Hodgkin Building, Guy' Campus, King's College London, SE1 1UL
Constructed in 1902 as the Will's Library, part of Guy's Hospital Medical School. Building of red brick with additional stonework and partially covered in creeper. Internally are carved oak cabinets and ornate columns.
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Turn South out of London Bridge stations to St Thomas' Street. Cross to Great Maze Pond and enter King's College campus opposite entrance to Guy's Hospital, the Museum of Life Sciences is diagonally opposite this entrance and will be sign posted.
This rarely open 'small gem in the heart of London' was created in 2009 in part of the Will's Library of Guy's Hospital Medical School built in 1826. It was partitioned off in 2007 but retains the original oak book cases with carved ends and carved oak pillars supporting the roof.
The specimens in the Museum date from 1806 to the present and come from around the world. They were collected for research and teaching and are still used for those purposes. They represent much of the present college's scientific heritage and include specimens of scientific and historical importance.
The Museum consists of a number of collections including Botanical, Pharmaceutical, Zoological. Specimens include whole organisms, dried specimens, fluid preserved material, skeletal material, taxidermy, microscope slides, herbarium specimens and artefacts. These are used for teaching inhouse, in workshops for schools and other groups of young people as well as in outreach to the wider public through Open Days for the wider public.
Many people past and present have been important in the Museum; in its inception, development and current state and use. In order for the maximum number of people to learn about the history and ongoing work of the Museum, there will be exhibitions highlighting the work and contributions of those past and present who have been important in the development of the current Museum.
There will also be the opportunity to meet and talk to some of those who are currently involved in the work of the Museum.
A modern conversion of a 19th-century hop warehouse and a 1980s office building, joined by a striking helical staircase. It is the home of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and other women’s health organisations.
Bennetts Associates, 2019
Celebrate the Open House Festival with this fun and interactive walking tour about Britain's forgotten history of the Black Tudors. Learn how African and European alliances, wars and conquests shaped the journeys of four Black Tudors.
Three buildings - one concrete, one Victorian, one timber - have been designed, adapted, restored and extended by Allies and Morrison to create the compact, integrated campus of studio space that the practice calls home.
Allies and Morrison, 2003
miscellaneous, walk/tour, historical house
Some of London's best Roman remains, comprising late 2C house with a 3C bath house built within its courtyard. First discovered in 1848.
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mixed use, garden, public realm/landscape, community/cultural, walk/tour
A garden atop a former parking structure at the base of Peveril House. It sits on top of artists studios, also refurbished using minimal interventions by architects Sanchez Benton. Shortlisted for the Open City Stewardship Awards 2021. This project is supported by the Mayor of London.
Sanchez Benton, 2020
health, public realm/landscape, walk/tour, recreational
StreetGym® is a one hour, mind/body urban physical adventure where we jog from workstation to workstation. A workstation is an item of street furniture, gradient or architectural feature where we perform bodyweight based exercises.
John Allison, 2022
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