Issue 85, 19 November 1999
The disease of a thousand faces «
Shimmer project to launch in 2000 «
People in profile «
Fleming's early research is honoured «
Library changes «
New facility «
Hats off to the Civil Engineering Contractors' Association «
A word with Chris Wise «
Regular Features
In Brief «
Media Mentions «
Noticeboard «


British nuclear energy society board member
Simon Franklin, director of reactor operations and safety, T H Huxley School of Environment, Earth Sciences and Engineering at Silwood Park, has been voted board member to the British Nuclear Energy Society for three years. He was given a travel grant by the society to attend and present a paper at the IAEA international symposium on research reactor utilisation, safety and management in Lisbon in September 1999.

Alexander technique
Private lessons are available at the IC Health Centre, Southside on Monday, Tuesday and Friday mornings. For more information or to make an appointment please ring Pauline Wetherell on 020 7837 6932 or extension 49394.

Field trip venue for mixed ability groups
The ideal base for field studies, Kepplewray is a renovated Victorian mansion in the south of the Lake District National Park and accommodates up to 50 people. It also caters for non-disabled and disabled people. For more information contact 01229 716936

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
The ICU Dramatic Society, DramSoc, has secured rights from author Douglas Adams to perform one of his works for the first time in London.

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency is the story of a detective who employs unorthodox methods connected to the theories of quantum mechanics in order to solve a gruesome murder.

Dirk was created following Adams' success with The Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy. Previously performed in Oxford, the adaptation is written by James Goss and Arvind David, now working at the BBC and Deloitte-Touche respectively.

The show takes place from 8-11 December at 7.30pm in the Union Concert Hall. Tickets will be available from 28 November from the Union Office, priced 5.00, 4.50 students/concessions.

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