Queen Mary University

Queen Mary University of London is a public research university in London, England


Queen Mary University of London is a public research university in London, England, and a constituent college of the federal University of London. It dates back to the foundation of London Hospital Medical College in 1785.

The predecessor to Queen Mary College was founded in the mid Victorian era as a People’s Palace when growing awareness of conditions in London’s East End led to drives to provide facilities for local inhabitants, popularised in the 1882 novel All Sorts of Conditions of Men – An Impossible Story by Walter Besant, which told of how a rich and clever couple from Mayfair went to the East End to build a “Palace of Delight, with concert halls, reading rooms, picture galleries, art and designing schools. Although not directly responsible for the conception of the People’s Palace, the novel did much to popularise it.

The trustees of the Beaumont Trust, administering funds left by Barber Beaumont, purchased the site of the former Bancroft’s School from the Drapers’ Company. On 20 May 1885 the Drapers’ Court of Assistants resolved to grant £20,000 “for the provision of the technical schools of the People’s Palace.” The foundation stone was laid on 28 June 1886 and on 14 May 1887 Queen Victoria opened the palace’s Queen’s Hall as well as laying the foundation stone for the technical schools in the palace’s east wing.

The technical schools were opened on 5 October 1888, with the entire palace completed by 1892. However others saw the technical schools as one day becoming a technical university for the East End. In 1892 the Drapers’ Company provided £7,000 a year for ten years to guarantee the educational side income.

Faculties:

Humanities and Social Sciences
Medicine and Dentistry
Science and Engineering
Life Sciences Initiative

Facilities :

Qmotion (Gym/Fitness Centre)
Drapers Bar
Ground
The Learning Cafe
Infusion Shop
The Print (newspaper)
CUB (magazine)
Quest (radio)
Queen Mary Theatre Company
QMTV (television)
Students’ Union Hub

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