Ever wondered where the names for some of Loughborough University's halls and buildings come from? Meghan McCabe investigates the proud history of our campus' buildings, with fifteen names that have inspired their names as part of Label's Fifteen Year Anniversary online countdown.

Robert Bakewell

Bakewell is considered to be one of the most important figures in the British Agricultural Revolution and a profound agriculturist himself. Bakewell was the first to implement selective breeding of livestock which led to specific improvements in sheep, cattle and horses and knowledge of artificial selection.

Sir Clifford Butler

Butler was a Vice Chancellor of the university from 1975 to 1985.

Sir George Cayley

Cayley is considered to be one of the most important people in the history of aeronautics. Many consider him to be the first true scientific aerial investigator and the first person to understand the underlying principles of flight. He designed the first actual model of an aeroplane.

David Collett

Collett was the Chairman of Loughborough University Council from 1966 to 1982.

Alfred Thomas Eggington

Eggington was awarded the Military Cross in 1916 and was a former headmaster of Loughborough College.

Sidney Baker Falkner

Falkner was a founder and former head of aeronautical engineering.

Michael Faraday

Faraday Hall is named after the renowned English scientist, who made contributions to the fields of electromagnetism and electrochemistry. He was one of the most influential scientists in history with his scientific efforts ensuring that electricity became practical for use in technology.

Dr Harry French

French was an engineer and physicist who became Senior Pro Counsellor and Chairman of Council in 1981 until 1986.

Herbet Haslegrave

Haselgrave was a British engineering academic who developed Loughborough Technical College into Loughborough University of Technology in 1966.

William Morris

Morris was an English textile designer, artist and writer. He founded a design firm in partnership with the artist Edward Burne-Jones and the poet and artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

John Phillips

After a distinguished career as a zoologist, Professor John Guest Phillips came to Loughborough University in January 1986 as its fourth Vice Chancellor.

Elvyn Richards

Richards was Loughborough University’s second Vice Chancellor from 1967 to 1975. Richards was a leading exponent of aircraft design and a world authority on noise acoustics.

Sir Henry Royce

Royce was an engineer and car designer who founded the Rolls Royce Company, which unveiled its first car in 1904. Royce’s partnership with Charles Rolls formed the basis of the world wide company that we know today.

Ernest Rutherford

Rutherford was a famous chemist and physicist who became known as the father of nuclear physics. He is remembered as the greatest experimentalist since Michael Faraday, another influence to Loughborough. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1908.

Thomas Telford

Telford was a keen civil engineer, architect and stonemason, who was elected as the first President of the Institution of Civil Engineers in 1820. He designed numerous infrastructure projects from churches to docks.

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