Order of the British Empire
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, public service outside the civil service. It was established on 4 June 1917 by King George V and comprises five classes across both civil and military divisions, the most senior two of which make the recipient either a knight if male or dame if female. There is the related British Empire Medal, whose recipients are affiliated with, but not members of, the order. Recommendations for appointments to the Order of the British Empire were made on the nomination of the United Kingdom, the self-governing Dominions of the Empire and the Viceroy of India. Nominations continue today from Commonwealth countries that participate in recommending British honours. Most Commonwealth countries ceased recommendations for appointments to the Order of the British Empire when they created their own honours; the five classes of appointment to the Order are, in descending order of precedence: Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire Knight Commander or Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire The senior two ranks of Knight or Dame Grand Cross, Knight or Dame Commander, entitle their members to use the title of Sir for men and Dame for women before their forename.
Most members are citizens of the United Kingdom or the Commonwealth realms that use the Imperial system of honours and awards. Honorary knighthoods are appointed to citizens of nations where the Queen is not head of state, may permit use of post-nominal letters but not the title of Sir or Dame. Honorary appointees are, referred to as Sir or Dame – Bob Geldof, for example. Honorary appointees who become a citizen of a Commonwealth realm can convert their appointment from honorary to substantive enjoy all privileges of membership of the order, including use of the title of Sir and Dame for the senior two ranks of the Order. An example is Irish broadcaster Terry Wogan, appointed an honorary Knight Commander of the Order in 2005, on successful application for British citizenship, held alongside his Irish citizenship, was made a substantive member and subsequently styled as Sir Terry Wogan. King George V founded the Order to fill gaps in the British honours system: The Orders of the Garter, of St Patrick honoured royals, peers and eminent military commanders.
In particular, King George V wished to create an Order to honour many thousands of those who had served in a variety of non-combatant roles during the First World War. When first established, the Order had only one division. However, in 1918, soon after its foundation, it was formally divided into Military and Civil Divisions; the Order's motto is For the Empire. At the foundation of the Order, the'Medal of the Order of the British Empire' was instituted, to serve as a lower award granting recipients affiliation but not membership. In 1922, this was renamed the'British Empire Medal', it stopped being awarded by the United Kingdom as part of the 1993 reforms to the honours system, but was again awarded beginning in 2012, starting with 293 BEMs awarded for Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee. In addition, the BEM is awarded by some other Commonwealth nations. In 2004, a report entitled "A Matter of Honour: Reforming Our Honours System" by a Commons committee recommended to phase out the Order of the British Empire, as its title was "now considered to be unacceptable, being thought to embody values that are no longer shared by many of the country's population".
The British monarch is Sovereign of the Order, appoints all other members of the Order. The next most senior member is the Grand Master, of whom there have been three: Prince Edward, the Prince of Wales; the Order is limited to 300 Knights and Dames Grand Cross, 845 Knights and Dames Commander, 8,960 Commanders. There are no limits applied to the total number of members of the fourth and fifth classes, but no more than 858 Officers and 1,464 Members may be appointed per year. Foreign appointees, as honorary members, do not contribute to the numbers restricted to the Order as full members do. Although the Order of the British Empire has by far the highest number of members of the British Orders of Chivalry, with over 100,000 living members worldwide, there are fewer appointments to knighthoods than in other orders. Though men can be knighted separately from an order of chivalry, women cannot, so the rank of Knight/Dame Commander of the Order is the lowest rank of damehood, second-lowest of knighthood.
Because of this, an appointment as Dame Commander is made in circumstances in which a man would be created a Knight Bachelor. For example, by convention, female judges of the High Court of Justice are created Dames Commander after appointment, while male judges
Industrial heritage refers to the physical remains of the history of technology and industry, such as manufacturing and mining sites, as well as power and transportation infrastructure. Another definition expands this scope so that the term covers places used for social activities related to industry such as housing, education or religious worship, among other structures with values from a variety of fields in order to highlight the interdisciplinary character of industrial heritage, it is argued that it includes the so-called sociofacts or aspects of social and institutional organizations, mentifacts that constitute the attitudinal characteristics and value systems industrial heritage sites. The scientific study of industrial remains is called industrial archaeology; the industrial heritage of a region is an aspect of its cultural heritage. It forms part of a location's identity as it serves as evidence of progress and landmark achievements; the international organization dedicated to the study and preservation of such is The International Committee for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage, known as TICCIH.
