thought there is no real why . W e

something which is still only someone else's opinion, it tends to gi*

have a short temper).

a g a i n s t the possibilit y of a deity.

just are, its as simple as that. The

They way I see it. A n y D P ( F & S ) is

However we maintain that should a

fact that this is not as emotionally

the impression that they are worried

bound to upset a few people. That is

deity exist the only way of objective-

satisfying an answer as is given in

that the masses won't choose their

the nature of the job. He can't just

ly verifying its existence would be

G e n e s i s is by the by. H o w e v e r it

own group if this individual says sud and such. W h i c h would indicate that

1

let everyone spend w h a t e v e r they

through rational inquiry, be it scien-

does not lead to the conclusion that

w a n t , or he w o u l d n ' t b e d o i n g a

tific or philosophical. What we main-

life or the u n i v e r s e is i n h e r a n t l y

t h e y a r e w o r r i e d t h a t their own

decent job as a treasurer. K e e p up

tain is that there is no rational evi-

worthless because it lacks purpose.

the good work Etienne.

dence for a G o d , and therefore no

Mustafa Arif

In fact, the Secular S o c i e t y values

words aren't as persuasive or strong in foundation. Please note I am not

reason to believe in one. W h a t we

life as much as any other, and wish-

saying this is necessarily the easel

categorically are not saying is that

es only to improve its condition on

but that it is the impression that

s c i e n c e and r a t i o n a l i t y s o m e h o w

planet earth.

comes across. A bit like when some-

preclude the possibility of a deity.

one says "ooohh, what did you t«

about Etienne. 2 letters in a week is

Therefore we do indeed think clearly

I would like to thank M r Yorke-Smith

get up to last night!", and you 9 [

a little greedy

about the evidence of a Palestinian

for his letter, since it has allowed me

really defensive and angry becaus ,

along

teacher 2000 years ago. W e analyse

to clarify exactly the position of the

you know they're right.

with all the other letters I didn't have

all e v i d e n c e in a rational w a y and

room for last week. Some

people

come to conclusions. It is simply a

The deadline for letters intended for publication is W e d n e s d a y 12 no

both

matter of fact that we come to the

- drop into the office or email fe!ix@jc.ac.uk. L e t t e r s may be edited f°

please state their depart-

atheist conclusion, rather than a sci-

length but not grammar or spelling.

No, I don't mind printing good stuff

going

have

though,

so I was

to print it this week,

no

Mustafas

patience...

Can

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• 4th December 2000 • Felix •

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Ivlaybe Neil Y o r k e - S m i t h and W e s

area taken up by the (very cramped)

appoint a cycling officer. This would

L e c t u r e s o r g a n i s e d in the coming

jo see the irony in taking a stab at

cycle parks approaches 750 square

provide a focus for cyclists and

weeks by the Biochemistry Society.

fj[r. Segura for voicing his opinions

meters; this would take up a signifi-

reduce the apathy which Hamish

T h e f i r s t l e c t u r e t a k e s p l a c e on

n life's questions, but then doing

cant chunk of Dalby C t . Presumably

referred to. I would guess that the

Thursday 7th December and is presented by the world famous scientist

0

the s a m e thing t h e m s e l v e s . S o I

this would make a central cycle stor-

c y c l i n g p o p u l a t i o n of t h e S o u t h

por- would like to reiterate that I am not 3ur. questioning whether an individuals

age facility impractical as well a s

K e n s i n g t o n c a m p u s will a p p r o a c h

Professor Lord Robert Winston.

undesirable.

10% in the summer months (if there

The lecture

'd. II beliefs a r e c o r r e c t . S o m e of my lone friends, for example, s e e m to think e to that Star Trek is brilliant, when it is

S o if anything is done to improve the

are 400 cycles parked on campus on

Science' asks whether scientists

cycle parking facilities, I would argue

a November lunchtime, then includ-

should be held accountable for the

that it should be mirrored at a num-

ing bikes hidden away in people s

science they create.

eet- quite clearly not.

ber of locations around the campus.

offices, cyclists not on campus and

longer simply about harmless curios-

6 ir

Surely the least we can hope for is

the increased use of cycles in sum-

ity. A s science impacts the whole of

some well-spaced Sheffield r a c k s

mer, this number should rise consid-

society who should decide the moral

iter

with a C C T V c a m e r a t r a i n e d on

erably).

standpoint in cont roversia l issues

:irre Alec Thomas (Physics III)

them.

S u r e l y 7 0 0 or s o cyclists d e s e r v e

such as prenatal genetic screening?

s o m e f o r m of r e c o g n i t i o n .

This

of Regards,

W h a t about s o m e t h i n g b e t t e r ? C Y C L E III

I

For

entitled

lecture

' E t h i c s in

Science is no

is to b e h e l d o n

Thursday 7th December at 6.30pm

suspect that bec aus e the existing

example it would be nice for some-

cycle parking is located in awkward

one to o r g a n i s e d i s c o u n t e d b i k e

in t h e B M S L e c t u r e T h e a t r e 2.

read with interest the recent pieces

nooks and crannies that it would be

maintenance schemes or to repre-

Admission is free with refreshments

in your m a g a z i n e c o v e r i n g c y c l e

difficult to i m p l e m e n t l o c k e r s or

sent the interests of cyclists to the

afterwards.

theft

build secure compounds at the exist-

R o y a l P a r k s or t o t h e L o n d o n

entry. The second high profile lec-

ing locations. I would think that if

Borough

and

ture lined up this term is presented

ition I just took a quick stroll in order to

college are serious about improving

Chelsea.

by Dr Chris Evans, widely regarded

:ria

cycle parking facilities, they might

Finally, I a g r e e with H a m i s h that

a s o n e of t h e m o s t s u c c e s s f u l

I counted

need to allocate some better space

there is nothing particularly difficult

biotechnology entrepreneurs in the

iterj around 4 0 0 c y c l e s locked out side ;

to cycle parking. P e r h a p s college

in achieving improved cycle parking

U K , his lecture is entitled 'Biotech:

:o E the majority of these could be found

should carry out a proper feasibility

if the political will is there and would

the coming revolution'.

(my within 10 or so 'designated locations'

study examining the requirements

urge Hamish to ensure that some-

is on T u e s d a y 12th D e c e m b e r at

iver, | spread around the site. These cycle

for cycle parking and the options

thing does happen.

6.30pm and is probably in the Read

A/ of parks were all in heavy use (80% full,

available. This might include a sur-

Lecture Theatre.

thai say) except for the very large site

vey of how people get to college. I

Yours,

and refreshments will be provided

ivity | outside electrical engineering which

suspect this would reveal that more

Tim Grainger

Dear Felix,

and bike parking. assess the number of cyclists on the

in a South K e n . c a m p u s .

of

Kensington

S i n c e this

THE B I O C H E M I S T R Y

ular empty cycle park is very c l o s e to

help to justify their expenditure and

BETWEEN U S

ted

loss of any car parking spaces.

Dalby C t . it s u g g e s t s that a large

This lecture

Admission is free

after the lecture. Both lectures have

people cycle than drive which would

was about 6 0 % empty.

Arrive early to ensure

a limited capacity and are likely to be highly p o p u l a r .

P l e a s e arrive

early to avoid disappointment.

Dear all,

i OK | new bike shed here w o u l d not be

Besides improving parking facilities

Thank you,

j the ideally placed.

maybe college could be persuaded

I wish to inform the students from all

Andrew Parker,

is tcj

to

subjects about the exciting G u e s t

Biochemistry Society President

o be Besides, I would think that the total nat's

JUST PLAIN INSANE .arily MARTIN O'REILLY

S T E V E N DOUGHTY

origin of various c o m p o n e n t s of these culinary

prepare for a night on the beers with a baguette

masterpieces. There s e e m e d to be no limits to

or a jacket potato?

what qualified to become the basis for a Union

Well some of us have decided that the time has

oout

Curry. Peas, carrots, lamb, mushrooms, potatoes,

come to take action. W e have launched an online

>me-' DAN C L A R K E

turkey, baby sweetcorn (and something that w e

petition at www.icu-curries.com, demanding the

give Do you remember the Union C u r r y ? For those of Tied you who Have only joined us this year, allow me to the' describe to you this strange beast.

are fairly sure was parsnip (you're not even

close

-Ed) ) ail made it into the mix.

their decision and bring it back. W h y should you

such Part rice, part spice and part miscellaneous meat thai veg, the Union C u r r y has been a staple foodowr stuff for generations of IC students. Nutritious

sign it?. Because you too want to see the return of the glorious Union C u r r y of course!

o r

rone I and occasionally delicious, the Union Curry pronot' vided the IC student with their daily dosage of ase. I carbohydrates, proteins, fat and baby sweetcorn thai Specially baby sweetcorn). >me- Every lunch and dinnertime, there w a s a choice tv* between the visually attractive vegetable curry or

f'\

return of the Union Curry. O u r hope is that with enough s i g n a t u r e s , union catering will reverse

But w e

also have an added incentive...

They weren't haute cuisine, but they were ours

Win beer. There, I said it

and we liked them. And union catering has cut us

After hearing of our plight, the nice folks at C o b r a

off cold turkey.

