Building    From 1893  To 1960

Imperial Institute

Categories: Education, Science

Established in 1887 to promote research that would benefit the British Empire. From 1893 it was housed in a building in Exhibition Road, designed by T. E. Collcutt. This was demolished in the 1950s/60s to make space for Imperial College. The Imperial Institute was renamed the Commonwealth Institute and moved into a building in Holland Park. The Library Time Machine has some marvellous pictures of the interior of both Institutes: the Imperial and the Commonwealth.

The 1959 film 'The Rough and the Smooth'/'Portrait of a Sinner' has a scene set at the entrance to this building, at about 52 mins. You see two of the lions and a highly ornate entrance area.

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Imperial Institute

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Imperial Institute lions

Of the four lions that used to flank the entrance to the Imperial Institute t...

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Queen's Tower - IC

The stone was laid only 14 days into her 51st year so we're taking this as a ...

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Other Subjects

Naonobu Sameshima

Naonobu Sameshima

Became a student at UCL in 1865.

Person, Education, Japan

1 memorial
William Edward Forster

William Edward Forster

Born Dorset. Member of Parliament for Bradford, 1861- 1886, where there is another statue of him. Educational reformer. Died at 80 Eccleston Square.

Person, Education, Industry, Philanthropy, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Sunday Schools (centenary)

Sunday Schools (centenary)

Workhouses.org informs that schools for children on Sundays probably happened earlier but the movement started in 1780 when Robert Raikes opened a school in Gloucester.

Concept, Children, Education

1 memorial
City of London School for Girls

City of London School for Girls

Founded by William Ward. On the Carelite site 1894 to 1969 and then moved to the Barbican.

Building, Education

1 memorial