Visiting new studio

Thanks to the kind offer of Max Hunter ex-STOIC members were invited to visit Beit Quad today and view the new studio. The whole basement in Beit has been rebuilt and the space is used by a multitude of societies. Felix, STOIC and ICRadio and now much more integrated, with many shared spaces. The building work has just finished and the new equipment is about to be delivered – but as a bodger knows the bit before the shiny stuff goes in is far more interesting!

Some pictures from todays visit.

U-Matic Tape Archive

One purpose of the visit was to see what had happened to the U-Matic tape archive. Here there was very good news, all the tapes have been moved to college archival spaces where they are cryogenically frozen for our descendents to marvel at in centuries to come. Max mentioned he’s planning a major digitisation project of the entire archive which is great news.

Previous digitised U-matic-era material can be found at and including this gem – an interview with Chuck Norris

but let’s not forget the classic STOIC timewaster – the ident:

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Tape Archive Update

Andy Bennett, STOIC member (2001 – 2005) has sent me an update on the missing Umatic tape archive

Some news on the tape archive:

When I was in the Media Center over the summer I noticed
that the archive had disappeared and have been meaning to chase it up.
As luck would have it, I finally got around to it this afternoon and
Colin Grimshaw tells me that 1960->1986 is now in the main college
archive. He’s not sure where the rest is but I recall that there’s still
some Ampex 1″ in the Media Center as well as one more steel cupboard
full of tapes which I assume were missed when they moved stuff to the
College Archive.
2001 -> present are mostly in the stoic office still.

Not that I know what is definitely in the College Archive, I’ll
investigate the steel cupboard in more detail when I’m next in the
basement (which has been rarely, but I’m helping them with this
redevelopment stuff so there’s a chance I’ll be there again soonish).

Many thanks Andy – we’ll update when we have more news.

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Pictures from Dinner 2014

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Annual Dinner 11/01/2014

The Great Balchino has been studying the mystic runes of Bodge and his Stressfulness has announced that this years PSTOIC annual dinner shall be held at….

WildWood Gloucester Road on Saturday 11 January 2014 at 19:30H

pre-dinner aperitifs at the Hereford Arms from 7pm

For entertainments at the feast, the un-arbiter of themes has agreed upon “mecahnical (sic) widgets” or “Bring something Mechanical”.


Something Mecahnical


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Dinner Date?

The date for our annual Alumni dinner is 19th January 2013.


Sticky Fingers in High Street Kensington on Saturday 19th  January is the date and place. Booking for the meal is at 8.30pm.

sticky fingers restaurant

Meetup beforehand at the Prince of Wales, Kensington Church Street (more or less opposite the Tube station), from 6pm.

Current STOIC members and any newly ex-STOIC crew are welcome to come (with partners if they wish). Please let me (Rex) know so I can update our meal booking ([email protected]).


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