Citing financial constraints (the

B e e r have offered to supply not a bottle, not a

Union Curry was a loss making venture apparent-

crate, but an entire Y E A R S S U P P L Y of C o b r a

ly, but what could be cheaper to produce than a

B e e r to the IC student who c o m e s up with the

clearly labelled but otherwise unidentifiable

curry?), they have killed the curry and replaced it

most original and compelling argument to bring

^eat curry. They wer e cheap and cheerful and

with daily specials. I am all for choice, but what

back the Union Curry .

ce in their own special way, and never failed to

about those of us w h o want to c h o o s e curry?

your vote today at w w w . i c u - c u r r i e s . c o m - and

Park off a conversation speculating on the exact

More to the point, how's a student supposed to

don't forget to tell your friends.

, n e

n|

s

S o don't delay, register

CO'I

Got something to rant about? Send it to felix@icac.uk. R a n t s m u s t b e a m a x i m u m of 7 0 0 w o r d s a n d a r e p r i n t e d at t h e E d i t o r ' s d i s c r e t i o n .

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8:15-11ish

8:30

Union Gym: Fencing "CHAOS AND THE TRANSFORMA TION OF BUSINESS" By Dominic Fielden, from Breakthrough Technologies Pipard Lecture Theatre, Level 5, Sherfield Building (Environmental Society) ICU Council - everyone welcome Aiuchi Jiu Jitsu: Wilson House Rec Centre BEGINNERS WELCOME Wine tasting society, Alexander Fleming Building (Cafe), Everyone welcome Community Action Group Soup Run: Weeks Hall Kitchen No Commitment, just turn up DaVinci's: Quiz Night: Win £50 Cash Union: Be afraid. Very.

Wednesday 6-8 8-1

6.12.2000

Wilson House: Shorinji Kempo Union: Cheesy Wotsits.

Diary

Community Action Group Soup Run: Weeks Hall Kitchen No commitment, just turn up Gliding Meeting (Beginners Welcome) Room 252 Aeronautics (Roderic Hill Building) -Visit our new web site at http://su.ic.ac.uk/gliding for more information. The Imperial College Biochemistry Society Presents Professor Lord Robert Winston on Ethics in Science. SAF Building Lecture Theatre 2 8 : 1 5 1 1 i s h

8.12.2OO0

Friday 1pm 1-2pm 12-2 8pm

8pm

Southside (Upper Lounge) Photosoc Jummah prayers in Southside Gym Union Gym (3rd floor) Fencing Great Hall, IC choir presents Gloria-Rutter/ Dixit Dominus - Mandel / Messa di Gloria Puccini Tckets on door Southern Comfort band night & Pop Tarts £1.50 / £2 without ICU card / free with entscard Get

your

Wednesday event

diary

entries

9pm to get

publicised

for

in

your free

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Saturday 8-12pm

9.12.2000 Whiplash: alt.rock, metal, punk, in dBs

Sunday

10.12.2000

Interhall Football 2-4 UDH: Shorinji Kempo

Monday 4-6pm 5pm 6.30 pm

4.12.2000 IFTAR-free food: brothers in JCR / sisters in Prayer room (every weeknight) Contact islam@ic.ac.uk DaVinci's: Alternative Music Society RAG meeting Southside

Tuesday 12-2pm 6-8pm 6-8pm 8:15-11ish 8:30 Next

issue

Christmas

5.12.2000 Union Gym: Fencing Aiuchi Jiu Jitsu: Wilson House Rec Centre BEGINNERS WELCOME Wine tasting society, Alexander Fleming Building (Cafe), Everyone welcome Community Action Group Soup Run: Weeks Hall Kitchen No Commitment, just turn up Davinci's: Quiz Night: Win £50 Cash Union: Be afraid. Very. of

Felix

special

out

on

designed

• Felix • 4th December 2000 •

Wednesday to

last

13th

you

December.

well

into

It's

next

a

year

bumper


f r e q u e n c y

Doves and Turin Brakes

Ben Okafor

Live @ Empire

Coffee With Lazarus (Plankton)

Turin B r a k e s have no d e l u s i o n s of t h e i r d e s t i n y a n d f a t e in t h e e v i l world of music, they know that there

N o w , there's a definite conflict

not the next Travis or C o l d p l a y . Y o u

interests in B e n Okafor's music. Q

s e e , they lack a t t i t u d e , a beautiful

the one hand w e have some of tti

front person and most of all they just

s m o o t h e s t r e g g a e you're likely

aren't plain loud enough. W h a t they

hear. It might be a touch overprt

do have is an a b u n d a n c e of c h a r m ,

duced but it's still excellent chill 01

sweet a c o u s t i c melodies and the

fodder for when you've been canirt

ability to turn hauntingly angst when

it too much. Y e t on the other hant

they please. Take, Mind over

we have these absolutely appallini

Money

for e x a m p l e , an e x a m p l e of t h e r e

lyrics that s e e m to have been writ

mini folk R a d i o h e a d t e n d e n c i e s .

A

ten the night before old Ben's hai

band to keep an eye on, but proba-

to h a n d t h e m in ( c o m e o n , yoi

bly b e s t l i s t e n e d t o on

know what I mean) to his recoil

record.

W h e r e a s with D o v e s , their electrify-

label. It shouldn't matter that hes'

ing live s h o w s u r p a s s e s even the L P ,

talking utter c r a p , after all if the

Lost Souls, a sure contender

for

album of the year.

W

ith M o r g a n , it r e a l l y is a

m o r e c o n f i d e n t , s o n g s that use

Manic Street P r e a c h e r s can maki

family affair.

to drag and die out, now lift and

a career of it then so can Okafor

Look over

To cap the D o v e s b e s t y e a r yet,

there on the d r u m s , that's his lit-

drive. E m b r a c e , really are

the

Indeed, if it is the S a t u r d a y nigh:

they sell out the Empire two nights

t l e b r o t h e r , oh a n d on t h e

full p a c k a g e now, a v e r y B r i t i s h

stoners that he's catering for then'

running, get the pick of the b a n d s

with a tambourine that's

Uncle

r o c k b a n d . Ignore the f a c t that

he's perfect: you could talk bollock

"who are m o s t l y likely" to

support

M o r g a n , a n d t h e r e a r e his s i s -

any half wit can sing b e t t e r than

about these lyrics 'til dawn.

them, then turn in a blistering set of

t e r s , in the m i d d l e , s i n g i n g a n d

D a n n y , just feel the a t m o s p h e r e

blood, sweat and guitar

stealing the praise. W h i c h

and dig t h o s e g r o o v e s .

S o n g s like Sea Comes, develop

majesty.

a n d Here

Song

it

are given time and s p a c e to and

soar.

From

Badly

is

unfair, as the g a n g l y , u n a s s u m -

They

bang out all the hits, w e all sing

ing M o r g a n sits to the s i d e with

a l o n g and it's l o v e l y , no a l a r m s

h i s b o x of t r i c k s , g u i d i n g

his

and no s u r p r i s e s . W i t h E m b r a c e ,

beats

y o u get e x a c t l y what it s a y s on

D r a w n B o y ' s b a c k i n g band to a

family through

M e r c u r y n o m i n a t i o n in u n d e r

two

left

his own

and p o p / j a z z c o m b i n a t i o n s . The

the tin, with no p s e u d o - a r t t o s s

years, the D o v e s are here to enjoy

g l o r i o u s Miss

guitar wank. For every Tortoise

t h e m s e l v e s . Utilising stunning v i s u -

with the s u m m e r y s h i m m y

als, ranging from short pretenscious

Sitting

Parker,

as the

in the Sun,

films to hynotic swirls, the band fully

atmospheres

entrance the audience for the whole-

onwards,

set. The D o v e s are sure to do well in

interval with...

but

is f o l l o w e d

not

of

party

album

you

own,

you

need

Dope Radio ( Perfecto/M ushroom)

E m b r a c e s t y l e s i n g - a - l o n g indie

continues,

a n t h e m s to b a l a n c e y o u r

before

T h e y p l a y Save

an

Dope Smugglaz

One

Big Family

life.

Dop e Smugglaz first album, riddled

Hooligan,

with loads of samples from the likes

et a l . A s D a n n y

of classical music to Mark Goodiefs

Me,

Jonny

M a c n a m a r a s t r u t s and n o d s , and

do a lot w o r s e t h a n p u t t i n g t h e i r

V e g a s , w h o is here, to be quite

g r o w s into a prince a m o n g front

ten. Their idea was to make an

album

frankly,

one

m e n , e v e r y o n e helps the

band

album that could be listened to

o t h e r thing must be m e n t i o n e d ,

raise the roof. The lads

from

fat old men really shouldn't strip

L e e d s prove that anyon e can

each song so every time you expe "

in front of 6 0 0 0 p e o p l e , no mat-

play g u i t a r , and no m a t t e r

ence something different. To me, it

ter

y o u a r e , if y o u h a v e t h e

all the end of y e a r polls, you could Lost

C h r i s t m a s List.

