Cambridge Underground 1977 p 2


The steady turnover of members each year means that not only do the strength and competence of the club as a whole vary quite markedly, so too do its specific interests and caving preferences.

However for several years the club seems to have been dominated by an artistic contingent. To say that its interests then were confined only to the sporting aspects would be an oversimplification, but one which probably serves to illustrate the changing attitudes to caving within the club.

The changes are of course reflected by the articles appearing in the journal, and now the application of science to caving seems to be the current trend. Whether it be employing computer aided survey techniques, slave units for photography (very often just another fool on the same trip), latest ideas on helictite formation, or the full theoretical treatment of the prusik knot, any self respecting caver dare hardly venture underground (or worse even, to the pub) without such knowledge.

Photography has taken a firm grip of some members this year and some superb slides have been taken. South Wales seems to be the most popular venue for photographic meets, and if anything the club's attention is drifting southwards - away from the pitches perhaps!

Many thanks to all have written articles for the journal - to say that they came flooding in would be far from the truth - the editorial committee is getting ever larger (physically) and more numerous to cope with the ever increasing reluctance to submit articles freely.

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