Fonds LC - Lambeth College

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Lambeth College


  • 1895-2013 (Creation)

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84 boxes

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Administrative history

Lambeth College was formed in June 1992 by the London Borough of Lambeth, and comprised the former Brixton, South London and Vauxhall Colleges. In 2019 the College became part of South Bank Colleges, managed by London South Bank University.

Brixton College had premises in Barrington Road and Ferndale Road, Brixton.
South London College had premises at Knights Hill, Tower Bridge and leased facilities for horticulture at the Honor Oak Training Centre.
Vauxhall College had premsises at Belmore Street, Springfield, Kennington and Deeley Road.
The newly incorporated College inherited part of the former Henry Thornton School, Clapham Common which has been mothballed since 1986. Work was completed on the building in 19994, and the Barrington Road and Kennington sites were closed.

Archival history

Kept by Lambeth College in their records store, then transferred to LSBU Archives in November 2022. LC/3/1-25, LC/4, LC/5, LC/6 and LC/7 were all transferred from Lambeth Archives, having been deposited there in 2017 and subsequently transferred to LSBU Archives in 2023.

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Comprises of minutes of the College Governing Body and its sub-committees; Staff and Student newsletters; Prospectuses; Photographs; records of preceding bodies. The records of the institutions which preceded Lambeth College, include: Norwood Technical Institute; Vauxhall College; Brixton College of Further Education; South London College.

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Complaints, HR records and purchase orders disposed of in line with JISC guidance on retention.


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Open except for records restricted under the Data Protection Act or the Freedom of Information Act. Please contact the University Archivist for details. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

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  • English

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    All re-packaged into archival packaging. Some older items are fragile.

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        Archivist's note

        LC/3/1-25, LC/4, LC/5, LC/6 and LC/7 were all transferred from Lambeth Archives, where they had previously been catalogued under IV333. The parts of that collection relating to Brixton School of Building are catalogued at BSB.

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