S ou/s

on

your

C o m i c extrordinaire,

what

a bit c r a p . O n l y

sum

of

money

is

who tunes

voice, it makes it a very varied lis-

many times, with many layers to rl

hasn't the depth of an album such as

involved. W h i c h after that dour

and s o m e s o u l , it might just be

M o b y Play, but it has the ability to

i n t e r v a l , on an o t h e r w i s e

y o u playing in s u c h v e n u e s g i v e n

grow on you. W i t h some funky g "

a c o u p l e of y e a r s .

tar riffs splashed about big beats it

night

of c e l e b r a t i o n , br ing s us to t h e

ul

E m b r a c e wil l be l y i n g

low

has songs that easily entertain,

play

for the next f e w m o n t h s ,

but

then it has others that just get

t h e right t u n e s , but never really

make sure you check them

out

annoyinq.

hit the t a r g e t . But this y e a r has

next y e a r , they'll s u r p r i s e y o u . A

been different,

quality night of c a b a r e t .

headliners. O n c e , a poor man's O a s i s , a band that could

the band have

matured, grown

relaxed

and

^

Tobl

Andy

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f r e q u e n c y

v

Marble Valley Sunset Sprinkler (Pork Recordings) M a r b l e V a l l e y w e r e f o r m e d in 1997 by Steve W e s t , the drummer from P a v e m e n t , a n d t h i s , t h e i r second album, is a quirky mix of percussion and synthesiser driven t r a c k s that, d e s p i t e s o u n d i n g strange at first, grow on y o u very quickly. M o s t of t h e s o n g s a r e good, some a r e b a d a n d s e v e r a l are just weird but all of them are unique. If y o u a r e l o o k i n g f o r a substitute f o r t h i s y e a r ' s r a t h e r bland offerings, or if you are just a pavement f a n y o u will p r o b a b l y enjoy this o r i g i n a l , if s l i g h t l y strange, offering. Sunset

Sprinkler

is released on 4th December.

The man himself - The Judge

T u r n m i l l s is d e f i n i t e l y f o r t h o s e

Capital's Clubbing at it's finest

who appreciate quality.

The Gallery, Friday night @ Turnmills

Don't

g e o u s p e o p l e t h o u g h . N o , there

T

he Gallery - Friday night theme

so b e patient. O n c e inside get

a r e n o t t o m a n y of us s t u d e n t s

at Turnmills. F a m o u s galleries

your bearings. T h e main

p a c k i n g t h e d a n c e floor.

room

Instead

Versus The World (Southern)

usually hold several m a s t e r p i e c e s .

hosts t h e big D J s , but a back

prepare yourself for a mainly male

In a clubbing world, T h e G a l l e r y at

room playing funky house and a

and 20-something crowd, dripping

Turnmills held three; J u d g e J u l e s ,

cafe c a n help y o u momentarily

with sweat and rattling with pills.

Kenickie are d e a d , long live The

chill out.

Drinks are expensive, but don't let

Action Time. O n e b a n d , 3 girls

T h e night w a s t o be special. Rarely

dehydration st rike. P a c e yourself

and 3 boys. O n e aim, to pervert

do you see the likes of Timo M a a s ,

throughout

modern music by s t e a m rolling

f o l l o w e d s w i f t l y on t h e d e c k s b y

7:30am s e s s i o n , a v o d k a and red

J u d g e J u l e s . Regularly mentioned

bull will s e t y o u back a s t e e p

naut. As subtle as a brick, their

have t o a g r e e . S i t u a t e d in t h e

by t h e J u d g e o n his radio s h o w ,

£7.50, while a bottle of C o k e is a

whirlwind h a r m o n i e s leave y o u

heart of the C l e r k e n w e l l area near

the G a l l e r y offers weekly a list full

cool £2.50. A l s o d r e s s t o impress,

dazed and c o n f u s e d as they rush

of D J s w h o p l a y t h e r e b e c a u s e

although the hardcore J u d g e fans

through a full album in less than

they want t o , knowing t h e crowd

did m a n a g e to c o n t r a d i c t

30 minutes.

London.

will respond t o their s e t s ,

house rule, being d r e s s e d like air-

To The Action T i m e , talking the

° n arrival at 11:30pm I laughed at

A s I s t o o d in t h e m i d d l e of t h e

port traffic police.

game and looking right is a s

'ne ridiculously i m m e n s e q u e u e s ,

tightly p a c k e d floor d a z e d b y the

A s a n a d d e d extra w e e n d e d the

much as the s o u n d . Thick eyelin-

mainly d u e t o t h e v e r y f a i r £ 1 0

laser lights and surrounded by

night by beating the crowds to the

er, immaculately coiffured black

entry. A v o i d d i s a p p o i n t m e n t a n d

sweaty, eccentric, screaming

D J b o o t h w h e r e w e m a n a g e d to

hair and S e x P i s t o l c o c k i n e s s , it

'eave the union b a r e a r l y . M o s t

trance lovers, I soon realised that

gain a c c e s s , a n d m e e t t w o nice

all adds to their s w a g g e r . A band

' Portantly, The beefy bouncers

t h e G a l l e r y d o e s hold t h e k e y to

geezers called J u l e s and Timo.

aiming high, pushing hard with

have their h e a d s w h e r e t h e s u n

'ultimate clubbing'.

N o t bad for a night out in one of

everything they have. Don't

doesn't s h i n e , s o h a s s l i n g t h e m

W i t h its fluorescent a n d luminous

L o n d o n ' s finest galleries.

expect them to stick around, but

Timo M a a s

and a memorable

atmosphere. D e s c r i b e d by experienced c l u b b e r s a s t h e b e s t night out in L o n d o n , true fans of hardhouse^and t r a n c e w o u l d s u r e l y

Farringdon Tube S t a t i o n , Turnmills is the home of e u p h o r i c m u s i c in

m

about t h e q u e u e i s n o t r e c o m m e

c •

The Action Time

e x p e c t a f l o o r p a c k e d w i t h gor-

n d e d . T h e wait is w o r t h w h i l e ,

the 10:30pm

to

this

the fast thrills a r e fun while they

interior, a b s t r a c t wall projections and elaborate ceiling decorations,

• Felix • 4th December 2000 •

head first a s a punk rock jugger-

Darren

Bailey

last.

Frequency


Singles b y

T o m ,

W a r u l ,

M a n s o o r

Saian Supa Crew

a n d

S t e p h e n

Big Sur

Angela

EP

(Wordplay/Source)

(Arista)

Fantastic single from this French Hip-

This is a bit more like it - one of the

Hop collective. The soulful lyrics c o m -

hundreds of 'next big things' flying

bine s u p e r b l y with S S C ' s

trademark

a b o u t at t h e m o m e n t , it c o m e s

skillful v o c a l dexterity. T h e r e ' s e v e n

a c r o s s like B e l l e a n d S e b a s t i a n ,

s o m e L a t i n v i b e s g o i n g on h e r e .

except it's not wank. Wistful guitar

Angela

w a s in the F r e n c h T o p 5 for

pop of the type that Buffalo Tom do

four w e e k s over the S u m m e r , and it's

so well, with the third track,

great. G e t this now!

For You being especially good.

Waiting

Lo-fidelity Allstars, supported by Space Raiders Last Man Standing

|

IBarker

@ Heaven

Shotgun Mouth

jTrecco Bay EP

(Stand Alone Recordings))

i(Clearsound)

H

aving lost two band members, including their vocalist, around time of their last U K tour two years ago, you might think that the

L o - F i A l l s t a r s have difficulty returning to the s t a g e with the same This lot s e e m to have missed their

presence that they used to have. H o w e v e r their explosive perform-

Ahhh, what's that in my e a r s ? ! ? ! ? Is it

t i m e by a b o u t 5 y e a r s - m i d - 9 0 ' s

ance on the final date of their recent U K tour blew away any doubts

a bee, or a w a s p ? ! ? ! ?

indie

Northern

you might have had about the band. The raucous, adrenalin-filled se: was a statement of intent as the band made clear that they were as

song!

No!

It's this

pop,

in

a

S u p e r - f u z z y b a s s and distor-

U p r o a r / M e n s w e a r style. N o t any-

tion, they sound like angry teenagers,

thing you haven't heard before, and

loud and as energetic as they have ever been, and that "this is NOT;

and aren't t e e n a g e r s so a d o r a b l e

it all sounds a bit dated now.

comeback".

w h e n t h e y ' r e a n g r y . . . T h i s isn't b a d ,

S p a c e Raiders s u p p o r t e d , and c a m p e d it up in Village People out-

probably worth seeing live. W h a t is a

fits. The two frontmen made an enthusiastic duo, who w e r e perhapsi

Shotgun

little too lively for the c r o w d , but all in all not a bad performance.

Mouth?

L o - F i A l l s t a r s c a m e on and s h o w c a s e d their "new sound" - whict s e e m e d to have e l e m e n t s of P r i m a l S c r e a m , D e a t h In V e g a s anc

Bon Jovi

1

Apollo 440

Bentley Rhythm A c e - with a good selection of their new tracks such as The All and Voodoo

Thank You For Loving!

I

Me

Charlie's Angels

Battle

Flag and Disco

House.

They also played old tracks such as

Machine

Gun. This g o o d mix of old and new]

meant that the fans w e r e kept happy whilst also being introduced tt

(Sony)

the new material, all of which w a s played with the s a m e full-on attitude.

