athenaeum : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n a literary or scientific association for the promotion of learning
- n a place where reading materials are available
- Alexander Armstrong in BBC News
While hosting Have I Got News for You last Friday, Armstrong recalled: "Nat Rothschild once reneged on a gentleman's agreement we had for him to buy me a baked potato when he was the head of Bullingdon and I was head of the Athenaeum at Cambridge."