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Berrick Saul lecture theatre
Berrick Saul Building, view from the walkway

Berrick Saul Building

Project information

  • Completed
    August 2009
  • Offical opening
    December 2009
  • Architect
    BDP
  • Contractor
    Morgan Ashurst

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The Berrick Saul Building was completed in August 2009, and had its official opening by Greg Dyke, the Universty’s Chancellor, in December 2009. The contractors were Morgan Ashurst (now known as Morgan Sindall).

The building is named after Berrick Saul, Vice-Chancellor at York from 1979 to 1993, and was made possible by a benefaction from the Bowland Trust, which established the Institute for Effective Education (IEE).

The £11m building houses the Humanities Research Centre, the IEE, a number of interdisciplinary research centres including the Centre for Modern Studies, the Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies and the Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past. Other facilities in the building include seminar rooms equipped for remote conferencing, and the 150-seat Bowland Auditorium.

The Humanities Research Centre

The Humanities Research Centre is housed on two floors in purpose-built accommodation at the heart of the University campus. It provides high-quality workspace for Arts and Humanities graduate research students and postdoctoral researchers, as well as offices for distinguished visiting fellows, and accommodation for research projects, interdisciplinary centres, and emerging research groups.

The Centre has created a vibrant hub for Arts and Humanities activities on campus, hosting international colloquia, seminars and conferences.

For more information, see the Humanities Research Centre web pages.