(Jambco)

However, I found that the new material lacked s o m e of the dark.i psychotic feel that made their last album so damn g o o d . N o n e of their

I had heard that B o n J o v i ' s latest

Typical Apoll o 4 4 0 fare - the drum-

s e e m e d to have a distinctive sound. In a s e n s e it felt as if they hac|

album Crush w a s a w e l c o m e , rousing

mer having a fit in the background,

lost some of their identity.

revisit

roots.

a f e w g u i t a r s t h r o w n in for g o o d

But hey, that w a s the past, what about n o w ? N o w , they havej

H o w e v e r , this single from their album

measure, and completely devoid of

more than enough talent and m u s i c a l f i r e p o w e r to beat the seve'j

is a b a r e l y w a r m e d - o v e r r e h a s h of

any s e m b l a n c e of being g o o d . N o t

shades of shoeshine out of most of the w h m e y - a r s e d bands around a'|

t h e t r a c k Always

a s bad as Lost In Space,

to

Crossroads.

their

pop-rock

from the

album

This is a rather s i m p l e ,

sappy ballad. Strictly for fans only.

l)

Frequency

but then

that's not much of an achievement.

the moment. Their eclectic mix of styles and moods means that the'l music is always fresh and exciting, and ultimately powerful. I challen9

e

you to go to one of their gigs and not find something that you like.

• 4th December 2000 • Felix • ij


s c r e e n

U r b a n

L e g e n d s :

Director: John Ottman Starring:

Jennifer

Morrison,

Matthew Davis and Eva Mendes

F i n a l

B l a c k

C u t

a n d

rumour inspires our heroine, A m y

Director: James Toback

rap g r o u p ( m e m b e r s of the W u -

( J e n n i f e r Morrison) , to make her

Starring: Brooke Shields, Robert

Tang clan).

t hesi s film a psychological thriller

Downey Jr. and Ben Stiller W h a t stops this from being a total

a b o u t a s e r i a l killer who kills his he s e q u e l to the y e a r b e f o r e

v i c t i m s in the style of urban leg-

last's s t o r y a b o u t a c a m p u s -

e n d s . M o s t of the urban legends

based s e r i a l k i l l e r is ( s o m e w h a t unsurprisingly)

T

W h i t e

A

t first thought,

Black

and

disaster is the cast - unusual, cer-

s e e m s like a t e r r i b l e

tainly, but s o m e fine performanc-

have quite a long run up to them -

Idea for a movie. A picture star-

es. B e n Stiller and J o e Pantoliano

White

story

y o u k n o w something is going to

ring, amongst others, C l a u d i a

t u r n in s o m e g o o d w o r k ,

about a c a m p u s - b a s e d serial killer.

happen but you're not quite sure

Schiffer, N B A star Allan Houston,

D o w n e y J n r . is v e r y a m u s i n g .

This time t h e c a m p u s is A l p i n e

what. This means that half the fun

selected members of the W u - T a n g

W h a t is more surprising is that the

University, the elitist film s c h o o l . It

of the film is trying to guess which

clan, and M i k e Tyson all in a movie

supporting cast isn't too bad -

is the end of term and senior y e a r

urban legend is about to happen.

a b o u t Black

S c h i f f e r and H o u s t o n won't

another

and White

cultures

colliding in modern day N e w York.

students are rushing to finish their

and

be

winning any O s c a r s , but their prese n c e d o e s n ' t kill t h e m o v i e like

thesis films before they graduate.

In many ways this film is similar to

Competition for t h e b e s t film is

all o t h e r s of its genre. The main

The movie is a mess - there s e e m s

made even tougher by the presti-

c h a r a c t e r is a girl with 'issues' in

to be v e r y little structure to it at

have d o n e (i.e. C i n d y C r a w f o r d ,

gious H i t c h c o c k a w a r d ; a p r i z e

h e r p a s t . S h e w o r k s out

all. T h e r e is a w e a k c e n t r a l plot

A a l i y a h e t c ) . A n d T y s o n is j u s t

which not only gives the recipient

before anyone else that everyone

concerning a corrupt cop (Stiller)

himself. The Idea of anyone asking

large sum of money, but also the

is being murdered and that all the

w h o b r i b e s a b a s k e t b a l l s t a r to

Tyson for advice on conflict resolu-

in

m u r d e r s a r e r e l a t e d to her. O f

t h r o w a g a m e with u n e x p e c t e d l y

tion is funny enough, but the scene

Hollywood. A opportunity that film

course, no one believes her. There

tragic c o n s e q u e n c e s . There d o e s -

w h e r e D o w n e y J n r . c o m e s on to him is hilarious.

a

chance

to

make

films

long

other celebrity performances could

students w o u l d l i t e r a l l y kill for.

is s o m e d u b i o u s male i n t e r e s t

n't appear to have been any script

This a c t u a l l y a d d s q u i t e a n i c e

Trevor (Matthew Davies) that you

for this m o v i e - it b o u n c e s from

twist- a sort of

'is it part of the

a r e not q u i t e sure if she s h o u l d

s c e n e to s c e n e without any obvi-

Black

" or part of the film in the film' -

trust and despite the fact that she

o u s d i r e c t i o n , a n d m o s t of it is

t a s t e ; It's i n t e r e s t i n g if n o t h i n g

fllr

w

clearly hugely improvised. There is

e l s e . If y o u c a n s w a l l o w a movie

a woman making a documentary

that's less than the sum of it's col-

screaming, on her own, completely

(Shields) about white teens hang-

lective parts you may find it a stim-

fact the w h o l e s t o r y is q u i t e

unarmed, in the dark. But lets face

ing out in the ghetto pretending to

ulating hour and forty minutes. If

be

y o u ' r e l o o k i n g for s o m e s t o r y in

"niggaz".

Her

husband's

Parate from the first. The only

it, if you like teen thriller slashers

character to c r o s s o v e r is R e e s e

then this will be right up your alley

(Downey

s e e m s to be obvious to everyone

Se

Jnr.)

homosexuality

°retta Devine), the C a m p u s

( p r e f e r a b l y a deserted one with

security guard, a little bit tougher

m i n i m a l l i g h t i n g and a m a s k e d

except her . T h e r e ' s a black gang

still the same; and the rumour

serial killer hiding in the shadows).

who just s e e m to s p e n d

( L

u t

o f

a

is an a c q u i r e d

knows someone is trying to kill her

the

st 'Urban L e g e n d ' .

n

White

s h e r u n s t o w a r d s the soun d of

h i c h d i s t i n g u i s h e s it f r o m

fir

and

n Urban L e g e n d killer at ' s o m e

U n i v

ersity

up t h e c o a s t ' . T h i s

Screen

(In cinemas now).

Katherine

there to stimulate the grey matter, you'll be disappointed.

their

(Black

entire time shagging up in a pent-

now).

h o u s e a p a r t m e n t b e l o n g i n g to a

and

White

is in c i n e m a s Tom

• 4th December 2000 • Felix •


T h e Italian Job Director: Peter Coliinson Starring: Michael Caine,

Noel

Coward and Benny Hill.

H

old

on,

this

isn't

new

p o t e n t i a l . H o w e v e r , due to public

Yes

d e m a n d , such c las s i c films are

c o m p e t i t i o n t i m e and this w e e k

offer

being s h o w n , a year after the first

o u r g o o d p a l s at t h e O d e o n on

M o n d a y to F r i d a y and late night

e v e r y b o d y , o n c e a g a i n it is

w e r e t r i e d . J u s t b e c a u s e of the

High Street

sheer size of the screen and steep

given S c r e e n two pairs of tickets for Urban Legends: Final Cut. A s

Kensington

have

t h e s p e c i a l s t u d e n t r a t e s they IC

people.These

apply

S a t u r d a y . Producing your IC card will get you in for £4.50.

mutter

inclination at which you are p o s i -

under your breath. A n d indeed my

tioned, watching a film in such an

usual just answer this easy ques-

The

little o b s e r v a n t c h e r u b s y o u a r e

e n v i r o n m e n t is a totally

tion in order to merit a free night

teasers w e r e :

not m i s t a k e n , for The Italian

e x p e r i e n c e . The

out at the c i n e m a .

Smashie and Nicey b e i n g Harryi

was

release," I hear you

a

Competitions!

Job

different

Italian

is

Job

a c t u a l l y r e l e a s e d in 1 9 6 9 .

s u p r e m e l y e n j o y a b l e , t h o s e little

However, it is the first film in the

minis s c o o t i n g all o v e r the giant

Which

"After Dark" series appropriately

s c r e e n , in what must be one of the

film G l a d i a t o r

named because they are shown

films

quite late at the BFI I M A X cinema

Britannia image of the 1960's.

that

defined

the

connects and

the

weeks,

H u d s o n is Goldie Hawn's daugh-i

TV

ter, L u c y Liu p l a y s Ling Woo in! A l l e y M c B e a l a n d f i n a l l y Blaine I

C o m e on then get your a n s w e r s in the

last

the

Tuttle

in W a t e r l o o .

to

E n f i e l d ' s c o m i c c r e a t i o n s , Kate I actor

c o o l s e r i e s "I, C l a d i u s "

A l s o , w i t h t h e o p e n i n g of

answers

w a s p l a y e d by Joshual

J a c k s o n in Cruel Intentions.

for a festive visit to a free film!

Y o u ' v e probably heard e n o u g h of

W e l l c o m e W i n g at t h e S c i e n c e T h e

my rantings about how impressive

M u s e u m , IC students can s e e fea-

the I M A X cinema in W a t e r l o o is. It

tures previously reviewed in Felix

ner of Earls C o u r t R o a d and High

noon on W e d n e s d a y , winners are

is e n c a s e d in an o d d c y l i n d r i c a l

for

Street Kensington. Remember,

drawn from my fat hat.