These initiatives are driven by an interest in innovation and ingenuity or efforts to compensate for irreparable loss. List of industrial archaeology topics List of notable industrial heritage sites Industrial archaeology Anson Engine Museum Bratch Armley Mills Industrial Museum Big Pit National Coal Museum Industrial archaeology of Dartmoor Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust Prestongrange Industrial Heritage Museum, East Lothian, Scotland Prickwillow Museum Rhondda Heritage Park Scottish Industrial Railway Centre Stretham Old Engine European Route of Industrial Heritage The Industrial Heritage Trail, Germany Ore Mountain Mining Region, Germany/Czech Republic Pythagoras Mechanical Workshop Museum, Norrtälje, Sweden Industrial heritage of Barbados Melbourne Steam Traction Engine Club, Australia Soulé Steam Feed Works, USA Asian Route of Industrial Heritage The Modern Industrial Heritage Sites in Kyushu and Yamaguchi, Japan The Tomioka Silk Mill and Related Industrial Heritage, Japan Douet, J. Industrial Heritage Re-tooled: The TICCIH guide to Industrial Heritage Conservation.
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Mineralogy is a subject of geology specializing in the scientific study of the chemistry, crystal structure, physical properties of minerals and mineralized artifacts. Specific studies within mineralogy include the processes of mineral origin and formation, classification of minerals, their geographical distribution, as well as their utilization. Early writing on mineralogy on gemstones, comes from ancient Babylonia, the ancient Greco-Roman world and medieval China, Sanskrit texts from ancient India and the ancient Islamic World. Books on the subject included the Naturalis Historia of Pliny the Elder, which not only described many different minerals but explained many of their properties, Kitab al Jawahir by Persian scientist Al-Biruni; the German Renaissance specialist Georgius Agricola wrote works such as De re metallica and De Natura Fossilium which began the scientific approach to the subject. Systematic scientific studies of minerals and rocks developed in post-Renaissance Europe; the modern study of mineralogy was founded on the principles of crystallography and to the microscopic study of rock sections with the invention of the microscope in the 17th century.
Nicholas Steno first observed the law of constancy of interfacial angles in quartz crystals in 1669. This was generalized and established experimentally by Jean-Baptiste L. Romé de l'Islee in 1783. René Just Haüy, the "father of modern crystallography", showed that crystals are periodic and established that the orientations of crystal faces can be expressed in terms of rational numbers, as encoded in the Miller indices. In 1814, Jöns Jacob Berzelius introduced a classification of minerals based on their chemistry rather than their crystal structure. William Nicol developed the Nicol prism, which polarizes light, in 1827–1828 while studying fossilized wood. James D. Dana published his first edition of A System of Mineralogy in 1837, in a edition introduced a chemical classification, still the standard. X-ray diffraction was demonstrated by Max von Laue in 1912, developed into a tool for analyzing the crystal structure of minerals by the father/son team of William Henry Bragg and William Lawrence Bragg.
More driven by advances in experimental technique and available computational power, the latter of which has enabled accurate atomic-scale simulations of the behaviour of crystals, the science has branched out to consider more general problems in the fields of inorganic chemistry and solid-state physics. It, retains a focus on the crystal structures encountered in rock-forming minerals. In particular, the field has made great advances in the understanding of the relationship between the atomic-scale structure of minerals and their function. To this end, in their focus on the connection between atomic-scale phenomena and macroscopic properties, the mineral sciences display more of an overlap with materials science than any other discipline. An initial step in identifying a mineral is to examine its physical properties, many of which can be measured on a hand sample; these can be classified into density. Hardness is determined by comparison with other minerals. In the Mohs scale, a standard set of minerals are numbered in order of increasing hardness from 1 to 10.
A harder mineral will scratch a softer, so an unknown mineral can be placed in this scale by which minerals it scratches and which scratch it. A few minerals such as calcite and kyanite have a hardness that depends on direction. Hardness can be measured on an absolute scale using a sclerometer. Tenacity refers to the way a mineral behaves when it is broken, bent or torn. A mineral can be brittle, sectile, flexible or elastic. An important influence on tenacity is the type of chemical bond. Of the other measures of mechanical cohesion, cleavage is the tendency to break along certain crystallographic planes, it is described by the orientation of the plane in crystallographic nomenclature. Parting is the tendency to break along planes of weakness due to twinning or exsolution. Where these two kinds of break do not occur, fracture is a less orderly form that may be conchoidal, splintery, hackly, or uneven. If the mineral is well crystallized, it will have a distinctive crystal habit that reflects the crystal structure or internal arrangement of atoms.
