of pounds worth of damage was caused to phone networks
and other systems by the lightning strike at the University
on October 15. As there was no physical damage to buildings,
the actual site of the strike canít be identified, but
staff and students at the south of the Leeds campus heard
and felt the impact.
tree outside the Great Hall suffered damage and has since
been felled. The strike disabled the building management
system which controls fire and intruder alarms, heating
and ventilation systems. Around fifty phone cards and
some parts of the switchboard were damaged. The estimated
is over £100,000.
information on the phone system on campusweb
information on the building management system on campusweb