Cookworthy building

Bloomberg Interactive Studio

Located in the Cookworthy Building is state of the art Bloomberg Lab which holds 11 Bloomberg Terminals available for student use seven days a week. The room offers large screen TVs which allow sessions to take place and for the classes to be held for students to learn and engage with the software available.

The terminals allow students the opportunity to take an introductory course, called the ‘Bloomberg Market Concepts’ – this online course guides students through with videos and questions throughout. All of the available courses are created and awarded by the Bloomberg Institute allowing students to add this onto their CV and be provided with a certificate of completion.

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William Cookworthy 

A well-known 18th-century Quaker entrepreneur and chemist, William Cookworthy (1705-1780) who among other things discovered china clay in Cornwall, and made the first true English porcelain in his factory in Plymouth.

Cookworthy was born in Kingsbridge and was an associate of John Smeaton who lodged at his house when he was engaged in the building of the third Eddystone Lighthouse (1756-1759). Cookworthy helped him with the development of hydraulic lime which was essential to the successful building of the lighthouse.