Birkbeck College
Location Details
Address: C23 Malet St., Bloomsbury, West End, London, England, United Kingdom
Coordinates: C,2 - 3 (SE)
Owner: University of London
Type: Education - College
Wealth: Comfortable ($$)

Description

Since the war has been declared most of the University has been turned into war effort and administration buildings. All but Birkbeck College is closed down, the students sent to somewhere safer outside of London proper.
Covering several city blocks worth of real estate the University of London campus forms a long rectangle within Bloomsbury. Defining the outside of the campus are rows of attractive townhouses given over to serve as dormitories, college offices and facilities for some of its bigger student organizations. Inside the area defined by the townhouses is a large swath of open landscape dotted with venerable oaks and large maples under which benches and tables are set out for students to congregate on nice evenings.
Red brick paths crisscross this pastoral landscape leading to the large brick buildings that are central to the College. These tall buildings are reminiscent of castles thanks to the decorative crenelations that surround their peaked and copper finished roofs. Ivy climbs along the outside walls of many of these buildings making them look amorphous in the dim light of the moon. Among the buildings, surrounded by their own miniature gardens, are statues of some of England's most famous people including Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll, Darwin, Isaac Newton, Queen Victoria, and Jane Austen.

Students & Faculty

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Mary Jane Gwynn
Student


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