File P1/7 - Letters to Eirene White

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P1/7

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Letters to Eirene White

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  • 1980-1981 (Creation)

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1 file (5.5 cm.)

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The new National Assembly for Wales building design competition was first announced in the Official Journal of the European Communities (OJEC) on 13 June 1998 to be organised by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). The deadline given was 10 July 1998 and fifty five architects responded. Lord Callaghan's fellow judges were lay members Elinor Bennett, Angela Gidden, Mike Reilly and Professor Robin Williams, together with two practising architects Robin Nicholson and Ian Ritchie. On 3 and 4 August eleven people were interviewed. Lord Callaghan announced a short list of six architects on 7 August. The six shortlisted practices gave a presentation of their work at the Park Thistle Hotel, Cardiff, on 15 October. The winner was announced by Lord Callaghan as The Richard Rogers Partnership. This Partnership was also responsible for designing the Millennium Dome at Greenwich.

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The file contains letters fully reflecting Lady White's busy public life, both in the House of Lords and in a host of committees and functions. Some relate to Welsh affairs and events. A number of letters derive from the celebrations to mark the centenary in January 1980 of the founding of Somerville College, Oxford. The correspondents include James Callaghan, 1980, Fred Dainton, 1980, Jennie Eirian Davies, 1980, Nicholas Edwards MP, 1980, Michael Heseltine, 1981, Sir Julian Hodge (2), 1981, Emyr Jenkins, 1981, Professor Lily Newton (2), 1980-1981, Gordon, Lord Parry, 1980, Wyn Roberts, 1981, Sir Melville Rosser (2), 1980-1981, and Emlyn Williams (2), 1980.

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Preferred citation: P1/7

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vtls004189258

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(WlAbNL)0000189258

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