BOARDROOM (Dorothea Bleek Room)
Boardroom (Dorothea Bleek Room)
The room, of dimensions 7 metres x 5 metres, is equipped with a large boardroom table, which seats 12 people comfortably.
Member societies use it mainly in the evenings; one such society uses it regularly between 09h00 and 13h00 on the 3rd Thursday of each month.
This room is sometimes rented ad hoc by corporate bodies of sectional title premises.
For a schedule of occupation of the Athenaeum’s smaller rooms (drawing-rooms, boardroom and Alex du Toit room) please click here.
The room in named after Dorothea Frances Bleek (1873-1948), an anthropologist and philologist famous for her research on the San peoples of southern Africa (the Bushmen), their language and their rock art. Between 1926 and 1947 she was a joint owner, together with members of her family, of La Rochelle, the property which later became The Athenaeum.