On Sun 08 Apr 2012, Kake <kake(a)earth.li> wrote:
that Templeton College should probably now be Green Templeton College:
Yes indeed. I thought Green Templeton should have been in that list from
oxpoints...? If it wasn't, I'm sorry!
Also, Greyfriars is no longer a College/PPH (but since there wasn't
a page for it, just a link from [[Permanent Private Hall]]*, this
isn't a problem).
* which should probably be deleted anyway, along with other stuff
that's covered by Wikipedia...
Heh, just found this:
We (for some values of 'we' - a bunch of runners from OUCS) actually
ran to every college for Red Nose Day (& to publicise our geolocation
project) a few years ago. Here's our route:
I might add a link, if it's not too much like self-promotion. :-}
It's a really weird and old-fashioned term, and I
actually have no
idea what it means (e.g. is Japanese food "Oriental"? Is Malaysian
food "Oriental"? What about Xinjiang food? I bet different people
would give different answers to those questions.)
I'd've said yes to all of those but only because I have a vague idea
that 'Oriental' is anything 'a bit Chinesey or Japanesey'.
Oxford University still has an 'Oriental Institute':
But I think if the term isn't useful and/or is going to cause lots
of potentially-offensive argument about what 'counts', then we should
just bin it. I don't think anybody will miss it!
On RGL we have "Coffee Shops" for places
that you would go to to drink
coffee, and "Coffee Merchants" for places that you would go to to buy
coffee beans. "Cafes" might serve coffee, but if they only have
Nescafe instant, they're not coffee shops.
Hm, OK, that's a subtle distinction. (And you might go to a greasy
spoon* to drink coffee if you're not fussy about your coffee & just
want something warm, brown & caffeinated!) I think it makes sense
though so I will try to stick to it...
* which is not a category, but a search for it finds three of the
four I can think of in Oxford. Hmm.