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Declaration of Trust

Declaration of Trust for the establishment of the National College made by Hubert A. Secretan, O.B.E., M.A., chairman of the Board of Governors on 18 June 1948. It was signed, sealed and delivered by Hubert Secretan in the presence of Frederick J. Packer, Chartered Secretary of the Borough Polytechnic. It lists the objects of the College and the Scheme of Government. It also contains a list of the Board of Governors and a Schedule of Propery.

National College for Heating, Ventilating, Refrigeration and Fan Engineering

National College for Heating, Ventilating, Refrigeration and Fan Engineering

  • NC
  • Fonds
  • 1944-1970, 2007

Contains the records of the National College for Heating, Ventilating, Refrigeration and Fan Engineering, comprising:

NC/1, Governance, 1948-1970;

NC/2, Publications, 1948-1971, 2007;

NC/3, Photographs, 1950s;

NC/4, Student Activities, 1949-1969;

NC/5, National College Building, 1950s;

NC/6, External Publications, 1947-1963;

NC/7, Education Board of the Heating and Ventilating Industry, 1944-1962.

National College for Heating, Ventilating, Refrigeration and Fan Engineering

Notable Staff Retirements, Obituaries and Memorials

Comprises record detailing staff retirements, obituaries and memorials for:

  • John W. Cooling, member of the Board of Governors for the National College for Heating, Ventilating, Refrigeration and Fan Engineering 1948-1970 and member of the Board of Governors for the Borough Polytechnic Institute 1943-1969.

  • Hubert Arthur Secretan, Chairman of the Board of Governors 1954-1970

  • James Eric Garside, Principal of the Borough Polytechnic Institute 1956-1965

  • Professor Maxime Louis Vuillermoz, Professor in the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology at the Polytechnic of the South Bank c.1980s

  • Baroness Perry of Southwark, Director of South Bank Polytechnic 1987-1992 and Vice Chancellor of South Bank University, 1992-1993.

Borough Polytechnic Institute

Opening of the New Buildings of the Polytechnic by His Royal Highness the Duke of York KG

Programme listing the order of proceedings and history of the polytechnics. Also contains a typewritten speech addressed to His Royal Highness.

The buildings the Duke of York opened consisted of a remodelled five-storey Borough Road building. The Duke was at the Polytechnic for an hour and whilst there delivered a short address in the Edric Hall before walking through the lecture rooms and laboratories, chatting with students at their work.

Large crowds gathered outside the Polytechnic to greet the Duke on his arrival which were kept back by mounted police. He was received by the Alderman G. T. Greenwood, Mayor of Southwark, Mr D Clifford Houghton, Chairman of the Governors, Mr Hubert A Secretan, Vice Chairman of the Governors, Lady Gooch, Chairwoman of the Governor's Education Committee, Sir Evan Spicer, Chairman of the City Parochial Foundation, Sir John Gilbert, Chairman of the LCC Education Committee and the Polytechnic's Principal, Mr J.W.Bispham. The Duke in his speech made special reference to the Polytechnic's instruction of girls and young women in homecraft and domestic science and to the institution's training of young people to lead upright, unselfish lives. He also commended the Polytechnic for keeping faithfully to its original charter and being an 'educational beacon for one of the poorer parts of London' for 30 years.

Borough Polytechnic Institute

Salver presented to Hubert A Secretan by the National College of Heating, Ventilating, Refrigeration and Fan Engineering

Platter inscribed, 'Presented to Hubert A. Secretan Esq. C. B. E., M. A., J. P., by the associations of the three industries as a mark of esteem and gratitude for the excellent services rendered by him as first chairman of the Board of Governors of the National College of Heating, Ventilating, Refrigeration and Fan Engineering 1948 - 1962', London 1909

National College for Heating, Ventilating, Refrigeration and Fan Engineering