Borough Polytechnic

Dennis Creffield, The Lovers, 1970.

In the 1980s polytechnics went out of fashion and were re-branded as universities. In 1892 Borough Polytechnic was opened by Lord Rosebery to provide practical instruction to people in the area. One of the speakers at the ceremony rather patronisingly hoped that “the Polytechnic would do its share towards perfecting many a valuable gem found in the slums of London”. Continue reading Borough Polytechnic