Talk:Unseen University

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"Inside the University is the Great Hall, where the Wizard's four main meals of the day are eaten. Also noteworthy are the hundreds of paintings and busts of former Archchancellors that align the vestibule preceding the large octiron doors." - I thought the Great Hall had wooden doors? Or is it my memory which is wooden? - DJones

I'm pretty sure they're referred to as octiron more than once. --Old Dickens 15:20, 13 March 2007 (CET)

The main doors of the university are octiron, the Gt Hall doors are probably wood.--Teletran 15:55, 13 March 2007 (CET)

Hmm, yes. That whole sentence doesn't actually make sense. Anyone have a floor plan? --Old Dickens 18:10, 13 March 2007 (CET)

What doesn't make sense?--Teletran 23:39, 13 March 2007 (CET)

Aligning the vestibule, e.g...--Old Dickens 15:10, 14 March 2007 (CET)
D'oh! Hadn't spotted that -- DJones 16:51, 14 March 2007 (GMT)

In fairness, the sentence makes sense, it's just not clear that it's referring to things from the POV of someone moving from the Great Hall outwards, in which case the the vestibule would be preceding the large (main) octiron doors. As the interpretation of the sentence relies on which way you are travelling in the University, I've altered it to be a more absolute comparison, i.e. that the vestibule is just outside the Great Hall. Hope this is acceptable. DJones 08:09, 14 March 2007 (GMT)

I wouldn't be surprised if the old doors to the Great Hall were replaced with octiron. The Great Hall is regularly used for large-scale spells and rituals, such as the Rite of Ashkente and the ultimate hangover cure. They has been opened quite terminally in Sorcery and had been half-melted through in Reaper Man. An octiron door would probably be a much wiser choice. But I don't think that the gates are made of octiron. They'd have to sell the Tower of Art to pay for that. Copter400 15:00, 22 June 2007

The doors to the great hall definitely were wood (either Equal Rites or Sourcery) but they may have been changed. The gate to the UU are definitely and repeatedly mentioned to be octiron. --Confusion (talk) 20:56, 2 January 2014 (GMT)

Meanwhile on Roundworld... the periodic table of the elements, right up at the very top end on the far side of plutonium, there is an entire rafter of new clear elements whose existence is inferential, or which have just been detected in very small amounts for ultra-ephemeral lengths of time before dissappearing again into atomically decayed fragments. Without exception, these are all so new and clear that they don't even have names: they're just known by Latin numbers, eg ununtetrium (114), ununpentium(115), ununhexium(116), ununseptium(117), et c. I have seen these referred to as UU114, UU115, and so on. It is interesting that UU has made this little bit of a mark on Roundworld chemistry in its ceaseless search for narrativium, chelonium, et c...--AgProv 12:17, 22 October 2008 (UTC)

Teaching staff and Faculty

Peculiarities arise: there are Professors and Deans and Readers on the Faculty. Fine. But why Lecturers? Above them are Senior Lecturers, Principal Lecturers, Heads of Department before you get to Profs, Readers, Chairs, Associate Deans &c. How come Runes is such an important figure?--Knmatt 16:04, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

UU titles have never seemed to matter much (unless Archchancellor); Rincewind has a number of impressive titles that don't make him important. Recent Runes, Indefinite Studies, Senior Wrangler, and formerly, the Dean were the regulars discussing the issues in council. --Old Dickens 23:34, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

What about the wizard who works in the Dark Arts? I don't remember his name, but I remember that he has one. Random

Hix. He was mentioned in Making Money, Unseen Academicals, and I think some others. --Confusion (talk) 20:58, 2 January 2014 (GMT)

All right, alphabetising the staff would be difficult, but you can't just say it's been done (unless you're a certain kind of politician). --Old Dickens (talk) 04:13, 11 December 2022 (UTC)