Whitbread

24 Apr 19
Oxonisms

/lɒŋ veɪˈkeɪʃən, lɒŋ vəˈkeɪʃən/ the holiday period between one academic year and the next, beginning at the close of Trinity Term and ending at the start of Michaelmas Term. 1647 R. Brathwaite A Letter from a Scholar in Oxford p. 2 Merton Colledge great gates were set wide open to receive them […] yet) the […]

24 Apr 19
Variety

Up until recently, what it meant to be a professional female athlete in a world dominated by men wasn’t an issue that garnered high volumes of public interest, let alone national headlines. But that all changed in October 2017 when stories from the New York Times and the New Yorker detailing sexual allegations and improper […]

24 Apr 19
Sailing Adventures

There are four major round the world sailing races.  The Ocean Race was originally known as The Whitbread and more recently as the Volvo Ocean Race and has been run every four years since 1973.  It is a multi-legged event and is contested by the very best professional sailors on the highest-tech, multi-sponsored sailboats.  The […]

24 Apr 19
Glamorgan Archives

Opened in July 1894, the Avondale Hotel was a venture of local hotelier and caterer, Richard Palethorpe Culley, who already ran the restaurant in the nearby Exchange building, as well as several other businesses in Cardiff and beyond.  Designed by E W M Corbett, it was built by W Thomas & Co.  The hotel was […]