Friday, August 19

Tag: controversy

Founders Building Architect’s Cottage To Be Demolished
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Founders Building Architect’s Cottage To Be Demolished

The cottage of William Crossland, architect of Royal Holloway’s iconic Founders Building, is set to be demolished in order to make room to build the new library. Opponents of the demolition say that the cottage, which currently houses the Santander branch, and is situated next to the college shop and laundry, is notionally protected by the grade I listing of Founders through ‘curtilage’ protection. Furthermore, the Victorian Society’s conservation advisor, Sarah Caradec, claims that the cottage is “an unusual survival of an architect’s home on site.” Opponents further claim that the College deliberately has left the cottage to deteriorate to justify demolition. However, both the Runnymede borough council and English Heritage agree that the structure has always been intended to be tempor...
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King’s College Rebrand Causes Controversy

Last month it was announced that a fellow college of the University of London, King's, would begin a £300,000 re-branding campaign, which will see the institution change  its name from King's College, London to simply King's London. The change is due to come into force in February of this year, when the university will officially change its name, though still keeping the title of King’s College, London for legal documents, academic citations and the awarding of degrees. The proposed change has resulted in widespread controversy with students at the University insisting that the re-brand is “ridiculous”  when speaking to The Times Higher Education supplement. Some argued that the re-brand itself, puts an “end to years of tradition” that the College has gained due to its name, undermining t...