[Printed British Act of Parliament.] The South London Polytechnic Institutes (Borough Road Site) Act 1890. An Act To authorise the purchase of a Site in Southwark for the South London Polytechnic Institutes. [Royal Assent, 2nd May, 1890.]

[The South London Polytechnic Institutes (Borough Road Site) Act 1890; Borough Polytechnic Institute; South Bank University; H. R. T. Alexander, Solicitor; Dyson & Co., Parliamentary Agents]
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[2] + 6 + [1] pp., 8vo. Stapled and unbound. Good, on lightly-aged paper, with minor rust spotting from staples. Above the printer's slug are the details of 'H. R. T. Alexander, 27, Ely Place, Holborn, E.C., Solicitor' and 'Dyson & Co., 24, Parliament Street, Westminster, Parliamentary Agents'. The first paragraph of the act sets out the aims: 'WHEREAS an Association has been formed under the title of "The South London Polytechnic Institutes" with the view of assisting in the provision of the inudstrial skill general knowledge health and well being of young men and women belonging to the poorer classes and is at present under the management of a council with an executive committee with a view that the objects of the said Association may be carried into effect by a scheme or schemes framed by the Charity Commissionsers under the "City of London Parochial Charities Act 1883:"'. A scarce document: no copy in the British Library, on COPAC or OCLC WorldCat. The act authorised the purchase of the former buildings of Joseph Lancaster's British and Foreign Schools Society, and the association was officially opened by Lord Rosebery as the Borough Polytechnic Institute on 30 September 1892. In 1970 it merged with several nearby educational centres to form the Polytechnic of the South Bank, and in 1985 the name was changed to South Bank Polytechnic. It became the South Bank University in 1992.