That's not original - I don't have it to hand, but at least one Dugdale/Coby handbook was produced with the words "Don't Panic" on it.
I don't remember the description of the old guide, but in the novel "Mostly Harmless" I'm pretty sure that the new guide was described at smooth, polished and black and then when you weren't looking it morphed until the words Don't Panic were embossed on the cover.
Of course the new guide also morphed into a Bird, which is something you don't often see at Imperial either.
Of course it's not original. At least some of the content (maybe 90% or so, I wrote it basically alone with help from a friend who I paid in lunches, and another friend I paid in compliments) is new, rather than being the same reheated tripe from previous years.
The "Don't Panic" thing is kind of a tradition, just like the "And DJ Granola spake unto the students, and he said: find a tin opener" section about cooking baked beans. Without tradition we are nothing! (maybe). I worked with the mighty troika of Dugdale, Coby and Edwards back in the good ol' days (ah, 'editorial meetings' in the bar, how I miss you), so I felt I owed it to them to carry on the traditions.
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We've printed fewer (nearly exactly as many as there are freshers).
The mailing is handled by an outside mailing house, so the stamp thing was their boo-boo.
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