Meet The Parents

6th D e c e m b e r , s o q u i c k entries | (i

the

m e a s i l y s u m of

£5.95

High

Street

Kensington

O d e o n is located just on the cor-

shaped building, interestingly posi-

(remember actual entry is free) at

t i o n e d in t h e m i d d l e of a r o u n d -

the I M A X now residing

a b o u t , w h i c h j u m p s o u t at

you

H o w e v e r , the " A f t e r D a r k " series

after you keep following the S o u t h

is only shown at the BFI I M A X , and

Bank signs out of the underground.

be war ned , it sells out very quickly

Now

However, once you've

negotiated

indeed. The "After D a r k " series is

the pulse racing. S c r e e n has ten

U s u a l rules for this

competition

a p p l y , a n s w e r s to film.felix by

there.

are vital. The deadline will be noon, o here is a competition to get

on

Tuesday, winners

will b

^

e

p r o m p t l y e m a i l e d . T h e screening I

the s u b w a y s and h a n d o v e r y o u r

shown only on the last w e e k e n d of

pairs of t i c k e t s to go and s e e a

s t a r t s at 6 . 3 0 p m at a W e s t End I E

good money, you are s u b m e r g e d in

the month. All of the next films are

p r e v i e w s c r e e n i n g of t h e

new

cinema.

an media experience that only the

all heartily recommended.

R o b e r t D e N i r o f i l m Meet

The

' ' b

This comedy has been a

J u s t a n s w e r this d e a d easy ques- | F

b e s t c i n e m a in B r i t a i n c a n g i v e you.

U s u a l l y s u c h films as The

Italian

Job are not usually shown b e c a u s e

Parents. Titanic - 29th, 30th D e c .

huge s u c c e s s in the S t a t e s hitting

L A Confidential - 26th, 27th J a n .

t h e n u m b e r o n e p o s i t i o n in t h e

G o o d F e l l a s - 23th, 24th Feb.

c h a r t s a n d b a s k i n g in f a n t a s t i c

In w h i c h r e c e n t

Pulp Fiction - 30th, 31st M a r c h

reviews.

starring

they are not I M A X , a n d h e n c e do not s h o w off t h e c i n e m a ' s t r u e

• Felix • 4th December 2000 •

tion to try and win:

I movie

also

T h e s h o w i n g will be on T u e s d a y

o

R o b e r t D e N i r o wa I g s

Billy Crystal married Drew

(i

to

Friend?

Screen

3

s 5

ft


b o o k s

An Englishman in N e w York Editorial I For t h o s e w h o do r e a d t h e book reviews

at m y p o p up m a p (I s o l o v e p l a y i n g t h e

bit hit and m i s s . S o m e b r a n c h e s a r e excellent

j§u have p r o b a b l y s p o t t e d that there aren't

tourist).

with a w i d e range but s o m e ( e s p e c i a l l y the s o

any this w e e k . T h e s i m p l e reason for this is

S u n d a y m o r n i n g I g o t up e a r l y a n d p r o -

c a l l e d " l a r g e s t b o o k s h o p on e a r t h " on 5 t h

that I've d e c i d e d to t a k e a break from London

c e e d e d d o w n t o w n to S o u t h F e r r y . F r o m there

a v e n u e ) c o u l d be sellin g s o c k s for the amount

and c o m e t o t h e r e l a t i v e p e a c e a n d quiet

I t o o k t h e f r e e ferry to S t a t e n Island w h i c h

of

which is N e w Y o r k C i t y .

g i v e s a n e x c e l l e n t v i e w o f t h e S t a t u e of

( W a t e r s t o n e s on P i c c a d i l l y , I h o p e y o u r listening the same goes for you!). S p e c i a l i s t s

interest

it g e n e r a t e s

for book

fans

Having n e v e r b e e n a b r o a d b e f o r e it was

L i b e r t y on the o u t w a r d journey and of the N Y

quite an e x p e r i e n c e on t h e B r i t i s h A i r w a y s

skyline on the w a y b a c k . A s it w a s misty and

and s e c o n d - h a n d p l a c e s a r e e v e r y w h e r e but I

flight to J F K , t h e f o o d w a s edible and only

raining the sight of L a d y Libert y w a s o n e I'll

do

once or t w i c e d i d I i m a g i n e us plummeting

n e v e r forget, no w o n d e r this s y m b o l is such a

B o o k s h o p " on 56th s t r e e t h a s everyt hin g for

mo the A t l a n t i c O c e a n . O n e small point, if

s o u r c e of c o m f o r t a n d h o p e to s o m a n y in

the thriller a n d c r i m e fiction fan (i.e. m e ) , the

you're on an a i r p l a n e w h i c h c r a s h e s what use

this c o u n t r y .

is a little w h i s t l e a n d t o r c h (unless you happen to c r a s h into a d i s c o or club I guess). After a 7 hour flight, m y f i r s t

II

want

to

mention

one, "Mysterious

m e m b e r of staff w a s s o p l e a s a n t I w a n t e d to

That evening F o r b i d d e n B r o a d w a y w a s

t a k e her h o m e with m e .

e x c e l l e n t . F o r t h o s e w h o don't know, F B is a

N e w Y o r k is very e x p e n s i v e . T h e s h o w s on

h u m o u r o u s look at t h e m u s c i c a l s a n d s h o w s

B r o a d w a y a r e a l m o s t d o u b l e what y o u would

T h i S iS SO l i k e t e l e v i s i o n ,

b

Y parodying the music

pay in t h e W e s t - E n d , junk f o o d a n d r e s t a u -

stars. The

r a n t s a r e u n b e l i e v a b l e p r i c e d but e l e c t r i c a l

service and food

g o o d s a r e very c h e a p , A w o r d of w a r n i n g , all

in

theatre

prices in N e w Y o r k a r e without tax (8.5%) s o

half an hour for my l u g g a g e (the excuse being

(the Ellen S t a r d u s t ) w a s s u p e r b , my bill only

be c a r e f u l , t h e p r i c e on t h e label is not t h e

that the c a r g o d o o r s w o u l d not open due to

c a m e to just o v e r $1 1 but I gave $ 1 5 (I never

price your'l! b e p a y i n g .

the cold w e a t h e r ) a n d s t a r i n g at the airport

k n o w what to tip a n d I'm s u c h a s u c k e r for a

police-officers thinking "this is s o like televi-

d a s h i n g and c h a r m i n g w a i t e r ) .

moments

on

American

soil

H

they carry guns!

were s p e n t g o i n g t h r o u g h c u s t o m s , waiting

and

the

B e f o r e c o m i n g to N e w Y o r k , s o m e p e o p l e

sion, they really c a r r y G u n s ! "

B e c a r e f u l of t h e t o i l e t s e s p e c i a l l y t h e f l u s h e s t h e y a r e v e r y p o w e r f u l , I only mention this b e c a u s e I lost a v e r y nice s i l v e r pen in

told me that t h e peopl e in s h o p s and r e s t a u -

B o r d e r s a n d b e f o r e I r e a l i s e d it had fell out of

I had my first experi-

rants w e r e rude a n d unfriendly. I have found

my p o c k e t it w a s p r o b a b l y being s u c k e d into

ence of t h e N Y s u b w a y . F i r s t point, I was

this to b e untrue . W h a t I have w i t n e s s e d is

the B r o o k l y n river.

s c a r e d , it w a s l a t e a n d I w a s t r a v e l l i n g

t h a t if y o u s a y " T h a n k - y o u " t h e c o m m o n

through B r o o k l y n . S e c o n d l y , it m a k e s the

response

London U n d e r g r o u n d look like Virgin's First

smile and "Your

class train c a r r i a g e s . T h e N Y subway is dis-

w e l c o m e " .

gusting, t h e s t a t i o n s l o o k like level one of

S h o w i n g , that if y o u r p l e a s

Huxley and t h e t r a i n s (which do run through

ant to them they a r e cordial

the night) a r e v e r y i n f r e q u e n t . T h e price is

back .

After a quick bus ride (the time by now was approaching midnight)

fair though, $ 1 . 5 0 f o r a n y journey regardless

is

a

II

„ l „ . . ' skyscrapers y o u v e

The usual tourist things have f o l l o w e d : T h e t h e b e s t B o r d e r s t h e r e i s , oh a n d t w o b i g s k y s c r a p e s ) , W a l l S t r e e t (no big d e a l , a

°f a bunk b e d (that w a s an experience and a

rather

half) it w a s time to do N e w York.

England/Threadneedle St), Rockerfeller

inferior

Bank

Of

First things first, I went to Times Square-

C e n t e r (I h a v e f o u n d that I can't s k a t e a n d

Sroadway (a s i g h t w h i c h d u r i n g the day is

my a s s will be hurting for w e e k s ) , M a c y s and

p r e s s i v e but is s p e c t a c u l a r at night) and

B l o o m i n g d a l e s ( M a c y s is the largest s h o p in

° o k e d a s h o w ( w e l l t h r e e to be p r e c i s e ) ,

the w o r l d but I thought it l o o k e d like a large

forbidden B r o a d w a y on S u n d a y evening,

b r a n c h o f D e b e n h a m s , m e n w i l l h a t e it,

h a n t o m o n M o n d a y a n d J e k y l l a n d Hyde

w o m e n ( b e c a u s e of t h e p e r f u m a n d s m e l l y

p

Starring D a v i d H a s s e l h o f f , y o u know the one °

stuff) will love it).

of B a y - w a t c h , t h e o n e without the large

A bit about b o o k s . N e w york d o e s indeed

9'ands) on T u e s d a y . M o s t of S a t u r d a y was

h a v e a n u m b e r of v e r y i m p r e s s i v e b o o k s

Pent walking (so much more of an eye-open-

shops and smaller specialist ones. Barnes

s

u t

e r

r o u

than t a k i n g t h e s u b w a y

everywhere)

and N o b l e s is t h e main c h a i n , a bit like our

n d going " O h , I r e c o g n i s e that" or looking

W a t e r s t o n e s , and like W a t e r s t o n e s c a n be a

Books

m

L o n d o n h a s more •

J

m

h i s t o r y ( w h i c h is

b u i l d i n g s a n d p a r k s ) and

A f t e r a g o o d - n i g h t s s l e e p in t h e hostel

b

London has the edge •

r e f l e c t e d in o u r

(saving m one y to s p e n d on shopping) on top

l m

.

s e e n t h e m all

W o r l d Trade C e n t e r (which holds probably

of where it's to.

