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A contemporary comment, from inside KCL:
Standing in the Strand at sunset, while the clock announced the hour, I beheld a monstrous building, like a dreadful ogre's tower.
Musing to the dulcet accents of the soft pneumatic drill, I discerned upon its peak the noble legend HIGGS & HILL.
'Higgs and Hill'! my heart vibrated, every fibre felt the thrill, While my awestruck lips repeated 'Hill and Higgs! O, Higgs and Hill'!
Dons replete with gin and Jaguars, student in your humble digs, Burying your mutual hatchets, join in praise of Hill and Higgs.
Lives of great men all remind us, we can all for good or ill, Leave behind us concrete footprints, like the works of Higgs and Hill.
('Longfellow on the Strand' - Dr E.L. Mascall's Christmas Poem for 1972, quoted by Gordon Huelin in King's College London, 1828-1978 (KCL 1978), 199.)