It is affected by crystal defects and twinning. Many crystals are polymorphic, having more than
St Just in Penwith
St Just is a town and civil parish in the Penwith district of Cornwall, United Kingdom. It lies along the B3306 road; the parish encompasses the town of St Just and the nearby settlements of Trewellard and Kelynack: it is bounded by the parishes of Morvah to the north-east and Madron to the east, St Buryan and Sennen to the south and by the sea in the west. The parish consists of 12 acres of water and 117 acres of foreshore; the town of St Just is the most westerly town in mainland Britain and is situated 8 miles west of Penzance along the A3071. St Just parish, which includes Pendeen and the surrounding area, has a population of 4690. An electoral ward exists: the population of this ward at the same census was 4,812. St Just lies within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A third of Cornwall has AONB designation, with the same status and protection as a National Park. St Just is one of only two towns included within the Cornwall AONB; the identity of Saint Just is not known. Cornwall's long resistance to the edicts of Canterbury and Rome makes it most unlikely that the saint was Archbishop Justus of Canterbury, as some sources claim.
Another possibility is the 6th- or 7th-century Saint Iestyn, said to be the son of a ruler of Dumnonia. In 1478 William of Worcester found that the church was believed to contain the bones of Justus of Trieste. Among the prehistoric antiquities nearby is a chambered tomb. St Just is one of the most ancient mining districts in Cornwall, remains of ancient pre-industrial and more modern mining activity have had a considerable impact on the nearby landscape; the parish church of St Just is a fine 15th-century building. In 1336 the church was dedicated by John Grandisson, Bishop of Exeter. There are two Methodist chapels. St Just is the home of Cape Cornwall School which serves Sennen, Pendeen, St Buryan and other places in the district. There are seven Cornish crosses in the parish. Other crosses are at Leswidden and Kenidjack; the ancient settlement has a strong mining history and was during the 19th century one of the most important mining districts in Cornwall both for copper and for tin. Mines within the area included Boscaswell Downs, Parknoweth, Wheal Owles, Wheal Boys, Levant and Geevor.
Geevor mine is now a tourist attraction. The boom in 19th-century mining saw a dramatic increase in the population of St Just, the 1861 census records the population figure as being 9,290, however like other areas in Cornwall the population declined with the collapse in the tin trade in the 19th century; the town suffered from the decision of the Great Western Railway to abandon its plans to make St Just the terminus of the London mainline to Cornwall. It was announced in July 2006 that the St Just mining district and the rest of the historic mining areas of Cornwall had become the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site; the nearby Cot Valley has a stream. The area has been mined, as was the area around St Just; the round boulders in the Cot Valley Cove here are of specific scientific interest. Nearby is Cape Cornwall. For the purposes of local government classification St Just is a town and elects a Mayor every 12 months from among the St Just Town Councillors; the St Just Town Council was created following the re-structuring of English Local Government in 1974, St Just having been an urban district council until then.
Principal local government functions are now undertaken by Cornwall Council. St Just was part of the Penzance Poor Law Union until 1894 when it was incorporated into the West Penwith Rural District. In 1897 St Just in Penwith parish formed the sole basis of St Just Urban District. In 1974 the urban district was included in Penwith District, until, abolished in 2009. St Just is home to the popular Lafrowda festival a seven-day community and arts celebration held in Mid July. A more ancient celebration associated with the town is St Just Feast, held every year to celebrate the dedication of the parish church in 13 July 1336. Feast celebrations were moved to the Sunday nearest to All Saints' Day in 1536 following an Act of Henry VIII which means it take place at the end of October / beginning of November. Feast itself is a two-day event with a church service and civic procession being held on Feast Sunday and a larger scale popular celebration being held on Feast Monday. A description of St Just Feast, from 1882, follows: "Rich and poor still at this season keep open house, all the young people from St.
