Saturday, August 27, 2011
In The Tank
Despite the gorgeous end-of-winter day we've had, I spent most of the day in a small windowless lecture theatre at the Australian National University (ANU). I did get a chance to wander around a little a lunchtime and after we'd finished for the day, and I'll bring you some more photos of the university over the coming days.
This building, for obvious reasons, is known as 'The Tank'. It's more properly known as the Haydon-Allen Lecture Theatre. According to the ANU website, the building is named for 'J.F.M. Haydon (1882-1967) [and] Dr L.H. Allen (1879-1964) ... the first lecturers appointed full-time to the teaching staff of Canberra University College. Mr Haydon, who was a Senior Lecturer in Modern Languages, had previously been Professor of that discipline at the Royal Military College, Duntroon, while Dr Allen, Senior Lecturer in English and Latin, had been Professor of English at Duntroon.'