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  London Metropolitan University - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
London Metropolitan University was formed in August 2002 by the amalgamation of London Guildhall University and the University of North London.
The Polytechnic of North London (a precursor of The University of North London and London Met) was founded as the Northern Polytechnic Institute with aid from London Parochial Charities funds, under a scheme of 1892, and substantial donations from the Clothworkers' Company of London.
In 1923 the polytechnic acquired 3/4 of an acre between the existing buildings and Hornsey Road, which had been cleared of slums, and the women's department rooms were built in 1927.
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 POLYTECHNIC - LoveToKnow Article on POLYTECHNIC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
To provide in each polytechnic a permanent staff of teachers, who should be heads of their respective departments and give their whole time to the work of the institution, and thus to establish a corporate or collegiate life in the polytechnic.
After ten years of work the London polytechnic council was dissolved in the summer of 1904 in consequence of the abolition of- the technical education board of the London County Council, when the council became responsible for all grades of education.
The immigration into London of youths and young men means to a great extent the substitution of the provincially trained improver or artisan for the less fit London boy, who consequently falls into the ranks of the unskilled, then of the unemployed and ultimately of the unemployable.
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During the war of 1939-45, The Polytechnic was the setting for a number of diplomatic discussions, paving the way for the establishment in the 1970s of the Diplomatic Academy of London.
The Polytechnic in Regent Street was regarded as a model for the emerging education systems in several countries and was directly involved in the creation of the new Ngee Ann Polytechnic in Singapore in the 1980s.
The Polytechnic was formally rededicated as the University of Westminster in Westminster Abbey on 1 December 1992.
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 AIM25: University of Westminster: Polytechnic of Central London
London polytechnics continued to be funded and to an extent managed by the Inner London Education Authority (ILEA).
The Polytechnic Institute, representing the sports and social clubs characteristic of Regent Street Polytechnic, continued to function during this period, though its activities declined considerably as pressure for educational use in the buildings increased.
Material, including ephemera, relating to events includes telegram of thanks for the Polytechnic's message on the silver wedding of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, 1973; programmes of annual dinner at the Café Royal, 1974, 1976; programme of supper and concert for the silver jubilee, 1977; publicity material relating to the 150th anniversary, 1988.
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 University of Westminster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The University of Westminster is a British university in London, formed in 1992 as a result of the Further and Higher Education Act, 1992, which allowed the London Polytechnic (Polytechnic of Central London or PCL) to rename itself as a university.
The London Polytechnic itself was formed from the merger of the Holborn College of Law, Languages and Commerce and the Regent Street Polytechnic in 1971.
This University is divided into four campuses; three of these are in central London and the fourth is in Harrow.
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 LGU's 150 Years of History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In 1970 the City of London College, the Sir John Cass College and King Edward VII Nautical College merged to form City of London Polytechnic; in 1990 the Polytechnic was joined by the London College of Furniture.
In 1992 the Polytechnic was granted university status and adopted the title London Guildhall University in recognition of the University's long-standing relationship with the City - Guildhall being the home of local government for the City of London.
London Metropolitan University will be one of Britain's largest universities and will continue to provide excellence in education and training which will help students to achieve their potential and London to succeed as a world city.
www.city.londonmet.ac.uk /cism/cism_pg/150_years_history.html   (169 words)

 The Student Zone University Listings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Polytechnic was later awarded university status, in 1992, and adopted the name London Guildhall University, continuing its commitment to providing education and training for its diverse student body.
London North campus has developed over the past 100 years into a modern, forward-looking centre with a reputation for widening access into education.
London Metropolitan University aims to provide education and training which will help students to achieve their potential and London to succeed as a world city.
www.thestudentzone.com /college-unis/universities/uni-description.asp?estid=437   (477 words)

 Education | John Beishon
The son of an entrepreneurial communist engineer in London's East End, with whom he had a stormy, but, in the end, affectionate relationship, he blended the academic disciplines of engineering and psychology with communist convictions and a belief in blunt speaking.
The London polytechnics had had a distinguished past, but were now in a period of transition, staffed by an uneasy mixture of young leftwing sociologists and more elderly masonic engineers, lazily overseen by the Inner London Education Authority (Ilea) - but scarcely managed at all.
But the CA was not a polytechnic, and too many feathers were ruffled too quickly.
education.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,4178413-48426,00.html   (858 words)

 London Metropolitan University Page on The Student Zone   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In 1992, the Polytechnic won the right to the title of University and the ability to award its own degrees.
London Metropolitan University is based in the City, north and east of London and is one of Britain's largest universities.
London Metropolitan University has an excellent record in teaching and applied research.
www.thestudentzone.com /universities/london3.asp   (660 words)

