Lincoln College Open Day
23 January, 2020 – 4:30PM - 8:00PM
Today Lincoln College is more than just a further education institute serving the local community of Lincoln.
Operating in numerous buildings over multiple sites, across county borders and internationally the College has grown beyond all expectations from when it first open its doors on the 27 September 1886.
Purpose-built engineering workshops were added on the north side of the original building (now known as Gibney Building) at a cost of £1,428 2s 3d.View Image
Mr A E Collis became principal. He had been employed in the drawing office of Ruston, Proctor & Co before embarking on a career in education. He took over from Mr J H BelcherView Image
Formal opening of new extension to original building incorporating large science laboratory, advanced electrical laboratory, a lecture theatre, a gymnasium and a dining room.View Image
The first part-time classes of engineering apprentices began. These were some of the very first in the country. Courses included Mathematics, Engineering, Drawing and Mechanics. Apprentices attended on Monday of each week without loss of wages, and in some special cases the firms also paid the fees
(£1 10s 0d for the course).View Image
The school continued to operate during the war, organising training classes for munition workers, training over 400 girls for local firms.
The war claimed the lives of 70 “Old Boys”View Image
After 31 years as head of the institution Mr Collis retires as principal and is replaced by Mr E R Walter, who had been Head of the Engineering Department and a former apprentice with Clayton and Shuttleworth.View Image
Lincoln Technical College moves in to it's own premises on Cathedral Street. The building had been designed by Mr W G Watkins who had designed the “Gibney Building” extension in 1908View Image
Mr Geoffrey Church takes over as Principal on the retirement of Dr Walters after 40 years of service with the college, 30 of which were as head of the organisationView Image
Abbey building as it is now known is opened. Containing five floors and costing £194,489.00, the building provide accommodation for a wide range of studies and to provide social areas for student’s including a canteenView Image
Erected in 1947 to meet to the growing demand for domestic science, dressmaking and commercial studies. The prefabricated buildings on Abbey street were demolished after nearly 30 years of useView Image
The college expands further by developing the lower half of the site previously occupied by the cattle market. The two new buildings, Monks and Deans cost £800,000 to buildView Image
During the academic year 1986 – 87 the college celebrated its centenary. The celebrations began with a service of thanksgiving at Lincoln Cathedral. The highlight of the year was a visit by His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester.View Image
Built mainly from glass to give maximum light, the new reception opened on the front of Monks Building. The new facility also brought together guidance services and general office functions.View Image
A derelict piece of land at the far end of Cathedral Street is turned into a Halls of Residence at a cost of £1.2 million. The building is named after much respected former Principal Geoffrey Church.View Image
Sessions House, Lincoln’s former prison and magistrates court reopened after a £2.4 million refurbishment to create a new teaching space for catering & hospitality and travel & tourismView Image
North Lincolnshire College becomes Lincoln College. To give a clearer identity than the old name suggested, the college change its name to Lincoln College. A new logo was introduced at the same timeView Image
The Friary Learning Centre (FLC) is opened. The new build, combining a traditional library and IT Centre was built in an area between Abbey Building and the Monks Road shop frontage of Temple Building.View Image
Abbey Building reopens after £5million refurbishment the work had begun in September 2003. A complete transformation has taken place with a new refectory, now known as Blackfriars Restaurant and Coffee shop. New science laboratories on the top floor and general classrooms for A levels has given this building some much needed modernizationView Image
Two new extension where added to Temple building to create larger teaching space, for construction crafts and technical and professional building coursesView Image
The formal merger between Lincoln College and Newark & Sherwood College is confirmed with Newark & Sherwood College being renamed as Newark College and joins Lincoln College and Gainsborough College under the leadership of Principal John AllenView Image
A redundant patch of land behind the north block at Newark College is transformed into an oasis of calm known as the woodland walk. With a wide range of fauna and flora, a small stream and resting places.View Image
The biggest and most expensive investment in the colleges’ history is opened. Deans Building, which was originally built in 1978, has undergone an £8 million transformation. Some of the features in the building include a 14m hydro facility, with a pool, steam rooms and sauna, commercial hair and beauty salons, a commercial fitness suite, squash courts and dance/training studio and class rooms.View Image
After nearly 14 years as Principal of Lincoln College John Allen retires, and is replaced by Gary Headland and becomes the College’s first Chief Executive Officer and 9th head of the organisationView Image
Following closely from February’s announcement on the launch the UK’s first Construction Career College, Lincoln College announced the launch of a new Career College in Air & Defence, supported by The Royal Air Force.
The two new colleges will be located at Lincoln (Air Defence) and Gainsborough (Construction) and will open September 2016.View Image