In my e y e s N Y is a g r e a t city, but for m e

O n c e yOUVe Seen ten

N e w Y o r k tries to c o m p e n s a t e with s k y s c r a p e s and impressive constructions; for s o m e it w o r k s but for me o n c e you've s e e n 10 s k y s c r a p e s y o u ' v e s e e n t h e m all (I won't be applying for my g r e e n c a r d y e t , the c h a n c e s are I wouldn't

g e t it a n y w a y ) . N e w Y o r k

( e s p e c i a l l y a r o u n d t h e t h e a t r e district and up to c e n t r a l park south) is like the a r e a aroun d T o t t e n h a m C o u r t R d and C e n t r e Point, very nice in s o m e a r e a s but it h a s a slight dirty luck and t o o much neon lighting c a n be rather tacky. I h a v e to g e t g o i n g n o w . I h a v e a r e d Y a n k e e s b a s e b a l l hat t o find a n d I h a v e to t h i n k up a w a y of b r i n g i n g a b o u t 4 0 to 5 0 b o o k s b a c k with m e . I will return next w e e k with more book r e v i e w s if they let me back in the c o u n t r y . Jonathan

Matthews

• 4th December 2000 • Felix


s t a g e

Eye C o n t a c t

4-Play

Riverside Studios, Hammersmith

ICSM Drama Society

E

ye

Contact

had

already

a t t r a c t e d a w a v e of

tabloid

involved with the club.

F

rom the mouths come

the

of

(freshers)

wisdom

of

kings.

was

the third play. A n unsuspel £

ing couple drop round to visit the

C o n t r a s t i n g with the three strong

The format is simple; the new blood

new neighbour - but a s the coupl; m

girl

and

main c h a r a c t e r s (Hugo, A n y a and

to the d r a m a s o c i e t y p e r f o r m s a

s q u a b b l e and bicker like children

near-illiterate

Big

Philip), s o m e of the lesser charac-

s e r i e s of short plays or e x t r a c t s ,

t h e n e i g h b o u r b e g i n s to treaiH

publicity - here w a s a c h a n c e to catch

model,

(allegedly)

man Philip, who also b e c o m e s

cover

.j

Breakfast presenter Kelly Brook in

ters are s o m e w h a t w o o d e n and

staged annually in Gladys.

a new play dealing with the phe-

are let down badly by the s c r i p t

T h e r e is no c e n t r a l t h e m e ;

n o m e n o n of t a b l e d a n c i n g c l u b s .

w h i c h at t i m e s t h r o w s up c l i c h e

p l a y s are c h o s e n e n t i r e l y at the

r o o m " p l a y r a p i d l y b e c o m e s : Ai

The production is a look into the

after cliche. Kelly Brook shows

d i s c r e t i o n of individual d i r e c t o r s ,

s t r a n g e twilight p l a c e of choccfi ij

"sexual d y n a m i c s " of this w o r l d -

she can actually act and is the real

m a k i n g for

diverse

b i c c i e s , M r P o d d i e s a n d grow a

and, to its credit, certainly manages

star of the play, while Keir C h a r l e s

evening. The audience sat around

a d u l t s s t i c k i n g their tongues art -i

to stay a comfortable notch above

puts

performance,

candle-lit tables, drinking wine and

at each other.

1

late-night Channel 5 material.

slightly marred by occasional over-

eating nibbles, and the atmosphere

In c o n t r a s t to t h e domesticityf

K

Kelly B r o o k plays A n y a , a b r a s s y

acting but still making his charac-

was relaxed and friendly.

Mother

table

"Fantasy

ter likeable in its pathos. Terence

The

a London table-

B o o t h is also fabulous as the con-

Michael

Copenhagen,

w o m e n with their own deep-roo: I ed i s s u e s , w h o s t u m b l e throuo/8

dancer

International",

in

in a g o o d

a suitably

them accordingly. W h a t seems t;| G

f i r s t p l a y , an e x c e r p t Frayn's

the

from

be a n o t h e r " m i d d l e - c l a s s living

A p r i l de Angelsl •

Figure.

Positive

Hour

followed

fouH 1

dancing club that is struggling to

servative and staid C i t y gent.

explored the wartime relationship of

pull in t h e p u n t e r s . M e a n w h i l e ,

T h e r e is s o m e nudity (all four of

Heisenberg and Bohr, two physicists

life in a m e s s y kmda way. Oh, a* B

Hugo (Keir C h a r l e s ) is a hedonis-

the girls have a brief turn at the

from opposing sides, discussing the

who s w e a r a lot as well. The viva

I

tic, high-flying C i t y banker who is

pole, with Kelly B r o o k at the cli-

possibilities of an atomic bomb... this

cious Positive

Hour served well to

besotted with A n y a , and is besot-

max), but it is brief and certainly

complex piece with its mixed mes-

r o u n d off t h e e v e n i n g ' s eventsjH

ted to the extent that he repeat -

n o t t a c k y or g r a t u i t o u s .

s a g e s was strongly a c t e d , and

and the evening ende d to rapWj

edly tries to move their r elat ion -

again, this isn't exactly intellectual

served as a stimulating

ous a p p l a u s e .

ship to the world outside the club

fodder, remaining a glamour show

to the evening.

- A n y a however is having none of

at heart. S o go s ee. (But is it art?

Crazy.For

it and the play is an exploration of

Arts

the f l i r t a t i o u s i n t e r p l a y

Ed).

between

the two - will she c o n c e d e , or will

Sunil

Hugo have to be s a t i s f i e d with a dance to end his evening? Now

all of this has great potential

The Knowledge:

Then

introduction

The

You was not a Gershwin

musical, but an excellent c o n c e p t

Freshers' Plays have always rep<*l

chiatrist and patient consultations.

sented a good night out, and m

The twist here is that the patient

y e a r I am p l e a s e d to report th

c o m e s to realise that she is in a

cast continued this fine tradition-

w a t c h i n g , and a w a r e of the t r u e passage of time... Audio represent-

sub-plots which add to the psycho-

ing the doctor's thoughts, and lighting w e r e used to great effect

the dealings of the d e p r a v e d a n d

a d d to t h e i n g e n i o u s w o r k

frustrated club owner, and also

formed here.

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larised by The Kinks; for Blake it was a ye olde Canterbury Tales pastiche of the Mediaeval. Mr Blake's bulky printing press, source of all this pseudo-Mediaeval malarkey, sits at the centre of the exhibition like an instrument of torture - and it does a good job inflicting boring Blake upon the Tate punters. Much of the work is religious, with countless, sometimes interesting, even modern (the series for Dante's Inferno) prints but more often degenerating into rather ridiculous allegory. The truth is that this exhibition would be better served outside escribed by Alex James of Mr Blake managed for the next the Tate, in a smaller museum the band Blur as 'the origi- 70 years, until his death in in the provinces (how about the nal Soho nutcase,' William 1827, was to churn out an end- dusty but spectacular FitzBlake, poet, printer and author less series of insipid pictures william in Cambridge?). Since of that rousing hymn from his print shop in Lambeth. much of the fine art in the Tate Jerusalem, was born just off Blur and Blake do actually have has been shipped to Tate Golden Square in the late something in common. They Modern, Tate Britain is now in November of 1757. The both attempt to recapture the transition and sadly bereft of American and French Revo- English past; for Blur it is the purpose. The exhibiition is lutions were to follow, yet all cheeky-chappy Brit style popu- clearly an attempt to reconfig-

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ure the PR image away from modern international art. But the Blake is not good enough to do this, and anyway, it all sits uncomfortably with the Cool Britannia of the Turner Prize (in the adjacent gallery). With the £32 million revamp of Tate Britain continuing apace (due for completion in 2001), we can only hope Sir Nicholas Serota (Director of Tate) wakes up to the disastrous Blake misfire currently splattering over his gallery. Tate Britain could and should do better.

