Karl Popper arrived in Christchurch in 1937, having previously been awarded a PhD from the University of Vienna. From 1937 to 1945, he taught philosophy at Canterbury College, stressing the need for research as well as teaching to be performed within a university. During his time at the College he also wrote and published The Open Society and its Enemies, comparing democracies founded on rational debate with authoritarian government. He then went on to a position at the London School of Economics, and became a sought-after lecturer and speaker, attending conferences and debates around the world. He was knighted in 1965. Today, Sir Karl Popper is widely regarded as one of the greatest philosophers of the twentieth century science.
Situated on the ground floor of The Classic Villa, this corporate room has traditional polished timber floors, kauri doors, ornate plaster ceiling roses, thermostat controlled room temperature, luxury bedding, and mirrored wardrobes to capture the intimacy of yesteryear.
Step outside to views of the Christchurch Arts Centre, the Christchurch Tram and Christchurch’s famous pedestrian boulevard.
The Classic Villa is only steps away from the Christchurch Art Gallery, museum and botanic gardens.
In your bedroom
• Luxury Queen lead light Rimu bed
• Sheepskin underlay
• Electric blanket
• Wool-down duvet
• Thermostat controlled room temperature
• 20.5 inch LCD flatscreen TV
• Sky Sport and CNN
• Direct dial phone
• Free high-speed broadband Internet connection
• Wireless WiFi connection
• Clock radio
• Light dimmers
• Writing desk
• Porcelain tiles and vanity
• Massage shower
• Underfloor heating
• Fan heater
• Heated towel rail
• Heated mirror
• Complementary toiletries
• Tour bookings
• On-site car parking
This room has a total surface area of 21sq meters (220sq feet), offering you spacious, luxurious living right in Christchurch’s most desirable location in the center of the city.
On-site car parking available upon request.
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