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The University Archives Centre collects and makes accessible the institutional archives of London South Bank University (LSBU) and the institutions that it was amalgamated from. We hold material tracing LSBU’s history from its foundation as the Borough Polytechnic Institute in 1892 to the present day. We are an Accredited Archives Service.

Enquiries and Visiting the Archives

The University Archives Centre is open to all LSBU students as well as staff and external researchers and we welcome all research visits.

We are happy to answer enquiries on the history of the University and the items we hold, however we are unable to carry out extensive research. Please see our contact page for more information.

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It’s #AskAnArchivist day! We’re happy to be asked questions any day, but if there’s anything you’ve always wondered about archives then why not ask us today?

Today is Ada Lovelace Day, which celebrates the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). So it's a great day to read our @LSBU women in engineering profiles!

Intetesting to read this - Brixton School of Building joined with the Borough Polytechnic to form @LSBU in 1970
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Chris Foges @chrisfoges
On the day it was announced that Owen Luder has died at 93, I happened to pass the former Brixton school of building, where he enrolled at 13 to learn the trades. From there to RIBA president is an extraordinary trajectory. 80 years later, would that be any easier?