William

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buildings being rendered in minute detail, a marked contrast to the later watercolours and oils. In the second room holds paintings that are definitively Turner. Atmospheric, dramatic scenes with turbulent wild skies are prevalent, impressions hinted at with only the barest detail. Dark hues in some of the more disturbing storm paintings contrast strongly with the calm serenity of the dawn and dusk scenes. All these paintings have an added level of subtlety, with the watercolour washes sometimes betray the care and attention that have been lavished on each piece. The series entitled Picturesque o mark the 150th anniversary effort into this show, with loans Views in England and Wales is of the death of Turner, the from both UK and US collections, considered to be some of the finest °yal Academy of Art is holding a a fitting tribute to one of their British landscapes ever made, and commemorative exhibition of his most illustrious students. some of the larger compositions tercolour works. There are Initially, the exhibition seems like are very impressive - these conr a hundred pieces here from any other, with the first room trast with some pieces that wouldMinute sketches to large commis- being mainly his early sketches. n't look out of place on a chocolate °ns, chronicling his entire life's His early work shows a keen box. I'm sure distinguished art critk. The RA has put particular architectural awareness, with the ics will be crying out after reading

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this, but I don't know much about art, and I know what I like. There are some striking larger pieces in the third room (is the strongest of the three), accompanied by some verse written by the artist himself. The exhibition in general is a good view of Turner's watercolour work, but I find it difficult to recommend, because of the scandalous five-pound entry fee for students, and because Turner's more familiar work is far better represented for free in the Tate Britain. Tom The

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Phoenix is the annual arts magazine of Imperial College. It's a collec-

and s t o r i e s ) or in p e r s o n (for d r a w i n g s a n d p i c t u r e s to be scanned;

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The preliminary deadline for s u b m i s s i o n s is set for the beginning $

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next term ( W e d n e s d a y 10th J a n u a r y ) , so there's still plenty of time to

Phoenix

upon a time by the c e l e b r a t e d a l u m n u s H . G . W e l l s . S o this is y o u r

be creative during the holidays. If all goes a c c o r d i n g to s c h e d u l e , tha

opportunity to be a part that distinguished history.

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s u c c e s s i v e elected editors. The incredible range of styles is a definite bonus - as the saying g o e s , variety is the s p i c e of life. There is purposefully no specific theme to Phoenix

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Mountaineering Club - left dangling? n reflection, it w a s probably a bit optimistic. A late N o v e m b e r

S u n d a y s e e m e d even less promising than S a t u r d a y had. W e drovetj

w e e k e n d in the P e a k D i s t r i c t (not e x a c t l y known for its arid

the world-renowned Grindleford C a f e (that's pronounced "caff", withoul

d e s e r t c l i m a t e ) a f t e r t h e w e t t e s t A u t u m n in c e n t u r i e s w a s

the a c u t e a c c e n t , which is for p o n c e y s o u t h e r n e r s ) for a big, greas)

unlikely to offer much in the way of perfect gritstone conditions. If dry

b r e a k f a s t . It had just about s t o p p e d raining by the t i m e w e reached

O

grit is the nicest thing in the world, then wet grit is definitely up for the

Froggat, our crag of choice for the day. Although the classic slabs lookel

worst.

decidedly wet and unpleasant (which ruled them out, since decent fricj

Still, that didn't deter us. A f t e r a reasonably pleasant minibus journey

tion is the only thing b e t w e e n y o u a n d S h e f f i e l d c a s u a l t y on these,

we arrived in Hathersage Village Hall before midnight, and crashed out in

routes), there w e r e a couple of dry routes to lead and top-rope. W e man-

its relative luxury (relative to a tent on a windswept hillside, anyway).

aged to get a reasonable amount done in the end: couple of nice leads

Saturday looked worryingly grey, but since it wasn't actually raining we made it out of bed reasonably early and headed down to Hathersage B a k e r y , the focal point of a n y P e a k s trip d u e to its i m p r e s s i v e fried breakfast 'monsters'. It w a s c l o s e d . B u g g e r . This w a s definitely a bad

e a s y s o l o i n g and b o u l d e r i n g , and t o p r o p i n g for our less experienced! members. Not an ideal day, but better than sitting in London in the rain. W a n t to get involved in the frightening but fun w o r l d of extreme rock? C o n t a c t simon.coulson@ic.ac.uk

omen. W e w e r e forced to slum it and cook our own breakfast (which, incidentally, was really rather nice). W e d r o v e up to S t a n n a g e E d g e , and c o n s i d e r e d the s t a t e of the rock. It was certainly damp, and the low cloud suggest e d that it wasn't going to get any drier, but it w a s just about climbable. The cold wind failed to deter one of our number from attempting to look like a proper climber by stripping d o w n to shorts and a vest (Fellwanderers brave? Y e a h , right) and soloing up a descent route. A couple of people started to lead s o m e easy routes, without a great deal of enthusiasm, but when it started to rain we decided to give up and go back. S i n c e most of the afternoon w a s available to us, we went shopping for g e a r (the a f o r e m e n t i o n e d f a s h i o n f r e a k s p e n t £ 5 0 on a pair of trousers), debated the possibilities of finding a dry crag (slim) and decided to go to a wall in S h e f f i e l d . The Foundry turned out to be a great place, and at £2 to boulder it m a d e the L o n d o n walls look d e c i d e d l y pricey. Three hours later, pumped , w e retired to our hall for a bite to eat before sampling the w a r e s at the local hostelry. Then c a m e back to the hut and started drinking seriously. S o m e fool discovered the wide range of c o s t u m e s stored in the Hall, and our glorious leader was wearing a dress within minutes (once he'd figured out how to get it on). W e have photos, S i m o n : do you want your mum to s e e them? O n the vague idea that it might be nice t omorrow and we would want to get up early and climb, w e crashed out at around three.

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22nd D e c e m b e r - 2 0 t h J a n u a r y

22nd J u l y - 2 3 r d A u g u s t

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he co-owned by your nemesis. ..tarquin....

Anyone passing Scuthside i n the early rrornings of the 25th and 26th of November would have been surprised to find an intrepid bunch of IC yacht club merbers waiting i n the oold. Two day-trips to the Solait - or at least Portsmouth Harbour had been organised. Undeterred by minor factors such as wind and rain, we piled into the ninibus that would transport us to cur destination - Gosport on Ebrtsrrcuth harbour. After arriving at 9:00am, there followed a quick meeting aboard one of the two Sigma 33s, called Zennor V and Scorcher, which would be our boats for the duration.. The skippers wisely decided, based an the gale warnings on the radio and the deafening whistling of the rigging of the surrounding beats, that we would not venture outside Bortsmouth tferbour.

seen escaping from your room....

Scorpio 2 1 s t April-21 st M a y

24th O c t o b e r - 2 2 n d N o v e m b e r

After a miserable time lately c o m e s good Noticing that you appear a little swollen fortune this w e e k . . . s o t ake heart...yours this week, prompts a visit to the doctors, not anyone else's....

and a good thing too....

Aries

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Plotting to c a p t u r e 101 dalmation s this

mind this week...brain fluid...it'll confuse

week will not bring you the warm feeling *

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of c o m f o r t t h a t y o u e x p e c t e d , it w a s ! never going to work...

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We divided into two groups of s i x and proceeded to dan our waterproofs. Each skipper then explained the safety risks and cperaticn of the bewildering array of ropes and cleats to the uninitiated and we cast off. Satcurday' s trip had vaitured to Bort Solent - i n the rain, but Sunday saw the appearance of the sun. We used a mixture of s a i l and motor to reach Fareham and after some anxious moments with high-tension electricity cables, i t was lunchtiire. We rroored and ate an the beats. Gourmet sandwiches (!) , acccrrpanied by fine wine (I) were readily consumed. Then, with a slight break i n the weather after lunch, we cast off and hoisted the prcver trial mainsail. Coasting along at a speed of seven knots, the wind i n cur faces and the sun at cur backs, i t was easy to understand why we had a l l left our cosy beds at 6am that itDming! We returned to the rrarina, moored the boats and, after having to undo i t a l l again to go i n search of diesel we cleaned up and returned to the murLbus. We returned to London a contented bunch after an exhilarating dose of sea a i r and sailing, with the novices among us vo«ing to be back far mare. This i s the first time the Yacht Club had experimaited with cne-day taster sails, which have worked cut being a very cheap way of trying the sport; similar days will prrbably be run next term. If ycu would like to join the mailing l i s t and be informed of forthecming trips or have any queries about the Yacht Club email yacht@ic.ac.uk.

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IC 1454 - 1458 Kings O n W e d n e s d a y 22nd N o v e m b e r , IC Rifle and Pistol C l u b hosted King's C o l l e g e for a friendly rifle match in the Projectile Hall. Each C o l l e g e fielded a team of 8 shooters, with half of Imperial's team being c o m p o s e d of new shooters competing in their first match. A l l the new shooters from both teams performed creditably, with IC's Daniel S c h n e i d e r shooting very well, acheiving 188 (out of 200). Imperial's four experienced shooters all did well, including B e n C h o w d h a r y , G u y Dewhirst and Philip G o l d s . The overall result w a s a win to Imperial, the s c o r e s being; Imperial ; 1464 - King's : 1458. A f t e r w a r d s much fun was had by all, as everyone went over to Southside Bar for s o m e post-match eating and drinking.

between your friends, and then fail to get anymore....

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Sport

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F E L I X

SECTION

Rugby IC R u g b y s u p p o r t e d b y

ICII112-51 Reading II

p o s s e s s e d , "limited" the half time

and led to Rich S e p p i n g s bombing

s c o r e to 4 6 - 0.

o v e r in t h e c o r n e r t o o p e n o u r account. The togamen

rallied

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s e c o n d half win to IC. S P E C I A L O F F E R F O R ]J WEEK

ONLY!