 AIM25: University of Westminster: Polytechnic Secondary School
A club, the 'Old Quintinians', was formed in 1891 for former pupils to keep in touch with the Polytechnic after leaving the school, and a supplement added to the Polytechnic's magazine for them.
On the return to London it was again apparent that the Regent Street Polytechnic building was overcrowded and lacked facilities such as a playground.
Boys who had returned to London were taught in St Katherine's House, Albany Street, and additional space was found at the LCC Institute for Distributive Trades in Charing Cross Road.
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 London Polytechnic -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
London Polytechnic -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article
There had been an attempt to establish a polytechnic in (additional info and facts about Regent Street) Regent Street in 1838, but the Regent Street Polytechnic that became such a formative influence in English education and sport was founded in 1881.
Nevertheless, the achievements of this unique establishment, especially in (Participation in sports events as an extracurricular activity) athletics, still stand the test of comparison with modern activities and clubs.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/l/lo/london_polytechnic.htm   (276 words)

In 1944 he was awarded a Masters Degree of London University for a study in electron optics.
After a short period as lecturer in physics at North-East London Polytechnic he moved to The Polytechnic Regent Street (later the Polytechnic of Central London) in 1948 as a Senior Lecturer and in 1953 was appointed Head of Department of Mathematics and Physics.
He very much enjoyed academic life, was a first class lecturer and his enthusiasm for his subject and a lively sense of humour made him a popular figure with students.
www.astec.ac.uk /vacsci/British-Vacuum-Council/yarwood.html   (791 words)

 AIM25: University of Greenwich: South West London College
A Branch Institute of Battersea Polytechnic was opened in 1901 at Tooting to serve the Balham and Tooting area.
In 1961 London County Council included the College among its seven commercial colleges designated for advanced work, and in 1966 it was renamed South West London College.
Students were dispersed to a number of colleges: South Bank Polytechnic, Thames Polytechnic, City of London Polytechnic, Kingston Polytechnic, Polytechnic of Central London and the Polytechnic of North London.
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 London Polytechnic Water Polo Club : Homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
London Polytechnic Water Polo Club has a proud history stretching way back to 1874.
The club is based in central London and competes in National League division one.
The players live, work, study or are visiting London, but are drawn from all over the UK and abroad.
www.polywaterpolo.co.uk   (167 words)

 Malcolm Stannard
It tells of one of the greatest miscarriages of justice of the twentieth century, of gangland murders, frame-ups, flmail, in the unlikely setting of a London Polytechnic in the late 1970s.
We are told in great detail of his thought processes in his attempt to come to terms with his almost complete isolation from normal social intercourse.
The account of his arrival at London’s Liverpool Street station after a gap of 17 years in jail is touching and humorous.
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 HEPI Higher Education Policy Institute
At the outset the University of East London (UEL) was also involved in the discussions, but ultimately decided not to pursue the possibility of participation in a three-way merger.
2.Both Universities were established as Polytechnics under ILEA control in the early 1970s incorporating institutions with a long tradition of providing higher education to the working and resident populations in London as the City of London Polytechnic and the Polytechnic of North London respectively.
In 1989, like other local authority controlled polytechnics and HE colleges, they gained independence from local authority control and were funded by the Polytechnics and Colleges Funding Council.
www.hepi.ac.uk /pubdetail.asp?ID=146&DOC=Seminars   (3451 words)

 Five Years On - Glossary
Anglia Higher Education College was formed on 1st April 1989 by the merger of CCAT and EIHE and subsequently became Anglia Polytechnic and then Anglia Polytechnic University.
City of London Polytechnic, subsequently London Guildhall University and London Metropolitan University.
In the 1970s and early 1980s it was part of the Anglian Regional Management Centre of North East London Polytechnic, and CCAT linked with it to run Management courses.
www.iankitching.me.uk /five_years/glossary.html   (2022 words)

 London Polytechnic Water Polo Club: An Introduction to Water Polo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
London Polytechnic Water Polo Club: An Introduction to Water Polo
With feelings between the two sides antagonistic, the game descended into a series of brawls and the Police had to escort the Hungarians from the pool.
London Polytechnic Water Polo Club (http://www.polywaterpolo.co.uk) was formed in 1874, as part of the then huge Polytechnic of Central London Institute, who can boast among their achievements the staging of the 1920 Olympics at White City.
www.polywaterpolo.co.uk /intro/intro.htm   (459 words)