Just who are in service for many miles around, if they can be spared, go home on the Saturday and stay until the Tuesday morning. A small fair is held in the streets on Monday evening, when the young men are expected to treat their sweethearts liberally, a great deal of "foolish money" that can be ill afforded is spent" St Just has a'Plen an Gwarry', locally pronounced'Plain an Gwarry'; these sites were used for open-air performance and instruction. St Just's Plen an Gwarry hosts productions of the Cornish Ordinalia mystery plays. St Just has a healthy artistic scene, including the painter Kurt Jackson who has made several television appearances. Co
Mining engineering is an engineering discipline that applies science and technology to the extraction of minerals from the earth. Mining engineering is associated with many other disciplines, such as mineral processing, Excavation and metallurgy, geotechnical engineering and surveying. A mining engineer may manage any phase of mining operations – from exploration and discovery of the mineral resource, through feasibility study, mine design, development of plans and operations to mine closure. With the process of Mineral extraction, some amount of waste and uneconomic material are generated which are the primary source of pollution in the vicinity of mines. Mining activities by their nature cause a disturbance of the natural environment in and around which the minerals are located. Mining engineers must therefore be concerned not only with the production and processing of mineral commodities, but with the mitigation of damage to the environment both during and after mining as a result of the change in the mining area.
Such Industries go through stringent laws to control the pollution and damage caused to the environment and are periodically governed by the concerned departments. From prehistoric times to the present, mining has played a significant role in the existence of the human race. Since the beginning of civilization people have used stone and ceramics and metals found on or close to the Earth's surface; these were used to manufacture early weapons. For example, high quality flint found in northern France and southern England were used to set fire and break rock. Flint mines have been found in chalk areas where seams of the stone were followed underground by shafts and galleries; the oldest known mine on archaeological record is the "Lion Cave" in Swaziland. At this site, which radiocarbon dating indicates to be about 43,000 years old, paleolithic humans mined mineral hematite, which contained iron and was ground to produce the red pigment ochre; the ancient Romans were innovators of mining engineering.
They developed large scale mining methods, such as the use of large volumes of water brought to the minehead by numerous aqueducts for hydraulic mining. The exposed rock was attacked by fire-setting where fires were used to heat the rock, which would be quenched with a stream of water; the thermal shock cracked the rock. In some mines the Romans utilized water-powered machinery such as reverse overshot water-wheels; these were used extensively in the copper mines at Rio Tinto in Spain, where one sequence comprised 16 such wheels arranged in pairs, lifting water about 80 feet. Black powder was first used in mining in Banská Štiavnica, Kingdom of Hungary in 1627; this allowed blasting of rock and earth to loosen and reveal ore veins, much faster than fire-setting. The Industrial Revolution saw further advances in mining technologies, including improved explosives and steam-powered pumps and drills as long as they remained safe. There are many ways to become a Mining Engineer but all include a college degree.
Training includes a Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Technology or Bachelor of Applied Science in Mining Engineering. Depending on the country and jurisdiction, to be licensed as a mining engineer a Master's degree. There are mining engineers who have come from other disciplines e.g. from engineering fields like Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Geomatics Engineering, Environmental Engineering or from science fields like Geology, Physics, Earth Science, However, this path requires taking a graduate degree such as M. Eng, M. S. M. Sc. or M. A. Sc. in Mining Engineering after graduating from a different quantitative undergraduate program in order to be qualified as a mining engineer. The fundamental subjects of mining engineering study include: Mathematics. S. in Mining Engineering with tracks in mine operations, sustainable resource development and mineral processing. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology offers a B. S. in Mining Engineering and an M.
