The School of Medieval History Building at 71 South Street has been forced to close for the rest of this week following a “major power outage” this afternoon.
In an email sent by the Proctor, students were told that the power outage had been caused by a fault in the circuit board, which had overheated.
The Fire Brigade was called, and both staff and students were evacuated as a safety precaution. No-one was injured, and it is believed that the incident was confined to the building’s switch room.
No-one was injured, and it is believed that the incident was confined to the building’s switch room.
It is expected that it will take some time to complete the necessary repairs, and as such the building will not be in use for the rest of the week. Students are advised to check the Module Management System (MMS) for updates on the relocation of classes.
Any classes that were due to take place in the Medieval History building today have been relocated to St Katherine’s Lodge, which is located on The Scores.
Access to the building may still be granted, but only through coordination with the University’s Security and Response team.