 BTEC - TheBestLinks.com - Higher education, United Kingdom, University of London, Polytechnic, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC) of the UK was a subdegree conferring council which had its functions transferred to Edexcel recently.
The council offered further and higher education awards, particularly to polytechnics, and in particular the BTEC Nationals and BTEC Higher Nationals awards which remain prominent.
BTEC was formed in 1983 from the Business Education Council (BEC) and the Technician Education Council (TEC) later in 1996 University of London Examinations and Assessment Council (ULEAC) and BTEC merged to form Edexcel.
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 Curriculum Vitae   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Studied photography at what is now the London College of Communication.
Worked as freelance photo-journalist in London for various national newspapers and magazines.
Joint subject of and contributor to exhibition and conference "Archives from the new British photography of the 70s: Euan Duff and Peter Mitchell" at the Gardner Arts Centre, University of Sussex.
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 Polytechnic of North London Admissions & Applications - College and Undergraduate admissions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Polytechnic of North London Admissions & Applications - College and Undergraduate admissions
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 Skill: National Bureau for Students With Disabilities - News - Skill sad to hear that founding member has died   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Although retired he remained pivotal in supporting Talking Newspapers for the blind as president, an organisation which he founded in 1974 and for which he received the MBE in 1990.
Ronald served nine years at the City of London Polytechnic (now part of London Metropolitan University) where he created the library and learning resources services.
Ronald was a champion for education and lifelong learning and will be greatly missed by all his colleagues in the education and voluntary sector.
www.skill.org.uk /news/ronald_sturt.asp   (316 words)

 The University of Westminster
It has been offering education for business since the early 1850's when it's precursor (the London Polytechnic Institution) established a series of evening classes in trade subjects.
Later, In 1923 the Industrial League and Council of the polytechnic presented a series of lectures on Management and Industry and a new school of management opened the following year.
In 1992, the Polytechnic was formally rededicated as the University of Westminster.
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London University, Royal Holloway and Bedford New College Location: London UK To access: 1.
London University, University College Location: London UK To access: 1.
Polytechnic of Central London Location: London England To access: 1.
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 DADiSP Application Briefs: Mechanical: Fabric Testing
Hong Kong Polytechnic performs research on the mechanical properties of fabric and sewing thread.
Putting together a garment, for instance, requires choices of fabric and thread, variation in stitch size and thread tension, and the ability to compensate for aberrations in materials, among other factors.
Richard Chmielowiec of the Hong Kong Polytechnic in London, is conducting research into setting up a system for testing a factor he calls "sewability"- the capacity of a fabric and thread combination to be sewn without producing defects such as seam buckling.
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 artnet.com: Resource Library: Dannatt, Trevor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
He qualified at the Central London Polytechnic in 1942 and then worked from 1944 to 1948 in the office of E. Maxwell Fry and Jane Drew, after which he joined the London County Council Architects’ Department.
He was involved in the Festival of Britain South Bank Programme, London, designing the distinctive Tea-Bar Room (1951).
He taught (1952–4) at the Central School for Arts and Crafts, London, and in 1975 he was appointed professor of architecture at Manchester University.
www.artnet.com /library/02/0213/T021356.asp   (253 words)

 Design Act of 1839
Arthur Gill has drawn attention in the July 1977 issue of History of Photography [1] to the daguerreotype cases used in Richard Beard's studios in London in the mid—1840s.
When Johnson and Beard's studio at the Royal Polytechnic Institution in Regent Street, London, opened in March 1841, J. Goddard who was employed there, said the daguerreotype plates used weree ‘made under Mr Johnsons's superintendance at Birmingham’ [5].
The responsibilities and administration of the Design Acts were transferred from the Board of Trade to the Commissioners of Patents with effect on 1st January 1876 by Statute 38 and 39 Vict, c.93 of 1875.
www.midleykent.fsnet.co.uk /articles/DESIGN.htm   (784 words)

Publisher: [London] : North East London Polytechnic in conjunction with the Greater London Council, c1986.
London (W. Paul Clegg; ISBN: 0711016739; 61% match)
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 artnet.com: Resource Library: Richardson, Albert E   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The son of a printer, he was articled as an architect in 1895 in London and worked subsequently in the offices of Evelyn Hellicar (1862–1929) from 1898 to 1902, Leonard Stokes (1902–3) and Frank T. Verity from 1903 to 1906.
His enthusiasm for classical buildings of the Wren period was succeeded, under Verity’s influence, by an interest in modern French design in the classical tradition, particularly Néo-Grec, which attracted the attention of other young architects.
Richardson contributed to the design of Verity’s French-style London flats and designed the façade of the Regent Street Polytechnic (now Central London Polytechnic), with a grand Ionic order and a large window area, executed 1908–9 after he had left Verity to set up practice with C. Lovett Gill (1880–1960).
www.artnet.com /library/07/0719/T071959.asp   (288 words)

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