20th October 2003
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One of Hull’s most visible landmarks has been renamed in honour of a man who dedicated his life to education in the city.
The University of Lincoln spent £2 million refurbishing its George Street building over the summer.
On Friday evening (17th October) Helen McMullen, Corporate Director for Learning and Culture at Kingston-upon-Hull City Council, spoke at the event to rename the facility the Derek Crothall Building.
She unveiled a commemorative plaque and also accepted a book containing the best photographs entered for the ‘Images of Hull 2003’ photographic competition which was organised in Professor Crothall’s honour.
Derek Crothall, a long-serving Pro Vice Chancellor at the University of Lincoln, died in September last year.
After the renaming ceremony guests at the event were invited to view more than 80 photographs from the competition – representing the work of more than 70 individuals – which have gone on display in the EICH Gallery on George Street.
The photographs will remain on display until 19th December 2003.
The winners of the competition were: student award – Louise Buckby, Alice Hopkins, Caroline Thorley and Stephen Quinn; major award – David Drewery, Frith Farmer and Claire Wellings.
Professor Crothall’s widow Jane received a Doctorate of the University on behalf of her late husband at an awards ceremony at Hull City Hall in January this year.
Helen McMullen (left), Corporate Director for Learning and Culture at Hull City Council, with Jane Crothall and her children Robert and Harriet and Professor David Chiddick, Vice Chancellor of the University of Lincoln
Professor Derek Crothall's widow Jane (left) take a look at the book containing selected entries for the 'Images of Hull 2003' photographic competition with Helen McMullen
Hull College student Caroline Thorley was one of the joint winners of the student prize with her image of the Kingston Communications Stadium
Hull College student Louise Buckby fused colour negatives to produce her image of Hull Marina
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