mobile nav


Senate House

Senate House

Building  From 1936 

Categories: Education

The first purpose-built home and administrative centre for the University of London. Built with 19 floors to be one foot lower than St Pauls, but the tallest non-religious building in Britain. Apparently it was not occupied immediately since it swayed in the wind and the LCC were worried about safety. During WW2 it was used by the Ministry of Information which meant George Orwell worked here. The building made an impression on him and appeared in '1984' as the Ministry of Truth.

See other memorials in this area

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Senate House

Information Commemorated at

Senate House

The University has a grainy film of the ceremony when this stone was unveiled...

Read More