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Plaque: Bloomsbury Group - Brunswick Square

Erection date: 23/10/2015


Bloomsbury Group members: Virginia Woolf, Duncan Grant, Adrian Stephen, Leonard Woolf & John Maynard Keynes lived in a house on this site, 1911 - 1912.
UCL School of Pharmacy
Marchmont Association

Keynes's brother Geoffrey also lived here. The house was occupied by at least some of the Bloomsburies and Keyneses, 1911-15. Grant and Keynes occupied the ground floor. Virginia's rooms were on the second floor. Leonard Woolf occupied the smaller, less elegant rooms on the third floor. We guess the basement was used by servants, primarily Sophie Farrell, their cook, and the first floor for entertaining, of which they did a lot.

Virginia and Leonard spent most of 1912 becoming engaged (she was reluctant) finally marrying in August. But her depression persisted and in September 1913 she took an overdose of veronal here and her life was saved by Geoffrey, a qualified surgeon, and a stomach pump.

Site: Bloomsbury Group - Brunswick Square (1 memorial)

WC1, Brunswick Square, UCL School of Pharmacy

In the days of the Bloomsbury Group this was no. 38 Brunswick Square.

When questioned on her ‘scandalous’ decision to share this house with four men, Virginia's dismissive response was that if anything went wrong the Foundling Hospital was on their doorstep.

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Bloomsbury Group - Brunswick Square

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38 Brunswick Square

This 4-storey Georgian house was built by Charles Mayor under the supervision...

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Bloomsbury Group

An influential group of artists and writers who were friends during the first...

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Duncan Grant

Painter and designer. Born Scotland but brought up in India, Burma and Rugby ...

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Adrian Stephen

Younger brother to Virginia and Vanessa. Was romantically involved with Dunca...

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Bloomsbury Group - Brunswick Square

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Marchmont Association

Aims to promote the on-going improvement of Marchmont Street and the surround...

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UCL School of Pharmacy

Founded in 1842 by the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain and initially ...

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