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It has been said that R u g b y is

S o m e s u b t l e half t i m e a l t e r -

a g a m e of t w o h a l v e s . A n d s o it

a t i o n s t o t h e line up t u r n e d t h e

r e s u l t i n g w i t h their n u m b e r nine

M o h a n . C h a h a l @ i c . a c . u k k,

p r o v e d t o b e . T h e m e n in t o g a s

s e c o n d half into more of a contest.

sneaking over with a little help

c o m p l i m e n t a r y pint of yourp

started scoring early and IC h e a d s

IC had the lion share of p o s s e s s i o n

from the "Windmill" at no.8.

ferred beverage.

began to drop.

a n d t e r r i t o r y t h r o u g h s o m e for-

IC were not finished s t a m p e d -

O h . . . a n d t h i s t h e Dui%

ward driving from Will G r e e n

ing straight b a c k into o p p o s i t i o n

Trophy for excellence went to a-

erally spearheaded b y B o b C o u l t s

d e s p i t e being d i s t r a c t e d for most

t e r r i t o r y . A quick p e n a l t y on t h e

A Dunbar. Finally, our apologies:

with s o m e excellent play with the

of t h e g a m e b y t h e o p p o s i t i o n s

f i v e y a r d lin e f r o m D a v e " B o y o "

to S y l v i a for failure to uphold-

boot (and n o , h e w a s n ' t k i c k i n g ) .

testicles!

W h i t e s a w Titsy eat his o p p o s i t e

fine name.

However w e fought back, lib-

The festival rugby continued

Rick R o b e r t s , p l a y i n g like a m a n

"winger" and cruise over to seal t h e

Ladies Football and Netball W e still w o n !

IC 1sts 24 - 37 Roehampton

w a y , moving o n swiftly. O u r defence has s e e n

It is a rare o c c a s i o n that netball girls are

w e r e simply the best, better than all the rest,

Chorus:

happier days. A n d Roehampton's shooters

not up for it. A n d it is just a s rare for netball

better than, no that's a s far I know. N o one

O h , its such a perfect d a y ,

girls to lack b o u n c e . B u t this w a s o n e of

w a s too keen to break an ankle on the super-

Five goals s c o r e d in the first half,

t h o s e t i m e s . B y b o u n c e , I of c o u r s e m e a n

slippery court, but heck, what's an ankle for

(doo d o o doo doo)

e n e r g y , o o m f , j u m p i n g a b i t , a bit of a i r

the s a k e of netball.... M a y b e w e should learn

J u s t such a perfect game,

b e t w e e n t h e ground and h e r trainers.

t o w e a r o u r h a i r in h i g h p o n y t a i l s , h a v e

W e just kept on scoring more (*2)

A n y w a y , the first quarter wasn't our best

matching stripy s o c k s , shout 'ball' really really

and Roehampton got t h e m s e l v e s a good lead.

loudly (and get blown up for intimidation

J u s t such a perfect d a y ,

T h e 2 n d q u a r t e r o u r f i g h t i n g spirit p o p p e d

hehehe) (sounds a rather malicious tactic

The referee w a s insane,

over to s a y hello and they gained only 4

blowing t h e opposition up, it actually means

B u t w e s c o r e d more and u s e d our brains

goals. A n d the 3 r d q u a r t e r they only got 2 .

b l o w t h e w h i s t l e for a penalty p a s s b e f o r e

13-011!

The last quarter the girls got p s y c h e d up to

any confusion arises and the tabloids c o m e a -

fight even more, mental J e s s and her grunts

knocking) and we'd be sorted.

returned, Hannah's hangover w a s wearing

Chorus:

T h a t o r a pint of r e d b u l l b e f o r e e v e r y

The last quarter, w e got 3 up on them. It

Ladies cash in on more Bucks! 13-0

(doo d o o doo doo) J u s t such a perfect game,

w a s s w e e e e t play. A l l sounds g r a n d , but w e ( A dedication to Lou Reed)

B u c k s college w e r e s o beaten (*2)

R e b e c c a and her a r e totally connecting in the

J u s t a perfect day,

(Instrumental)

circle, in a totally non-sexual w a y of c o u r s e ,

W i n footie match in the park,

before w e over excite the IC men.

Then later, when it got dark,

still l o s t . O u r a t t a c k w a s l o o k i n g g o o o o d . S h i r l e y is h a v i n g a g r e a t

season, and

Hannah didn't do a s much 'shaking of her

Thanks

S}!

l

Dutch K a t e , M o , Tine and the person*" made the pizza and chunky chips!

S c a n d i e s the night before a n d having one too

J u s t a perfect day,

many diet c o k e methinks. H e h e , still we've all

Minibus on the motorway,

been there, playing with a hangover... any-

S k a n k y changing rooms - what the hey!

Sport

to Harp, M e l , Aysha,

L o r a i n e , S u z e , A n n e , M o n a , F r e n c h M^l

W e went h o m e . . .

arse' this w e e k - s o m e t h i n g about going to

£5)

O h , its s u c h a perfect d a y , M a g i c muffins w e r e e a t e n ,

game.

off.

(Righty, we're off to kill ourselves

-

lain & John)

• 4th December 2000 • Felix •


Football - game on First B u s a Point for the

Firsts

IC 1 - 1 L S E

off, the thirds braved the elements and the pub-

ond half started as the first had. M i k e and J o h n ,

lic transport system to reach the blasted w a s t e s

with little defensive duties to do, went on some

of Berrylands and claim the three points

we

des er v ed . It was a gigantic day. A day when wars are won and lost, life cannot compare to days like these. Everyone knew what they had to do. IC firsts needed s o m e B U S A points. The team rose to the challenge. W h e n the ref decided that the game was for nonces only, by giving freekicks for thinking of touching your marker, IC battled for the game. The first half was slack, but a couple of extra gears were found in the second half. Psycho got his first goal for 3 years - a penalty very nearly saved by the keeper. J P made a kwality debut, but couldn't stop the penalty that they had. Eniola was superb playing on the right, Ali G got booked as did J a m e s . W e all then had a few social ales to celebrate the first B U S A point. B r u n e i 3 - 1 IC I

More

blinding runs up the wing while Henry showed us s o m e more of his cheeky play. It looked like cur-

used

to

the

semi-marsh

that

is

tains for L S E but the ref came to their aid. In a

Harlington, the bowling green surface that L S E

rare attack the ball was crossed into our area

play on came as a bit of a shock, but a shock we

and the referee blew up for a penalty for no

used to our advantage. Early doors, we were

apparent reason. Dhruve had obstructed a play-

stroking the ball around the park with panache

er he explained, this was news to Dhurve and

and fluidity. The L S E defense was overweight

anyway, obstruction is usually an indirect free-

and apparently unskilled and so the pace of Phil

kick! Their striker, to be fair took it well, but we

up front and J a m e s down the right wing had

didn't and the referee's life may have been in

them in all sorts of trouble. A s an attacking force

danger.

the economists weren't

much to write

home

This inspired L S E and they looked danger-

about, whatever made it past Paul and sturdy

ous for the first time in the match but

new guy Ian in midfield was not trouble at all for

defense did its job well and they were shut out.

our defense.

At the death, " D a d " Eyers was put through one-

our

They had barely ventured into our half when

on-one with the keeper and got hacked to the

the first goal came, lain hit the ball long down

ground from behind for his trouble. N o surprises

the left for Phil to chase. O n e sprint and a minor

- the ref w a v e d play on but sooner or later he

This was a game we expected to lose. Not the first line that you would expect in a match report? No! But after last times' 9 - 0 defeat, we needed to show some strength. W e had to prove ourselves to B U S A .

scuffle later and Phil was on his own on the edge

had to blow the final whistle and hand us the vic-

of the box and he generously decided to sguare

tory.

Unfortunately we concede d a goal early on but we showed no signs of w e a k n e s s . C o m i n g back strong, Eniola, Comf or t and Tony were superb and soon after a cross from Alan found George and he scored his first goal for IC. HE WENT M E N T A L , that's how much it means. IC were superb for the rest of the half and Alan came close on a free kick.

it's a start...

the ball to an unmarked lain who sidefooted it in for his first goal for IC. It was an open goal but You may have thought

that going

behind

would have kick started our opposition, but no, they were as lethargic as ever. Phil hit the bar as

! Schroders

Pesh began to get into the game going down the left and was on hand to finish off a controversial move for our second goal. J a m e s unleashed Phil

S c h r o d e r s is a l e a d i n g i n t e r n a t i o n a l a s s e t

The s e c o n d half proved e v e n t f u l . They scored two goals, somehow, but an ambulance 90t stuck in the mud and Joule's contact lens 9ot semi-lost. Amidst it all, Oily made a comeback on the right wing and we had about three goalmouth scrambles. C o m f o r t put the ball in 'he back of the net but it was deemed offside.

down the left again but this time he was cynical-

management Group

Unfortunately, the score remained at 3 - 1 and it was not our day. But bearing in mind that e y rely on Vauxhall C o n f e r e n c e players to boost their side- we did okay.

full stretch.

ly hacked down by the now desperate, wide-boy defense. Incredibly the ref waved play on but this was James

to

advantage

squared

the

as

loose

ball which Pesh turned in at W i t h the ref clearly on

th

their

side, L S E galvanized

their shower of a team and at least we were given some worthy

Thirds Paper

light

the

blue

touch

the

opposition. break

there

HAIR SAI.ON 7gm

Before were

chances at either end but no more goals.

l

- S f : IV 1 . 2 IC

III

Henry, "Dad" Eyers and Alex

On a day when most matches were called

came

on

for

Pesh,

7

* it " a 2,

H "J h

J a m e s and lain and the sec-

• Felix • 4th December 2000 •

Sport

a.


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