College's time capsule memento

A TIME capsule has been buried in the foundations of Hull College's new building, to celebrate the development of a complex which could bring about a new age of hi-tech learning in the city.

The objects placed in the capsule were selected as part of a competition for college staff, and items show various aspects of what Hull College represents in 2003.

They include a Hull College internal telephone directory, the Hull College governors' meeting minutes approving the new building, a full and part-time prospectus, two menus from the catering department, a computer mouse, and a copy of the payscales, showing general areas of responsibility.

Hull College's Principal, Trevor Jameson, said: "The capsule will serve to remind future generations of learners just how much education will have changed. The objects contained within it will give them a glimpse of life at the college and I sincerely hope that whoever discovers it in 2103 will agree that we really achieved something special with our new developments."

Hull College's Deputy Principal, Derek O'Toole and Director of Learning Graham Towse set the capsule in place. Mr O'Toole said: "This is a fantastic time for Hull College."

The college's new 11m flagship learning complex is taking shape at a tremendous rate. The complex will provide much improved facilities for students, and a second frontage of the Queen's Gardens Campus, alongside Freetown Way.

The college project, supported with funding from Yorkshire Forward, the Learning and Skills Council and Cityventure, involves three new buildings on three separate sites.