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Devres, Y O

Staff member, Institute of Environmental Engineering, South Bank Polytechnic.

Diary House

Diary House at 77-79 Borough Road, Southwark was a former printing works from the 1860s and 1930s and housed Letts printers. In 1991 South Bank Polytechnic leased the building for the newly incorporated South West London College. The building no longer forms part of the University's estates.

Driscoll, Terence
Person · 1912-2007

Terence Driscoll, an engineer, opened Driscoll House Hotel on New Kent Road in 1965 and continued to be active in the running of Driscoll House until his final weeks. He was a constant presence in the hostel's office and at the front desk. A regular feature of his week was the speech delivered at Sunday lunch. Much preparation went into this address which included news from past residents, letters received that week and mention of interesting events in the capital. The 200-bed Driscoll House offered London's cheapest hotel accommodation and it was claimed that more than 50,000 guests from 210 different countries had stayed there.

Terence Driscoll was made an Honorary Fellow of the University in 2001.

Edric Hall
Building · 1908-

Edric Hall was officially opened in 1908 and was named after the Polytechnic's founding father Edric Bayley. The hall was used as a space for public lectures, examinations, and social events.
In September 1940 the Borough Polytechnic Institute was hit by German bombs, one of which went through the roof of Borough Road Building into Edric Hall. The Hall was refurbished after the Second World War and was officially opened on 1st December 1951.

Corporate body · 1944-1962

The Education Board of the Heating and Ventilating Industry was set up by the Institution of Heating and Ventilating Engineers (I.H.V.E.) and the Heating and Ventilating and Domestic Engineers' National Joint Industrial Council (N.J.C.E.) in 1944 to act as an advisory body to the Industry on all educational matters. It advised on educational problems affecting the industry and assisted those engaged in the industry to obtain the best possible training. It played an important role in the establishment of the National College and its first chairman Douglas Ingall (also Principal of the Borough Polytechnic) became the first Director of the National College. The Board acted as an Advisory Committee to the National College since the establishment of the College in 1948.

The original Education Board consisted of four members appointed by the I.H.V.E. and four members appointed by the N.J.I.C. with up to three co-opted members. In 1962 this was increased to four co-opted members and four non-voting observers who were the Head of the National College, the Secretary of the I.H.V.E., the Secretary if N.J.I.C. and the Secretary of the Heating and Ventilating Advisory Committee of the City and Guilds of London Insitute.

A memorandum giving details of the history of the Board and its terms of reference was circulated before the 63rd meeting of the Board in June 1962, which concluded that the Board had completed aa the tasks assigned to it and that it was very unlikely that within the next few years any new major developments in technical education would necessitate action by the Board. It was agreed amongst members that the Board should cease to function.