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Spaces for connecting, engaging and creating

King's exists in the heart of London, one of the cultural capitals of the world. Spread over five campuses, the university is connected to a wide variety of different cultural spaces. Some are permanent museums with a long and prestigious history, while others provide flexible exhibition and performance spaces for the university's staff and students and for cultural partners and collaborators.

 

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The Arcade at Bush House is part of the university's Cultural Quarter and home to a welcoming café as well as the KCLSU Shop. Building on King's partnerships with artists and cultural organisations across London, the UK and internationally, the Arcade supports creative learning opportunities for our students, showcases imaginative research collaborations and invites local and wider communities to connect with King's through a varied programme of events, exhibitions and activities.

The Inigo Rooms (Somerset House East Wing), is part of the university's Cultural Quarter and has forged partnerships with neighbouring cultural organisations, such as the Courtauld Gallery and Somerset House. This elegant series of spaces hosts a wide range of cultural activities, created through cultural partnerships and collaborations. The rooms are available for talks, events, meetings, workshops and small scale exhibitions. For further information please contact culture@kcl.ac.uk.

Science Gallery London at King's College London opened on Guy’s Campus in London Bridge on 21 September 2018. A new space connecting art, science and health to drive innovation in the heart of the city, Science Gallery London is free to visit for all but is specifically aimed at 15-25 year olds. It brings together scientific researchers, students, local communities and artists in surprising and innovative ways, presenting  three themed seasons every year

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The Florence Nightingale Museum (St Thomas’ Hospital) is a dedicated, public museum on King’s St Thomas’ Campus celebrating the life and work of Florence Nightingale.

Guy’s Chapel (Boland House, Guy’s Campus) is the historic Guy’s Hospital Chapel, and houses the tomb of Thomas Guy. It often hosts events, including those presented by Science Gallery London.

The Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret run programmes of weekly public lectures and demonstrations, as well as special talks.

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The Anatomy Museum (King’s Building, Strand Campus) is used for public talks and conferences, often in conjunction with the adjoining Anatomy Theatre.

Bethlem Museum of the Mind cares for the historic archives and collections of Bethlem Royal Hospital (the original Bedlam), the Maudsley Hospital and Warlingham Park Hospital. The museum is housed in a building shared with the Bethlem Gallery on the grounds of The Bethlem Royal Hospital in Beckenham, London.

The Bethlem Gallery is situated on the grounds of The Bethlem Royal Hospital in Beckenham, London, and is housed in a building shared with the  Bethlem Museum of the Mind. It was established in 1997 to support and exhibit artists who are current or former patients of the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. 

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The Greenwood Theatre (Weston Street, Guy’s Campus), a 450 seat theatre, is the university’s main venue for theatrical performances.

The Museum of Life Sciences (Hodgkin Building, Guy’s Campus) hosts Open House days allowing visitors to explore its collections.  It also holds public lectures.

The College Chapel (King’s Building, Strand Campus) is in daily use as a place of religious worship, but the nave is also used for lectures, talks and performances of music and drama, making it a vibrant space at the heart of the Strand Campus communities.

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The Gordon Museum of Pathology (Hodgkin Building, Guy’s Campus) is the largest medical museum in the UK and contains some rare and unique artefacts. It also hosts events and exhibitions. An artist-in-residence has been associated with the museum since 2007.

The Weston Room, Maughan Library (Strand Campus), hosts regular exhibitions of historic Library and Archives material throughout the year. It also incorporates many features from the former Chapel of the Masters of the Rolls, including three 16th and 17th century funeral monuments.

The Exchange, in the North-East Wing of Bush House, comprises of a central area with teaching rooms, a seating and kitchen area and windows looking out onto the Aldwych. Home to the Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy, the space aims to encourage inter-disciplinary collaboration through creative and engaging activities.

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The ORTUS, owned by the Maudsley Charity, is operated as a conferencing and events space. Throughout the building there are a range of permanent and temporary art installations of work connected to South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, King’s, Maudsley Charity and their partners. The space is curated and managed by Bethlem Gallery. Please contact Sam Curtis.

Maudsley Long Gallery was established in 2013 following a grant from the Maudsley Charity. The gallery uses a reclaimed staff corridor that was previously locked and unused. The gallery hosts solo exhibitions, work by young people, community projects and touring exhibitions from Bethlem Gallery. This space is curated and managed by Bethlem Gallery. Please contact Sam Curtis.

 

  

 

 

 

 

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