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ON THE ROAD: Topping Up!

by Suzanne Francis-Brown, Curator
One major reason for going on the road was to do, close up, research on some UWI artifacts that we’ve been trying to do from a distance for some time.
Which artifacts? Well there’s the lost Charter, and the Coat of Arms, the university standard or flag, and more diaries than we knew existed. And that’s not quite all.

GUEST POST: Irvinia as I remember her…

by Velma Pollard
(Educator, author, poet, Irvinite)
Irvinia as I remember her

IRVINE HALL: Requiem…Re-birth…Reprise…

Requiem: Dirge or hymn for the repose of the dead
Reprise: Repetition of an earlier part of a piece of music


50 years ago, during the 8th British Empire & Commonwealth Games held August 4-13, 1966 and the following 2nd Paraplegic Games, held August 14-20, over 1000 athletes from around the world made their homes in the halls of residence of the University of the West Indies – at Irvine, Taylor, Chancellor and Seacole Halls. The Commonwealth Games took place at the still new National Stadium, while the Paraplegic Games were held at the university sports facilities at what is now known as the Mona Bowl.


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