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Clubs and socs out to tempt Imperial's new students

By Alexandra Platt
6 October 2005

The first Tuesday of term saw Imperial's new students taking in the sights, sounds and smells of the many societies and services open to our freshers.

A martial arts demonstrationSpread over the College's South Kensington campus, stalls offering the chance to join a whole range of clubs and societies, as well as those services designed to keep students safe and well, vied for attention.

Freshers were treated to demonstrations of all things sporty from Kung Fu and croquet to ultimate frisbee and a chance to take part in a penalty shoot out on the Queen's Lawn.

There was the chance to rock and roll as the Jazz and Rock Society put on free concerts and even a chance to sign up to learn an instrument through dhol drumming lessons from the Sikh Society.

The Fire Brigade was on hand to warn those living on their own for the first time about the dangers of kitchen fires and a stone's throw away was Imperial's resident antique fire engine herself, Jezebel, proudly displayed and maintained by the RCS Motor Club.

Freshers mingled in the sunshine to the sounds of IC Radio and could check out Stoic TV, our student TV channel.

With the Real Ale Society on hand and a barbeque throughout the day, everyone inevitably had a good time.

Fresher's photo gallery

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1920s fire engine  Glider club Band Martial arts

Drummer Rugby scrum machine  In goal!

DJ in the house  Paddles Fresher's stand  Rowing

All photos by Cheryl Apsee © 2005