Senate House

Senate House
Ministry of Truth?

Senate House is the administrative centre of the University of London. The main building contains the University of London's Central Academic Bodies and Activities, including the offices of the Vice-Chancellor of the University, the entire collection of the Senate House Library, and eight of the ten research institutes of the School of Advanced Study (SAS).The Art Deco building was constructed between 1932 and 1937 as the first phase of a large uncompleted scheme designed for the University by Charles Holden. It consists of 19 floors and is 210ft (64m) high, making it the second tallest building in London after St Paul's Cathedral when it was completed. The building's use by the Ministry of Information during the Second World War inspired George Orwell's description of the Ministry of Truth in his novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. The building was listed as Grade II* in 1969. Wikipedia/CTGuides