S. in Mining Engineering and Management and Colorado School of Mines offers a M. S. in Mining and Earth-Systems Engineering Doctorate degrees in Mining and Earth-Systems Engineering and Underground Construction and Tunnel Engineering respectively. In Canada, McGill University offers both graduate degrees in Mining Engineering, and the University of British Columbia in Vancouver offers a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mining Engineering and graduate degrees in Mining Engineering. In Europe most programs are integrated after the Bologna take 5 years to complete. In Portugal, the University of Porto offers a M. Eng. in Mining and Geo-Environmental Engineering and in Spa
Penryn is a civil parish and town in Cornwall, United Kingdom. It is situated on the Penryn River about 1 mile north-west of Falmouth; the population was 7,166 in the 2001 census and a receded 6,812 in the 2011 census, a drop of more than 300 people across the ten year time gap. There are two electoral wards covering Penryn:'Penryn East and Mylor' and'Penryn West'; the total population of both wards in the 2011 census was 9,790Though now the town is overshadowed by the larger nearby town of Falmouth, Penryn was once an important harbour in its own right, lading granite and tin to be shipped to other parts of the country and world during the medieval period. Penryn boasts a wealth of history; the ancient town first appears in the Domesday Book under the name of "Trelivel", was since founded and named Penryn in 1216 by the Bishop of Exeter. The borough was enfranchised and its Charter of Incorporation was made in 1236; the contents of this Charter were embodied in a confirmation by Bishop Walter Bronescombe in the year 1259.
In 1265, a religious college, called Glasney College, was built in Penryn for the Bishop of Exeter to develop the church's influence in the far west of the diocese. In 1374, the chapel of St Thomas was opened. Standing at the head of the Penryn River, Penryn occupies a sheltered position and was a port of some significance in the 15th century. After the Dissolution of the Monasteries by King Henry VIII and the disestablishing of the Roman Catholic church, Glasney College was dissolved and demolished in 1548 during the brief reign of Edward VI, the first Protestant Duke of Cornwall and afterwards King of England; the dissolution of Glasney College helped trigger the Prayer Book Rebellion of 1549. The loss of Glasney and the defeat of the 1549 rebellion proved to be a turning point in the history of the town from which Penryn has never recovered. From 1554, Penryn held a parliamentary constituency, which became Penryn and Falmouth in 1832; the constituency was abolished in 1950, with Penryn becoming part of the Falmouth and Camborne constituency.
It received a royal charter as a borough in 1621 in a bid by the crown to cure the town of piracy. At least three mayors of Penryn were convicted of piracy between 1550 and 1650; the arms of the borough of Penryn were a Saracen's head Or in a bordure of eight bezants. The merchant traveller and writer Peter Mundy was son of a Penryn pilchard trader and travelled extensively throughout his life in Asia and Europe before returning to Penryn to write his Itinerarium Mundi. By the mid 17th century the port was thriving with the trade in Cornish fish and copper. However, Penryn lost its custom house and market rights to the new town of Falmouth as a direct result of supporting the Parliamentary side in the English Civil War; the Killigrews of Arwenack were more skilful turncoats, as their new town grew so the older port of Penryn declined from the 17th century right up to today. In the early 19th century, granite works were established by the river and large quantities of the stone were shipped from its quays for construction projects both within the UK and abroad.
The A39 road, which begins in Bath and is about 200 miles long, once passed through Penryn towards the end of its route in nearby Falmouth, but in 1994 was diverted around the town when the Penryn Bypass was opened, incorporating a stretch of new road along with upgrading to an existing road. The town is the setting of the play The Penryn Tragedy, which tells of a young man unwittingly murdered by his parents after disguising himself as a rich stranger. Today, Penryn has retained a large amount of its heritage. A large proportion of its buildings date from Tudor and Georgian times; the local museum is housed in the Town Hall. The Town Hall building is 18th-century and 19th-century in date. Penryn has a active Rotary Club. Penryn is twinned with Audierne in France. Penryn railway station was opened by the Cornwall Railway on 24 August 1863, it is towards the north west end of the town and is served by regular trains from Truro to Falmouth on the Maritime Line. In 2004, the Penryn Campus was completed, creating the hub of the Combined Universities in Cornwall project.
