The TV room at the Student Union at Rhodes was a rather ordinary space back in 1990. It was a room. With a TV. And it had chairs. It was a room with a view. Of the TV.

You didn’t really go to the Union to watch the telly. You certainly didn’t go for the sticky-floor airline lounge décor and view of the main sports fields. You went because the booze was cheap and plentiful.

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