(The) Varsity

There has been some extensive debate on the Warwick blogs, here, about whether The Varsity pub, that nestles nicely on Kirby corner outside the university, is in fact called ‘Varsity’ or ‘The Varsity’.

For my 10p worth I think its ‘The Varsity’, and I can say so with some certainty, because once upon a time, shortly after I graduated from Warwick (30th Auguest 1999), a friend (Jay McGuinness) and I embarked on a 1 day epic adventure doing a tour of the majority of ‘The Varsitys’ in the country (at the time). So here you go (apologies for the poor image quality)…

Lincoln…

The Varsity - Lincoln

Leicester…

The Varsity - Leicester

Wolverhampton…

The Varsity - Wolverhampton

Birmingham…

The Varsity - Birmingham

Coventry (City Centre)

The Varsity - Coventry

Coventry (University of Warwick)…

 The Varsity - University of Warwick

So there you go definetely ‘The Varsity’, in fact the Unversity of Warwick arm was ‘The New Varsity’!

Author: Ben King

My name is Ben King, I am a director of an Internet solutions company called bit10 ltd. My ultimate responsibility is to bring in the work that bit10 delivers. However I also do a myriad of other things, for example system design, and administration. Outside work I go out, I drink, I socialise, I cook, I have fun, oh and I play a little bit too much World of Warcraft!

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