London University Site and Needs

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I HAVE been surprised that no word of protest has been raised against the scheme of locating the University of London on a limited plot of land in the centre of the city. If the site were for administration purposes alone, combined, perhaps, with lecture rooms for those subjects which require no practical instruction, the area offered might be adequate, but could only be rendered suitable for its purpose at such an enormous cost for site, removal of existing buildings, and erection of new edifices, that nothing but the most urgent necessity could justify; nor would the new position be one whit better or more convenient than South Kensington. It is, however, understood that the buildings to be erected are not only for administration purposes and lectures, but also to meet all requirements of the scientific departments.

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SCHAFER, E. London University Site and Needs. Nature 105, 484–485 (1920). https://doi.org/10.1038/105484c0

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