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Memorial chapel, Kings College, Cambridge (x)
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King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, England (by alexbrn)
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Selwyn chapel was built in 1895, before even the dining hall, as it was deemed to be one of the most important parts of the college. Membership was initially restricted to baptised Christians as the college was intended to ‘make provision for those who intend to serve as missionaries overseas and… educate the sons of clergymen’. Chapel attendance was compulsory for students from the College’s foundation until 1935.
The Pastoral Staff of Bishop Selwyn is a hardwood Maori staff, which is held in the College Chapel.
Selwyn was also one of the first colleges of University Cambridge to allow women to study, and first became mixed when women were admitted from 1976.
(photo by robep)
Roche Rock, Cornwall (by SharpeImages.co.uk)
Another place well worth a visit if you’re in Cornwall is Roche Rock, near Roche. Pronounced Roach, it comes from the Norman-French word for rock, effectively calling it ‘Rock Rock’. It’s also near the Eden Project and Bodmin, which makes it perfect for a day-trip in the area!
Partly carved out of, and partly created of the surrounding rock, Roche Rock is thought to have been either a hermitage and/or occupied by a leper. It also features in the story of Tristan and Isolde in the King Arthur legends. Tristan was King Mark’s nephew who accidentally shared a love potion with King Mark’s intended queen Isolde, resulting in Tristan and Isolde falling hopelessly in love. Thereafter, their lives involved in a series of furtive trysts, while they sought to escape the traps laid for them by the suspicious Mark.
Roche Rock is one of a number of sites around Cornwall that are linked with the lovers. The real tragedy, though, is that Roche Rock is not treated as a major tourist attraction.
(photo by SharpeImages.co.uk)