Blue Cube Brood
Dalby Court has gained a new set of mini cubes this week after what looks like a mistake trying to breed the Faculty Building with the Grantham Institute for Climate Change. The blue and green plastic boxes, subtely designed to blend with their surroundings, are assumed to be a modern twist on picnic benches. No one has been seen using them as yet as they attract large puddles of water in the rain.
Other seating additions to Dalby Court include long wide wooden benches not too disimilar to Dougal from the Magic Roundabout.
One of the longest PhDs in history, having taken nearly 40 years to complete, might become a bestseller after Brian May has had his work published by Springer and Canopus Publishing Ltd. May, who graduated from Imperial earlier this Summer, completed his thesis entitled 'A survey of radial velocities in the zodiacal dust cloud' 36 years after abandoning his research to pursue a career as lead guitarist with the band 'Queen'. May is no stranger to astronomical book selling however with his previous book, 'Bang! A history of the Universe' co-authored with Patrick Moore and Chris Lintott, a better choice for the beach bag or tube journey. The thesis is on sale at a recommended retail price of £43.99 and is available to pre-order. Alternatively you could pop into the South Kensington Library and take a peek at it for free!
NUS for a Free Tibet
NUS and Amnesty International have made a joint statment against the arrests of four students in China, including two British Students, following a protest led by the group Students for a Free Tibet (SFT). The students were arrested for carrying pro-Tibet banners in the area close to the Olympic Stadium. Wes Streeting, NUS President, said of the matter: ?These people were carrying out a peaceful protest, and their arrest highlights the repressive tactics of the Chinese government. I applaud the Students for a Free Tibet group for their dedication to the cause of democracy and freedom in Tibet.?
Four more students from the SFT are being questioned by the City of London Police after a similar protest on Tower Bridge led to their arrest. As yet NUS have not released a statement referring to the repressive tactics of the British Government.
Bar Price Hike
Bar Prices in the Union Bar at South Kensington are about to take another turn for the sky. While Albert Hall Patrons enjoy their post-prom drinks, Postgraduate Students, with no student discount available, have to pay higher prices during the Summer Term for their well earned pints. Undergraduates shouldn't celebrate too soon however with rumours that prices will stay at the higher rate come September.
Live! has heard that prices will be in more round numbers with soft drinks at £1.00 per pint and Carlsberg increasing to £2.00. This is a new initiative employed to help DPFS, Christian Carter, who needs to do the adding up on his fingers.
Due to almost everyone in the Union being on holiday or unavailable these figures are yet to be confirmed. However, prices will definitely be increasing before the start of the academic year.