Item LSBU/3/11/4 - Girl Technician of the Year Award 1980

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Girl Technician of the Year Award 1980


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In 1970 the Borough Polytechnic Institute merged with the Brixton School of Building, City of Westminster College and National College for Heating, Ventilating, Refrigeration and Fan Engineering to form the Polytechnic of the South Bank. The Designation Ceremony took place at the Royal Festival Hall on the South Bank on 22nd November 1971. Margaret Thatcher, the Education Secretary at the time was the special guest.

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The award was first presented in 1978 at the instigation of the Caroline Hasslet Memorial Trust and Institution of Electronic and Electrical Technician Engineers (now the Institution of Engineering and Technology). It was initially called the Girl Technician of the Year award and was renamed the Young Woman Engineer of the Year in 1988.

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An audio recording of the awards ceremony. It includes speeches by the Chair of the Management Committe of the Caroline Hasslet Memorial Trust and His Royal Highness Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales.

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