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Goodricke College (University of York)
Goodricke College is a college of the University of York, a British campus university founded in 1963. Goodricke itself was opened in 1968 by Michael Swann, commemorated by a plaque on the outside of its Old Dining Hall. It is home to the Department of Mathematics.
Goodricke can be considered to have three main areas:
- The Blocks
- The Nucleus
- The Roger Kirk Centre
Goodricke has four blocks, named A, B, C and D. Blocks A and B are standard university accommodation, built to the CLASP system invented by Andrew Derbyshire and considered adequate if a little plain. C and D are a little different, being whitewashed brick buildings of a lower general standard - they are noted for the lack of plaster on the internal walls, believed (although this may be an urban legend) to be because plaster would make the corridors too narrow for legal habitation. Goodricke D block is a holdover from the old Wentworth College, living as it does with the other Wentworth buildings on the far side of the University lake. Current students consider Goodricke C block to be the worst accommodation possible in the University; indeed, in 2002, the then YUSU Campaigns Officers created a mockup of the Monopoly board in which C Block was represented as Old Kent Road.
Goodricke Nucleus is a generalised term for the administrative buildings in Goodricke College. It contains, in addition to the Department of Mathematics, two computer rooms set aside for student work, several lecture and seminar rooms, the Junior Common Room and Senior Common Room, and the Goodricke Bar, now known as McQ's.
The Roger Kirk Centre
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