It includes the Institute of Cornish Studies and the University of Exeter's world-renowned Camborne School of Mines, which has moved from Camborne, where it has been for over a century, among other departments of the University of Exeter. The Campus houses departments of Falmouth University, based in the centre of Falmouth. In 2007, phase two was completed, which includes increased student accommodation and new teaching areas. There are two schools in Penryn: Penryn Primary Academy Penryn College Penryn RFC, founded in 1872 is a rugby union club which plays in the Tribute Western Counties West league, they are the oldest rugby club in Cornwall. Penryn Athletic is a non-League football club; the club is a member of the South West Peninsula League Division One West, a step 7 league in the national league system. Known as "The Borough". English Shinty Association is based in Penryn; the policing of the area is the responsibility of Devon and Cornwall Police who have a dedicated team to cover
Penryn Campus is a university campus in Penryn, England, UK. The campus is occupied by two university institutions: Falmouth University and the University of Exeter, with the shared buildings and services provided by Falmouth Exeter Plus. Located on a site bought in 1998, the campus was developed via the Combined Universities in Cornwall scheme with finance from the EU and the UK Government and was opened in 2004; the 70-acre site was a convent school for the local community, bought in 1998 by Falmouth College of Arts, as it was known. Tremough Convent School educated girls aged 3-18 and closed 31/07/1998.. The Universities of Exeter and Plymouth both expressed an interest in the project; the University of Plymouth withdrew, leaving University of Exeter in partnership with Falmouth University: the site is held on a 125-year lease. The campus was developed as part of the Combined Universities in Cornwall initiative and was opened in 2004; the bulk of the investment in the campus derived from European Union Objective One funding, matched by UK Government funding provided through the South West Regional Development Agency.
In 2011 as part of Phase II of developments on Tremough Campus, the name of the campus was changed to "University Campus Tremough". In 2012 Tremough Campus Services, the charity formed by Falmouth University and the University of Exeter to manage university activities in the Falmouth and Penryn area, changed its name to Falmouth Exeter Plus; the shared campus was opened for the 2004/5 academic year as "CUC Tremough Campus." In 2013, with the continued growth of the University of Exeter and the recent inauguration of Falmouth University, further discussions were undertaken in how the now three university campuses in Cornwall would be represented. On 18 July 2013, University Campus Tremough changed its name to "Penryn Campus" in line with the adopted Truro and Falmouth campuses; as of 2016, around 4,000 students study at the campus. The campus is the home of the Camborne School of Mines and the Institute of Cornish Studies, both of which are departments of the University of Exeter; the Environment and Sustainability Institute is a £30 million research centre with a remit to find solutions to problems of environmental change.
It has three research themes: clean technologies, natural environment, social science and sustainability. It was opened in April 2013, houses over 140 researchers, lecturers and PhD students. Professor Juliet Osborne succeeded Prof. Kevin Gaston as Director of the ESI in May 2017; the four-storey Daphne du Maurier building houses teaching facilities that include science and engineering laboratories, IT facilities and lecture and seminar rooms. Falmouth University's Design Centre occupies a much of the south of the building, whilst most of the top floor is used by University of Exeter's Centre for Ecology and Conservation and the Camborne School of Mines. An extension of the building's library, lecture facilities and relocation of the career offices, collectively known as The Exchange was completed on the north-east side of the current building for the 2012/13 academic year; the endeavour is to support expected growth from 3,500 to 5,000 students on the campus. In 2016 a new sports centre and nursery was opened.
The Peter Lanyon building, located between the Daphne du Maurier building and Block I of Glasney Parc is a zig-zag shaped building housing further lecture and study facilities, containing University College Falmouth's Photography Centre and having a link corridor to the older Media Centre. The Performance Centre, now known as The Academy of Music and Theatre Arts, was completed in Summer 2010 at the south of the campus and is predominantly a facility for the subjects taught at the Dartington College of Arts, following the move of Dartington College of Arts to Falmouth from Totnes, Devon, in 2004. Two further buildings were completed for the 2012/13 academic year: The Environmental and Sustainability Institute at the top of the campus, the Academy for Innovation and Research towards the northern entrance. Both of these are predominantly research buildings for Falmouth respectively; the original Tremough House, owned by the Foxe family, is used as administrative offices and further seminar space in addition to being the offices of the English department, whilst the old chapel has been converted into a lecture theatre.
The walled Italianate gardens and orchard between Tremough House and the Performance Centre are still intact and well maintained, with the annual FXU end of year Garden party held in these gardens. The Tremough Innovation Centre is a three-storey building on land acquired by Cornwall Council adjacent to the Campus, it provides resources for existing businesses. The building opened in January 2012 and it is managed by University of Plymouth, which manages a similar innovation centre in Pool. With differing academic emphasis but with an obvious need to provide student accommodation and non-academic staff for the smooth running of the campus facilities the two universities collectively established the charity Tremough Campus Services, responsible for the overall maintenance of the site including the gymnasium, catering services, bars and the student accommodation with profits going back to the two institutions; the charity manages services on University College Falmouth's Woodlane Campus and further accommodat