Wednesday 4 May 2005 5.40pm
I'm almost nostalgic for when I used to visit the India Office library in the old Orbit House on the site.
I still don't understand the new name!
"A public place in ancient Greece for training and practice in wrestling and other athletics. "
Middle English palestre
, from Old French, from Latin palaestra
, from Greek palaistra
, from palaiein
, to wrestle."
Is this some over-complicated reference to the nearby former "Ring"???