Vopenka's principle implies the existence of weakly compact cardinals (a proper class of them, I believe). My question is whether Vopenka's principle is consistent with the assertion that the universe itself is weakly compact. Alternatively, can a Vopenka cardinal be weakly compact?

There are several versions of this question, depending on how classes are treated in the formulation of the two statements. I'm hopeful that the answer is not too different for the different formulations.

I suspect that VP does not *imply* that ORD is weakly compact. After all, VP implies that ORD is Woodin, and I've read that the first Woodin cardinal is not weakly compact. So if consistent, the conjunction VP + ORD is weakly compact might have higher consistency strength than either of its conjuncts.