Talk:Goldsmiths, University of London

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Reorganisaton[edit]

I've reorganised the article to roughly follow the guidlines set down in Wikipedia:WikiProject Universities, and added what info I could to the history, student life and sports, clubs and traditions sections. A number of the sections could do with more information from someone with better knowledge of the university, however.

University ratings[edit]

(I'm posting this to all articles on UK universities as so far discussion hasn't really taken off on Wikipedia:WikiProject Universities.)

There needs to be a broader convention about which university rankings to include in articles. Currently it seems most pages are listing primarily those that show the institution at its best (or worst in a few cases). See Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Universities#University ratings. Timrollpickering 00:14, 22 December 2006 (UTC)

Art & Design[edit]

There is no need to list, and link, the cited Top Ten, merely that Goldsmith's ranked 5th. Mongoletsi (talk) 11:45, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

Department of Cultural Studies[edit]

Is is true that this is one of the best departments of cultural studies in the UK?

WW11 1939 Evacuation of Goldsmiths to Imperial College Nottingham[edit]

From my research and actual original art documents of the era, it was only the Faculty for Teacher Training that was evacuated to Imperial College Nottingham in 1939, the Art School remained at the New Cross site, although due to some damage in 1940, and a hit by a V2 in 1944 the college did not resume full activities until 1947. The College has archives of the prospectuses throughout the war years at New Cross for the Art School, which also included evening classes, or "night school". 1907 there was a new Art School building at the back of the main building, the main building was damaged by fire following a bomb explosion in 1940, and the East side of the college was badly damaged following a V2 hit in 1944, which killed between 160, records of the time mention the two V2 bombs. The most devastating bomb damage in New Cross, the direct hit on the New Cross Woolworths store on a Saturday afternoon 25th November 1944 at 12.26 pm, 168 killed and 123 injured, the Coop next door was also destroyed. The passersby and the queues for the saucepans meant there were lots of people in the building having lunch, or shopping, there would have been more casualties fortunately the traffic and trams were delayed, saving many more casualties. V2 flying rocket bombs were the first intercontinental ballistic missiles, the flew high altitude at incredible speeds, rocket speeds, they could hit London from their launch sites in occupied France and Holland in less than ten minutes, they also arrived a huge payload of high explosives and were accurately programmed to be accurate, a devastating weapon.


H.C. Ref: Woolworths museum site www.woolworthsmuseum.co.uk/1940sremembernewcross.htm Ref: Goldsmiths Archives Ref: BBC WWII Peoples War,memories of people who lived in New Cross during the Blitz of 1940/41 and the so called Baby Blitz of 1944 Ref: Bombsight, bombs dropped on New Cross 1940/41 Ref: AIM25, Collective Goldsmiths archives — Preceding unsigned comment added by 109.158.151.113 (talk) 01:15, 24 May 2013 (UTC)